Files with mddata suffix may be encountered as ikd  backups of iOS devices created in some legacy versions of Apple iTunes.

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MDDATA file extension - Apple iPhone backup data

What is mddata file? How to open mddata files?

File type specification:

Mobile phones related file type icon Mobile phones related file type

Backup file type icon Backup file type

mddata file icon: mddata filetype icon

File extension mddata is associated with the Apple iTunes, the standard device and multimedia management application for iOS devices. Apple iTunes can create backup of the iOS device.

Backup data are stored in files with name made from up to 40 characters and file extension mddata.

Since version 9.2 iTunes doesn't use file extension mddata anymore and backup files have only 40 characters name without file extension.

This mddata file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to mddata file type:

Apple iTunes for Windows icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple iTunes for Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

iTunes is a digital media application for playing and organizing digital music and video files. Also is used to manage Apple portable devices such as iPod, iPhone and iPad. iTunes has integrated iTunes Store service, where can users buy and download digital music, videos, applications for iOS devices, audiobooks, podcasts, ringtones etc. iTunes is distributed as a free software.

Related articles:

How to backup iPhone

Help how to open MDDATA files:

These files could have been used to restore data in iTunes prior version 9.2.

How to convert file with extension MDDATA:

This file type is not meant to be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .mddata file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open mddata file, edit mddata file, convert mddata file, view mddata file, play mddata file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the mddata files.

  • Extract mddata file
  • Recover mddata file
  • Backup mddata file

Applications that extract mddata file - Apple iPhone backup data

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for extract mddata file action.

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

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