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

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If I upgrade to iOS 5, can I restore a 4.2 backup?

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2 backed up to one of my PCs which I no longer use. If I upgrade to iOS 5, will I lose the opportunity to restore from one of these old backups? Would I be able to ...
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How do I restore my iPhone from an iCloud backup?

I just installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 several days ago, and I backed it up to iCloud. After performing a sync with my PC, it deleted a bunch of apps. I'd like to restore these from the iCloud backup. ...
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How do I restore my lost Address Book entries on my iPhone?

My mom just got a new iPhone 4S today, so she wanted me to transfer the contacts on her old iPhone 3G to the 4S. However, I screwed up. And I don't have a single backup, so now, all I have is a copy ...
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Restore address book

I am running 10.7.2 and had my Address Book synced to the iCloud. I inadvertently deleted all of my contacts from my iPhone (synced with iCloud) and now my address book is empty. I've attempted to ...
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Restore a backup without restoring OS

iTunes makes automatic backups each time I want to sync in a different day (if I recall correctly) - what if I want to restore to a backup WITHOUT having to restore the whole operating system? Can it ...
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iCloud Restore — WiFi only?

If I enable the iCloud Backup feature, can I later restore from an iCloud backup, but while tethered to iTunes? So if my phone ever dies, is the only way to restore from iCloud to do it over WiFi, ...
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iPad update/restore fail with one machine, success on another

Interesting problem I can't find anything about: I have my iPad synced with my personal MacBook. Backups work, as far as I can tell (list of backups in Preferences window), and apps update, etc. ...
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Error 37 during restore

On Tuesday I've updated my (non jailbroken) iPad 1 to iOS 4.3.5. When verifying the installation of the installation an error showed up telling me (translated from German) "The iPad cannot be ...
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Out of disk space when restoring iPhone backup from iTunes

Trying to restore an iPhone backup I took tonight, but can't because when it tries, the startup disk runs out of space. I have other drives, but I can't remove anything else off of the startup disk. ...
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How do I restore a case-sensitive, journaled Time Machine backup to a case-insensitive, journaled filesystem?

I would effectively like to switch from a case-sensitive journaled filesystem to that of a case-insensitive journaled filesystem. Booting into Lion's recovery allows me to format the drive as I wish, ...
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Uninstalling OS Lion, and transferring photos to MacBook if full restore needed

I have, stupidly, upgraded to OS Lion on both my desktop and laptop. I've now done a hard restore on my laptop, back to Snow Leopard, and reinstalled my photo software, which wouldn't work with Lion. ...
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Can I use Time Machine to restore to a smaller disk

I have used Time Machine to restore my MBP to a larger HDD with great success, but am about to purchase a smaller SSD for it. With the obvious caveat of not having more data than the SSD can hold, is ...
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What do I do if I lost my restore DVDs and have a corrupted HD in my Macbook Pro 2010?

I have a Macbook Pro 2010 (Core2Duo), and I lost my original software and OS restore DVD. The one that came with the laptop. Now my HD volume is corrupted (many programs quit randomly now -- like ...
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How can I keep restore for apps in Lion without having session restore when I log in?

I want to have my apps start with their previous state (windows/tabs/documents), but I do not want to have all the apps I was running before logging out/rebooting/shutting down restart automatically. ...
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So, my iPhone 4 just decided to restore itself

Well, I left it plugged in via USB and charging. iTunes was open. Nothing unusual. Until an hour or so later, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a zooming shiny apple animation, picked it up ...
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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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How do I roll back updates on my MBP?

My MBP has been freezing every day, and extremely slow ever since the last 10.6.8 update. Is there a way to go back to when my laptop was usable? Sort of like in Windows where you can uninstall ...
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Moving from Lion to Snow Leopard

So it turns out that I am not the greatest fan of Lion after all. Is there a way I can downgrade from the Lion OS to the Snow Leopard OS if I bought my laptop in mid 2011? There are plenty of sites ...
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Remove missing pictures in iPhoto

My iPhoto (iLife 11, version 9.1.5) committed sepuku. No fear, I have backups. The backups I restored, instead of having 182GB of poorly taken pictures, ended up taking 276GB. Something failed with ...
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Why can't I get my Time Capsule to connect to a new wireless network?

[Backstory for this question: I'm staying in someone else's apartment currently. All equipment mentioned in this post is being connected to their existing wireless network. That network is broadcast ...
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How do I recover purchased music on my iPhone 4?

