I have an itunes backup that is only missing the Plist files and I want to know if it's possible to recover pictures from this backup? The backup isn't encrypted and programs for reading Itunes backups don't work because of the missing .PLIST files. The backup is complete and has Manifest.db but just missing the PLIST files. I can't seem to find anyone else that has the same issue as me.
If the backup isn’t encrypted, then the photo files themselves will be intact photo files, regardless of the missing metadata files. (An encrypted backup without the Manifest.plist and Manifest.db would be another, sadder, story.)
Decipher Backup Browser should be able to read the backup without the metadata. https://deciphertools.com/decipher-backup-browser.html If the backup has the Manifest.db, you should see a Camera Roll Gallery section. If there’s no Manifest.db (or it’s an old Manifest.db) use the “Camera Roll Recovery” or “Photo/Video Recovery” sections.