Let me tack onto this thread with a related question about the iTouch.
Yesterday I was trying to update my daughter's iTouch from 4.1 to 4.2.1. iTunes and the iTouch burped and next thing we know iTunes puts the iTouch in recovery mode. Uh oh.
This is on a Windows Vista/32 PC running two 60 GB drives. The iTouch is a 64GB/4G model.
She had the iTouch almost full (about 2 Gb free)... mostly apps... 1000 or so with some music, some photos, and videos. I'd made a fairly recent backup of her iTunes folder to an external drive.
We can recover the apps and music she got from the iTunes store by going to history and snagging them again. But I can't find anywhere that her photos and videos might be stored in the backup.
Any ideas? I suspect they are just gone.
Yes, this time we'll also sync her iTouch to her XP/netbook too. At least it has a 160GB drive.
Please don't get me started on iTunes. I find the iPad a near computer due to being shackled to iTunes and no USB ports. (but I still enjoy my iPad!)