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If I erase my iPhone remotely, what happens to my iCloud backup?

My iPhone 5s just got stolen and I did all the proper procedures (activated lost my iPhone on icloud.com and cancelled my data with my carrier). Am I, by any chance, in risk of erasing my phone ...
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iPhone 5 backup fails, both to iTunes and to iCloud, no 'zombie' apps found

I get basically the same error as described in the thread Can't backup iPhone 5s (iOS 8.4) using iTunes 12.3 (because an error occured) or iCloud backup using an iPhone 5 and iOS 9.0.2. It can ...
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can I have mulitple apple ID's backed up to itunes?

My husband's iphone, my daughter's iphone and my iphone/ipad all have separate apple ID's - so we have 3 apple ID's in our household. I have itunes on my laptop and pack up my ipad and iphone ...
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How to specify backups destination folder in TimeMachine

In TimeMachine settings I can choose only device where to store backups. But I don't want to see backups in the root directory of my external hdd. I have directories like: - Backups - Movies - ...
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Mounting Time Machine .sparsebundle fails

I have a Time Machine backup volume that is not mountable anymore. I tried to repair it with: fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk1s2 It showed the following error: ** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume. ...
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I can't transfer data from my hard drive (FAT32) to my laptop

I have been using this hard drive for a while now and recently I haven't been able to transfer files from the hard drive. I have stored close to 500 GB of data and now that I am trying to move some of ...
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not backing up after not doing proper ejection

I remember one time I was backing up my iPhone, I was in a hurry so I did not wait for to finish and I unplugged the phone without doing eject. Now I can't back up or even sync my phone to the PC. ...
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Backups references missing in iTunes but exist in \MobileSync\Backups\ folder?

Backups references missing in iTunes but exist in \MobileSync\Backups\ folder? Where & how does iTunes store its reference to the backups? Is there a way I can re-add those references into ...
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Can I recover iBooks PDFs from an iPhone backup?

So I have some PDF files in iBooks. Unfortunately, when I upgrade to a newer version of iOS, the restore didn't transfer those PDFs across. However, I have an older backup which I believe has them ...
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Backup files from corrupt disk to usb drive in single user mode

I try to backup my files of a corrupt system. I can start into the single user mode and want so store my home folder to my backup system. To mount my usb drive I need to mount the root disk as ...
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Issues & Errors with Restore from ios7 Backup to ios9 on iPhone 5?

Steps & Insights: iPhone 5 GSM - iOS 7.1.1- 64 GB Backup using iTunes 12.3.0.4 on Windows 8.1 Pro Shift + Restore the Apple Firmware iOS 9.0.2 .ipsw file into iPhone via DFU mode Setup as ...
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How do I get back my bookmark folder?

I accidentally deleted a folder I need in my bookmarks in Safari. I back up my phone using iCloud. How do I get this folder back on my phone now?
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Lacie rikiki (500GB) Time Machine

I have a Lacie rikiki (500GB) harddrive that runs on Time Machine, and have been backing up for a couple of years. It now says it is full, and that it will delete old backups in order to make space to ...
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Can't restore iPhone 6S to latest iPhone 5 backup

My iPhone 6S came today. I dutifully backed up my iPhone 5 to iTunes, as you can see here in the list of backups: ("Mattress" is the name of my iPhone.) Great. So I set up my iPhone 6S as a new ...
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How to delete backups shown in about my computer

Storage section of about my computer showing about 2.86GB as backups. I never backed up anything. What is this backup? How can i delete them?
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how many times rsync read error repeat?

I run this command on terminal: rsync -r --progress /Volume/HD1/Dir1 /Volume/HD2/Dir1 The result: rsync: read errors mapping "/Volumes/HD1/Dir1/File1" : Input/output error (5) rsync: read errors ...
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download icloud backup files to pc

My phone broke and I can not afford to purchase a replacement but I need to access my information backed up on my icloud, How do I download my backed up iphone files from icloud directly from my ...
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Could I connect a macbook pro to an external hard drive for use with time machine

I want to know if connecting a macbook pro to an external hard drive for use with time machine when I am not using it, at night, will work. If I then disconnect it in the morning (regardless of the ...
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How can I turn off encrypted iPhone backup without a password?

I forgot my password for iPhone backup. How can I recover the password so I can turn off the backups?
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Some items could not be downloaded from the Store

While I was restoring my iPhone from iCloud backup, I got a message: Restore Incomplete - Some items could not be downloaded from the Store. If they are on your computer, you can restore them by ...
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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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Why doesn't Time Machine do scheduled backups after my Yosemite -> El Capitan upgrade?

Summary Since upgrading to El Capitan from Yosemite, Time Machine works manually, but automated backups and disk icons are no longer working as they should. Detailed Problem Description I have a ...
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Accidentally clicked restore backup instead of backup! Can I still recover my recent photos?

I accidentally clicked "restore backup" on iTunes when suddenly all my latest photos were deleted instead my past and deleted photos and videos were restored back and I wasn't able to backup my latest ...
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Change disk quota for TimeMachine local snapshots?

I want Time Machine to create local snapshots. The only issue is I rarely have more than 20% of my disk free (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204015). Big media and temp folder are already ...
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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 in iTunes, and under Summary there are two buttons as described in the question. What is the difference in terms of what is actually restored?
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Inspect the content of Time Machine single backup

Every time I make a backup with Time Machine, the size of the data backed up is always 2Gb+. I don't understand where all these data are coming from. Is there a way to inspect the content of the ...
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How to export all elements in a iPhone WhatsApp chat?

