1. Bosox20's Avatar
    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.
    02-10-2013 03:15 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Don't you still see them from iTunes (Advanced) the same as with Windows 7?
    02-11-2013 09:18 AM
  3. Bosox20's Avatar
    Don't believe so. Nothing is the same in 8. It's unreal
    02-12-2013 10:20 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    That shouldn't have anything to do with Windows though. You access it in iTunes. Have you tried that?
    02-12-2013 03:19 PM
  5. Malice Cristof's Avatar
    Easy enough to answer.....

    Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
    04-26-2013 03:37 AM
  6. udontnohowtolie's Avatar
    it's not there!! the roaming document is empty !!
    04-28-2013 01:00 AM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    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.)
    04-28-2013 08:40 AM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    In iTunes, go to the menu and select Edit -> Preferences. Click the Devices icon at the top. Your device backups should be listed there.
    04-28-2013 09:00 AM
  9. XMTRCV's Avatar
    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~
    07-18-2013 01:21 AM
  10. Jay Kay3's Avatar
    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.
    07-29-2013 02:02 AM
  11. Rockdog97's Avatar
    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 ??
    09-20-2013 10:43 PM
  12. johnnorman's Avatar
    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 01:18 AM. Reason: Removed link
    02-26-2014 12:19 AM
  13. Mike Kimm's Avatar
    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.
    04-03-2014 09:34 PM
  14. Kaitokomauri's Avatar
    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.
    04-04-2014 06:28 AM
  15. Brady KEITH's Avatar
    others have provided the correct info, afaik. but in case you want the info straight from Apple, here's a link to the Apple support page; just scroll down to Where are iTunes backups stored on your computer.

    hope this helps.
    05-11-2014 12:12 PM

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