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A Detailed Guide on How to Recover Deleted, Lost iTunes Backup File

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-06-22 / Update for  iTunes Data

iTunes backup is really a life saver when useful data, like photos, contacts in iOS device, is lost. But the problem is, iTunes backup may also be missing. Sometimes, we delete iTunes backup on purpose to save hard drive space, but later find some important files in the deleted backup badly in need. Or, you lost your iTunes backup just by chance.

Fortunately, Operating system does not delete exact files, but delete the file references. With certain iPhone data recovery software, you can quickly and easily recover deleted iTunes backup data.

Detailed Steps on How to Recover Deleted/Lost iTunes Backup File

First of all, download and install Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery to your PC (Windows 10/8.1/8/7XP/Vista). Mac users go to iPhone Data Recovery for Mac (Mac OS X 10.11 EI Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5). Then do as the following steps to retrieve lost/deleted iTunes backup file.

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  • Launch the program, and select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup". Then the program will list all iTunes backups that haven't been deleted. Click on "Go get back deleted iTunes backup".

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  • Click on "Start Scan" to scan the hard disks. Usually Disk C is our first choice, since iTunes backup file is saved in Disk C by default.

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  • Select backup file you want to restore and choose "Recover".

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After you finish the 3 steps, the recovered backup file will be on the backup file list. You can feel free to use it to get back photos, messages, contacts to your iPhone.

Bonus: How to 100% Safely Backup Your iPhone, iPad, iPod in iTunes?

iTunes backup documents are the best choice for you if you frequently use the computer that hosts your iTunes backup, or you don't have an iCloud account, or you don't want to use iCloud ever since the Leaking Nude Celebrity Photos incident.

And in order to ensure your iTunes backup 100% safe, we suggest you protect your iTunes backup with a passcode by selecting "Encrypt iPhone Backup" in the Summary tab. When the backup is encrypted, you need to enter the password when you want to restore from the backup.

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Forget the password, you can read on to learn how to recover or remove iTunes Backup Password.

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  Updated on 2020-06-22 / Update for  iTunes Data

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