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.MDBACKUP File Extension

File TypeiPhone Data Backup File

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CategoryBackup Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a MDBACKUP 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.

More Information

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NOTE: MDBACKUP files have been replaced by .MDDATA and .MDINFO files in more recent firmware versions for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Programs that open MDBACKUP files
Apple iTunes
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
Apple iTunes
Echo One File Juicer
Apple TextEdit
Other text editor
Updated 11/19/2010

.MDBACKUP Extension Information

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