How do you recover overwritten back-up file?

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  1. GioMar

    GioMar New Member

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    I'm really hoping someone can provide some assistance. I have even tried restoring my PC to a time prior to the iTunes backup was overwritten.

    Long story short, I couldn't remember whether I had created a security password for the backup file in iTunes or not, and instead of trying to recall what the password was, I then proceeded to backup using a new password that I had created that night - which then overwritten the previous backup file with all of our daughter's pictures that are now forever lost.

    Dad in desperate need of help.
    Thank you.
     
  2. zphone

    zphone New Member

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    Try not to panic. iTunes usually keeps multiple backups on a rotating basis, deleting the oldest one every time you make a new backup. So stop doing that first. Then look up online how to select an older backup from itunes. However if you had a password on it and forgot sorry there is nothing anyone can do.
     
  3. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Administrator Staff Member

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    Gio,please do not duplicate posts,thank you.
     

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