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How do I export my iPhone Messages to a PDF file?

Is there any app that will allow you to export your iPhone text messages to a PDF file while keeping all the conversation threads intact?
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iPhone 4S restore from backup 64 GB to 16 GB

I am trying to restore a new 16 GB iPhone from my old 64 GB backup, and am getting the error message that the old backup is too large (for the record, I don't believe it's very much over 16 GB)...the ...
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Time Machine and case-sensitive HFS

Time Machine defaults to formatting a new drive to Journaled HFS+ (case-sensitive), if you set up the drive from within Time Machine itself. However, my main drive (the one Time Machine will be ...
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How can I backup an Application in the applications folder?

I was wondering what will happen if I copy the content of an application in the applications folder, compress it and move it to another hard drive. Will it work if I put it in the Application's folder ...
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Can I backup using Time Machine and restore to another account?

I am planning to re-install the OSX when Mavericks release. I am also actually planning to change my username after re-installation. I need to backup my whole personal folder under username "a", but ...
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Pulling files off of Time Machine Back Up After Full Reinstall

I have a MacBookPro, purchased October 2012. I use Time Machine to back up files. I was having slow computing issues, so the Genius Bar folks recommended a wipe out and reinstall from scratch, but ...
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How big should my Time Machine backup drive be?

My 13" MacBook Pro has 500GB internal hard drive space, and I bought a 1TB external HDD to use as my Time Machine backup. I only read from many articles that the backup should be about 2 to 3 times ...
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Apple Configurator question

My Apple Configurator will auto close and leave me a message "Apple Configurator quit unexpectedly." when I launch this App. Anyone can help me fix this problem?
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How to make Rsync copy alias files?

System specs: 2011 iMac, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 I have come to understand that Rsync does not handle Mac Alises properly, and have now discovered that hundreds of aliases I've previously copied ...
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How to upgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 6 without losing app data

I am still on iOS 4, and I understand that I need to erase my iPad before upgrading. But I don't want to lose the game data stored locally, particularly Candy Crush. :) Is there a way to preserve data ...
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What contributes to my iPhone iCloud backup size?

Settings lists my phone's iCloud "Backup Size" as 2.2 GB (excluding other phones and general "Documents & Data") though all of its apps turned "on" for backup below don't even approach 0.5 GB when ...
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iCloud backup file access [duplicate]

Can I extract data from my icloud back up to view on pc? I have changed phones but have lots texts etc on new iPhone. Can I view my icloud back up data as I have done texts I would really like to ...
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iPad is crushed, how to access iCloud backup? [duplicate]

My iPad was recently destroyed. There were a lot of pictures on it I would like to retrieve. I did have iCloud turned on. How can I access that backup and retrieve my pictures?
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Can you prevent a remote wipe from iCloud after it has been issued?

I thought I lost my iPhone 4s, so I blocked and told iCloud to erase it the next time it connects. Now that I found it, I know that as soon as it gets internet connection, all my information will be ...
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iTunes backup process programmatically on iphone 5

I am using iTunes 11 and iPhone 5 on Window XP. I want to create iTunes backup process programmatically in my selected location (not in default location). Can you provide any type of suggestion.
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Finder window pops up every time Time Machine makes a backup

I have configured a shiny new Time Capsule a few days ago. It runs firmware 7.7.1 and my Mac is on 10.8.4. The Time Capsule works perfectly so far, except that every time Time Machine makes a backup, ...
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Clean 5.1.1 to 6 with backup?

I have a 3rd gen retina ipad with 5.1.1 and no jailbreak. I want to try ios 6, but with the option to go back if I don't like it. From what I have read Apple gives no way to go back. I don't mind ...
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Time Machine backup between networks

I have a computer on network A that I would like to backup via Time Machine to a drive connected to a computer on network B. Can this be done? Would I need a VPN? I just need the network B computer's ...
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Can I build an OS X Image with preinstalled software? (Or, please help me move back one OS X version.)

My MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a year old, and I'm in the mood of a fresh install. (I've got random stuff lying around, etc.) For compatibility with some software I'd like to run, I'm moving ...
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Time Machine backing up more data than I can physically have

I have a Retina MBP with a 512 GB SSD. Today, Time Machine shows me this: Does anybody know how Time Machine can be backing more data than I can fit on my hard disk? For what its worth, I still ...
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Backup camcorder using Final Cut Pro or iMovie

I have a Canon Vixia HF11 HD camcorder, Synology DS213 NAS, MacBook Air, iMovie '11 and Final Cut Pro 10.0.9. I just backed up my camcorder using Final Cut Pro and ran into a couple problems: The ...
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Having trouble restoring backup of my iPhone

I'd been having a few issues with my iPhone 4 (one of the main being that apps wouldn't open and turning it off and on again to remedy this resulted in me losing all of my contacts in my address ...
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Will Time Machine delete old backups for other computers on the same drive?

I have an external 500 GB HDD that I've used for Time Machine backups for three different computers: An old PowerBook G4 A white MacBook My current retina MacBook Pro I now have less than 100 GB ...
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In Mountain Lion, where is the exclude list for Time Machine stored? [duplicate]

I want to know if the list of Time Machine excluded files (pictured below) can be found in a file somewhere. I know about the question On Lion, what files are excluded by rule from a Time Machine ...
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I cant see one of my videos on PC when trying to download pics and videos from Photos

I connected iPad to my laptop (Windows), opened the only file with data that was available and tried to download pics and videos to my computer, however 1 video is missing in the transfer list. ...
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How do I temporarily relocate my Time Machine backup files

I have a 1TB WD My Passport external hard drive that I've been using for Time Machine backups. I recently had an issue with it where I can't save to it anymore because it was corrupted. The way to fix ...
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I backed up my Android device and I want to restore it on my iphone 5! [closed]

Can anybody please help me?! I want to restore a non apple device back up to my iphone 5 and I can't so please anybody's help would be great!
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Is there any way to backup and restore your iOS apps *without* re-downloading all of them?

