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

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Upgrade to Catalina erased all data, have backups but how to restore applications/software?

I had tried upgrading my MacBook Pro to Catalina from Mojave a couple of times on my own, but always got stuck on a 'could not be verified' error at the very end of downloading the said upgrade. ...
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Unable to restore Time Machine backup from a network volume

I have a Time Machine backup on a networked volume and not a Time Capsule. The hard drive in my computer failed, so I replaced the drive and reinstalled the operating system. Afterward Time Machine ...
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How to resolve Issue with SSD with Folder with Question Mark Issue?

I am using the A1502 with 256GB SSD. I am getting the Folder with Question Mark Issue as soon i am booting my machine. After going through the recovery option (Opt + R) the mac is not detecting the ...
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What happens with Whatsapp iCloud backup if I don't restore media [duplicate]

I just dropped my iPhone XS Max in the water the other day and now it is in the shop for repair. I have a fairly large Whatsapp backup in the iCloud of 18GB. I currently have a replacement phone for ...
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Erasing everything on my current I phone besides contacts

I would like a fresh start and want to delete everything on my iPhone but still keep my current contacts. I just want all of my photos, notes, and everything else to be backed up on iCloud. I just ...
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How to save all keychain passwords and restore them on a wiped computer?

Once again I ran out of space so I am about to wipe the hard disk of my macbook pro to restart from a clean slate. I have taken a full backup of my home directory to an external hard disk, using rsync ...
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How can data be restored when I downgrade macOS versions?

I just upgraded to macOS Catalina and that was a pretty bad experience. I didn't know 32bit anymore, so none of my games work. Is there a process to back-up everything to prepare downgrading to ...
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How to restore Homebrew config from Time Machine

TL;DR I killed my Homebrew and now need to restore from Time Machine. I had a working Homebrew with various packages installed and working. I've installed some new packages (newer php) which I didn't ...
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unable to restore full disk from TM

I have daily time machine backups. After a crash I am trying to restore the full disk but it keeps giving error of unable to the restore the restore disk. I have old 2012 December MBR15 while I had ...
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Stuck at full bar, in logo screen after system restore from TM backup

My machine is a 2015 13" MB Pro. A couple of days ago, out of the blue, while it was operating normally, suddenly it got the "Black screen with a folder icon blinking" I got a new compatible SSD, ...
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How to restore select files from Time Machine and fix permissions issues

I like doing things from the command line (eg copying only 24 select files by wildcard from my time machine backups) and Time Machine's extra permissions and protections catch me out every time. ...
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Can't restore closed Safari tabs on Catalina!

I have a big problem with Safari. I had about 30 tabs opened and I restarted my computer. Safari opens itself empty, without restoring any tabs and the "restore all tabs from previous session" is ...
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Can I downgrade Catalina to El Capitan using a flash drive? [duplicate]

I downloaded Catalina but it broke critical applications on my computer, I need to restore it to El Capitan as it was before, can I do it safely with a bootable USB? Thank you
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Cannot access TimeMachine backups from before clean install of macOS

Recently I did a clean install of macOS Catalina on my 2014 13" MacBook Pro. Before doing the clean install I backed up my computer with TimeMachine, and in fact I have been backing up with ...
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My iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (4014)

Error 4014 occurred when restoring my iPhone 6s I have restarted my iPhone, but it didn't help. I don't know what to do next. Why did it happen?
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Restore backup from iPhone SE (iOS 13.4.1) to iPhone 6 (iOS 12.4.6)

Got two iPhones: iPhone SE on 13.4.1 iPhone 6 on 12.4.6 As far as I understand, both iOS versions are the latest ones for the respective model. When trying to restore a backup from SE to 6, iTunes ...
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Trying to restore to factory setting but cannot install mac OS Catalina

I'm using a Macbook Pro retina 13" 2018. First, I was trying to restore the factory setting. I followed the instructions in many website and reach the internet recovery page where there is a globe and ...
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Restore from TimeMachine after merging all partitions

I have a MacBook Pro Mac1 with multiple partitions as shown below. I want to restore this Mac1 from a timeMachine of another Mac2 which has only one partition and I want to do the restore so that Mac1 ...
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What is the fastest device to use to restore a timemachine date based backup on a mid 2015 mbp?

The fastest port on this machine seems to be the Thunderbolt 2 interface at 20Gbp/s. Are there any drives that would get anywhere near that? It seems like the SSD in a 2015 MBP would be limited to ...
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Could not validate sizes – Operation not permitted. The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error 1.)

I am following instructions for creating a Bootable drive (generously provided in this answer by a gentleman named David Anderson). I am using a 16GB SD card to try to create a Bootable drive from my ...
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iCloud backup from new iphone is lost when restoring old backup

I bought a new iP7+ and started using it then i back up on iCloud. I also back up my old iphone 6s. To restore, i Back up my 7+ again and reset the phone. When i transferred old backup(6s) to 7+, the ...
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MBP retina 2015 won’t power on after SMC reset

I was using my computer while it was plugged in and the light on the Magsafe charging cable was green. I noticed at the top that the battery indicator was at 78% and was not indicating it was charging....
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Time Machine sync over multiple Macs

I have 3 MacBooks and I made a Time Machine on one of them e.g macA and then restore it on the others macB and macC. Now I did some changes on macA (added files, deleted apps,...) and did a Time ...
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How to disable Terminal restoration upon crash? [duplicate]

Upon crash, Terminal will restore itself when the machine is restarted. It seems that it will also use a lot of disk to save the image of Terminal. I don't want this feature. Is there a way to disable ...
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Can I revert back to my macOS boot partition after creating dual-boot ubuntu partition

