Extract Data from iTunes Backup

“Couple of days back, I created backup of files from iTunes. But, unfortunately I upgraded iTunes software to new version and something triggered loss of even backup files. Now, I am not able to find single file and badly in need of lost backup files. How to recover data from iTunes backup? Please give me your suggestions. Thanks!!!”

iTunes is default media manager program for Macintosh computer. This software was released for Mac OS X based Apple computer, later on it supported Windows OS too. It can manage and backup all your media data such as songs, pictures, movies, video clips, and other data. You can backup all files from iTunes but unfortunately these data might be lost or erased due to unknown reasons from Mac or iPods. Some common reasons for losing data from iTunes backup are as listed below:

  • Erasing data from iTunes backup accidentally renders permanent deletion of files
  • Connecting iPod improperly on Mac system can lead to loss of files making data inaccessible
  • Malfunctioning of iTunes software or other related applications on Mac may or may not have impact on the files saved as backup from iTunes library
  • “iTunes backup was corrupt or not compatible” error is another main reason for inaccessibility of data from backup folder

Don't get upset, if you have lost or erased iTunes backup files on Mac or from iPod in any of the above mentioned situations, read this article to know exact way to retrieve files with ease.

Utility to extract data from iTunes backup:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is trustworthy tool to get back data from iTunes backup file on Mac operating system. By performing correct file signature scan, you can retrieve lost and deleted data successfully. It can restore files from pen drive, memory card, removable hard drive, SSD drives and so on. You can get back deleted photos (JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PSD, etc), audios (MP3, MP4, AIFF, M4b, WAV, AMR, etc), videos (AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP, MPEG, MPG, 3G2, etc), Pages documents, Number files, archives, KeyNote files, compressed files, and other file types from various storage drives easily. It can recover deleted, lost, formatted data from Mac volumes / drives with HFS, HFS+, HFSX and FAT file systems. This application can recover lost or deleted data from Apple computers running with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7 (Lion), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) computers. Along with other media files, it can bring back videos from Mac Mini, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Pro systems.

Steps to retrieve files from iTunes backup:

  • Connect iPod to Mac computer and download Yodot Mac Photo Recovery tool on it
  • Install and wait till the programs runs completely
  • On main window you will get two options namely 'Deleted Photo Recovery' and 'Lost Photo Recovery'
  • Click on required option and proceed further to select the device from where your iTunes backup files were lost
  • Also mention the file types that you would prefer to restore
  • After selecting the drive and file types all you have do is click on 'Next' button that will initiate scanning process
  • Once the scanning process gets completed, recovered files will get displayed in 'Data View' and 'File Type View'
  • Switch between required views and click on files that are to be saved
  • If necessary Preview any media file from the list and confirm recovery of exact file
  • This program is added with 'Find Tool' using which you can find particular files from the list of restored files
  • Finally save recovered media files to desired destination location apart from same drive that was scanned


  • Check twice or thrice before erasing information from iTunes backup
  • Take regular backup of crucial files on multiple storage devices to avoid data loss

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