Where does iTunes Save iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Apps on Windows & Mac [Featured]

15 Responses

  1. luvzz says:

    TY so much. Now I can save these apps in my pc incase itune erases accidently once in a while, and it drives me nuts to look for about 400 apps to redownload! ty ty ty

  2. Richi says:

    Freaking amazing….!!! Thankmyou so much, i didn’t loose my payed apps…
    Thanks for the tip.

  3. amin says:

    Great article 😉 thanks i was wondering how can i backup my apps thanks

  4. Chandra Sekhar Bejugam says:

    Thanks so much… I needed this information. I wanted to remove the OS in my PC and re-install it. But before doing it i wanted to back up all the apps that I downloaded for iPad. Now I can copy them to a back up directory before I re-install windows :)

  5. Ankit says:

    Thanx for the information.I am using the latest version of itunes and after Right clicking on apps it gives only one option that is “open in new window”.But simply write “Mobile application” in search box and you will get the address.The applications are saved at “C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Mobile Applications”

  6. nipu says:

    Got it ThankX all

  7. Adeline says:

    Ok, so they are there

    Now how do I open them ?? I have been struggling with this for days … How do they open ??
    If I right click, and open . It just takes me back to the iTunes

    • Fallendohingy says:

      You double click on the app (in finder or windows explorer) (it’s also the same thing as -right click- -open-), and it opens in itunes (it now recognizes it)
      Now you just sync your ipod with itunes, and viola, you have your apps

  8. Gill says:

    Is there any way to store these on another drive and have Itunes use the new location as my C: drive is filling up and I want to use the D: drive on my Windows PC?

  9. Daniel says:

    This didn’t work in the version of iTunes I am using (v10.5.2.11 in Windows). However, I discovered from help that you can identify the location of the files by going to Edit ¬ Preferences ¬ Advanced. The default location is My Documents/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Media.

    Gill, I was having the same problem as you, but have now moved the storage location to an external hard drive. As the help file notes, this will only change the location of future files, but I have copied the existing files to the new location in my external hard drive and will delete the old ones from my C-drive.

  10. Raed says:

    Thanks guys for the information. however i have some other applications downloaded using Installous; some of them were synced and saved but others were not even appearing. could you advise please !

  11. absinthe says:

    if i have payed applications and i copy them to another computer, will they work? i need the same account or i can use another itunes account?

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