Retrieve Files from iTunes Backup on OS X

“Hello guys, I have encountered a devastating situation; important files from iTunes backup on my Mac are lost. After updating iTunes on system, I noticed that few of my backup files from iTunes were missing. I don’t know what to do as I tried every possible way to find iTunes backup files. If anybody can suggest me how to recover backup files from iTunes, it will be of great help. I cannot think of losing all my auspicious photos, videos and music files, so please help.”

iTunes software is in use on multiple gadgets like iPod, iPhone and others that are compatible on Mac platform. In order to organize and store media files in an architectural way, having iTunes is essential on these gadgets. Devices running with iTunes will provide option to backup files automatically when they are connected to Mac computers. So, iTunes backup will be stored on Mac computer in default location, “~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/” Library here indicates ‘User Library’ and not System Library.

Some of the factors that cause missing or loss of iTunes Backup files on Mac are:

  • While trying to restore iTunes backup files using third party utility there are chances of losing files due to incorrect procedure
  • Erasing data from Mac hard drive by accidentally clicking on Erase Macintosh HD option in ‘Disk Utility’ will wipe off all data from computer along with iTunes backup files
  • Incorrect way of updating iTunes on Mac system can result in missing or disappearing of backup files associated with iTunes
  • Upgrading OS on Mac computer will sometimes cause certain files to be hidden including files from iTunes backup

When important videos, photos, music and other files are lost from iTunes backup in the above instances as one will definitely worry about how to overcome the situation. Fortunately, this can be resolved by employing Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software which is brilliantly built to rescue data from iTunes backup.

iTunes backup file recovery software:

To retrieve files from iTunes backup on Mac machine experts suggest using Yodot Mac Photo Recovery as it is built with advanced recovery modules. It is widely used by many users and has gained trust because of its exceptional recovery results. This tool involves read-only strategies to retrieve deleted Podcasts from iTunes along with different formats of media files like pictures, movies, RAW images, music, etc from iTunes backup on Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers. Other than Mac hard drive, this utility can accomplish iTunes media file recovery from portable hard drives, USB flash drives, SSD, iPods, MP3 players, memory cards and other storage devices. One can use this tool on Macintosh computers running with Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems.

Guidelines to rescue files from iTunes backup:

  • Download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery software on your Mac machine from where iTunes backup files are lost
  • Install and run the utility according to given instructions
  • In main screen click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” option according to file loss situation from iTunes backup
  • Then choose the volume that holds iTunes backup and then click on “Mark All” to restore all file types from iTunes Backup
  • Next wait till scanning process ends and a list of recovered files gets displayed
  • Glance at rescued files in “Data View” or “File Type View” and next, preview any required iTunes files for confirming
  • At last save these recovered iTunes backup files to target location on Mac hard drive, but not to same volume

Preventive Tips:

  • Keep multiple backup copies of iTunes backup files on different storage locations
  • Use authenticated programs while trying to extract files from iTunes backup

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