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The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system. Avoid using for export / import or other definitions of the term, please.

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"Restore" iPad from older model

I have an iPad6 (running iOS 17.4.1) which just appears to have died (the battery has been running out in a few hours but appears it is not charging - or very slowly). I had planned to get a new iPad, ...
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iPad 4 stuck in update/restore loop

I have an iPad 4 running 9.3.1. I put it in recovery mode and connected it to my PC. Now iTunes keeps telling me to update or restore it, but regardless of whether I click "update" or "...
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Bootable External Drive Issue on Apple Silicon M2- Need Help Resolving

I've been encountering difficulties with my bootable external drive on my Apple Silicon M2.I can boot Successfully on M1 mac. I've tried creating the bootable drive using ASR, Carbon Copy Cloner, and ...
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Restore lost "last session" of preview

I'm on MacOS Sonoma. I have been using Preview extensively for research and had quite a lot of pdf's open (to be able to pick up where I left at later time). I have set Preview to reopen all ...
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Erase & reset user settings without losing my files

I want to reset all the user settings that have changed on my MacBook, without losing any of my user files. My issue: I've made a lot of changes to my system as a developer: user permissions, ...
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No startup disk to restart from after closing Disk Utilities screen

My 15" MacBook Pro starts up and goes to the disk utilities. Following a solution to close the utility window I then see the "Choose Startup Disk" but there isn't a system to choose ...
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iTunes backup not showing up anymore in iTunes

Help. I can not access my iPhone backup saved on my laptop in iTunes anymore My iphone was acting up and had to be repaired, so I made a backup before the reparation in iTunes which was saved on my ...
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How to restore only WhatsApp contents from a iTunes backup?

I have an iPhone 14 Pro, of which I regularly perform full backups (with encryption) using iTunes running on Windows. I uninstalled WhatsApp by mistake on the iPhone; I reinstalled it, but now all my ...
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What is the proper way to transfer from an old iPhone to new one?

When I transfer from an old iPhone to a newly purchased one using the auto detect (i.e. hey we found a new iPhone nearby, click to continue), I need to log into all the apps and set up Face ID again, ...
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Can I do a merge restore from Time Machine

A few months ago for some reason that is not important, a large number of my files were mistakenly deleted. I did not notice for several weeks, so the later backups are of the remaining files only. I ...
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Mac OS system restore using Time Machine from bootable USB- Big Sur and later

I have a close friend in a rural area whose typical download speed is 6 Mbps. They're running macOS Monterey. System restoration using Time Machine from the internal recovery partition would be ...
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Identifying a software issue that drains battery (after new battery install)

I've got an iPhone 12 with the latest iOS updates. After the battery was draining quite quickly at 81% health, I took the phone to an Apple certified repair shop and had a new battery installed. The ...
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Restoring from APFS Time Machine backup that includes always-connected external drive: Do I need to format the external drive?

I have an APFS (case-sensitive, encrypted) Time Machine backup that includes both my internal SSD (APFS) and a much larger APFS volume on an external SSD. The backup containing both is on a slow but ...
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Restoring iPad from backup

I backed up an iPad a week ago in preparation for a repair. In the new iPad, it wouldn't restore the backup in the startup process, said the OS needed to be updated. Backup is still inaccessible. Then ...
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WhatsApp Backup from low storage iPhone: How can I keep my old media and back up new chats at the same time?

I lost my iPhone 13 Pro Max (512GB) and I had everything backed up on iCloud including WhatsApp chats. I got a new iPhone 14 Pro Max (256GB) and all of my WhatsApp chats recovered, but not the media, ...
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Can an iPhone be "reset" without updating to a new iOS?

I'm reading too many conflicting things about this, so I'm asking here in the hopes to get a reasonably current, informed answer/solution. I have an original iPhone SE an I love it. It's the perfect ...
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Restore from iCloud backup without erasing all contents

The instructions from Apple for restoring from a backup say that all contents need to be erased first: Restore your device from an iCloud backup If you’ve already set up your device, you will need ...
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Can you restore a macOS Sonoma Time Machine Backup onto a fresh Ventura install?

