iPhone IPSW File Location

Below is the location of the iPhone and iPod IPSW files on Mac OS X, Windows XP, and Vista

The “.ipsw” files are what iTunes uses to restore your iPod or iPhone.

Mac OS X

iPhone: ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates

iPod touch: ~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates 

(The tilde “~” represents your Home directory.)

Windows XP

iPhone: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

iPod touch: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

Windows Vista

iPhone: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

iPod touch: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

(If you don’t see the Application Data or AppData folders, you may need to show hidden files.)

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