Pointing to the iPhone backup location on Windows 8.1 computer
iTunes backups are stored locally on your Windows 8.1 computer. They are placed in Users>USERNAME>AppData>Roaming>Apple Computer>MobileSync>Backup (Check the location for the backup to Windows 8.1 in the table). Simply navigate to the relevant folder in your Finder application.
|Operating system||iTunes backup location|
|Mac OS||~/Library/application support/MobileSync/Backup /
(The "~" represents the host file. If you do not see a library in your home folder, hold down Option and click the menu to go.
|Windows XP||C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
(To quickly access the Application Data folder, click Start, select Run, input "Appdata" and click OK.)
|Windows Vista/7||C:\Users\uer\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
(To quickly access the AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type in "AppData" and press Return.)
|Windows 10/8.1/8||Users>USERNAME>AppData>Roaming>Apple Computer>MobileSync>Backup
(To quickly access the AppData folder, click Start. In the search bar, type in AppData and press Return)
Note: For Windows users: data directories and AppData Application and content is hidden in the computer. This means you must enable "show hidden files" in Windows Explorer before you can see the files.
Each sub Backup folder contains a single backup. The files can be copied and moved anywhere on the computer, unfortunately without the right software, it is impossible to draw any useful information from these files. If you want to mange those iTunes backup files, such as use them to recover iPhone lost data, you need an iPhone Data Recovery Tool to help you. With the software, you preview and recover all the iTunes backup file on your computer.