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This is a quick tutorial that shows you how to change the backup folder of your iPhone (before updating to iOS 5 because that uses iCloud I think).

This is made by info I found from around the internet but most of it belongs to Oliver Aaltonen.


Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Close iTunes.
2. Locate your backup folder: C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\AppleCompute
\MobileSync\Backup\ (that (username) is your computers username that has iTunes installed)
3. Move the existing \Backup\ folder to another drive for example D:\Iphone\.
4. Now you must rename that old \Backup\ from C:\ to something else like Backupp
5. Open a command prompt (CMD) and create anNTFS junction point using a command replacing D:\Iphone with the path to your destination:
Code:
mklink /J "C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "D:\Iphone"

Windows XP

Notice: If CMD gives error that the file already exists then you must rename it like above.

1. Close iTunes.
2. Download and extract This to your Desktop.
3. Locate your backup folder: C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ (that (username) is your computers username that has iTunes installed)
4. Move the existing \Backup\ folder to another drive for example D:\Iphone\.
5. Open a command prompt (CMD) and create an NTFS junction point using a command replacing D:\Iphone with the path to your destination:
Code:
cd Desktop
junction "C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "D:\Backup"

post if you want MAC tutorial!
 
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