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.
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
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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 !!!
PLEASE HELP !!
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:
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.