I have to delete and restore my computer and I have a few old iPhone backups that I need to take with me. When I open iTunes preferences, under devices I can see my backups. I also know where these backups are located in the computer (C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\).. Here is the plan; I will drag and drop those folders in the backup folder to an external hdd. Re-install OS. And put those folders in the same exact directory on the fresh OS. The question is, are they going to appear in the iTunes backups again? I have seen people suggesting this but couldn't find a feedback. Can anyone please confirm If tried and succeeded with this method? Thank you. Ps: I'm on Windows 7, but I'm sure the process would be the same on any PC.