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Autohotkey FTW

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a tiny robot doing a recurring tasks of crushing a bug, photo realistic

Until today the issue with Apples new apps to synchronize with my iPhone is still not fixed. I wasn’t able to find any other users with similar issues, but also have to say I didn’t dig very deep. I choose the brutal way and simply removed all apps and installed the previous iTunes version (thanks to

My iTunes library was still complete, which was nice, but synchronizing to the iPhone still yielded the same old error: Preparing to Sync. Since killing the MDCrashReportTool.exe is easy enough, I decided to write a quick Autohotkey script for it.

#Requires AutoHotkey v2.0
While ProcessExist("itunes.exe")
    ProcessClose "MDCrashReportTool.exe"

Unfortunately, that didn’t work out too well. But I was too tired to wrap my head around the proper syntax and simply renamed the file (it’s located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\). This should work until a new update is published.

Something-ops during the day, nowadays mostly asleep during the night.