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HT1766 can I recover an earlier back up?

225 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2012 3:11 PM by lllaass RSS
Alli3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 11, 2012 3:05 PM


My Ipod screen broke,

Got it repaired,

Turns out after it got repaired, the screen mucked up, sensed movement i wasn't doing,(stuff like that)

So I before I got it sent back off to apple,

I backed up,

Then I got it back, completely reset...ish (restored but then I don't have to do the set up thing),

So now...

I downloaded a couple of the apps,

Then synced it and... during the sync it backed up as well,

Replacing the previous back up. -.-

So now I have lost the back up before the latest one.


Can anyone PLEASE PLEASE PLEEAASSEE help as I am really annoyed right now.


Excuse the fact that the grammar isn't brilliant, the steps and things that happened confused me too. :S


Macbook Pro OS 10.8.1 Mountain Lion


IPod Touch 4th Generation iOS 6

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), HELP
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,135 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to Alli3)

    If you go to iTunes>Preferences>Devices how many backups do you see? If only the recent one you are out of luck.  When you synce/backup to iTunes, iTunes just updates the last backup with the changes thus overwriting the previous backup.

    If yo have a previous backup ina coputer file backup yu can restore theat backup and restore the iPod from that backup.

    iTunes places the backup files in the following places:

    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/


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