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iTunes Backup Viewer---How to Find and View iTunes Backup Files

Thanks to iTunes, it is a piece of cake to recover iPhone/iPod/iPad data for iOS users. As we all konw, iTunes can automatically generate a backup for our device. You can retrieve your iPhone/iPod/iPad from the iTunes backup anytime. However, you may don't know where is the iTunes backup file stored on your Windows PC or Mac.

Where are my iPhone backup files stored on my PC or Mac?

Followin is the directory of iTunes backup file on your computer.

In Mac OS X, you can find your iPhone/iPod/iPad backups from:

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

iPhone Backup Location for Windows 8, 7, XP, and Vista:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Windows XP stores all of your iPhone backup files in this location:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

How to find and view iTunes backup files on PC or Mac

To protect personal privacy, iTunes backup is saved as a kind of SQLITEDB file, you are not allowed to access or preview it. If you want to get the backup data, Syncios iTunes Backup Viewer should be a good tool for you. With the help of Syncios, you can get the details of your iTunes backup for your device on your Mac or PC effortlessly. Both Windows version and Mac version are all available.

Let's follow below tips to learn how to find and view iTunes backup file.

Syncios iTunes Backup Viewer

  • 3 recovery modes to retrieve data from your iDevice, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
  • Recover photos, messages, contacts, as well as App data like WhatsApp conversations, iPhoto, Instagram etc.
  • You can choose to extract found data to PC or put them back to device.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 9 and the latest iOS devices.
  • Both Windows and Mac version are all available.

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Step 1. Choose an iTunes backup and extract the backup data.

Syncios iTunes Backup Viewer provides three recovery modes to restore data from your iPhone data, iTunes bacup, iCloud backup. To view iTunes backup file, just need to choose "Recover from iTunes backup file".

Tips: If you have synced different iOS devices with iTunes before, more than one backup files will be listed in the windows Simply select the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan. It only take you a few seconds to scan.

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Step 2. Preview and recover your lost data from iTunes backup file.

Once the scan process is completed, all contents from the backup file including contacts, messages, call history, notes, photos and videos will show up in detail. You can view iTunes backup file right now.

To recover iPhone, you can check any items on the checkbox you need via clicking Recover button to recover to computer or device.

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What you can view and recover from iTunes backup via Syncios?

recover iphone photo
recover iphone videos
recover iphone messages
recover iphone messages
recover iphone contacts
recover iphone call history
Call log
recover iphone notes
recover iphone calendar
recover iphone bookmarks
Recover safari bookmarks
recover mms
recover iphone camera roll
Camera Roll

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When you need to free up space, you can also delete iTunes backup file that you do not need any more.

More tips: how to Delete an iTunes backup

  1. Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
    Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences. Learn how to turn on menus in Windows 7 and 8.
  2. Click Devices and press Delete Backup.

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