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

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iCloud and backup were wiped out when phone was stolen, any way to restore? [on hold]

When I log into my iCloud account I have no files to upload
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Lost desktop files after restoring a user account

So I accidentally removed my main user account from my macbook (OS X el capitan). The home folder was not deleted so I restored the user account by adding a new account with the same name, then ...
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iPhone 5s iOS 7.1.2 jailbroken need help restoring iphone with backup, stuck in bootloop

So I've definitely made mistakes in trying to restore my phone and in the process made the problem worse and its a bit complicated on top of that so hopefully its not too late for me. I used app ...
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New SSD and how restore backup on it

iMac 2009 HDD failed so I installed a new SSD. I have a TM backup on an external drive, but now I can't figure out how to get the system up and running. I tried cmdR to bring up the recovery mode but ...
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How to restore my Macbook Air thoroughly without a OS X recovery partition?

I brought my Macbook Air(Mid 2015) July 2015. Then I started endlessly installing different linux distributions on it. One day, I make a mistake and my OS X recovery partition was deleted. Now I ...
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How to rollback and override to a specific date within a Time Machine backup

my situation is kind of weird. I've totally crashed my system yesterday after installing bootcamp/windows 8.1 (bad partition format). Fortunately, I have a full backup Time Machine on a Drobo 5D ...
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iTunes is not showing device backups - can't restore backup

In iTunes (12.3 on Windows), clicking Edit > Preferences... > Device tab shows an empty list of backups even though there should be a bunch of them. I needed to get my phone replaced, so I backed ...
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iTunes Restore Restored Backup of Second Phone

I have a new iPhone 6 and when I plugged it in to iTunes for the first time I got this error message. iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPod. Go to the Summary tab in iPod preferences and click ...
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Restore problem

I got the 6s this afternoon and tried to restore the backup from 6 which is on Icloud. 6s could not restore the backup because 6 was running 9.0.2 and 6s was not. I set it up as a new phone (both have ...
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Can't delete Logical Volume Group on Fusion drive

I have a 2014 iMac Retina running OS X Yosemite and a 3TB Fusion drive. I am attempting to restore it from a Time Machine backup, but when I try to do so, I get the error message, "The disk can't be ...
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iCloud Backup won't work on new iPad mini

Got a new iPad mini. When I tried to set up from iCloud backup it tells me my iCloud is empty. My old iPad shows I have 16.7 GB available out of 20 GB in my iCloud account. I backed up my old iPad but ...
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Can I install an older OS X over a newer OS X without restoring from backup?

Previously I was running Yosemite. I upgraded to El Capitan and started having problems with an app I used regularly. The backup I have is OS X Lion. If I restore this backup, I'll lose a ton of ...
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Check how much GB time machine's backup need to be restored?

I have: Main: working copy of Mac OS X the capitan, in a 1TB hard drive, External: I have another external 1TB HD with the time machine copy, Next Main?: Empty 120GB SSD HD After deleting all the ...
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Verizon store data transfer vs. iTunes restore?

My sister is getting a new iPhone from Verizon tonight. When the people at the Verizon store transfer her data from her current iPhone to the new one, what exactly are they transferring, and will any ...
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Retaining current files in Dropbox after restoring Time Machine backup

My mac recently had a software problem and I need to restore a time machine backup to get the mac working again. I do not want to restore any dropbox files to their earlier state, especially since I ...
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App doesn't remember my preferences or information when restored

My old iPhone got replaced by Apple as it was faulty. Now I did my iCloud restore on my new iPhone 6, but when I open WhatsApp or Viber and even the any of app doesn't remember my number or ...
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Clone one mac to another?

I have 2 macbook pro A and B. I want to transfer A to B to make them identical. I have done something similar before by creating a disk image and then retoring a new hd from the same disk image. ...
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How do I restore my iPhone 4 without backup?

