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Diggy G 2013-02-03 02:38 AM

Restoring files copied via iTunes
I went through a little pain but found a fix, so I thought I'd share.

After encountering a bug (I've emailed the appropriate address), I decided to be clever and see if it was a configuration issue by
[LIST=1][*]Copying all the files out of the off my iPad using the 'File Sharing' section of the 'Apps' tab in iTunes.[*]Deleting Omnigraffle for iPad.[*]Reinstalling it.[*]Copying the the files back.[/LIST]
This is where I hit the wall, so to speak: I could not figure out how to copy the folders back on. After an hour of fruitless searching, I found that the following works:

The folders that were copied off have a name like 'My Diagram.graffle'. Inside these folders are 'data.plist' files. If you rename the data.plist file to have a .graffle extension (e.g., 'foo.graffle'), it can be copied to the iPad and will work on there. (Note: if you have problems, view the info for the file (cmd+i) and make sure that, in the 'Name & Extension' section, 'Hide extension' is not checked and that the name ends in '.graffle', not '.graffle.plist')

One thing that I have noticed is that the file is not transformed to match its previous incarnation. (E.g., the 'foo.graffle' file does not become a 'foo.graffle' directory containing 'data.plist'.) Changes will be saved to this format and that this format will be used if the document is duplicated inside of the Omnigraffle for iPad app.

I do not know what, if any ill effects this will have. You are on your own. (In my case, I'm willing to risk running into problems later if I don't lose my data now.)

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