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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
5k views

How to restore lost contacts/address book?

I suddenly have only 2 contacts in my Contacts! I have a MacBook Pro, am using OS 10.9.2. Following instructions from another answer, I looked for Address book folder in the library/App. Support ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Location of iTunes Playlists (for restore after crash)

My computer crashed and I lost everything. But, due to the awesomeness of Backblaze, I have all of my files and libraries and music, so nothing's lost. The problem is... all of my playlists that I've ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Migrating/Restoring WhatsApp backup restores chat history but not media?

Switched from iPhone 5S to iPhone 6. Backed up WhatsApp on the 5S and it mentions: ~60k messages, ~2k media, 550mb data Restoring the backup on WhatsApp on the iPhone 6 also recalls the same ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Can I create a backup of a specific partition and restore it later?

I have my beta partition on my SSD and I want to create a backup of it so I can identically restore it on a different partition, later. My simple question is: Can I? I've got multiple partitions and ...
2
votes
3answers
12k views

Macbook Pro not detecting bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Recover deleted Time Machine older important backups

Time Machine deleted older very important backups and I want to know if it's possible to retrieve the deleted information in a way. Seeing that deleted files are only deactivated information on the ...
0
votes
0answers
214 views

iPhone – restore from iCloud backup of newer iOS version

I have an iCloud backup from an iPhone running iOS 8.3. Now, I'd like to restore another iPhone from this backup. The problem is that the other iPhone is running iOS 8.2 (this iPhone cannot be updated ...
2
votes
2answers
817 views

How to restore system from network drive?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro. I want to restore my OS from a Time Machine backup which is on a shared network volume. When I restart in recovery (Apple-Opt-R), it boots from internet, but if I try to ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Restore 10.8 homedir backup to 10.10

I have a mac mini which was running 10.8. After a power outage at home, the OS was corrupted, and diskutil could not repair it. I do regular backups of my homedir to CrashPlan, so I figured I would ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
14k views

How can I restore a backup of a phone with the same name?

I broke my iPhone 3G S and bought a new one. During the setup of the new one I chose to set it up as a new phone. I gave it a slightly different name because I thought I'd want to keep old phone's ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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, ...
-3
votes
3answers
17k views

I can't remember my passcode, and I can't disable Find My iPhone

I can't remember my Passcode for my iPhone 4s and I went on to iCloud and the whole find my iPhone and because my phone is disabled and I tried to restart/restart it the wifi wont turn on and I have ...
24
votes
3answers
41k views

Downgrading to a previous iOS version

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Retaining specific Time Machine backups

I created several Time Machine backups while I was running Mavericks. I upgraded to Yosemite and also backed it up on the same backup drive. I now have multiple backups of Mavericks and Yosemite on ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Creating a OS backup image for an easy restore on a new system

I have set up my macbook with all the files, apps and configurations I like. In about a week, I am upgrading to the 15" model. Is there a way to create an easy-to-restore backup file / iOS image that ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to recover data from a mac that crash on login?

I have a mac book pro that is crashing everytime I logged in (with every users). The cause may be that my gf put so many pictures and video on the hard drive that it can't even start (from the restore ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

Does supervised device mode prevent restore on another computer in recovery mode?

I know this is a long post but please bear with me: I have an iPad Mini (A1429) / 7.0.6 which has been wiped, and set up as supervised and locked to my individual laptop with Apple Configurator 1.4.3 ...
0
votes
3answers
14k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
972 views

Time machine backup/restore: “This user's data doesn't need to be transferred”

So, I had a MacBook Pro 15", Late 2011, that I've been using daily since I got it last October. I set up time machine and every day after work, I would bring my laptop home and plug it into my time ...
5
votes
7answers
12k views

How can I get back a system file after deleting it from my Mac?

I've deleted a system file from my Mac and need to get it back. System files can include: hidden files in the root of / - especially unix files in /private /System files /Library files ...
2
votes
3answers
8k views

How to restore my iPhone when iTunes keeps returning an error 2001?

My iPhone 5 won't boot anymore and when I plug it in my MacBook, it goes to recovery mode (cable logo => iTunes logo). So I tried to restore it using iTunes but I keep getting this error Any idea ...
6
votes
4answers
38k views

How can I restore my device with simply ipsw file and iTunes?

