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Can I restore lost photos fron backup?

I have an iPhone 4,16G. I had a ringtone issue and Apple support did a software reboot. Before starting, a phone backup was done. All apps are back as well as phone contacts. However, all my ...
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How can I back up my iMac from the Recovery Partition?

Things in my iMac are failing, most notably the hard drive. I can only reliably boot to the Recovery Partition. Booting to the regular system, either normally or in Safe Mode, does not work, and ...
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How should I restore a backup of my user account from a .dmg?

I have on my external hard drive a .dmg which is a backup from when my internal hardrive was breaking. Fixing the (internal) hard drive I then went on to erase it. And reinstall OSX in the process it ...
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Is there a bash command to check to see if Time Machine has finished backing up?

I'm writing a script that will rsycnc my Time Machine directory to a remote server using ssh. I've switched from a shell script to an AppleScript and then back to an Apple script and I don't really ...
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Time Machine cannot find external toshiba hard drive after OS X 10.9.2 update

I used my Toshiba Canvio USB 3.0 external hard drive without any problems for the past year. Today, I received a system alert: Backup failed. The backup disk "Time Machine Backups" is not ...
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What does Time Machine back up?

Does Time Machine backup system files, kernel files and other OS-related files? I have corrupted system drivers and files and I want to do a fresh install of OS X but I also want to back up my ...
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iCloud Backup Restore 6.0 to 7.0 but not 7.0 to 7.1

Just for my knowledge and curiosity, not using iTunes backup but just over Wi-Fi: Why is possible to do an iCloud backup and restore from 6.0 to 7.0 and is not possible to do an iCloud backup restore ...
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How can I keep iPhone Calendar Entries when Doing iCloud Backup?

Every time I do an iCloud backup, my iPhone calendar entries disappear. Is there a way that I can keep the entries on my iPhone when I do backups to iCloud?
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How to disable Time Machine for an external hard drive

My wife has a MacBook Pro and two external hard drives; both of which currently contain a Time Machine backup of her MacBook Pro hard drive. Now she wants to "turn off" Time Machine for one of her ...
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We share iCloud accounts on two devices, can both backup photos to iCloud?

Can 2 devices back up each one's photos with same iCloud account into iCloud?
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Cannot turn on device after update to iTunes and backup of iPhone

I cannot switch on my iPhone 4s after I updated my iTunes on laptop and did a backup. How to solve this?
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How to link a Gmail backup (mbox via getmail) to Mail.app

I primarily use Gmail's web interface to access my email, but recently I started backing up my gmail data using the getmail tool. (Note that the link indicates that this is for Linux, but it will also ...
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Time Machine backup to a networked (no Airport or Time Capsule) drive

I followed this tutorial to backup with Time Machine to a hard drive shared on the network (no Time Capsule, Airport). However, when I go to Time Machine and click select backup disk, it simply opens ...
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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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missing contact data after transfer to new phone

Transferred data from iphone 4 to new 5s through icloud. Not all contacts or messages transferred. have been using iphone 5s for couple of weeks now. How do I now transfer all contacts, messages ...
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How to access husband's iCloud account?

I have been using my husband's Apple ID for my iCloud account. Now I have noticed that my iCloud backup is off and I need to turn it on. I need to access my account since my husband already changed ...
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connecting Clash of clans to Game center

I have to restore my ipad but I'm afraid that I will loose my Clash of Clans progress. My village was link to my brother Game center and he has his own CoC. I created new Gc account and tried to link ...
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Manually deleted backups on Time Capsule w/ Mavericks, but can't empty the trash - it keeps deleting then re-creating files

I followed the advice here on how to delete old backups on Time Capsule using Mavericks: How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?. But when I then try to empty the trash, ...
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Why did restoring a system from a recent Time Machine backup fail to restore recent files?

I used a recent Time Machine backup to restore a Late 2008 MacBook Pro system for a family member today. She had been backing up faithfully about once a week to an external HDD using Time Machine for ...
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Setting up CrashPlan with NAS drive attached to Airport Extreme?

I have one of the new (well it's not so new anymore) Airport Extremes with ac wireless. I am using Crashplan to back up my data online, but I also want a more local backup -- so I would like to hook ...
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Unknow email password required after selecting icloud backup

While restoring or setting up iPhone (new or old) and choosing a backup from list of provided backup in my icloud, i am shown to enter a password for kmward@roadrunner.com , which i don't have idea of ...
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Time machine: exclude items causes long “calculating full size of backup…” delay

The preferences of Time Machine crash when I click options. This is what I did: I have a new hard disk to back up. I connected the hard disk to my iMac (Mac OS 10.9.2) I accept the invitation to ...
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Backing up Time Machine sparsebundles to another server

So, a while ago I backed up a couple of different Macs to my Linux-based fileserver. As a network Time Machine, each Mac has a separate sparsebundle file containing all of its information. I've since ...
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Backup software like Time Machine and CrashPlan combined?

