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Where is iTunes Backup File Location in Windows/Mac?

Aug. 11, 2014 10:08 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Backup Password
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Where does iTunes stores backup file stored on the computer? iTunes is a powerful backup tool for iOS users to back up most data including settings, Messages, Camera Roll, , etc. in a SQLite database format. The backup folder where your backup data is stored depends on the computer's operating system. You can easily find the iTunes backup file location following directions below.

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Part 1: Where are iTunes Backup File Stored on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP?

Windows users can find iTunes backup location in the following places. Make sure the backup folder is included in your data-backup routine.

Part 2: Where are iTunes Backup File Stored on Mac?

Mac users can find iTunes backup location in the following places. Make sure the backup folder is included in your data-backup routine.

Additional Tip: How to Change iTunes Backup File Location?

The iTunes backup is placed in a folder on your primary hard disk (C :). With time, you risk wasting the little left free space on your main computer hard drive. This guide will help you move your iTunes backup folder from your primary PC hard disk to another location. (If you want to transfer backups from iTunes to another computer, simply copy the backup files and paste them in the the same place on the PC you transfer to. The whole procedure needs the help of USB flash drive.)

Note: the tutorial is only designed for Windows computers and will not work on Mac.

This is a special type of shortcut called "directory junktion". iTunes will not notice that the location of the "Backup" folder was changed but all the backup files will be saved to the new location on your external drive.

To sum up we have introduced where iTunes backup file location in Win/Mac is and how to change iTunes backup location in Windows PC. If you also look tips for how to find iTunes backup password, click here for details.

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