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

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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 ...
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In App data not restored from Icloud back up

I really need some help. I have an Ipad, and use an App called IDRAW (indeedo) to do a lot of my work (Graphic Design). I recently paid for extra icloud storage to back up all of my designs. My ...
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How do i recover my photos from a lost device and restore it into my iphone without deleting my pictures?

I've lost my iPod Touch 4G and I had very important photos on it. I would like to get my photos back from my iCloud backup but without deleting my photos on my iPhone. How can I get my photos back ...
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How can I recover a non-media file deleted from my iPhone?

I recently restored my iPhone but forgot to back up one of my files. It is not a message, photo, contact, song, video, or so. It is just a data file. All of the tools I have found around through ...
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Restoring old iPhone settings off iCloud with different iOS without iTunes?

I backed up my iPhone 5 on iOS 7.3 last night, today I got a new iPhone 5 with iOS 6 on it. When I went to restore from iCloud upon turning on device, it won't let me because all my back ups are on ...
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How to restart a stalled iOS restore?

I updated my iPhone 5s to iOS 7 using restore install. This cleared the iPhone and then started a restore from iCloud. However, sometime during the restore stalled and did not complete. (In the iCloud ...
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iPod Touch 4th gen 64GB (jailbroken) will not restore and update. “Not enough space on disk”

I can't restore or update by 4th generation iPod Touch (64GB). So, I'm usually techy enough to deal with this, but I don't know what to do here. Before putting my device into DFU mode, I couldn't ...
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iPhone 3GS Bricked after restore

I was given an iPhone 3GS that my friend bricked. He pulled the plug during the middle of the restore. Whenever I tried to restore it again, i get error 3194. I have tried using SHSH blobs for both ...
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How to copy apps between 2 devices using the same Apple ID?

Is there a way to copy an application from an iPod Touch gen.2 to an iPad 3G gen.1 while both devices are under the same Apple ID? The application is no longer present in the Apple Store. Using ...
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Complete recover from iCloud backup

For no apparent reason I lost all my contacts on my iPhone. I have not backed up my contacts on iCloud and was wondering if I do a complete restore from iCloud backup, would that recover my contacts ...
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Making iTunes restore edited iTunes backups

When you enter names in the To field when sending SMS from iPhone, numbers and names you deleted a year ago come up as auto-complete. This is a design blunder and a huge annoyance. I found these ...
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How to undo an iOS 7 update [duplicate]

I absolutely hate the new update! I like apple products, not windows and the new design looks entirely too similar to a windows phone. Is there anyway to restore my iphone? I have a 4
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How do I know what to restore from system files?

I gave my old MacBook Pro to my partner. Before doing so I deleted myself as the User, created her as User, deleted all of my docs & iPhoto Library. Unfortunately, the computer still thinks I am ...
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iPhone 4s restore. number of errors

I have an iphone 4s i just restored it and am running at 6.1.3 (latest version) I backed up my phone before the restore and have restored from the correct backup. I now have two problems: I want ...
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What happens if the Internet connection goes down during a Lion Internet Recovery?

I am restoring Lion on my MacBook before selling it and I am doing it through the Internet Recovery option. After starting the process, the Internet connection went down a couple of times and, after ...
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How to restore System/Library Files without Time Machine

I fell for the tarp. In an attempt to fix an installation issue with Python and Pygame I read something stupid online telling me to delete this file and that file to completely get rid of python on my ...
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Reverting from Mavericks to Mountain Lion on dual SSD's in RAID 0

So I have my MBP Late 2011 setup with Dual SSD's in a RAID 0 Configuration. Since this is a software RAID, I don't have a functioning Recovery HD and I need to erase the Mac and get back to a stable ...
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Should I reinstall the OS after restoring from time machine?

A while back, my MacBook Pro died. It was an older machine (2007 I think), with a Core 2 Duo processor. I was doing regular backups through Time Machine. I bought a I7 MBP, and re-staged the new ...
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Is TimeMachine Apple's System Restore?

