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I had an app in my iphone which i recorded a meeting, (TSA) it said it was ready to sync to document folder. so I syncd and they all disappeared.

Where is the document folder located?

When itunes deletes from iphone is there any way to find those and restore?

Why did itunes delete apps that were installed?

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We need the name of the third party app as it sounds like it is talking about the documents folder thats customized via the app, or on your computer, which is ~/Documents or C:/Users/username/Documents respectively. –  hobs Apr 30 '11 at 13:56
    
Are you sure it was deleted, and not moved out of sight? You can find all your files backed up by iTunes under ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup but it can be quite tricky to find your document there. –  Cawas Apr 30 '11 at 15:51
    
You are clearly asking three questions, under one entry. You should post three separate entries and word things more clearly. –  Wheat Williams Dec 29 '11 at 15:12
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Are you using iTunes on Mac or iTunes on Windows? We can't help you with the "where is the document folder located" unless we know that important piece of information. –  Wheat Williams Dec 29 '11 at 15:14
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Did you sync with a computer that you don't usually use? If you lost the app, you lost it's Documents directory, and your recording is gone.

Here's what is supposed to happen;

You're supposed to open iTunes and browse to your device. In the list of apps with the iOS Home Screen style view, there is a section at the bottom to select an Application, and manage it's Documents storage folder.

You do not need to sync in order to view up-to-date information in this screen. You are immediately able to save the data out of the app into a location on your computer.

Unfortunately, if you've sync'ed your phone and lost the app, you've also lost the data from within it. I'm very sorry to say this. There is generally very little probability for data recovery on a Flash Disk device. Not to mention the restrictions of access on a non-jailbroken device (if relevant).

Here is a rough sketch of how you're supposed to follow data management without sync'ing your device. Follow the step numbers in each annotation.

iTunes Application Data Management

If this screenshot is not large enough to read, you can click on it to view the original size.

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