iPod touch Recover contacts and calendar from iPod

Sijmen

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Sep 7, 2005
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Backstory:
After the Leopard upgrade failed, I did a clean install, trusting my backups. For some weird reason, copying back the Address Book app support dir and preferences did not restore my contact list. Same deal for iCal.

Is there a way to recover my contacts and calendar from my iPod touch which still has them intact?
 

realmcenter

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Jul 10, 2005
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Denver, CO
Backstory:
After the Leopard upgrade failed, I did a clean install, trusting my backups. For some weird reason, copying back the Address Book app support dir and preferences did not restore my contact list. Same deal for iCal.

Is there a way to recover my contacts and calendar from my iPod touch which still has them intact?
When you connect your iPod to iTunes the first time and you have contacts and calendar syncing enabled, it should ask if you want to merge or overwrite the entries on your iPod. Select merge and it should work fine. I managed to sync my address book and calendar on my iBook with the entries I had originally synced from Outlook that way and there were no issues.
 

Sijmen

macrumors 6502a
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Sep 7, 2005
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When you connect your iPod to iTunes the first time and you have contacts and calendar syncing enabled, it should ask if you want to merge or overwrite the entries on your iPod. Select merge and it should work fine. I managed to sync my address book and calendar on my iBook with the entries I had originally synced from Outlook that way and there were no issues.
That gives some hope ;). One thing though: I did restore iTunes backups, including prefs etc. So according to iTunes, this isn't a first time sync. Should I still be fine?
 

Sijmen

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 7, 2005
709
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I just held my breath and synced.

First, I had to manually enable sync of contacts, calendar, and photos again. The latter didn't work because my iLife 05 library didn't seem to get recognized.

At sync-time, iTunes noticed that a large change would occur in contacts and asked for confirmation - and I was delighted to see that the proposed operation was to add 80 or so contacts :) same deal for calendar.

Happy Ending :D
 

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