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want to avoid 'itunes backup' process (ipod)

Posted on 2012-03-10
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when i plug the ipod, immediately it starts backup process..

i am not able to cancel or skip it..

where is it putting the backup in? (directory in xp)

is it possible to avoid that step all together?
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Question by:25112
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Easy way:

Install Diskaid (free here:  http://www.digidna.net/products/diskaid/backoff?ref=BackOff )

Has an option to turn off backing up when syncing your iPhone.  So when you sync, it will sync, but will not back up.  (You understand the difference between syncing and backing up, right?)

Alternatively, in iTunes, go into Edit/Preferences, choose Devices, and check the box next to "prevent ipods, iphones and ipads from syncing automatically."  This will turn off BOTH the automatic sync, and the automatic backup.

The backups are stored (if you're backing up to PC, rather than to iCloud) in c:\documents and settings\[user name]\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

The backups do NOT contain your music and videos, but only your configuration settings, app data, texts, photo roll photos, etc.  (That's why the backups don't take forever.)
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Itunes saves all its file in Start>My Music>Itunes, all your data should be there.
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Kyle, the poster is looking for his backups. Those aren't saved in "Start>My Musuc>ITunes."  In fact, there's no such location as "Start>My Musuc>ITunes."
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thanks for the tip
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