Photos gone :(

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by peejack, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,

    Im using iOS5 on my iphone 4. I took about 200 pics on holiday and whenever i go into the camera roll it just crashes and goes back to the home screen. I can't see the pictures but can see there is 217 there. When I plug it into iPhoto it says nothing is on the iPhone at all.

    Can anyone help as I really don't wanna lose these :(
     
  2. toiday macrumors regular

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    if you have a mac, try to get your photos using iPhoto. If you use PC, I think Windows can map to the photo part of iPhone.
     
  3. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks I have a mac but as mentioned above when I connect the phone via iPhoto it says nothing is there.
     
  4. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    get to a genus bar at an apple store. maybe they can help.
     
  5. Kashika macrumors regular

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    This is what fixed it for me (I have a similar topic):

    Hey guys, i found a solution for our problem, at least it worked for me.

    1- Download Iphone Explorer (does not need to be a jailbroken device) http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/

    2.) connect your iphone using the usb cable
    3.) launch iphone explorer
    4.) backup and then delete the following files:
    /Media/PhotoData/MISC/Info.plist (or DCIM.plist)
    /Media/PhotoData/Photos.sqlite (or /PhotoData/Photos.sqlite)
    /Media/PhotoData/PhotosAux.sqlite (or /PhotoData/PhotosAux.sqlite)
    5.) reboot your iphone

    After you reboot your device, windows will prompt if you wan to open your iphone on windows explorer as usual. After you open it, your photos are going to be there, just like it was before update.


    Resource: http://blog.mbentley.net/2010/06/iph...-pictures-in-c amera-roll/
     
  6. peejack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    I updated my gfs iPhone to iOS 5 and it failed to backup properly...lost over 1000 photos....I was really pissed....I knew I should have backed up to iPhoto, but I just figured since mine updated just fine (I did back mine up to iPhoto) that hers should be fine....I was stupid...
     

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