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Finding the iPhone backup on HD

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Jul 10, 2013 3:53 PM



I have reviewed the iPhone backup suggestions here in the community, however, I still cannot find my most recent backup to the harddrive. I checked HD>> Library >> Application Support, but do not see MobileSync there. I also tried searching through spotlight.


As a secondary question, I wondered how to access iPhone backups from the HD and iCloud.



MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), iOS 6.1.4
  • Ocean20 Level 6 Level 6 (12,265 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 3:54 PM (in response to younghook)
  • Keith Doherty3 Level 4 Level 4 (1,735 points)
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    Jul 10, 2013 4:34 PM (in response to younghook)

    The folder you are looking for is NOT in HD/Library but in the hidden library file which is contained within your Home folder.


    To view the hidden file location you need to open a finder window THEN GO TO THE MENU BAR


    Mouse over to the Go Menu then hold down the ALT key.


    About half way down the list you wll see a Library item added.

    Continue to hold down the key and mouse down to highlight this and double click to open in finder window.


    Now click on Application support file then you will find the Mobilesync folder inside then click on that and the backup folder is inside with your backups and a number of plist files.


    The file names are random Hex however in list view you can find date modified


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