SMS from 6 months ago with photo. How to retrieve?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BlueIvy, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. BlueIvy macrumors newbie

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    Someone txted me a photo through SMS not iMessage about six months ago. Today I needed the photo and kept on scrolling back back back but SMS page hit a point where the option to load older posts didn't even appear anymore.

    I back up my iPhone to my Mac every day. Is there any way I can retrieve the photo (it is not in my iPhoto app but in the texting app) through my backup? Not sure since I am constantly backing up if it overwrote the photo. And if I can, how do I do it? Thank you so much!
     
  2. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

    jayhawk11

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    Build a time machine? If you're backing up on a regular basis they get overwritten eventually.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

    Jordan921

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    Next time save the photo and it wouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. BlueIvy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm...i back up my main Mac through an external hard drive as well, and I"m certain the iphone backup photo is on the external hard drive because the last time I backed up was about 3 months ago, but I have no idea how to retrieve that exact photo.

    I tried going to the mobilesync folder on the external hard drive but all it is a bunch of numbers.

    Any clue how to get the photo other than to build a time machine? I don't have access to a flux capacitor.

    thanks...
     
  5. b166er macrumors 68020

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    I know this is a "windows" saying but it can often be applied to other areas: "be safe, save often"

    If the photo is important in any way, save it to the roll. Sorry I don't have better advice.
     

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