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How to Find iTunes Backup Files on Mac/Windows

If you backup your iPhone/iPad via iTunes, how do you know where does iTunes store its backup files? This tutorial will show you how to find and view iTunes backup files on Mac and Windows PC.

Part 1: Find iTunes Backup Files on Mac

There are 2 options to find your iTunes backups files on Mac:

Option 1: Go to Backup Folders from Search bar

Step 1: Click search bar in the menu bar, then enter ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/.

Step 2: Then click Go button. It will then open the folder that contains the iTunes backup files.

Find iTunes backup files on Mac

Tip:The "~" represents your Home folder.

Option 2: locate a specific backup via iTunes

Step 1: Run iTunes, click iTunes in the menu bar, and then choose Preferences.

Step 2: Click Devices.

Step 3: Click the backup that you want, then choose Show in Finder.

Show in Finder

Step 4: The selected iTunes backup will be highlighted, so you can find it easily.

View iTunes backup files on Mac

Part 2: Find iTunes Backup Files on Windows PC

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Then navigate to C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

You can use these steps as follows:

Step 1: Click Start , then locate to search bar.

Step 2: In the Search bar, enter %appdata%, press Enter.

Step 3: Double-click these folders: Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup.

You will see the list of backup files made in iTunes.

Locate to iTunes backup folders