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iTunes on Windows wants me to restore my iPhone 5 but I don't want to

My iPhone 5 is working great - just updated to IOS 8.4.1 (hoping it would solve the problem) but iTunes says it cannot read the contents and wants me to click to restore to factory settings, but I ...
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Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?

During some discussion on IRC about my recent problems hosting a Time Machine volume on my Linux PC (using netatalk) -- which worked well for a long time but recently developed issues where my Mac ...
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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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Photos and iCloud cannot see photos on iCloud safe to delete?

I want to delete photos from my Mac to free up space. I've never gone to iCloud before to check on my back ups and just assumed they occurred. However when i go to iCloud it shows nothing but find ...
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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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What is the difference between “restore backup” and “restore iPhone” in iTunes?

connect the iPhone to the computer, click on the device, 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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Jailbroken iPhone 6 running iOS 8.3 will not backup at all

Alright so here's the full deal :P For the first few months everything worked great (pre and post jailbreaking) but I have no idea what triggered this. I can't drag and drop music from my iTunes ...
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Recovering lost photos on iPhone 5s after restoring from iTunes backup

I used to have an iPhone 4s and all the data from there is synced in my iTunes in my Mac. I just got an iPhone 5s yesterday and decided then to plug it to my iTunes. There was a welcome message and 2 ...
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Time Machine Backup Failed

Ive been using my time Machine for almost 3 years without any problems. Its a 3TB Lacie. This week it has decided to stop backing up my work. I tried repairing the disk and unmounting and remounting ...
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How can I stop my iPhone displaying “iCloud Backup requires that you verify your password” repeatedly?

Due to what turned out to be a (I assume unrelated) sim card problem, I recently wiped my iPhone 4, and then reinstalled from a backup. Since then, multiple times per day, my iPhone displays a ...
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“About this Mac” not showing correct local backup size

"About this Mac" doesn't appear to be showing the correct information for backups. In fact, it doesn't have a category for backups, even though they are enabled. What I see is this: I tried using ...
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Why is my icloud backup taking so long?

I just created an icloud account and i am backing it up and it says it will take 3 hours. I have no pictures on my phone so i think its just backing up contacts, reminders, etc. Does anyone know why ...
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iPhone 5 stuck on “your iPhone is being restored”

I got an iPhone 5 and restored it from the iCloud backup of my iPhone 4. Now when I look at the iCloud backup settings for the iPhone 5, it says "Backup options will be available when your iPhone is ...
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Restoring iPhone 5 fails - error 2001?

I've just moved to the States and a family member kindly passed on an old AT&T iPhone 5. The trouble is that it's stuck in a reset loop. When I go into recovery mode and try to restore the phone, ...
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Unable to find in App Store, able to redownload using iCloud?

I obtained an app from the App Store that I can't find now or was it simply taken down, but I still have the app on my iPod. I'd like to install it on my other iPod. I don't know that if I backup my ...
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How to backup iPhone without first deleting all data?

So I bought a new iPhone 5 64GB and I enabled iCloud backup. For a while now it has not been able to backup my iPhone, since the 5GB of iCloud storage quickly ran out. I didn't feel like upgrading my ...
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How to recover a deleted folder from Time Machine back-up disk?

I wanted to clean my external disk that I use to back up my mac, but I didn't do it right... I deleted the folder 'Mac's Name' with my back ups, but the weird thing is that there is no extra free ...
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How do I backup photos *from* iCloud Photo Library

My Macbook is beginning to run out of space to "Keep originals" of the photos I have in the Photo Library, and I don't want the only copy of the photos to be in the cloud. How can I create a hard ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 System Image Backup to new Boot Camp partition

I just got a new hard drive because the old one was going bad. I made a system image backup of the old Boot Camp partition and saved it to an external drive. Got the new drive set up, with Mavericks, ...
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Backup failed due to insufficient storage in the iCloud [closed]

I just bought 20GB iCloud storage. But still, I couldn't back up my phone. Why?
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Intact iPhone's display broken, how to make backup from locked phone?

My iPhone's display broke. The phone itself is intact, yet the screen stays black. iTunes on my recognizes the phone, I have synced with this Mac before. Yet when I want to make a backup of the phone, ...
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Can I safely backup my system by simply tarring things?

Of course, the recommended method of backing up an OSX machine is to use Time Machine. But let's say that, for whatever reason, I'm deadset on doing it myself. If I simply tar up things I care about ...
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How to save my app files and/or data from my iPad 1 whose screen won't turn on?

Backstory: I bought an original iPad when it first came out, my first Apple product, and it's been a great computer but recently it doesn't work anymore. Basically, the screen won't turn on. ...
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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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Why can I not backup my replacement iPhone after restoring an iCloud backup?

