1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 14, 2008 7:36 PM by Brian Tolle
tiffany.israel Level 1 (0 points)
I synced my original iPhone (with 2.0 software) a few times last night to make sure everything I had on the iPhone was synced to my computer before I restored it, and sold it on ebay. It backed up the iPhone a few times and always wanted to restore it everytime. Well the last time I attempted to sync the iPhone I interrupted the backup process by 'x-ing' out of it during the sync. Now I am trying to get my 3G iPhone synced with the backup of my original iPhone and it is saying that the file is corrupt. Obviously this is because I interrupted the backup process.

So my question is: Is there a way for me to locate an older backup file that may only be an hour older than the corrupt file?
In the preference settings in iTunes I can see the backup files for my phone, but it only lists one, which is the corrupt one. And I searched the finder for recent files, hoping I could find the corrupt file, locate the folder its in and there find older non-corrupt files. Alas, no luck.
I've already restored the original iPhone so the info is gone from that phone. Is there any hope of finding a non-corrupt backup file? Please help.

iMAC, Macbook Pro, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Brian Tolle Level 1 (5 points)
    You can find your backup file here:

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

    It seems that iTunes lists all of the ones that are in that folder.

    I just lost my backup, too. More than a year's worth of settings. I can't find any way of "fixing" the corrupt backup. It seems that photos are gone forever, if they weren't imported into iPhoto, but I did find this software to recover notes, sms, and call logs:


    The developer seems like kind of a passive aggressive borderline extortionist, but the software seems to work.