Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I Tricked iTunes

I Tricked iTunes

There is a nerd living inside me, and sometimes I'm not afraid to admit it. Today I tricked iTunes into doing what I really wanted, and I'm pretty proud of myself.

Here's the problem, Apple doesn't give you an option as to where to backup your iPhone. I don't want it on my C: drive... I want it elsewhere.

So... I used a nifty little app from Microsoft called Junction to create a secret link from the default location to where I wanted it on my D drive. And it works.

Junction works from the command line, so you'll have to type in a command something like this: [junction "C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "D:\Apple\Backup"] Before you run this command you'll have to DELETE the original backup folder and CREATE the targeted backup folder.

Happy redirecting! Oh... and this is my 100th blog post. :-)



Mandy Pallock said...

You are a geek. It's official.

If you ever try and delete the junction, it will delete the contents of the original folder that the junction is pointed to. So my friendly neighborhood geek says to copy or move the folder first. He says he learned that the hard way. :)

And congrats on 100 posts!

Rowan Gillson said...

Thanks for the update Mandy! That's good to know!

Britton Felber said...

Haha. That's Awesome!