4 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2010 12:47 AM by Shiloh01
beachgeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Where does Apple store or back up my iPod Touch on my computer? I want to make sure that file is included in my backup system.

iPod Touch, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,300 points)
    Hello beachgeek,

    From the Apple support document provided below:

    "The folder where your backup data is stored changes depending on the computer's operating system. Since iTunes only keeps one backup per device, you should ensure the backup folder is included in your periodic data backup routine.

    iTunes places the backup files in the following places:
    * Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    * Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    * Windows Vista: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\"

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766

    B-rock
  • beachgeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Obviously I chose the wrong search words. Thank you.

    Is it possible to change the backup location?
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,300 points)
    Awesome. Glad to hear it helped.

    Is it possible to change the backup location?


    I don't believe so, but don't quote me on that.

    B-rock
  • Shiloh01 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I too would like to know how to tell the computer where to store the backups.
    No chance anyone has others ideas or suggestions?