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What do I really lose if I backup my iPhone to iTunes without transferring purchases?

I don't want to waste tens of gigabytes of space on my laptop to store apps that I can just as easily download from the App Store. Assuming I would have to recover an iPhone backup from iTunes to a ...
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Periodic Backups to a remote Windows Server folder with OS X

I need a tool that will allow backups of specific folders to a remote Windows Share. The Macs connect via SMB or CIFS, meaning AFAIK rsync is out of the question. I only need it to backup on folder, ...
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how do you backup iphone when some of the apps have the old style appleid?

i have an iphone 4s. some of my apps where installed with my original apple id from years ago. at some point apple required/changed everyone to use email as their apple id. Now when i try and back ...
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How many backups are kept in iCloud and for how long?

I am looking into iCloud backups of iPad. How many backups are kept in iCloud ? For how long ?
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Old Time machine backups stored on GoFlex storage not visible

How to find older Time machine backups stored on my GoFlex storage drive? I have been using GoFlex as my primary backup once my original Airport TC was full. Recently I upgraded to Yosemite and after ...
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Backing up/Restoring Messages history on Mavericks

Is there some means of saving your Messages history on OS X and copying it to a new system without doing a full restore from a Time Machine back up? Doing some searching, I found the below and tried ...
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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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Restore parts of time machine backup

I currently have a MacBook Pro that I'm using at work, but it has now become so slow that I wish to do a reinstall of the OS. It has a recovery partition that offers such a reinstall. I do not want ...
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Folder content recovery

I just got a new mac book and took a hard drive to make a backup file of my documents (I used time machine). One of the Folders did not get saved the way it was before, When I now click on the folder ...
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How to download all photos and videos stored in iCloud?

I'm a mac user. Latest yosemite and itunes installed on my mac. Want to download all data from iCloud photo library and to disable auto upload future. Is there any way to download all photos and ...
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Pro.sparsebundele is in use. What is it?

I got this message when trying to back up my Macbook Pro using time machine: The disc image MAMA'S’s MacBook Pro.sparsebundle is in use, try ejecting the disc image. How do i do it?
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Battery issue - backup problem?

I recently bought a new iPhone 6, because my iPhone 5 had some weird battery issues: when I was on 3G or 4G, the battery would literally go down from 50% to 10% in like 10 minutes. On the Wi-Fi, it ...
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iPhone 4s Can't turn on WiFi button because no response

I haven't backed up my phone in almost a year. Now today I had a strange issue appear that the phone froze for hours and I couldn't do anything at all. Now it mysteriously unfroze and i'm afraid that ...
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Going back to Mavericks: will i lose my files that I have created on Yosemite?

FileVault slowed my MBP. So, I am going back to Mavericks. How can I make sure that my files saved on Yosemite will not be lost? If I go back using Time Machine, how do I access my files that were ...
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How to setup and backup in Time Machine when there is only one hard drive showing?

then other window open which shows internet written their and they says no airpot found searching for it....!2 and if i go to disk utility there is only one hard drive shows "machinetosh hd"!2 i ...
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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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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 ...
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Yosemite Retail DVD?

I understand that Mac OS X is free to download and install however It would be nice to have a DVD backup printed and shipped by Apple just like older Mac OSX releases. Is this still possible?
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iPhone 4 updated and now wants me to restore or setup as new

I just updated my iPhone 4 from ios 4 to ios 7 and it looked as if everything was going fine. I saw things backedup; I saw firmware and software updated, and I saw things restored from backup. When ...
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Issues with Google + Auto Backup, how do I troubleshoot?

