How to Find and View iTunes Backup Files

Where is the iTunes backup file on your computer?

Running iTunes on your computer may have been a daily work for you, and you know that iTunes can automatically generate a backup for your device. You can restore your iPhone from the previous backup any time you want. However, many users don't know where the iTunes backup file is located on their computer. If you're one of them, don't worry, here is the location of iTunes backup files on your computer:

iTunes backup location on Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
iTunes backup location on Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
iTunes backup location on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
To quickly access the AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type %appdata% and press Return.

How can I view iTunes backup file on PC or Mac

Finding the backup file doesn't mean you've really got it. In order to protect personal privacy, iTunes backup is a kind of SQLITEDB file, which doesn't allow anyone to access or preview. You only can restore the whole content to your device, single SMS or contacts not permitted. If you want to access it, you need a tool like Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. It empowers you to view all details of your iTunes backup content in 2 steps.

iTunes Backup Viewer

Only 2 steps, you can access iTunes backup content in detail!

Extract all iTunes backup files for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Up to 17 file types can be viewed and recovered from iTunes backup.
Selective preview and recovery is available at any time.
Also available for iCloud backup.
No data loss and risk-free.
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What exactly you can view and recover from iTunes backup with Dr.Fone for iOS

Text Contents Media Contents
  • Messages (iMessage and carrier SMS or MMS)
  • Contacts
  • Calendar events
  • Safari bookmarks
  • Notes
  • Call history
  • WhatsApp Messages
  • Reminders
  • 3rd-party app documents
  • Camera Roll (photos, screenshots, images saved, and videos taken)
  • Photo Stream
  • Voicemail
  • Voice memos
  • Message attachments (iMessage, MMS, WhatsApp)
  • 3rd-party app video/photo/audio

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Dr.Fone for iOS supports extracting encrypted iTunes backup now. Just use it.
We're considering adding this function. Right now, you can try Syncios, it may be helpful.
Okay! Wondershare Dr.Fone recovered my lost notes. The recoveries are on my desktop folder. Within the folder, note recoveries! but HOW do I EXACTLY transfer note recoveries back to my ipod touch 4G?
Um so the back up is encypted any way around that?
Uzamere, have you tried it again? The software didn't recognize your device. Make sure that it's connected during the whole process. BTW, can you please tell me what device you use?
I have downloaded the Woundershare Dr.Fone for IOS. And I tried to select an iTunes backup file below to scan (Name was (null)-date ) backup date was included and the serial number was N/A. when I start to scan it comes to show ' No relevant data found! want to try scanning IOS device directly? Tried that too (Recover from IOS) And it showed: Please reconnect your IOS device to this Mac and try again, please help me!!!!!!!!!!!
You can directly use iTunes. Connect your iPhone to the computer and run iTunes. Then click Sync. That's OK.
omar amer
how to keep old bake ups to itunes from i phone ?
Please download Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. Use it to scan and extract your iTunes backup file. If it's really there, the program will find it for you.
I am trying to restore my iphone 4s from a backup i have, when i go to preferences-> devices , it's in the backup list, but when i press restore from back up it's not there :( help please?
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