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Moving my iOS backups to an external drive…

First copy them over by going here on windows:

To Find backups in Windows 7, 8, or 10

  1. To find a list of your backups, go to \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\
  2. Or you can use these steps:
  3. Find the Search bar:
    • In Windows 7, click Start.
      In Windows 8, click the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner.
      In Windows 10, click the Search bar next to the Start button.
  4. In the Search bar, enter %appdata%
    • Press Return.
  5. Double-click these folders: Apple Computer > MobileSync > Backup.

source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204215



Now to make it backup on the external drive…

  1. Note the drive you want to move it to, for me that is ‘E’
  2. Connect phone to PC, when itunes starts, close it
  3. Open a command window and type:
    • mklink /J “C:\Users\JxA\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup” “e:\BackupLink\iPhoneBackup”
    • NOTE: Ensure that you use ‘Straight quotes (") instead of smart quotes!

source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/backup-iphone-external-drive-72349.html



John • August 16, 2016

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