I intended to use this command:
mklink/J "C:\Users\DELL\Appdata\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "G:\iPhoneBackup"
to directly backup my iPhone to the folder iPhoneBackup on an external hard drive
G:. However, when I used the command, it gave a syntax error.
So I used quotation marks around "Apple Computer" like this, which I now realize was incorrect:
mklink/J "C:\Users\DELL\Appdata\Roaming\"Apple Computer"\MobileSync\Backup" "G:\iPhoneBackup"
and noticed the result was not something I wanted. I didn't understand what this had done, it was definitely not what I had intended:
Junction created for C:\Users\DELL\Appdata\Roaming\Apple <<===>> Computer\MobileSync\BackupG:\iPhoneBackup
Now, no matter what modification I make, I get the error
Cannot create a file when that file already exists. I tried all the solutions in this Super User thread but nothing works. I still get the same message.
On the other, hand when I'm trying to backup my iPhone according to the original instructions here, I get an error:
iTunes could not back up the iPhone because the iPhone disconnected
Even though my iPhone and the hard disk are both connected to my PC.
I would really appreciate any help to fix this problem.