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

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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to restore hidden Library folder in Time Machine

I want to restore the hidden user Library folder from Time Machine but I am unable to see it when I enter Time Machine. Read on. I thought the hidden Library folder would appear if I used the ...
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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 ...
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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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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I guess I will give the short long story to whats going on. I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) in to the apple store cause its been crashing for some time. The first time around ...
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Stuck in soft dfu mode

My iPod(4g iOS 6.1.6) is stuck in soft DFU mode because I quit out of redsn0w to early. Then I also used an app to exit recovery mode and now it's in soft DFU mode. I had to use the DFU IPSW in order ...
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in this situation is find my iphone on in my idevice?

heyi recently bought an already used iphone and decided to upgrade it now when i did so there was no message on itunes saying to turn find my iphone off or anything like that it was upgraded it ...
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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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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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How to use Time Machine backup when hard drive is broken?

I have a MacBook Pro which I use Time Machine to back up usually weekly. Its hard drive broke recently. I got an exactly same hard drive and installed it into the laptop. How do I restore the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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". ...
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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 ...
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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 ...