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

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Getting photos back onto device after upgrade from old iPad mini to iPad pro

Several weeks ago I traded in an old iPad mini for a new iPad Pro 9.7. They did a full backup in store to a new iCloud account then a restore to the new device. Everything seemed ok, apart from ...
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How can I back-up my OS X instance and Restore from mounted drive?

Synopsis I have been having trouble With my MacBook Pro (Mid '12, 15") I deployed tonnes of work Sunday evening/early hours Monday morning before I went to bed, leaving my MacBook running but ...
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Restoring an iPhone that cannot be detected

I have iPhone 4 and my iOS is 4.10.01. I jailbroke it and installed a lot of applications. Being lazy to reinstall everything again every time after an upgrade, I decided to just leave it at iOS ...
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How to Recover Old Version of File in El Capitan without Backups?

I know there are many softwares about recovering deleted files. I did not have version control in order in one system, and the file was replaced by an empty file. I would like to understand if there ...
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How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?

How can I retrieve all my contacts from iCloud back up to my iPhone?
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Restore home from Time Machine local snapshot

I was playing with a Makefile and because of a mistyped path ~/.... it created a ~ folder. Well, I had the brilliant idea to do: rm -rf ~ instead of rm -rf ./~. I have a snapshot on Time Machine ...
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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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Why can't I install iOS 9.3?

I saw an update for my iOS 9.2.1 device to iOS 9.3. However, it said that the update cannot be verified, although it was downloaded. I even deleted all data and applications from the device, but I ...
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It's possible to restore data deleted one month ago?

I ask if it's possible to resore some pictures taked last month an deleted from my iPad. More precisely, when I taked the pictures I wasn't connected to the internet.
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Setting up new iPhone 6 issues and major headaches

Old iPhone 5 16Gb all backed up on iCloud. Tried to set up my brand new iPhone 6 but turned out the last (manual) backup attempted on the 5 hadn't fully completed. Reinitiated a new mail backup on my ...
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iPhone 4S linked to old Apple Id

I'm trying to clean my old iPhone for selling it. iCloud address is a different Apple Id from the one I'm using now. I can not see a way to reset the password for the old linked Apple id. What ...
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What does “slide to upgrade” do?

On iOS 9, after restoring from a backup, a screen comes up that says "slide to upgrade." This doesn't update your iOS firmware, right? I imagine it just prepares your backup for iOS 9. Is this ...
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restoring ipod touch forces update

I have been trying to restore my 5th Generation Ipod touch from a backup which is stored on my computer. The restore process works fine, however after its' completion there is a white screen lock with ...
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How to take backup of a partition from another partition

I have two partition one for Yosemite OS as Macintosh HD and another for El Capitan OS as El Capitan Now El-capitan part is not booting up and I have to take a data backup of El-Capitan from ...
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Since it's a “virtual drive” is Parallels Desktop unaffected by system restore on a MacBook (2009)?

I used a free trial of Parallels Desktop 11 on my 2009 MacBook and the trial expired before I deleted my files from Windows. I'm going to restore the computer to factory settings before selling it ...
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Backup and restore Keychain

I want to reinstall my system so I would have fresh Mac OS X. Is there a way how can I export/backup all content of my Keychain Access (all certificates and other things) and then after reinstall to ...
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I can't find Notes on iCloud

I had an iPhone 5c, backed up to the computer. Then I also backed up my new iPhone 6s Plus. Everything restored to my new iPhone except my Notes. I can't find them on iCloud, or on the computer ...
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Upgraded iPhone 4 to iOS 7 and restored from iTunes, but still being asked to restore or set up new

Using iTunes on OS X, I have first backed up my IPhone 4, and then have selected Update. When everything was complete, the phone restarted, then once I had entered my language and region, it gave me ...
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Can I update iOS on a locked phone?

Tim Cook's open letter about the FBI's attempts to access a locked iPhone 5c have me wondering a fairly simple question that I haven't found an answer for: Assumptions: I have an encrypted iPhone ...
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Can not restore my iPhone 5 because of restriction passcode

I was half asleep when I put a restriction passcode on for my child to play on it. I went to restore it so I have to turn off "find my phone " but I can't because of the restrictions. How can I ...
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Long time for resetting procedure in iPhone 6

I am resetting my iPhone 6 (Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings) and it is taking a very long time. I have tried holding the middle button and on & off button but it just results in ...
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an error occurred while adding a recovery system to the destination disk

I have a late 2013 retina macbook pro that came up with OS X mavericks. I have tried to restore my macintosh hard drive from timemachine backup, I followed these steps: rebooted mac holding cmd+R, ...
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Unable to restore apps to new Iphone

I tried to restore my apps to my new iPhone but 2 of the apps failed to be restored. Then I checked the app store and found out that they are no longer available, maybe Apple took them down. Does that ...
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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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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 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 ...