I'm trying to set up a Mac to auto sync pictures and videos already available on the Mac with Google+, mostly because they allow an unlimited amount of photos and videos to be uploaded as long as they ...
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Remove missing pictures in iPhoto

My iPhoto (iLife 11, version 9.1.5) committed sepuku. No fear, I have backups. The backups I restored, instead of having 182GB of poorly taken pictures, ended up taking 276GB. Something failed with ...
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Backup of a cracked screen

I cracked my iPhone 5 screen and the right side of the screen is black and un-touchable but the left is fine. I want to back my phone up to my computer and when i try iTunes says "iTunes could not ...
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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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iPhone 5s Verizon

My daughter needs help. She was updating her iPhone through her (MacBook Pro) computer. After hours of updating the update failed and her screen (I think it's her computer screen) says this, "restore ...
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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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Create a new iOS backup without deleting the previous one

When I go into iTunes and do a manual back up now it deletes the previous backup (as seen in Preferences > Devices > Backups. Is there a way to create a new backup without deleting/over-writing ...
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Can I simply swap a Time Machine SSD with the original one on an MBPro?

I need to replace the original internal SSD (256GB) with a 512GB that has Time Machine on it and up to date. I am hoping it were not required to involve yet a third disk - e.g. another USB hard drive ...
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How to automatically manage backup files (with retention)

I would like to automate my backup-management workflow for certain applications, but I couldn't find out how to do this on Mac OSX 10.10: Lets say an application creates its backup files into a ...
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Extract Camera Roll from iTunes backup

I had to restore a friend's iPod because they forget their passcode and they lost their camera roll. I can't restore FROM a backup, as the backup has the forgotten passcode on it. Anyways, on my Mac ...
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Yosemite Time Machine Backup Failed Due to Full Disk

I've run Yosemite for some time now, this issue is recent. My assumption has always been that Time Machine autonomously overwrites old backups once your time capsule is full. So my questions are : ...
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How to force a Time Machine deep traversal?

After a few kernel panics and an accidental hot-unplugging of my Firewire Time Machine drive, I'd like to make sure that my Time Machine exactly matches my Macintosh HD, much like rsync -a. Is there ...
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Force Time Machine to perform a deep traversal?

How do I force Time Machine to perform a deep traversal? I've had this happen when I needed to once before, when it took about 120 minutes to go through 500 GB and Time Machine found about 10 GB worth ...
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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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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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iCloud not backing up

I have some 3k photos and almost full of 16GB iPhone. I was also out of icloud storage, so i bought more space. But to my surprise, the backup isn't happening. It doesn't complete and says last backup ...
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Using Time Machine with Virtualization (Parallels, VirtualBox, VMWare, etc…)

Since a single small change to a VM file should (I think) cause the entire multi-gigabyte file to be backed up again, are there any ideas I can use to more effectively backup my machine? Assume that ...
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Which iSCSI initiator should I use on Lion?

I am setting up a video editing / encoding workstation based on a mac mini and a freenas box for mass storage. We plan to use iSCSI to share the disk with the mac and had planned on using GlobalSAN's ...
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Transferring PDFs from iBooks to your laptop/desktop

There are a lot of tutorials on how to load PDFs into iBooks, but none say how to backup or transfer them back to your computer. I understand there is a button to email them, but I probably have ...
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How do I create and save multiple iPhone backups in iTunes?

I had a near death experience this weekend. After purchasing a new 13" MacBook Pro I migrated all my data from my old MacBook Pro over to the new one and in the process with 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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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 ...
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Will I loose iPad application data when I switch Apple ID?

I have borrowed iPad2 from a friend. It does have iOS5 currently installed. I do want to install (with friend's permission) few free apps from App Store. However, even installing free app require ...
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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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How to access an iCloud backup of my iPad? [duplicate]

I have made an iCloud backup of my iPad. Now, how can I access and explore my backup ?
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Backup of iPad : what is excluded in an iCloud backup?

I am looking into backups of my iPad. Apple describes an iCloud backup as containing “the most important data”. What is excluded when doing an iCloud backup of an iPad ?
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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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How can I retrieve Mail messages from an earlier Time Machine backup?

I'm using a newer external drive for Time Machine backups for the last year, but the mail messages I'm looking for aren't on it. Some of my old emails never correctly migrated to my new MacBook last ...
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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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iPhone backup or sync issue “unknown error occurred (-50)”

I recently switched from iCloud backup to backing up to my computer since the iOS 8 update seems to have doubled the size of my backup and it no longer fits on iCloud. When backing up to my computer ...
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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?