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I recently upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to a 4, and after restoring the 4 to the backup of my 3GS (5.0.1 if it means anything), I began to take
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    I recently upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to a 4, and after restoring the 4 to the backup of my 3GS (5.0.1 if it means anything), I began to take pictures...much to my dismay, iPhoto on my iMac (10.6.8) would no longer recognize my iphone 4 as anything but a generic "iphone" and said there were no photos to import. I've also tried using Image Capture, and the same thing happens; iTunes, however, has no problem recognizing my iphone as MY iPhone and syncs without a hitch. What could be causing every other piece of mac software other than iTunes to not see my phone? My iPhoto is up to date (as is all my apple software).

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    Some things to try first:

    If you have another iPhone (friend or family) try that to see if iPhoto reads it. This will help to tell if it's a problem with your device or the OS.

    If the other device is not being read, create a new user on your computer and try it in that account. This will let us know if it is a problem with your specific user account or if it is a system wide issue.

    If it appears to be system wide doing an Archive & Install will be the least evasive approach.

    After trying the above suggestions let me know your results and we can take it from there.

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