Anyway to access photos from older back ups?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dansk, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Dansk macrumors member

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    I had deleted and edited a bunch of photos out of my phone that I know are in older back ups but I dont want to restore the phone to access them. So is there anyway through my Mac or itunes to access the photos?
     
  2. CSMchris376 macrumors regular

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    I'll assume that you are talking about photos that were in the camera roll, but not imported to the computer? I understand there is some software that would allow you to look into the backup and possibly extract the photos, however if you have made a backup since then, it is my understanding the backup process overwrites the last backup when it makes a new one, so you may not have the backup available to look at. I believe for the Mac one of the programs is phoneview, or something like that. I don't use Mac, so I'm not exactly sure on the name. It should give you enough to search by though.
     
  3. Dansk thread starter macrumors member

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    The pictures Im after are on my computer stored in a back up that i wish to access without using my phone. Either a process or software solution was what Im after. The story goes as follows;

    I have a list of dated backs ups in iTunes that I can see if I check the devices section under preferences it lists back ups by date. I have had a lot of bricking up issues with my 3G in the early going and as a result have a pile of different back ups. When I most recently bricked up I had to restore and this coincidentally happened when iOS4.0 was released which turned my phone into a useless hunk of crap.

    I tried my damndest to restore it with 3.12 and had difficulties getting the os to verify on my phone. So in the end I tried restoring from various back ups and it was then when i noticed depending on which back up file date I loaded there were different pictures and text messages etc to my phone. I want to now access some of the older photos without restoring my phone again to those older back ups.

    Thanks much
     

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