camera roll pix are gone!

gea

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Hi guys, I did search but can't find the answers I'm looking for. I was having issues with my 3g last night. I restore the phone as new and not from a back up. Forget to save the pictures from the camera roll and now it's gone.

Does iTunes keep a back up of the camera roll somewhere? if so how can I retrieve it, or is it gone forever.

Any help is greatly appreciated:mad:
 

gea

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I guess no one has ever encounterd this problem before?
 

gea

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Everytime I sync the phone with iTunes it backs it up.
Those are the only times. Is that what you mean?
 

KabaModern

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Everytime I sync the phone with iTunes it backs it up.
Those are the only times. Is that what you mean?
Yes, that's what I mean. If you've done that, just restore your iPhone from your backup. Your camera roll pictures are on there.
 

gea

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Already than. Thank you guys. I will try it.
Is there anyway to retrieve those pictures without doing a
restore from back up?

Where are the back ups store in iTunes ?
I have a pc. Thanks
 

KabaModern

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Already than. Thank you guys. I will try it.
Is there anyway to retrieve those pictures without doing a
restore from back up?

Where are the back ups store in iTunes ?
I have a pc. Thanks
It's actually all stored in a compressed file format (mddata and mdinfo). You cannot extract just your pictures, as you'll see if you browse to the folder. If you're on Windows Vista/7 go here:

C:\Users\~User Name~\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Sorry, I don't have the XP path.
 

Krunk83

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After that though make sure you copy your pics to iphoto or whatever you use if you have a pc. Once you do that you can restore from new and put them back on as an album.