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How to backup iPhone contacts (no iCloud, iTunes or Outlook)?

I have an iPhone from another age (pre 2008) which is ready to be commissioned as defunct and replaced with a new 4S. My question, is how to back up the contacts form the old iPhone and transfer them ...
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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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Restoring from Backup error - cannot be saved to computer

I have all permissions organized and a single backup in the correct folder. I have 23 GB of space. I have an Iphone 4. I recently synced it and updated to the latest IOS. My contacts were lost, ...
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Access to NAS mount during Power Nap wake up

On my mac I have Time Machine configured to backup to a Sparse Disk Image Bundle that is located on my Raspberry pi, which it connects to over SMB and mounts on boot. As long as the mac is awake there ...
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Can I backup my MacBook Pro onto my Dell Laptop?

I've used 40 GB of space on my MacBook Pro, and I want to back it up. The only thing I have with enough space is my Dell laptop (500 GB). Is there any way I can back it up onto there? If so, how?
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OS X Yosemite Beta - How to restore to OS X Mavericks without Time Machine [duplicate]

So... I've been really stupid and I forgot to do a backup of my Time Machine before I updated to Yosemite Beta. Some of the programs I have don't really work, and I want to restore back. After ...
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Does iCloud Backup store WiFi password?

I recall iOS5 beta1 does not do this which cost me scores of saved wifi passwords on my iPhone. Also another question says application keychain data is not backed up, just want to check if there's ...
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How can I prevent a forced iOS7 upgrade when restoring iPhone 4s from backup

For some reason my iPhone 4s (running on latest iOS 6 and never jailbroken) has crashed and is stuck on a rebooting loop. I tried to restore my iPhone from a backup I made about a week ago. iTunes ...
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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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Can't find OS X Mavericks Time Machine Server over wifi

I just set up OS X Mavericks Server and have Time Machine Server up and running with another mac on the network that has a wired connection. Two other macs however, connected to the network ...
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Where on my pc does iTunes store the backup?

I backup my phone to iTunes but need to back up my pc. I can do pictures as I can just copy those from the phone but what about the contacts, texts etc that are backed up to iTunes? Where is that ...
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Time Machine permissions changed after reinstalling OS X?

I recently reinstalled OS X on my iMac. I was having problems, so instead of restoring to a backup, I did a clean install of OS X and manually copied - or tried to copy - the files I needed. However, ...
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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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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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No Weekly Backups in Time Machine after Five Months

I have a 3TB AirPort Time Capsule and have had Time Machine backups running on my Mac Pro (latest model running Mavericks) for the past five months. Both devices are connected via Cat5e ethernet ...
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How to back up iCloud Calendars/Reminders/Contacts

I use iCloud for my calendars/contacts/reminders because it's just so convenient to share all the data instantly between all my devices, but I can't help worrying about what would happen if Apple's ...
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Turn off encrypted backup on iPhone that has a profile without removing profiles

I have iPhones that have profiles on them that were password protected profiles and those passwords have been lost. So we need to wipe the iphones and was hoping to to a backup first and then restore ...
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Having trouble restoring individual GarageBand projects from Time Machine

I am trying to grab some old GarageBand project files from my live Time Machine backup that lives on an external drive that was formatted by Time Machine, and move them to my main desktop drive. I can ...
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How to backUp an iPhone with a black/blank screen?

Recently I dropped my iPhone 4 and when I picked it up the screen was all black but the sensor was still on. I called Apple and basically they said they can try to repair it or just buy a new one. So, ...
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Time Machine Backup to drive shared on BTHomeHub3?

I have a Freeagent GoFlex Drive hooked up to my BTHomeHub3 router. My Desktop PC is backing up to it fine but I'm having troubles with Time Machine. My Mac can mount the drive perfectly fine and use ...
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Time Machine Backup accidentally unplugged, can't repair

I accidentally removed my Time Machine backup without ejecting. It didn't show up in Finder after I plugged it back in and Disk Utility cannot repair it. Disk Utility recommends reformatting the disk, ...
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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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Can I backup an arbitrary file on iCloud?

If I open iCloud in System Preferences, it says I have 5 GB of storage available. I'd like to use it to back up some zip archives of source code. Is that possible, or can you only access that ...
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Notes disappeared from iPhone

All notes have disappeared from my iphone and cannot be found on my computer or iCloud. Why am I backing up my computer? Are they hidden somewhere? They aren't in Mail, either.
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Is it possible to restore a backup from a single disk on RAID1?

