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

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Do I need my Time Machine backup if I copied my home directory to an external drive?

MacBook running slow. I want to do a wipe, clean install (OS X Yosemite) and restore. I've copied my home directory to an external drive and could transfer it back after clean install. I'm also ...
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I accidentally deleted an iMovie project, but I recovered it. Now it is too blurry to see!

I accidentally deleted an iMovie event with an important school project within it, but I recovered it by going to Finder, then clicking Movies. I re-uploaded them to iMovie but now they are so blurry, ...
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How to recover data from a mac that crash on login?

I have a mac book pro that is crashing everytime I logged in (with every users). The cause may be that my gf put so many pictures and video on the hard drive that it can't even start (from the restore ...
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One of the apps (and its data) doesn't restore from iCloud. How to fix?

I'm restoring iPad from iCloud (context) after factory reset, but the app I need to restore from iCloud doesn't show up as scheduled for install: App Store > Purchases shows an icon to download the ...
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How to restore individual app data from iCloud while keeping all the other apps installed and new data created since the last iCloud backup?

I just discovered that one of my apps X "disappeared" for whatever reason from my iPad. It contained MBs of valuable data, and luckily I have an iCloud backup dated a week ago or so which have it all. ...
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Does erasing Macintosh HD then restoring from Time Machine result in the HDD being reformatted?

I recently had a problem with the Macintosh HD that could not be repaired using the disk utility so I erased the disk (using disk utility) then restored from time machine (most recent backup) Does ...
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trying to restore contacts in yosemite with time machine

ok -- so my wife lost her contacts on her macbook pro (and icloud as well), but we use time machine -- i was trying to look around for help in how to restore ALL her contacts using time machine -- is ...
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Foolishly left old beta on my iPhone that has now expired, is my only option to restore and lose everything?

I installed an iOS 8 beta on a test iPhone I have back in the summer, and forgot to keep it updated with more recent betas, and now it's not allowing me to get into it due to the beta being expired. ...
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Another Yosemite Problem

I tried updating to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro and keep getting a message saying that it cannot be installed on my computer. I ran the disk verify in Utilities and it says my HD is corrupt. Is there ...
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Restoring an old backup to the latest ios version returns an error

I am trying to restore an old backup of mine to my ipod, my backup is a year old. I wouldn't need to do this if apple didn't screw up my ipod during my 8.1 update where it just kept restarting and ...
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Time machine restore says files are ready to use but files are nowhere to be found

My brand new MacBook pro just died on me so I'm trying to revive my old one to retrieve my time machine backup and keep working. The trouble is that my new laptop has a 1TB hard drive and the old one ...
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iPad update/restore iOS 8.1 stuck at 10%; cannot exit recovery mode

I wanted to upgrade my iPad from iOS 7 to iOS 8.1. I downloaded an IPSW from ipswdownloader.com and tried updating by alt+clicking the update button. The update process stopped at around 10%. I tried ...
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Does restoring from an iCloud backup enforce installation of the latest iOS?

I accidentally deleted a lot of text messages on my iPhone 5 and would like to restore from iCloud by choosing "Erase all content and settings" and then restoring from a backup made last night. ...
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No option to restore system

I recently setup my Time Machine so I can easily restore my system if I break it. Problem is that when I start the installer from my USB-drive the option "Restore from a Time Machine Backup" is not ...
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Can't remember my passcode

I can't remember my passcode and I have Find my phone app turned on my phone is disabled and says connect to itunes but it wont let me restart my phone as i have find my phone app turned on i have ...
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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I guess I will give the short long story to whats going on. I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) in to the apple store cause its been crashing for some time. The first time around ...
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I can't remember my passcode, and I can't disable Find My iPhone

I can't remember my Passcode for my iPhone 4s and I went on to iCloud and the whole find my iPhone and because my phone is disabled and I tried to restart/restart it the wifi wont turn on and I have ...
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Can I restore a backup and then begin backing up to a new name?

