.MDBACKUP File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .MDBACKUP extension:

iPhone Data Backup File

iPhone Data Backup File

iPhone or iPod touch backup file created by iTunes, a digital media player; contains backup data for the device, which may include notes, SMS messages, pictures, contacts, and other data; used by iTunes for restoring device states.

The data in MDBACKUP files are stored in a proprietary format which is only meant to be used by iTunes. However, some information may include plain text data, which can be read with a text viewer.

NOTE: MDBACKUP files have been replaced by .MDDATA and .MDINFO files in more recent firmware versions for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Software's name License Platforms
Apple iTunes Apple iTunes Freeware MacWindows
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit Bundled Mac
Echo One File Juicer Echo One File Juicer Free Trial Mac
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad Bundled MacWindows
Other text editor Other text editor LinuxMacWindows

Updated: October 31, 2010

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