Where to Find iTunes Backup on Windows/Mac

When you backup iPhone to iTunes, and then restore iTunes backup to iPhone, you might take everything as granted if you use the same computer. Have you ever considered where to find these iTunes backups on Windows or Mac if you change a computer? Is there any way to change the location of the iTunes backup files to another computer? After you know how to find iTunes backup on computer, you can better manage the iTunes backup files with ease. Just check out the best methods to locate these files on your computer.

Find iTunes Backup

Part 1: Where to find iTunes backup on Windows or Mac

When you connect iPhone to computer, you can access to iTunes automatically. But how to find the iTunes backup is not as easy as launch iTunes. Here is the solution you should take to find the files from Windows and Mac.

Find iTunes backups in Windows 7/8/10/11

Method 1: Enter the iTunes backup path to find iTunes backup

Windows 7
Go to \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 8
Go to \Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Method 2: Search for the iTunes backup files

Windows 7: Click "Start" to access the Search bar at the bottom.

Windows 8: Click the magnifying glass in upper-right corner.

Windows 10/11: Click Searching bar next to the Start button.

Once you find the Search bar, you can enter %appdata% and press "Return", and then follow the same path to find iTunes backup: Apple Computer/ MobileSync/ Backup.

iTunes backup files

Find iTunes Backups in your Mac

Method 1: Click search in the menu bar, and then enter the command line to find the iTunes backup files: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/. After that press Return.

Method 2: Open iTunes, click iTunes in the menu bars, and then choose Preferences. Choose the Devices. And then choose the Show in Finder.

iTunes Backups in your Mac

When you find the iTunes backup in User Folder, it is not recommended to copy, relocate, rename or extract the files. All you can find is the data with a format that you cannot read. Even if you need to copy the files to the same folder of another computer, there should be one major problem. You cannot access and view the content of the iTunes backup.

Part 2: Best way to find iTunes backup files

What should be the easiest way to find iTunes backup files? Just as you see, you can enter the detail path to locate the iTunes backup files, but you are not able to check and view the detail content for iTunes. In order to find iTunes backup files with detailed information, iPhone Data Recovery should be the best solution to find and manage the iTunes files.

iPhone Data Recovery is a professional iPhone data recovery software to find, preview, recover files from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. It should be the ultimate tool if you need to locate and manage iTunes backup files.

Key Features of iPhone Data Recovery

  • • Find and extract the iTunes backup to computer or iPhone.
  • • Recover deleted files or the lost files, including photos, messages, contacts, notes, call history, videos, calendar, video, apps and more other files
  • • Retrieve and export deleted or lost data from any iOS devices.
  • • Preview the files before recovering the files.
  • • Support more than 20 file types that you can value from any iOS device.

How to Find iTunes Backup with iPhone Data Recover

Step 1. Download and install iPhone Data Recovery

Download and install the latest version of iPhone Data Recovery from the official website. And then connect iPhone to your computer. The program is able to detect the iPhone automatically to extract the files.

iPhone Data Recovery

Step 2. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup"

After that you can choose "Recover from iTunes backup", the program can scan the whole iPhone to extract the files from iTunes backup. And then you do not need to find the iTunes backup from your computer.

Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 3. Find the iTunes Backup files

What more important is, you can find and view all the iTunes backup files, without overwriting the whole iPhone contents. Moreover, the program also provides the files into different categories, which enables you to find the detail files within iTunes backup with ease.

Step 4. Extract files from iTunes

It should be the most important feature, which enables you to extract files from iTunes backup. And then you can recover the files from the backup to your computer or backup important data to iPhone with ease.

Extract Data from iTunes Backup

You can also preview the scanned files from the computer before recovering the files from computer. As the most convenience method to find iTunes backup files, iPhone Data Recover just need to scan the iPhone to locate all the information. What's more, you can also extract the iTunes backup file to other devices in easy steps. Just in one word, you can take everything for iTunes backup under control. It also enables you to backup iPhone without iTunes.


iTunes backup files are very important for all the Apple users. In order to take full advantage of these files, you should learn the methods to find the iTunes backup files. And then you can choose some excellent iTunes backup management programs to extract all the contents from iTunes, such as photos, videos, messages, contacts and so on. iPhone Data Recovery should always be the best tool for you to do that job. After you install the program, you no longer need to search all around of your computer to find the backup files of iTunes or the content for the iTunes backup files. You can always view and check the iTunes backup file whenever you want. Just download the program to enjoy a nice experience to get back the deleted files from your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

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