I was reinstalling Yosemite on the MBP earlier this week when I had problems trying to sync the iTunes backup to the iPhone.
Poked around and saw a lot of complaints online and thought it might be due to permissions issue when it’s copied out from the Time Backup.
What i did to fix it was to run the chown command on the Backup directory.
$ cd ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync
$ sudo chown -R
The above changes the permissions on Backup from root to your userid. Remember to replace
The full steps to copy the iPhone backup to and from Time Backup.
1. Make a full Time Backup.
2. Go to the backup folder, look for the latest directory and copy out the latest ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup folder to the new OSX installation in the same directory folders
3. Then run the above commands (ie. cd ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync and sudo chown -R