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

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why is my ipod stilll using so much of the “other” catergory after it was restored?

The keyboard on my iPod malfunctioned, and I couldn't get onto it. I then backed it up and restored it. After it was restored, I tried to put my previous files back on it, but only got my pictures and ...
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Can't restore image to USB stick

When I try to restore, I get message: Could not validate source - Operation not supported haven't seen anything like this on the web
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iTunes refuses to Restore home screen arrangement from Backup

I backed-up my device to my MacBook Pro at the Apple Store right before I got my replacement iPhone. I did it with an empty iTunes, as my library was on an external drive that I didn't have with me. ...
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iOS restore causes downloading issues

I restored my iPad today. The first, say, 30 apps redownloaded fine after the restore, but now my screens are filled with "Waiting..." icons. I've tried downloading something else and entering my ...
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1st gen iPad stuck in setup

I can't get pass the license screen after a restore on an iPad. After a restore in iTunes, i didn't backup, we don't have a backup so just a wipe and restore to factory settings is all she wanted. ...
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Track when an iPod Touch was restored

I suspect that someone is restoring my daughters iPod Touch to get around the password she has on it, and then setting a new password on it. Is there anyway to track when a restore was done? (i.e. ...
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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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Point iTunes to restored content after PC crash

After my PC died I have started to restore my data from backup. I have backed up the entire iTunes folder and successfully restored it. I do not put my content in the standard location...I do not ...
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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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restoring to mavericks from yosemite, partition disappeared after fail

I have an mbpro 15" with 2 hard disks: Main: SSD with OS Extra: Time machine backups and data For different reasons I wanted to downgrade to Mavericks. I rebooted with cmd+r and went to time machine ...
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How to restore previous iPhone backups (not the latest one)

I messed up with my contacts a bit on iPhone 5 and then did not do the smartest thing — connected it to the computer and it backed up, erasing all previous contacts from the computer too. However, in ...
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iOS 7, iPhone 5C, jailbroken - tried to restore to factory settings but it hangs in iTunes

Even in DFU mode, iTunes recognizes the iPhone. Before you can restore, iTunes makes you download the new iOS 8. iTunes stalls on "Installing 1 update (10 hours remaining)" It's been at this screen ...
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Deleting then reinstating music library on iphone 5c

If I delete my music library on iPhone 5c can I reinstate selected music via my desktop outlook when I sync? Reason is I cant load ios8 to my phone as I don't have enough space for it. I would 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The ‘sync’ portion of restoring an iPhone backup silently skips tons of my apps

So, bit of backstory here. Skip past this for the meat. A couple of days ago, I tried to upgrade my iPhone 5s to iOS 8; the upgrade process bricked (blue-screen-of-death, which is something I've ...
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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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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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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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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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Problems restoring Windows to partition using Winclone

I installed Windows on my 2012 iMac a couple of months ago and it all worked out fine until my programs needed updates and I realized I had given my Windows partition to little space. I did some ...
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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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How to restore to Leopard/Snow Leopard from Lion without any disk?

My friend has a Mid 2010 Macbook pro with Mac OS X Lion installed on it. She wants to restore it (as in format/erase and get a fresh start). However she does not have any disks. When trying to ...
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Restoring to a 10.6.8 from Time Machine that backed up a 10.8 system

I spilled coffee on my Macbook Air and didn't turn it off in time. It's fried. I have a Time Machine backup of the entire system. I believe it was running 10.8 when it died. I want to format my old ...
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Can you update an iPhone 4 on iOS 6.1.2 to 7.0.6 using an IPSW file?

So I have an iPhone 4 that's been happily jailbroken on iOS 6.1.2 for a while now, but I want to upgrade to 7.0.6. I downloaded the IPSW for it and shift-clicked on update, but I get the error 'The ...
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System state backup

Is there native or third party tool for mac that would help me save a system state at a particular moment? Much like System Restore in Windows? I'm pointing out: I don't want my data touched. Just the ...
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/Library/Java - deleted it, how to restore?

I'm having problems with long shutdown times and I read somewhere that deleting /Library/Java would solve it, so I did. It didn't do sh*t. What was the content of that folder (a screenshot might ...
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Error in iPhoto deleted my iphone photos

I received an iphone 5s in October 2013 and used a backup to place all my data from my iPhone 4 onto the new iPhone 5s. I back up my iPhone every now and then for safe keeping. My memory was full ...
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iPhone Locked, Touch Screen and Home Button Broke, How do I restore for parts resale?

iPhone 3GS Home Button does NOT work Touch Screen does NOT work And iPhone is locked.. I cannot use touch screen to enter in code. I am selling for parts.. I need to wipe the data clean.. How do ...
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Cannot turn on device after update to iTunes and backup of iPhone

I cannot switch on my iPhone 4s after I updated my iTunes on laptop and did a backup. How to solve this?
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Restoring from iCloud Deletes Photos

I had an iPhone 5 that I backed up a while back before I switched to a new phone. I just purchased an iPhone 5s yesterday and when I tried to restore from that iCloud backup, everything goes fine ...
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Why did restoring a system from a recent Time Machine backup fail to restore recent files?

I used a recent Time Machine backup to restore a Late 2008 MacBook Pro system for a family member today. She had been backing up faithfully about once a week to an external HDD using Time Machine for ...
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using netrestore on a file vault volume

I use a netrestore image to quickly fix whatever shenanigans my users do that break their computers. restart , command-n, wait 20 minutes, system back to functioning state. it's awesome but now I've ...
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How to resume iCloud restore?

I formatted my iPhone and after setting up iCloud, my apps and pictures were downloading. In middle due to net disconnection, it stopped and it's in stop state till now. Apps icons are dim and lots ...
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After restoring from Time Capsule, a “Reset Password” button appears on the login screen

After sending my MacBook Pro out for repairs, I got it back as a factory reset, so I had to go through the process of restoring from my Time Capsule. After completing the restore, there's now a new ...
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My PDF files (personally copied & pasted as PDF files) got missing!

How can I restore my PDF files (personally copied & pasted as PDF files), which were stored in iBooks of my iPad3.
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I cannot find my backup on my TimeMachine

My time machine is set up by connecting an external harddisk to a AirPort Extreme. I am trying the 'Internet Recovery' option to restore my iMac from my time machine backup. When the 'OS X Utitlies' ...
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How do I “restore” my messages on my iPad?

My iPad always tells me that my storage is almost full. I checked the storage and it said that my messages app is using 26/32 GB. I don't want to restore my iPad because it is for school. I figured it ...