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 have to restore my Mac if I've forgotten the admin password?

I've got an external hard drive which I've hooked up to time machine, I have multiple Mac's but the one in question I am unable to remember the administrator password, which is a pain when trying to ...
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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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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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Can I restore individual iCal appointments using Time Machine?

I use Time Machine to backup my Mac. While it is very easy to restore files and folders, I can't do the same with appointments in iCal. I am trying to recover an entire calendar that was accidentally ...
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What to do after you lost restriction code on the iPad? [duplicate]

I guess the title says it all. I've the restriction code long time ago, and when I wanted to do actuall in-app purchase it turned out I cannot recall the password. Worse, now after 10 tries I have to ...
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Can I backup my Time Machine drive to the cloud and restore it to any other drive?

I currently backup my Mac to a local Time Machine drive. I'd like to start periodically backing up that drive to the cloud, using an as of yet unchosen solution. Once it's backed up to the cloud, ...
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Restore OS after Harddrive upgrade

I planning to upgrade my 2010 MBP's Hadrdrive from 160GB to 500GB, I have alrerady lot of data on the existing disk, including Bootcamp partition. Could anyone suggest how to do I go ahead with ...
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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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How can I restore an iCloud backup to a new device?

I have a new iPad And am trying to restore it from the back up of my old iPad. iCloud storage shows 3 backups - my iPhone, my old iPad and the new iPad (empty). How do I get the old iPad backup on ...
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Why is my iPod Shuffle an “Unknown Device”?

Help, I've tried everything. I have an iPod Shuffle 2nd generation and ever since I plugged it into an AC wall charger, my PC has stopped recognizing it. I tried multiple PCs, to ensure it's not my ...
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Mail.App deleted, how do I restore it (It's not anywhere accessible on restore media)

This is a pretty simple question. I removed the Mail.App app early on on my Macbook Air, and now I want to take a look at using Mail. It's not in my time-machine backups, and looking at the files on ...
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iPhone 2G has “NO SERVICE” after restore from possibly corrupt backup

I'm having a hell of an issue with my iPhone 2G. A couple of days ago, I noticed my phone was behaving strangely and appeared to be 'half-synched'. I tried restarting it then did a restore to my last ...
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What do I if I used “Delete All Content and Settings” on a jailbroken iOS Device?

I recently received an iOS device and it was jailbroken. When I wanted to unjailbreak it, I used "Delete All Content and Settings." The loading screen came on and it has not changed. After rebooting ...
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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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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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How do I reinstall the OS when buying a MacBook Pro since no install media was delivered to me?

I just bought a refurbished MacBook (through a reputable retailer) and 3rd party external drive for Time Machine backups. There are no install discs and my concern is that after the warranty ends (90 ...
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Iphone 5 can't restore even when using DFU mode

I got this AT&T iphone 5 purchased overseas for 800 dollars plus tax. As soon as I got it, I tried to restore it to bypass the activation screen required by at&t. But restoring didn't go ...
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Is is possible to add tag, notes or labels to backups made by Time Machine?

Is it possible to add label, tag or notes to Time Machine backups. Lets say after fresh reinstall of OS X - label it as "Base System 1" then after few days (at some point with more software/work) "...
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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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Can I restore only selected files from Time Machine Backup after a fresh OS X re-install?

I'm thinking to reinstall my Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro and starting fresh (instead of recovering from a Time Machine backup) The question is: If I do that, after OS X is reinstalled, will I be able ...
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How do I solve the Error Code -36?

I deleted some photos from iPhotos and Photos libraries that I should not have. I want to restore these from my Time Machine back of a couple days ago. When I do this I keep getting the following ...
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time-machine: selective file restore - I just want a few things from a TM backup that was made of another MacBook

So I have a Time Machine backup (on an external USB hard drive) that was made from a 2010 MacBook Pro. I think the computer was running the latest OS at the time the last backup was made -- Nov 2013, ...
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Restore Macbook 2009 backup from Timemachine

How do I restore the latest backup from the Time Machine and get all the data/desktop - in fact all the files including the OS Yosemite? Genius support installed a new battery so working off a clean ...
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How can I move everything from my MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 to a new MacBook Pro without reinstalling everything

I have a MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 2012) that has my working environment set up - Parallels Desktop with Windows machine, some software for Mac and Windows. I am to start using a new MacBook Pro ...
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Restore from backup or start anew?