I've upgraded my MacBook Pro 14" (2021) to the macOS Sonoma Beta, but I'd like to reset it to macOS Ventura. However, I've used the beta for over a month and there are a lot of files that have ...
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MacOS downgrade. Restore Time Machine backup on older OS

I've been surprisingly stupid to believe Apple that MacOS Ventura is a worthy upgrade and didn't make a Time Machine copy prior to upgrade. Now I'm amazed by how Apple screwed up my previously perfect ...
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How to Revert to Previous State on Manga App?

I was on a manga app (Manga Reader - Manga Viewer by Yubo Wang) when I had accidentally pressed the ‘Restore’ button, which uses an iCloud backup to restore your ‘favourites’ and reading history. My ...
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Unable to restore 2016 MacBook Pro

I am trying to restore the OS on a MacBook Pro (2016, touchbar). I've looked at all the answers I can find on here but none seem to address my issue. I erased the disk but the restore process isn't ...
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How to only overwrite metadata (specifically date file attributes) between files that have the same contents with the older/more accurate attributes?

I have a situation where a backup has correct Date Modified and other correct metadata. A large volume of these files were copied accidentally without the correct rsync flags (eg, rsync -a does not ...
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Restoring older iCloud backup [duplicate]

I recently deleted some important text messages and the only way I think I can get them back is to restore from iCloud backup (in my case the restore deleted text messages option is not possible). I ...
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Unable to open a .img image copied over ssh from Linode

My Linode instance is corrupted after I did an inline upgrade of Ubuntu from 14 LTS to 16 LTS. After trying relentlessly for over one week, I decided to extract the data from one of my backups and ...
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Unable to re-install macOS on my Mac Mini 2014 [duplicate]

I have a MacMini from 2014. It has an SSD which I formatted so now it has no OS on it. I tried internet recovery several times but every time I get the error "An Error Occurred While Preparing ...
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'Declined to authorize this image on this device for this user.' when attempting to restore iPad [duplicate]

I'm trying to restore my Gen 1 iPad Pro to a previous version of iOS because the current version (16.4) causes a kernel panic due to the device running out of memory. However when I try to attempt to ...
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How do I keep a full Time Machine restoration from changing the filesystem type?

I'm stuck on upgrading from Mojave to Catalina. (Yes, I'm late to the party.) My most recent Time Machine backups continue to be from my Mojave system on an HFS+ Mac OS Extended (Journaled) filesystem....
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Restore iPhone Note from iCloud

On an iPhone with iOS 16, how does one restore a single note from iCloud? I need to recover the proper version of the note. (I did not delete the file. I edited it, and Notes doesn't seem to have an ...
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How to associate a new external disk with complete Time Machine history

I want to restore my external USB drive to a new drive from a Time Machine backup. I used sudo tmutil associatedisk as was suggested in this answer to a similar question. The actual restoring worked ...
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TimeMachine restore: Can select backup, but get "No macOS system backups were found"

The SSD on my 2015 MacBook Pro died, and I got it replaced with a used SSD from another MacBook containing Catalina. The machine boots now normally, ready to restore from backup. I tried to restore ...
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Why does my iPhone not show all the backup to restore?

I forgot to backup a chat history of my messaging app before reinstalling it, so tried to restore my iPhone with a yesterday's backup, but after erasing all the data and going into restore option, I ...
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How to get access to my iCloud backup if I neither have access to my other iDevices nor the phone number under which it was registered?

About a year ago, I changed my phone number but never updated it in my iCloud account to the new one. Now, I lost access to all my iDevices and I want to restore my iCloud backup to an iPhone I got ...
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Time machine restore to new external drive

As you read through this post, for reference, the machine on which I'm trying all of this is running Big Sur. I was using Time Machine to back up an external drive that failed. Having purchased a new ...
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How to restore email from a Time Machine backup?

