Change itunes backup location

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The below applies for Windows machines only

The original location of the Backups is at the following location C:\Users\*YOUR USERNAME*\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

and to move follow the below instructions:

  • Copy the folder to the new location backup
  • Go to the original folder location C:\Users\*USERNAME*\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\
  • Delete the folder “Backup” or you can rename it “OLDBackup” to store it
  • Launch command prompt, click start, click run and type cmd, press enter or search cmd from the start menu
  • Type the following command

mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup” “Your new location, for example c:\phonebackup”

  • Press enter
  • Exit from command prompt
  • Launch a backup to confirm itunes backs up to new location