I want to setup a Mac Mini Server with the following configuration. The Mac Mini server has 2*1TB HDDs. I want to do the following: Setup the server Create a backup of the system on an external ...
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My Mac died and I can't access iPhoto on my external hard drive

My Mac died. When I connect my external hard drive to my laptop I can't access my iPhoto – it says iPhoto won't open because it's a machine backup. Any ideas?
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How do I backup my iPhoto library to Dropbox or to an external disk?

I use iPhoto 11, and I'd like to backup the library, along with all the photos. I'd ideally like a continuous backup, by putting the iPhoto Library.photolibrary file / package in Dropbox. But I'm ...
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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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Time Machine error creating the backup folder on a spacious hard drive

I have upgraded recently to Mavericks, and am setting up Time Machine on this system for the first time (it wasn't set up with the earlier OS, Mountain Lion.) Time Machine successfully backs up once ...
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Manage disk space with Final Cut X

My hard drive is full and I have a finished project on it that may require some small modification. What is the good way to manage Final Cut X data? I have a 50Gb Final Cut file in my Video folder ...
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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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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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Some files are gone after recovery from Time Machine backup… WHY?

I tried to clean install my mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina and then recover from my Time Machine backup. At first the backup looked like a success and the OS did boot properly. However, I found that ...
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iPhone is broken, how can I still access my contacts?

I broke my iPhone last weekend and the screen remains blank/black even if I connect it to a computer running iTunes. Is there a way I can still access my contacts?
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Using dd on video DVDs gets permission denied after about 700MB

I bought three movies on DVD on eBay. I am trying to make .iso backups onto my external hard drive. The first one I tried using Disk Utility, but it only produced a partial copy (without generating ...
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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 ...
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Which iSCSI initiator should I use on Lion?

I am setting up a video editing / encoding workstation based on a mac mini and a freenas box for mass storage. We plan to use iSCSI to share the disk with the mac and had planned on using GlobalSAN's ...
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ios restore to previous version/model - without jailbreaking the original?

My non-jailbroken iPhone 4S needs to go for a warranty repair, and I want to restore its data to an older non-jailbroken 3G or to another even older jailbroken 2G, but of course itunes refuses to ...
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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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How do I restore itunes library onto another computer

I followed all the steps as suggested for backing up and restore iTunes library in the apple support website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751 but I have problems with the 'choose library' part in ...
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Possible to backup External Disk to Time Capsule regardless which machine it's connected to?

Here's the scenario: I have two MacBook Pros (Foo and Bar), and their drive's are both called Macintosh HD. I have a Time Capsule called Time Capsule, which is used to back up both Foo and Bar. I also ...
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iTunes could not back up the iPhone because the backup could not be saved on the computer

I keep getting the message “iTunes could not backup the iPhone because the backup could not be saved on the computer”. I upgraded my computer, so it’s all brand new, huge hard disc. It runs Win 7 and ...
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Restore MacBook Pro backup to a Mac Mini?

I've got to drop my MBP (2010 model) in to the Apple store asap to get it repaired and it'll be out of action for a week during a time I need it most. My thought process is, due to the urgency of it ...
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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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Get data off iPhone without iTunes sync or WiFi or cellular network?

I water-damaged my iPhone 4s. Net result is that the phone powers up normally (mostly) when connected to a wall charger. I can see my old home screen, pictures, etc. When connected to a computer for ...
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Does Time Machine do all I need?

I use Time Machine for regular backups, and I have multiple HDDs for redundancy. This works fine for my computer, but the problem is that I have many files that do not reside in my computer and should ...
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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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iPhoto 9.5.1 deleting photos and library!

iPhoto 9.5.1 recently just deleted my photos. Was there an auto upgrade? it happened overnight so I was not on the computer. I cannot find all those photos in iPhoto/Library under User. Any ...
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Backup Mac and IOS devices locally

I have a friend who lives where there isn't very fast Internet connectivity. He has a Mac Book, an iPad, and some iPhones. He has a decent WiFi hotspot. He wants to back up everything, possibly to a ...
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How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?

I use a Time Capsule for backup and now I want the drive to back up data from an extra Mac. But the drive is filled up with old backups from Mac 1. There simply is not enough space available for the ...