Need To Recover Corrupted Backup

Nov 27, 2010

I need help recovering a corrupted ipad backup. I was unable to restore my ipad from the backup when upgrading to ios 4.2. Does anyone know of a program that will allow me to decrypt the data from this backup


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I have a problem restoring backups. My mom wanted me to upgrade her iPad 1 from iOS 4.2 to iOS 5. I'm running Windows 7 with the latest iTunes. So I plugged her iPad in and clicked update. iTunes promted me to update and I clicked it. Then it told me that it would backup the iPad and then wipe it and update it. So I accepted the prompt and it upgraded successfully to iOS 5. Now I wanted it to restore the backup so I selected the backup file, entered the password, and the restore completes half way then tells me that iTunes cannot restore the backup because the backup is corrupt or not compatible with the device.

I understand that there are apps to read from the backup file and extract stuff from it but they don't support encrypted files. I tried one program and it told me that the backup is complete and intact except for the fact that it is encrypted.

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I have been syncing my iPad to my home PC for many months. I have loaded about 30 apps onto the device, with content, books and documents that I use often.Over the weekend, in order to charge it, I plugged it into my work laptop without thinking.

When I got back to my iPad many of the apps and their data had been deleted.I tried to Restore from a backup, but this only returned it to the state after the applications had been deleted.

It now appears that all my apps had been removed with their datasets. So I have lost all of the documents in GoodReader, Books, and the Office Applications. Even though I ask for it to be backed up at each sync.Once I got back to my home PC, I also tried to restore from a previous backup, but again that did not restore from a backup either.

The removed applications did get returned. But as mentioned, Pages, Keynote, Numbers have lost all of my documents, all of my games have been returned to their original state, and my business applications like iPass have been restored to factory settings.How do I restore my iPad to a backup where all of these things will be fixed?

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I've tried deleting the iPod photo cache and re-syncing, but the problem remains. Interestingly, when i told it to do just a very small set of pictures, that set was fine. But when i did a larger group that included that smaller group, many of the pictures were corrupted including some of the small group that looked fine when they were the only pictures synced.

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Alright, so I had a problem where I rebuilt my home PC but kept my iTunes library on a seperate drive from my OS, so I still kept it.† Then, when I'd finished rebuilding my machine, I installed iTunes and told it to use the same directory as it had previously for the library.† Of course, it didn't do that, it created a whole new folder within that folder, and ignored all the previous library data.† No big deal, I'll just wipe the old stuff and transfer the purchases from my iPad.† Except that didn't work either, I got a message saying iTunes was waiting for something (can't remember the exact text off-hand) everytime I tried to transfer purchaes from my iPad.†

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