I accidentally deleted my backup instead of saving it onto my hard drive after I created the junction. The To iDevice tab will help you recover data in iTunes backup to iDevice. These backup files are saved on the system drive as your Windows operating system, usually the C drive. In no event shall Systweak Blogs be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. You can name the external drive as 'External'. And then link the original Backup folder in the C: drive to the new Backup folder created in another drive. Click the Right Arrow button to continue.
I don't know why Apple can't just add a simple registry key or local config file entry that determines where the backup should be stored and fail-over to the default location. If you upgrade it to pro version, it can even help you selectively recover data from iTunes backup to iPhone iPad iPod touch or save iTunes backup data to computer as viewable and printable format. Step 1: Create a folder for your new backup location. If you want to change the drive and folder name then just change it for what you want. The workaround has been to add a few redundant copies of some large file. Storing your iPhone Backups on an Alternate Location. Also, you can create the folder in a flash drove, thumb drive, external hard drive, etc.
In iTunes app, there is no option to alter backup file save location, path or folder. I was uncertain whether iTunes would create the path and folder automatically the first time an iTunes backup is attempted following the junction. For Mac users: Mac users can find iTunes backup location in the following places. Now you will notice that your backup sets are getting saved on another driver and you will have plenty of space on C: drive another advantage is now you can easily locate backup for your device and can move them to any other device. This Video shows you how to easily change the Backup folder to be on your D: Drive where there will be lots more space available. Now, you have changed iTunes backup location on Windows.
Finally copy the files from the old iTunes to the new folder. Rename the original backup folder to say BackupOld. To locate your old backup paste following text in the search box on in the explorer window. Press Enter to remove the symbolic link. Make sure the backup folder is included in your data-backup routine. Any action of edit, relocate, or rename of your iTunes backup files might ruin the files. Is there any simple method to access and view iTunes backup, or even save some important files to E drive? How to Change the Backup Location of iTunes.
You may be prompted to log in with your credentials. To Computer tab will help you save data to computer as printable and viewable format. If you like to do so, check out steps below. The folder looks like a shortcut, but unlike a normal shortcut, you can access it just as you would a normal folder. If the free space is much greater than the total capacity of C:, the backup will fail.
Again, if these instructions don't make sense do you, I urge you to find a techie and please, be careful. No software or tools required! Unfortunately iTunes does not allow users to change where iTunes backup files are stored on computer. Double click on the shortcut and you will be navigated to the backup folder you have created on other drive. Same when I do a dir command from the command prompt. Leave the Encrypt iPhone backup box unchecked and click Back Up Now.
Now you can go to to free up space in Windows system drive, or you can go to move iTunes backups to another folder or hard drive on computer before you delete them. The iTunes location was changed and its contents were successfully moved. Now, follow us and get to know more about changing iTunes backup location. I purposefully installed iTunes to D: and have manually moved my iTunes library to D:, but I cannot get iTunes to natively recognize D: as a storage location. First, check the size of the Backup folder. Here is how to do just that. If you have an Apple device or are switching over from Mac, it makes for an easy transition.
Systweak Blogs assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service. It is because this is a hidden folder on Windows computer. You can also create new iTunes backup folder on Flash drive, thumb drive, flash stick, external hard drive, portable hard drive and so on. Now, select the radio button labeled This Computer, and then click Backup Up Now. That's saying this is a link. Downloaded the Junction program, installed it. Looking forward to your early reply.