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I forgot my Encrypt Local Backup password. How can I start over?

In iTunes (Windows 7) Encrypt local backup is checked, and I can't remember the password. I don't need to restore my iPad; I just want to be able to back it up. If I attempt to uncheck this, iTunes ...
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How to backup photos from iPhone

What should be the proper way to backup photos from iPhone. iCloud do not have much storage for it, any apps is recommended to use for backup photos? I heard a lot of users use Google Photos for ...
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Windows like Restore option in OSX

Windows provide a facility to restore state of OS in case of getting corrupt by loading it up from Hard drive. Is there anything like that available for OSX?
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How to backup files from black screened iPhone

I dropped my iPhone 6 today; even though there is no noticeable harm on the outside, my phone screen is completely broken. Actually, the phone does not even vibrate when I turn it on. The only reason ...
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Backup photos and delete them from phone, wirelessly if possible

I've searched for photo backup utilities for the iPhone, and when I read the details most of them say something along the lines of "back up photos and keep the original on your phone", like that's a ...
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If I erase my iPhone remotely, what happens to my iCloud backup?

My iPhone 5s just got stolen and I did all the proper procedures (activated lost my iPhone on icloud.com and cancelled my data with my carrier). Am I, by any chance, in risk of erasing my phone ...
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0 photos and videos taking up 4GB of iCloud space

I've seen a similar issue from other people but nothing seems to help. I got a new iPhone to replace my old one a couple months ago and haven't been able to back it up. My iCloud storage says it's ...
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How to i get off my apple logo screen on my iPhone 6 without restoring and losing my photos?

My iPhone 6 recently ran out of storage and my photos have disappeared,now it won't turn on and gets stuck on the apple logo screen, i have not backed it up and really don't want to lose any of my ...
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Migrate OS X using Migration Assistant and Time Machine - not enough space

I desparately need to migrate from Mac OS X 10.5.8 running on a rather old Mac Pro to 10.10 running on a new Mac Mini. To achieve this, I was planning on using the Migration Assistant (MA) tool with a ...
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Backup iPhone contacts etc to move to new iPhone (no iCloud)

I have three iPhones linked to my AppleID. (Don't ask me why, it began when Apple was not providing family access.) I already have iCloud Contacts, Calendars, etc. on my AppleID made from one of my ...
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iPhone 6 restored from encrypted iPhone 5S backup doesn't retain passwords

I have a new iPhone 6. It is replacing an iPhone 5S. I plug this into my iMac every day via an original Apple Lightning cable, and iTunes automatically creates encrypted backups. I have successfully ...
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Backup iPhone contacts etc to move to new iPhone

I'm going to replace my iPhone 5c with another new one. What should I do to keep my contacts, events, notes, etc. and then restore it on the new iPhone? Should I just backup my phone with iTunes or ...
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iPhone is not backing up to iCloud

My iPhone 6S on IOS 9.3.2 has been set in iTunes so that it automatically backs up to iCloud. However it only backs up if I manually choose to do so from the iPhone. The phone is charged at night ...
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cannot access latest backup after restoring factory settings to enable screen to be fixed

i recently backed up my iphone6 in order to restore factory settings and get the screen fixed. I have the phone back which is working but when I backed up data its from oct 2014, nothing past this ...
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How to create Recovery Partition for new SSD after restore via SuperDuper

I recently installed a new SSD on my old MacBook Pro - replacing the HDD. It's running El Capitan. After installing the new drive, I booted from my SuperDuper clone, formatted the new internal SSD to ...
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Unable to find the backed up photos in iCloud

I had an iPad mini which had some valuable photos in the Photos app. I had backed up the device on iCloud using 4.2 GB of my available 5 GB of space. Now that device is dead and is beyond repair. I ...
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Does my phone store the data of an app after restore even if it's no longer available in the store?

I restored my phone, but unfortunately an app (Stash/St@sh) is no longer available in the store. Unfortunately I have important data in that app. After I restored the phone and it could not download ...
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Automatically shrink existing Time Machine Backup to a fixed size

I googled for hours to find a solution for this issue, but I couldn't find an answer that fitted for my problem. My setup: I have an iMac with a ~1TB Hard Drive I'm backing it up via Time Machine ...
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Restoring iPhone backup from iTunes taking too long

I got a new iPhone today to replace my broken one and I am trying to restore the backup from iTunes. I had around 50Gb of content in my old phone. The remaining time to finish the backup started in ...
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Rsync not copying some files with extended attributes

I am attempting to rsync from a network mounted volume to my Desktop. However some but not alll of the files are not copying because of an rsync error. I am using rsync 3.1.1 from Brew. I'm using ...
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iCloud backup/restore - how to get the rest of my stuff (photo's)?

I got a new phone yesterday, and restored it from my recent iCloud backup and have all my apps etc... but I haven't got my photos!! How do I get them???
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Does Time Machine take advantage of two backup disks to backup more fine-grained snapshots?

I use Time Machine with two backup hard discs. Does Time Machine create an identical copy of the data on both disks, or does it back up more fine-grained snapshots to different disks, so that I have ...
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Extract email Password from an Encrypted Backup

How can I extract email passwords from an encrypted iOS backup stored in iCloud?
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Is it possible to automatically back up my mac to Microsoft OneDrive?

