How to Find iTunes Backup Location on Mac and Windows
Many users are curious about where iTunes backups are stored on computer and how to access to these backup files. Generally speaking, once you connect your iPhone to computer and open iTunes to back up, it will generate a backup file automatically on your computer. The next time that you want to extract from iTunes backup file, it will restore your iPhone back to the previous state after you click the button "Restore Backup…". The whole process is easy and works smoothly. But you do not get a chance to know where there iTunes backup files are stored. Here I will tell you how to access iTunes backup files on your computer.
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For Mac OX users, your iPhone files are backed up at the following location:
The (~) symbol, representing your home directory of Mac, is the same place where your other personal documents are stored.
For Windows XP users, your computer stores all of your iPhone backup files in this location:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
For users of Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10, you can find iPhone backup files in this location on your computer:
Note to Windows users:
The AppData (or Application Data) directories along with their contents (iPhone backups included) are considered 'hidden' so you will need to enable 'Show hidden files' within Windows Explorer before you will be able to see the files.
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