Most iPhone, iPad or iPod touch users should know how to do backup on Windows PC using iTunes. If you are the first-time user, you can do a search in Google or Bing, you can easily find many related manuals or guides, or you can simply refer to this guide to backup and restore iPhone iPad via iTunes. Now we have a question for you. Do you know where to find iTunes backup file in Windows 10, 8, 7, or else? How to open and view iTunes backup files on Windows PC? If you have these questions as well, check out below steps. In this article, we will use Windows 10 to show you how to find iTunes backup file in windows 10, we will also provide extra tips to find iTunes backup files in Window 8, 7, XP, Vista, even Mac OS X at the lower section of this post.
Where is iTunes backup file stored Windows 10?
To find iTunes backup file in Windows 10, you can open Windows Explorer on your PC, open the system drive on your computer which is the hard drive Windows 10 is installed, it is usually the C drive. Browse to your \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\. Cannot find some folders in previous path? Check out below tips.
Where is AppData folder in Windows 10?
It is located in your system drive\Users\(username)\. For example, if Windows 10 is installed on C drive, your PC username is Matt, then you can find it from C:\Users\Matt\AppData. If you can’t find AppData folder, most likely it is hidden. Follow below steps display hidden files in Windows 10.
How to show hidden files in Windows 10?
Run Windows Explorer in Windows 10, switch to the View tab in upper menu to view ribbon menu. Then click to enable ‘Hidden items’ to reveal those hidden files and folders in Windows 10. You can refer to this guide to show and change file extensions in Windows 10 with screenshots. You can also find how to show hidden files in Windows 10 from this article.
How to find MobileSync folder where iTunes backup is saved in Windows 10?
You should be able to find it from \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync. For example, if Windows 10 is installed on C drive, your PC username is Matt, then you can find it from C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync. Please note that there is a subfolder called ‘iTunes’ below the ‘Apple Computer’, make sure to choose ‘MobileSync’ other than ‘iTunes’ from there.
How to view iTunes backup file in Windows 10?
When you found iTunes backup file in Windows 10, you will find they are encrypted files with long character strings or files names. You can’t read iTunes backup files as you can usually do with other files. You cannot view iTunes backup files on computer with iTunes app, although it has the option to restore the backups to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You need to use a professional tool to extract data from iTunes backup files or view iTunes backup files on computer.
How to delete iTunes backup file in Windows 10?
There are different ways to clear iTunes data and remove iOS device backups on computer. You can go to find iTunes backup files in Windows 10 and delete them from computer hard disk directly. You can also find iPhone iPad backup files in iTunes and delete iPhone backups from computer within iTunes app. You can refer to this guide to delete iTunes backup files from computer for more details.
Now you know where is iTunes backup file stored Windows 10, steps to find iTunes backup file in Windows 10 and manage iPhone iPad backup on your computer.
Where is iTunes backup file stored in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Mac?
Now that you know where to find iTunes backup in Windows 10. Want to know where iTunes backup is saved in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Mac.
- Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
- Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
- Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
How to move iTunes backups to another location or drive on PC?
iTunes will save backup files that are usually very huge to our system drive on Windows PC. This however consumes a lot of precious storage space in Windows system. If you run out of space in Windows system drive, you may consider to change iTunes backup location and move iTunes backups to another location. By doing so, you can not only get more free space on system drive but also speed up your Windows system and improve its performance.