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Does anyone know of a plist editor for windows that will open all the plist's for the iphone? some of them that don't seem to have binary encoding I can...
08-13-2007, 08:19 AM #1plist editor for windows
Does anyone know of a plist editor for windows that will open all the plist's for the iphone? some of them that don't seem to have binary encoding I can open but the rest dont open (at least not clearly/cleanly).
09-12-2007, 06:48 PM #2
09-12-2007, 08:58 PM #3
01-16-2008, 01:41 PM #4
It doesn't understand the .plist and has no any MAC's encoding inside...
01-17-2008, 07:47 AM #5
Do not use MobileTextEdit to edit binary plists. It will corrupt them to just open them, since it always saves even if no changes were made.
You can use plutil.pl to convert to text, then edit. It does not handle every plist yet, but most common ones work.
12-01-2008, 12:38 AM #6
Hello. I downloaded mobilefind because I need to edit a file named 'com.apple.mobile.installation.plist' so I can remove instance of apps that were on my iphone via SSH and now I am wanting to install them via ipa. It thinks the apps are still there but I deleted them.
Are you stating I should not use Mobilfind to do this? If not how can I do it on Windows OS?
Also when browsing to that folder where the file is via Mobilfind it cuts off the name of the file so I am not sure which one I am looking at. How can I tell which file I am looking at?
12-28-2008, 08:12 AM #7
12-29-2008, 04:53 PM #8
01-29-2009, 09:52 AM #9
01-29-2009, 10:48 AM #10
Pledit.exe (probably the same as plist.rar) works great on a PC. Google it. Note: It's just an exe, not installer. So un-rar to your destination directory, click on pledit and select the file to edit. I like this one, simple and effective.
Last edited by Mes; 01-29-2009 at 10:52 AM.
01-29-2009, 12:47 PM #11
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01-29-2009, 05:22 PM #12
02-14-2009, 11:57 AM #13
After trying many plist editors listed and trying some of the various techniques mentioned here and elsewhere, the only one to work first time and put the list in a file I could read easier was pledit. On string files I did not have to change the extension either.
02-14-2009, 05:25 PM #14
IE: Copy /System/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/File Download Plugin.webplugin/Info.plist to your computer. Size 12,552 bytes. Open it with pledit, save as "newInfo.plist". Copy back to /System/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/File Download Plugin.webplugin. newInfo.plist size is now 11,958 bytes. A "diff Info.plist newInfo.plist" confirms the contents are different.
02-15-2009, 06:26 AM #15
Core Foundation init failed - on trying to run pledit.exe on xphome sp3
02-15-2009, 11:35 AM #16
@tosbsas. Is this a .NETFramework issue? I would check that at least 2.0 or higher is installed.
02-15-2009, 12:05 PM #17
3.5 and all its patches
01-27-2011, 07:06 AM #18
Not sure how helpful this will be due to date, but this is how I worked around the "Core Foundation init failed" error when running pledit.exe
from luigidelgado @ forum @ hackint0sh.org
"Sorry for bringing this from dead but after the new Jailbreak on 4.0.1 and tethering reenabling a working PLIST editor for windows is necesarry... searching around I found what is a definitive solution here:
"... Then may be because you are using iTunes 9.1.1
copy "C:/Program Files/Common Files/Apple/Apple Application Support" folder to
"C:/Program Files/Common Files/Apple/Mobile Device Support"
then rename entire folder to "bin"
Try start pledit again. It would work properly."
This is the solution. Cheers."
This worked for me, and I thank luigidelgado for that. I hope it helps anyone else out there looking for the answer.
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01-17-2013, 05:39 AM #19
01-18-2013, 07:57 AM #20
download Notepad++. It's free, easy and it can open and save .plist files.
Search up on youtube or google images to see how it looks like