1. billyeha66's Avatar
    Details; My wife, two sons, and myself all have iPhones and using same computer to sync but different accounts. I recently upgraded to the 4S and wanted to give my iPhone 4 to my oldest son who has the 3gs. I performed the back up with the 3gs then restored the 4 using his backup but every time I try to sync I keep getting the same message "The iPhone cannot be synced. A duplicate file name was specified." I also received the same message when trying to sync the 3gs. WHAT GIVES??? And before someone says google it, I've tried and the only thing I can find is dealing with iTunes 9.2 and I'm using the most up to date version "10.5.1". Can someone PLEASE HELP?
    Using Windows 7.
    Last edited by ba04560; 12-12-2011 at 06:55 PM.
    12-12-2011 06:34 PM
  2. billyeha66's Avatar
    Fixed!! Had to do a restore and set up as new. Inconvenient but it fixed it!
    12-13-2011 06:18 PM
  3. ey8dy's Avatar
    hi.. have the same issue... ur 2nd comment wasnt clear though... by RESTORE you mean ? like have the itunes reinstalled?
    10-27-2012 08:44 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    hi.. have the same issue... ur 2nd comment wasnt clear though... by RESTORE you mean ? like have the itunes reinstalled?
    Restore means plug your iPhone in, go to iTunes and click Restore. This will restore your device to factory settings.
    10-27-2012 10:10 AM
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