I was just trying to put some new music on my iPhone 4 (just temp phone until Christmas), I have had it for around 5 months, after losing my old iPhone 4s 6 months ago. I thought the backup was for ...
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Manually Draining iPhone Battery When iPhone is in Restore Mode

I have an old iPhone 5 that is unable to be restored. I am still trying to restore the iPhone with iTunes 12.3.1 on a MacBook Pro 15" w/ Retina running OS X El Capitan. Things I tried to resolve this ...
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New drive + new OS, but will Time Machine restore old OS?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro and it was running OS 10.7. I use Time Machine regularly. Just had the harddrive replaced with an SSD and OS 10.11. If I restore from Time Machine instead of Migration ...
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IPhone stuck on apple logo and I'm jailbroken

So I wanted to remove my jailbreak so I pressed "Erase all contents and settings". This led to my phone being stuck so I plugged it in my comp and put it in DFU mode. My phone was really low on ...
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Time Machine not restoring properly, System Preferences not saving or malware?

Yesterday, I wiped the drive on my Macbook Pro and reinstalled OS X 10.11.1 using Internet Recovery on my home wifi network (a Netgear router that had just set up before I reinstalled with my sister's ...
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When I use cmd-R on boot to restore a computer, what version OS does it go to?

I have a Macbook Pro with El Capitan installed, but it originally had Mavericks on it. If I use the cmd-R on reboot method to restore the disk, will it restore to El Capitan or Mavericks, or some ...
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How can I restore user accounts from a Time Machine backup to different volume?

I have a mid-2011 iMac, running El Capitan. Everything (OS, Applications, Home Folders, and data) was on a single volume, a 1.0TB HD which failed. In addition to replacing the HD with a new 1.0TB ...
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Why my iPhone 6s restore application and its user data by Internet even when I backup them by iTune?

I got my iPhone 6s and transfered content from my old iPhone 5 by following Apple Support HT201269, and backup my iPhone 5 with iTunes. After I restored the backup to my iPhone 6s, it's seemed that 6s ...
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Net Restore (OS 10.9) takes ages

we're using NetBoot and NetRestore for years in a school (vocational). All is well but the latest OS-X-Versions take ages to restore, nearly a day! That cannot be in the developers' minds, so ...
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What files/folders should I restore after a clean install to get core Apple apps (Mail etc) back to their previous state?

I'm about to embark on a clean install of Mavericks. This is the first clean install I've done in years, and OSX has undergone quite a few evolutions in that time, so I want to check a few things ...
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After restoring my iPhone from an iCloud backup, all my photos are greyed out. How can I get them back?

The Problem I got a new iPhone 6 a while ago, and after restoring from an iCloud backup over wifi, all of the photos/videos in my Photos app show up grey. It's as if my phone knows the photos should ...
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How to restore iMac with Time Machine?

I'm trying to restore all my content. On boot I press & hold Cmd ⌘ R . This takes me to the Internet Recovery option, yet I want to restore from my Time Machine backup. What could be the ...
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How to restore a jailbroken iphone 5s?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 5s 32gb. After the jailbreak my iPhone is detecting by iTunes, but It would not back up, restore, or sync. It is just stuck on iTunes. What is the procedure to restore the ...
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Will stored emails on mail app be lost if I restore from a IPSW

I no longer have access to the mail server to which my email client was connected. I am considering upgrading from iOS 8 to iOS 9.0 using an IPSW (not thorough the normal update which will take me to ...
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iPod touch 5 unresponsive - error 1602 when restoring

iPod touch 5 shows no visible signs of life regardless if it's charged via mains or PC. Regardless if I hold whatever buttons in whatever configuration. However if attached to PC Windows 7 and ...
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Can I upgrade my iOS using the iTunes restore, but not to the latest version?

Right now, the latest version of iOS is 9.1. Mine is 8.1.2. Can I use the restore option in iTunes to install version 9.0.2 or do I have to update to 9.1 and then downgrade to 9.0.2?
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Issues & Errors with Restore from ios7 Backup to ios9 on iPhone 5?

