Question: How to restore from old backup data
Good day everyone,
What happened was that on 14th June 2011, I was updating my iOS from an older version. When iTunes prompted me to carry out a backup, I proceeded to make one. However, after my iOS was installed and the phone was activated, my laptop just happened to crash when it was restoring all my application data, contacts ect onto my iPhone.
Subsequently, when I got my laptop back working again on 16th June 2011, iTunes decided to resync everything from the now empty phone into iTunes. Essentially wiping out the previous backup.
After a few hours of digging around, I managed to find the folder for the previous backup date stamped on the exact time and day which it was created. However, iTunes does not show this previous backup and only the newly sync'ed empty one.
I've tried renaming the old backup folder with the same exact name as the new one. But that didn't work too.
How do I proceed to go about using the previously created backup to restore all my data onto my phone?
Thanks in advance.
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iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.2