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    I have a 3GS 3.1.2 and I'm about to install blackrain. I'm writing because I really need to learn how to find the archive files that itunes makes for my contacts and calendar, so that if blackrain ends up taking a crap on my phone I can recreate my phone again using these saved files.

    So, how exactly do I go about finding and saving the files I need to get my phone going again if armagedeon were to strike? Maybe there's a good tutorial on it?

    Thanks all
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    Well.. I'm pretty that if you've search a bit, you will find your answer. But you can sync with Outlook or Windows Address Book. You dont need to get files, you just sync..
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    The information I have says that in Windows XP, which is what I have, that iPhone backup is stored in...

    \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

    But, when I try to get there I find that under AppleComputer the only directories are Installer Cache, iTunes, and QuickTime.

    Any advice? Please help!
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    Jailbreaking won't affect any of your phone's data. The sync process just carries on like before. You don't need to worry!
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    Red face Cold Weather,poll Mood!

    The bad weather, the cold, the white.Today's weather is becoming worse and worse.People really begin digging in. Just hope the future will be better,Really worried about our kids!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LozBlanko View Post
    Jailbreaking won't affect any of your phone's data. The sync process just carries on like before. You don't need to worry!
    not necessarily true. i was doing rejailbreaking my phone for 3.1.2 a while ago and something happened and i lost everything and had to start all over. luckily i have a mac and i had all my contacts in my address book on my mac!
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    That's basically what I want to do...to be able to sync my phone to computer, and the be able to pull up my contacts in say Outlook. From something I read a while ago this is supposed to be the case. Anybody help me figure out how to pull up my iTunes stored contacts in any of the Windows db programs independent of my phone?

    Big thanks
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    i just entered all my contacts into address book on my mac. just open up outlook or w/e you use on windows and put the contacts in manually...unless you have hundreds of contacts.

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    Sync before JB'ng. If something happens during blackra1n JB...Restore through iTunes.
    Pray without Ceasing...And EXPECT GREAT ANSWERS... HAND/MGBU, IGoSlo (iMFREED)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstu277 View Post
    The bad weather, the cold, the white.Today's weather is becoming worse and worse.People really begin digging in. Just hope the future will be better,Really worried about our kids!
    Where'd this come from?
    Disproves the Al Gore THEORY... Global Warming...
    Where are the kids? This storm has been talked about for days bfore it HIT.
    Pray without Ceasing...And EXPECT GREAT ANSWERS... HAND/MGBU, IGoSlo (iMFREED)

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