My laptop seemingly gave up the ghost last night and as I type this there are on-going attempts at resuscitating it down at the service center. In the worst case scenario, I will have to get a new computer and reinstall my programs, including iTunes. All the iPhone backup data was on the laptop and not separately copied.* Would I be able to sync my iPhone with the new computer and have the data on the iPhone transferred over? Or will the new computer not recognize the iPhone and require me to reformat it? * Where is the data file(s) found in the iTunes which correlates to the iPhone? Having been given this scare, I'd like to preserve a copy on my external hard drive from time to time.