I will preface this by saying I already know the answer, but hope there is new info out there I haven't found yet. I upgraded my iPhone last fall, and in doing so, set an encrypted password to set up my new phone. Everything transferred fine and I have had no issues. I was also very deliberate in hanging on to the password until I was sure the backup worked because I knew I would have to set iTunes to "unencrypt" it at some point. Apparently in my excitement about having a new phone I never actually did remove the password, and now I have no idea what I used (I have a suspicion as to part of the password, but have tried various combinations to no avail). I do have a password keeper on my computer (iMac) but never entered that one because I assumed it was temporary and I no longer needed it. I have no actual need at this point to restore my phone or access the backup, but I would like to remove the password. Is there a way to effectively remove/delete my existing encrypted backup file so that I can start fresh? I don't care about the existing backup if I can make a new, unencrypted one (and then be sure to write down any new password for it.) All of the things I've googled have sent me to a Windows based password cracking program, but I'm on an iMac with no access to a PC. I do, however, have access to another iMac, if it would be possible to back up there, then transfer that backup to my current computer???? I suspect I am just screwed here, through my own fault, and that when the time comes for a new phone I will just have to start fresh on it. I back up all my photos through Dropbox, which really is the only thing irreplaceable, other than game data that might be saved. I'd be annoyed to lose game data but it wouldn't be the end of the world. Does anyone have any suggestions of things to try? I cannot find the password in my iMac Keychain. Thanks.