Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How to Restore MileBug data from iTunes

An alert customer sent this in and another customer has already found it to be successful. I have not verified it myself, so I would appreciate feedback and additional guidance to other readers as you use this approach.

For MAC:
1) Just go to the directory, /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/MobileSync, and you will see a folder called Backup.
2) Enter Time machine, and replace your backup folder with the most recent one from a time when all was well
3) go to your iPhone in iTunes, right click on it and select restore from backup...

For PC:
1) Save off the backup files as a copy somewhere
2) Connect your iPhone to the computer, but don't sync, cancel it if it starts automatically.
3) go to your iPhone in iTunes, right click on it and select restore from backup...

-- see http://www.maciverse.com/restore-your-old-iphone-backups.html

"for me I only had to re-enter one day of trips... genious. Credit goes to some blogger out there somewhere. It was too late in the evening to take it all in! Hope that you can use that to help any other folk out there."

3 comments:

rascallyrabbitrescue said...

This does not work for an iPod as I have no such folder that says "mobilesync"

Anonymous said...

I seem to be having some trouble with this process. I went through all of the steps and my Milebug app still shows that all of my trips have been accidentally deleted. Any insight as to how I can retrieve this lost data would be appreciated. Thanks.

SpedyGnzls said...

Yes, this worked for me, too. I had only to enter the last couple of days since my last backup to my Time Machine. Lesson: pays to back up!

Thanks!