.MDINFO File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .MDINFO file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

MDINFO File Recovery

What is a .MDINFO file?

iPhone backup file created by iTunes, a digital media player; stores metadata about the data saved in a corresponding .MDDATA file; may include information about SMS messages, contacts, and notes; used for restoring iPhone backups in iTunes.

What Are Common Causes of ".MDINFO" Files Lost or Failure?

There can be several common causes for ".MDINFO" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".MDINFO" files while cleaning up their computer or storage devices.
  2. File system corruption: File system errors or corruption can result in the loss or failure of ".MDINFO" files.
  3. Virus or malware attack: Malicious software can infect and damage files, including ".MDINFO" files, leading to their loss or failure.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with software applications or hardware components can cause ".MDINFO" files to become inaccessible or corrupted.
  5. Operating system errors: Errors or glitches in the operating system can result in the loss or failure of ".MDINFO" files.
  6. Power failure: Sudden power outages or system shutdowns can interrupt file operations and cause ".MDINFO" files to be lost or damaged.
  7. Formatting or partitioning: Formatting or partitioning a storage device without proper backup can erase ".MDINFO" files stored on it.
  8. Human error: Accidental overwriting, improper handling, or incorrect file manipulation by users can lead to the loss or failure of ".MDINFO" files.

It is important to regularly backup important files, including ".MDINFO" files, to prevent data loss in case of any unexpected events.

How to recover lost ".MDINFO" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".MDINFO" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".MDINFO" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".MDINFO" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".MDINFO" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".MDINFO" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".MDINFO" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo iPhone Backup Information File image file file?

Programs that open ".MDINFO" files

Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
Microsoft Notepad Microsoft Notepad
Notepad++ Notepad++
Other <a href=text editor"> Other text editor
Apple iTunes Apple iTunes
Apple TextEdit Apple TextEdit
Other <a href=text editor"> Other text editor

Additional Information

  • File type: iPhone Backup Information File

  • File extension: .MDINFO

  • Developer: Apple

  • Category: Backup Files

  • Format: Binary


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

  • What is a ".MDINFO backup" file and what is its purpose?

    A ".MDINFO backup" file is a file format associated with the Mobiledit Forensic Express software. It is used for creating backups of mobile device data, such as contacts, messages, call logs, multimedia files, and other information.

    The purpose of a ".MDINFO backup" file is to securely store a copy of the data from a mobile device, allowing users to restore it later if needed. These backups can be useful for forensic analysis, data recovery, transferring data between devices, or simply creating a backup to protect against data loss. The ".MDINFO backup" file contains a compressed and encrypted version of the mobile device data, ensuring its integrity and confidentiality.

  • How can I create a ".MDINFO backup" file for my data?

    To create a ".MDINFO backup" file for your data, you can follow these general steps:

    1. Identify the data you want to back up: Determine the specific files or folders you want to include in the backup.
    2. Choose a backup method: There are various methods you can use to create a backup, such as manual copying, using backup software, or utilizing cloud storage services. Select the method that suits your needs.
    3. Create a new folder: Choose a location on your computer or an external storage device where you want to store the backup files. Create a new folder with a descriptive name, e.g., "MyDataBackup".
    4. Copy or export the data: Depending on your chosen backup method, you can either manually copy the files/folders you want to back up into the new folder, or use a backup software to export the data to the desired location. Follow the instructions provided by the software if you opt for the latter.
    5. Verify the backup: After the backup process is complete, it is essential to verify that the backup files are intact and accessible. Open the backup folder and ensure that all the necessary data is present and accessible.

    Remember to regularly update your backup files to ensure your data is up to date. Additionally, consider storing your backups in multiple locations (e.g., external drives, cloud storage) for added security.

  • Is it possible to restore data from a ".MDINFO backup" file and how can it be done?

    A ".MDINFO backup" file is not a standard backup file format, so it is difficult to provide a specific answer without more information. However, if the ".MDINFO backup" file was created by a specific software or application, you may need to use that software or application to restore the data.

    Here are some general steps you can try to restore data from a backup file:

    1. Identify the software or application that created the ".MDINFO backup" file. Research the software's documentation or support resources to determine how to restore data from its backup files.
    2. Install the software (if not already installed) and open it.
    3. Look for a "Restore" or "Import" option within the software. This option is typically found in the menu or toolbar.
    4. Follow the prompts or instructions provided by the software to locate and select the ".MDINFO backup" file.
    5. Choose the specific data or files you want to restore from the backup file. The options may vary depending on the software.
    6. Select the destination location where you want to restore the data. Make sure you have enough space available on the destination drive.
    7. Start the restore process and wait for it to complete. The time required will depend on the size of the backup file and the speed of your system.

    If the above steps do not work, it may be helpful to provide more information about the software or application that created the ".MDINFO backup" file, as well as any error messages or specific issues you are encountering.

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