Can I restore an iTunes backup file?
June 29, 2010 8:08 PM Subscribe
Did iTunes delete my backup file? If so, can I restore it or other wise get it back?
posted by eirelander to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I recently upgraded from IOS 3 to IOS 4 on my iPhone 3G. Soon after the upgrade I noticed that my wifi had stopped working - the radio would only work sporadically, it would only join networks if I typed in the network name manually, and it would only stay joined for a minute or two before dying out - but that's not really the problem here.
I wanted to restore the iPhone to original factory settings to see if that repaired the wifi issue. Instead of restoring from a backup (Backup A, let's call it), I restored to original factory settings. Restore worked fine. iTunes asked if I wanted to backup the iPhone. I said 'yes' (Backup B).
I discovered that despite the clean restore the wifi still doesn't work. So, I planned to restore the phone from Backup A. HOWEVER, when I went to restore from Backup A, it was not included in the list. *Only* Backup B is listed.
I fear I did something really stupid, that Backup B has permanently overwritten Backup A. Not a problem except that the Notes and the Photos from Backup A appear to be unrecoverable. Music, apps, and contacts are on my laptop.
Am I screwed here or a) is Backup A hiding somewhere on my computer out of sight; or, b) can I restore Backup A?