Can't find iPad backup files any more.

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pinsrw, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. pinsrw macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I used to be able to go into my home directory, in Music/iTunes I think, and find all the files that were backed up from my iPad. Just recently however I no longer see them. Can anyone tell me where backed up files are now being stored?

    Thanks.
     
  2. patrickj macrumors regular

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    On a Mac you should find them under:

    /Users/YourUsername/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

    On a Windows machine, these are the paths:

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

    Windows Vista: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
     
  3. pinsrw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have you looked in those directories? The filenames are strings of hexadecimal digits, not what my apps wrote.
     
  4. pinsrw thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. patrickj macrumors regular

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    Sorry, your original question was just on where are the backup files located. That's what I answered. I didn't realize you were looking to browse their contents.
     
  6. pinsrw thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's OK, thanks.
     

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