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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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iTunes sync stalls on “Backup” step after I've taken new photos on my iPod Touch

I have an iPod Touch 5, which has a camera. If I take a photo with the camera, then sync with iTunes on Windows 7, then the sync process will stall on the Backup step, once that step is almost ...
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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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iCloud doesn't allow me to backup

So I want to backup my Ipod Touch 5 because I'm gonna have to exchange it for a new one and I have tons of photos and notes I would like to back up. I tried backing it up to itunes but its taking a ...
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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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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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iCloud backup won't complete

I'm setting up my parents' iPad (Retina, 3rd gen, iOS 8) and trying to enable iCloud backup. We've purchased enough iCloud storage space to back up everything, and I use iCloud backup on all my ...
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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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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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Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”

I have a MacBook Pro from 2009. It came with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) but I upgraded to 10.8 (Mountain Lion). A few days ago, I tried to backup my files on an external hard drive, like I have ...
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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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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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Is it possible to “restore” an itunes iphone backup to an ipad?

Is it possible to "restore" an iphone backup to an ipad, or an ipod touch? Obviously there are iphone specific apps etc. but can you get most of your data (like passwords f.ex.) into an ipad/ipod ...
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Apps disappeared after unlocking, backup and restore of my iPhone

I unlocked my iPhone yesterday and backed up and restored my data using iTunes, however my apps did not come back onto my phone when I restored from backup. How do I find them on my computer in my ...
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Backing up a NAS (In my case a Drobo b800fs)

TL;DR: We have a NAS that I'm trying to back up. I want to use a Yosemite server to back up one network share to another, with nice indexed incremental backups providing point in time recovery. The ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What to do when I cannot boot the Recovery partition?

tl;dr When I hold alt during boot, and select the Recovery partition, the computer displays the bright grey screen with an Apple logo, and a spinning work indicator. But after a few hours nothing has ...
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Created a symlink but Finder shows it as an Alias

When I try to backup my iPhone, iTunes gives me an error, saying that it cannot make a Backup because the backup is damaged or not compatible. To move the backup folder I have followed the steps as ...
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Trying to get a Symlink but it turns to be an Alias

I'm trying to move my Backup folder from the SSD to another internal HD via symlink using this command: ln -s /MacintoshHD/Backup ~/Library/"Application Support"/MobileSync the problem is, when i ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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Time Machine backup of home directory is missing

2 days (on Sunday) ago I performed clean OS X Yosemite installation over OS X Yosemite that was upgraded from Mavericks previously. I have a time machine backup. So, latest backups in time machine was ...
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Wont let me backup iPod because not enough storage

My iPod has not been backed up in six weeks. And I need 5 GB to back it up. 5 GB is my max storage. I don't want to have to delete everything i got to back it up. What do I do? Please help.
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How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?

I use a Time Capsule for backup and now I want the drive to back up data from an extra Mac. But the drive is filled up with old backups from Mac 1. There simply is not enough space available for the ...
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Time machine deletes old backups when still >2 TB of 3 TB are free

I get messages that my Time Machine backup volume is full and TM has deleted older backups. But my backup target disk is an external 3 TB HD and Finder reports that over 2 TB of it are free (only some ...
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Sharing iCloud storage between family members

Is there a way to share iCloud storage between family members? I included my wife's iPhone into Family sharing, but I would like to have one storage bucket (20G) that would allow us both backup more ...
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No Applications after Backup recovery

I used to backup my data via Airport Time Capsule and configured my backup, so that no Applications are part of the backup. In case of a broken HDD etc. I would prefer to install only those ...
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Turn off encrypted backup on iPhone that has a profile without removing profiles

I have iPhones that have profiles on them that were password protected profiles and those passwords have been lost. So we need to wipe the iphones and was hoping to to a backup first and then restore ...
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Can I restore from a 16GB backup to an 8GB iPhone

I recently switched to Verizon. My wife's phone was a 16GB AT&T iPhone. Verizon had the 8GB version for free with the contract. Is it possible to restore from the 16GB backup to the new 8GB ...
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Move existing USB Time Machine backup to OS X Server Time Machine

