iPad Backups with Windows Questions

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Petey496, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Petey496
    Offline

    Petey496 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    That I know of, no. You can only connect using the Apple USB cord and then plug the the other end of the Apple USB cord into your computer. I have a question and new here....have an IPad1....does anyone know where the actual backups go in a windows computer? Have tried with no success to find the backups. I can find the area to DELETE the backups, but not the actual backups. When I updated to IOS5, I had to set it starting all over again. Lost my contacts, photos, although I can get my photos back because I saved them to my pictures in computer. I have Windows XPS. Please, too, let me know if I am posting incorrectly and need to go to another area to post this question. Thanks, Petey496
  2. richsadams
    Offline

    richsadams iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    3,504
    Thanks Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NW Left Coast
    Ratings:
    +99 / 0
    Welcome to the forum! There are a lot of great people here willing to lend a hand anytime. Often using the Advanced Search box (at the top of every page) will lead you to the answers you're looking for. If not, feel free to post a question in the appropriate area.

    Please take a moment to view the information here to get the most out of your iPad as well as our forum:

    Forum Rules - Please read
    Hacking Rules - Please read
    iPad for Beginners
    Free iPad User Manuals
    Download The Official iPad Forum App

    With respect to your question:

    Where iTunes backups are stored on your computer

    The folder where your backup data are stored varies depending on the computer's operating system. Make sure the backup folder is included in your periodic data-backup routine.
    iTunes places the backup files in the following places:
    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/
    • Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    • Windows Vista and Windows 7: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
    You shouldn't need to do anything about your backups there though...only in iTunes > Preferences > Devices. Changing any of the files elsewhere may cause some real problems. More here:

    iTunes: About iOS backups

    BTW, I moved your post to the iPad Help area where you’re likely to get a better response to your question.

    Welcome again and enjoy!
  3. Petey496
    Offline

    Petey496 iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks!!! A lot!!! Will move over to that area. I actually have had my IPad1 since June '10. But, really bad at knowing how to use a backup once the IPad has been backed up. My main concern with the IOS5 upgrade is that I lost all of my contacts among other things. If I could somehow get my contacts back, thIngs would be great! So, will use your suggestion and get back into my XP Windows and see if I can locate this recent backup.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can i open my ipad backup on my windows computer
,
i pad whered my contacts go
,
ipad backup on windows 7
,
when you back up an ipad to your computer where does it go
,
where are apple backups stored on computer
,
where are ipad backups stored on windows
,
where are my ipad backups stored in my computer
,
where do ipad backups go
,
where do ipad photos backup on computer?
,
where do my apple back ups go?
,
where does an ipad backup go on a computer
,
where does backup of ipad go
,

where does ipad backup go

,

where does ipad backup go on pc

,
where does ipad backup go pc
,
where does my ipad backup go
,
where does my ipod5 backup go
,
where does win 7 store ipad backup photos
,
where ipad back ups is saved in a pc
,
where ipad backup windows 7