Itunes "back up"help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Juandagis, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I finally found my mobile sync files and moved them to my external hard drive, but how do I tell itunes where they are or where do I put the files so that itunes will find them? I moved them because my Macbook Air has very little hard drive space. When I sync it says "could not back up phone error". please help! No Apple store near me... i just want my itunes to back everything up to my external.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Jan 23, 2005
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    I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do. The iTunes iOS backups are stored in the below folder. Did you move them to an external drive, and now want to move them back? You should be able to quit iTunes and copy them back.

    Code:
    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes that's the file I moved. How can I get it to back up in my external hard drive? Where do I copy it to so it gets to back up to my external? Thanks!
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Just so I understand, you want to do an iTunes iOS backup and have that file end up on the external drive? I don't know of a way to do that without moving your entire user home folder to the external.
     
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