3904 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2010 11:41 AM by Allan Sampson
On Windows XP, backups are stored in +\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\+ but in Vista, backups are stored in +\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\+. I would assume if you copied and pasted the Backup folder from the XP drive onto the Vista drive, you would be able to restore from it.
If you don't see the +Application Data+ folder or the AppData folder, use these articles to view them:
Application Data (XP): http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/hiddenfil es.mspx
AppData (Vista): http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Show-hidden-files
You don't need to transfer your iPhone's backup to another computer. iTunes should create a backup for your iPhone as the first step before imstalling a firmware update but to be sure, you can manually create a backup for your iPhone before installing the update which will be current. Right click on your iPhone under Devices in the iTunes source list and at the menu window that appears, select backup.
No iTunes content on your iPhone is included with your iPhone's backup and the same for any photos on your iPhone that were transferred from your computer.
To transfer your iTunes library from one computer to another, follow the steps included with this link. You will also need to authorize the other computer with your iTunes account with iTunes.