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So, I wanted to update the iOS to iOS5, but something went wrong. It backed up (so I wasn't too worried), but it didn't restore properly. Error "-1". A pretty much unknown error. I tried again 2 day's later, and it worked like a charm.

BUT, in the 2 days, I went to a championship DTM race, about 600km (370 miles) away, shot about 200 pictures and many many videos. We even stopped at the Nürenburgring Nordschleife befor the DTM on the way and took the car to the track a few times. Awesome. After the restore, I had all my previous stuff back, but lost all of the Nürenburgring Nordschleife and DTM pictures... Is there any way to get those back? Does anyone know if iTunes backs up in between restores?
    
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I'm really.. really, really leaning towards the idea that you're up a creek without a paddle.

iTunes, and I honestly don't know why, seems to restore what it wants.. you can always check your iTunes folder [default is "C:\\Users\\<name>\\Music\\iTunes" iirc] and hope your pictures are in there. Also check whichever folder [most likely the "My Pictures" folder] where iTunes syncs your pictures to and from.

Other than that I honestly have no idea. Restores always work fine for me as far as pictures and video, though I do always back them up manually just in case. Read too many of these disasters
    
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Nothing there... This sucks... Any other possible folders?

Oh, and I lost many very good audio clips too of F1, DTM and high performance tuned cars racing by...

If I could turn back time once... Well, more, but that's a different story.
    
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Nothing there... This sucks... Any other possible folders?

Oh, and I lost many very good audio clips too of F1, DTM and high performance tuned cars racing by...

If I could turn back time once... Well, more, but that's a different story.

Not to my knowledge, fwiw, check iTunes, you might need your 3GS plugged in for this step, actually, you will... click on your iPhone from the left navigation bar under Devices, then at the top menu bar where it shows all the content that can by synced, click on Photos and see if maybe it was set to another folder?

I really have nothing else coming to mind. iTunes is extremely finicky for syncing, arguably one point [of many] to hate iTunes quite frankly

Maybe another member comes up with something but idk..
    
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Your phone should have a few backups on hand of your phone just right-click on your phone in iTunes and 'Restore from Backup'.

Location of these files on Windows should be... C:\\Users\\Username\\AppData\\Roaming\\Apple Computer\\MobileSync\\Backup

The thing is, you need to know whether or not the pics and vids were saved to your computer when you backed it up. So find the folder where your pictures and videos are stored.
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post #6 of 16
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Not to my knowledge, fwiw, check iTunes, you might need your 3GS plugged in for this step, actually, you will... click on your iPhone from the left navigation bar under Devices, then at the top menu bar where it shows all the content that can by synced, click on Photos and see if maybe it was set to another folder?

I really have nothing else coming to mind. iTunes is extremely finicky for syncing, arguably one point [of many] to hate iTunes quite frankly

Maybe another member comes up with something but idk..
Nothing there either. I don't have anything checked there. I like to keep my phone and laptop seperate for some reason...

No problem, thanks for your help. Let me know if anything comes to mind though!


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Your phone should have a few backups on hand of your phone just right-click on your phone in iTunes and 'Restore from Backup'.

Location of these files on Windows should be... C:\\Users\\Username\\AppData\\Roaming\\Apple Computer\\MobileSync\\Backup

The thing is, you need to know whether or not the pics and vids were saved to your computer when you backed it up. So find the folder where your pictures and videos are stored.
Thank you! I will take look now...
    
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There is software out there to recover overwritten stuff just like file recovery for a PC. I was able to get 50gigs of music back after iTunes autosynced on a new computer and wiped my iPod. That was a few years ago and I can't remember the name of the program but I'm sure there's a solution out there. Try google?
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Originally Posted by Affinity View Post
Your phone should have a few backups on hand of your phone just right-click on your phone in iTunes and 'Restore from Backup'.

Location of these files on Windows should be... C:\\Users\\Username\\AppData\\Roaming\\Apple Computer\\MobileSync\\Backup

The thing is, you need to know whether or not the pics and vids were saved to your computer when you backed it up. So find the folder where your pictures and videos are stored.
Looked. But NOTHING. Last backup was 21-10-2011... BEFORE the car weekend...

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Thank YOU! I will look NOW!
    
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post #10 of 16
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Ironically, the iExplorer software doesn't work... As soon as I start up the program, is freezes and stops... I'll reinstall and see what happens.

Edit: This is what it says:



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Edited by /Ben - 10/23/11 at 3:53pm
    
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