How-To: Archive your old versions of iOS applications

thightowerthightower T-Dog Agile's Mascot
Retrieve them from the trash
I know we all have various backup programs. But I really love the usefulness of Hazel.

Here is how I use it to retrieve my apps from the trash after updating them via iTunes

  1. Download and purchase a license to Hazel
  2. Select a safe storage location, I use a localy attached HD
  3. Set up the rules (see screen shot)
  4. Now anytime your apps are deposited in the trash Hazel grabs them and files them away.
Warnings :
  1. *Your archive size can grow very very quickly so be watchful.
  2. *This is why I DO NOT keep mine in Dropbox.
  3. *Obviously some of you will not like growl notifications you can remove this line
  4. *Some will also like different filing criteria so customize away
  5. *Also unless you properly test your rule creation, there is no way to verify you set it up correctly.
  6. *This is provided as a simple my way of doing things,
  7. *I take no responsibility for your data and or app purchases, use at your own risk.

Comments

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member
    thightower wrote:

    Now anytime your apps are deposited in the trash Hazel grabs them and files them away.


    Ohh. It took me a minute, but I think I get your angle. You're using Hazel to back up the old versions of apps when iTunes trashes them upon updating to a new version, right? That would have really come in handy a few times in the past, and I can imagine having a use for something like that going forward. Thanks for the info! :)
  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member
    Tommy, that is a genius way to archive your old iOS applications. Good job! This will help some of our users, thanks for sharing it with us.
  • thightowerthightower T-Dog Agile's Mascot
    You're using Hazel to back up the old versions of apps when iTunes trashes them upon updating to a new version, right?


    Yep


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