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Gah! Lost my Photos

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Fergal1982, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Fergal1982

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    Just got back from a trip away with the missus, during which I took a good few photos on the iPhone.

    Once I had uploaded them to the PC, I duly deleted them off the iPhone. Unfortunately I failed to realise that a heap of them hadnt transferred successfully!

    What a pain in the hoop!
     
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  2. ThomasMc

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    Done this on my BB before but luckly I could use GetDataBack on my BB to recover them
     
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    There doesnt appear to be a similar option for the iPhone unfortunately. For some stupid reason, the backup doesnt actually back up the camera roll.
     
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  4. jk2447

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    I know little of iPhones, more an android man, anyway I digress.... I wonder if you hook your phone up as a disk drive and try running an undelete program on it? Worth a shot
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    Tried it unfortunately. Apple havent set it up to appear as a disk drive. I have an app that makes it appear like one, but it didnt work, so its obviously not appearing in the same way.
     
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  6. ThomasMc

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    Have your tried this

    Unplug the iPhone
    close iTunes
    Kill iTunesHelper.exe
    plug in the iPhone


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    I should have read all your post instead of just half of it :D
     
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  7. jk2447

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    Oh gutted mate, is that on a Mac and PC? Just wondering if thats the case on both if anyone knows? Can an iphone show up as a drive?
     
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  8. SimonD

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    If I plug in the iphone to a machine with no iTunes it shows up the photos folder just fine.
     
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    Yup, you can browse the iPhone without iTunes....
     
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    As long as you kill the iTunesHelper.exe it should show fine
     
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    The photos folder shows up as a device in Windows (7 by the way), but not as a drive. So you can navigate to the photos from there (which is how I got to the photos for transferring in the first place - and you dont need to kill the iTunes helper process to do that).

    The issue, is that because it doesnt show as a drive, the apps that will scan for deleted data and recover can't see it. Hence cant retrieve off it.
     
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  12. ThomasMc

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    Yeah but if you kill the helper it will show as a drive ;)
     
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  13. Fergal1982

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    negative. Tried it - didnt work. Tried it on an XP VM with no iTunes installed, didnt work.
     
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    Strange, works fine over here
     
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    also not doing it on the PC here at work (also no iTunes). Are you trying with an iPhone (4)?
     
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    I might be showing my age here but can you still open a cmd prompt and use the subst command to basically assign a drive letter to a folder?
     
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    Shows up as a portable device in Windows 7 - not able to assign a letter. :cry:

    After a quick Google it looks like third party application (iPhone only) will be needed here.
     
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  18. Fergal1982

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    You mean phonedisk? I tried that last night. For some reason, although it shows up as a disk, the deleted image recovery tool doesnt pick anything up when I run a scan on the mounted drive.
     
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  19. Fergal1982

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    its a pain in the hoop situation to be honest. However, I did get about 30 odd pictures from my transfer that are keepers, and we took a lot more on the Digital Camera, so its not a total loss.
     
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  20. ThomasMc

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    It was an iPhone 4 although jailbroken for FT over 3G maybe thats why it worked, my mistake :oops:
     
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