After backing up an ipad using ITUNES on a PC running Windows 7, where does the file get stored (path)? Is it a single file?
It's underneath :
There will be one folder under that directory for each devie that you backup on that computer - and there are multiple files which (probably) won't make any sense except to iTunes itself.
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\
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