Where does OS X Lion save all the information it copies when making backups of my iPhone 4? Specifically, I'm looking for where my contacts, photos, music are.
I can not find them in the 'Application Support' folder.
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Information about your iPhone is in ~/Library/MobileDevice
The Backup of your iPhone (photos, documents, settings, etc.) is in ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup
Neither of the above are in a form which is easily readable.
To be able to see and/or extract data from the backup you can use an application like iBackup Viewer
Don't forget also about the mobile apps from your phone. When you do a phone backup from iTunes it also prompts you to back up all the mobile apps from your phone.
The apps are backed up separately and stored at the following directory:
~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications
For Mac OS X 10.6 and earlier the location is: