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When you find the file in Time Machine, you can right-click it and select "Restore xyz to ..." . That lets you choose a destination folder.


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The preferences file may be corrupted. Follow these steps to delete the preferences file. Note this will not erase any backups you currently have, only reset your Time Machine settings. From Full Reset of Time Machine: On the Time Machine Preferences window, turn Time Machine OFF and be sure a backup is not running (turning Time Machine off won't ...


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File in use Error is supposed to prevent a scenario where two apps compete to make changes to the same target, thus resulting in a corrupt file. Most files don't need to be locked, so you can piratically edit a .txt file both TextEdit and TextMate simultaneously. When Time Machine accesses a backup file (.sparebundle), it places a Hold on the file, so a user ...


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There is a free application called iPhone Backup Extractor that will help you extract data from an iPhone backup. it will convert the files you see in the backup with randomly generated names to things you will recognise. When you run the application and identify the backup you want it to use it'll give you a list of all the application data contained ...


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Are you using POP3 or IMAP for your email? If your service is POP3, then each machine will download emails unread by that machine, up to the retention limit of the mail server. This means that you will always have to manually delete each email from each machine. There is the possibility that you can adjust the retention limit, to reduce the amount of ...


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I believe that ALL current Mac's with should run in Target Disk Mode for FireWire or ThunderBolt. You may want to verify this for your specific models since there have been a few systems that lacked TDM. Both systems should be able to run the version of Mac OS that you are cloning. And old version of OS will not always be able to run on new hardware. Very ...


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I think the 'modern equivalent' of your anticipated disaster recovery scenario could still be done by CCC, with caveats. Receive new machine, ready with Recovery partition & brand new OS, clone CCC boot partition back to new boot partition. Assuming parity with machine/drivers etc, i.e. like for like, then I foresee no issues. The same maybe couldn't ...


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Finally found it :) Under home directory Library has all the data and most of them came from mail app which includes downloaded imap copies and attachments. I erased them by using mail app and everything is fine for now.


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Go to ~/Library/Keychains on your new Mac and make a copy/backup of your actual login.keychain with cmd D Copy the old login.keychain in /Users/old_user_name/Library/Keychains from the backup to your desktop and rename it to loginold.keychain Open Keychain Access.app and choose File -> 'Add Keychain...' in the menu, navigate to your desktop and select ...


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Looks like you need to encrypt your iPhone backups for your local backups to retain health data: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6357 Hope this helps?


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OK. Please follow those steps : Open IPhoto 9.5.1 while pressing the "alt" key. Select "New". Name it Iphoto Library 2 for exemple. Press Enter, let IPhoto open. Now, go into your Pictures folder. Find the IPhoto Library. Click right onto it, choose "Show packets". Find the "Masters" Folder. Drag it with your mouse and drop it inside the IPhoto's window. ...


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I have also tried to restore my HealthBook data from an iCloud backup and found that the data was not backed up in iCloud and had to restore from a local backup using iTunes. My best advice is to always backup to a computer before restoring / updating / repairing your device. Also, submit a request to https://www.apple.com/feedback/ for the ability to ...


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The answer to this question is to add .noindex -extension at the end of .bak. Thank you, Tetsujin! I refer this one liner to do it find . -name "*\.tex" -exec bash -c 'mv "{}" "{}.noindex"' \;


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If you backed up your phone to the computer then you should be able to restore that backup to your iphone using itunes. If not hopefully you set icloud as your backup. You can restore your phone from icloud using these directions: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph12521. Hope it helps.


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You can take a look at python-onedrive. It takes a little work to setup but it works for the most part. I have used it with folder actions and launch agents to auto upload files when put in certain folders places within my mac.


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The --iconv argument cam with rsync version 3.0.0 (release notes) OSX provides only version 2.6.9 (see Apple's open source page) Thus you need to get a newer version latest is 3.1.1 (2.6.9 was released in 2006) I would also get a newer version rsync as xattr copying was also introduced after 2.6.9 I think the simplest way to get a new rsync is to install ...


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Yes, it's essentially a case of just copying over, but with some caveats. Must be GUID/MacOS Extended, Journalled; with Ownership on. Then... Switch off Time Machine Copy Data Select new drive & switch back on. Full guide at Time Machine: How to transfer backups from the current backup drive to a new backup drive


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Officially, I'm going to say find a cheap software solution or a professional that your comfortable with, but ... Unofficially, I've had success sticking my drive in the freezer for a few hours and trying standard recovery again(I'm not telling you this...I'll disavow it)


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@grgarside is correct. I will add a couple other notes. I have used this iPhone 3GS since it was released 5 years ago, most of the time, I have not even used a case. It just keeps going. Just a couple of week ago, I decided that it was getting unacceptably slow and so I decided to do a full reset. Most of your apps should restore just fine with this ...


