The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system.

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Need Forensic Data Backup company restored iPhone to old phone instead of setting up new phone

Never backed up to iTunes and when plugged into iMac computer for first time saw the 1,700 photos/videos to download but it asked me to restore as Pam's iPhone or set up as new phone (since I already ...
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Restoring from TM backup causes Mail to import and eat up HD space on Mac Air

I use a Mac Air 256 GB HD on Yosemite 10.10. I recently noticed large date range of emails gone missing. Rebuilding the mailbox did not solve the problem so I decided to restore my entire Mac from the ...
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Add missing clips in an iMovie (iPad) Project

I've accidentally moved some movies (taken with the iPad) to my Mac using the image capture app. Afterwards, I've deleted the clips on my iPad to have more space to export the project. Now, iMovie is ...
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How to restore file from iCloud Backup

I lost an important sqlite file during the upgrade to iOS 9 beta. Luckily the file is backed up on iCloud. When restoring from the iCloud backup, iOS downloads the data file along with the app, but ...
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How to use Time Machine backup on a different computer?

I had a MacBook Pro, Mid-2010, which I regularly made weekly Time Machine backups of. The computer accidently got destroyed. When it died it was running OS X 10.10.4. I then got a new MacBook Pro, ...
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Backup and Restore Single App After Upgrade

When I update iOS over the air, the process seems to include all apps being automatically updated. However, I have one single app from the App Store (Overdrive) that I would like to keep stable and ...
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How to backup and restore MBP hard drive before reinstalling OS X?

My MBP Retina 13″ late 2012 is showing the stop sign and I know that I need to reinstall my OS. I have not got my hard drive backed up with Time Machine. Is there a way in which I can backup my hard ...
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Can't restore Time Machine backup to Macintosh HD

Today I found my Mac shut down. It won't boot again anymore. When I try to turn it on, it just shows the Apple logo, a loading bar and after 1/3 progress it just shuts down again. After some research ...
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Does an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6 require SIM card setup after iTunes restore?

A few days ago, I bought a used iPhone 3GS. I need to restore it, because I bought it broken and when I disassembled it and cleaned it up, some how it worked again, so the seller didn't have the ...
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Is it possible to restore contacts from a few days back

I honestly don't know what happened, but it appears that I lost a number of key contacts out of my address book. I didn't delete them manually, but regardless of what the cause was - they are gone. ...
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Hard reset and restore of iPad from a 2nd desktop computer?

I'm maintaining a series of iPads used in kiosk context for a client. Occasionally the iPads become 'locked' and require a hard reset and restore from my Mac which was used for the original deploy. ...
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iTunes on Windows wants me to restore my iPhone 5 but I don't want to

My iPhone 5 is working great - just updated to IOS 8.4.1 (hoping it would solve the problem) but iTunes says it cannot read the contents and wants me to click to restore to factory settings, but I ...
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Restoring iPhone 5 fails - error 2001?

I've just moved to the States and a family member kindly passed on an old AT&T iPhone 5. The trouble is that it's stuck in a reset loop. When I go into recovery mode and try to restore the phone, ...
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Restore from CCC or Time Machine?

I'm getting a replacement Macbook Pro today. I just made a complete backup with Carbon Copy Cloner, and I also have a full Time Machine backup. Which should I use -- Time Machine backup or CCC -- and ...
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Mac OSX restore

I'm busy restoring my Mac, held down CMD and R, loaded disk utility to erase my disk and I noticed all those volumes mounted on the left. What are these, are they important? (See picture)
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iPhone 3GS - is it still possible to restore to latest supported iOS?

I have an iPhone 3GS that I want to restore to latest supported iOS (currently it's jailbroken on some version of iOS 4). How would I go about it, without loosing all data? Can I run a restore from ...
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iPhone 4 on reboot loop

My iPhone shut down, and asked me to restore and update, which I think means that it's going to delete all my data, which I'm nervous I won't be able to get back. After that, I haven't been able ...
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Pages: How to restore original lists styles

I use Pages 5.5.x The problem is that I have occasionally deleted "Lettered" list & bullets style. Now I want to restore the default list of "list & bullets" styles for the document. Is it ...
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Wife's data restored on my phone

I have an new computer, and installed iTunes. When I plugged in my iPhone, it asked if I wanted to restore my phone, or start as a new phone. I said restore, but it restored my wife's phone data, ...
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How to restore manually Saved State files of Terminal?

My MBR crashes quite often. Normally I've multiple terminal windows and usually they're restored after crash. However from some to time they're not restored, so for that reason I was doing the backup ...
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iPhone 4S recovery error 29

My iPhone 4S keeps getting stuck on the boot logo. It has never been jailbroken. When I try to restore it in the latest version of iTunes I keep getting this: How can I resolve this?
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Downgrade Yosemite from back-up (not Time Machine)

I've read some questions and posts regarding Yosemite downgrade from Time Machine back-up (like this and this) but I was wondering if the same thing would work for a bootable backup made with Disk ...
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How would one restore iCloud Drive documents from a local backup?

