Backing up to external harddrive

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  1. iSabifi macrumors member

    iSabifi

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    I am about to jailbreak my iPhone and just incase anything goes wrong I want to backup my iPhone, I already know how to back it up but I just need the backup to go into my external harddrive. Any newbie help?
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    * Mac: (user)/library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    * Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(user name)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    * Windows Vista en Windows 7: \Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\


    THat is the location of yoru backup files
     
  3. iSabifi thread starter macrumors member

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    When I go there do I just copy it and put it in the external harddrive? And when I wanna restore my phone to it just option click?
     
  4. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    making a backup is by right clicking on your iphone in the left pane of itunes.

    from there you can restore from a backup as well.
     
  5. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a

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    Where in there are thencontacts? That's Lll I want
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Why not just let iTunes handle the contacts backup.
    Always available to restore to your device with one click.

    And with a PC or Mac, you can always make a copy of your contacts as a failsafe (from whatever contacts app you use). And of course you can move that copy anywhere you want (thumb drive, CD, whatever)
     
  7. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a

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    Just in case something happened to my iTunes or computer. I'd like to have them on an external. Just not sure how to do that
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Make a backup of the contacts file in whatever app your computer is storing your contacts in. Every Mac or PC contacts/address book app allows this with a couple of clicks
     

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