Where is the iTunes Backup Located on Windows?


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iTunes can back up your settings, Messages, Camera Roll, documents, saved games, and other data. Backups do not contain content synced to the device, such as movies, music, podcasts, and apps. Learn more about what iTunes backs up for your iPhone.

What if Your iTunes Backup File is Encrypted By Password?

If an iOS device is protected with a password, iTunes will prompt you to enter a password when you connect your device to your computer. Once you successfully enter the password, iTunes will recognize that device as authorized.

Of course, you do not need your password to back up or sync. Only when restoring from an iOS 4 (or later) backup, if the device had a passcode set, iTunes will ask if you want to set a passcode (and remind you that you had protected your device with a passcode). iTunes won’t ask you to set a password when restoring from iOS 3.x and prior backups.

What If You Forgot Your iTunes Backup Passcode on Winodws 8/7/Vista/ XP?

Now you have learnt what will happen if you set a password for your iTunes backup. But have you ever encountered a case where you want to restore your iPhone from iTunes backup. And iTunes is asking you to enter the password to access the backup. What’s worse, you entered your password but iTunes prompts that the password is wrong.

Now you need to recover your password. Yes, when you search on google with such as “iPhone backup unlocker”, ”iPhone backup password recovery tool”, there are so many tools that claims to recover password for iPhone backup. Tenorshare iPhone backup unlocker is so far a reliable unlocker for iTunes backup password. You can have a try. Today, we won’t describe how to use this tool in detail.

However, I have heard that many users meet a similar question: In the first step “Import encrypted iTunes backup file”, the tool should have found the backup file automatically, but sometimes it wouldn’t or failed. Then many users were stuck in this step because they don’t know where the iPhone backup file is located on windows.

Where is iTunes Backup File is Located on Windows 8?

Now I will give a list that gives specific location of iTunes backup on Different OS:

Windows XP:

\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows Vista or Windows 7:

\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Remember to replace USERNAME with your personal account name.

Further tips:

  1. iTtunes backup location on Mac: ~Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
  2. The iTunes backup file is hidden files by default. So you need to change the setting in your windows explore to show the hidden files: Selecting “Tools”, “Folder Options”, selecting the “View” tab and checking the “Show hidden files and folders” item under the view tab. Or if you can’t find your Folder Options there, click “Start”, “Control Panel”, “Folder Options”, and on the “View” tab check the “Show hidden files and folders” item under the view tab.
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Actually, your backup files are saved in iTunes as SQLITE_DB file. And you can’t view them directly. Want to learn better backup method? Please click here.

Several Key Files and Its Filename in iTunes Listed Below

“2b2b0084a1bc3a5ac8c27afdf14afb42c61a19ca”      //call history

“31bb7ba8914766d4ba40d6dfb6113c8b614be442″       //contact //addressbook

“3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28″       //message

“ca3bc056d4da0bbf88b5fb3be254f3b7147e639c”         //note

“d1f062e2da26192a6625d968274bfda8d07821e4″       //safari

“2041457d5fe04d39d0ab481178355df6781e6858″       //calendar

“2041457d5fe04d39d0ab481178355df6781e6858″       //reminder the same as calendar

“Manifest.mbdb”                                     //message attachment //camera roll //voice memos

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