Cant back up my iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Shahaf, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Shahaf macrumors newbie

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    When i'm trying to back up my iPhone my comupter sais :
    "iTunes could not back up the iPhone "Shahaf's iPhone" because the backup could not be saved on the computer"

    Apparently the problem is that I have no space on drive C
    Can move the backup to another drive? How?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Shahaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Seems you already have the solution to the error, need more space for the backup.

    Either free up enough space on your C drive, swap the drive for one with higher capacity, or move your iTunes library to a different drive. The google link listed several links to how to do the latter.
     
  4. Shahaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont have enough space on C, than i moved the backup folder to D (Where i have eneough free space).
    but the problem keep coming...
     
  5. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    How did you move it?

    If your drive doesn't have enough space to back up an iOS device IMO it's too full anyway...
     
  6. Shahaf thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Lack of response indicates there's no obvious fix given the provided information; it'd probably take someone with expertise to sit with your computer and figure out what's going on.

    The cleaner/better solution is leave the folder on C: and either move other stuff to free up space or replace your drive with a larger one.

    If your C drive is so full that you don't have room to backup your phone, it's so full that it's likely impacting general performance of the computer as a whole. As a rule of thumb, I consider a drive "full" when it reaches 90% utilization.
     
  8. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Run a disk defragmentation to clear a lot of space.
     

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