Backup File Locations

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  1. Billee

    Billee iPF Novice

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    Does anyone know of a source that explains what goes on during an iPad sync?

    I have found backup files on my computer but I can't determine what they contain and they don't seem large enough to contain all my data.

    I am wondering what types of files (apps, data, photos, music, etc.) are backed up and the backup location (my desktop, apple's servers?) for each type of file.
     
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    wrecklass iPad Enthusiast

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    It depends which computer you have, Mac or PC.

    On the PC your music all goes to the:

    C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes

    Folder, photos should go to a folder you specify in your Pictures folder. The rest probably goes to your AppData folder which is hidden by default.

    What exactly are you wanting to do?

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    Thanks for your reply. I am using a PC for sync.

    I'm an engineer with the typical compulsion to know how things operate and what I can do if things go wrong.

    One remaining question is how much gets saved on iTunes? For example, if my desktop backup files were totally lost, how much could I recover? Would I have to repurchase my apps? music?
     
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    Sonny Burnett iPad Junkie

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    You should be able to get your Apps off of your device.
     

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