Slow ITunes Backup


I recently had problems synching my new IPOD Touch with Itunes 8.  It would just hang on synching and take forever to finally get to the backup.  Well I came across this article which tells how to disable the mobile backup process by running a simple command.  (NEW – Alsup try this windows APP)  The syntax that is used in the article is wrong, so I’ll correct it here:

Windows Users: (updated)

Windows users can use the same approach:

  1. Quit iTunes.
  2. Press Win+R (opens the Windows Run dialog)
  3. Type or copy the following command:
    “C:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device Supportbindefaults.exe” write com.apple.iTunes AutomaticDeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
  4. Open iTunes.
  5. Connect the iPhone/IPOD.
  6. Sync without backing up.

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Posted on October 17, 2008, in General, Products I use, Professional/Tech, Ramblings, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Slow ITunes Backup.

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