How to Recover Deleted/Lost iTunes Backup for Windows/Mac

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Accidently delete iTunes backup? Unconsciously download malware that swallow iTunes backup files? Or reluctantly reinstall operating system due to virus attack and wipe all data on PC? Whatever causes the fact that you lost iTunes backup, there's every reason for you to recover iTunes backup file since it carries so much important data.

Though it sounds ridiculous to recover deleted iTunes backup, the deleted iTunes backup recovery software (iPhone Data Recovery) indeed has this powerful function. It not only empowers you to retrieve deleted iTunes backup but also enables you to recover photos, text messages, notes and other 16 kinds of iPhone/iPad/iPod files stored in iTunes backup. And in the following, I'll explain how it works in 2 parts.

Part 1: How to recover deleted/lost iTunes backup on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

iPhone Data Recovery supports recovering deleted or lost iTunes (iTunes 12.6/12.5/12, iTunes 11.4 or earlier) backup for all iOS 10.3/9.3/9.2/9/8/7 devices which include iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5, iPad Air 2/Air, iPad mini 3/2 and iPod touch. What's more, it's extremely user-friendly that all you need is 4 steps only just as follows.

① Download this amazing iTunes backup recovery software to PC (where you backed up data with iTunes before) first and launch it afterwards.

‚ë° Click on iTunes icon at the top of the program's primary interface and there'll be prompts in the bottom, click the link of "Go get back deleted iTunes backup".

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③ Then a window as the picture below would pop up. Select a location to scan the lost iTunes backup (local disk C is highly-recommended) and click "Start Scan".

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④ After a while, iPhone Data Recovery would display the scanned iTunes backup on the primary interface. Click on "Recover" button and the scanned iTunes backup file will be recovered to PC automatically.

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iPhone Data Recovery works well on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. If you want to recover iTunes backup from Mac, please go to the Mac version of iTunes backup recovery tool for Mac for Mac. And the iTunes backup files are generally stored in default location as the table shows.
OS Location
Windows Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Apple computer\MobileSync\Backup.
Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.
Mac Mac OS X 10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6/10.5 \Users\USERNAME\Library\Application Support\MobileSync\Backup

Part 2: How to recover iPhone/iPad/iPod files in iTunes backup

After recovering, iPhone Data Recovery will display the just recovered iTunes backup in the primary interface under "Recovery Data from iTunes Backup File" category. Then you can further recover the specific photos, contacts, text messages, notes and other 16 kinds of iPhone/iPad/iPod files in the backup via the 3 steps below.

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  • Step 1: Select the just recovered iTunes backup and click on "Start Scan" button.
  • Step 2: After a while, all the photos, contacts, notes, etc. in the backup will be listed in category on the program's primary interface. Select your desired files and click "Recover". iphone 5 data recovery

Amazing, isn't it? Seeing is believing, Come and give iPhone Data Recovery a shot! But if you're just curious about how to delete iTunes backup instead of recovering, then this article would be of great help.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iPhone Data Follow @Jerry Cook