I need to view files from an old backup that i put a password on but cant for the life of remember the password. Is there anyway i can view these files on PC? I need text msgs and emails that where on the phone at time of backup.

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    I would really hope that something protected by a password can't be broken otherwise there is little point in having one. – user151019 Mar 19 '13 at 12:42
  • possible duplicate of Create backup iPhone with forgotten encryption password – Rob Feb 12 '14 at 8:25
  • This is a duplicate of my question above, and no, you cannot do this. – Rob Feb 12 '14 at 8:25
  • @Robuust your "duplicate" question was asked after this one. I'll see if I can dupe both to something from several years ago. We should have plenty of similar questions on the site to clean up a bit but even if the same answer explaining where and how iTunes makes backups might address both questions, they don't seem to be perfect duplicates. – bmike Feb 12 '14 at 12:16

You can try TotalSaver Encrypted Recovery Service from MyPhoneData

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    From the requirements for that application: "An unencrypted backup of your iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 running on iOS4, iOS5 or iOS6, created by the iTunes software" In this instance, the user only has an encrypted backup. – Tim B Mar 21 '13 at 14:56
  • sorry, I pointed to the software that I had used. I didn't exactly remember the link to their encrypted one. It specifies that one has to know the password. Its actually Total Saver encrypted service - myphonedata.com/encryptedrecovery – Rohan Mar 21 '13 at 17:59

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