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filupskid Level 1 (0 points)

Where does iTunes put iPhone backups in a PC (Windows 7)?

iTunes, Windows 7
  • paulcb Level 6 (19,110 points)

    From here...


    Windows Vista and Windows 7:


    \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

  • filupskid Level 1 (0 points)

    But, I don't have a folder for AppData or anything after that. I know it goes somewhere though, because iTunes backs up my iPhone evertime I plug it in.

  • ED3K Level 4 (1,765 points)

    Everyone has a folder called AppData. you need to show hidden folders.


    otherwise iTunes will show you your backups

    Edit > Preferences > Devices.

  • filupskid Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I do that?

  • ED3K Level 4 (1,765 points)

    If you dont know what you are doing with a backup with iTunes. I dont think you should be snooping around in your hidden folders directory

  • filupskid Level 1 (0 points)

    Never mind I figured out how to show hidden folders and found it.



  • aedamari Level 1 (0 points)

    I found the folder but it was empty. I clicked back up several times already still there's nothing. Please help

  • anric79 Level 1 (5 points)

    I finally found a way to locate where are the backup files.


    some of you will be experiencing like me  cannot find appdata or dont know what is our our user name, it is because appdata is a hidden file and we need to open the hidden file. i will tell u how to open the hidden file.

    1) click my computer

    2) tools

    3)Folder options


    5) under hidden files and folders, pls tick the box  SHOW HIDDEN FILES,FOLDERS AND DRIVES.


    Another shorter way to locate where your files are located at   we go to

    1) start

    2) type %appdata% ,press Enter

    3)apple computer

    4)mobile sync



    hope it helps.       

  • fretless33 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just used the manual back up through iTunes...what exactly gets backed up? I saw that Apps get backed up, but what else?

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 8 (47,664 points)

    Apps are not backed up, app data is. Apps are already located in iTunes and thus do not need to be backed up. See this support document for information about what is backed up via iTunes.

  • XweAp0nX Level 1 (0 points)

    That is where they used to be, I even had several backups from years past - I deleted all the backups I used to have in there through iTunes. Now, iTunes is not saving all of the backups, only the current backup, which is not in the depicted folder when I look.


    Any other place they might be, like in ProgramData?

  • XweAp0nX Level 1 (0 points)

    ChrisJ4203 wrote:


    Apps are not backed up, app data is. Apps are already located in iTunes and thus do not need to be backed up. See this support document for information about what is backed up via iTunes.


    Are you sure about that, because when I backed up my iPad Mini w/7.0.4 and the newest iTunes, it made a 10gb Backup, which is pretty huge considering I only have a "16" Gb Slate iPad (More Like 13.5 Gb).


    When I restored it after Jailbreaking, it moved ALL of the Apps I had bought back in - A neat trick if the Apps themselves are not part of the Backup package- Because the apps had NOT been backed up into iTunes on that PC.


    iOS 6 did NOT restore my Apps, even though it did restore my folders.


    Message was edited by: XweAp0nX

  • djnicks000 Level 1 (0 points)

    Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.


    1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

    2. Click the View tab.

    3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

  • SocialSpit Level 1 (5 points)

    YOu can actually do that right from Windows Explorer. I actually found it, it was in the ProgramData folder like I expected, for windows 7, 8, and 8.1- for XP and Vista it may be elsewhere.

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