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How to repair sync abilities if they broke with iTunes 9.1 Apps
Apparently a lot of folks are running into iPhone syncing problems after installing the iTunes 9.1 upgrade through software upgrade. If you are also having the same problems, check your user's Login Items and make sure iTunesHelper is there. If it's not, you will run into syncing problems with you iPhone or iPod. Here's how to fix this.

Open System Preferences and select the Accounts icon. Click on your account name in the left column, and click the Login Items tab on the right. If you are having sync problems, there is a good chance you won't see an entry there for iTunesHelper.

If that's the case, open the Applications folder in Finder. Find iTunes, Control-click on it, and select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. In the window that apears, open the Contents folder, then the Resources folder. In your window, you should see an application names iTunesHelper. Drag this program to your Login Items window to add it to your login items.

Next, double click the iTunesHelper application in Finder to start it. Close all finder windows and system preferences. Connect your iPhone/iPod for renewed syncing bliss.
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How to repair sync abilities if they broke with iTunes 9.1
Authored by: LimitlessX72 on Apr 05, '10 08:04:33AM

strange, I actually disabled that helper app from running.

what's the big deal? I like having to run iTunes first before I sync, sometimes I just want it to charge off my MacBook



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How to repair sync abilities if they broke with iTunes 9.1
Authored by: mrcgold on Apr 05, '10 12:58:22PM

I unpluged the USB sync cable from my computer (not directly from your iPhone) and pluged it back in and my iPhone showed up.



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How to repair sync abilities if they broke with iTunes 9.1
Authored by: arkayn on Apr 05, '10 03:51:21PM

I do not have iTuneshelper listed among my startup items, but I can sync just fine to my 2 iPods.

It is listed as running in Activity Monitor though.



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How to repair sync abilities if they broke with iTunes 9.1
Authored by: robertcoogan on Apr 05, '10 04:10:56PM

This happened to me too - I just quit iTunes and restarted while holding down the option key. I chose my Library (it was on an external USB hard drive) and the problem fixed itself.



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How to repair sync abilities if they broke with iTunes 9.1
Authored by: poenn on Apr 06, '10 02:08:14AM

As far as I know iTunesHelper is only there when you select to automatically open iTunes when your device gets plugged in. Its only purpose is to tell iTunes to open. I removed it since I disabled that pref anyway and never had sync issues. So I doubt this hint works...



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How to repair sync abilities if they broke with iTunes 9.1
Authored by: Bodnash on May 28, '10 09:26:18AM

Unfortunately this didn't work for me. Reinstalling itunes did the trick but after a day the problem reappeared. A second reinstall did the trick again but once more the fix only lasted a day or so. There must be a better way of sorting this problem...



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