Nov 24 2011
Many of the iDevice users often feel the need to backup their data such as photos, music,etc. from their devices. For such purpose, there is a new utility in the market which is capable of recovering data from your iOS backups in iTunes, provided if the backup isn’t encrypted. In order to make this happen you need to be using Mac OS X Lion.
You can get your free copy of the application from the developers’ website. Once you download the app, copy it to the applications folder (/Applications) on your startup drive and launch it from there. You’ll be presented with a window and a button, Read Backups, which you should click. After clicking you’ll see something like this:
Select the backup you want to extract from the list, click Choose and you’ll see something like this:
The backups for each individual app can be restored. More importantly, however, check out that last item, labeled iOS Files, since it has a lot of important information. It has the photos and videos on your camera and a array of other stuff. This works fine for normal data backup but, If you happen to try recover data from an encrypted backup, iPhone Backup Extractor will go through the motions and actually recover the data, but you won’t be able to use any of it.