Need help finding contacts!

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  1. Mekhami

    Mekhami New Member

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    I just restored a few times and such and now I don't have any of my contacts.

    I can't help but think that it's hidden somewhere in my iTunes data under a backup of my old sh*t.

    Any idea where they might be?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't tried this, but I think if you go into Edit>Preferences>Syncing, a list of backups should appear.

    Good luck!
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    Mekhami New Member

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    Yeah, doesn't do anything for me unfortunately.
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    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    Try this:

    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
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    Mekhami New Member

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    That has a whole lot of .mdbackup files and two .plist files that I really don't know what to do with.. do you?
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    I went through the whole folder with a hex editor and saw nothing resembling a contact name or phone number or anything... am I stuck to making one of those lame facebook groups?
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    Mekhami New Member

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    Well apparently I somehow lost every backup that I had, or something. Now I just have this single solitary backup which is my currently iPhone.
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    AlexRADL Retired Moderator

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    Haha, I hate those groups. Well, you might want to take a look at this thread (link below). I don't have any backup data so I can't really see if there is anything useful in the backup directory myself.

    http://www.modmyifone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8365
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    Mekhami New Member

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    No, all my old backups are gone. Damn the world.

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