How To Find The IPSW File in Windows 7

Everytime when you update your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, you will see a new IPSW file which is downloaded to iOS updates folder.You can access the folder directly. Where? Find it out after the break.
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Steps to find IPSW File on Windows 7

1. Step Open ‘Computer’ located on your desktop or click on Start >> Computer

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2. Step Now open ‘C:’ by double clicking on it.

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3. Step Go to: C:/Users/your username/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates. That’s where you will find your ipsw files.

Tip: If you can’t see some of the folders, make sure to unhide your hidden protected folders (this is a link, click on it!).

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You can easily find your ipsw files if you follow the instructions above. If you still need help, please post a question below.

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2 Responses to How To Find The IPSW File in Windows 7

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    DEP28 said:

    I have looked in the location mentioned, ive made all hidden files visible, ive done a search of my C drive, and ive spent at least an hour searching for the location of my .ipsw and can not find it ANYWHERE! I know its there somewhere. I recently updated my iPone 4 to iOS 6 and my itunes to the most up to date version. does anyone have any other ideas on how i can find the .ipsw?

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Kaitlyn said:

    Im having the same problem. in my itunes folder is just “ipad software update”. it doesnt say iphone anywhere. and my iphone is updated and synced to itunes

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