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How to Transfer iPhone Backup to New Computer?


As a matter of fact knew by all iOS device owners, iTunes features in a backup function with which users can get a backup file every time when an iOS is connected. Once you get a new laptop or install your current computer with a new system, you may want to transfer your iPhone backup to the new PC. That way, you can restore your iPhone to an old backup if it encounters a problem in the future, right? But, how do you transfer iPhone backup to new computer? Once you have no idea about this, then you may give a try to the solutions below.

Part 1: How to transfer iPhone backup to brand new computer via an external hard drive
Part 2: iPhone backup data transfer for the computer installed with new system

Part 1: Transfer iPhone Backup to New Computer via External Hard Drive

This solution is suitable for the ones who get a new computer and want to transfer iPhone backup from one computer to another. And this way would be the same as you copy some other regular files between computers via an external hard drive. As long as you get flash drive or external hard drive plugged in the old computer, you can simply find and copy your iPhone backup file into it. And then you just need to eject the portable storage media and plug it in your new computer to copy the backup archive out easily.

If you once want to use your iPhone to transfer the backup file to new computer, then you can give a try to iPad/iPhone/iPod Disk Mode. It can help to make your iPhone as a portable USB hard disk or flash disk to copy any file from a computer to another with ease. Here is how to transfer iPhone backup to new computer via iPhone with the help of this software.

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Step 1: Download and install this software on both of your computers so as to start your iPhone as a flash disk.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to a PC, start the program, and click "Copy to Device" option to select your iPhone backup file and copy it to your iPhone via the program. After that eject your iPhone.

Step 3: Plug the iPhone to another PC, run the app, and hit "Copy to computer" to move the iPhone backup file out of your iPhone and copy it to the backup directory on your new computer.

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Note: To copy your iPhone backup from a local hard drive, you should first find it on your Windows XP computer from the backup directory, C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\. If your computer runs Windows Vista or Windows 7, then you can just go to C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ directory to find the iPhone backup file.

By the way, once you copy the iPhone backup file to your new computer, you should also drag the backup folder to the Backup directory on your new computer just as you transfer them out.

Part 2: iPhone Backup Transfer for The Computer Installed with New System

If you just install a new system for your current computer rather than get a brand new computer, then this method here would be more suitable for you to recover your iPhone backup file to the new system installed computer. Of course, this method can also help you to recover iPhone backup from corrupted or formatted partitions with ease. Here is how!

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Step 1: Install and start the recovery tool. Choose the Wizard Mode recovery mode to recover your iPhone backup file to the new Windows system.

Step 2: Select "All files" from the next step window and then tell the program where you lost your files by copying the correct backup directory into the "In a specified location" textbar.

Windows XP Backup Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

Windows Vista or Win 7 Backup Directory: C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

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Step 3: At last, you just need to click on "Start" in the next window to find your lost data. BTW, you can also enable the "Raw File Recovery" option from the window to retrieve all files that you lost long time ago for various reasons.

Step 4: From the scanning results, you can just find the iPhone backup file and recover it to your new system installed computer.

Ok, no matter you want to transfer iPhone backup to new computer or just recover lost iPhone backup to your newly system reinstalled computer, hope the solutions provided above can help you get your task.

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