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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 ...
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Time machine troubles

I have 2 time machine backups on two different hard drives. One drive is formatted non case sensitive, and the other is formatted case-sensitive. I recently bought a 3rd drive, that I wanted to put ...
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iPhone, is it possible to recover only one app from a backup?

The latest release of an app I love is completely buggy. Can I recover it from a backup without recovering everything else? My last backup is quite old :-(
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How to erase Time Machine backups in trash?

I have a lot of backup data from TM (>800Gb) in my trash and I can't delete it. Trying everything what I find in "AskDifferent" & also this. It's too long - over 2 hours left and nothing! I can ...
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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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How to wipe huge .MobileBackups folder?

I found my .MobileBackups folder quite large, it weights 160 Gi. Shouldn't the .MobileBsckups folder be wiped after the TM 'backup session'? Since I have backup done on my external drive how can I ...
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Time Machine won't erase incomplete backup

Mac 10.8.6 I stopped the last backup, but it didn't erase the InProgress backup from then. Now when I try to back up it gives me "Node requires deep traversal:/ reason:contains changes|must scan ...
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How to fix MacBook HDD, keys out of order and disk full error?

I have MacBook late 2008 10.6.8 120GB HDD. Lately its been kernel panicing once a week and last panic was really bad. After panic, i booted and verbose log says this: checking catalog file keys out ...
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MacBook HDD - keys out of order and disk full error

I have MacBook late 2008 10.6.8 120GB HDD. Lately its been kernel panicing once a week and last panic was really bad. After panic, i booted and verbose log says this: checking catalog file keys out ...
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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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After Yosemite 10.10.1, Time Machine will not recognize cifs://goflexhome.local

I cannot get my iMac to see goflexhome.local as a shared device in finder, so Time Machine will not offer it as a drive I can use to backup my machine. I can mount it and talk to it, even create ...
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Problems with TM after moving backup to a new disk

I am running OS X 10.6.8. I bought a new external hard drive and copied the accumulated backups from the old TM disk to this one. Now I am trying to do a backup on the new disk. It logs ...
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Deleting all but the most recent Time Machine backup

I just bought a new Mac and I'm manually migrating everything over given that it's been a while since I did a clean install and that the new Mac has less storage than my existing one. I will be wiping ...
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Deleting then reinstating music library on iphone 5c

If I delete my music library on iPhone 5c can I reinstate selected music via my desktop outlook when I sync? Reason is I cant load ios8 to my phone as I don't have enough space for it. I would also ...
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How can I use Dropbox for iPhone and iPad backup and not iCloud?

Both devices drove me nuts until I caved and increased my iCloud storage for backup. I couldn't find a way to change default to my Dropbox account. Please tell me how....
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Exclude apps from iPhone/iPad backup?

I own both an iPhone (4S) and an iPad (mini), running iOS 5 and 6 respectively. The two of them are quite filled with large apps (roughly 40GB in total) and thus my Macbook is getting crowded. This is ...
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How can I back up apps which are no longer available?

I have an old iPhone 3G I'd like to repurpose. I've got some apps on it which work fine, but the current versions in the App Store won't run on a device this old. How can I back up the phone and the ...
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Extract email Password from an Encrypted Backup

How can I extract email passwords from an encrypted iOS backup stored in iCloud?
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How to transfer files from a non-Mac formatted external HD

In haste I did not format my WD Passport 1TB External HD for Mac. Need to transfer the files from my old 2008 MacBook to my 2014 MacBook Pro. Any help or tips would be so appreciated. When I plug ...
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How can I reliably backup an external drive to another external drive?

I have got an external hard drive (A) that contains my iTunes & Aperture libraries. It's not always plugged to my MacBook. What's the best way to make a backup of it on another external hard ...
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iOS backup error

I have problem to backup my iPhone (both to iCloud even to Computer). iTunes only says: 'iTunes could not back up the iPhone because an error occured' and backup is terminated. In iPhone's log I see ...
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How to get my files of a Windows-formatted HDD?

