Where are mobileprovision files stored on a Mac?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iFerd, May 19, 2009.

  1. iFerd macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I have been trying to delete a mobileprovision file left from some beta testing. I deleted it on the iPhone, but the next time I sync, the file returns. This includes when the beta app at issue is not on the iPhone. I have not been able to locate the mobileprovision file on the Mac to delete it there. Any help would be gratefully received.

    I did try a hard reset on the phone and then delete, but no joy.
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ
    Restore the device?
  3. iFerd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    I hadn't thought of that, but perhaps it's the next thing to try. The files must be on the Mac somewhere, though, so if I could find them and delte them there, I should be able to get rid of them without a restore.
  4. iFerd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2007
    Sorry to reply to myself, but it looks like this, from the Apple forums, should do the trick to get rid of the offending files. I am not where I can verify it at this moment, but there are reports in the thread of it working. Windows and Mac instructions are there. Hope this helps someone else who has the same mystery.

    Edit: I have verified that the approach in that thread does, in fact. work. The key is to know the location of the provisioning files, which Spotlight on a Mac at least does not find.

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