How can I move an exiting OS X (10.10.1) USB Time Machine backup history to an OS X (10.10.1) Server (version 4) Time Machine service?
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iPhone backup data overwritten by mistake

I was updating my iPhone to iOS 7 and in the process I took a backup of my phone. After installing iOS 7 on my iPhone, I connected it to iTunes and instead of pressing Restore from backup, I pressed ...
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iCloud has space but iCloud Backup says that I don't have enough to complete a backup

I use 120 MB of iCloud storage space for iCloud Backup of my iPad & iPhone. There is still 4.8 GB free from 5 GB, but I have a notification in iPad's backup window that I'm lacking space to back ...
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Why doesn't iTunes backup every time I charge my iPhone?

I read years ago when they introduced wireless syncing with iTunes, that they would backup my phone every time I would charge my phone wirelessly. I waited years and to this day this still doesn't ...
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Time Machine won't backup a folder that was previously excluded

I was troubleshooting my wifes iPhoto library and rebuilt a duplicate library. I didn't want to fill up the 2TB external hard drive used for Time Machine, so I excluded the folder that contained only ...
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Is there a way to backup Evernote to Dropbox?

I'd like to be able to use a little bit of the space in my Dropbox account to create a backup of Evernote. This way if anything happens to Evernote cloud service I'd still have access to the Dropbox ...
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Can't navigate Time Machine interface (going backwards/forwards in time) since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite, when I open Time Machine on a folder, I can't navigate backwards in time anymore, on any folder. The arrows are grayed out. Usually, this is because Time Machine ...
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Is it possible to backup iOS devices to an external drive?

I have a new Mac Pro with a small 256GB SSD. I have a larger 2TB drive that I run backups to. My girlfriend has a MacBook Air with a tiny 128GB SSD. Our problem is our iPhones have 50GB of music, ...
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Time Machine Strategy?

I just finished a tough weekend of getting my Mac back. For whatever reason, it would no longer boot. I am running 10.6.8 on a 2010 MacPro. I installed a new copy of the OS, and migrated, then ...
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Time Machine started to backup files, it is still working and data is larger than actual disk data

I cleaned backup disk as it was full and started a clean (empty) Time Machine backup. On a disk of 465Gb my data occupies 321Gb. Time Machine has started backuping files and I found interesting that ...
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Entering Time Machine on an external drive does not work

If I open an external drive, or an folder on that drive, in the Finder, then enter Time Machine by clicking on the menu bar icon and selecting "Enter Time Machine", then Time Machine runs, but it ...
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Backup mailbox of mail.app with applescript

I would like to automate, with applescript, the back up a mailbox of mail, which is manually done with the menu "Export mailbox ...", but: I can not set the folder where the mailbox will be saved; I ...
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Recover certain files from Time machine from previous Mac

I just got my new Macbook Pro Retina and update it to Yosemite. I now want to recover/get some files from my Time Machine backup of my previous Macbook but don't want to migrate my whole Time machine ...
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Will a modern Time Capsule work with 10.5?

While at home for the holidays, I noticed that the old iMac is probably on its last legs. I'd like to get a Time Capsule so that the documents are backed up when the time comes. However, the thought ...
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Every single iPhone backup has disappeared - from PC and from iCloud

Today my mother was going to upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S, so, naturally, I backed up her iPhone so that she could restore from it when we came back with her new one. As I know that ...
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One of the apps (and its data) doesn't restore from iCloud. How to fix?

I'm restoring iPad from iCloud (context) after factory reset, but the app I need to restore from iCloud doesn't show up as scheduled for install: App Store > Purchases shows an icon to download the ...
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How to restore individual app data from iCloud while keeping all the other apps installed and new data created since the last iCloud backup?

I just discovered that one of my apps X "disappeared" for whatever reason from my iPad. It contained MBs of valuable data, and luckily I have an iCloud backup dated a week ago or so which have it all. ...
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Programmatically mark file(s) to be ignored by Time Machine [closed]

I'm writing some code that produces a kind of package file, however it includes a kind of working database that isn't strictly necessary (as it can be re-computed) but is best kept bundled with the ...