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Why is Time Machine (in 10.10.4) waiting for Spotlight to finish indexing?

I upgraded to 10.10.4 (from 10.10.3) yesterday … I've noticed since then that the hourly backups to my Time Capsule (4th gen, 2 TB) seem to take forever to get started ("Preparing …"). I took a look ...
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Could a 'damaged' TimeMachine backup still be of any use?

I've got a Synology NAS here and a few months ago I sadly got the message, something like Time Machine backup is corrupt and therefor has to start a new backup. However, as my NAS is starting to ...
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Mac OS crashed! Need help extracting backed up data

I have disk image file on my external HDD. I tried to extract file from mac.dmg file using 7z x mac.dmg and this is what I got: Processing archive: mac.dmg Extracting 0.MBR Extracting 1.Type EE ...
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iCloud storage full. Backups exceed 5GB, but no clue on whats backed up

Just like everyone else, I get the notification that my iCloud is full and no backup can be made. iOS gives me the suggestion to upgrade my storage on my iCloud account. Because I only want to store ...
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On iPhone, don't backup videos in a video app to iTunes

I've got a video app, AVPlayer, on my iPhone. When I put videos in there, and then sync and backup to iTunes, the videos are also backed up. This can take up a lot of time and space to backup those ...
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Backing up Macintosh HD via Disk Utility (error -5344)

I am trying to backup the Macintosh HD, to my external hard drive via disk utility. I created a blank image and tried to restored my MacintoshHD to that image, but the error pops up, "Restore Failure: ...
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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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Backup Time capsule content for later restore

I am selling my Time Capsule. I would like to back up its contents so that when I get a new one later, I can restore its contents back. There is a documented way to backup and restore to a new time ...
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How do I retrieve photos from an iphone backup?

I have an iphone backup with screenshots I'd like to extract. They aren't on icloud/iphoto. Is it possible to retrieve them? I no longer have the phone. Thanks.
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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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Why does iCloud use storage even when i have deleted all my backups?

I had 3 devices but now I have removed all. There are no photos synced, no keynotes or any documents saved.. but if you see the screenshot my iCloud drive says i am using 1.09GB ++ of data. No ...
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Time Machine on Time Capsule over the internet

I have a Time Capsule (the Apple hardware) at home that I use for Time Machine (the OSX software) backups. It's configured with my Apple ID and I am able to access the disk with the backups over the ...
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Save the progress of the game [on hold]

I have a game (respawnables) that has levels and progress of it's equipment inside the game. If I wanted to uninstall respawnables than install it again, did the progress still restored? Btw I've ...
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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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How can I stop my iPhone displaying “iCloud Backup requires that you verify your password” repeatedly?

Due to what turned out to be a (I assume unrelated) sim card problem, I recently wiped my iPhone 4, and then reinstalled from a backup. Since then, multiple times per day, my iPhone displays a ...
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Restoring to a 10.6.8 from Time Machine that backed up a 10.8 system

I spilled coffee on my Macbook Air and didn't turn it off in time. It's fried. I have a Time Machine backup of the entire system. I believe it was running 10.8 when it died. I want to format my old ...
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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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How can I regularly move movies in iTunes to an external drive?

I have been adding a lot of movies to iTunes lately. Problem is, the size grows very quickly. I appreciate having the metadata in one place, but I would want to move the actual files to an external ...
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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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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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iPhone 5 backup to iCloud not starting

I have tried to start my back up manually because the automatic back up isn't working for some reason. The last backup was June 3, 2015. I have the icloud backup on and I have plenty of space in my ...
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How can I move photos from iPhone to my local disk?

This has me stumped. I have nearly 4GB of photos and videos on my phone, and I want to put them into my computer's pictures folder. I have opened Windows Explorer and found the photos in the weird ...
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If I upgrade to iOS 5, can I restore a 4.2 backup?

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2 backed up to one of my PCs which I no longer use. If I upgrade to iOS 5, will I lose the opportunity to restore from one of these old backups? Would I be able to ...
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Migration Assistant problem

Replacing a failing HD with an SSD in an early 2011 MBP 13". Made a Time Machine backup to an external USB HD with original disk, installed the SSD, installed OS X from the install DVD that came with ...
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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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Error when restoring a iOS 4.3.5 backup onto a iOS 5 device

I have tried several times with several backups, but i keep getting the message that the backup is corrupted or not compatible.
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How can I restore a backup of a phone with the same name?

