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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!
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Time machine backups on a USB HDD show as “Other”

As the screenshot shows the TM backups are listed as "Other" in the storage overview. The actual backups are shown taking measly 131 MB. The disk is used exclusively for backups and has no other data ...
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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Transferring purchases from iPhone to iTunes - Why is it necessary?

When trying to restore my iPhone 5s to 7.0.4 via iTunes I get this message: There are purchased items on the iPhone “X’s iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should ...
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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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Cannot restore located file from TimeMachine

I'm trying to restore a handful of photos from my TimeMachine on Mavericks. Here's what I've been doing: Connect back up drive Go to Finder, search for file name "S0077"... (which has been deleted, ...
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Time Machine turns of automatically with sleep

Whenever my MacBook (with OS X 10.9.5) wakes from sleep i.e. when I open the lid I notice that "automatic backups" is turned off. I switch it on again but that setting just won't stick... Why could ...
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phone black and shattered [on hold]

Hello i have a samsung galaxy 5 with a shattered screen and which only displays BLACK when its turned on. So im hopeing and also wondering if there is a way i can back-up and save all my files, ...
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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 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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back up iphone photos from sync

How do I back up photos on an iPhone that were synced from a computer I no longer have? iPhoto and Image Capture only offer to download photos taken with the iPhone. I have not yet tried syncing ...
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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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Difference between back-up computer vs. complete copy of everything?

What is meant by backing up computer vs. creating a copy of entire hard-drive? Are the meanings the same? How to create entire bootable copy of my computer using time machine? I have a time capsule. ...
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Alternative to HFS+ disk format for Time Machine backups

I'm looking for an alternative to format my hard drive with for Time Machine backups. I've read that HFS+ is a file system with poor error correction for data deterioration in hard disks. Over time, ...
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Yosemite Storage Analysis

I have Yosemite on MacBook Air and continuously get en error about storage usage. It keeps saying there isn't enough empty space on disk. About this Mac says that I have 65.96GB of other type files. ...
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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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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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Restoring messages from multiple backups on iPhone

I was able to restore a backup of my iPod on my new iPhone 6. However, old messages were not successfully restored due to an error. I've been using my iPhone since then and now have new messages. Is ...
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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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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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A question about syncing the IPad with Win XP and Win 8.1

I use an IPad, a Windows XP SP3 desktop and a Windows 8.1 laptop. I usually use the IPad and I delete emails from there. I do not know how to sync all three of these machines to get rid of the deleted ...
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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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Why is Time Machine only using 20% of its partition allocation

rMBP Late '13, running Mavericks, 128GB SSD. I have a 1TB drive, partitioned equally via Disk Utility to two drives. One is used by Time Machine, the other by Copy Carbon Cloner. I think my concern ...
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Restoring a Modern Mac Laptop from an External Backup Drive

Is it possible to "re-clone" a modern mac laptop (i.e. no removable hard drive) from an external (non Time Machine) hard drive? That is, I'm about to buy a new Mac laptop for the first time in 5 ...
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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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I think my HD is failing. Can't backup files from recovery mode. How can I preserve my data?

I'm really worried, and I'm hoping that you guys can help me salvage some files. Here's what happened: This morning I woke my iMac up from sleep, but it was hardly responding. I would click something ...
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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 do yo use time mashine when needs clean up system [closed]

I have set up time mashine for one HD drive to backup Mac and there is two other HD drive to backup only important documents, songs, projects etc. Data are mirrored on the two HD drives. Usually the ...
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Preview.app Signatures - how to unencrypt without old keychain

Old mac died. Have a new mac Mac Have all files from old Mac (did a backup before it died). Have been operating with new Mac for several months now. Needed to use the signatures option in Preview ...
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Connecting Clash of Clans to Game Center without starting new progression

I have to restore my iPad but I'm afraid that I will lose my Clash of Clans progress. My village was link to my brother's Game Center and he has his own CoC. I created new GC account and tried to ...
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iOS 8 Health data: backup and iCloud

I hat to bring in my iPhone for repair and I backed up all the data on iCloud and with iTunes (just to be sure). I then got a replacement phone for one week. I was not able to recover my Health data: ...
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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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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 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 to resolve sync session failed to start issue in iOS 8?

When I tried to sync my iPhone 5 in order to switch to iPhone 6, I found the sync failed due to the error: Sync session failed to start in iTunes. However, despite me deleting all the multitasks and ...
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iCloud has space but iCloud Backup says that I don't have enough to complete a backup

I use 120 MB of iCloud storage space for iCloud Backup of my iPad & iPhone. There is still 4.8 GB free from 5 GB, but I have a notification in iPad's backup window that I'm lacking space to back ...
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How to replace an old iOS backup?

I'm not able to create an iCloud backup for my phone, due to insufficient space. I have 20 GB of iCloud space, currently mainly used by the backup of my iPhone (11 GB): I don't really understand ...
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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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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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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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Best way to recover/restore Time Machine Backup to a second HD?

My Macbook HD got corrupted and it couldn't be repaired. Being a 2011 Macbook model, I decided to buy a SSD to be the primary HD and a second 1TB to be used instead of cdrom (using a kit from ...
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To exclude bak files in Finder's search?

I create bak files after every Perl operation. How can you exclude all bak files in your Finder's search?
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synch, restore, backup

I'm afraid I messed up my Iphone. I plugged it into my computer for the first time ever. It prompted me to backup so I did (silly me). At the end of the back up it prompted me to log in with my ...
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Is it possible to automatically back up my mac to Microsoft OneDrive?

I'm not sure there is a way to do what I want to do. Now that I have Office 360 + 1TB of free space, I'd like to set my mac to do monthly backups to OneDrive. I'm looking for the following features. ...
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Rsync with Linux server: special character problem

I have a problem with using rsync for backuping files on my remote linux machine to my Mac. The first time all is well, but apparently there is a problem with special characters between the mac and ...
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Corrupt camera video file of 4s

I have a iphone 4s and i had captured some video from my phone. Than i have connected my phone to my pc and i have cut and paste all video and images from my phone to my pc. When the videos and jpgs ...
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Apple Mail: All the mailboxes seems to be empty?

I have installed a new HDD on my Macbook Pro. I can't reinstall OS from the Time Machine Backup, it reports an error, and asks me to run the install again. It is the same every time I try. I have now ...
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Format, clean install, & restore iPhone 3GS

I have been using iPhone 3GS for almost 3 years now, and the phone has got pretty slow. I understand that there are many reasons for the phone getting slow, but I want to try to improve its ...
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Can I back up a single folder on time machine?

Basically, I do a lot of work from home, some of which is confidential work. My company has a policy which restricts me from using any form of 'Cloud' to back my files up, so I have set up my time ...
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How do I tell if there is an iPhone backup in my iCloud account without the iPhone

A couple of months ago I had an iPhone. That iPhone was never connected to iTunes. It was configured to make backups to iCloud. It was stolen. Now I'm getting another, used iPhone from a family ...