I'm getting an ipad mini and I already have an ipad. I'd like to restore from icloud onto the mini so I can get my apps and savegames, but after that I'd like to diverge the backups so I can configure ...
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Cannot restore located file from TimeMachine

I'm trying to restore a handful of photos from my TimeMachine on Mavericks. Here's what I've been doing: Connect back up drive Go to Finder, search for file name "S0077"... (which has been deleted, ...
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Is an iPhone still carrier activated after factory reset?

If I go through the process of erasing all content and settings (performing a factor reset), is the phone still activated/connected through my carrier? That is, can I perform a factory reset and then ...
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Restoring messages from multiple backups on iPhone

I was able to restore a backup of my iPod on my new iPhone 6. However, old messages were not successfully restored due to an error. I've been using my iPhone since then and now have new messages. Is ...
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Restore deleted sidebar icons after moving user folder to another drive

I moved my user directory to another hard drive, as I am using an HDD (for Data) beside my SSD (for system). After that, all the sidebar icons in Finder got lost and now that are just folder icons. I ...
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rm -rf /* recovery - restoring deleted files from unknown folders

I accidentally typed $ rm -rf /* (backslash was NOT intended). Fortunately it was without sudo and I aborted it quickly. Nonetheless, it removed a number of files. Most of things seems to work (it ...
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how do I get everything back to normal (partition issue)

Okay, so I've recently shifted to Mac from Windows. I was curious to check out what the Yosemite OS looked like, and hence I downloaded the beta and had it up and running. It was downloaded on the ...
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Format, clean install, & restore iPhone 3GS

I have been using iPhone 3GS for almost 3 years now, and the phone has got pretty slow. I understand that there are many reasons for the phone getting slow, but I want to try to improve its ...
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Is there a way to restore JUST saved network connections for iOS?

I'm having trouble with getting enough space on my iPhone 4s. I'm considering just wiping it and starting from scratch again. I've got all my photos, music, mail, and contacts backed up to my Mac; it ...
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Ive an iPhone 5(GSM) Running on ios 7.0.3 i cant restore the itunes says that the IPSW is not compatible? [duplicate]

I've an iPhone 5(GSM) running on ios 7.0.3. I can't restore. iTunes says that the IPSW is not compatible?
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Any way to update now from iOS 7.0.4 to 7.1.2?

I am trying to restore my iPhone 5s to iOS 7.1.2 but I only get error 3194. My hosts file is cleaned and I think it’s just Apple that doesn’t let me update to something other than iOS 8. Is there any ...
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Firewall overwrite with wrong install version - How to fix

Hello. Not sure if this is an appropriate question here: Problem: Partially inaccessible computer. Due to firewall software overwrite (?) Need-Intent: Restore the machine condition & data. ...
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Restore MacBook after Avast! install (stuck at apple logo)

Somebody installed Avast! on this MacBook running OSX 10.8 (that's what uname said) and now it won't boot, it gets stuck at the apple logo and nothing more, I was able to boot into single-user mode ...
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iPhone endlessly syncing

Two weeks ago I had my iPhone battery replaced. Before bringing the iPhone to the Apple store I backed up everything on iCloud and reset the phone. After the repair I restored the device and ...
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iPad 4 (A1460) seems bricked wont boot, restore or update

I got an iPad 4 (A1460) for repair and after a day of trying i cant get it boot. iTunes can only recognize it while on iTunes mode or DFU mode but restore it stuck in "Waiting for iPad" or "Restoring ...
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Phantom podcasts after restore that won't stay deleted

I recently lost my iPhone 5 and had to restore to an old iPhone 4S until the iPhone 6 is released. My iCloud backup was current so I lost very little. My podcast subscriptions were maintained ...
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OS X Mavericks system restore from external drive using Time Machine

I have a 3TB Seagate USB external drive (MBR scheme), divided in 2 primary partitions: one of ~500 GB has been created and formatted on Windows using Paragon Partition Manager with HSF+. I did a ...
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Transferring data from iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4S using iTunes 11.3.1 - set up as new or restore?

