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

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Need to restore from encrypted iPhone backup, but can’t due to missing password

I did not set a password for the restore encrypted thing. I have tried 1234 and anything else I could come up with. I have to get back in. I accidentally deleted text messages that I need for personal ...
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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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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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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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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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How to loan my iPad while preserving personal data?

I would like to loan my iPad Air (iOS 8.3) to a friend and give him a clean device (without my apps and any personal data). After getting my iPad back, I would like to restore the whole configuration ...
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How can I iPhone restore in iTunes without upgrading iOS?

I am trying to restore a set of my iPhone5C backups I made in iTunes to my iPhone4S. My iPhone4S is still running on iOS 7.0.4. I don't want to upgrade it because iOS8 on iPhone4S will almost be ...
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Restore gmail messages to mail.app after TimeMachine restore

I have a dozen different email accounts for different roles, all of which I interact with through mail.app. I had a hard drive disaster, and restored from TimeMachine. It did an impressive job of ...
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Backup & Restore to fix GPT/MBR error

Problem: I had previously had dual booted my MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010) with OS X 10.8.5 (Encrypted) & Windows 7 x64 with a separate FAT32 partition which I was going to install Kali Linux on. ...
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Restoring User Folders to Different Volume

Okay, so I need to restore a machine from a Time Machine backup, but before it failed it had two separate volumes; one for the OS, apps and the administrator account, and one for all other user ...
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How do i restore data from an iCloud backup to my PC after my hard drive crashed?

My windows PC crashed and I need access to my photos from iCloud. I installed the iCloud control panel but it only shows my photo stream which is roughly 30 days of photos. I need to restore ALL of ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I restore one photo in iPhoto with Time Machine?

What steps to do I take to restore one photo only for my iPhoto library from a Time Machine?
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Restored iPhone 5s asks to set up as new iPhone or restore from backup

I'm trying to restore my new iPhone 5s. I connected to iTunes and restored it. I enter the language, country and connected it to my Wi-Fi network. When I hit next it asks me if I want to Set up new ...
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iOS 7 Activation Error (legal)

I was on the iOS 7 beta in it's entirety and updated to the public version via my phone. Last night I got an activation error which is incorrect as I work for a company that builds apps and we even ...
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Updating iphone 4s OS 5.1.1 to ANYTHING more current 6.1.1? 7.0?

I have not updated my iphone 4s since the day I got it. I am still on IOS 5.1.1. I jailbroke the phone when i first got it, but the jailbreak was outdated and stopped working so I deleted it off the ...
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Restore Time Machine backup onto different Mac

I currently have an older iMac (first Intel generation - 2 GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM. I am running OS X 10.6.8 and cannot upgrade to any newer OS to to hardware limitations. I have ...
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Restore iPod Touch without passcode or power button

How could I reset my 4th gen iPod Touch just using my computer and a cable? My power button doesn't work and I have the white screen of death. The only way to reset the device I've seen is to hold the ...
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Restore iPad to factory-default

How to make iPad back to factory default without iTunes, restrictions code, iCloud, or backup. I want everything erased so I can completely start over.
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Why did some applications have to rebuild their database after a Time Machine rollback?

Recently my system (10.8) got totally borked, so I booted into recovery mode and rewrote the entire disk from a two day old Time Machine backup. When I started back up, I found that: Spotlight ...
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Can't update iPhone to a specific version : “iphone could not be restored device isn't eligible for the requested build”

Have iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1.1 Trying to update to 6.1.2 (not the latest) via downloaded IPSW but unfortunately getting error: iphone could not be restored device isn't eligible for the requested ...
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Apps disappeared after unlocking, backup and restore of my iPhone

I unlocked my iPhone yesterday and backed up and restored my data using iTunes, however my apps did not come back onto my phone when I restored from backup. How do I find them on my computer in my ...
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restore MacBook from sparse image

I recently wiped my MBP hard drive as well as installing a new SSD. I have a sparseimage backup of my old drive (created with Carbon Copy Cloner) that I want to restore onto the SSD. I've tried to ...
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Where are my Pages documents?

Recently replaced iMac hard drive through recall program. Used Time Machine/Seagate Backup Drive. Everything seems to be restored but my Pages documents. How do I find them?
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iPhone 4 needs to restored, but I am concerned about losing photos

My iPhone 4 suddenly turned off and won't turn back on. I've tried charging it, holding the home and top button and plugging it into my computer. Nothing is working. When I plugged it into my ...
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iPhone backup error. What does this mean?

The iOS was upgraded from 6.1.2 to 6.1.3 and the ADSL disconnected part way through the upgrade and I lost all my contacts, photos, settings etc. Below is the error message that occurs every time I ...
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Restore all Notes from iCloud

I deleted numerous Notes from my phone that I want to get back from iCloud. My phone has not updated to iCloud so the Notes are still good on the cloud. How do I get all files from cloud back onto ...
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Restore user data, settings and apps from hard-drive copy

Here's the situation: My GF's MacBook Pro broke, OS would not start at all I inserted Knoppix Live CD, booted and just copied all of the files from her HD to folder on external HD I've reinstalled ...
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How to restore iPhone 5 from iOS 5 backup?

I had an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 which I regularly backed up using iTunes. Then I used a Android device for a little over a year. Now I'm back on iOS with an iPhone 5. So I'm trying to setup it with the ...
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How to restore a late 2009 iMac after disk replacement

My late-2009 iMac will get a new hard drive this week (thanks to Apple's replacement offer. Backup is on Time Machine so I'm not worried about data loss right now. The system I get back from Apple ...
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Download 4 apps at a time during restore from iCloud backup?

I noticed that usually when you download multiple apps on iOS 6, it will download 4 at a time. I had to restore my phone from an iCloud backup twice in the past week. The first time it was only ...
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Restoring iPhone's state from a dd hard drive image

This article, Recover Lost Data From Your iPhone, in its "Method 1" suggests a promising method to backup iPhone's entire state, that is iOS settings, apps, email settings, media files, that is ...
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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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Restore my iPad

I forgot my passcode on my iPad and I can't restore it. I plugged it into iTunes and did the manual restart. I logged onto iCloud and took my iPad off of Find my iPhone so I could restore it. The ...
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Shut down via Terminal/AppleScript without restoring

How can I shut down my Mac via Terminal or AppleScript, but without restoring? tell application "Finder" to sleep works not, the windows will be restored.
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Stuck installing Yosemite and can't get back to Snow Leopard

I was in the process of installing Yosemite when I got a failure to verify and repair error message. When instructed to restart, I get the same message. I would like to revert back to Snow Leopard, ...
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How to backup, restore and erase OS X GPT using dd under Linux?

How does one backup, restore and erase OS X GPT using dd under Linux like it's shown in Archlinux Wiki using the MBR analogue: To backup the MBR: # dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/mbr-backup bs=512 count=1 ...
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Any way to access FileVault account after Time Machine restore on Yosemite?

I have an Early 2011 MackBook Pro, currently running Yosemite after many upgrades over the years. I had two user accounts, one of which, "account2", had FileVault encryption enabled. Both were backed ...
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Can't log in to my Clash of Clans account on the same phone I've always used

I had to restore my iPhone 3GS (IOS 6.1.6). So I go through the restore process, and when its all done I download Clash of Clans and log into Game Center. I get past the Supercell loading screen and ...