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Thread: Stop itunes 7.7.1 From Backing Up (Windows-Vista)

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    Default Stop itunes 7.7.1 From Backing Up (Windows-Vista)
    I also did some research for you windows users. I found a site that also has the disable backup program as well....

    Dennis Nederlof wrote..... I have written a small FREE Windows program called “iPhone Backup Switch”. The program will allow you to enable and disable the iPhone backup feature in iTunes. I have tested it pretty well in Windows XP and VISTA. There is a backup feature that will backup the iTunes configuration and let you restore a previous version, if something goes wrong. Comes complete with installer and uninstaller.



    Get it here:
    iPhone Backup Switch

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    Ummm hope I don't sound too stupid, but why would this be useful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpieBandit View Post
    Ummm hope I don't sound too stupid, but why would this be useful?

    Because there are times when you just want to install one program... and not backup because you don't need to.... and once the backup starts if you hit the X to stop it your backup will be corrupted as I have seen this many of times since our 2.0 update....

    If you have many apps installed on your iphone these backups can take hours to do... so say if you bought one app from the app store and then let it back up.. guess what you will wait hours to play that app or hit the X and corrupt your backup.

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    exactly, I have mine disabled as well. If you cancel, backup is corrupted meaning that if you need to get things back in a hurry you're screwed.

    For me, it's best to start factory restore/vanillia since I like to jailbreak via quickpwn.

    Here are other reasons backup is not needed for me ever. I have other work arounds.

    -just use the "app backup" (from cydia) to backup specfic appstore that have important data. (wine log is mine)

    -I use itextuploader to save SMS

    -All my mail/contacts/caledndar are in the exchange cloud via mail2web.com - Pick Up Your Email

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    Attached is a simple Windows XP Batch file that can be used for disabling the backups.

    Save it as IPhoneDisableBackups.cmd
    and run it as:

    IPhoneDisableBackups.cmd true

    The batch file assumes the ITunes install is on your C: drive.

    If it is on another drive edit the batch file and change the c: drive to d: or whatever the drive is where ITunes is installed.

    On Vista 64 the file directory is CommonProgramFiles(x86) I think so you might have to change %CommonProgramFiles% to %CommonProgramFiles(x86)% as well.


    /sanjay


    @echo off
    @REM Simple Batch file on windows to enable/disable Automatic Backups on the IPhone
    c:
    cd "%CommonProgramFiles%\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin"
    @if %1X==X goto help
    @if %1X==trueX goto itstrue
    @if %1X==falseX goto itsfalse
    goto help
    :itstrue
    Echo Disabling Backups
    goto doit
    :itsfalse
    Echo Enabling Backups
    goto doit

    :doIt
    set VALUE=%1
    defaults.exe write com.apple.iTunes AutomaticDeviceBackupsDisabled -bool %VALUE%
    goto end

    :help
    echo "To Disable IPhone Automatic Device Backups execute "%0 true"
    echo "To Enable IPhone Automatic Device Backups execute "%0 false"

    :end

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    Well, keep in mind that firmware 2.1 is supposed to fix the insane backup time issues so I advise anyone reading this thread unless you know what your doing and are certain you understand how to reverse it just let things be.

    With iTunes 8 out and some of these solutions being relatively untested you could be taking a needless risk.

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    What if I forgot to re-enable backup before I upgraded to iTunes 8.0? I want to start using backup now that it's supposed to be super fast via firmware 2.1
    I uninstalled the iphoen backup program in the middle of iTunes 8.0 upgrade. Hopefullly everything is good to go, we'll see. (not finished yet)

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