How to View iTunes Backup Files on Mac/PC?

How to View iTunes Backup Files on Mac/PC?
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How to view iTunes or iCloud backup files on Mac/PC? In this post, you will learn how to view iPhone backup files on Mac or PC computer. -- Mechelle, July 24, 2017, | Follow Us Now.

As we know, when we synced the iOS device to iTunes, iTunes will automatically generate a backup for iPhone/iPad/iPod, including SMS, contacts, photos, videos, music, notes, calendar, etc. However, if you lost or broke your iPhone, or delete all your messages or photos accidentally, the first thing you may think is to find iTunes backup location and then try to recover your lost data.



Therefore, how to view iTunes backup files? For most iOS users, they may confuse to find iTunes backup location, not even to mention managing iTunes backup file. Here I would like to show you the easiest way to go through your backup files and access them individually.

Where is iTunes backup location on Windows/Mac?

For Mac: The iTunes backup can be located by entering ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ on the spotlight

For Windows XP: Go to Documents and Settings(username)Application DataApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup and you will find your Backup.

For Windows Vista, 7, or 8: Go to Users(username) AppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup.


Part 1. How to Locate Backups on Your Mac?
Part 2. How to Locate Backups on Your PC?
Part 3. The Easiest Way to View iTunes Backup on Computer?


Part 1. How to Locate Backups on Your Mac?

Step 1. Open iTunes on your Mac.

Step 2. Click on “iTunes” and select "Preferences" on the main menu.

Step 3. Click on “Devices” and select a backup you want, then click on it and choose “Show in Finder”.



Part 2. How to Locate Backups on Your PC?

Step 1. Go to search button on each.
For Windows 7: Go to “Start”;
For Windows 8: Click “Magnifying glass” on the top right whereas.
For Windows10: You will find it next to “Start” icon.

Step 2.Now key:

Step 3. Click on “Return”.

Step 4. Double click on “Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup” Folders and you will get your iTunes backup.

Part 3. The Easiest Way to View iTunes Backup on Computer?

In fact, iTunes backup files cannot support you to manually access, then you just can download the whole backup to your device, but you can't view the gallery or messages individually. So, if you use the third-party software like iPhone Data Recovery to view your iPhone backup whenever you want with a few simple steps.

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Key features:
You can view iTunes backup files easily and flexible.
You can view iTunes backup files anytime you want.
You can view and recover messages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, call logs and more from your iOS devices, iTunes or iCloud backup.
You can export and print what you want from the iTunes backup to your computer.

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Step 1. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" mode

After choosing this mode, you can access the iTunes backup file you want and then click on “Start Scan” to start processing all your data.



Step 2. View and recover data from iTunes backup

After scanning the entire iTunes backup file, you’ll find a gallery with different categories such as “Photos”, “Messages”, etc. You can choose the category you want to access, and find a gallery with all its data on the right panel. Then tick the files that you would like to restore and then click “Recover”.



With these two easiest steps, you will be able to view iTunes backup files for free and then save them to your computer!

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