I need to export all contents in a WhatsApp chat, going back several months, including lots of audio and other media. This is for legal reasons, thus I absolutely need each and every element in the ...
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Export / Backup emails on iPad (Locally only)

My email was hacked. The hacker deleted all the emails on the server and are unrecoverable. I have the emails still sitting on my iPad which was originally connected through IMAP. I need to get these ...
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How to ignore modification dates in a Mercurial repository when backing up with Time Machine

I have several Mercurial repositories, and as many may know, when updating to a certain branch (or merging), the repository also "updates" the modification dates to the current date and time. Since ...
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Is icloud suitable to store my photos as a backup

I'm trying to imagine what would happen in this scenario. I have all of my photos stored in icloud. On my iMac I have photos set to "Store originals" rather than "Store optimised". On my iphone I have ...
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Does iCloud Calendar Backup Include Local (Non iCloud) Calendars?

First, my basic question: If I have an iPhone and it is using a local calendar ("On This Phone", I think), and my backup is to iCloud, does that backup include the local calendar? Edit: to be clear, ...
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What are the differences or similarities of using a journaling file system and Time Machine backups?

I want to know if using Mac OS Extended Journaled is the right choice for a MacBook Pro that would only be connected with the external hard drive at night. It does not make sense to me to have it ...
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To understand, consolidate & reduce the shown disk space taken up by iTunes & iphone?

Consolidating iTunes As per the link quoted below: iTunes content & data was spread over 2 folders as versions upgraded, but never consolidated. Hence, the 'same' separate folders in both: ...
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iTunes backup: not all apps backed up

I have backed up my iPhone 4s with iTunes. Problem: The .ipa file for Foxit Reader was not present in the backup, in C:\Users\<my user>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. There are probably other apps ...
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Rsync error after a period of syncing (error in rsync protocol data stream)

I am trying to use a standard rsync via ssh between a local Macbook Pro and a remote linux based machine (WD MyCloud). There is no problem initialising it, but after syncing for a while I always get ...
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App or Service to Automatically Backup Photos in iCloud Photo Library?

This is my situation: MacBook and iPhone both using Photos.app and both using iCloud Photo Library Neither device has enough local storage to keep the originals, so they're both set to the Optimize ...
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What activated Continuity on my MBP?

My process of upgrading my early 2011 13" MBP (running the latest El Cap beta) to an SSHD was far more complicated than it had any right to be: I got an SSHD from Amazon, put it in the ...
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Is it possible to browse my iTunes backup files?

I use to store older backups of my iPad, iPod and iPhone made using iTunes. So, as long as some data (i.e: photos) is stored on one of these backups, I feel free to delete it on the devices. If, ...
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What are the downsides to using Time Machine?

I hear a lot about the good aspects of using Time Machine, particularly the fact that it's so easy to use that people actually do backups! What are the downsides to using Time Machine compared to ...
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iTunes won't back up bc it's corrupt or incompatible [duplicate]

I can't back up my iPhone to iTunes and haven't been able to for almost a year. I updated my phone, I've reinstalled iTunes, |I've deleted the backups existing in the preferences. Any forum I've ...
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My iPhone won't back up at all

I have just upgraded my phone and I need to ensure everything transfers accurately. However my iPhone is not allowing me to back up. Not on iTunes or iCloud. I have tried plugging it into my mac to ...
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I accidentally removed way too many files with `rm -rf`. Anyway to recover?

While trying to move a git repository, I ran rm -rf desktop and wiped every file I had there. Normally this would not be that big of a deal since I use GitHub, but I had several hundred screenshots / ...
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The backup on Server is already in use

I have OS X Mavericks with the Server software installed. The server machine is an iMac with a Drobo attached via USB. I use the Server Time Machine service to create a backup server on the network, ...
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How to set up new iPhone without deleting its data?

I had my first iPhone synched with my Macbook, then I bought a second iPhone, a 3GS, and I still haven't synchronized it with my Macbook. In fact, I'm not sure I set this 3GS up with any computer at ...
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After formatting and installing Yosemite, where should I get my data back from to prevent problems?

So that is my predicament. I've format the HD after 4 years of use as my Mac Pro was already playing up for a year or so and I suspect it collected a lot of rubbish. After formatting and reinstalling ...
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When Time Machine says it's 'Verifying Backup…' what is it actually doing?

I have a third-party NAS drive (Western Digital MyBook World II) which I used for time machine backups in Snow Leopard. I've upgraded to Lion and the first backup has spent over an hour 'Verifying ...
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Will Parallels be safe while upgrading to El Capitan?

The new update seems pretty legit, so I am considering updating my macbook. I have Parallels installed on my computer, and I don't want it to be removed or damaged during the installation of El ...
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How can I recover missing iCloud storage space?

I have an iCloud account with the free 5GB storage, which I want to use for backups. I have a strange situation where my iCloud is showing as having only 2.2GB space available: But isn't showing ...
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Is reinstalling Mavericks possible via recovery mode with two HDs and without a backup?

I can't get my iMac working and I don't have a backup. If I choose to reinstall Mavericks or Lion (it shipped with Lion, I upgraded to Mavericks) will that wipe over the core HD? I got core HD 350 ...
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I would like to use my old time machine history line after I had formatted my iMac is that possible?

Your answer were very helpfull for me.(How to restore from a Time Machine backup when there is already a user account set up?) and I have now used Migration Assistant for bring back my old user ...