Recover Data from iTunes Backup file

Supported OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Win 2000, etc.
                                 Mac OS X 10.9(Mavericks), 10.8, 10.7, 10.6

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If you have ever synced your iPod, iPad, iPhone with iTunes on computer, then it is a good choice to recover lost or deleted data from iTunes Backup files, including photo, video, camera roll, mms, sms, iMessage, contact, note, calendar event, call history, voice memo, Safari bookmark and etc..
It is compatible with the ios up to 7.1 for various devices like iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S, iPad 4/3/2/Air, iPad mini/mini 2, iPod touch 5, iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4.

Step 1: Choose the recovery mode as "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

Launch this application and it will detect your iTunes backup files automatically.

Note 1: There may be different iTunes backup files on your compyter. Please check the backup time and choose the right one for recovering.

Note 2: If you do not find your iOS device with iTunes recovery mode, it is possibly because your iOS device has not been synced with the iTunes on your computer or you have changed the backup location.

Where is the default iTunes backup location?

On Mac:
~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

The "~" represents your Home folder. If you don't see Library in your Home folder, hold Option and click the Go menu.

On Windows XP:
\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

To quickly access the Application Data folder, click Start, and choose Run. Type %appdata% and click OK.

On Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8:
\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

To quickly access the AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type %appdata% and press Return.

Step 2: Choose the right one for recovery.

All iTunes backup files will be listed including device name and last backup date. Select the backup file you need and then click "Start Scan" button to enter into scanning mode. When it's complete, you will see the interface as below.

Step 3: Preview and recover your data selectively

Select the category and click “Recover” image button to save them on your computer in one click.

You can find the target file in its own category. For photos and pictures, double click and you can preview it.

Knowledge Center: What does iTunes back up and which data will be restored?

  • Camera Roll (photos, screenshots, images saved, and videos taken)
  • For devices without a camera, Camera Roll is called Saved Photos.
  • Contacts* and Contact Favorites (You should regularly sync your contacts to a computer or cloud service, such as iCloud.)
  • Calendar accounts and subscribed calendars
  • Calendar events
  • Safari bookmarks, cookies, history, offline data, and currently open pages
  • Notes
  • Call history
  • Messages (iMessage and carrier SMS or MMS pictures and videos)
  • Voice memos
  • App Store app data (except the app itself, its tmp, and Caches folder)
  • App settings, preferences, and data, including documents
  • In-app purchases
  • Game Center account
  • Wallpapers
  • etc.