How to Recover Deleted iTunes Backup

Roxanne updated on Oct 12, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Stop using the drive when you deleted or lost iTunes backup by accident on Windows PC. On this page, we'll guide you to recover deleted iTunes backup and bring your lost iPhone data back in 3 steps by using EaseUS file recovery software.

IMPORTANT: When you deleted or lost iTunes backup, stop using the device first. Then follow solution on this page for help.

How to recover lost or deleted iTunes backup

"Have you ever accidentally deleted your iPhone backup from iTunes? And do you know how to restore the lost iTunes backup?

I created an iTunes backup about 6 months ago and it's all about my photos, videos. Last Friday, I run a large file clean program on my computer, it accidentally deleted my iTunes backup. And I didn't find it in the recycle bin. So, if you know a way to bring my iTunes backup back, please help." 

It is a disaster when you make the mistake of deleting the iTunes backup on your PC. Important data in the backup like photos, videos, contacts, messages will get lost.

To help you recover lost iPhone data, we suggest you follow the step-by-step guide in the next part to make everything ready.


As we know, iOS users can sync their iPhone, iPad or iPod with iTunes to create a backup file for important data, such as years of documents, notes, photos, videos, SMS messages and contacts of all your friends and family.

Sometimes, you might delete one or more of your iTunes backups by mistake. When it happens, stay calm and follow the preparations here to making things done for lost iTunes backup recovery:

EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard enables you to scan a specific folder or location on your Windows PC and find the deleted or lost iTunes backup in only 3 steps.

  • Supports: File recovery on Windows 10/8/7 and Vista/XP computers.
  • Applies to: Scan and find lost iTunes backup on Windows hard drive.
  • 2. Locate or find the iTunes backup location on your PC

Normally, the iTunes backup is saved to a fixed path on Windows computer. And you can follow this path to locate your iTunes backup folder:

C:Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.

Locate iTunes backup folder on Windows PC.

Now, you can move to the next part and follow the step-by-step tutorial to effectively restore the deleted or lost iTunes backup file.

Recover deleted iTunes backup

EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard allows you to choose a specific folder and scan to find the lost files. As for the deleted iTunes backup, you can also use this feature to quickly locate the iTunes backup folder by following its storage path as listed in the Preparation part. 

And then through the steps here to bring your lost iTunes backup file back:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select location to scan lost folder.

Under the Specify a location section, click "Browse" on Select Folder to choose the location where you lost the folder and click "OK" to scan the lost folder.

Run folder recovery software.

Step 2. Find and preview found files in the lost folder.

You can find the lost folder in "Deleted Files", "Lost Files" or use the "Search" feature to quickly find the lost folder by searching the folder name. Then open the found folder and double-click to preview lost files.

Scan and find lost folder data.

Step 3. Recover and save the lost folder with files.

Last, select the folder and files and click "Recover", browse to choose a new & secure spot on your PC and click "OK" to save it.

Restore lost folder data.

Notice that the most important part of iTunes backup is a file saved with .plist extension. 

Finish all the steps, you can restore and save this file back to the default location on your PC where you used to save the iTunes backup. After this, you can open iTunes to view and check those found files that you've created as an iTunes backup, and you can even restore them from iTunes to your iPhone and continue using the files again.

PLUS: If you deleted iPhone data by mistake, you can use EaseUS iPhone data recovery software to help yourself recovering iPhone data by directly scanning your device and restore lost files from iTunes backup. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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