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Questions tagged [restore]

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

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MacBook Pro stuck on white screen

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2013. As you may have guessed from the title, it won't boot. Neither the Disk Utility boots. The only thing I can do is boot from a bootable USB (CMD + OPTION + R) with OSX ...
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I made a backup of my iPad Pro using iTunes. Can I restore that backup onto another iPad?

I made a backup of my iPad Pro using iTunes. The backup is on my PC not on iCloud. The iPad broke a few days later, so I went to a store to make the AppleCare valid, we formatted it on the store. ...
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How to restore messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled?

How can I restore deleted messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled? Historically one would just restore the iPhone to an earlier iCloud Backup however I have attempted to do that but since ...
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iPhone keeps restarting itself every 3 minutes

I just got an iPhone 5 from my friend. It worked well and I decided to restore it to reset it. Yet it is now restarting itself every 3 minutes so I'm trying to do a factory restore. While letting it ...
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Lost preview.app. How to get it back?

After resetting my Mac from a backup (High Sierra, version 10.13.6), I somehow lost the preview.app. It's not there. I still see remnants like com.apple.Preview.plist (yet, no com.apple.preview folder)...
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recover files from newer time machine backup after restore to older state

I have recently restored my machine's state (December) to an older state (November), but forgot to save a couple files from December. When I go into Time machine the December state is not available, ...
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Backing up the initial state of mackbook pro for later recovery [duplicate]

If I want to install Linux on MacBook Pro 2018 by completely wiping osx from the disk (that is use the whole disk for Linux), what steps should I follow so that later I can return MacBook pro to the ...
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iCloud Backups removed by Apple

I was hoping to restore my iPhone (that I use regularly and have iCloud backup enabled on) to a backup from a few days back. I have purchased a ton of space from Apple for iCloud for the purpose of ...
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Boot Camp not able to find Mac image

I am using a 2015 15" MacBook Pro with 512 GB storage. There are a couple of issues that happened very quickly, so I will give you the comlete timeline: I logged into macOS. I noticed that Caps Lock ...
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Restore WhatsApp data from old number on an old iPhone to a new number on a new iPhone

I need to restore the WhatsApp data from backup. Every time I login to my WhatsApp trying to restore the data, it fails to locate the last backup, although that I have it backed up on iCloud and I am ...
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How to restore iPhone using laptop

So I erased my iPhone but my Home button broke off after dropping it. Is there any way to restore it through my laptop? When I click on restore nothing happens.
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iPhone data recovery after restoring using iTunes without back up

By mistake my wife connected to iTunes and restored iPhone with mine iPhones backup. She lost all data from her iPhone and now I can't recovery her data because it never backed up to iTunes or iCloud. ...
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After restore, Photos is uploading items

Last week I backed up my phone on my local iTunes. I switched to "Optimise iPhone Storage" for Photos to keep the size of the backup small. After I restored the phone, Photos says "Uploading 30,000 ...
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High Sierra with Yosemite Time machine restore

I had made a High Sierra clear installation in my old Mac Book Pro 13"(Mid 2010) where I had put also a new SSD HD. After this I restored my Yosemite Time Machine backup. It said that it will erase my ...
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Restoring from Time Machine backup without the issues causing the need to reinstall but keeping apps and settings

My Mac Pro has been acting horrible the last few months. I've decided to try and reinstall Mojave hoping this will eliminate the issue. I have backups, but am concerned that the cruft accumulated ...
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Time Machine new copy of recently restored file, how to avoid?

I removed ~/Text folder some time ago, and recently restored it from a backup. I did not do any changes to the folder, but during next backup it was saved to backup again without linking to folder ...
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Problem with iPhone starting up completely

I went to turn on my phone and I got a black screen with a circle going round and round. The phone will not turn off and will not respond when pushing the home button. Can anyone help?
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macOS not allowing me to restore media files from one external drive to another

I am trying to restore media from an external drive to another external drive now both the partitions have been formatted with the same partition map GUID partition map (I am also getting an APFS ...
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How to Restore backup from external drive to itunes or iphone in Windows 8?

I back my iPhone up to My Windows 8. Since I don't have much space on my C: Drive, I moved my iTunes backup folder to an external drive (mklink/J "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "J:\...
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This disk does not have enough space to restore your system

Backstory: I upgraded from a 1TB SSD to a 2TB hybrid drive, by restoring the system from a Time Machine backup — no hassles there. A few months later, disappointed by the new drive, I want to swap ...
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Restore Time Machine backup to a new MacBook Pro

I own currently a 2012 13'' MacBook Pro with 2 SSD (one of 2 TB and one of 256 GB). I'm thinking to by a new 13'' MacBook pro with one SSD of 2 TB. Knowing the fact that I've an external Time ...
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Is it possible to restore a macbook pro to an earlier date without an external hard drive backup?

I've read that "Time Machine" is the appropriate tool for restoring a Mac to an earlier state. Time Machine requires the use of some external storage device. If I remember correctly from Windows, ...
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Trying to downgrade to High Sierra but Time Machine restore upgrades back to Mojave

I've been having major issues with Mojave - slow-downs, connectivity issues, crashing - you name it. I tried to downgrade back to High Sierra. High Sierra gets installed fresh, but my Time Machine ...
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Disk Utility “restore from” list does not include any volumes

I want to copy a volume from an old MacBook Pro to a new one. I mounted the old one using Target Firewire Mode. I made a new APFS volume on the new machine. When I tell Disk Utility that I want to ...
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Restoring the RAW external backup drive Time Machine backups

My external hard drive suddenly started to be recognised as one RAW partition. This drive had all of my Time Machine backups. With EaseUS Data Recovery software I was able to recover Backups.backupdb ...
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My own iPhone 7 is locked with foreign account after simple reset

I have an issue with my iPhone 7 Plus, which today I wanted to replace with the XS. After backing it up to a Macbook and then resetting the old phone, I logged in to the Apple ID site to remove the ...
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Ipad Mini Not Restoring?