Steps & Insights: iPhone 5 GSM - iOS 7.1.1- 64 GB Backup using iTunes 12.3.0.4 on Windows 8.1 Pro Shift + Restore the Apple Firmware iOS 9.0.2 .ipsw file into iPhone via DFU mode Setup as ...
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Some items could not be downloaded from the Store

While I was restoring my iPhone from iCloud backup, I got a message: Restore Incomplete - Some items could not be downloaded from the Store. If they are on your computer, you can restore them by ...
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How do I get a CD version of El Capitan suitable for a Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have 2 Macs, and am downloading El Capitan from the app store. I want to see if I can install it on an older MacBook Pro that has a broken Command-R feature that prevents me from installing the OS. ...
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How to restore the iPhone as a new phone with the same OS version?

I have an iPhone 5s. It currently has iOS 8.4.1 on it. I want to restore it as a new phone, but retain iOS 8.4.1. Is this possible? Or will iTunes force iOS 9.x onto the phone?
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Restore iphone 6 running iOS 9.0.1 from old iOS 8.x.x backup using iTunes? Same phone, different iCloud accounts [duplicate]

I lent my mom my backup iPhone running iOS 9 after she lost her Android. She created an iCloud account in order to turn on Find My iPhone so she wouldn't lose it. Never linked the account to an email ...
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Rescue light red Time Machine backups after El Capitan Update

Here is my story: Oct 2: I have Yosemite Installed and configured Time Capsule taking regular backups. Oct 3: I update Yosemite to El Capitan El Capitan installation halts at 14% for 2hrs I ...
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After formatting and installing Yosemite, where should I get my data back from to prevent problems?

So that is my predicament. I've format the HD after 4 years of use as my Mac Pro was already playing up for a year or so and I suspect it collected a lot of rubbish. After formatting and reinstalling ...
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Can't restore nor update iPhone 4S

Whenever I try to turn on my iPhone 4S, it comes out with the Apple logo for a few seconds and then turn off. Turning it on while holding the + button makes the iTunes screen appear. (The provided ...
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How can I restore from today's iPhone iOS 9 backup when iTunes not giving me the option?

Had to do a reset to factory settings of my iPhone today. I backed it up before doing this. I now want to restore to the backup done earlier today...but when I click on "restore backup" today's backup ...
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Ipad Air iOS 8.4 Restrictions passcode forgotten [duplicate]

How do i recover/reset/remove restictions passcode on iOS 8.4 ? I have already tried : SBParentalControlsFailedAttempts X SBParentalControlsPIN 1234. No result obtained . Please advise. Thanks in ...
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How to handle cloud storage in a Time Machine backup?

I'm going to need to restore my entire system (running OS X 10.11.1 public beta, if it matters) from Time Machine soon, after I install a new SSHD in my MacBook Pro. I have around 30 GB of files saved ...
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Switching Sync from Windows to Macbook

My iPhone devices have synched to my Windows desktop for many years. All of my backups reside in Windows. Therefore, all my wifi connections, passwords, email and app configurations - all are in the ...
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how to restore user password using Time Machine

Using 10.9.5, about a month ago I reset a user's password. The user forgot her password, so I reset it using a CMD-R reboot and passwordreset. Of course this left her login keychain out of sync (maybe ...
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How to recover older iTunes backups for iPhone?

I have an iPhone 5. I made a backup copy last week with my iTunes. I discovered that I had erased some notes so I wanted to restore the backup from iTunes. When I plugged the phone to the PC, iTunes ...
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How to recover from accidently diskpart'ing an OS X drive, destroying everything?

Ok, so, I just got my Mac back after 5 months in the repair shop. I went to install winblows 7 via Boot Camp Assistant, but was having issues. I went into diskpart, and not remembering how to use it, ...
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iOS 9.1 - Can't clear “documents & data” and “other” with restore - can it be done?

I am trying to clear the 3+ GB of space occupied by other and documents and data on my iPhone 5S, running the new iOS 9.1 (13B5110e) Usually I would do this by restoring the phone through iTunes and ...
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How to selectively copy parts of my Time Machine backup onto my new OS (Yosemite)?

I'm working with a 2013 iMac running with the newest Yosemite. There was something wrong on my system which required that I erase the internal HD and do a clean install. Fine. But when I use Migration ...