1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 25, 2009 11:08 AM by smengler3
smengler3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I'm trying to restore my ipod from a backup, but everything gets restored except for my apps. I've restored my ipod before and gotten all my apps with their saved data, but this time it won't work. I could re-install all my apps, but I need my saved data as there's stuff I don't want to lose on there. In my backup folder in "\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup", the backup folder is 2GB, so it must have all my app data in it because I know I don't have 2GB of notes. Anyone know what to do. This isn't the first time apple messed up my ipod's backup.

Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: Apps won't restore from backup?
    smengler3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, I figured it out. Here's step by step on how to do this.

    1) go to "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" and make a copy of the folders to my documents (or wherever you like).
    2) sync your iPod with iTunes to get all your apps back onto your ipod (your saved data won't be back yet).
    3) close iTunes
    4) iTunes will have overwritten your old backup, so delete the folders in "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" and copy the folders you copied earlier (from my documents) back to "C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup".
    5) open iTunes and restore from backup.

    all your app data should be there and everything back to normal.

    Everyone should make sure that you back up your iPod backups from the backup folder every once in a while, because you could need them sometime in the future if iTunes decides to rewrite over your backup.

    Also, never try to restore your iPod from backup without first backing up your backup (yes, iTunes is crazy). If you do something wrong, the next time you connect your iPod, all your hope of being able to fix it will be gone.