Is it safe to delete iPod touch backups

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by celticpride678, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. celticpride678

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    The backups are located at the following path: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

    Are they safe to remove? I will then backup again and start it over. I have no plans on restoring from one of these backups. Are they OK to remove. They take a lot on my hard drive and I am doing a cleanup of files and came across this. Thanks.
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    In iTunes if you go into Preferences then click on Devices it should list all the backups you have there. You might see if you can clean up there first.

    At worst you can always temporarily move them somewhere and see if anything breaks. :)
     
  3. celticpride678 thread starter Guest

    celticpride678

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    Thanks a lot, Silent Panda. I removed my iPod touch from the list and it removed all the backups from that location. Time to go sync again :)

    EDIT: I forgot how long my first backup took. That was a while :). Thanks, anyways!!!!
     
  4. pilotrtc macrumors regular

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    meanwhile

    I tried this. I removed my backup folder and rebacked up my iPod Touch thinking it would consolidate the backup or at least make it smaller in some way.

    Well, I was wrong. The old folder was 49MB and the new one was 50MB!
     

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