How to Retrieve iPhone 5S Deleted Photos from backup in External Drive


In order to save space on my computer, I transfer the iTunes backups for my iPhone 5S and iPad 3 to an external drive for storage. Yesterday, my son played my iPhone 5s and removed some very important photos by careless, as iPhone has no trash can, I cannot recover the deleted photos, the only way to get back deleted photos is retrieve them from iTunes backup. But I don’t know How to retrieve backup for my Photos from my external hard drive. I don’t want to restore my iPhone from the last backup; it would erase some current data. Is there any way to only recover the deleted photos from external drive? 

Luckily, search on line found there is a third party tool named iFonebox could help me retrieve backup for the deleted file from external drive. I am able to preview the photos in backup and selectively recover data.

Free download iFonebox for Windows
Free download iFonbeox for Mac

See How iFonebox works to retrieve iPhone photos from external drive
Step 1 Install and lunch iFonebox on computer, in the below interface, please choose mode “Recover from iTunes Backup”.

Step 2 Scan the backup in external drive
iTunes backup files will be automatically found and listed below. If there is no backup file in the form, please select from other folder or external drive by click “Select” button.

Step 3 Preview and Retrieve photo from iTunes backup
After scanning finished, we can see a categories on the top side of the window include camera roll, contacts, messages, call history, etc. click the “camera roll” icon, all deleted and existing photos and videos displayed here, preview the photos one by one and selectively mark those you want, then click “Recover” button to save them on  computer.

You can also recover other data like Contacts, messages, notes, Calendar, Call history, Voice memos, etc if you need

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