Recover Deleted iPhone Backup File?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacAndCheese1, Sep 14, 2009.

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  1. MacAndCheese1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2009
    Hey there,

    I have accidentally and stupidly deleted my most recent iPhone back up (iTunes -- Preferences -- Devices -- Delete Backup) that I now desperately need.

    The Backup is not in the Trash bin. Is it possible to retrieve the Backup file? Does anyone know? Is it somewhere on my computer, or is it gone forever?

    Thank you in advance for any help. Even if that help is, "You're screwed". At least then, I can stop looking. A solution would admittedly be better, though!
  2. mtjarrett macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2009
    any news

    hey did you figure anything out about recovering deleted backups? apple store did the same thing to me this morning and i really need to retrieve some notes.

  3. Volatile84 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2010
    any luck with retrieving the delted iPhone backup file?

    I've mistakenly created a new phone account with a new name and the original backup has been automatically deleted. I need to restore with the original backup but it's no longer in iTunes. Please advise if you had any luck in retrieving or restoring the deleted backup file. Thanks!
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    No one has answered, because there is no way to recover a deleted backup.
  5. nancy01 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    iPhone backup

    Hello friends!
    The iPhone backup for Mac is a tool that can easily restore all your data again. It can restore all your text messages, sound settings, definite network settings, and widget settings. The software is also capable of restoring your videos, audio, pictures, documents, contacts etc.
    You can use this software to create backup for iPhones, IPod music, TV shows, and podcast iPhone to Mac.
  6. chocolates macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    are any of these confirmed to be working? I had the same problem except I decided to set up as a new device thinking I could restore from a backup. But then it overwrote my old backup file. So now i lost all my messages, settings since i backed up to my computer instead of icloud.
  7. chargit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2010
    Evansville, In
    are you using iCloud? if so it stores several copies of your backup unless you manually delete them. go into iCloud, then storage and backup, then manage storage then you will see the backups you have saved.
  8. chocolates macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    No i never backed up to icloud before so I dont have any backup on icloud. My backup was always on my pc. :/

    So does that mean I lost everything then and can't do anything about it?
  9. Ajaes macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2012
    Yes, im afraid.
  10. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    If you're on a Mac and had Time Machine on, you could recover it that way.
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