Where is the iPhone backup stored on a PC?

John Seymour May 29, 2013

I am trying to find the location of the backup that iTunes makes from my iPhone.

  1. Livia Alexandra
    June 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Depending on your operating system, there is a default folder location for your iTunes backup, here's a blog that covers all versions of Windows, including Windows8: http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/blog/2012/apr/23/where-are-ipad-and-iphone-backups-stored/

  2. Chinmay Sarupria
    May 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Windows XP:

    Documents and Settings > USERNAME > Application Data > Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

    Windows Vista or Windows 7:

    Users > USERNAME > AppData > Roaming > Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup

    Replace USERNAME with your personal account name.

  3. Justin Pot
    May 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Here's where Apple tells you where they are: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4946 In short, it depends whether you're using XP or something later.

    XP: Documents and Settings(username)Application DataApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup

    Vista, 7, 8: Users(username)AppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup

    Have fun backing up your backup!

  4. ha14
    May 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    iTunes: About iOS backups
    Where iTunes backups are stored on your computer

  5. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    It stores it in the following location:

    C:Documents and SettingsUSERNAMEApplication DataApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup

    Under that Backup directory is a directory which looks like a GUID and in that is the files that itunes uses to backup your phone and all the settings.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      May 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      I have no clue why the backslashes have disappeared from the comment. They will be after c: , Documents and Settings, USERNAME, Application Data, Apple Computer.

    • Alan Wade
      May 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Its the same as with WordPress Rajaa. The way around it is to use double back-slashes. Thus:

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      May 30, 2013 at 1:56 am

      Thanks Alan for the tip. :D

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