Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to mison)
iTunes stores backups in the following locations (depending on the operating system):
Under OS X, iTunes will store backups in /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup.
Under Windows XP, iTunes will store backups in \Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.
Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, iTunes will store backups in \Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.
If you are trying to recover data from an iTunes backup, you can simply extract it. These are the most common files in an iTunes backup, including photos and videos.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to karenmillares)
I'm using OS 10.8.4 and do not see /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup. I remember seeing a library folder in prior version of OS X, but it does not appear to exist in this version.
Any idea where it is now?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 6:23 PM (in response to WindSong)
Try this support document http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946 This should answer your question.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2013 8:09 AM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
Chris - That article was helpful enough that I was able to figure out the rest. The key is that the prior link I was given was wrong. It's NOT /Users/USERNAME. It's Hard Drive/Library.
However, a problem remains in that there is no MobileSync folder (gggrrrr).
Any idea where to find that?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2013 3:31 PM (in response to WindSong)
Have you been backing up the device in iTunes or iCloud? Why are you trying to find the backup folder?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2013 6:25 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
I've been syncing my phone with iTunes. I can only assume that includes a backup as I've seen no explicit commands about it. I neeed to retrieve a video that was accidentally deleted from my phone.
Someone suggested that I look at the Preferences | Devices tab in iTunes. That shows that a backup exists. However, the Restore Backup button is greyed out in iTunes. Searching for files created on the date of the backup listed in iTunes reveals a series of .itc files in the iTunes folder. Assuming these are the backup files, I have no idea how to peruse their contents and extract what I want.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2013 8:28 PM (in response to WindSong)
I was just involved in another discussion about video and pictures. Take a look at this YouTube video and see if you want to try and use that to help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PC9BV-eOuk