.MDDATA File Extension

A .MDDATA file is a iPhone Backup File, created by Apple.

Open with Mozilla Firefox with SQLite Manager plug-in. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .MDDATA file?

The file extension .MDDATA refers to an iPhone Backup File. This type of file is created by iTunes, which is a program developed by Apple to manage digital media. An .MDDATA file typically contains important data from an iPhone, such as contact lists, text messages (SMS), applications, and notes. This file is primarily used to restore the data on an iPhone to a previous state using iTunes.

Although Apple iTunes, the main program used to open and manage .MDDATA files, has been discontinued, there are still ways to access the data in these files. One method is using Mozilla Firefox with an add-on called SQLite Manager. This combination allows you to view the contents of the .MDDATA file because it is stored in an SQLite database format. Another option is using specific viewers like PalmDatabase.db3 or iPhone .mddata Viewer, which are designed to handle such files.

Additionally, .MDDATA files are accompanied by .MDINFO files. These .MDINFO files contain metadata about the backup, which includes details about what is stored in the backup file.

It's important to note that .MDDATA files are not only used for iPhone backups but are also applicable to Apple iPad backups. This makes them versatile in managing data across different Apple devices.


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