[Find iTunes Backup]iTunes Backup Location on Windows and Mac

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan

iTunes Backup Location

As an iPhone user, maybe you have a good habit of backing up iPhone( If you don't or want to know how, click here.), but are you curious about where iPhone backups are stored or where iTunes backups are stored? Have you ever considered deleting some of iTunes backups on your computer to save space or changing the location of some important backups? If you have these concerns, you come to the right place. Please read this article and we will offer several methods to find iTunes backup location and iPhone backup location.

iTunes Backup Location on Windows and Mac

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1 Where are iTunes/iPhone backups stored on Windows

Method 1: For Windows users, the location of iPhone backups depends on the version of Windows operating system that you use.

For Windows XP, please double click the following folders:

Documents and Settings in system drive > (username) > Application Data > Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

For Windows Vista/7/8/10, the iTunes backup location should be:

Users in system drive > (username) > AppData > Roaming > Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

Please note that if you couldn’t find the AppData folder, mostly it is hidden. In this case, you need to have Show Hidden Files enabled on your PC.

Method 2: In addition, you could simply use Search Bar to find your iPhone backups on Windows operating system.

Please follow the guide below:

Use Search Bar on your Windows PC > enter %appdata% > tap on ReturnOK > go on the folder Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

2 Where are iTunes/iPhone backups stored on Mac

Method 1: For Mac users, please tap click on:

~(Home) > Library > Application Support > MobileSync > Backup.

If you couldn’t see Library folder after pressing home folder, please hold Option and tap on Go menu.

Method 2: Open iTunes > tap click on Devices > hold the control key and choose the backup that you need > press Show in Finder.

After that, you will see your iTunes backups listed.

iPhone backup location - Mac OS X

3 How to view iTunes/iPhone backups in a simple way

According to the methods we introduced above, users from different operating systems could simply know how to locate your iTunes or iPhone backups on your PC. However, since iTunes backup belongs to a SQLite file, which you couldn’t open, how to view your backups is another problem that you may want to solve. Here we introduce DataKit iOS Data Recovery (The iTunes Backup Viewer ) to you. This software, which is compatible with Windows and Mac, makes it possible to read your iTunes backup and delete unwanted backups for free. Additionally, you can easily extract over 22 data types from your iTunes backups.

For both Windows and Mac users, please follow the instructions below to view unreadable iPhone backup.

Step 1 After launching DataKit iOS Data Recovery, press Recover from iTunes Backup and click Start.

recover from itunes select backup file

Step 2 Choose the file types you want and press Next.

Then select the exact iTunes backup that you want to view and then click Scan.

Step 3 You can see several backup files are displayed. Please preview and then select the exact ones that you want. Tap on Recover to save on your PC. Then you can go to the folder you’ve created as the recovery path and view your backups.

DataKit iOS Data Recovery will be helpful in the following aspects:

  1. Apart from viewing data from iTunes backup, you are able to read and exact data directly from iPhone or from iCloud backup.
  2. Over 22 types of files could be recovered, including data from third-party software.
  3. All models of iOS devices are supported and the latest iOS 11 is fully compatible with this software.
  4. Your original data won’t be overwritten.

Bottom Line:

When you are stuck in opening your iPhone backups after figuring out where the backups are stored, why not download DataKit iOS Data Recovery to have a free trial? Whether you are new to computing or a computer expert, you will be amazed to find how simple and intuitive this software is.

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