Can I delete my MobileSync folder

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by cain772, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. cain772 macrumors member

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    #1
    I need space and my mobilesync folder in my applications support folder has over 88GB of space. I want to delete it. What happened if I do delete it?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    ALL backups of your iDevices are lost. Better to trim the contents so you only have 1 of each?
     
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  4. NoBoMac macrumors 65816

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    You might have some old, out-of-date backups.

    First, do a backup of what you currently have, to be safe.

    In iTunes: Preferences, then Devices tab. There will be a list of the backups. Might be able to see if one or more are "oddballs" (eg. I had three backups from my old 4S). Can delete from there.

    All else fails, can drop into the individual backups and view the Info.plist files. Look for the string "Product Type" and the entries that follow: will tell you device and OS that backup is related to and give you a hint to what might be safely deleted.
     

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