Where are iPod touch Backup files stored on my computer?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by McNubbin, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Sep 28, 2008
    Oceanside, Ca
    Where are the backup files for my iPod touch? I'm running Windows XP pro. I've searched online to find it but i can't find it UGH!!!:mad:
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Why would it matter? It's not a good idea to delete your backup unless you are doing something specific...

    More detail is requested.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2009
    Somewhere in program files.

    I would guess it is somewhere in C:/~blah blah blah~/program-files/itunes

    Sorry, I don't have iTunes installed on Parallels (Mac).

    Just look around a little.
  5. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    On Vista, it's in a folder called C:\blahblahblah\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\{long string of letters&numbers}

    Hopefully, it's not much different on XP. So search your C drive for folders named "Backup," then see if any of them have higher-level directories similar to what I listed above.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009
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    iTunes places the backup files in the following places:

    On a Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

    On Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

    On Windows Vista: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2008
    I have been backing up my touch for a year now. I have a mac and I tried to find the backup file using your path but I have no mobile sync folder in my application support folder in my library...are you sure you've given the correct path????

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