As a fancier of Apple’s iPhone devices, like iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or even the upcoming iPhone 5S/6, you would encounter problems about backup files, say you don’t know how to backup files, where is iPhone backup file location, how to recover data from iPhone backup file location, etc. Here we list top 5 questions you may be interested in about the location of iPhone backup files and offer you all-round information.
When you backup iPhone data with iTunes, iTunes will store all of your iPhone files and identify information to a specific directory in locations according to different operating systems.
On Mac OS X system, your iPhone files are backed up at this location:
In Windows 7 and Vista, iPhone backup files are stored at:
Windows XP stores all of your iPhone backup files at:
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Bckup
When you connect iPhone to iTunes and initiate the sync, a backup is the first step that occurs during the sync. A new backup is created automatically if none already exists, or the sync updates an existing backup.
Alternatively, you can also make a backup at any time without syncing: right-click your iPhone in the Devices section in iTunes, select Back up from the contextual menu.
After you backup iPhone with iTunes, your iPhone data are stored in backup location. Here is the quick list of what is exactly stored in iPhone backup:
The filenames of iPhone in iTunes are encoded, so they appear as strings of letters and numbers as the following table shows.
|Contents||Real Filename||Filename in iPhone Backup File Loc|
|Locations||Consolidated.db||Removed from iTunes backup, not iDevice|
To protect iPhone Data, Apple makes iTunes backup a kind of SQLITEDB file, which does not allow you to directly access and preview any backup files. This arouses much inconvenience if you want to select some important files to recover. But don’t lose heart. iTunes Data Recovery can help you clearly view and recover any file from iTunes backup by extracting contents in location of iPhone backup files.
Here is the simple guide on how to view and recover iPhone backup file.
With all the questions clear, you can better handle what you want to deal with iPhone backup file. You are warmly welcome to consult with us if you have any other problems.
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