Mac mini, 500GB, OSX. I was halfway through making a dual boot Ubuntu system and quit before finishing. It left my 500GB with one un-modifiable partition labeled "Linux Swap", and also a smaller Mac ...
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Restore original MacOS on my 2009 iMac [duplicate]

I have two machines 1 iMac 2009 24” and one MacBook Pro 2017 touchbar. The iMac I cannot open at all as I erased everything from the Macintosh HD. I am trying to fix by using Catalina on the MacBook ...
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iPhone 6 stuck in boot loop and restore with iTunes now failing with error 9

My iPhone 6 recently got stuck in a boot loop, after which I tried to restore it with iTunes. After several attempts and getting error 9, in one of the attempts I managed to go past error 9 and ...
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Formatted hd disk wrong. Can’t restor time machine or install new OS. MacBook Pro 2017

I was trying to restore a time machine backup but then messed everything up as I had erased the wrong disks and was just being a downright idiot for erasing drives. Now I can’t install a fresh OS or ...
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iTunes Backup did i lose my backup?

okay so basically I deleted whatsapp and the whatsapp backup available on iCloud but before doing that I backed everything up on my itunes pc when i reinstalled whatsapp they said that there was no ...
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How to reset a salvaged Mac Pro which has previously been managed?

My buddy hauls junk and the Art Institute of Philadelphia closed down and had him remove a bunch of old iMac/Mac Pro’s from the college. I now have my hands on a Mac Pro 2010 tower and Cinema ...
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How to restore my MacBookPro 6,2

I would like to restore my 9 year old MacBookPro6,2 to its former glory. And to get rid of anything that might be slowing it down. I have original discs. Do I have to go down that path to original OS ...
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Chunked download error 6

I recently restore my mac book and now installing it says chunked download error 6.what should i do now.i cannot open it while opening it shows question mark sign and while jnstaling it shows error
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finder does not show iPhone backups Catalina

I want to restore my iPhone from a backup I did a few days ago. However, Finder does not show my Backups even though the correct backup folders are listet under /Users/username/Library/Application ...
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Any chance to recover the data before having a wrong backup?

I restore my iphone with an older backup and i lost everything i had after that old backup. A few days before i just sincronized the data and i thought it was enough. Is there any chance that i can ...
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iPad stuck on restoring media for a whole year

I got an iPad Air 2 a year ago and since then it has not finished the iCloud restore it started a year ago. It has been on for at least a month of that year if not much more of the year. It has been ...
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Restore Safari Favourites Bar from Time Machine

I've had a strange occurrence I just spotted today - my Favourites bar on Safari has for some totally unknown reason partially reverted to a version from several months ago. It has restored headers [&...
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How to restore apps with iPhone restore? (in year 2020)

All Apple questions are stale after one year. Why? Because iTunes is gone and other big changes this year. So I am re-asking. I have a new phone and backed up my old phone with Finder. Now when the ...
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Unable to restore Time Machine backup to a different computer

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 that was sent for replacement. The system was always synced with Time Machine. I have a temporary MacBook Pro 2017 I am trying to restore to, but I can't get it to work. ...
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iPhone photos still stuck on “Restoring from iCloud”

I'm on the second day of processing and it still shows under all my photos "Restoring from iCloud". Should it also show at the iCloud backup that its restoring? Thinking about resetting my phone and ...
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The iPhone could not be updated. An unknown error occurred (4013) - Is there still a way to solve?

Today my iPhone X got stuck at a logo-flash-loop. After searching for some information with Google I tried the "voldown+volup" restart way. The infinite logo loop did stop but I still can't access my ...
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How to restore a disk image to source disk using Disk Utility?

I've created a .dmg using Disk Utility from a 32 GB source drive. Now I'm back in Disk Utility in order to restore this disk image to the very same source disk it was created from. I thought it would ...
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Move recent backup files in time machine folder

I need to use the migration assistant to restore a user. Unfortunately, I need to do this from an older backup. This answer suggests this can be done by moving the more recent backup files. I tried ...
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Photos faces lost after full restore through Time Machine

I recently did a full restore through Time Machine with my MacBook Pro (Early 2015). I have just opened the Photos app and realised that all face recognition data appears to be lost. So I have a few ...
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How to restore files, keeping original “Date Added”

I had an automation problem with my Downloads folder (no doubt my fault), losing the correct filename for > 2,000 files. No prob: I'm obsessive about backups (internal Time Machine plus 2 external ...
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Time Machine ‘error while restoring from the backup’

need help, found corrupted folder during the restore from time machine and did this what should be the last command or what i did wrong?
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iPhone 6s nagged to update to 13.3, so I did but now I cannot use Whatsapp

Don't know where to start, did everything wrong. My frustation the last 24 hours: My iPhone 6s request me to update since a couple of months, so yesterday I thought let's do it. In summary: did not ...
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How can I reset SSD on MacBook Air

I changed the motherboard of a MacBook Air A1465 11" mid 2013 because the previous one had a problem with the RAM. I boot the device in recovery mode in order to install the OS but the SSD is not ...
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Can I do an entire Time Machine restore to another computer?

I made a Time Machine backup of my 2015 MacBook Air to a USB drive. I want to restore the entire state of the OS and my files to a 2015 MacBook Pro. On the MacBook Pro I booted into Internet ...
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iPhone Restore process

Have taken the back up of iphone to replace the battery of phone. After replacing battery, need to restore the phone back. The iPhone back is stored at default location. iPhone backup size is 114 GB....
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How to restore disabled iPad not visible in Finder on Catalina?

This is similar to "iPad is disabled, connect to iTunes" I have a disabled ipad. Music in 10.15.1 does not see the device. What recorse do I have to either get to touchpad or reset to ...

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