How do I delete a backup from iTunes on a PC?

QuestionsHow do I delete a backup from iTunes on a PC?
Anonymous asked 4 days ago
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Alex answered 4 days ago

iTunes backup may take up large space on your PC. To delete the iTunes backup to free up space on your PC, the easiest method is deleting via iTunes.

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Click on Edit>Preferences > Devices.
  3. Select the backup and delete.

It’s the most recommended method. Of course, you can delete the iTunes backup manually on your PC. You can find the iTunes backup on your PC with the following path (This folder is hidden, you need to check Show Hidden Item option):
C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.
Right click on the backup folder, and delete it.
Note that once you delete the backup, you cannot recover it. So if there are some data you want on the backup, please firstly extract them from the backup file. Of course, you can’t directly extract data from iTunes backup since the backup files are encrypted. To extract desired data from the backup, you can use a third party tool- Syncios Data Transfer. It can detect your iTunes backup on the PC and allows you to extract desired data, and you can select to restore the data to your iOS device directly.

Besides, if you don’t like using iTunes to backup your iOS device, it can be your best iTunes alternative to backup your device. Most importantly, it enables you to selectively backup data from iOS device to PC while iTunes always backs up everything. You can simply have a try.

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