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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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Time machine backup/restore: “This user's data doesn't need to be transferred”

So, I had a MacBook Pro 15", Late 2011, that I've been using daily since I got it last October. I set up time machine and every day after work, I would bring my laptop home and plug it into my time ...
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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How best to restore BootCamp partition from Acronis TrueImage backup?

The replacement for my dead Macbook Pro Retina arrived yesterday, and the Mac side of things was restored from a Synology NAS in 30 mins, which was great... But on the BootCamp partition, it's a ...
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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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How can I get my pictures back from when i backed up my iphone?

I reset my iPhone 4s a couple weeks ago to see if FaceTime would start working again (it didnt!). I did back it up before I reset it, but I did not import my photos to iPhoto as I always do. Is there ...
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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?
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Which directory does Mac OS X 10.10.x keep iPhone back up file?

I backed up my old iPhone 5S with iTunes on Mac OS X 10.10,But It seems that it's not easy to find the folder. (In Windows,It's C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\backup) ...
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Online backup strategy or software for computer and external drive

I'm looking for an online backup strategy for my photos but there's something that none of the systems I've looked at addresses... I keep my most recent photos on my mac and move them off to an ...
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Time Machine backup a file just by opening it

I noticed that Time Machine is backing up every file from a hard drive, even if they have just been opened, not modified. Then, every time I open a .dmg file for example, that save a new version… An ...
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Can I backup iTunes 9 before upgrading to iTunes 10?

I am happy with iTunes 9 and am a bit leery of upgrading to iTunes 10 on my Mac based on some feedback I've heard from others. Can I duplicate iTunes.app in my Applications folder prior to running ...
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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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Retrieve data from individual app after iOS 7 update?

This what I did: Installed various apps onto my iPad (before the iOS 7 update was released) using another Apple ID. Used the apps, so they had data in them that I would really like back. Backed up ...
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How to sync contacts from iphone to mac [duplicate]

How to sync contacts from iphone to mac? There are some important contacts on my iPhone. How can I move these contacts from iphone to my Mac. Ask for helps!
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folder became bigger when copy from one external disk to another

I have 2 external disks connected to OSX Yosemite, the new disk is 4Tb and old disk is 2TB, I tried to copy all stuff from old disk to new disk using rsync: rsync -a /old_disk /new_disk The old ...
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What folders should I be backing up? Are there any I should avoid?

I'm in the process of configuring a cloud backup for my OS X machine and am trying decide what folders to back up and whether there are any folders I should avoid. I have complete control, by ...
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Restore my iPhoto library even if I didn't make a backup? [closed]

I've recently formatted and reinstalled Snow Leopard on to my Mac and unfortunately all the photos in my iPhone library are now gone. I had never made a backup for the machine or for my iPhone 5W. I ...
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Automated individual application backup for iOS applications without jailbreaking?

Last week, my 6-year-old lost a Minecraft Pocket world / save and was devastated because our last iTunes backup was from before she created it, and our last iCloud backup was made since the world was ...
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Moving from Lion to Snow Leopard

So it turns out that I am not the greatest fan of Lion after all. Is there a way I can downgrade from the Lion OS to the Snow Leopard OS if I bought my laptop in mid 2011? There are plenty of sites ...
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Migrating Applications only to a new Mac

I'd like to set up my new Macbook. The usernames will be the same, but I would like to only transfer Applications and settings, so no files and user data. However, after selecting these two options ...
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Remove unnecessary backups from TimeMachine to get space

I know that oldest backups are removed automatically when there is no space for new ones on TimeMachine. I use TimeCapsule also for sharing files on WiFi, so I’d like to free some space by removing of ...
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how to 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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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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iTunes won't back up bc it's corrupt or incompatible

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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Having trouble restoring backup of my iPhone

I'd been having a few issues with my iPhone 4 (one of the main being that apps wouldn't open and turning it off and on again to remedy this resulted in me losing all of my contacts in my address ...
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from an external drive (single USB external disk) to a another external drive (Drobo attached via Firewire). Finder is not an option. If it hits any ...
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What's the best software to backup a bricked iPhone?

I am an unfortunate iPhone 6 user that would like to somehow save the data on his phone. I am able to run the phone into "recovery mode" so perhaps not all hope is lost. I came across a number of ...
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Recover data from locked iPad

Here's the deal... I've an ipad that is locked after missing the lock key a few times. Now it is requesting to connect to iTunes but this iPad was never synced with the iTunes. I know i can restore ...
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Disk Utility vs Carbon Copy Cloner - How to clone your drive with Apple's built-in app

What is the point of using commercial apps like Carbon Copy Cloner when disk utility can also clone your drives? This article here ...
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How can I backup iPhone 4s to Onedrive, and automatically delete backed up data on device?

Not to much to say, though the 4s has ios 7, and we have one terabyte of storage with onedrive (don't think it will fill up :)
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Does online backup work well for OSX?

My external drive recently died, and my local backup failed (a string of bad bad luck). Good thing I have offsite backup, done with one of those cloud backup companies (backblaze). Right now I'm ...
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How to sync new songs from a new laptop using iTunes v11.04?

I had an older laptop (Windows 7) with which i used to synchronize my songs on to iPod Nano using the iTunes v10.0. But recently I have shifted to a newer laptop with (Windows8.1) I have the setting ...
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Is it possible to restore OS X .dmg file to External Drive?

I recently traded in my iMac with 1TB HDD for a MacBook Pro with a 256 GB flash drive. I want to restore my previous hard drive but obviously it won't fit on the new hard drive. Is it possible to ...
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time-machine: selective file restore - I just want a few things from a TM backup that was made of another MacBook

So I have a Time Machine backup (on an external USB hard drive) that was made from a 2010 MacBook Pro. I think the computer was running the latest OS at the time the last backup was made -- Nov 2013, ...
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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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Time Capsule Connection Failed after update to Mavericks

After I updating OS X to Mavericks, Time Machine backup stopped to work on Time Capsule. I am connected on internet through Time Capsule without problems AirPort Utility indicators are green with ...
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If I stay on 7.1.2 firmware, should I backup My Apps to Itunes?

I have an app installed on my device running iOS 7.1.2. Say I delete the app. In a few months I CANNOT download the app without updating to iOS 8. If I "backup the app" using Sync onto Itunes, can I ...
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How to restore Mac OS X on a new hard-drive?

I am going to upgrade my MacBook Pro hard-drive, but before doing so I'm trying to figure out how to restore OS X on it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I cannot re-install from the DVD. I have a recent ...
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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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What a major lag with syncing contacts on iphone!

I have iphone 4s (7.1.2 ios), itunes 12.0, Mac os 10.10 (Yosemite) I have connected iphone to macbook and in "Info" section checked "Sync Contacts" that means upload contacts from iphone to computer ...
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How to get Mail files from Mountain Lion Time Machine backup in Mavericks?

I have upgraded my MBP to Mavericks and got the system to how I like etc. Tt has since backed up using Time Machine onto an external HD. Now it slipped my mind that I would like to have my e-mails on ...