I have a very new MacBook Pro. I have an old Windows laptop that died. However I suspect the hard disk is fine. I also have an external HDD that I had used as a backup for that machine (although I ...
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Accidentally restored from husband's iPhone backup, how to undo?

I accidentally deleted an important message on my iPhone. I thought with iTunes and iCloud I could undelete it. Unfortunately, I did not read a dialog box and now my husband's iPhone backup has been ...
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Western Digital external hard drive is constantly ejected

I have a 1TB Western Digital external hard drive that I use for Time Machine backups, and recently my iMac has started to randomly eject the hard drive, preventing backups. It tends to happen while ...
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I do not have enough space to restore my backup

I do not have enough space to restore my backup. I currently own a iPhone 6 with a 16 gb storage. My back up currently holds a 20 gb storage of photos. So I was wondering if I could restore my backup ...
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How do you restore files from an iCloud backup

I want to restore a picture that I deleted from my camera roll on my iPhone. I have iCloud backup enabled, with the option for camera roll turned on, so therefore the picture I deleted should have a ...
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Reset different computer's Time Machine backups to certain time

I have two Macs on Yosemite, and one got a malware/adware bug that will not go away. I am going to do a fresh install, and would like to use Time Machine to restore to the point before the malware was ...
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Where can I find my background image on a backup drive?

I've created a backup (not time machine, just a bootable copy) of my hard drive before I upgraded to Yosemite today. After upgrading, my desktop image disappeared. No problem, right? Since the old ...
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Does restoring a backup to your iphone overwrite all data on the phone?

I got a new iphone and wasn't ready to transfer data from the old one yet (lots of photos I wanted to get off it), so I began using the new phone - taking pics etc. When I got ready to transfer the ...
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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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How to configure different Time Machines to backup different drives?

I have a Mac with an external drive for medias and project files (say, it's volume 'Medias'). I want to backup my computer (volume 'MacOSX') with one external drive (volume 'TimeMachine1') using Time ...
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Backing up when logged into wrong iTunes account

I have just backed up my iphone on my laptop for the first time in a while and updated my handset. After I finished, I then realised that I was logged into my friends iTunes account on my laptop. ...
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Time Machine seems to think my MacBook Pro is a new backup after Yosemite upgrade

I've been regularly backing up my 2011 MacBook Pro using Time Machine with two separate external drives (1Tb at work, 2Tb at home) while running Mavericks. Today I upgraded to Yosemite, and Time ...
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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 do I backup my shattered iPhone that has a passcode?

So over the Halloween weekend.. I shattered the screen to my 5S :( My buddy is lending me their old iPhone 5 for a bit. I planned to backup my 5s and restore it on the 5. Problem is.. I keep getting ...
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Restoring an old backup to the latest ios version returns an error

I am trying to restore an old backup of mine to my ipod, my backup is a year old. I wouldn't need to do this if apple didn't screw up my ipod during my 8.1 update where it just kept restarting and ...
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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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Fusion drive upgrade: how to get my installation back afterwards?

I'm planning an upgrade of my iMac 27". An SSD will be added and combined with the existing HDD into a Fusion Drive. I have just reinstalled everything recently and like to keep this installation. My ...
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iPhone/iPad back up to different hard drive?

Is there a way to have iTunes store your iPhone/iPad/iPod back up to a different hard drive on a Mac?
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Can I Time Machine An External Hard Drive?

I have an external hard drive that I have time machined before but its not current. However, my old iMac has broken down but the hard disk is still ok. So I took out the old hard disk & start up ...
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Set Time Machine to backup once per day instead of once an hour

I use Time Machine to backup my Mac (running Mavericks 10.9.1). The backup process runs at the standard once per hour. This often slows down my machine while I'm trying to work on it. Understanding ...
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Changing iPhone backup location

When I try to follow the procedure laid out in Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac and run ln -s /Volumes/DriveName/Backup/ ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup to change the backup ...