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    Hi,

    In iTunes I right clicked on my iPad and selected "create a backup". It then spent quite some time doing that.

    Once that had finished I updated the software on the iPad because I've got a developers license and was upgrading to iOS 5 Beta 4. Once it had finished that it asked if I wanted to restore my iPad from an earlier backup. I selected the one it had done just before I updated the software and it spend the best part of an hour transferring everything.

    Unfortunately when I now go to my iPad, none of the videos that I had recorded (within the videos app) are there. I know it's a long shot but if anyone has any idea if they can be recovered then I'd be very grateful as there were some important videos on there!

    Thanks,

    Andrew

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    Had you previously synchronised your iPad and PC? i.e. are the video in iTunes on the PC?

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    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the reply - I have previous backups but they were done before I shot the videos. I only took the videos on the iPad yesterday but iMovie kept crashing so I thought that upgrading to the latest software might fix it. In the end it just deleted my videos!

    They're not in iTunes.

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    Hopefully our iTunes guru member, twerp poet, will come along soon. He knows absolutely everything there is to know about iTunes.

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    If the last backup was not performed when the videos were on the iPad, I don't see any way to recover them.

    If you have a backup from when the videos were there, try again. I've read in some cases that a second restore from backup is needed, especially if the first restore was done before the app was actually re-synced to the iPad first.

    Well, as a super long shot, you could grab iPhone Explore for you computer. It will allow you to browse through the app directories when you connect the iPhone via USB. I suppose it is possible (though very unlikely) that the videos are still there, user readable, but not registering with the app for some reason. I wouldn't get my hopes up though.

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    Thanks a lot for your help. I tried iPhone Explorer but that doesn't want to load - it just says, "iPhone Explorer has encountered a user-defined breakpoint". I realised it was a long shot anyway.

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    Ok. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


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