I have recently moved to Mac from Windows. Rarely I find that I may have to use System Restore to fix an issue that the OS has incurred. What I would like to know is whether Time Machine is the Mac ...
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Move of time machine backup: unable to “restore”

I want to use a new hard drive for time machine. I try to restore the old backup into the new disk using disk utility. It fails with the following error : source volume is read-write and cannot be ...
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Restoring iPhone

I need to restore my iPhone (I use iTunes on Windows 7). I backed-up the backup in MobileSync/Backup to an external drive (thankfully). Now I have a long, nonsensically named folder containing the ...
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I need to restore my data from a non time machine manual backup

My machine crashed and I made a manual backup to an external drive...how can i restore all my user data including mailbox data...am I screwed. I did not use time machine backup to back up my data just ...
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Restoring user data to os10.7

My computer crashed and I made a copy of the entire hard disk by drag and drop on an external hard drive in target mode. Can I restore everything from this drive to the computer now that is 10.7 has ...
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How can I access my photos in iCloud after my iPhone4 has been restored (in other words, erased)?

My iPhone was recently restored. I had nearly full iCloud storage before the crash. How can I get my Photos back? I had approximately 1466 pics.
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Restore 10.8.2 to original developer settings

So I am at a point in a rabbit hole of troubleshooting programming problems (a lot of it seems to involve my gcc and fortran compilers, but I have long lists of libraries interfering with one another) ...
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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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iPad: Using iTunes to restore causes automatic sync?

I had a iPad mini(miniA) several months ago, and I got a new iPad mini(miniB) recently. On miniB's first run, when I was asked whether to set it up as a new device or restore from a backup, I chose to ...
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Clean Install Snow Leopard without Disk — Build 10K549

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) -- shipped with Snow Leopard (Lion hadn't come out yet) -- that I need to wipe and reinstall. This is for security/privacy/performance purposes, so the goal ...
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Restoring to previous state: concerns with Carbon Copy Cloner and Time Machine conflict

One week ago I experienced an odd and catastrophic failure of my MacBook Pro. The details of the failure are not important, and the relevant parts have been replaced, among them a new HDD. Side note: ...
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Restoring from Backup error - cannot be saved to computer

I have all permissions organized and a single backup in the correct folder. I have 23 GB of space. I have an Iphone 4. I recently synced it and updated to the latest IOS. My contacts were lost, ...
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Unable to Restore iPhone 4 and ERROR -50 [duplicate]

I'm using Windows XP SP3. I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4. The installation process went OK, but, when trying to restore my contents, it gives me ERROR -50. I tried all the different things ...
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Include additional data into iPhone backup files

I have two iPhone backups available, one recent and one older. Is it possible to inject/include/simply add content from my recent backup to the older one? So that when the iPhone is restored ...
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I restored my iPhone but it always says Activation Error, what should I do?

I forgot my passcode so I go on iTunes to restore it, but after the restoration, it says Activation Error after I put in the Wi-Fi Settings. I have tried it many times but it still hasn't worked. I ...
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Error 1 when restoring iPad

I bought an used iPad 2 recently. It worked okay, but then I got a small error message and my iPad started to reboot itself every 2 minutes, I decided to restore the iPad via iTunes. When I restored ...
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Camera roll constantly downloading after restoring iCloud

I use iCloud transfer pictures from old phone to iPhone 5s, but camera roll is constantly downloading after restoring iCloud... How can I stop this?
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iPhone 4 Restore loop 6.1.2

OK so the other day I tried to restore my iPhone while it was jail broken on ios 6.1.2. Well it was a terrible idea.... NEVER DO IT. any way i have worked on trying to restore it back to normal but it ...
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Restore User License From Time Machine Backup

I bought a used mack book. The nice thing was it came with the complete Adobe Suite 5. But apple reformatted the disk to fix a problem. When I did time machine the Adobe license number came up, but ...