My PC memory is full and I cannot backup my iPhone

clarelt

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My pc memory is full and I cant back up my iPhone. Where is the iTunes content stored, so i can delete and re-save the contents of my iPhone?
 
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chris

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It might not be iTunes content that's pushing the storage limits of your PC. In my experience, a big space save is if you have any videos that can be deleted. On the PC side, are there any unused apps that can be deleted? There is a great app called Clean My PC that can help regain storage space on your computer. I use this software on both my Mac and PC. It's safe to use and deletes assorted files that contribute to out of storage errors.
 

Europa

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I would buy an external hard drive and move some media from the PC to this drive. Then you can delete it from the computer and backup your phone.
 

clarelt

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ive got 2 external hard drives ! lol, iTunes is half backing up each time i plug in and filling the limited space i have ! i just wanted to know where it was going so i can delete it all , back up my phone which then solves my first problem, then i need to empty my i cloud so i can separate the 2 phones i have on 1 icloud account ! its really a job for a Apple dude i think ! Thanks neway
 

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ive got 2 external hard drives ! lol, iTunes is half backing up each time i plug in and filling the limited space i have ! i just wanted to know where it was going so i can delete it all , back up my phone which then solves my first problem, then i need to empty my i cloud so i can separate the 2 phones i have on 1 icloud account ! its really a job for a Apple dude i think ! Thanks neway
Windows Vista and Windows 7:
\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows XP:
\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
 

jerni

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This seems close to my issue. I have a 250gb hard drive but I only have 16gb available. What the heck is "other" and how do I get rid of it?
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iPutz

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One of the lesser known disc space hogs is System Restore. Using the windows Disc Cleanup utility you will be presented with a "More Options" tab, at the end of the cleanup process with the option to remove all but the most recent restore point. This can free up 10% or more of the total disc space on your C: drive depending on the settings in System Restore. One caveat, if you take this action you will only be able to restore your computer back to this last restore point until others are created in the future so if your computer needs to ever be restored to a point further back you're out of luck.


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natalieyt

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Go to itunes-->edit-->preferences-->devices--> select the back up history that you would like to delete from your PC--> click ok! :)


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