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

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System Images with different Model Identifiers

I have been tasked with creating a default system image to use to both back up and use to deploy to new systems. After checking the stats on the 7 systems in question I've found that there are ...
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How do I get my iPod touch (1st gen) out of a recovery mode boot loop?

I restored my iPod touch 1G and when it rebooted after completing restore, it got stuck showing the iTunes logo. I tried two different methods of exiting the recovery mode as explained at How To Fix ...
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Timemachine encryption restore/backup?

I'm trying to automate the creation of an encrypted sparsebundle and configure backup for a 10.7 machine using a TimeCapsule. I've created the script below http://pastebin.com/D2nQk1j1 #!/bin/bash ...
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how to reinstall mountain lion after restoring my macbook pro to the factory setting

I just recently bought my macbook pro early 2011 and it was freezing all the time for whatever reason. So, I decided to restore the computer. I erase the disk using the recovery method, but I'm having ...
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Restore failed iphone 5 from iPhone 3G

I've just got iphone 5 and I wanted to restore it with my iPhone 3G information (mainly SMS). I try to restore it with iTunes by clicking the backup I had from my iPhone 3G but it says gives me an ...
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Error 2009 when restoring iPhone

I have a jailbreaked iPhone 4 and I updated from version 5 to v6 in wifi. The screen shows only the recovery mode, but when I connect it to iTunes, it detects the iPhone but needs to update it. When ...
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How to keep all contacts on both devices when syncing?

I have some contacts on my iphone and some on my computer. How do I sync my phone and my computer so that each has all contacts? The first question I see when opening ITunes is "Do you want to set up ...
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How can i get back information wiped off my Iphone by accidental restore?

I plugged in my iPhone to attempt to sync so that I could update my software. The sync was not working. I looked up problem on internet and they suggested that I restore the settings on the iPhone. ...
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How to reset iMac to factory defaults?

I want to sell my iMac (2011) and I want to reset the system and remove all my data. I tried the Command-R method. It wants me to enter my Apple ID and password but I don't want to do this! I want to ...
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Facebook deleted email addresses from Contacts, how to restore?

Most of my contacts that I'm also connected with on Facebook, no longer have any email address in Contacts. Sigh! The problem is described here: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13197 I ...
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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 a new Mac Mini from TM Backup on a Pegasus R4 Drive

Trying to restore a new Mac Mini which just crashed from its Time Machine backup which is on a Promise Pegasus R4 drive. On first boot up the repaired Mac Mini does not see the Pegasus drive, so ...
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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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Many apps missing after restoring iPad backup to migrate to iPad 2

Needing to migrate an original iPad user to an iPad 2, I used the backup and restore mechanism in iTunes (on a PC) However, the following steps resulted in many of the apps being missing on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to restore jailbroken iPhone stuck in recovery mode without iTunes?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 running on iOS 7.1.1. I checked Cydia and updated a few tweaks and since that update, my tweak called "f.lux" wasn't working so I deleted it. After deleting it, I would ...
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How do I restore a jailbroken iOS 6.1/iPhone 5?

My iPhone 5 is running iOS 6.1, jailbroken. I've managed to lock myself out of the phone and don't know the passcode. Device is disabled for longer and longer periods of time in between incorrect ...
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iPhone backup restore SMS

I have had to restore my iPhone 4S to factory settings - wiping everything on the device. Fortunately I have frequent backups so I was able to restore most of the settings and stuff. However, is ...
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Why does Find My iPhone need to be disabled before restoring an iPhone?

If I try to restore from iTunes, it tells me I have to turn off find my iPhone. Why is this so?
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Any way to update now from iOS 7.0.4 to 7.1.2?

I am trying to restore my iPhone 5s to iOS 7.1.2 but I only get error 3194. My hosts file is cleaned and I think it’s just Apple that doesn’t let me update to something other than iOS 8. Is there any ...
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Mac runs same vm. Cannot exit

I have inherited some Mac-based machine, but when I power it on - virtual machine with Windows XP starts. I cannot figure, how to exit this mode or restore Mac to factory defaults. I tried booting ...
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Will everything be erased? And will I get caught?

Ok so I updated and I restored my iPod so everything about cydia on my ipod will be erased? If I go to an airport will they be able to tell that my iPod was jailbroken?
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I backed up my Android device and I want to restore it on my iphone 5! [closed]

Can anybody please help me?! I want to restore a non apple device back up to my iphone 5 and I can't so please anybody's help would be great!
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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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How to backup Store Apps?

I have been searching and I didn't find an optimal solution for my problem. I have some apps purchased from the Mac App Store (Pixelmator, GarageBand), and other ones installed (Xcode). I want to ...
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new 4th generation iPod touch doesn't have the app store

My brand new 4th generation iPod touch doesn't have the app store on it. I think it's because I restored all the data from my old iPod touch and stored it on my new iPod, and my old one didn't have ...
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When restoring In-App Purchases, is there any limit to how many devices I can restore my In-App purchased content?

Suppose I have multiple iOS devices, say more than 5, and I purchase a gun through In-App Purchase, after I restore my purchases, will that gun be available in all my devices, in that game? Just want ...
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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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iTunes is not showing device backups - can't restore backup

In iTunes (12.3 on Windows), clicking Edit > Preferences... > Device tab shows an empty list of backups even though there should be a bunch of them. I needed to get my phone replaced, so I backed ...
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Restore Firefox & Thunderbird user data from Time Machine

I have a fresh installation to which I want to transfer my Firefox and Thunderbird user data. I have my Time Machine backup available from Other backup disk and could in principle restore the hidden ...
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The iPhone couldn't be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194)

I have an iPhone 6 iOS 8.0. And I want to restore it. So I downloaded the iOS 8 firmware for iPhone 6 from this link then I opened itunes and pressed shift+click on restore button and then chose my ...
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How do I clone my old mac to a new one?

I have a MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.5. I just got a new mac running Yosemite. I have everything from the old mac backed-up on Time Machine. How do I transfer all my files, apps, email, photos in ...
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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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Forgot pass code and want to know if my recent videos will be safe if I restore from iTunes???? Help please!

I forgot my pass code on my iphone 5. I know I can restore from iTunes but what about the videos on my phone? We recently took a trip and I have uploaded all the photos but not the videos,:(. Do they ...
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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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Restoring apple iPad

I got an iPad from a friend. It wasn't new, but they reset it so I could start again. The only thing is, I need to get into the restrictions stuff to change the restriction settings. Problem; I don't ...
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Full restore from backup, /Applications not backed up

I recently had my hard drive replaced. I made sure my Time Machine backup was up-to-date prior to the handing it over to the Apple Store so I could simply restore, but I made one mistake: ...
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What is the rsync command to restore from a TimeMachine backup

I couldn't get my TimeMachine backup to restore, so I just used rsync. What are the flags I should use? I just used: rsync -av /path/to/backup /path/to/restore Can it be that simple? My backup was ...
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How to make full back up of iPhone?

With iTunes popupmenu I have just restored my iPhone from a backup from March 2012. However all my apps made with Xcode was sadly not restored. How can I back up everything? Besides Xcode apps, ...
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Can I restore data backed up from a newer version of iOS?

I have a 3gs with iOS 5.1. I backed up my data, and wanted to restore to my new iPhone 4, with iOS 5.0.1. Somehow, I was not given an option to restore my backup. Is it possible to restore backup ...
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Changing file permissions on 10.6.8 after restore

A friend has a Macbook Pro that had the drive crash. A new hard drive was installed in the system and the OS was reinstalled. However, when they restored from their backup (using Retrospect), the ...
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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, ...