Unfortunately, I had to suddenly replace a lost MacBook. It has about 200GB of documents (almost anything that matters) in iCloud Drive. Open new MacBook Full Time Machine restore via Migration ...
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Trying to restore Time Machine. Lost boot disk

I just bought a new Macbook Air after giving mine to my wife. Before gifting the old laptop I created a Time Machine backup. Now that I have my new MBAir, I went into Apple+R and chose to restore ...
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Restored from time machine, photos in one big pile

Our iMac (OS X Yosemite 10.10) got a new hard drive a few weeks ago, and I used Time Machine to restore from LACIE. Everything seems fine, except for the photos (I guess it's iPhoto '11, it says ...
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Merging or combining two iOS backups

In May of 2015 my iPad Mini died because it got wet. I purchased a new iPad Mini 3 and reinstalled the apps I wanted on it ( and mourned the loss of my old Mini). Now that it's July and my new mini ...
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How do I manually restore whatsapp data? (Where are its files?)

I have an itunes backup from a few days ago and I wan't to restore the whatsapp messages from there. I am able to extract the data from the backup but I'm not sure which files whatsapp cares about. ...
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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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restore replacement iphone 5 from damaged iphone 5

I received a replacement iphone 5 which I'm trying to restore within itunes. I'd like to restore it from my damaged, identical iphone 5; however, I don't remember the password which iTunes requires ...
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How can I restore my iPhone 4s without getting the newest software?

Need to restore my 4s but cannot let it be upgraded to iOS 8 because iPhone 4s can't handle that new of an iOS. I'm totally locked out of the phone (disabled) because my child tried to get into the ...
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How do I solve the Error Code -36?

I deleted some photos from iPhotos and Photos libraries that I should not have. I want to restore these from my Time Machine back of a couple days ago. When I do this I keep getting the following ...
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OSX intall usb key not detected

I've trying to reinstall a clean OS X Yosemite on a Mac Book Pro (mid 2013 model) for the past few days but had no success. I created a bootable usb drive using createmediainstall (as on this: ...
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Messages bug on iOS 8.2, how to clean or restore Messages or iOS?

I have a serious security bug on iOS 8.2 I am able to reproduce. This bug is well known and within Messages. When I start Messages the application displays a white screen for a few seconds and exit ...
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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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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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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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Clean install Mac, restore backup without command line tools

So, I'm a developer with brew installed along with several other programs installed from source(openCV, boost etc.). I want to do a clean install of OSX(to get rid of some other issues as well), then ...
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Why does Find My iPhone need to be disabled before restoring an iPhone?

If I try to restore from iTunes, it tells me I have to turn off find my iPhone. Why is this so?
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iPhone restore and recovery

My iPhone wouldn't accept my passcode, so I looked online, and it said to put the phone into recovery mode, then sync it to a computer with iTunes. It said to hit restore when iTunes gave me the ...
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I need to restore my phone but my screen doesnt work at all

I'm trying to restore my iPhone. I can't connect it to my iTunes because the screen doesn't work. I can't turn the phone off because my screen doesn't work. I can't restore it on my phone because my ...
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iPhone 4 died and need to know how to retrieve data on flashed phone [duplicate]

My iPhone 4 completely died. I got one of my fathers old iPhone 4's and had it flashed at Cleartalk. How can I retrieve all of my data that was backed up on the icloud?
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Restore contacts from iCloud to MacBook

How do I restore contacts from iCloud to my MacBook? My contacts groups have disappeared on my MacBook Pro but they are in my iCloud. What is the process to restore to my Mac? It is still on my phone ...
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Html file became a rtf file then a txt file

I have been working on a html file on my mac os 10.10 via Texedit for about a week. When I started my computer today the file appeared on my machine as an rtf, and when I opened it I saw my page as ...
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How can I update and then restore?

I've just been sent a replacement iPhone. I don't have a computer at the moment so I've gone to restore it during the set up. It shows the latest iPhone backup as 08:42 which is the one that I want to ...
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Can I restore an iPhone 5S Backup with 7.0.4 on to my iOS 8.3 iPod Touch 5G?

My iPod touch got stuck in a screen and it says to connect to iTunes, and the only backup I have is an iPhone 5S 7.0.4 backup. I don't want to break anything. Will it work?
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Restore my iPad

I forgot my passcode on my iPad and I can't restore it. I plugged it into iTunes and did the manual restart. I logged onto iCloud and took my iPad off of Find my iPhone so I could restore it. The ...
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iPhone keeps restarting itself at Apple logo

I had upgraded my iPhone5C from iOS8.2 to 8.3 over the weekend because I wanted to do to a restore. So I had to upgrade. After the upgrade and restore, I could use the phone for about a day or so ...
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Shut down via Terminal/AppleScript without restoring

How can I shut down my Mac via Terminal or AppleScript, but without restoring? tell application "Finder" to sleep works not, the windows will be restored.
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How to loan my iPad while preserving personal data?

I would like to loan my iPad Air (iOS 8.3) to a friend and give him a clean device (without my apps and any personal data). After getting my iPad back, I would like to restore the whole configuration ...
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How can I iPhone restore in iTunes without upgrading iOS?

I am trying to restore a set of my iPhone5C backups I made in iTunes to my iPhone4S. My iPhone4S is still running on iOS 7.0.4. I don't want to upgrade it because iOS8 on iPhone4S will almost be ...