Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Now that iCloud is available, I don't need to backup my iPad to my Windows PC. Is it possible to remove backups from my PC or do I have to uninstall iTunes?

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Yup, it certainly is!

in Windows XP, the location is

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

in Windows Vista, Windows 7:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
share|improve this answer
I'll just delete the files inside the folder and iTunes won't protest? – Endy Tjahjono Dec 1 '11 at 12:21
That's correct. But be aware... You WON'T be able to use a back-up. So I recommend you don't delete the latter back-up. Just in case :) – Michiel Dec 1 '11 at 12:25

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.