I've got a problem. The first step, as they say, is acceptance. My problem, is apps. I've got over four hundred on my phone, generally. It floats around that count, anyway. I think, perhaps, it comes ...
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Do I have to restore my Mac if I've forgotten the admin password?

I've got an external hard drive which I've hooked up to time machine, I have multiple Mac's but the one in question I am unable to remember the administrator password, which is a pain when trying to ...
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What does “Other” represent when looking at iTunes representation of free space on an iDevice?

In the graphical space representation of my iPhone, the Other category takes a pretty big chunk. How can I find out what is in the Other category? If it's text messages from the last 4 years that ...
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How can I delete the Time Machine backup files on a Netgear ReadyNAS?

I use a Netgear ReadyNAS as a Time Machine server. I recently bought a new Mac, and I want to delete the old backups. How do I delete them? It's not possible from the Time Machine interface.
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Data exchange from old to new iphone

How to transfer apps and its data from one iphone to another through hard disk? Since I am changing my laptop. I want to know whether the backup includes app data also? What i mean is when i restore ...
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Restored a file from Time Machine when Backup Disk not available

I found I had deleted a file I needed to keep, so I used the File Vault icon in the top right, and selected "Enter Time Machine". After successfully restoring the deleted file from a snapshot from ...
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Will my user directory be enough for offsite backup?

I'm about to dive into the world of offsite backup. The service I use recommend that I backup just my user folder. Would this be enough to restore my system to it's original if there's something wrong ...
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A Drobo, Time Machine, and lots of missing data

I have a Drobo connected to my Mac. It has been used for storing large video files, keepsakes and other miscellaneous data. I also use it as a Time Machine backup drive. Today, I went to look for ...
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How do I modify my iphone's backup?

I have an iPhone that has been restored to factory defaults. I added a contact to the phone and backed up it. I used a SQLite database editor to update the name of the contact but if I try to restore ...
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I stopped Time Machine and I lost my files

I have a huge problem. It seems that I erased 1TB of my husband´s pictures (he is a photographer). He has a 2TB Verbatim external disk and today I was kind of playing with Time Machine. I don´t ...
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Some files in Time Machine are being locked

I run Mountain Lion 10.8.4 on a Mac Mini 2012. Over the past year or so (dating back to my older iMac mid-2010, after which I transferred the data to my current Mac Mini), I've noticed that most of my ...
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System Images with different Model Identifiers

I have been tasked with creating a default system image to use to both back up and use to deploy to new systems. After checking the stats on the 7 systems in question I've found that there are ...
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Where on my pc does iTunes store the backup?

I backup my phone to iTunes but need to back up my pc. I can do pictures as I can just copy those from the phone but what about the contacts, texts etc that are backed up to iTunes? Where is that ...
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rsync sending incremental file list, but no back ups?

I've used rsync to archive my hard drive to an external successfully and now I'd like to use an incremental session to only update files that changed or were added. Putting together what I've found on ...
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Backup second iPhone to my PC

How can I backup a second iPhone 4S to my PC? Both are backed up in iCloud but only one in iTunes store.
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If I temporarily remove an external HD from my Mac, then re-introduce it a few weeks later, will Time Machine back it all up again?

If I remove an external hard drive from my Mac, then re-introduce it a few weeks later, will Time Machine back it all up again as if it were a new drive, or will it just back up the changes that were ...
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Time Machine backup is too large (but shouldn't be)

I get: This backup is too large for the backup disk. The backup requires 35.72 GB but only 24.79 GB are available. Facts: Estimated size of full backup: 149 GB Size of Backups.backupdb on the Time ...
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RAID 1 array degraded, now not being recognized by OSX

I've got a pair of Seagate 3TB HDDs in a mirrored RAID 1 array using a Vantec NexStar MX two-drive enclosure. The setup has generally worked fine for the last four months, but lately I've noticed that ...
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Skipping .DS_Store files when copying between two external drives

There are quite a few questions on .DS_Store files already, but none seem to answer my problem. I have an external hard drive with a dozen of ~ 50 GB backup folders. When I try to copy these folders ...
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Can I recover all my photos?

I backed-up my mac, then I decided to format it. After recovering my photos from the backed-up library, the pictures are all messed up - not in the right order and some are missing/corrupted. Is ...
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Message: not enough computer space for iphone backup

My iPhone 4s won't backup. I receive the message: not enough space on computer. There is plenty of space on my mac, 220 gigabytes free.
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How can I recover iCloud Calendar backup to iPhone 4?

My calendar entries in my iPhone 4 have disappeared. I have no total backup - just calendar and contacts backup in iCloud. I only want to restore the calendar back to my iPhone 4. I already extracted ...
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Restoring an OLD iPhone backup

I recently made a full backup of my iPhone 4S to my computer. I was having some issues with it so I when into DFU mode and did a clean install. Unfortunately as soon as iTunes finished installing iOS ...