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

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How to restore lost contacts/address book?

I suddenly have only 2 contacts in my Contacts! I have a MacBook Pro, am using OS 10.9.2. Following instructions from another answer, I looked for Address book folder in the library/App. Support ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How do you restore files from an iCloud backup

I want to restore a picture that I deleted from my camera roll on my iPhone. I have iCloud backup enabled, with the option for camera roll turned on, so therefore the picture I deleted should have a ...
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How do I restore my iphone?

I tried to upgrade my iphone 3GS to iOS 5 today, but the upgrade failed saying 'an unknown error occurred'. Now my phone is in a weird state where you can't turn it on properly, it just goes to a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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?
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Restore iphone backup to windows

A few months back I sold my Iphone 3G because I was going to get 4 instead. Unfortunately my windows machine crashed and I was forced to reinstall from scratch. I now plan to (finally) purchase the ...
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How to restore pre-update OS from Time Machine?

I've never actually restored with Time Machine, not sure how it works. My machine is messed up since updating to a Yosemite Beta and installing nvidia drivers. How do I go back a few days? I ONLY ...
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Restoring data from both an iCloud and iTunes backup

I backup my iPhone to iTunes manually about once a week, and backup to iCloud automatically every night, when I charge my iPhone. If I want to restore from an iTunes backup, then I just connect my ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to restore chrome tabs after my Mac got crashed and was subject to reboot automatically?

My Mac got crashed and was forced to be restarted automatically. And so my Chrome and Chromium session were gone too, on which when I opened them after the reboot of my Mac, "restore the last session" ...
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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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How to restore my iPhone when iTunes keeps returning an error 2001?

My iPhone 5 won't boot anymore and when I plug it in my MacBook, it goes to recovery mode (cable logo => iTunes logo). So I tried to restore it using iTunes but I keep getting this error Any idea ...
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My iPad keeps asking to configure it after sync with iTunes

I've saved my iPad 1 config on iTunes I've updated iTunes on my PC I've updated my iPad from iTunes I've restored my config from iTunes There's a black screen with a white apple, then my iPad shows ...
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I can't restore 'library' with support files from Time Machine

Due to an accident, my entire applications folder with all the support files, including plists and caches got deleted. I tried restoring by files from the most recent Time Machine backups but I ...
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Backing up an External USB Drive to TimeMachine then Restoring Without Drive Connected?

I have just configured my iMac to backup my external USB harddrive in addition to the internal drive. I have just tested restoring some files from the TimeMachine backup, by selecting the USB drive ...
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How can I fix my 1st gen iPad if I can't restore (error 3194) and have forgotten the password?

I googled to try to solve this, but changing the hostfile didn't work and using tinyumbrella didn't work either. I'm still getting the same error 3194.
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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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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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Error 3194 while restoring jailbroken iPod touch 4g

I'm trying to restore my Jailbroken iPod touch from ipsw file, but at the end of restoring process, when itunes going to verify. The error 3194 occurs. I've also took these steps which apple ...
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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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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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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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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 ...