iPod Photos disappeared AND replaced randomly? Please help me

Discussion in 'iPod' started by queve, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. queve macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I would appreciate your help in order to save me from infinite pain:

    So, my girlfriend's iPod has decided to ruin my life by deleting (hopefully hiding) all of her many (many) photos saved in her iPod. Naturally, she has gone all crazy and evil on me.

    I was the last to use it, so, naturally, she's blaming me. However, I honestly have no idea what has happened. This is the case:

    1) Apparently she had many (many) pictures/photos saved in her iPod.

    2) I used the iPod a few days ago to add/save some new songs. THAT'S ALL I DID.

    3) She went through her iPod yesterday and realized that the pictures were gone. On top of that, they were replaced randomly by some pictures taken from Photo Booth and 3 others saved in our MacBookPro.

    4) She exploded. To make matters worse, all of the "new" pictures that are suddenly there replacing the old ones feature my face and a few things that are mine. She originally thought I added them there myself because they are mostly pictures of me.

    5) Today, while trying to fix this problem, I discovered that these "new" albums/pictures of mine that replaced the other ones in her iPod have been there since 2009 (on Iphoto, I mean)! All this pics can only be viewed through iPhoto. I've tried to "open" the iPod in every way in order to search for any hidden photos or material that could still be there.

    The random albums (that I have no idea how they got there in the first place) date: 1) October 2009 2) February 2010 3) August 2010 and 4) March 28, 2011.

    Why has this happened? How can we fix this?

    1) She says she didn't delete or move her pictures at all.
    2) I haven't that done either. I only copied a music cd in the ipod.
    3) Why are those random pictures all of the sudden saved in the iPhoto AND directly in her iPod? Neither of us did that. The pictures have been saved there since forever (2009). But, what does that have to do with disappearing/deleting many (many) pictures in the iPod?

    Please help me. Is there any way to get them back? I've tried to search the ipod for pics, but, all it says is that there are 26 available photos which are the random ones that replaced all the many (many) others she had.

    Ugh.
     
  2. queve thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    1) Please don't DP to boost exposure to your post. It's just not cricket.:p

    2) Is the iPod originally linked to another computer? The most likely scenario is that it is, and you've inadvertently ignored the "This iPod is linked to a different computer. Syncing it will erase the iPod." message.

    3) Have you backed up the photos somewhere else?
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Seems that YOU erased it. Can probably restore from backup.

    Go to iTunes/ Preferences / Devices. Do you see recent dates?
     

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