1538 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 23, 2008 6:04 PM by Allan Sampson
The sync process for photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone is in one direction only - from your computer to your iPhone. Photos transferred from your computer are treated in the same way as iTunes content - in one direction only. Photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone are optimized for viewing on your iPhone - the original resolution of these photos is changed during the transfer process. Even if you are able to recover these photos, the original resolution of these photos will be permanently lost.
There may be a 3rd party utility that provides for this, which isn't supported by Apple.
Hard drives can experience a partial or complete failure at any time, which is why maintaining a backup of your important data stored on an external drive used for backup purposes only is so important. The iPhone is not designed or intended to be a backup device, and shouldn't be regarded as such.