Does anyone have experience restoring email from a Time Machine backup? This was easier in earlier versions of MacOS, when Time Machine provided a UI through the Mail program itself. Now it seems to ...
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What does restoring an iPad from an iPhone backup actually do?

Context Recently, one of my relatives upgraded her iPad Air 2 to iPadOS 15.6.1. She recalls that she purchased the iPad in 2013 and it hadn't been upgraded recently; it may have still been running a ...
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Is there any possibility of recovering data from a formatted drive that was APFS encrypted?

I accidentally formatted an external drive that was APFS encrypted. The new format is also APFS (Encrypted). Is there any way to restore the formatted data from the old encrypted drive? I know the ...
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How to restore a specific file from APFS Time Machine backup drive with tmutil?

I've been using an HFS+ drive for Time Machine, but I recently formatted a drive in APFS as my Time Machine backup drive on macOS Monterey. Now I find the implementation with APFS very confusing. If I ...
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How to do a TM backup so that you can do a FULL restore using OSX utilities?

I patched my older MBP to Monterey 12.6 and have a current Time Machine backup. When I rebooted it failed and I used Command R to get to a screen that allowed access to my drives. It didn't allow me ...
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iPod classic not restoring properly

I have an iPod classic 120GB, it had a broken harddrive, so I swapped it for a generic SD/CF to ZIF adapter. Now it show the "Connect to iTunes to restore" screen as expected (it previously ...
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Manual restore from Backblaze after Time Machine restore fails

My 2020 M1 MacBook Air recently died, and Apple promptly repaired by replacing the logic board, among other components. I use both Time Machine off a Synology NAS (RAID 1) and Backblaze. Both ...
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How to restore (with Time Machine) from a newer MacOS (Monterey) to an older MacOS (Catalina)?

Due to office use I need to move my information from a Monterey Mac to a Catalina Mac (I can't update any further this iMac). I've tried restoring from a previous TimeMachine but the older Mac doesn't ...
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iTunes can't see copy of iPhone backup from external drive

I have an iTunes backup of an old iPhone on an external drive (My Passport portable HDD), where it was placed when it was recovered by a data recovery company. When I try to restore the backup to my ...
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Recovering from a failed update in a way that I don't lose everything and have to setup everything again from scratch

I accepted to restart for 'Security Updates' yesterday, but pretty sure macOS then attempted to install Catalina! (I was on High Sierra before). My Mac restarted but the install kept hanging at '...
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Can I restore a time machine backup from one partition to another on the same HD?

My partitions are reversed so the one I use is the last out of two so I can’t enlarge it.
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Disk Utility Restore from 'Macintosh HD' or 'Macintosh HD - Data'?

When cloning an HDD with macOS Catalina Disk Utility's Restore, should I restore from 'Macintosh HD' or 'Macintosh HD - Data'? Does it make a difference?
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No data being restored from iTunes backup

So, I was having some unrelated problems with my iPhone, so I thought factory resetting it might fix it. The bug was fixed, but my problem came when I tried to restore my apps and data from the iTunes ...
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Does the iPhone backup and restore process include iOS?

I have become suspicious of whether my iPhone has been compromised (especially with CVE-2022-32893) and decided to do a backup and then restore the backup. My reasoning was on the assumption that iOS ...
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I am trying to reset to factory, but the menu says I need to update, but there isnt enough room on the device to update

I followed the recovery directions to trigger the recovery menu for the locked iphone 7. When I go to restore the phone to factory settings, I get a menu that says I need to update the phone. How can ...
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Anyway to restore An old iphone 5 images and videos?

I have my old iPhone 5 and I want to restore the old deleted images on it: for context, it had a lock button problem and when I gave it to my phone company to fix it they deleted everything on it the ...
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I accidentally removed /etc. Now I cannot login or put it back

I deleted the /etc/ folder and it is now in Trash. I cannot put it back as it needs permission, and when sudo asks for the password, I enter and it doesn't work (as everything seems was in that etc). ...
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