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CopyTrans Backup Extractor allows you to extract photos, messages, contacts, calendars, and notes from your iPhone backup directly to your computer. There’s no need to restore the whole backup on an iOS device anymore.

This article summarizes the key functions of CopyTrans Backup Extractor.

Find iPhone backups on your computer

If you can remember backing up your iPhone but not the exact destination folder, CopyTrans Backup Extractor will automatically locate all the backups on your computer for your convenience. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. First, download CopyTrans Backup Extractor:
  2. Download CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  3. Install and run the program. If you need help, refer to the installation guide.
  4. Once the software is launched, the search for iPhone backups will start automatically. If you want to skip this step and select the backup folder manually, click “I know where my backup is”. I know where my backup is button
  5. CopyTrans Backup Extractor will then display the list of all the backups found on your PC. If for some reason you don’t see the backup you need on the list, you can enter the directory manually: These arent the backups I need button
  6. Finally, you will see the name of the device, as well as the time and date of the backup. Right-click on the tile to see “Show in explorer” option. Clicking on it will open the folder that contains the backup, allowing you to move or delete it. Show in explorer button

View the backup content and size

View the backup content and size

Once the backup search is complete, you will see the list of available backups.

First, click on the backup that you need. If it is encrypted, you will be prompted to provide the backup password. You can find more information about backup encryption here.

Then you’ll see the data types that are part of the selected backup: photos and videos, contacts, messages, notes and calendars as well as their number and size. Data types

Extract backup data to a PC or external hard drive

Extract backup data to a PC or external hard drive

If you have accidentally lost your data but still have backup files on your computer, CopyTrans Backup Extractor will restore it directly to your PC without the need to use your device.

Simply choose the data you want to restore and then select the folder you want to extract to. This can be a folder on your PC or an external hard drive. Data types

Then simply wait for the extraction process to finish. On average, 5 GB of photos get extracted in less than 5 minutes!

Finally, once the operation is complete, you can go back by clicking OK and choose other data available in this backup or open the folder to find the recovered files. Data extracion finished screen

File formats extracted from backups

File formats extracted from backups

Below you can find the file formats CopyTrans Backup Extractor works with. CopyTrans Backup Extractor will successfully:

  • Extract photos from iPhone backup in .HEIC, .PNG and .JPEG formats
  • Extract videos from iPhone backup in .MOV and .MP4 formats
  • Extract contacts from iPhone backup in .VCARD format (separate files)
  • Extract text messages from iPhone backup (SMS, iMessages, WhatsApp, LINE) in .PDF (with attachments that are placed in a separate folder)
  • Extract notes from iPhone backup in .HTML format
  • Extract calendars from iPhone backup in .ICS format

Compatibility

Compatibility

CopyTrans Backup Extractor supports all backup types of iOS 10, iOS 11, iOS 12, and iOS 13 devices. It will also successfully handle encrypted backups, whether created by iTunes, CopyTrans Shelbee, or any other third-party software (provided that you still remember the password).

The software is compatible with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10.

Limitations

Limitations

For now CopyTrans Backup Extractor doesn’t support iCloud backups.

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Irina is a marketing and tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market, who dyes her hair in the color of her cats' fur (future cat lady detected) and enjoys sitting on her balcony on a rainy day reading books, watching TV shows, playing video games and drinking hot chocolate. With marshmallows.