lost my ecrypted backup password

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  1. iMaztrr

    iMaztrr Member

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    when I updated my iTunes and firmware recently i checkmarked the box "encrypt iPod backup." only recently did I actually think to backup my iPod. but now as I backup my iPod go to uncheck this box, only to find that I have forgotten the password. I have tried almost every single password that I have any memory of ever using and I can't seem to get it right. Is this password stored anywhere on my computer where I can find it. my computer is running Windows XP. I am using my computer and I am not using a stolen iPod/iTunes account. Help please.
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    What made you have to do that?
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    ahahaha im having the same problem and apple wants $30 to fix it please tell me if you found an answer oh and thanks for your help T-Pwn
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    ahhh i'm having the same problem!
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    Uninstall iTunes and re-install it?
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    Personally I would rename the backup folder meaning that iTunes wouldn't be aware of the encrypted backup -

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

    (the path will be slightly different for Vista - C:\Users\usename\... iirc)

    Rename the Backup folder something like Backup.old and the resync you iPod (having removed the encryption checkmark) This should then create a new unencrypted backup.

    Please note that I have note tested this or tried it.
    Renaming of the folder is to ensure you don't lose data. If you delete, then this is your fault, not mine!

    I have renamed this folder to create a brand new backup, but I have never used encryption for a backup!
  7. iMaztrr

    iMaztrr Member

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    If only I had known this a few days ago. I restored the day before 3.1 was released. Now I have a new backup. Either way TY for the info but I will not be encrypting the backups anymore due to this experience and the fact that it takes way longer to encrypt them.

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