1. woodman500#IM's Avatar
    I had just purchased a new Nikon camera and it came with a Transfer Software. I had my iPhone 3Gs running iOS 4.2.1 connected to the computer running iTunes and I had the camera hooked up to the computer as well to transfer pictures. I opened up the Transfer software and hit transfer without realizing it had my iPhone as the source device. It transferred my photos off of my iPhone and into a folder. Before all this, I synched my iPhone to iTunes, and in the process it back-up my iPhone. My question is this...are my pictures included in that back-up? And if so, how do I retrieve them? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
    01-27-2011 12:26 AM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be easier to just look in the folder? Sort by date if necessary. Even when iTunes backs up your photos, the only way to retrieve them is by doing a restore from backup.
    01-27-2011 06:49 AM
  3. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Your pictures are included in the backup.

    But like Alli said, you could just go to the folder in which your transfer program put the iPhone pictures...if it's that important to have these pictures on your iPhone, just resync them back onto it.
    01-27-2011 07:04 AM
  4. woodman500#IM's Avatar
    Thank you for the information. I am still kind of new to the whole iTunes thing. I figured out the sync way of doing it. Thank You again.
    01-27-2011 11:22 AM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Well for anyone in the future that reads the thread like Alli and Sean said the easiest way to get the pictures back onto your phone is to grab them from whatever folder they are in on your computer. Then create a folder in the location that iTunes syncs pictures to and put them in there. When you sync the pictures will be put into an album with the name you give to the folder.

    I don't use my iPhone on Windows but in Windows when you connect the iPhone you can explore the DCIM folder just like any other digital camera can you drag and drop the pictures back into that folder so it gets placed back into your camera roll?
    01-27-2011 11:28 AM