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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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Backup all pictures without iTunes

My mother's iPhone has collected over 1000 family pictures from the camera, emails and WhatsApp. I am definitely not an Apple guy and I don't know where to even begin. I'd like to save all the ...
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How to find Time Machine disk image?

I try to compact Time Machine disk image but i can't find it. TM is in BackupDisk. $ cd /Volumes $ ls -1 Macintosh HD MobileBackups BackupDisk $ sudo ls -l BackupDisk/ total 0 drwxrwxrwx@ 0 root ...
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Is it necessary to have a TimeMachine backup of the Backblaze Directory?

Since I noticed TimeMachine continuously backing up large files, I had a look with tmutil compare to see where those files are located. Since I had not worked on my mac book air but used it to listen ...
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Backing up data

I have a script that used to run daily that looked like the following to backup my mac. Backup script pastebin As you see here, this script is TERRIBLE because it deletes everything in the folder ...
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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 to permanently archive Time Machine backup?

I have an external hard drive where my Time Machine backups are located. My OS is El Capitan. I would like to permanently archive this entire TM backup and move it to another hard drive, and it would ...
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Second HDD backup for OS X

I have a 500 GB Mac and set up Time Machine to do the back up to an external HDD (external hdd 1). All my files are also stored in the external hdd 1. I would like to have a second external hdd (...
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Google Photos Backup creates large Pictures/GPBackup folder

I installed Google Photos Backups on OSX (Mavericks). It created a /Users/rob/Pictures/GPBackup folder that is 10 gig in size, and it looks like it has copies of all my photos and movies. I don't ...
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How can I retrieve files from a Time Machine backup done with Snow Leopard when my current OS is Mavericks?

I have a Seagate GoFlex home 2 Tb external drive that was installed on my Snow Leopard Mac and configurer with Time Machine. A year ago, due to issues with my Mac, the (internal) hard drive was erased ...
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Wrong file group for various files and folders after restoring from Time Machine

After I change to an SSD and restored my computer form a Time Machine backup, all the files and folders in my users home folder have a wrong file group. They all have the file group set to 503, which ...
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iTunes local backup of iOS device: can't disable encryption

I have a strange problem with iTunes local backup of an iOS device (an iPod, in this case). I know I've backed up the iPod to my computer before, but iTunes states, "Latest Backup: Your iPod has ...
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What is a good OSX incremental backup software (not time machine)

So I used to use CCC to clone my external drive to another external drive for a backup copy. What I realized is that I want incremental backup that is versioned. So I can go back to a copy that is ...
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Access to MacBook Air backup files

I am trying to access some lost photos from a MacBook Air backup (I no longer have the computer). I am denied acess to pictures folder because I don't have permissions. How can I log in with password ...
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How to move all of my mails to external HD and make them appear only when its connected

I have 200 GB of mails, and I would like to place them in an external hard drive, and to make the appear, in the Mail.app, only when this external HD is connected. Is this possible?
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Can I upgrade from iPhone 4 w/ iOS7 to iPhone SE and iTunes restore?

Can I upgrade from iPhone 4 running old iOS7 to iPhone SE running iOS 9 and use iTunes backup restore functionality so that I don't have to reinstall everything?
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Is it safe to delete my Time Machine sparse bundle? Can a fresh one be recreated?

Is it safe to delete my Time Machine sparse bundle file? Can a fresh time machine backup be recreated WITHOUT reformatting the drive or affecting any other files on my external Time Machine drive? My ...
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how do i backup my iphone 4 without knowing my passcode ? [duplicate]

i forgot my pass-code and I've never had the change to back it up until now, is there a way to backup without knowing the pass ?
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How to make identical rsync copy that passes manual MD5 checksum?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 rsync version 3.1.2 md5sha1sum installed Items that I’m trying to copy and verify is 10+ GB folder containing 5000 files and 800 subfolders. No system files. Not sure if the ...
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iTunes Backup security code not working [duplicate]

I have a backup of my iPhone 5 on my computer and I had a security code that I know I used but as I just got a new iPhone 6S, the backup is not working as it is stating the security number I am ...
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Migration merging of 2 backups running different OS X

I have a new Mac running Yosemite restored from my Time Machine backup disk and would like to merge/add apps from another mac backup with El Capitan as it OS X. Is this possible to do this while still ...
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Index partition on Time Capsule and open on Startup

I recently reinstalled the OS on my MacBook Pro. All of my files are backed up on my Time Capsule. However, as my Mac is now running a zillion times faster without all the files on it, I decided not ...
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Time Machine Network Connected to USB Connected Hard Drive

I have a Seagate 2TB hard drive that I connected to my router and have been using for Time Machine backups for the past two years. Recently I have disconnected this hard drive and attached it ...
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El Capitan, can't rsync, tar, cp certain files on Promise raid

First off: I'm a Linux Admin, but have to do a few MacOS things around the place (had very little exposure to it previously). One of the tasks I have is to take a backup-copy of a 10TB Promise ...
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What does “slide to upgrade” do?

On iOS 9, after restoring from a backup, a screen comes up that says "slide to upgrade." This doesn't update your iOS firmware, right? I imagine it just prepares your backup for iOS 9. Is this ...
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How do I backup 2 external hard disks to 1 external hard disk?

