Restoring your library data from a forScore backup file

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If you want to reset your library to a previously backed up state, or recover information that may have been lost by deleting the app or restoring your device, you can do so by re-adding your PDFs and restoring from a 4SB backup file as described below.

  • Launch forScore and open the settings panel to make sure “automatic fetching for new files” is disabled
  • Close forScore and connect your iOS device to your computer

iTunes 12

  • Connect your iOS device to your computer
  • Open iTunes on your computer
  • Click the small iPad icon in the upper left corner, as if you were going to adjust the syncing settings
  • Click the “Apps” button in the left sidebar that appears below the iPad info (for iTunes 12.7+, see the note below)
  • Scroll down in the main window if needed to where it says “File Sharing”
  • Choose forScore from the list, and a panel will appear to the right.
  • Click “Add…” and navigate to the folder that contains your forScore data.
  • Select all of the files (including any 4SB backup files) by clicking on one and pressing Ctrl-A (PC) or Command-A (Mac), then click “Add”
  • Once chosen, the transfer will begin immediately, with a progress bar displaying at the top of the iTunes window.
  • When the transfer is complete, you can disconnect your device from your computer.
  • Launch forScore, then open the Tools menu and choose Backup
  • Tap to select the most recent backup file in the list, and choose “restore library and settings” when prompted.

Note: iTunes 12.7 removes the iOS App Store and certain other features, but the File Sharing panel is still included. Instead of clicking “Apps” in the device’s sidebar list, choose the “File Sharing” item in its place (the App syncing options have been removed, so there’s no need to scroll down) and proceed with the above steps as you normally would.

iTunes 11 and earlier

  • Open iTunes on your computer and select your device from the list of devices (the same as if you were managing its syncing settings)
  • Click the “Apps” button across the top of the iTunes window, then scroll down to where it says “File Sharing”
  • Choose forScore from the list, and a panel will appear to the right.
  • Click “Add…” and navigate to the folder that contains your forScore data.
  • Select all of the files (including any 4SB backup files) by clicking on one and pressing Ctrl-A (PC) or Command-A (Mac), then click “Add”
  • Once chosen, the transfer will begin immediately, with a progress bar displaying at the top of the iTunes window.
  • When the transfer is complete, you can disconnect your device from your computer.
  • Launch forScore, then open the Tools menu and choose Backup
  • Tap to select the most recent backup file in the list, and choose “restore library and settings” when prompted.

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