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Anyone restored their iphone from an old HDD via USB...?

r8sso (Elite) posted this on Friday, 12th April 2019, 21:32

In a world of pain at the moment with my laptop/iphone/desktops... 

Laptop packed up night before my holidays.  While on holiday get a new job starting the Monday I get back.  Getting out the taxi home iPhone is dropped down the drain.  Nokia old phone for two weeks (I'm a Digital Test Manager for a Banking App I can't even use!)  Long wait for iPhone replacement, longer wait for laptop repair!

Laptop is billy bucked.  Removed the SSD and connected it to a desktop I just bought.  No idea how to restore my phone!

Anyone know a guide how to do it?!

Moral of the story.  Pay for Cloud storage!

RE: Anyone restored their iphone from an old HDD via USB...?

r8sso (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 13th April 2019, 07:58

For anyone searching.

iTunes needs to be installed first on the new machine so the directory structures are created.

Find your backups on your external storage (I needed to show hidden system files as "AppData" was not visible) by navigating here:

E:\Users\<<<user name >>>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Copy all the folders in the directory and paste them in the equivalent folder on your new machine.

Seems quite easy now!  Hardest part was the accessing the old hard drive which was password protected.

Thanks from: Robee J Shepherd

RE: Anyone restored their iphone from an old HDD via USB...?

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 13th April 2019, 12:01

That's a good general strategy for restoring apps after a clean OS installation too!


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