iTunes Ate my Videos. Help!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sunrisew, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. sunrisew macrumors newbie

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    I've poked around for about an hour on here and not found anything matching this. My wife has an iPad that had a bunch of movies uploaded to it. I installed them onto the iPad and did NOT keep a copy of them on my hard drive. I did not select "Sync Movies" when I synced the iPad.

    I upgraded to IOS5 recently. No problems. Today I added a bunch of music from a playlist in my iTunes library to the iPad. Prior to that, Music had not been synced. The music transferred to the iPad. But even though I never clicked on "Sync Movies," now the dozens of videos are gone--nowhere to be found on the iPad.

    I know that these files are not backed up anywhere, so I suspect some are gone, but I also suspect some are still intact on the storage card. Is there a data recovery tool out there that can scan the iPad and recover deleted movies? Recovering these movies would be a big help to me, so I would appreciate any advice.
     
  2. Runmaster macrumors newbie

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    Fix

    Go back into itunes and deselect all of the videos and then sync.
    Make sure the iOS5 upgrade is stable.
    Afterwards ... add the video files back.
    It is a pain.
     
  3. sunrisew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are no remaining videos in iTunes.

    I don't have the video files. I'm wanting to know if I can recover the files off of the iPad, akin to how deleted files on a hard drive can be recovered.
     

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