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Rumblefish2010 Level 1 Level 1

where does itunes save my backup for my ipad and my wifes Iphone? Im using windows 7 home.


Is it possible to have itunes save it to my D: drive instead of the c: drive where itunes is installed?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    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\
      Note: To quickly access the Application Data folder, click Start, and choose Run. Type %appdata% and click OK.
    • Windows Vista and Windows 7:  \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
      Note: To quickly access the AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type %appdata% and press the Return key.


    There is no option within iTunes to change the backup file location.

  • TotoPhi Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for posting this.


    Why is there no option within iTunes to change the backup file location? I figured out the workaround of aliasing to another location, but it still irks me that Apple feel they should control this location while they do NOT control the size of my C: drive nor the contents or the remaining space. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR


    Message was edited by: TotoPhi

  • sixteenbits Level 1 Level 1

    Why? Because iTunes is horrible, bloated software.

  • TotoPhi Level 1 Level 1

    I agree that it is horrible and bloated, but that doesn't explain why. One possible explanation is that somebody high up wants to play dictator - and dictators tend to be unthinking and unreasonable, right? Unwilling to fix errors which inevitably lead to their downfall...

  • mnanni Level 1 Level 1

    I found this information to move backup in Windows.

    Hope it is helpful.




  • JSfromQC Level 1 Level 1

    I have a mac and I was loooking for my Itunes backup and I looked  in Libray/ Application support, but then, there is no Mobilesync.



    I can't find my backup.


    Could it be somewhere else ???


    Thanks for your help.... I accidentely erase the video of my new born baby, so I reaaly want to be able to find my back up in my Time machine.   BUt I don't file the back up file !!!





  • jdmage_mx5b Level 1 Level 1

    You need to look under your user profile. Instead of going to


    /Library/Application Support/


    you need to go to


    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/


  • Bonnie789 Level 1 Level 1

    Hello, I am a windows person, you need to edit the folder options to allow you to view hidden files and folders.


         -click Start and search "folder options"

         -select "folder options"

         -select the 'View' tab from the folder option menu

         - under Advanced settings: Files and Folders

                   -select "Show hidden files, folders, and drives"

                   -click the "Apply" button

                   -click the "OK" button


    Backup will be located at:

         C:\Users\**USERNAMEHERE**\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    The information was already provided to the OP over 2 years ago when the thread was first started.  It has been over a year since the most recent comment was added.  I seriously doubt the OP or anyone that responded needs further assistance.


    Please read the time/date stamp on the thread before replying.

  • Bonnie789 Level 1 Level 1

    Perhaps, if YOU have nothing to share in regards to answering the question, then you should not post a reply. I had this same issue and wanted to answer it for the next person. These backups are hidden and take up hard drive space.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    Perhaps if you bothered to take the time to READ the ENTIRE thread, then it would be obvious the answer was provided the day after the thread was started in 2012.


    Keep in mind, posting does not give you point.  Points are only award when the OP marks your post as solving their issue.

  • Robotika Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you, Bonnie. For some reason I thought I had hidden folders turned on, but it's your comment that got me to double check. I know this is an older post, but I figured I should thank you anyway.

  • BallybailShannon Level 1 Level 1

    This is no longer correct (the path for Mac w/Yosemite) can you please suggest an updated path?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    This is the iTunes for Windows forums... it might be better to check in the Mac forums or see if Apple has updated their online documentation.

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