I'm using an iMac with the latest iTunes (11.3.1). My iPhone 4S is currently on IOS 7.1.2 I've been using my iPhone 3GS for a few years now & I recently just got an iPhone 4S. When I got my 4S, ...
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How can I restore mails after deleting account on mail 7.0? (don't have backup)

I had some problems with my pop account in mal 7.0. So after trying out some options I decided to delete the account. Yes, there was a message that related mails would disappear from my Mac, but I ...
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Forgot pass code and want to know if my recent videos will be safe if I restore from iTunes???? Help please!

I forgot my pass code on my iphone 5. I know I can restore from iTunes but what about the videos on my phone? We recently took a trip and I have uploaded all the photos but not the videos,:(. Do they ...
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I backed up to itunes but it didn't transfer to my new iphone

I did a backup of my iPhone 4 to iTunes in anticipation of getting a new iPhone 5S. When I did the restore to my new iPhone after I got the new phone, it didn't give me the latest data that was on ...
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My iPhone is protected by password, is it possible for the thief to restore factory setting?

I quickly activated lost mode in find my iPhone. I worried that the thief managed to restore factory setting before I do that. The thing is before I put lost mode, I disable the 3G dataplan following ...
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Restoring a backup HD on a Mac without restoring OS X Mavericks

I recently downloaded Mavericks and this made my Mac slow down a lot. So I took it to the technical service and they reinstalled 10.8.5. Now I want to restore my information on the Mac through Time ...
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Most recent backup not available when attempting to restore iPhone

I am trying to access my most recent backup of my iPhone to restore my phone but can only see old backups available when I click on restore. The most recent backup is listed in preferences in iTunes ...
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License Keys not Transferred in Time Machine Restore

I have just restored a Time Machine backup to a new disk, and I am finding that I need to re-enter scores of licenses for specific applications (while others seem to be retained without issue). ...
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Macbook pro - does time machine restore to original state or just add removed files?

Macbook pro OS X 10.9 If I backup using time machine and 3 months later decide to restore it back because I have a virus, would it be able to eliminate the virus? Also does time machine delete all the ...
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Apps disappeared after jailbreak

I got my iphone 4 having IOS 7.1.1 jailbreaked with pangu jailbreak software. After a week in cydia, when i added a cydia source ,there was an upgrade in cydia "changes". I upgraded it and is asked ...
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OS X Yosemite Beta - How to restore to OS X Mavericks without Time Machine [duplicate]

So... I've been really stupid and I forgot to do a backup of my Time Machine before I updated to Yosemite Beta. Some of the programs I have don't really work, and I want to restore back. After ...
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Having trouble restoring individual GarageBand projects from Time Machine

I am trying to grab some old GarageBand project files from my live Time Machine backup that lives on an external drive that was formatted by Time Machine, and move them to my main desktop drive. I can ...
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Will everything be erased? And will I get caught?

Ok so I updated and I restored my iPod so everything about cydia on my ipod will be erased? If I go to an airport will they be able to tell that my iPod was jailbroken?
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iCloud restore issue on iPhone 4S

I had a minor problem with my iPhone so I decided to restore from the most recent iCloud backup. I assumed it worked much like system restore on my laptop. After resetting the phone and following the ...
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My Mac died and I can't access iPhoto on my external hard drive

My Mac died. When I connect my external hard drive to my laptop I can't access my iPhoto – it says iPhoto won't open because it's a machine backup. Any ideas?
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Time Machine restore fail… because of ONE file

I had to do a Time Machine restore on my internal MacBook Pro 750gb hard drive. The complete backup contains nearly 700gb of data. Twice, the restore process failed at the exact same point because ...