Copying iPhone Back-Up

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by EatMyApple, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to follow the procedure here to copy my iPhone backup to my new Macbook, but it appears I do not have this path:

    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/

    I have Library/Application Support, but there is no MobileSync folder in the Application Support folder.

    Any ideas where it or my iPhone backup may be hiding?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Are you looking in the
    /Library/Application Support folder or the
    ~/Library/Application Support folder?
     
  3. EatMyApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are they not the same? I can only find one Library folder when searching through Finder. I also searched for MobileSync with no luck.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, they're not the same. The tilde "~" indicates the folder for the user you're logged in as.
    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync is the same as:
    /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/​

    Your Library folders are hidden by default in Lion and ML. To get to your /Library or /Users/yourusername/Library (also known as the ~/Library) folders in Lion and ML:
    • Launch Finder and click Go > Go to Folder and type: /Library or ~/Library
    • Hold the Option key while clicking the Go menu item, which reveals your ~/Library folder in the menu.
    • Make it permanently visible by entering the following command in Terminal, then press the Enter key:
      chflags nohidden ~/Library​
    • 18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion
     
  5. EatMyApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Learning something everyday! Thank you for your help! I found the MobileSync folder by using Finder>Go>Go To Folder: ~/Library

    Had a total of 3 backups and copying the more recent to a flash drive. Thank you again!
     

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