Corrupted iPhone 5 backup fix

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pcx436

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I have an old iPhone 5 that recently died but I have a backup from it, and I would like to put the backup on a new iPhone 5. However the backup is corrupted, I would really like to fix the backup and put it on my new phone or at least get the info off the backup, I've looked around but I can't find much that entails to my situation. Can anyone help?
 

pcx436

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I accidently hit add as the solution. Anyway, I think so. My new iphone is indeed on the latest version, and I believe that the old iphone was as well. All I want to do is either restore this backup onto my new phone or open up the backup and take the files and info out of it.
 

plast0000

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ok

on OS X the back up file is located here
~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

on Windows
Vista and later
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
<USERNAME> is the name of your Windows account

xp
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
 

pcx436

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Yes I know about that, I've visited the folder a few times. However when you go on in there there are a bunch files that I cant open with any program I know of.

 

plast0000

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http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/
extract the back up file using this
 

pcx436

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This is working pretty well, thanks a lot!
 

barrygis

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I had the same problem recently. Did a backup prior to getting a refurbished phone to replace a battery issue. Moved the sim card (Verizon) and iTunes said the backup was corrupt. I tried it on my old phone, after I had already blanked it and had the same result. I saw the "iphone backup extractor" below, but I wanted my stuff on my phone. I found another utility "Decipher Backup Repair". Both wanted $30 to activate them. I downloaded the free version to see what it discovered, and the sprung for the $30 activation (30 day moneyback gurantee).

It ran on my password encrypted backup and created a modified version that loaded up just like it was supposed to. It was worth $30 to get everything back in order.

Best suggestion, do backups on a regular basis so at least you have a choice when something goes wrong.
 
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