Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2011 3:03 AM (in response to jpl75025)Did you update to iOS 4.3 on your iPad? I have been involved with another user on this thread link below discussing the same issue. I have never heard of this happening before. You can take a look at these ideas and maybe something will work for you. The OP on this thread has had no luck at all yet.
He is Mac and you are using Windows, so just ignore the Mac specific advice. See if anything helps.MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.5.8), Intel iMac (Tiger 10.4.11) MacBook White 13" (10.5.8) iPad 32g (iOS 4.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 12:50 AM (in response to jpl75025)Hi,
Found this from another website:
open terminal and type the following:
"defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool false"
Now the backup option is back when I right-click on my iPhone - phew!MBP, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 2:30 AM (in response to barracudaobama)Huh? Are you talking about the iPad? Backups are done through iTunes.MBPro 3.06 GHz, 8 GB, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2xMini; iPad 64 3G, iTouch; many ExtHDs, 3xdrobo@6TB, Apple TV 1gen with aTV
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2011 4:38 AM (in response to jpl75025)I had the same problem with my iPad in Windows7
The following advice was from Apple for a different problem but
Remove iTunes Preference files
Some of the files that iTunes uses to store settings and
preferences may be unusable and cause issues. iTunes has two
folders where preferences are saved. Move one of them to the
desktop and test to see if the issue persists. If it does, move
it back and remove the second folder. The location for the two
preference folders are:
* C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes
I found that if I removed the second one ie in the ROMING folder
it solved the problem.
1. Close itunes
2. cut and paste the folder
to the desktop (just in case it needs to be replaced)
3. restart iTunes and then plug in the iPad.PC, Windows 7
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to Crazy Ultraman)
Thank You..Crazy Ultraman..UHHH....For a small simple button....too much search and you provided the FIX...Awesome fix..defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool false
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to jpl75025)
I'm not sure about the iPad 1, but I know that on iPad 2 and above, iCloud will automatically back up your iPad. If iCloud does not exist on the iPad 1, you can go into iTunes. In the same area as "Sync", there should be an icon. It is in the information page about the device.