I have a new iPad air to replace my old iPad 2. I'm from a PC background but love Apple phones and tablets and have always wondered, from a performance point of view, would it be better to restore ...
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How do I reset an old iPod?

My daughter gave her little brother her iPod Touch 8g. I have been trying to update the software and would like to get it rest to a factory clean state so I can linked it to the iTunes that already ...
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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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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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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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How can I restore my iCloud deleted e-mails?

I have a mail account like xx@me.com. Due to slow working and non-responding computer, I accidentally erased my inbox and trash on iCloud. Is there any option that I can recover them?
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Restoring a jailbroken iPhone

I'm trying to restore a iPhone 3g I got that was jailbroken. I plugged it into itunes and hit restore and received the error 1015 that it could not be restored. I've tried using the tinyumbrella ...
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Gained My Daughter's Contacts… Lost Mine!

My daughter gained my contacts on her iPhone. When she noticed this she deleted all of my contacts from her phone and now I find that when she performed that, I lost all of my personal contacts and ...
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Restore existing iPhone from iCloud

I am looking to restore my current iPhone from iCloud because I've accidentally deleted WhatsApp and want to recover the conversations. I am nervous to do a reset in case I lose more than I bargained ...
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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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New password after restoring iPod Touch from backup

I restored my iPod Touch from an iTunes backup and my old password no longer works to get into the iPod. Any idea how I can figure out what the new password is? How can I change it back to the old ...
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Will iCloud backups of iOS devices restore the iOS Keychain?

Prior to iCloud, it was necessary to explicitly encrypt iOS device backups in order to include passwords stored in the iOS Keychain. Indeed, this was an important and recommended use of encryption, ...
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how to restore complete Safari sessions

I've been trying out Safari Restore and Sessions for a few days and I find they both remember the tabs from the previous session, but only the last page I looked at in each tab. There is no history ...
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iPod touch stuck on restore screen

My iPod touch (2G 32GB iOS 4.1) is stuck on this screen (image from the iPhone restore assistant page). I guess that means that I need to sync with iTunes, but unfortunately when I try I get ...
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iPhone could not be restored - error number -1

I posted an old iPhone 4 to my sister (I'm in Australia; she's in Thailand) which was working fine both before and after she received it. Recently it has started cutting off while being used - ...
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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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Restoring data from Time Machine backup created on second Mac

I have a desktop Mac and MacBook Air. The MacBook Air has decided to die, so I want to restore the back up files in my Time Machine to my Mac desktop. How do I do that? It must be simple, but I ...
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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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Mail.app accidentally deleted (OS X 5.8)

How do I restore Mail.app after it was accidentally deleted? I have complete time machine backup of system, but can't find Mail.app in it. I tried optional install from original disks, but Mail.app ...
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ios restore to previous version/model - without jailbreaking the original?

My non-jailbroken iPhone 4S needs to go for a warranty repair, and I want to restore its data to an older non-jailbroken 3G or to another even older jailbroken 2G, but of course itunes refuses to ...
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How can I solve an iPhone 4S restore failure loop?

My iPhone crashed while it was connected to the computer. I performed synchronization and left the phone so it can recharge. When I looked it after some time I saw Apple logo. I have tried multiple ...
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My iPod will not work, trying disk utility but now stuck

I went to use my iPod yesterday after putting some new music on it and it said there was no music on it. When looking at my iPod it said it was full. I tried to restore it on iTunes and it said it ...
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Is there a way to restore contacts from data.syncdb?

My friend's iPhone was stolen. I want to get her contacts back from iTunes. She didn't sync her contacts with Outlook or anything else. I found in her computer an data.syncdb file in C:\Users\\...
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iPhone loses SMSs after software update

I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3.1. Everything seemed to go fine. However, after I sent my next text message the phone quickly showed the restart screen and then all my old messages were ...
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Restore from backup on iPod touch issues

Here's the story: I recently tried to update my iPod touch 4th Gen. to iOS 4.3. I did make a backup yesterday at 6:30PM, then I clicked update in iTunes. That's when everything went to hell. The first ...
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What will happen if I restore my iPhone from itunes?

So, What will happen if I restore my iPhone from itunes?