Help! All my photos have disappeared
Hi everyone, ok I will try and remember exactly what happened!
I have been travelling and bought an iPad whilst in Sydney as my iPhone was starting to play up. The 'expert' in the shop copied all my photos and music from my iPhone onto the iPad, and synced my calendars, contacts and email through mobile me. All great. I used the iPad without problem for the next week or so. Then I connected my iPhone again to transfer the new photos I had taken. Transferred without problem although it duplicated the photos that had been previously copied over. As I needed to make room on my iPhone, after checking they were all on the iPad I deleted the photos from my iPhone. All the photos were automatically organised within Events in separate dated folders and I was impressed to see that they were geo tagged as well...marvellous I thought! I then transferred some videos from my Flip Camera onto the iPad which filled the memory to capacity. So I set about deleting the duplicate photos on the iPad. No problem at first and then I noticed that some duplicate photos that I had deleted were still showing. I tried to delete them again and suddenly the iPad started a process showing 'Updating Library'. When it had finished 90% of my photos had disappeared! There was over a 1000 and now there is only 100 or so. Also the remaining folders now have numerical names rather than dates.
It is important to note that although there are only a fraction of the photos showing when you look in 'About' in Settings it shows that the memory is full which leads me to think they are still there, I just can't see them. The database must have become corrupted. None of the places that I subsequently visited had an Apple Store, just retailers, so I telephoned the support line in Australia. I was told to 'Reset' but when I asked if that might mean the photos would disappear for ever, he said it might. I asked about using a program like iSkySoft SyncPod which of course he couldn't endorse but suggested that I don't do anything until I return home and can look at it again. That is where I am up to now.
I have looked at the iPad using iSkySoft SyncPod and it is only showing my music, no photos at all. It is showing there is 6.96GB of music and 7.06GB of 'others'. When I look at the iPad through Finder the only images I can find are stills from the videos.
Can anyone help? Pleeeaasse!!! :o
Thanks. it worked. photos found and recovered!!!
i had a similar problem: my iPad2 also made my photos "vanish" from the Photo folder leaving it empty.
i then checked in Settings...General... About... Photos and it said there were 2600 photos.
My iPad does not appear in Finder on my Mac (??), only on iTunes, so using Finder was/is not an option .
I downloaded the iPhone Explorer as suggested and found the photos!!!! and was able to download them.
this has solved 2 problems: the missing photos and how to download all the photos from my iPad at once.
So thanks a million, it works!!! :thumbs::)
Originally Posted by twerppoet