I currently own two 2 TB external hard disk and one 5 TB external hard disk. Is it possible to backup the two 2 TB external HDDs to the 5 TB external HDD using my Mac?
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Deleting photos from iCloud Photo Library without removing from specific device

I have a number of devices all syncing to my iCloud Photo Library.. which has now run out of space. What I want to do is have all of my photos in the Photos app on my Mac and delete older photos from ...
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Choosing Restore Date in Carbon Copy Cloner

Using CCC, how do I restore my El Capitan OS system to a date of several days ago. I installed a flakey app. and I want to essentially backdate my system to before I installed it. Everything I can ...
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Moving iCloud Photo Library / incorrect metadata date

I want to move my iCloud Photo Library to my own server. I'm not really sure will I only use my cloud server for picture sharing or just use it as a backup, but still want to move this 120Gb into my ...
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My cracked iPad 2

I cracked my iPad 2 really bad. I cant see nothing but white shattered circles. I was wondering if I repaired it will all my pictures in the gallery will still be there?
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Are there tweaks in Time Machine or VirtualBox by Oracle to make Time Machine better handle small files within a .vdi?

Within a very important VirtualBox, which was at the time approximately 400 Gigabytes, Time Machine is not backing many files inside this machine, for even several months, despite them being changed ...
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Preventing files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled

Is there any way to prevent files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled in Mac OS X? By default all imported image files are renamed into their timestamps: I think to keep ...
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Disk Utility can't repair external hard drive, tried fsck whats the next step?

When I try and repair my external hard drives (I have two corrupt now some how both I think from improperly ejecting from the same machine), I get this message: Disk Utility can’t repair this ...
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Iphone lost photos and videos when jailbreak

I need your urgent help. When I opened the photos app and I saw all of my albumns are gone but all the videos and photos are still in my phone. The problem started to happens when I use the jailbreak ...
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How to remove external disk backup from Time Machine?

On my Time Machine, I have a backup of my external disk. I want to remove it. I don't have that disk anymore and don't need data. Apple support page basically says enter Time Machine and delete the ...
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iphone 4s cloud backup issue

I have my iphone 4s set up to backup on the cloud and i have paid for extra storage place on the cloud i plug my phone up at night and have it connected to the wifi to backup when i sleep but it ...
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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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Restore home from Time Machine local snapshot

I was playing with a Makefile and because of a mistyped path ~/.... it created a ~ folder. Well, I had the brilliant idea to do: rm -rf ~ instead of rm -rf ./~. I have a snapshot on Time Machine ...
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Time Machine ridiculously slow after El Capitan upgrade

I recently updated to El Capitan, and told Time Machine to backup. It got stuck on Preparing Backup for hours, so I stopped it, deleted the InProgress file, rebooted and tried again. After ~30 mins, ...
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After restoring my iPhone from an iCloud backup, all my photos are greyed out. How can I get them back?

The Problem I got a new iPhone 6 a while ago, and after restoring from an iCloud backup over wifi, all of the photos/videos in my Photos app show up grey. It's as if my phone knows the photos should ...
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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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Backup picture using FreeFileSync

I would like to backup my pictures using FreeFileSync, I say pictures because i want to migrate both iPhoto and photos libraries till i figure which one i want to keep I have my reasons not to use ...
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free alternative to DVDFab for OS X?

so I'm wondering if there's a free alternative to DVDFab. I mainly want to make unencrypted backups (to ISO file) of my DVDs. and in some instances, I want to shrink the DVDs from DVD9 to DVD5 size. ...
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About This Mac > Storage shows 10GB Backups, but Time Machine is Disabled

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with my storage. About This Mac > Storage shows that there's ~11GB of Backups. Disk Utility seems to sort the same files as "Other". Googling tells me that ...
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Create a snapshot of Mac that I can restore from

What is the easiest way to create a snapshot of my Mac at its current state that I can use to do future re-installs from. I want to be able to get my Mac back to a state where all my required apps ...
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How to pair data disks and Time Machine disks?

I want to setup my MacMini as a fileserver (similar to a NAS). I have 6 USB-HDD drives. My plan is: 3 drives - Data Disks 3 drives - Time Machine Backup How can I configure a 1:1 Time Machine ...
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iPad Update from iOS 6 -> iOS 8 and back again, possible? [duplicate]

I have an iPad 3 with iOS 6 which runs buttery smooth. I want to update to iOS 8, since I saw that it ran quite okay on my friend's iPad. My iPad 2 with iOS 9 has become unusable though, too slow, and ...
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Are there any up-to-date rsync frontends or similar for OSX?

For my work as a media professional I have been using the rsync frontend arrsync to back up my work, as time machine doesn't have the features I need. Arrsync, however, has not been in development for ...
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Phone number in someone else's Apple ID, so how to get backup quickly. iCloud back not controlled by me

My iPhone, and iPad are controlled by ex who had control "briefly". I changed back to my original carrier, new number, used my Apple ID (iTunes ). Got iPad later, got iCloud account. Clearly my phone ...
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How can I ensure continuity of Time Machine history from Yosemite to El Capitan?

I know this is a notoriously difficult problem to solve on OS X, but I'll try again, circa El Capitan era. I have used the disk shown below as Time Machine disk with Yosemite. Yet when I select it ...