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    Default iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    I recently installed 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC and I want to backup the iTunes backup file for my iPhone. However I don't know where it is located under Windows 7. Does anyone know where? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Try this:
    <Drive>:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    Where <Drive> is the drive letter you installed Windows 7 on ( probably C: ) and <UserName> is the name you log into Windows with.
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    Default RE: That was it! Thanks!

    I had hidden files turned off so I couldn't see AppData under my username. But after I activated it, your file location was exactly correct! Thanks!
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    helped me out alot thanks!
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    thanks alot ! big9erfan
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    Even though this tip is quite old, it's still effective and still getting the job done. Thank you very much!
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Ok theres only a folder called 7cc0180fb580d68bf28a9bd0e5f1e26dc0df6de2 in <Drive>:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup but its empty and I synced the itouch before I tried the update and now its bricked and all my photos are on the damn thing and I even tried to restore it and it gave me an error. Can I get my crap back some how? I really could use my stuff and forget this update.
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    I went to <Drive>:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup have a folder that is 7cc0180fb580d68bf28a9bd0e5f1e26dc0df6de2 but its empty altho I did sync before I tried to update now its bricked, I lost all my photos and I can't even click restore as it doesn't work some error... I really need my photos if someone can get them back please help!
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    What do you mean when you say it's bricked? Won't turn on at all? If it's still turning on, it's not bricked and you can fix it.

    ​Start by telling us exactly what you were trying to do and what happened.
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    iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?-ipod-recovery-mode.png Here is a screenshot of what it is doing and here is what the iPod looks like iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?-ipod-itunes.png what I want if possible is to get my photos off the iPod however I have looked for a restore and I can't find one so are they gone? I drove about 200 miles to take some of those photos so it would suck if there gone. After I can or can not get the photos I just need the thing to work again. All my app purchases where free I think. I know for the most part that doesn't bug me. What happen is I had 6.1.2 and was trying to update to 6.1.3 and it said the purchases where not on the computer so I tried to sync it and it showed pictures of the home screens but no apps so I ignored the screen saying to transfer my purchases and tried to update then it is like the picture...
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Go into your iTunes options (edit -> preferences) and you should see a device tab. That tab should just your backups if any.
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    Had an app from facebook so I got my photos, it uploaded them all or most... I used it about three days ago so it did it then. Now I just want to fix it and ill start over... I also got a iphone 3g 16gb that I need working for any network as I don't have AT&T right now but have T-Mobile and it was unlocked when I tried to update it so now its stuck in recovery mode too. I tried iphone dfu mode once and after 6 hours of trying I got it to work but it wanted an AT&T card and I don't have that. I couldn't get it in that mode again and gave up after about 10 trys.
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    Alli can you help me fix it, Having 100's of dollars in paperweights isn't really my thing...
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Did you try Karen's suggestion?
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    There is one called Admins iPod at 4/27/2013 at 1:38am but idk what to do
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Plug the device into the computer and restore. You should be given a choice to restore from a backup or new. Select backup.
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    Tried a different usb port it was so easy lol thanks to all for there help
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Hello,

    How can I see or find hidden files ? I can't see AppData under my username. Im using windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

    Thx.

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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Go to Folder Options in Control Panel. On View tab select show hidden files, folders, etc.
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Thanks, it helped to locate the back up file.
    how can i use this back up data on my computer ( as i feel this back up data is meant only to restore it on your iPhone)
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by chenmahi View Post
    Thanks, it helped to locate the back up file.
    how can i use this back up data on my computer ( as i feel this back up data is meant only to restore it on your iPhone)
    you can save them to an external drive as an off-site backup in case your computer ever crashes and you need to find those files..
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    Default Re: iTunes Backup File under Windows 7 - where is it?

    hey there... i m having a problem in updating my iphone 5 from 6.0.1 to 7.0 (or something), as itunes saying memory full, and my iphone is stucked with a screen (connect to itunes)... how can is format or delete my all data to get back working iphone... i dont want to restore any data, is there any idea how to solve this thing.???

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