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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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Time Capsule does not require an active internet connection to function correctly. I would, however, caution that these units are notorious for getting 'unhappy' when used in an area that does not have sufficient cooling. Putting one inside the drywall is a bad idea, IMO. Unless you're using a wired connection to connect to your TC, then you're either going ...


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Camera Roll is gone in iOS8. It might be that you would nee the new iCloud Photo Library, part of iCloud Drive, before they will sync again. One thing to do is to migrate any photos you might still have in iPhoto - launch it & you will be given the option - as that's gone too. see ...


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If iCloud Backup is off, then your device is not being backed up to iCloud, regardless of any other settings. Enabled iCloud services will synchronise that data to other devices with those services on. In the screenshot, the Contacts and Calendars services are enabled, which means that the data which is stored in iCloud for these services will be ...


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Did you opt to stick with the legacy iCloud version or to update to iCloud Drive? Is your Mac using WiFi or Ethernet? When did you last use any one of the apps that are failing to load properly? On the Device App page in iTunes, are you given the option to Will Update any of the problematic apps? are those apps updated to the latest version in your iTunes ...


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No, your iPhone can only be associated with a single iTunes Library. You can, however, copy the backup folder from you MBP to somewhere else. It will be in ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup/


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According to the Time Machine documentation it requires a HFS formatted drive to work. To get around this problem, on my external FAT32 USB drive, I split it into two partitions. One for Time Machine, in HFS, and the rest for FAT32 to share files.


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To keep old messages for posterity, I would perform a backup and then rename it so that it does not get overwritten. A quick google search will give plenty of instructions. As regards to restoring individual messages to your phone, I don't know that it's possible. There are certainly a number of non-free desktop apps for both PC/Mac to extract and view ...


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Use the recovery mode of OSX to run Disk Utility so that you can check whether your HDD is faulty. See: https://www.apple.com/osx/recovery/


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Fixed it myself. Made a workflow that does the following: and ran these commands: 1)sudo tmutil inheritbackup /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/Austen\'s\ MacBook\ Pro/ 2)sudo tmutil associatedisk -a / /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/Austen\'s\ MacBook\ Pro/2014-09-15-161252/Macintosh


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I tried different software including linux-based products such as Clonezilla but in the end the best solution I could find was doing a sector-by-sector disk clone using Acronis True Image. Every backup software that runs from a CD and supports sector-by-sector cloning should work. PS: I just bought a bigger hard drive for my Mac and this cloning method ...


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I would approach this as follows: First, identify what you need to back up. Things like important documents and photos, of course, but not things like OSX cache files. For example, with few exceptions you can ignore most system files so long as you're willing to rebuild your machine from scratch. Also, some things don't change that much (like music ...


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More than a 'cloud drive' solution, you should be looking for a 'cloud backup' solution. Backblaze and Crashplan are popular options, but there are a variety of possibilities with different features , such as Arq or Tarsnap. A bootable copy of your main drives would be an additional insurance against disaster; you can use a software like SuperDuper! or ...


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I have a similar configuration. Two physical drives: one Mavericks, the other Mountain Lion as failsafe. When Yosemite comes out, I can leap Mountain Lion ahead. In your primary OSX, exclude the /oldpartitionname/ (or, /oldpartitionname/Applications) from Spotlight. Then reset "Open With" menu with Terminal: ...


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Read only is a fail safe mode for the backups. It means there was a problem detected with the backup and you can only restore from it. The system won't continue adding files since that would risk your losing even the ability to recover the files. There is a procedure to re-attach a Mac to the existing backup once logic boards are replaced, but they assume ...


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ChronoSync is an option for syncing Windows and Mac. You can request a trial license key through their website to test it out and see if it works for your situation: http://www.econtechnologies.com/support/trial-key.php


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Check also your iCloud backup usage. Make sure there's enough room! Settings > General > Usage > iCloud.


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Are you using iOS 8 beta 5 by any chance? If so, that might be the cause of the local backup issue; see here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1766005&highlight=backup iCloud backups can timeout if the wifi is too slow and it's backing up a large amount of data. Consider revising which Apps get backed up to iCloud, and maybe disable (at ...


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Check the lighting port on your iPhone 5, make sure there's no signs of corrosion/broken pins/debris/accumulated lint or dust. When your cable is connected it should sit flushed with no pivoting space, if it doesn't chancing are there are lint or dust stuck in there, carefully remove them using a small tool.


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One way to recover files from a "broken disk" without buying software, is to use the Target Disk mode. You will need a second mac to do that, to which you would transfer the files.


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Your problem is almost certainly related to partitioning on a Windows machine. You can verify this by using Disk Utility to look at the Drive, in particular the Partition Map Scheme. This needs to be GUID Partition Table but is probably MBR. You would need to repartition on OS X, but this will need you to erase all data.


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You might find that Carbon Copy Cloner will do what you want. It certainly allows you to create a task to copy a given set of folders to any destination you can mount. It's not expensive ($40 US) and offers a trial version so you can check it out before ponying up the dollars. I'm assuming you have figured out how to mount your Windows Home Server via SMB.



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