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

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Restoring selected files from time machine backup of a different mac

Here's the situation so far: 20" Alum iMac 2007 HDD has died (3 days after I got a new Macbook Pro - coincidence, or suicide?) It had a time machine backup on a regular external drive I have ...
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Can I move a volume from one computer to another in Time Machine?

I am slowly migrating from an older Mac Pro to a MacBook Air. Both machines are backed up to two different 2TB drives using Time Machine. Recently I decided that I wanted to make the extensive data I ...
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Restore User License From Time Machine Backup

I bought a used mack book. The nice thing was it came with the complete Adobe Suite 5. But apple reformatted the disk to fix a problem. When I did time machine the Adobe license number came up, but ...
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I got the new iPad Air for Christmas. Everything transferred seamlessly but one app. What now?

It was the game Tribez. The information was last backed up on my old iPad 2 11/18/13. I don't understand how all of my other apps were brought over perfectly, but this one. I have contacted their ...
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Will restoring from TimeMachine keep my bootcamp partition intact?

I am going to install Mavericks from the scratch, formatting the Mac partition. Then, using TimeMachine I will restore my data and applications. The bootcamp partition was excluded from the ...
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How to manually restore a iTunes and iPhoto Library?

I recently moved to OSX Mavericks from Snow Leopard. I made a copy with Time Machine, perform a clean install and restored some data with the Time Machine backup. I first tried to recover everything. ...
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How can I recover a non-media file deleted from my iPhone?

I recently restored my iPhone but forgot to back up one of my files. It is not a message, photo, contact, song, video, or so. It is just a data file. All of the tools I have found around through ...
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How to find just deleted files in Time Machine?

I am going through many old photographs on my Mac, deleting duplicates that have occurred for one reason or another. However, I realise that I may have deleted the wrong duplicate in some cases. I ...
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How to restore Mac OS X on a new hard-drive?

I am going to upgrade my MacBook Pro hard-drive, but before doing so I'm trying to figure out how to restore OS X on it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I cannot re-install from the DVD. I have a recent ...
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iPhone 3gs 'Bricked'

I have an iPhone 3gs that my friend pulled the cable out of it during a restore. It is now "Bricked",as it will not restore. I have tried restoring it myself, but now I keep getting error 37. My ...
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iPhone 5 shuts down at 25% on iOS 7.0.4

My iPhone 5 has been shutting down earlier than normal at lower battery levels. First, it started to shut down around 10%, then it increased to 15%, 20%, and finally 25%. I used to be able to run it ...
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Install a clean Mavericks and then use TimeMachine makes it unclean again?

I am about to install OSX Mavericks in an iMac I have. I would love to make a clean install (creating the bootable USB with that complex procedure). I was thinking about copying folder by folder but ...
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Can I restore my Time Machine copy from a restored external disk partition?

My external hard drive didn't recognize one of the partitions so I had to bring it to the support guys in order to restore the files if possible. They gave me back the hard disk with some of those ...
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How to fix my jailbroken iPhone 3G that won't connect to Wi-Fi and shows one bar of network?

My sister gave her iPhone 3G to me and I tried to reset everything but it's frozen on the Apple logo. Then I understood I must not reset a jailbroken iPhone. I Googled about it and I found information ...
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How do I repair a corrupt Time Machine sparsebundle that is only showing the most recent backup?

I am trying to recover a nearly-2TB backup of a Mac, whose sparsebundle file was located on a NAS and suffered some corruption. I have followed the steps here, and the sparsebundle is now accessible ...
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Can I restore my iOS 5.1.1 iPod Touch from a backup from an iOS 7 iPhone?

Long story short, I'm likely going to have my iPhone 5 replaced today. I want to ensure that my messages are transfered to the new phone (or at least saved in some way - it could even be a text file ...
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Tried to reset iPhone 4s but stuck on black screen with loading spinner

My phone fell down the stairs and went completely black. A friend of mine who fixes iPhones took it apart and found that the LCD plug had popped out in the fall so he put it back together and it was ...
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Restoring an 10.9 TM backup onto an iMac running 10.6.8

My original hard drive has failed. Would not go beyond grey screen. It is in course of being repaired with a new h.d. The Apple tech said the machine would be returned to me with mac o/s 10.6.8 ...
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How can I restore my device with simply ipsw file and iTunes?

I want to restore my iPod touch 4 gen. using a previously downloaded .ipsw file from the web instead of iTunes trying to download it again. I have tried putting the .ipsw file in the ...
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How to access data from a Mac Contacts backup: a .abbu file

After I back-up Mac Contacts to a .abbu file, is there a program that lets me get at the underlying data vs. just importing them? I.e., can I open them as a text file or .CSV. Thank you!
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Upgrade from iPhone 3G 4.2.1 to iPhone 5S 7.0.4

A friend of mine has a good old iPhone 3G (yep, the thing still works :)) and he just bought an iPhone 5S. When he takes a backup of the iPhone 3G in iTunes (iCloud isn't supported in iOS 4) and tries ...
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2012 Macbook Air Mt Lion 10.8.2. Can I factory reset and upgrade using only an external monitor?

I just purchased a 2012 MacBook Air with a broken screen. I'm using it as a desktop via an external monitor. I plan to do a factory reset and then upgrade to mavericks. Will I be able to complete ...
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Would reformatting my Mac and restoring the latest Time Machine backup be likely to improve its stability?

