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Where does iTunes save iPhone Movies?

by 57jim / April 21, 2011 4:09 AM PDT

I'm trying to get a big movie off my iPhone 3GS. I synced it to my laptop, but can't find either photos or movies on the laptop. It's too big to email, how do I get it out?

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Clarification Request
It can vary but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 5:27 AM PDT

Videos should also be stored in the iTunes Folder as specified under Edit->Preferences->Advanced.
Check there.

If not, google up iRip.

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Clarification Request
movies on the iPhone do not
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 21, 2011 6:28 AM PDT

get synced to iTunes.
I believe that the only things that move from the iPhone to iTunes, during a sync, are;
Contacts, iCal, Purchased Apps and Purchased music.

If you launch iPhoto and import all the photo's and movies from the iPhone, they will go into iPhoto. (if the movie was created on the iPhone)

If the movie was not created on the phone, it should already be in iTunes as that would be how it got on the phone in the first place

Bob's suggestion of iRip may do the movie move for you


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And The Answer Is...
by 57jim / April 24, 2011 7:41 AM PDT

Turns out they are not managed by iTunes at all. You have to open iPhoto to transfer pictures & videos from your phone to your computer.

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Clarification Request
I believe that was the answer I gave.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 24, 2011 9:56 PM PDT
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by 57jim / April 25, 2011 10:51 AM PDT

Apologies, it was.

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