iPhone Back ups on Mac.

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  1. kmpoboy2 macrumors 6502

    kmpoboy2

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    Any of you guys have any idea where does iTunes stores the back ups for the iPhone?

    I've been searching with spotlight and finder and I can not find them on the HD. If any of you can give me a light on where are they i'll appreciate.

    BTW, Can the back ups be store on a External HD separetly from iTunesto be later moved to a new HD?
     
  2. saving107, Jul 26, 2011
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    saving107

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    What Mac OS version are you on?

    Lion
    Snow Leopard
    Leopard

    The Path is:

    Macintosh HD> Users> (user name)> Library> Application Support> Mobile Sync> Backup

    but in Lion, Apple had hidden the Library folder, so you will be to go into terminal and type in "chflags nohidden ~/Library" (without quotes) and press enter.
     
  3. kmpoboy2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    kmpoboy2

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    Oh yeah! forgot about that.

    I'm on SL.

    Thanks man!, i've been trying to find them since sat. I should be able to move them to Lion without the need of time machine right.
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    The file will still be there when you go to Lion, it will just be hidden/invisible.
     

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