Notes on Mojave

You’ve installed MSB on macOS 10.14+ and get an alert that says “the backup folder is empty.”

Mojave users (or higher) must authorize Full Disk Access for MobileSyncBrowser; just click here to open the System Preferences, unlock and add the app. MSB only requires access to the MobileSync/Backup folder, so future versions may be able to request only the required access at the folder level.

macOS 10.14 Mojave requires authorization to access backup directories.
Use System Preferences > Security & Privacy to add MSB to ‘Full Disk Access’.