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  • greasergrrl Level 1 Level 1
    So glad you are having this discussion - same thing happened to me today and I'm banging my head trying to get my apps back. It wouldn't matter to me if I had a backup of my 300 item to do list from Listomania - my entire life is in there - and I have no other backup.

    So far I've found an old backup from last Wednesday and restored my iPhone from that backup. I know it succeeded in some way because it changed the background photo to what it was last Wednesday. My apps are still not there however. I tried what vburger did - went to applications in iTunes and synched them. I have no option to update them and in fact there are no apps in my Selected applications list in iTunes (I can't even select Selected Applications - only All Applications). Where did they go?

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    You had a hard drive crash and you maintain a backup for your computer's data that includes your iTunes library - the iTunes named folder where the Mobile Applications folder is located, and you restored your iTunes folder from your computer's backup?
  • greasergrrl Level 1 Level 1
    No? There was no hard drive crash. Every file has previous restore points. I am running Windows7 (which rocks) but think it's that way in Vista too.

    I started another thread since this one is "answered".
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    Windows 7 is not supported by iTunes and/or by the iPhone. Has Microsoft released Windows 7 officially yet?

    3rd party applications are stored in a Mobile Applications named folder located in the iTunes folder where all other iTunes content is stored.
  • siliconbreath Level 1 Level 1
    I have presently 5 folder in Backup named with random numbers and letters. I always thought they were different backups over time.
  • vburger Level 1 Level 1
    I just checked and have three of these files, hence you may be right.
    The Apple doc, refered to above, however mentions that there is only one.
    Go figure.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    Before a firmware update is installed, a new backup is created.

    When restoring an iPhone with iTunes even from the iPhone's backup, I believe a new backup is created for the iPhone with the following sync.
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