...and how do I get them back?
I used my notes during the day at work yesterday, I've got about 100 of them with varying degrees of extremely important information on them.
I got home and iTunes automatically started - a (I guess) automatic wi-fi backup. I'm okay with this.
Went to look at my notes later in the evening to get some information and they were gone. 100% erased.
I checked iTunes and it is set to backup to Office One Note (2010) but there were no notes in One Note and the check box to force sync from my computer to the iPhone was unchecked.
The iPhone did not give me any notice that it was deleting any files whatsoever from the phone and did not backup the notes to my computer as it is checked to do so in iTunes.
I did not hard connect my phone to my PC at any point.
I have Notes setup to backup to iCloud. As they are extremely important to me and were vital for me to get moved from my old Touch to the new iPhone I spent about 3 hours ensuring that they all were moved properly and I could see them before I deleted them from my Touch where they had been for the past 2+ years and never had any issues.
Now - HOW DO I GET THEM BACK? No 'view your files stored on iCloud' option that I see in iTunes or on my iPhone. Nowhere to see my backups, nowhere to pull the backups which were made to iCloud. Is there even an iCloud out there doing anything? I'm extremely frustrated at this point as much of the data can't be recreated from scratch and the entire purpose of iCloud was to give me peace of mind... and instead something has managed to steal hours of hard work from me without so much as a 'please'.
I've searched Google on this and tried looking through these communities, and it seems like nobody has an answer about how things get properly restored from iCloud, let alone where things like this randomly disappear to or why.
Anyone have any ideas... at all?