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Will I be able to access my Time Machine backups after changing Hard Drive

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro - I am planning on swapping out the Optical Drive for an SSD in the near future, and then re-installing OS X across the Hard Drive and SSD (in a Fusion Drive format). I have ...
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Time machine missing backups?

Yes, time machine missing backup folders/files has been asked before and gone unaswered. I can't touch those threads as a new, reputationless member. It's very dissapointing to discover missing ...
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Backup & Restore to fix GPT/MBR error

Problem: I had previously had dual booted my MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010) with OS X 10.8.5 (Encrypted) & Windows 7 x64 with a separate FAT32 partition which I was going to install Kali Linux on. ...
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Time Machine file structure?

I have a drive used only for Time Machine. The drive is 3TB, with 1.75TB showing available, so TM actually has used only 1.25TB, yet the total reflects 50+ backups of 80GB each. The question is - ...
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Restore an older version of iCloud keychain

I saved an important password in an iCloud keychain, then deleted it there, and then forgot the password. Pretty dumb, I know. Still, is it somehow possible to get an older version of that keychain ...
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What is the difference between “restore backup” and “restore iPhone” in iTunes?

Connect the iPhone to the computer, click on the device in iTunes, and under Summary there are two buttons as described in the question. What is the difference in terms of what is actually restored?
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Which directory does Mac OS X 10.10.x keep iPhone back up file?

I backed up my old iPhone 5S with iTunes on Mac OS X 10.10,But It seems that it's not easy to find the folder. (In Windows,It's C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\backup)
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Restoring User Folders to Different Volume

Okay, so I need to restore a machine from a Time Machine backup, but before it failed it had two separate volumes; one for the OS, apps and the administrator account, and one for all other user ...
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Online backup strategy or software for computer and external drive

I'm looking for an online backup strategy for my photos but there's something that none of the systems I've looked at addresses... I keep my most recent photos on my mac and move them off to an ...
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folder became bigger when copy from one external disk to another

I have 2 external disks connected to OSX Yosemite, the new disk is 4Tb and old disk is 2TB, I tried to copy all stuff from old disk to new disk using rsync: rsync -a /old_disk /new_disk The old ...
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Automated individual application backup for iOS applications without jailbreaking?

Last week, my 6-year-old lost a Minecraft Pocket world / save and was devastated because our last iTunes backup was from before she created it, and our last iCloud backup was made since the world was ...
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Backup all pictures without iTunes

My mother's iPhone has collected over 1000 family pictures from the camera, emails and WhatsApp. I am definitely not an Apple guy and I don't know where to even begin. I'd like to save all the ...
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Recover data from locked iPad

Here's the deal... I've an ipad that is locked after missing the lock key a few times. Now it is requesting to connect to iTunes but this iPad was never synced with the iTunes. I know i can restore ...
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Disk Utility vs Carbon Copy Cloner - How to clone your drive with Apple's built-in app

What is the point of using commercial apps like Carbon Copy Cloner when disk utility can also clone your drives? This article here http://www.macworld.com/article/2461362/drive-cloning-utilities-the-...
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What is a good OSX incremental backup software (not time machine)

So I used to use CCC to clone my external drive to another external drive for a backup copy. What I realized is that I want incremental backup that is versioned. So I can go back to a copy that is ...
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Does online backup work well for OSX?

My external drive recently died, and my local backup failed (a string of bad bad luck). Good thing I have offsite backup, done with one of those cloud backup companies (backblaze). Right now I'm ...
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time-machine: selective file restore - I just want a few things from a TM backup that was made of another MacBook

So I have a Time Machine backup (on an external USB hard drive) that was made from a 2010 MacBook Pro. I think the computer was running the latest OS at the time the last backup was made -- Nov 2013, ...
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Is it possible to restore OS X .dmg file to External Drive?

I recently traded in my iMac with 1TB HDD for a MacBook Pro with a 256 GB flash drive. I want to restore my previous hard drive but obviously it won't fit on the new hard drive. Is it possible to ...
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How to reformat a time machine drive to use on a PC

My sister used to be a mac user and recently switched to a PC. She has her mac stuff backed up on two hard drives, one is formatted as a time machine. We've transferred all her important files to the ...
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Too-long file name: which iOS app owns it?

I have an iPhone that I back up to a Mac (via iTunes), and the backup is failing. The error shown in iTunes is useless, but the console shows this: Jan 6 20:53:58 aron-mbp.local AppleMobileBackup[...
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Have a time machine drive automatically disconnect itself after backup

Ive got a time machine hd (its actually a samsung external hd configured as a time machine) plugged into an external monitor at work, when i connect my laptop to the monitor via 1 usb and 1 ...
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Increase size of sparsebundle for TimeMachine

I am using a sparsebundle store on a linux server. It worked well until today. Today Time Machine tells me that the size of the sparsebundle (500gb) is not sufficient. So I use hdiutil command for ...
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Disk Utility can't repair external hard drive, tried fsck whats the next step?

When I try and repair my external hard drives (I have two corrupt now some how both I think from improperly ejecting from the same machine), I get this message: Disk Utility can’t repair this ...
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Cannot restore my iPhone backup, iTunes says it's either corrupted or not compatible with this device [duplicate]

I'm in a huge trouble as my new iPhone 4s can not restore a backup of an older iPhone 4s backup. Few days back i had to change my 4s iPhone which was a locked phone( gevey sim) with iOS 8.1.2, so i ...
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Preventing files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled

Is there any way to prevent files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled in Mac OS X? By default all imported image files are renamed into their timestamps: I think to keep ...
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Does time capsule automatically back-up to cloud?