I'm not sure there is a way to do what I want to do. Now that I have Office 360 + 1TB of free space, I'd like to set my mac to do monthly backups to OneDrive. I'm looking for the following features. ...
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OS X backup file revisions

I've been looking around but can't find anything useful. This past week I lost a bunch of work due to a horrible sequence of events using git version control.I'm looking for software that periodically ...
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iCloud backup size after iPhone migration

I use iCloud backups for long time. When I started out I could easily backup a 128GB iPad Air and a 32 GB iPhone5s to the 5GB of default iCloud storage. I recently switched phone to a 64GB iPhoneSE ...
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Time Machine Backups - Very Slow and inaccurate size

So about 1 1/2 years ago, I bought a WD My Passport for Mac as my Time Machine backup disk and a place to store files. When the drive gets around 5 or so backups, I still have plenty of free space ...
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Slow progress of Time machine backup

I am backing up my hdd with the Time machine. Even small incremental backups take several hours. For an hour or so I am in the state "50.3 MB of 496.3MB", while in Activity Monitor I notice that ...
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Network TimeMachine backup errors - System keychain problem?

I've been using Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro to my local OS X Server for years, but I recently started getting errors when attempting to backup. When running either an automatic or manual ...
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Why is Time Machine backing up to .sparsebundle file?

In the past, I had used only an external hard drive for my backups. It worked great, and it backed up to folders, in a way that I could go to individual files in the backup. I decided that since I was ...
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What is the size of a typical iPhone backup to iCloud?

What is the typical size of an iOS backup stored to iCloud? I currently backup my iPhone and iPad to iTunes. I'm considering switching the backups to iCloud, but I am not ready to purchase one of the ...
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Files on new computer are locked after using Migration Assistant and Time Machine

I have an MacBook with OSX and backed up everything in a Time Capsule with Time Machine. Now I bought a MacBook Pro with Lion and then migrated everything from the old computer to the new using ...
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Can I ask Time Machine to backup only some data to a smaller disk?

I have two backup hard discs for Time Machine: 1.5TB, and 1TB. My backup fits in 1.5TB, but Time Machine sometimes complains that it can't backup to the 1TB disk, because the space is not enough. Can ...
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Can I backup a Time Capsule to a HDD drive connected to its USB port?

I have a 2TB Time Capsule and multiple external HDDs. I recently bought a 4TB external drive, now I'd like all my files, in all my HDDs to go to the 4TB drive that is connected through USB to the ...
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iOS 9.1 - Can't clear “documents & data” and “other” with restore - can it be done?

I am trying to clear the 3+ GB of space occupied by other and documents and data on my iPhone 5S, running the new iOS 9.1 (13B5110e) Usually I would do this by restoring the phone through iTunes and ...
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Moving Time Machine backup between two local disks results in full backup instead of incremental

The Problem After migrating the entirety of a a Backups.backupdb to a new hard drive as recommended by Apple by simply copy-pasting within Finder between two local disks, Time Machine encountered ...
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Restoring data from both an iCloud and iTunes backup

I backup my iPhone to iTunes manually about once a week, and backup to iCloud automatically every night, when I charge my iPhone. If I want to restore from an iTunes backup, then I just connect my ...
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iPhone cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the selected items

I'm trying to clean up some space on my iPhone, for this I need to sync it with a new Mac. The Mac doesn't have the files on the device, so sync will erase everything on the device. So I want to ...
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Time Machine often says, “No Backups for # Days” even though it should back up every weekday

I have a late 2014 MBP that I hook up to power and an external hard drive at work every weekday for 8 hours. I've been running Yosemite for less than a week, and before that I was running Mavericks. ...
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What is the best backup strategy for macbook pro laptop?

I have a lot of data on my macbook pro retina laptop and i am looking for the best backup strategy. I have previously had a windows desktop with an external harddrive connected all of the time and a ...
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Where are Reminders stored on disk?

I did a clean install of El Capitan and would like to retrieve my Reminders from my Time Machine backup. Which files exactly do I need to restore? I have read reminders are stored in ~/Library/...
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How do I export photos from my iPhone 6 to my Western Digital external hard drive for backup copies?

How do I export photos from my iPhone 6 to my Western Digital external hard drive using my Mac? I need to clear up space on my phone already and can't believe how frustrating it is trying to figure ...
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The backup on Server is already in use

I have OS X Mavericks with the Server software installed. The server machine is an iMac with a Drobo attached via USB. I use the Server Time Machine service to create a backup server on the network, ...
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Does iPhone log backup restoration

Does the iPhone log if I take a backup from my iPhone and if yes into which path? If I restore it again it will show the device has been restored? If I use third-party app like PhoneClean to to ...
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Can't send SMS to a number before they SMS me!

My iPhone 5c won't send SMS. The weird thing is the problem is fixed for a specific contact when they send me an SMS. Once they have sent an SMS to me, it's like the connection to them is 'unblocked' ...
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Find a list of recent iCloud backups

I want to see the list of the recent iCloud backups my phone has made. By going into Settings->iCloud->Backups I can see that my most recent backup was at 1:04am, but I would like to see all of my ...
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Can one restore a Time Machine backup to a new computer?

I am currently backing up my MacBook Pro late 2013 to a Time Machine. If something happens to my Mac (I can't use it anymore), can I retrieve my files and data onto another Mac? Thanks.
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Time Machine backup time

Time machine keeps daily snapshot for past month and hourly for the last 24 hours. My question - I am only seeing backups at the rate of anywhere from 3-6 per day. Looking at the TM folder I see ...
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Besides iCloud or a sync cable, how can i back up my files?

I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS8. It can't use a sync cable, because it came broken when I bought it used in January 2015 (no returns accepted, and no resale value if it's broken, so I just kept it, ...
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Apple Photo Library backed up to OneDrive

How can I efficiently use OneDrive and Apple Photo Library? Some background: In my family, we all have iDevices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook) but we also have an Office 365 subscription which gives us ...