Where are iPod touch Backup files stored on my computer?

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

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    McNubbin

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    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:
     
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    LtRammstein

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    Why would it matter? It's not a good idea to delete your backup unless you are doing something specific...

    More detail is requested.
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Open iTunes and view your installed content.
     
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    upaymeifixit

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    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.
     
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    Night Spring

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    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

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    Expand the section
    "Restoring your iPhone or iPod touch
    Using the Restore function for your iPhone or iPod touch is part of s"

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414


    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

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    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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