Is there a good backup software that combines Time Machine snapshot functionality on local level with CrashPlan remote backups as well? I am currently using both, but find both unsatisfactory. My ...
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Macbook pro keeps returning to login window

No matter what settings I apply within System Preferences, after a time of inactivity the login screen pops up. I'm attempting to backup to an external hard drive and create a time machine backup, but ...
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How to recover factory reset in iPhone 5 apps without backup

I forget my passcode and when I reset my phone I lost all my data, photos and apps. I was connecting to iTunes but I never backed up. How can I get all my photos and apps on my iPhone 5 without a ...
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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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Which directories should I back up to save all of my data?

Would backing up my home directory be enough or does OS X saves important files outside of it I should be aware of? This is not supposed to be a full OS backup, I only want my data. Applications' ...
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Backing up to an existing Time Machine sparsebundle

I have been using OS X Mavericks Server Time Machine Backup service to backup my laptops. I recently had to move my backup sparsebundles to a new drive. I've reconfigured Time Machine server to point ...
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why are pictures deleted off my phone after the icloud back up?

I back up my iphone with icloud, after I was done with the back up I checked my iphone for my pictures and they are all gone. How can get them back on my phone? How do I get it to stop automatically ...
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Will turning off Photo Stream make my Camera Roll not back up to iCloud?

If I turn my Photo Stream off does my Camera Roll still get backed up in iCloud? Me and my boyfriend share iTunes accounts. His friends send pictures back and forth and they show in Photo Stream. I ...
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Export all stickies at once on OS X 10.8?

I am using Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8). I have a lot of stickies, but have been unable to find a simple way to export all the stickies at once as either text or HTML. Have I overlooked something ...
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How to clone a bootable USB drive?

I have a USB drive that contains a bootable version of Windows 7, and I would like to make an exact copy of it, including boot sector, etc. so that I can easily restore it if needed. Is it possible ...
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Backup NTFS partition with ‘dd’?

If I put an entire Windows 7 (bootcamp) partition using dd into a single archive, will a restore still be bootable? I just received a new machine with both OSes pre-installed, and I want to get a ...
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How can I restore photos from an iCloud backup to a new iPhone?

My iPhone fell into water and is now broken, completely! I desperately try to recover my photos via iCloud. I downloaded the iCloud manager for Windows since I never backed up my iPhone with my ...
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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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Time Machine, Drive not available

My friend has a MacBook Pro. I've wanted to do some backup on an external drive (Lacie 1TB) with Time Machine. Now, since the backup is in the external HDD, I can not use the internal drive of the ...
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After restoring from Time Capsule, a “Reset Password” button appears on the login screen

After sending my MacBook Pro out for repairs, I got it back as a factory reset, so I had to go through the process of restoring from my Time Capsule. After completing the restore, there's now a new ...
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Permissions For Mounted Backup Disk

I just dropped a new SSD into where the optical drive was on my macbook pro. I did a clean install of 10.9, and i left the old drive as is without running migration assistance. My Old HD is now ...
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How to safely do a factory reset, lend my iPad, then restore it?

Someone wants to borrow my iPad2 and I'd like to make a complete backup of it do a factory reset let my acquaintance generate their own AppleID and use the device for a day after the device is ...
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Unable to create iCloud-Backup

i wanted to create an icloud backup for my iphone. after i started i lost my wifi connection because i left my house. after i came back i found out, that the backup failed. since then i was not able ...
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Restored phone without backing up first

I have never backed up my phone (stupid, I know) and just upgraded to iOS 7. Unfortunately something went wrong and it reset everything. It gave me options to set up as new phone or a previous back ...
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Time Machine backup of renamed computer fails

After getting a new MacBook Pro recently, I decided to reuse my old MacBook Pro as a home server. I reformatted the disk and reinstalled OS X, giving the computer a different hostname (let's call it ...
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Best way to transfer over 40 GB of files from Windows to OS X

A while ago I made a copy of my Aperture library on my Windows machine in case my Time Machine drive failed. My Time Machine drive failed last night and now I would like to restore this backup. When ...
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Why do I need Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud?

What is the rationale behind requiring Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud from my iOS device? What is wrong with using 3G or 4G to backup?
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iCloud backup does not show up in restore list

The only iCloud backups that show up in the list when choosing to restore a brand-new iPhone (4S) are ones from November last year. However, I know that there should be much more recent backups than ...
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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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Best way to backup a handful of Macs?

We're a relatively small company that are seeing a need for remote managing (installing apps, updating etc) and backing up a handful of Macs, and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best way ...
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Why won't Time Machine restore my files?

I replaced the hard drive in my iMac after making a time machine backup of the old drive. I've installed Mavericks on the new drive and booted with it. The old drive (time machine) is connected via ...
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Where does iTunes store my iPhone and iPad backups?

Where does iTunes store data for iPhone and iPad backups? I know that—on a Mac—the following folder is ostensibly the only location. ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup I actually ...