4 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2014 12:30 PM by Tvaudioman Branched to a new discussion.
iGaulois Level 1 (0 points)

I am trying to use a week-old back up of my PC from a portable hard drive, to restore an older backup file of my iPhone (which is done through iTunes). I want to restore the notes of my iPhone4 that I lost after upgrading to iOS 5. Unfortunately, my last available iPhone backup is the one I did after upgrading, and it does not contain these notes anymore. Does anyone know in which folder of the PC's hard drive would these iPhone backup files be located?

 

Thanks.

iGaulois


iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)

    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 and Windows 7: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 (22,500 points)

    Where iTunes backups are stored on your computer

    The folder where your backup data are stored varies depending on the computer's operating system. Make sure 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 and Windows 7: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

    Note: If you do not see the AppData or Application Data folders, you may need to show hidden files (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7), or iTunes may not be installed in the default location. Show hidden files and then search the hard drive for the Backup directory.

    copied from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946

  • iGaulois Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Very helpful. I'll check Apple's kb articles for more.

     

  • Tvaudioman Level 1 (0 points)

    My Backup directory is 46.8 GB. My iphone only has 19.7 GB used on it.
    Can I delete some or all of these sub-folders, and create a new back-up form the phone?