The File Extensions Database

.MDBACKUP File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Backup Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .MDBACKUP file?

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NOTE: MDBACKUP files have been replaced by .MDDATA and .MDINFO files in more recent firmware versions for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Programs that open iPhone Data Backup File
Apple iTunes
Microsoft Notepad
Apple iTunes
Echo One File Juicer
Apple TextEdit

How to solve problems with MDBACKUP files

  • Associate the MDBACKUP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any MDBACKUP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.MDBACKUP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the MDBACKUP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .MDBACKUP is iPhone Data Backup File. Because only the current version supports the latest MDBACKUP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .MDBACKUP is iPhone Data Backup File update.
  • To make sure that your MDBACKUP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.