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Hey all, I've got this situation which is really bad. Due to some issues, I deleted my previous iTune and re-installed a new iTune and the best thing ever happened...
06-08-2011, 07:24 PM #1iPhone recovery tool (deleted iTune issues - old backup gone)
Hey all, I've got this situation which is really bad. Due to some issues, I deleted my previous iTune and re-installed a new iTune and the best thing ever happened is that all my old backup are gone! I've google through alot resources but little of it applies to my situation, there must be less than 0.0001% who ended up in my current state. All my contacts, notes, photos, etcs are all gone with the wind together with my old backup.
Windows has lots of recovery tools like 'File scavenger', 'PhotoRec', etcs and the problem with this is that they're only able to recover deleted items from DRIVES. I tried various disk mounting tools but doesn't help at all. I tried using File scavenger to recover the deleted itune backup by entering keywords like "iTune", "backup" and even end the filepath of the backup like "AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer....etcs" But still couldn't scan anything from the old itune backup. I guess this could be due to the un-installation done by the Apple install wizard that's why they don't appear in deleted partitions.
I've come across this website and tried the method but I'm having problems of install BSD subsystem on my iPhone and some other issues. Here's the website.
HOW TO: iPhone Data Recovery
I hope I can get some help here. It'll definitely also help those with this rare cases like me.. million thanks in advanced!
Last edited by mutubun; 06-08-2011 at 09:24 PM.
06-10-2011, 01:05 AM #2
is my situation really hopeless..?
01-02-2012, 08:01 AM #3
That only handles your media. Your contacts were hopefully synchronized with a e-mail, such as Hotmail. Your photos would need to be synchronized with a folder for you to retrieve them again. Unfortunately, your Notes are probably gone
If you didn't consolidate your media, than I suggest redownloading them from the iTunes Store (or whatever you downloaded it from). Redownloading from the iTunes Store is very easy. Just go into Downloads, and click Restore Purchases (or something just as easy).
06-05-2013, 05:02 AM #4
Have you tried Enigma Recovery? The offer software that will recovery you lost and deleted data. I personally lost some contacts, but I'm pretty sure that you can get back notes, SMS text messages, calender entries and call logs. They have step by step guides on how to recovery all the data from your phone. I can give you the one that I used for my data but you should be able to find the others on the website if you have a look around. I hope this helps you, I know how annoying it is to lose stuff when you really need it!
Recover Lost and Deleted Contacts from an iPhone
12-03-2013, 07:22 PM #5
Recover or undelete iPhone backup sometimes is a tricky problem. If you use iTunes as your iPhone manager, you should know there is auto backup generated by iTunes when you sync iPhone with it. Yes, iTunes has done the backup for your iPhone indeed. You only need to restore from the iPhone backup file (SQlitedb file) by iPhone Recovery Tool.
Last edited by hammydi; 12-17-2013 at 08:48 PM.
02-20-2014, 08:56 PM #6
03-10-2014, 06:08 AM #7
The easiest way to keep your iOS backup safe is by enabling iCloud backup since this does not require iTunes as the middleman and minimizes the risk of the iOS backup folder being deleted. Enabling iCloud backup on the iPhone takes less than a minute via Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage > Back Up Now