Let me start out by saying thank you for viewing and I hope you can help! I have searched support and haven't found anything that has helped.
Last night I did a normal backup and sync with no problems. Today I noticed that I lost all of my text messages. I don't think it was from when I synced, I actually tried to send a mms and I don't ever remember it going through. In support I have read that people sending mms have had the the screen go white and the text mesages disappear.
I also read that I can restore from a backup. I tried that and no luck, the text messages that were listed only showed 2 from last night and none from this morning so I know that the backup worked but the last backup must have been after this issue happened. What I need is the backup BEFORE last nights. I would much rather lose a couple weeks of text verses 3 years of text.
I wish it was as simple as "select the next one in the list" but it's not. The other file names listed are my husbands iPhone and 4 other files that all have dates of 2009 and older. I sync at least once a month. Where are they and I how do I restore to one from at least this year?
iPhone 3GS 4.3.5
Only one normal iPhone backup is kept by iTunes, it's actually an incremental backup in that only data that has changed is actually backed up. The other backups you see listed for your phone, that are time/date stamped, are backups from restore points. These backups are not overwritten. Unless you regularly backup your computer, and thus would be able to restore your iPhone backup from one of your computer backups, I'm afraid your data is gone.