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So here is what happened. I created a Note called fileA. It was on iCloud and I also have an iPhone on iCloud. Here is the sequence of events:

  1. fileA is updated to v2 on iPhone and Mac OSX
  2. I backup and sell my iPhone
  3. My Mac OSX disconnects from iCloud (signed out)
  4. fileA is updated to v3 on Mac OSX (this contains really important information)
  5. I purchase a new iPhone and restore from the backup in step 2
  6. I sign into iCloud on my iPhone, fileA is a v2
  7. I sign into iCloud on Mac OSX., fileA is at v2

At the end of the day, I've lost v3 on my Mac and iPhone.

What do I do??

Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to Superuser, Did you back-up V3? If not have you contacted iCloud support to see if they held a backup they can restore from? – 50-3 Nov 18 '13 at 2:07
My Mac keychain was reset before v3 was created. I'm not sure my Mac was connected to iCloud at the time I created v3, but I edited the file anyways (without knowing it would eventually cause that problem). How could such an innocuous chain of events cause a major data loss? – Joe Nov 18 '13 at 2:11

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