How to find iTunes Backup File Location on Windows PC

How to find iTunes Backup File Location on Windows PC
How to find iTunes Backup File Location on Windows PC
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Where is my iTunes backup file stored?

If you wish to find the iTunes backup file location on your laptop or computer you should know at first that these files are hidden. But don’t worry about it because finding them is easier than you may think. The process is almost the same whether you use Windows or Mac. iTunes saves all of your iPhone data in a folder on your computer that’s used later in restoring or syncing processes. Use the next steps to find where your iTunes backup is located on your computer.

The direct location of your backups in Windows 10, Windows 8 or 7 is:

\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

If you’re having difficulties in finding it, the other option is to type “%appdata%” in the Search bar. Then click the “Return” button, and open the folders Apple Computer, Mobile Sync and Backup.

If you can’t see these folders, it means that they are “Hidden”. In order to see them, you have to enable “Show Hidden Files”.

The names of the folders will have weird looking names that are automatically generated, so it’s perfectly fine if you can’t read them. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t modify any of these files if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Changing even the smallest thing can lead to losing the backup file.

A better and safer option for finding your iTunes backup files on your computer is to use a recovery software. The most advanced iPhone tool available is Enigma Recovery, which is able to extract all of your deleted and existing data from your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It gives you the possibility to scan the device, the iTunes and iCloud backups with just a few clicks. You can recover and restore your text messages, contacts, calendar entries, notes, call history, photos, videos, internet history and even WhatsApp history. The software allows you to pick an iTunes or iCloud backup file, and then to extract it on your computer.


Aldo, a lawyer by training, is the former Head of Global Partnerships and Sponsorship for Kaspersky. He co-founded Kaspersky Lab Italy in 2008 and subsequently held the positions of GM for Italy, Malta and Israel before leaving in 2013 to join the EU Operations in London as EU Director for Marketing.

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