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

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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? [duplicate]

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 ...
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i forgot my password and it is now blocked how do I erase and restore if my iphone5c is offline?

I was half asleep when I changed the password into a 4-digit code, until my son tried all passwords ever used and found it disabled after several tries. I can't use itunes to connect to the phone as ...
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How to restore/re-create some folders from Time Machine backup of a different computer?

I have Time Machine backup of computer A, a Macbook Pro mid-2010. I want to restore/re-create some folders backed up in that backup on a different computer, a Macbook Pro Retina mid-2014. How to ...
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restore files, configuration and installed apps with time machine after upgrading osx

Currently I have an OSX Lion on my 2008 macbook. I want to upgrade to OSX Yosemite. But it seems I have to do clean install. So I need to backup all my files using Time Machine. My Question is: ...
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Restore old attachment files from Mail app

I have Mail.app connected with my gmail account.I havent use mail app for year, during this time, I deleted some attachments on my gmail account (in GMAIL web API). Is there any way how to get them ...
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Whatsapp restore issue for Iphone 4

I am using Iphone 4, 7.1.2. I couldn't open my whatsapp since yesterday morning. Also, I didn't notice that I turned off the whatsapp auto-back up since long time ago. Firstly, I did full back up ...
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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 MacBook 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 ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 4.0.1). How would I go about it, without loosing all data? Can I run a restore ...