I want to restore my iPod touch 4 gen. using a previously downloaded .ipsw file from the web instead of iTunes trying to download it again. I have tried putting the .ipsw file in the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

How can I restore an ipad mini without an apple id password? [duplicate]

My mom bought this ipad mini for herself but didn't like it and gave it to me...now I'm trying to restore it to factory settings, but when I try it says it needs her apple id password - only it won't ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

How can I restore just a few files to an iPhone from a backup?

I have an iPhone backup on my computer and I'd like to restore just a couple of files. (I already know which files I need, even though their names are obfuscated.) The backup is very old so I don't ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Can't restore Time Machine backup after restoring backup which still boots to Safe Mode

This is (currently) a Time Machine Restore problem after Mac started Freezing on normal boot either as it loaded the desktop with startup apps, or before. It would reboot in Safe Mode. No idea why. ...
0
votes
2answers
476 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

OS X Lion restore

I have an iMac that runs Lion at work that I can't restore. If i press command + r while booting I do get into the recovery screen. When I press "Reinstall OS" it says "Unavailable try again later". ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Restore whole system on 10.10 with time machine

I realized that I somehow deleted some very important files on my computer. I am working with QGIS and I deleted (in my python system's native folder) some eggs and other things which led to the ...
2
votes
3answers
28k views

What to do after you lost restriction code on the iPad?

I guess the title says it all. I've the restriction code long time ago, and when I wanted to do actuall in-app purchase it turned out I cannot recall the password. Worse, now after 10 tries I have to ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Can iCloud Lock on Macs circumvented by reinstalling from an USB stick?

I have a questions regarding the iCloud Lock for Macs. Someone stoled my Mac but I activated the iCloud Remote Lock, the Mac never came online so is it possible that a theft could restore the Mac ...
1
vote
1answer
97 views

Restoring Time Machine backup made on a previous OS X version

My macbook pro, running OS X Lion (10.7.5) got stolen last night. Luckily they didn't take my external drive, where I have a Time Machine back up of all my data, which is extremely important to me ...
2
votes
2answers
9k views

How to restore individual app data from iCloud while keeping all the other apps installed and new data created since the last iCloud backup?

I just discovered that one of my apps X "disappeared" for whatever reason from my iPad. It contained MBs of valuable data, and luckily I have an iCloud backup dated a week ago or so which have it all. ...
6
votes
3answers
11k views

Would reformatting my Mac and restoring the latest Time Machine backup be likely to improve its stability?

My MacBook Air used to be rock solid, but it has grown increasingly unstable over the past year. For example, this afternoon I can't switch to my other user account. I select the account from the fast ...
4
votes
5answers
39k views

How to restore Mac OS X on a new hard-drive?

I am going to upgrade my MacBook Pro hard-drive, but before doing so I'm trying to figure out how to restore OS X on it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I cannot re-install from the DVD. I have a recent ...
0
votes
0answers
92 views

Restore on new drive: Time Machine versus “Restore” via Disk Utility

I am about to install a new 240GB OWC Mercury Electra 6G (6Gb/s) SSD into the main drive bay of my MacBook Pro, moving the original Apple-installed 120GB 3G (3Gb/s) SSD into the optical bay using an ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How to restore Outlook 15 email database?

I have got the latest version of outlook 15 for mac. Synced it with my email account and after hours of downloading i was finally able to access my emails. The next day when i opened outlook again, I ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

I'm trying to system restore my computer and want to keep my installed software

I'm trying to system restore my computer (MacBook7,1 running 10.9.4), but want to keep Microsoft Office and Logic Express that I have installed. I do not have the disks to reinstall them, as I lost ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

How can I backup usb drive to img [closed]

If I have a bootable USB drive Yosemite Installer. How can I back up its data to img, so someday I can use dd to restore and install Yosemite.
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Time Machine restore does not recognize sparsebundle password

I am trying to do a time machine system restore from an encrypted sparse bundle. I have a mac with OS X 10.10.2 and the sparse bundle is on a time capsule. I rebooted with cmd+R and selected “Restore ...
0
votes
2answers
282 views

OS X Yosemite takes ages to restore

I have bought MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite two days ago. After I transferred my files through Windows sharing I come to know that Disk utility didn't install properly as it says damaged or ...
0
votes
1answer
290 views

Can I restore items from a Mavericks Time Machine after upgrading to Yosemite?

If I upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite, will I still be able to recover items from my Time Machine backup?
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Remove ubuntu on macbook

I just inherited an old macbook a1226 The os is single Linux 1.99-ubuntu3.10 It is broken (os) for some reason I'd like to restore IT some sort of OS X native os installed onto IT. I have tried ...