The pass-code has been entered incorrectly on my Ipad so many times that a screen showed up saying: Ipad is Disabled. Connect to Itunes I have tried two methods to restoring the Ipad. Connect the ...
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Searching for lost .pem file in time machine back up

I recently had to wipe my apple mac, and I have been using time machine to back up my mac. I would like to retrieve a specific file (a .pem file) which I use to log in to my Uni server. I have tried ...
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How to restore entire system with time machine on a new mac?

OS: High Sierra My first Macbook was defective and I want to recover the entire system from my time machine backup onto the replacement. However, if I follow the installation assistant and recover ...
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unable to restore backup because not enough space

I tried restoring a backup I created from my iPhone (it had more than 20Gb free out of 64Gb) but when I wanted to restore this backup I found out the backup iTunes created was 61.5Gb, so whenever I ...
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Unable to restore WhatsApp data beyond a certain date

Recently my sister gave her phone away for repairs and so switched to her older model which we still had at home. We followed the recommended routine of reinstalling WhatsApp and restoring from iCloud,...
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How should I restore my Library folder from backup archive?

My 6 year old Macbook accidentally got soaked with water and I just bought a new one to replace it. Everything was backed up with Crashplan online so I restored my data using their instructions but ...
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How to make sure apps remain available after upgrading macOS?

I want to upgrade macOS on my father's Mac, as it's quite out of date (currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8). I understand how to back up files before upgrading, but what about apps? For example, he ...
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How to make Time Machine inherit backup history after restoring from Time Machine

I received my MacBook Pro back from repair (got a new Logic Board which includes the SSD) and restored from my Time Machine backup. I made sure to restore everything, including all settings. Now I ...
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Manually restoring macOS System folder

I have been trying to restore using migration assistant from an Airport Time Capsule with no success despite following multiple support avenues. I’m now trying to manually restore all my files but ...
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Slow High Sierra after restore from Time Capsule

So I had a hard drive (SSD) failure some time ago (it lasted 5 years of intense use, so I kinda expected that to happen). Luckily I had my Time Capsule running all the time, so it was a no brainer to ...
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iOS - Recovering data from device after reset

I would like to give away my 1st Generation iPad. If I reset it by selecting Reset All Content and Settings, would it be possible for someone to restore the data (passwords, photos, etc.) which are ...
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Removing public beta failing

Information: Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.13.5 (17F77) iOS 12 Read the first: How to remove iOS 12.0 Public Beta from iPhone 8 in order to restore archived iOS 11.4 ...
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Undo iPhone restore from backup

I connected my iPhone to my MacBook Pro for the first time. I wanted to save photos from iPhone to Mac and get some music on my iPhone. I, unknowingly, chose to restore backup rather than setting up ...
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Resume Restore issue after internet goes offline

How do I resume a restore from iCloud on a new iPhone 8? The restore was halted when our Internet network went (scheduled) offline.
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Restoring App Data from Backup

How can I restore one app’s data from an encrypted iTunes backup (iOS 11.3.1) to the same app on iOS 11.4? I deleted the Readdle Documents app by mistake and I had some files in it I would like back. ...
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Restore from iCloud Backup lost ALL my photos — Ideas?

On Saturday I got a new iPhone X 256. Previously I had an iPhone 7 128, which I backed up in the AM, and again at the store just for good measure. Everything in iCloud was set to "On." Both backups ...
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Does Time Machine restore whole system?

I've never used Time Machine before and I pretty much know how backups work but I'm wondering if my system will work out of the box once restored from Time Machine backup? I mean I have tons of stuff ...
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How do restore an iOS 12 beta backup to a new iPhone running iOS 11?

I have an iPhone 7+ that is running iOS 12 beta. I got a new iPhone X and I want to have it mirror the 7+ by restoring the X from the backup. When I try to do this process, it seems that the X gets ...
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Can i restore a back up of the user folder to a fresh install without issues?

Can i restore a back up of the user folder to a fresh install without issues? I created the back up with the disk utility tool I am fresh installing an iMac late 2015 because it's very slow. I have ...
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Imac 21.5inch 2015 model system restore problems

Recently my iMac would not start up and I ended up having to reinstall OSX as a new computer. I did this believing that my WD My passport hard drive which I was using solely for Time Machine would be ...
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Time Machine snapshot deleted my desktop

I did a force quite of open applications to update some apps on my Macbook Pro. I forgot to save a word document which I'd been working on earlier in the day so had lost all the work I'd done on it. ...
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Does restoring an iPhone to factory settings before a restore from a backup produce a different result than just restoring from a backup?

Does restoring an iPhone to factory settings before a restore from a backup produce a different result than just restoring from a backup? Restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to factory settings ...
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Time Machine Restore Failure

I have been trying to do a restore for a week and it continues to fail. I will post pictures below but in a nutshell I had a 1 TB drive in my MBP that was almost full. While it was taking an update a ...
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Can I restore macOS from Time Machine backup/USB if I wipe the SSD?

if i create a time machine backup, then install Debian/Ubuntu over the macOS partition -- or for example, destroy the OS ($ sudo rm -rf /), can i immediately hop into recovery mode, plug in the time ...