How to find iPhone Backup

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  1. jdusoccer12 macrumors regular

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    I have to redo my Computer and completely reinstall Windows XP for the third time. (I am ready to kill this thing) I have Backed Up iTunes with DVD's but i was wondering if that will keep my iPhone backup or how do I get it to. The only reason I am reinstalling Windows is because I had to restore my iPhone because it was acting up and now i can't reactivate it because of my stupid computer. So please help me!!
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    I did a google search and the first result was this . You should just be able to copy the backup into the new location. :)
     
  3. jdusoccer12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks i think it might have worked but there were three files with really long and random names. I had three backups though but their names were just Jordan's iPhone, Jordan's iPod, and Jordan's iPod so i don't know where the long random file names came from. Should they be like that??
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yeah that is just what itunes names the file. To be safe I would just back up all three of the files. And then just pick the one you want to back up to once you have everything reinstalled.
     
  5. jdusoccer12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks so do i just drag them back to the same place once i reinstall everything
     
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  7. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    On Windows XP:
    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    On Windows Vista:
    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\AppleComputer\MobileSync\Backup

    On Mac:
    /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup
     
  8. wiweeyum macrumors newbie

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    Is that where it is in Windows 7 as well? The Vista instructions, that is.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Just search for MobileSync.
     
  10. wiweeyum macrumors newbie

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    Okay, Vista is the same as for win 7. :) Thanks.
     
  11. westerlu77 macrumors newbie

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    Cant´find backup

    I did a jailbreak this afternoon with Limera1 and Parallels and it worked well.
    My problem is that iTunes do not find my backup from the specific time today. Is not in the menu when iTunes ask me.
    But when I go to preferences I can see it there, but I wonder how big is this backup file and I find it under /Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup called a document (9mb) and it's called d5285aac8b0e4d365eed9e32d122e7822ddb71b2
    Is this the right thing?
     

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