Need data off my Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by apple2009, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. apple2009 macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2009
    My iMac’s hard drive failed and I didn’t have any backups of my data other than what was synced on my Apple TV. The most important thing to me is recovering my family photos. Does anyone know if there is a way of removing my pictures from my Apple TV? Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Next time, do a forum search.


    By the way, iTunes converts your pictures to an Apple TV compatible format to save disk space. Therefore, even if you do manage to get the pictures off the device, they won't be in their original size or resolution.
  3. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Contrary to what you just said...
    I'm digging around my ATV to see if I can find photos somewhere on it. If I find the location (and quality) I'll update this thread with first hand information.

    Update: I found the files at /mnt/Media/Photos/
    There are 2 copies of each photo; the full, original, unmodified, jpegs (I tested with an md5sum against the original) as well as a thumbnail version. Like recovering music/photos from an iPod, the file names have been changed and they are sorted in a bunch of P00, P01, P02 (etc) directories.

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