File Locations

tommc4

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Does anyone know the file locations/naming for the iPhone backup files? I had an issue this week with a program that corrupted my network settings (Onavo) and I had to do a DFU reset, then add all of my apps back one at a time. Lost a LOT of data. I figure I should save that one file I made after I fixed the problem, for time savings in the future...

Any info/help would be appreciated! Thanks to everyone in advance.
 

Europa

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

Mac: /Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

For future reference, you can just right click on your phone in the left panel, choose restore from backup and select an older backup.
 

tommc4

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Thank you SO much. I know about the backups, but it was an app (Onavo) that I deleted, but it did NOT undo the changes it made to my phone's settings. So a restore was worthless. I had to DFU the phone and reinstall EVERY APP because of it. Stay away from ONAVO if you use Netflix or Hulu!

Thanks again for the locations!
Tom