Data does not always need to be extracted directly from a live connected device. It is also possible to load one of several available backup formats or other compatible file types and process their content in the same fashion as if the physical device was present.

Import data screen

MOBILedit Backup XML

This is the native backup format of our products - MOBILedit Forensic, MOBILedit Forensic Express, and Phone Copier Express. Anytime you perform an export, you may select MOBILedit Backup as one of the output formats. This will generate a mobiledit_backup.xml file, which can be loaded later, and processed again with a different configuration.

This import option is available for all the license types of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Android ADB backup file

Allows loading an Android ADB backup. You may be prompted to enter a password if the backup is encrypted.

This import option is NOT available for the Single Phone license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

iTunes backup folder

It allows you to load an iTunes backup, which is in the form of a folder, typically named with a 40-character hexadecimal code and containing a set of similarly named binary files. Usually, an iTunes backup is encrypted, in which case you will be prompted to enter the password.

This import option is available for all the license types of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Data from folder

Will analyze media files, such as photos and videos for all possible metadata such as GPS locations displayed in maps, timestamps, camera model, etc. A wide range of media formats is supported besides standard JPG, PNG, GIF, AVI, MP4, MKV we analyze also RAW and new HEIF/HEIC with H.265. Also, audio files and documents can be analyzed. MOBILedit Forensic Express also analyzes videos and storyboard, so it can be understood without playing videos or when printed. Timeline of all media files can be created. If you have Camera Ballistics installed, then you get information if a photo comes really from the camera analyzed or not.

This import option is available ONLY for the Unlimited license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Data from ZIP file

Will analyze zipped media files, such as photos and videos for all possible metadata such as GPS locations displayed in map, timestamps, camera model etc. A wide range of media formats is supported besides standard JPG, PNG, GIF, AVI, MP4, MKV we analyze also RAW and new HEIF/HEIC with H.265. Also, audio files and documents can be analyzed. MOBILedit Forensic Express also analyzes videos and creators of storyboard, so it can be understood without playing videos or when printed. Timeline of all media files can be created. If you have Camera Ballistics installed, then you get information if a photo comes really from the camera analyzed or not.

This import option is available ONLY for the Unlimited license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Physical Image

In case you have made a Physical Image of your phone, this is the option for you to select. Locate the image on your disk and proceed to analyze it, as if it was a live connected phone with more data available.

This import option is NOT available for the Single Phone license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Huawei backup folder

Allows loading a Huawei backup. You may be prompted to enter a password if the backup is encrypted.

This import option is available ONLY for the Unlimited license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Xiaomi backup folder

Allows loading a Xiaomi backup. You may be prompted to enter your password if the backup is encrypted.

This import option is available ONLY for the Unlimited license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Cellebrite UFED Report

With this option, you can load .ufdr archives from Cellebrite UFED, which allows you to analyze applications and extract data that Cellebrite may not have been able to.

This import option is NOT available for the Single Phone license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Oxygen Backup XML

With this option, you can load backups from Oxygen Forensic Suite, which allows you to analyze applications and extract data that Oxygen may not have been able to.

This import option is available ONLY for the Unlimited license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Samsung Smart Switch backup

This option allows you to load and analyze Samsung Smart Switch backup files in MOBILedit Forensic Express

This import option is available ONLY for the Unlimited license of MOBILedit Forensic Express.

Samsung feature phone

Allows importing backup files created from Samsung feature phones. (Phones without operating system).

More information here.