My MacBook Air used to be rock solid, but it has grown increasingly unstable over the past year. For example, this afternoon I can't switch to my other user account. I select the account from the fast ...
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Recovering iPhone 3GS on iOS 6

My precious iPhone 3GS which I've treasured for four years has finally had its first "issue". I decided yesterday to finally get rid of the update available indication (the "1" badge) that's been ...
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Roll back to Mountain Lion but don't lose saved documents

I have a Time Machine backup of my system from last week right before I installed Mavericks. I've determined that Mavericks breaks too many programs that I need to use and doesn't add enough features ...
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Restoring old iPhone settings off iCloud with different iOS without iTunes?

I backed up my iPhone 5 on iOS 7.1.3 last night, today I got a new iPhone 5 with iOS 6 on it. When I went to restore from iCloud upon turning on device, it won't let me because all my back ups are on ...
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How to restart a stalled iOS restore?

I updated my iPhone 5s to iOS 7 using restore install. This cleared the iPhone and then started a restore from iCloud. However, sometime during the restore stalled and did not complete. (In the iCloud ...
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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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Time Machine from TC ko on MAvericks

Just installed mavericks, erasing the hard drive and installing it as brand new; then I wanted to restore my backup from Time machine (as I always did) but an error screen appears, saying "impossible ...
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How to restore Applications & Files from HD Backup (Migration Asst won't read it)

I recently had a problem with my MBP which wouldn't start up. After the chime it would shut down. I started using ⌘ cmd+R and ran Disk Utility. Had issues with my boot partition but no issues on my ...
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iPhone 3GS Bricked after restore

I was given an iPhone 3GS that my friend bricked. He pulled the plug during the middle of the restore. Whenever I tried to restore it again, i get error 3194. I have tried using SHSH blobs for both ...
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iPhone backup data overwritten by mistake

I was updating my iPhone to iOS 7 and in the process I took a backup of my phone. After installing iOS 7 on my iPhone, I connected it to iTunes and instead of pressing Restore from backup, I pressed ...
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How to copy apps between 2 devices using the same Apple ID?

Is there a way to copy an application from an iPod Touch gen.2 to an iPad 3G gen.1 while both devices are under the same Apple ID? The application is no longer present in the Apple Store. Using ...
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Downgrade from iOS 7.02 for iPhone 4 [duplicate]

I'm the owner of iPhone 4. Is there any possible way to downgrade from 7.02 to one of the previous firmware versions? The whole point is I don't have and have never had SHSH blobs and have never ...
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iOS 7 Activation Error (legal)

I was on the iOS 7 beta in it's entirety and updated to the public version via my phone. Last night I got an activation error which is incorrect as I work for a company that builds apps and we even ...
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Can iOS apps be safely deleted from iTunes?

On my PC, the iOS apps synchronized by iTunes take up a pretty substantial percentage of my total disk space. Since most, if not all of them, can be recovered from the App Store, is it safe to delete ...
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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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Error 3194 (Run diagno - “Secure connection with itunes store failed”)

Actually i have a iPhone4 with iOS 6.1.3 and I want to update it with iOS 7.0 or restore the same iOS (6.1.3). But every time just after the "verify" iTunes throw an Error with error code 3194. And ...
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Downgrading to a previous iOS version

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible ...
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Boot Camp Assistant: “Your disk could not be restored to a single partition.”

I want to delete my Windows partition and regrow my Mac partition to use the whole disk. But when I click Restore in the Boot Camp Assistant, it says: Your disk could not be restored to a single ...
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iPhone restore error “This device isn't eligible for the requested build” - tried everything..?

I restored my iPhone 4s yesterday on my computer and it went through with no problems. Today when my iPhone crashed and I tried to restore it again - I keep getting the message "This device isn't ...
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If I restore my Iphone will my photostreams be deleted?

I need to restore my phone, I backed up all my photos onto a photstream going to my Ipad. Will they be deleted?
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How can I prevent a forced iOS7 upgrade when restoring iPhone 4s from backup

For some reason my iPhone 4s (running on latest iOS 6 and never jailbroken) has crashed and is stuck on a rebooting loop. I tried to restore my iPhone from a backup I made about a week ago. iTunes ...
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Restored from iOS 7 BETA to iOS 6.1.3 and can't activate phone

Okay so first off, I have an iPhone 4 CDMA (Verizon), but haven't had cell service on it for two years. Not that that matters but thought I'd throw it in there, that it only works with wifi. Now that ...
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Updating iphone 4s OS 5.1.1 to ANYTHING more current 6.1.1? 7.0?

I have not updated my iphone 4s since the day I got it. I am still on IOS 5.1.1. I jailbroke the phone when i first got it, but the jailbreak was outdated and stopped working so I deleted it off the ...
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If I remove GarageBand and iMovie from my MacBook Air, can I restore them later?

I have just bought a new MacBook Air 13" (2013). It comes pre-installed with GarageBand and iMovie. I don't really need these applications and I want to save my disk space, so I was thinking about ...
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iPhone 4S restore from backup 64 GB to 16 GB

I am trying to restore a new 16 GB iPhone from my old 64 GB backup, and am getting the error message that the old backup is too large (for the record, I don't believe it's very much over 16 GB)...the ...
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Restore Time Machine backup onto different Mac

I currently have an older iMac (first Intel generation - 2 GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM. I am running OS X 10.6.8 and cannot upgrade to any newer OS to to hardware limitations. I have ...
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Where can I get the image of the installation disc that came installed (mountain lion)?

If I open the App Store, I can see the OS X Mountain Lion with a price and not "installed" or something like that. I don't want to pay for the OS that is already installed by default. Isn't there a ...
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Can I backup using Time Machine and restore to another account?

I am planning to re-install the OSX when Mavericks release. I am also actually planning to change my username after re-installation. I need to backup my whole personal folder under username "a", but ...