Most Photos Corrupt After Restore, How To Extract Them From iTunes Backup?

By | March 31, 2016


Hi, I owned an iPhone 5s but upgraded to an iPhone 6s. I backed up everything off of my 5s and restored onto my 6s, but after that I went to photos to see if everything was there and only some where showing and the others was just white spaces. I then thought is was just the phone so I extracted them onto my PC and no program I had could open them and was getting errors like “Cannot read file”. I then right-clicked and looked at the properties and saw that there was no data on them. On other images there was information here. There is still up to 600KB of data in each file (just like the working ones) so I believe all the data is still there and its just the properties that have been removed somehow. Any help would be great thanks.

So long a post here. In short, is there any way to extract and restore corrupt photos from iTunes backup after restoring? It is quite strange that after restoring from iTunes backup, most photos got corrupt. However, you don’t have to worry, for I can show you how to extract those photos from iTunes backup directly, and then, you can put them on your computer.

In order to extract corrupt photos from iTunes backup, it is hard to do that if without the help from iFonebox, which is a professional iTunes backup extractor. As is known that iFonebox is a professional iPhone photo data recovery which can not only extract and restore lost data from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively, but recover deleted or lost text messages, contacts, notes, wechat messages, etc, from iPhone or iPad directly, so cool and amazing. Next, I will show you detailed steps to restore corrupt photos from iTunes backup to computer.

How to extract and restore corrupt photos from iTunes backup? 

There is no doubt that the first thing is to download and install iFonebox on your computer. There are two versions optional: Windows version and Mac version.

  • Step 1. Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. All iTunes backup files will be detected by iFonebox, so just pick out one containing your corrupt photos to scan. Click Select button to go.
  • Step 2. Scan photos from selected iTunes backup. Click on Photos item to start the scanning process. If you have a larger data for photos, it will take longer time to scan data from iTunes backup.
  • Step 3. Preview and select deleted photos to retrieve. After scanning, it’s your turn to select all broken photos and then, click Recover to PC button to transfer all photos to your computer. If you need to retrieve those corrupt photos back to your iPhone again, read this article: Tips to transfer photos from computer back to iPhone for free

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That’s all. It is pretty convenient and fantastic to extract and restore corrupt photos from iTunes backup within the help from iFonebox.

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