Where does iTunes store its backups?

Aidan Fitzpatrick

by Aidan Fitzpatrick

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Under OS X, iTunes will store backups in /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup.

Under Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 iTunes will store backups in \Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.

The Microsoft Store version of iTunes stores its backups in \Users\[USERNAME]\Apple\MobileSync\Backup.

Under Windows XP, iTunes will store backups in \Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.

Our blog provides this information in more detail.

There's a simple way to easily find this folder: the free edition of iPhone Backup Extractor will show you the default backup folder (and let you change it) with a click or two:

iPhone Backup Extractor's Preferences pane showing backup locations
iPhone Backup Extractor's Preferences pane showing backup locations

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