Apple's iPad is a computer just like a laptop or desktop. However, not like a laptop or desktop, there is no trash bin to store your deleted files from iPad. That means if you accidently deleted files on your iPad, it's a bit tricky for you to find your lost files.
Luckily, your files have not gone forever, and you can restore contacts, photos, notes, messages from your iPad. iTunes generates a backup file when you synced your iPad with it each time. However, Apple is not so nice, and you are not able to preview this backup file and take any content from it.
To do so, you need to apply on third-party applications - iTunes Data Recovery( iPad Restore Software) and iTunes Data Recovery for Mac( iPad Restore for Mac Software). They are assistants that enable you to extract and preview the backup file and restore files from iPad (including iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad or iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display and iPad Air).
Somethimes, things get worse -- You don't have such a backup file. This may happen when you inadvertently deleted the file or the file became corrupted for some reasons. If so, you are able to turn to another utility: iPad Data Recovery- iPad Restore software. It is a straightforward way to restore iPad photos, notes, Safari bookmarks, calendar and more directly from iPad without backup file.
Follow the instructions below on how to restore iPad files:
Launch iTunes Data Recovery program to restore iPad from backu, and your backup file appears with your device's name, sync date and serial number. Click "Start Scan".
After Scanning, all your iPad files are able to preview. Select the file type and tick the files on the left. And then click "Recover" to restore iPad from backup, such as recover iPad photos.
Navigate a folder on your computer to save the restoreed iPad files, and click "Save" to confirm.
No backup file? Never mind! Try iPad Data Recovery to restore iPad videos, photos, Safari bookmarks without backup. It support to restore iPad mini/4/3/2, iPad Air 2/Air, iPad mini 3.mini 2, etc. For preparation, connect your iPad to your computer.
When the program detected your iPad, click "Start Scan" to start scanning lost files on iPad.
Then all the files on iPad are listed in categories: photos, messages, contacts, Safari bookmarks, etc. You are allowed to preview all kinds of files before restore. Select the category on the left and tick the files you need to restore on the right. Click "Recover" and specify a location on your computer to save the restored iPad files.
In additional, iPad Data Recovery supports to restore iPad from iCloud backup. Click here to see how to do so.
In some cases, iTunes Data Recovery can also be refered to as restore iPad to factory settings and deleting all data. If you to need to give your iPad to a new owner without any of your data remaining on the device. It can also be a great troubleshooting step for an iPad with frequent problems. The restore of the factory default settings can clean out any corrupted data on the iPad, which can fix some problems. If that's what you want to do, go on: