Calling All Users of PhotoAlbums+

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  1. Mickey330

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    Help!

    I did a stooopid move that I can't fix. Now I need the collective brain...

    While helping someone with this tweak, PhotoAlbums+, I made a password protected folder. It was just a test and was supposed to be temporary. Despite my brief mental thought about doing so - I, like an idiot, didn't write down the password.

    Yep, you guessed it! I've forgotten the password and now I cannot use that folder (in the Photo app). I also can't delete it!

    I have restored and rejailbroke ... twice (once with JailbreakMe 3.0 and once with sn0wbreeze). I've uninstalled, reinstalled, rebooted, restored, resprung - sometimes all at the same time. Nothing. No matter what I do, that durn folder shows up and it's nicely locked.

    I've been through the .plist and everywhere else I can think, looking for that password.

    Anyone have any ideas? Anyone know if that password is in some file somewhere? Knowing my luck, it's probably there, but encrypted. But still, I've got to try!

    I know, it's not the end of the world - but it sure is annoying, seeing that folder sitting there. Especially when I know that I did it to myself!

    Oh, and I've e-mailed the developer, asking for assistance. I've not heard back - probably because the guy is still laughing and can't type his response.

    Please. Anyone have any [constructive - :D] advice/assistance?

    TIA.

    Marilyn
     
  2. Munky

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    I've used it for months, about your only option is to go into the photos folders using ifile, photoalbums+ doesn't encrypt them in the file system.
     
  3. Whatthe

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    Marilyn! Come on. :)

    One way is to restore with iTunes and not restore from a backup. Set up as a new iPad. Sucks, but it will work.
     
  4. Mickey330

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    Okay. I hear you about the restore as new ...

    But.

    That file is not in either my iTunes or Cydia (PKGBackup) backup files. It was uninstalled (with a reboot after) before I did anything. Are you telling me that this program, which is not on my iPad when I restore/rejailbreak and is not in my backup files when I restore, is somehow still on my iPad? I've even checked, before the restore, that the .plist is gone (cause sometimes they do hang about in Preferences).

    Cause that's not playing fair! :)

    And, if that's what it's going to end up being the solution? I guess I've adopted a new folder, cause a year's worth of data is not worth losing over a silly folder.

    Thanks.

    Marilyn
     
  5. Whatthe

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    Some tweaks can be backed up to iTunes. At least their data can be. That's why a new restore is the only way I see.
     
  6. guthrien

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    I'd keep trying passwords :) if it's that easy for you to backup and restore your jailbreak (I live in fear with my 3G iPad 2), it might be time to start rootin' around with ifile.
     
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    If I were to speculate (I'm not a user of this tweak), then I would suggest that because it is a tweak to the stock iPhoto app, it is probably saving it's config in the normal photo store, and this is why the settings will appear to survive a full restore. The only way to avoid it, is not to restore from backup OR to find out where it saves the setting and get rid of it...

    You may be able to use something like iBackupBot to interrogate the iTunes backup file on your PC and track it down...
     
  8. Mickey330

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    Oh, Leigh, if you were here - I'd give you a big hug, a kiss on the cheek and a cold beverage of your choice!!! I so owe you...

    Cause yep, it was in the "regular" backup, under some of the photo management stuff.

    I got iBackupBot and was able to find the password. Took a bit of digging but I found it, put it into the password field and bam! That durn folder is gone!!!

    :Me doing the happy dance:

    Thanks again, Leigh - and thanks to all who chipped in to offer suggestions. I love me this forum!

    Marilyn
     
  9. Whatthe

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    I was right! :D
     
  10. f4780y

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    Always happy to help M. You can owe me a nice bottle of Napa Valley Zin. I'll call it in one day :D
     

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