I replaced my iPhone 4 today and used iTunes to restore all of my settings, contacts, calendars and apps. Everything but my music was restored- including my purchased items. I have tried the iTunes ...
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Rename iOS device without needing to restore

I have just restored my iPad but for some reason (most likely because I pressed space bar on that text field but do you not remember) my newly restored iPad is called "iPad" rather than "my name's ...
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Can I restore a Snow Leopard backup onto a Lion machine?

So I am a little confused and slightly worried, and I was wondering if someone could answer this. I have a Time Machine backup saved on an external HD for my Mac mini that is running the latest ...
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Backup and restore application preferences

I already have a backup of my system on Time Machine, but will it restore my application preferences too when I migrate to a new system? Even if it is Lion? (I come from Snow Leopard) And what about ...
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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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I backed up my iphone to move it to a new phone

all my contacts, notes and calendars are gone. when the iphone backs up does it copy everything? is there a way to get my important stuff back? note: I didn't check 'sync contacts, notes, calendars' ...
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System restore macbook air with broken screen?

the screen on my macbook air has broken, It is only hanging on by a couple of wires and it lights up but doesn't do anything else. I want to sell it for parts but obviously want to get all my data off ...
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iOS Backup: Restore single program's settings?

I have an iPod Touch and an iPhone. Both have the same certain application installed, but I want to transfer the Touch's app settings to the iPhone's app. I already downloaded the iPhone Backup ...
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Is there a complete and detailed description of what Migration Assistant copies over?

Does it copy all files in ~/Library ? Including cache files and even things like Flash cookies? What about user created files/folders in / ? etc etc
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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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Is Cellular Network Data Usage persisted to a new iPhone

I got my original 3GS on release day in June 2009 as an upgrade to a 1G. In around September 2009 it developed a problem with the mute switch so I had it replaced at my local Apple Store. A friend ...
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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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Error while connecting to computer

I restarted my ipad becasue cannot access to my email accounts, went off showing a no stop wheel and connect to my computer a message comes "unknown error QxE8000065
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My iPhone 4 running on 4.2.1 and I was wondering if I could restore the phone?

My iPhone 4 running on 4.2.1 and I was wondering if I could restore the phone to the same firmware by dowloading the original firmware and holding SHIFT in iTunes and clicking restore???
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How can I backup all my jailbroken iPhone apps saves before restoring to new firmware?

I have a jailbroken iPhone (3Gs, iOS 4.0.1, bb 5.13.04). I want to get jailbroken & unlocked 4.3.1 , but I cannot do it in other way than restoring from custom pwned firmware, so all my saves and ...
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Restore Things to iPhone from iTunes

I ended AT&T service with my iPhone, but would still like for it to be useful. When the service was ended, Things was in the process of being updated, and I deleted it from my iPhone (not iTunes) ...
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Jailbroken , erased all data and restoring

I have a 3g phone jail broken. In order to delete data. i click on the option of Erase All Content and Settings. then i was stuck on apple logo when ever i open Iphone. So I entered into DFU mode 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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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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Trying to restore Macbook Pro to factory setting, but it freezes when inserted the DVD

I'm trying to restore my Macbook Pro (17") to factory settings, and here were the steps that I took: I inserted the Snow Leopard DVD. I turned off my Mac. I turned it back on while pressing the ...
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iPhone stuck in Recovery mode. Trouble restoring iPhone - what could I do?

I have an iPhone 3G. I am trying to restore it but have had trouble all day. This is what I have done so far: Run redsn0w 0.96b6 Use iPhone1,2_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw as the current firmware. Run ...
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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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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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Apps cannot be installed anymore because of missing signature

I was working on my iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2 (the last one) for a while, when I called my phone operator to unlock the simlock. I followed the procedure, and I saved of my iPhone with iTunes, then ...
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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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Error 1601 in iTunes when trying to restore a custom firmware

What is the solution if you get Error 1601 in iTunes when trying to restore a custom firmware (shift+restore) and device in DFU mode. In case it matters, Windows x64, iTunes 10.1, firmware created ...
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How can we unlock an iPhone backup file if we don't know the password?

I've got a rather peculiar problem. My wife's iPhone got stolen and we bought a new one from the insurance money. When trying to restore the backup file to her new phone, iTunes asks for the password: ...
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Is it possible to return the iPhone to its very original factory state?

Back to the screen that asks for SIM insertion and iTunes connection on background. Is it?
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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 ...