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    Default Windows 8 backup location

    Anyone know where the iPhone backup files are located in Windows 8 ??

    And yes I googled and searched everywhere. Can't locate. And btw. I HATE windows 8 !! What was Microsoft thinking LOL.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    Don't you still see them from iTunes (Advanced) the same as with Windows 7?
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    Default Windows 8 backup location

    Don't believe so. Nothing is the same in 8. It's unreal
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    That shouldn't have anything to do with Windows though. You access it in iTunes. Have you tried that?
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    Easy enough to answer.....

    Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    it's not there!! the roaming document is empty !!
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    So have you tried accessing it through iTunes, which is how it is meant to be done? (It's a whole lot easier than searching for a file location that Apple didn't intend to be moved.)
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    In iTunes, go to the menu and select Edit -> Preferences. Click the Devices icon at the top. Your device backups should be listed there.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    I'm sure what they were trying to do is move their previous iphones backup files from an old laptop/system to a new one independently, Like I am attempting to do here... However with no success... I have found the files in WIN7.. But ummm now where do I copy them to where Win8 ITunes will find them... For 3 different backups that are each unique~
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    Hey there, Make sure you have the option "Show hidden files and folders" and than go to the directory: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer



    Worked for me, will work for you.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Kay3 View Post
    Hey there, Make sure you have the option "Show hidden files and folders" and than go to the directory: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer

    Worked for me, will work for you.
    in this directory? C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer/mobile sync/backup ??
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    The location of backup files on Mac OS X when made through iTunes are mentioned below:
    ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    Here the symbol '~' signifies the home directory of OS X.

    The location of backup files on Windows XP when made through iTunes are mentioned below:
    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    The location of backup files on Windows Vista, 7 and 8 when made through iTunes are mentioned below:
    C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    Last edited by taz323; 02-26-2014 at 12:18 AM. Reason: Removed link
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    Quote Originally Posted by udontnohowtolie View Post
    it's not there!! the roaming document is empty !!
    it is therre. but you don't simply copy and paste. you need to change the user name.

    C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    you need to change the USER to whatever the user name you're using.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Kay3 View Post
    Hey there, Make sure you have the option "Show hidden files and folders" and than go to the directory: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer
    Worked for me, will work for you.
    Unfortunately, this is not the solution. The Roaming folder is by default a hidden folder. So if you can see it it means that you already set all folders to display. Still don't see it.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 backup location

    others have provided the correct info, afaik. but in case you want the info straight from Apple, ; just scroll down to Where are iTunes backups stored on your computer.

    hope this helps.
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