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How to restore to Leopard/Snow Leopard from Lion without any disk?

My friend has a Mid 2010 Macbook pro with Mac OS X Lion installed on it. She wants to restore it (as in format/erase and get a fresh start). However she does not have any disks. When trying to ...
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How to Partition New Bootable Drive to Include Recovery Partition

I just completed a restore from Time Machine to a newly partitioned drive and discovered that the Recovery Partition wasn't created. Other than that, the restore went well and the new drive runs fine. ...
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1answer
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What happens if the Internet connection goes down during a Lion Internet Recovery?

I am restoring Lion on my MacBook before selling it and I am doing it through the Internet Recovery option. After starting the process, the Internet connection went down a couple of times and, after ...
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Confused: Will Find My Mac work if the thief just did the hold ctrl and power button restore?

Recently had my macbook pro stolen. It's a mid 2012 model with mountain lion so it can reset the OS by just by holding ctrl and the power button. I've done it many times myself so I know all they have ...
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127 views

I need to restore my data from a non time machine manual backup

My machine crashed and I made a manual backup to an external drive...how can i restore all my user data including mailbox data...am I screwed. I did not use time machine backup to back up my data just ...
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30 views

Restoring user data to os10.7

My computer crashed and I made a copy of the entire hard disk by drag and drop on an external hard drive in target mode. Can I restore everything from this drive to the computer now that is 10.7 has ...
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168 views

Timemachine encryption restore/backup?

I'm trying to automate the creation of an encrypted sparsebundle and configure backup for a 10.7 machine using a TimeCapsule. I've created the script below http://pastebin.com/D2nQk1j1 #!/bin/bash ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to reinstall Mountain Lion using Lion Time Machine backup?

I have an old MacBook which cannot run anything newer than 10.7.5 Lion. I do regular Time Machine backups to an external drive. I plan to buy a new MacBook Air, but I want to make the migration as ...
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2answers
360 views

Lion Boot from a Flash Drive Mac

So I'm trying to load a Lion DMG onto a 16GB flash drive according to this tutorial, but I only get as far as step 9. The data starts to restore to the flash drive, but right as it gets to the end, ...
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How can I erase the data from my Macbook without losing my recent OS?

I'm going to sell my Macbook Pro and want to remove all of the data before doing so. I have the OS Lion installed but my machine came with Snow Leopard. How can I remove everything and restore it to ...
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2answers
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Restoring iTunes/iPhoto Libraries After a Clean Install

I have an iMac i7 that's got a collection of files, settings, etc. that's the culmination of being transferred from past machines (originally an iMac G4, then a PowerMac G5). I finally decided to ...
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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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Reinstalling OS X Lion vs restoring from Time Machine backup

If the system doesn't boot up (it was due to this issue), is it better to reinstall OS X Lion, or restore from a Time Machine backup? I do see a Time Machine backup from 3 AM last night, so if that ...
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If my timemachine was done with lion, but my host is snow leopard, how will it restore?

What I want is for my Mac to go back to exactly as it was, which was with lion. Of course, there's no lion disk, so I've done a clean reinstall with snow leopard (new drive). Should I restore from a ...
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366 views

HOME dir on another disk, how do I restore from TM backup?

I have two disks in my MBP. One is small SSD for the OS and applications, and the other is slow HDD for my HOME folder, downloads and stuff like that. I have Time Machine set up. Everything seems to ...
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1answer
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Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history?

I have a 2011 unibody MacBook Pro, and have been gathering kludge on it for some time, and on previous machines (2007 MacBook Pro, 2004 Powerbook) whose data I've migrated over using the Migration ...
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771 views

How to restore time machine backup to a new machine running a different version of the Mac OS?

The hard disk in my wife's iMac, which was running Leopard, just died. She has an up to date Time Machine backup. I want to restore the backup to her new MacBook Pro, which is running Lion. I ...
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369 views

What is the relationship between Lion's Resume feature and Safe Sleep?

I have disabled the "Restore windows when quitting and re-opening apps" checkbox in the General preferences pane in Lion, but after a recent sudden power loss (no battery) my iMac restarted in exactly ...
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1answer
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How do I restore a Windows 7 System Image to a OS X Lion Boot Camp partition?

I just updated the hard drive in my MacBook Pro. I decided to also take the opportunity to upgrade it to Lion. I previously had Boot Camp under Snow Leopard. I created a new Boot Camp partition and ...
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1answer
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Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents

In Lion, I've had an incredible amount of difficult with Preview hanging indefinitely when restoring open documents after being hidden for any extended period of time. There is no immediate solution ...
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1answer
704 views

Can Time Machine restore from one large hard drive to two smaller ones?

I'm about to put a SSD (60GB) into my MacBook Pro, the disc drive is coming out and the current drive (320GB) will sit in a bracket in its place. I'd like to use the SSD as the main drive for the OS, ...
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1answer
464 views

Is a partial restore from an Address Book .abbu file possible?

I have an old Address Book .abbu archive that has some contact data that I need to recover. I do not want to restore the entire address book archive, and I especially do not want to overwrite my ...
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How to restore the AddressBook database from backup

How do I transfer my address book files in the abcdp format to my new MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Lion? The files are from a 2008 MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6; the hard drive crashed, and the ...
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Downgrade pre-installed Lion to Snow Leopard on a 2011 Macbook Pro?

I have very recently purchased a Macbook Pro pre-installed with Lion. After spending several days unsuccessfully trying to get it to play nicely with Active Directory I purchased a retail copy of ...
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Restore address book

I am running 10.7.2 and had my Address Book synced to the iCloud. I inadvertently deleted all of my contacts from my iPhone (synced with iCloud) and now my address book is empty. I've attempted to ...
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173 views

Uninstalling OS Lion, and transferring photos to MacBook if full restore needed

I have, stupidly, upgraded to OS Lion on both my desktop and laptop. I've now done a hard restore on my laptop, back to Snow Leopard, and reinstalled my photo software, which wouldn't work with Lion. ...
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What do I do if I lost my restore DVDs and have a corrupted HD in my Macbook Pro 2010?

I have a Macbook Pro 2010 (Core2Duo), and I lost my original software and OS restore DVD. The one that came with the laptop. Now my HD volume is corrupted (many programs quit randomly now -- like ...
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208 views

How can I keep restore for apps in Lion without having session restore when I log in?

I want to have my apps start with their previous state (windows/tabs/documents), but I do not want to have all the apps I was running before logging out/rebooting/shutting down restart automatically. ...
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7answers
9k views

Moving from Lion to Snow Leopard

So it turns out that I am not the greatest fan of Lion after all. Is there a way I can downgrade from the Lion OS to the Snow Leopard OS if I bought my laptop in mid 2011? There are plenty of sites ...
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Can I restore a Snow Leopard backup onto a Lion machine?

So I am a little confused and slightly worried, and I was wondering if someone could answer this. I have a Time Machine backup saved on an external HD for my Mac mini that is running the latest ...