I broke my iPhone 3G S and bought a new one. During the setup of the new one I chose to set it up as a new phone. I gave it a slightly different name because I thought I'd want to keep old phone's ...
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How can I get back a system file after deleting it from my Mac?

I've deleted a system file from my Mac and need to get it back. System files can include: hidden files in the root of / - especially unix files in /private /System files /Library files ...
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backup failed: problem connecting to server

My problem appears identical to that described here: airport utility shows green for time capsule and internet, but backup fails with "there was a problem connecting to the server NameOfServer". The ...
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iPhone – restore from iCloud backup of newer iOS version

I have an iCloud backup from an iPhone running iOS 8.3. Now, I'd like to restore another iPhone from this backup. The problem is that the other iPhone is running iOS 8.2 (this iPhone cannot be updated ...
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time machine refuses to backup to time capsule

I'm trying to backup my hard drive to the time capsule, but it gives me the following error: Time Machine couldn’t complete the backup to “aaragon's Time Capsule”. The backup disk is not available. ...
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How can i get itunes to backup my iphone with limited disk. I linked the backup dir to an ext drive with space yet still won't backup?

On OSX yosemite, a machine with limited disk space free. In order to backup my iphone, I've linked the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup dir to an external drive. iTunes, correctly ...
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ITunes backups - how's the UID generated?

I'm struggling with an issue with an encrypted backup (see Apple Backup encrypted format specs? I need to decrypt part of a backup (for which I have the key) that iTunes won't restore and How to ...
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Where is Rsync's default temp directory?

I'm using rsync to backup files to an external hard drive; my boot disk is pretty full. Rsync keeps failing due to not enough disk space to build the temporary file list, and unfortunately doesn't ...
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Export iPhoto library onto Time Machine?

I have Time Machine, and am looking to have iphoto continuously and automatically back up my pictures. (I have so many images and would like them safely on a hard drive). I had to drag/copy my iPhoto ...
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Apple Backup encrypted format specs? I need to decrypt part of a backup (for which I have the key) that iTunes won't restore

An odd one here: Encrypted iTunes backup backup completed successfully Key stored in the Keychain (since the first backup of this device a long while ago) Also stored in PasswordSafe and both ...
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How to verify that an iTunes backup is valid?

Is there a way to verify that a backup of an iPhone is valid (other than wiping the device and attempting to restore it :))? I've had a recent catastrophic incident involving an iTunes encrypted ...
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Time Machine backup to run my MacBook on another

My MacBook is in the shop for repair. I have my Mom's MacBook, but the hard drive has failed. I'm wondering if I can use the time machine backup of my computer via USB to basically run my hard drive ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset of iPhone 5 and keep iOS 6?

I have an iPhone 5 that is currently running iOS 6. I do not want to update the phone to iOS 8, but would like to back up the phone's texts, reset the phone, and restore the texts onto the phone. I ...
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Do I have to restore my Mac if I've forgotten the admin password?

I've got an external hard drive which I've hooked up to time machine, I have multiple Mac's but the one in question I am unable to remember the administrator password, which is a pain when trying to ...
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Downgrading from iOS 9 to 8.3 with 9 backup

So I upgraded to the iOS 9 beta and it didn't take much time for me to decide I wanted 8.3 back. Nothing was really wrong, its just that there are a lot of major and minor glitches that I just ...
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Can I keep 1 specific backup on an external hard drive as it fills up and deletes older backups? [duplicate]

I've just moved 262GB of photos to a new external hard drive (1 TB), freeing up my MacBook Pro, 1 year old, which was dangerously low on space. I first backed them up on an existing external hard ...
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How to download all photos and videos stored in iCloud?

I'm a mac user. Latest yosemite and itunes installed on my mac. Want to download all data from iCloud photo library and to disable auto upload future. Is there any way to download all photos and ...
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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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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I guess I will give the short long story to whats going on. I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) in to the apple store cause its been crashing for some time. The first time around ...
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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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Force Mac to backup photos to iCloud

I have recently enabled my Mac to backup photos from Photos.app to iCloud. When I go to iCloud > Manage > Photos it says that there is 25MB of data in iCloud, however when I go to ~/Pictures and I ...
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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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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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How to access data from a Mac Contacts backup: a .abbu file

After I back-up Mac Contacts to a .abbu file, is there a program that lets me get at the underlying data vs. just importing them? I.e., can I open them as a text file or .CSV. Thank you!