Backup encryption password clues?

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  1. utternutter

    utternutter New Member

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    I have forgotten my password

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    I have absolutely no idea what it may be and cannot reset it. Can you guys give me some clues of the requirements like the minimum length, are numbers required etc? That'll help me to guess what it may be as I'm just stabbing around in the dark now

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    Thanks.
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    xinzhitan14 New Member

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    i had this problem recently! i can tell you its NOT a fun process of guessing the password... i found out that i somehow set my password in all caps lock. If you have no clue what your password is, then you wont be able to do backup i think. Will always prompt you for password.
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    utternutter New Member

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    Well, it appears to backup automatically when I sync without prompting for the password.

    It's driving me crazy! Why do I do these things to myself?

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    Can you not delete you backup and then create a new one without enabling the encryption?

    Never tried it but worth a shot.

    C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    In XP, the folder is located abover (where USER is your userid).
    Vista is similar but slightly different, you should be able to work it out from there.
    Mac, haven't got a clue....

    I would advise renaming the Backup folder rather than deleting it - this avoids being unable to revert back if my advice doesn't work (being as I have never tried it).
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    password is tied down to apple itunes, not the backup file. I'm afraid there is no other way..
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    iTunes really should have a provision for retrieving or resetting lost passwords

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    If I never do get that password does that mean that my backup is essentially useless?
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    yep, if you dont get your password right, then i dont think you can remove it nor restore backup.
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    that sucks

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    any password clues, xinzhitan14?
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    xinzhitan14 New Member

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    um, tried your passwords in caps lock?

    Funny thing, i set my password, and i'm pretty sure i didnt have caps lock on when i originally set it. But somehow my password ended up in all capitals...

    There are no clues, you cant set any so there is no chance... unless you dig up an old memory in your head.

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