Itunes backup - where is it kept?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Excellerator, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2008
    I am running under Windows and wondering where the Itunes backup data is kept. I searched but do not see it anywhere. Anyone know?
  2. AzazelCoH macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2008
    seems to be , for me anyway on vista, C:\Users\[name]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    you will have to make sure that you have "show hidden files and folders" on.

    each of my folders has around 7600 files lol, nice way to backup eh :p
  3. Excellerator thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2008
  4. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    New York, NY
    how would one be able to relocate this folder in iTunes?

    I want to back up to my D: instead of my C:....

    Also, how big does a full backup get?
  5. Excellerator thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2008
    I found that my backup is around 650MB or so, it seems like it backs up all the contact data, apps, sms, pictures, and settings but not Ipod media.

    One thing I did notice though, maybe others may have known or not known, is that when you restore your phone you can choose to select the backup you want. I have seen people say that when they hit the x it corrupts the backup, just choose the last full backup (usually the one with the date) and you will be ok. It doesn't seem to put a date on ones that aren't complete. At least this seems to hold true on PCs not sure about Macs.
  6. The Sand People macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    where is the backup kept on leopard?

    also, what exactly is backed up? Specifically, I'm wondering if I can look at previous SMS conversations.
  7. -V-O-Y-A-G-E-R- macrumors newbie


    Apr 13, 2008
  8. meganfox92 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2010

    :confused:I have an acer laptop. it was recently hit by a virus. iTunes always said 'backing up iTunes' when i connected my iPhone. Will i be able to retrieve my old library? :confused:

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