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Please... anyone... I need some help with photos missing from

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Please... anyone... I need some help with photos missing from the camera roll on my iPhone 4S after an import of half the pictures into iPhoto. I selected about 250 pictures to be imported... no problem there. I was making some room on the phone for new pictures (yet to be taken) so I told iPhoto to delete the imported ones... OK fine. Those pictures are in iPhoto and shouldn't be on the camera roll anyway - they are good. Then it seemed to start indexing my camera roll in iPhoto, but was taking forever - so like an idiot, I unplugged the phone because I figured "hey, it's done importing and shouldn't need to worry about those other photos." WRONG... all the remaining photos that were on the camera roll after the ones I imported are gone. I even tried plugging the phone into a Windows machine to browse the folders. I am truly heartbroken as it lost all the pictures from my cousin's wedding and I have no iCloud backup (it's been too full for months now.) Normally I back everything up at home, but I'm traveling which is why I have so many pictures. Is there anything I can do to restore the photos that should be there in my camera roll or am I doomed? I'm going off to weep softly in a corner now....

Macbook Air: Maverick OS
iPhoto version: 11 (latest)
iPhone 4s with latest OS version

Hello and thank you for your question today. My name is Jason. I look forward to helping you today.

I see that you have been working on this problem for quite a bit of time.

Do you still need help with this problem? If so, may I start a screen sharing session on your computer and help you resolve the problem? I will send a remote link within minutes after your response, so please keep refreshing the page. No extra charge.

Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello, still have the problem. If you would like to share my screen, that's fine.

Thank you.

If you are using a PC, Internet Explorer works the best. If you are using a Mac, only Safari will work with this remote.

Please, click the following link and allow the remote app to run:

Are you having any problems with running that remote application after it is downloaded?

Which Internet browser are you currently using (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or something of the like)?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I pasted your link into Safari, it is "clocking" on joining session. I've tried a couple of the options and it keeps clocking. The little download is listed but it won't allow me to open it.

Thank you.

Please, open the downloads window, double click the Elsinore item, then double click the screen connect item and allow it to run.

If that doesn't work, please, try the solution below.

- Please, click the following link, download that file, and run the file:
- Then download and allow that remote app to run.
- Once it is finished, please, tell me the 9 digit number that appears on the top of your screen.

Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Thank you.

I look forward to your next message or your rating below.

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Thank you again,
- Jason

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Wanted to let you know, Dr. Fone didn't work and I called Apple who told me they are aware of this situation and essentially nothing can be done to recover my photos from the camera roll. So I'm out $150+ dollars and no pictures. They said the next version of iPhoto will have a warning not to unplug when the camera roll is reindexing because currently there is no warning listed and the index happens in the background, so people are generally not aware (and they have been receiving many complaints.) Thanks for trying to help.