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I am planning on getting rid of my iPhone soon. I have alot of picture stored for caller ID however they're no longer in any of my albums. Where does
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    Default Help me locate some files please.
    I am planning on getting rid of my iPhone soon. I have alot of picture stored for caller ID however they're no longer in any of my albums.

    Where does the iPhone store picture IDs?

    I found one path: private/var/media/photos/thumbs

    however on my phone in the var directory there is no media directory.


    I would REALLY like to save these pictures.

    Can someone help please?

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    Pictures are stored under iTunes_Control, the same as Videos and Music. However, Contacts pictures are stored in mobile/Library/ in a sqlite database. They would need to be extracted from that database. I can give you the full path when I get home this eve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
    Pictures are stored under iTunes_Control, the same as Videos and Music. However, Contacts pictures are stored in mobile/Library/ in a sqlite database. They would need to be extracted from that database. I can give you the full path when I get home this eve.
    Thank you much.

    Can you point me in the right direction for extracting them as well? I know VERY little about the database world

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    any more information on this man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin89t View Post
    any more information on this man?
    Sorry, had a fun filled weekend where I had to restore. K, the pictures for your contacts are stored in:

    /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook/AddressBookImages.sqlitedb

    To extract them, you'd need to install Sql on your PC, add the db to your sql management list, and manually extract each. This can be done either through a dedicated sql manager, or PHPAdmin. You can get either as a free download. I usually use versiontracker.com for these sorts of things. Have you used Sql before?
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    Thanks man!

    I have absolutely no experience with SQL and it sounds a little intimidating

    If I can't manage I will post back up!


    Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
    Sorry, had a fun filled weekend where I had to restore. K, the pictures for your contacts are stored in:

    /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook/AddressBookImages.sqlitedb

    To extract them, you'd need to install Sql on your PC, add the db to your sql management list, and manually extract each. This can be done either through a dedicated sql manager, or PHPAdmin. You can get either as a free download. I usually use versiontracker.com for these sorts of things. Have you used Sql before?
    Ok, I'm back


    I found the file and retrieved it.

    I also am now under the impression PHPAdmin is not a windows based program. Is this true?

    If this is the case do you have a recommendation on what program I can use to extract my pictures?



    Thank you for all the help.

    I don't know why it merged that post but the post prior to this has questions in it
    Last edited by Justin89t; 09-08-2008 at 04:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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