Incomplete backup help

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    I have a headache, so please be kind in your responses!

    hi, i rebuilt my pc a couple of weeks and didnt backup my phone. i had a problem with my phone last night and tried a backup for hte first time, but it would not complete. i restore my phone to factory setting but i have lost all contacts, messages, everything. is there any way i can get this data out of the incomplete backup file??
    apart from banging my head on a brick wall?
    copied all the files from the incomplete backup to a new backup file.
    copied manifests and .mdbx (or whatever they are) to the old incomplete backup file
    even if i could just see the data in a text format, that would be well handy!
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    I'm afraid to say that if you don't backup your iTunes folder before you re-work your computer then you are out of luck.
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    Am saying something that rhymes with luck!!

    Right, so although I have the files there, there is no way to be able to get these into a human readable format?
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    They are incomplete backups? or what's the files?
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    I am asuming incomplete as no manifest of mdbs (?). There are in the region of 1300 .FILE files.

    Cant read the data in them when I try to open with notepad or the likes
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    I think the only way to read mdbs files will be with Microsoft Access or a similar database program. There is no way to tell what's in the file unless you can try to open it.
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    sorry, its mbdb for the manifest files so it wont be access format.

    the manifest files were not created with the backup, so it is just the .file formats i have first.

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