I replaced my iPhone 6 with an identical phone, restored the most recent backup from iCloud. I now cannot backup to the cloud without adding more storage. Why?
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An app in iPhone shows in the list of apps sharing documents (list below), but it does not show in the general list (list above)

I have an iPhone 4s, iOS 7.1.2, plugged to my Pc. iTunes 12.1.2 is running, and I am seeing the apps in my device. On the right of the main screen there are copies of the icons as shown in the ...
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iphone 5 icloud backup cannot be made

my iphone5 cannot make any backups anymore. My last backup is from june 2015. I have checked if: I have enough space in icloud (about 3gb) the size of the backup (approximately 790 mb) removed ...
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iTunes backup: not all apps backed up

I have backed up my iPhone 4s with iTunes. Problem: The .ipa file for Foxit Reader was not present in the backup, in C:\Users\<my user>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. There are probably other apps ...
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iOS 7: iCloud backup fails silently

Like so many other people, I have an iOS 7 device that fails to backup to iCloud. Automatic backups don't occur, and I periodically get the "your iPhone has not been backed up in n weeks" message. ...
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How does TimeMachine store Calibre's metadata and backup files?

This thread is related to the thread To recover Calibre library from backup? which is discussed also with Calibre's active community as How to recover Calibre from Backup? where theducs says: ...
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How to make an iPad backup when buying a new device?

I'm going to resell my iPad 3 to buy a new one. I need a simple way to backup everything from current iPad to be able to restore to the new one. This includes iBooks library with pdfs added from ...
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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 ...
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Erasing iPhone and backup

I've got iPhone 4S and I wanna sell it...I have backed up contacts on http://icloud.com ...Does contacts remain on http://icloud.com after reseting all iPhone settings?
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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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Time Machine backup from external hard drive stuck in trash

I got a new iMac after my old one died. As my old one was dying I made several Time Machine backups to a 1T G-Drive external. Unfortunately, I must have done it incorrectly because the backups have ...
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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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How do you lengthen the amount of time that Time Machine keeps hourly backups?

Time Machine keeps hourly backups for 24 hours by default before purging for daily backups and I'd like to extend this further (to a week of hourly backups). Is there a way to change the backup ...
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How to back up text messages from iPhone 5S?

What is the most simple way (for a non-techie) to back up my text messages, including the pictures within iMessages?
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How do I back up iTunes to an NAS device

I followed your questions/answers on how to backup iTunes to a different location. I am using an WDMyCloudEX2 NAS drive which shares music, videos and photos with all devices in the house. I have been ...
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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iphone 4s ios 8.1 icloud password extraction from itunes encrypted backup [duplicate]

I have iphone 4s with ios 8.1 on it i am using this phone from long time all my data including my emails msgs pix etc are on it the problem is that i have forgotten the icloud account password and ...
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How to find out which photos were made by my iPhone and which were sent via WhatsApp?

After a nice holiday I've often taken around 200 photos and 80% was made by myself, 10% was incoming WhatsApp pictures and 10% was some other pictures that ended up on my iPhone. I don't even want ...
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Wife's data restored on my phone

I have an new computer, and installed iTunes. When I plugged in my iPhone, it asked if I wanted to restore my phone, or start as a new phone. I said restore, but it restored my wife's phone data, ...
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add /home to time machine backup list

I would like to backup the /home directory on a macbook pro running osx 10.8.5 using time machine, unfortunately this is directory is ignored by default. According to this post: On OS X, what files ...
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How to restore network preferences in OS X?

I took my SSD, plugged it into another Mac, and booted the system (OS X 10.10.4) there. When I opened the Network Preferences, I was surprised to find, that all VPN services had disappeared. I am ...
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Why would Time Mac Machine delete the most recent backup after canceling a backup?

I recently plugged in my external hard drive, and opened up Time Machine. I noticed that Time Machine had started backing up automatically, and so I cancelled the backup. But then I noticed that the ...
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Saving photos to iPhoto from iCloud, does copy/paste work?

I am new to iCloud, and trying to figure out how to save my iPhone photos to my MacBookPro (Yosemite OS) for archiving purposes. Right now, I am manually copying the photos from my "photo stream" ...
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Shell script to rsync or if not mounted - mount and rsync

This is what I've got so far: !/bin/sh Storage Folder Backup Defines mount point LOCALMOUNTPOINT="/Volumes/thisisanetworkshare" Checks for mount if mount | grep "on $LOCALMOUNTPOINT" > ...
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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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Comprehensive Clean out and migration of specific folders in Apple iTunes?

These are the Folders and Disk space being occupied by the Data held on by Apple iTunes as laid out below: I have written down some current thoughts & steps/ direction as well for each. There ...