Recover deleted photo/video

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if it is possible to recover a video that was deleted from the iphone. I have an iphone 3GS and my grandson was watching a video of himself and he deleted it. Is it lost forever? :(

    Thanks,
    Carol
     
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    Do you have backup made of the phone before it was deleted? if so, you can get it out of the backup, otherwise, not much hope.

    If on mac: http://www.addpod.de/juicephone will do the job nicely, I'm sure there's something equivalent for windows, but I'm not so familiar there.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes actually I made a backup yesterday. Do I just restore the backup to my phone? I'm running Windows Vista.

    Thanks,
    Carol
     
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    That would be one way of doing it if theres nothing else done on the phone since then you care about, finding a backup extractor is probably easier though.

    just make sure you don't backup again till got the video though! if you've got auto sycn/backup set, dont plug the phone in.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you know of a backup extractor for Windows? I have it set to manual and in iTunes have a check by prevent auto sync (or whatever the wording is)

    Carol
     
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    as noted, I've not got any experience, the two windows ones I've found both seem to want registration for at least some functionality, so I don't know what they will do for free.

    http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/ promises to do at least something without paying, so give it a shot I guess?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. It worked. I got the video back. Now just have to put it back onto my phone. Want to put it in the Camera Roll. I have DiskAid installed and can put the video in the media folder, but the iphone doesn't recognize it. I guess I will have to transfer it via iTunes.

    Thanks,
    Carol
     
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    I don't think you can get it back in camera roll any other way than a restore, just have to stick it as an itunes video.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where there is a will there is a way. :D

    I tried to email the video to myself but it was too large. So I synced it in iTunes. It goes in a folder that I have just my contact pics in. So I MMS'd the video to myself. Was able to save it to the Camera Roll.

    I'm happy again. Thanks again for your help. Lesson to self. Back up photos more often.

    Carol
     
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