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.
What exactly you can view and recover from iTunes backup with Dr.Fone for iOS
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