When I purchased my time capsule, I was told that it provides two terabytes of storage on the actual capsule and two on "the cloud". Does this happen automatically or do I have to set up something ...
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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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Have TM treat a clean install as a new machine (keep the old backup)

I want to do the opposite of this question: Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history? I backed up my computer, erased the disk, and made a clean install of Yosemite. I want to make sure that ...
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Time machine secondary backup - OS X keeps complaining about backup disk not available

I have a Time Capsule, which I use for regular backups of my Macs. In addition to this, I bought two external disks to use for offline backups. I have used Time Machine to do this, but it keeps ...
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Encrypted External Drive Using Apple's Password Generator and Forgot the Password: Can It Be Salvaged?

I have a partition on an external HD with some Time Machine backups. I decided to encrypt the partition using Finder and used Apple's built-in password generator to create the passphrase. ...
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iPad screen broken, cannot unlock - need to backup

I have an iPad Mini, the screen has broken and is unresponsive. Although the device is still on and getting notifications. I need to backup the device and download photos, but cannot do this until ...
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Can I use my 128GB macbook air to temporarily run a 512GB / 1TB back-up?

I was thinking what I would do if my macbook pro with 512gb storage failed, the technical service delays would certainly disrupt my workflow severely I have a macbook air that I use seldomly, in ...
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How can I retrieve files from a Time Machine backup done with Snow Leopard when my current OS is Mavericks?

I have a Seagate GoFlex home 2 Tb external drive that was installed on my Snow Leopard Mac and configurer with Time Machine. A year ago, due to issues with my Mac, the (internal) hard drive was erased ...
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Backup apps in ipa format on iphone no PC

I need to restore my iphone firmware on my work computer, without installing any other program other than the iTunes already installed on it. I'm wondering if there's some kind if app or jailbreak ...
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On iPhone, don't backup videos in a video app to iTunes

I've got a video app, AVPlayer, on my iPhone. When I put videos in there, and then sync and backup to iTunes, the videos are also backed up. This can take up a lot of time and space to backup those ...
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How can I tell what's in my iCloud backup?

I have an iPhone 5s running iOS8 and a first generation iPad running iOS5, both logged in to my iCloud account. I'll skip some details and jump to the fact that I deleted my latest iCloud backup both ...
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IPhone 4 Transfering Pictures

I am upgrading my phone from the 4 to the 6 and trying to back up all photos and videos and everytime I move a photo from the Camera Roll to the Photo Stream to upload to the Cloud and the erase from ...
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Is there a way to merge Time Machine backups?

Last year, I switched from an iMac to a MacBook Pro, and I restored from my Time Machine backup. I've been using Time Machine since then, and never checked it until now. I just found out that my ...
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iCloud password reset

How do I change the Apple iCloud password that is synched to a computer no longer available to me? I am trying to backup my contacts to my new computer. I have loaded the latest iTunes application on ...
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Is Time Machine sufficient in the case of a reformat?

I installed OS X Server 4.0 on top of Yosemite and my VPN got hosed. I've tried many things to fix the issue including attempted uninstall of OS X Server. Now I am going to re-install the OS. In ...
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iTunes could not back up the iPhone because the backup could not be saved on the computer. Please Disconnect and reconnect Iphone and try again

Hi I'm Running Yosemite on Macbook 5,1 Late 2008 2.0GHz with SSD for apps and HDD for data. I'm Trying to back-up my iPhone on the computer but i'm not able. I tried restarting both computer and ...
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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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Retrieve Passcode from iphone backup files

This is the scenario in front of me. An iPhone 4s is available with enter passcode. I have its backup taken from iTunes. I have extracted all the files (*.plist, *.db, *.sqlite, etc.) from those ...
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Selective ringtone restore from older backup

I recently got iPhone 5S and was able to restore data from iCloud back up. However, my iTunes backup was more recent, and When I did sync from iTunes, I got the latest data too. So all good. But, my ...
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use cable box external drive for time machine backups

I have a cable box that has usb ports. I plugged in an external hdd to one of the usb ports and I can access it from my mac book pro (yosemite) using ftp. I would like to use this drive for my time ...
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apple restoring photos problem

recently i've bought iphone 6 plus and have been taken photos using the new phone for a few days. then, when i use icloud and restore from backup (from my previous iphone 4) the photos in my iphone 6 ...
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I removed Macintosh HD from backup disk how do I set it back?

I used 2 backup disks , Macintosh HD and Seagate . My macintosh was unable to perform a backup due to lack of space while my Seagate is unable to perform a backup until the first backup is complete. ...
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How to restore previous iPhone backups (not the latest one)

I messed up with my contacts a bit on iPhone 5 and then did not do the smartest thing — connected it to the computer and it backed up, erasing all previous contacts from the computer too. However, in ...
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Time Machine space

I have a iMac with a hard drive of 1TB. Used 536 GB. It has an external hard drive of 1TB with Time Machine and the normal copies. The computer had a problem that did not afected the hard drive and ...
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Backup of a Debian machine to an Apple Time Capsule

I have two Macs, backed up on a 3TB Apple Time Capsule. But I also have a Debian machine on the same local network, and I would like to back it up (at least one of its hard disks) on the same Apple ...