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Connect the device to iTunes and click Back Up Device. Once the backup is complete, click Restore iPhone and follow the instructions to restore iOS on your iPhone. Once this is complete, iTunes will prompt you to restore your backup which will restore all your data back to your device. All your data will be restored to your device except account passwords ...


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You can specify folders to be excluded from your Time Machine backup, specifically, you could specify everything BUT your specific files. You can access this by going to system preferences > time machine > options. For example, I have an SD card that's always in my MacBook Air missing from my time machine backup, because I prefer to keep that separated. So ...


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I've seen this happen a few times in the district i work for. We have almost 13,000 macs total. What I usually do is boot the machine with the bad hdd into target disk mode by holding the T key at startup. Once its in target disk mode you can plug it into another mac via thunderbolt and it should show up in Finder. If it doesn't show up in finder then open ...


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I would try to mount your hard drive via "target disk mode". This will require another computer but works much better if possible. Support page for transferring files via target mode. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10725


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I had this problem too, the best thing you can do is replace the harddrive since it will eventually break beyond repair. Macs are quite sensitive to faulty hdd's so there is a good chance you can still use the drive as external drive and get your data from it. so: Replace the drive yourself if you can (ifixit) or have it replaced Get a hard drive enclosure ...


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Simply log in into iCloud Control Panel on your Mac or PC (using your Apple ID and password) and press [Storage]; you will see the list of available devices/backups on the account:


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Yes, you should have no problem doing that. Simply tell Time Machine to backup to that drive, and Time Machine with create a new folder in the backups.db folder on your external drive. As far as Time Machine is concerned, your new backup will be as if it is from a different computer, even if you're using the same MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. Time ...


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Backing up to iCloud is only a backup, it will not free up space on your iOS device.. you'll need to free up space manually. You can find more information on iCloud storage and backup overview here: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH12519?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US


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I use List.Up (www.listdotup.com) to backup/restore my iPhone contacts. Each backup is timestamp, available in vCard format and can be download from List.Up Cloud.


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It turns out my particular problem wasn't covered by other, similar cases, so I'm going to post my own answer describing the actual issue I had, and the solution I found to it. In my case it appears that somehow my last "complete" Time Machine backup was in fact corrupted somehow; when I looked inside it I found that the contents of my user folder were ...


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Have you tried using a different USB cable and port? Also try rebooting your computer to see if that helps. I find that sometimes simple things such as cables and swapping ports have surprising results.


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The system is clearly designed to take great pains to not lose your data, however whenever you rewrite the core part of the OS that is responsible for booting the system, that is the time when you are most likely to discover a problem: Your hard drive or hardware could be flakey and the volume of changes exposes a pre-existing problem that was un-noticed ...


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You won't loose anything that isn't part of the system. AFAIK, what worked on Mountain Lion/Mavericks is most likely to work on Yosemite. If you have some critical software you need, you might want to check for some feedback from other users who have done the upgrade. For a packet-management tools there is Homebrew or Macports.


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Open finder and navigate to the folder on the Time Machine volume and drag it on to your desktop. Time Machine places each backup in it's own folder so you can easily get to the one folder you want to restore and do it by hand. You can use the Time Machine interface to restore that folder as well, but Finder is more direct. You are correct so skip migration ...


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For those who are still getting this problem with iOS 8 I tried using iCloud to backup for the first time (no data had been used). It said it couldn't as the backup would need 9.7gb. I tried just turning off the larger items but it was still at 7gb. Quite bizarre that you need to tap the off toggle AND THEN TAP DELETE IN A POPUP ALERT!!! I mean, who on earth ...


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backup doesn't need the password. Backup password is needed only when restoring the backup to iPhone, iPad or iPod. However, it is bad that you cannot uncheck the password encryption, so the best way to solve this is to find the password or do something to disable the password. Read this post to learn to unlock the encrypted backup with 4 methods. Good luck: ...


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Many people have problems that how to transfer apps from iPhone to iTunes. To transfer applictions to iTunes from your iPhone: Right click on your iPhone in the left hand explorer bar Select “Transfer Purchases” You should see a progress bar in iTunes and your phone should read “Sync in Progress”,everything went as planned, all of your applications that were ...


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It sounds like you want Winclone, which will generate an image from your Windows partition, and allow you to restore that image to another partition. As others have said, Time Machine only works with Mac partitions, by design. But Winclone is a package designed for Mac users to take clones of Windows partitions from within OSX. It is not free (it costs ...


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IF the onedrive is mounted then you can use sync and cron with a script (Please note on kindle fire and format may be off so this will be simple): cd $HOME rsync -ar . /Volumes/<mount point of one drive> This has more details: Once you have saved script, and gave it execute permission, use crontab -e to add your frequency. Please see this for ...


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There's no reason to backup this directory. The contents changes so frequently that any backup is outdated by the time the backup's finished. This is no exaggeration; simply the act of making a backup will change the contents of this folder. If you're relying on an unsaved document being there next time you open an app based on Restore, you're doing ...



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