Ok, so I broke down and played with the jailbreak.... my goal was to see how it was, then restore my Aug 1 (pre-jailbrake) backup. So I restored the phone and was prompted to select a backup... and of course all my iPad and iphone backups are listed EXCEPT the very one I need. I know this was a successful backup. What gives? Is there a way to trick iTunes into seeing it? When I look inside the folder it appears the same as most others (other than dates of files) No "control" files appear missing. This would be similar to restoring from iTunes on another PC perhaps? Grrr... how did I not know this would happen. I do have a backup from immediately before I started the revert and assume I can probably restore that one sans jailbreak but am curious about where my Aug 1 backup went missing in iTunes.