Lost Photos

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by imAmac23, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. imAmac23 macrumors newbie

    imAmac23

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    2 days ago during a routine back-up session on my iphone 4g 5.1.1 i noticed that after my backup that my pictures were not present in my camera roll. i had nearly 1500 pictures saved to my itunes since my 3g and 3gs days and now there gone just like that. i probably made an idiotic move by restoring and then backing up to see if that would retrieve the pics but ehhh nothing!!.... . Im currently running the latest 10.6.1.7 firm on a windows PC....my iphone nothing special no jailbreak just OEM iphone 4g now pictureless...if n e of u guys have a solution to this problem that would be awesome but if not ill just sit here and glout lol !! thanks
     
  2. imAmac23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    imAmac23

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    thanks for the help ...you wouldnt happen to have a link to a backup extractor yourself would you?
     
  3. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    I personally just used this one last night to save all my brother's photos of his kids that he never synced.

    http://supercrazyawesome.com/

    It's free, and awesome... just saved ALL of your iPhone data, then you can retrieve the files.

    They also make a tool JUST for photos and it's SUPER easy. Called PICTURESCUE. It's linked from the site. Picturescue runs $10 though. The other tool, which saved EVERYTHING is free.

    Also saw iBackupviewer... that was a great tool to look into the the backups on the computer and see what data was in them.

    Just wanted to share since a lot of crazyness happened after my brother "lost" all his data on his iPhone... and I was able to find it all using these software solutions.
     
  4. bloutrein macrumors regular

    bloutrein

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    Before each restore and before each back-up, iTunes will automatically back up your iPhone. These backups include your then current Camera Roll photos, screenshots, images saved, and videos taken. More about what the iOS backup contains here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946


    Just go back to your iTunes, connect your iPhone and restore once more. This time when asked to restore from file - select the backup with the date and time stamp just before you did your first recent restore. This should restore your photos.
     

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