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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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Example of using APFS local snapshots to backup (snapshot), diff and restore a folder in macOS 12+?

I have a folder I want to experiment with. Unfortunately the folder is several hundred gigabytes and I don't want to spend time backing it up again and restoring it if something goes sideways on me. ...
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How to get Time Machine backup out of "Backup in use" state without originating computer

I have (well, had) a Late 2013 MacBook Pro running Big Sur backing up via Time Machine to a Time Capsule. That MacBook died a sudden and horrible death with no chance of ever booting again. In an ...
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Downgrade from iOS 15.4 to older archived backup possible?

I have recently upgraded to iOS 15.4. The upgrade has made my hearing aid app not work properly. Apple blames the developer and the developer blames Apple. Anyway, I'd like to use the app as it has ...
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How can I restore Notes from a time machine backup?

I originally had the Notes app syncing to my Google account. I changed my google password 8 months ago and never bothered to update it on my machine. Today I went to Notes/Accounts and unchecked the ...
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Cannot restore mail from TM under Catalina

Time Machine seems not to work with Apple Mail. If you enter Time Machine from Apple Mail, you are supposed to be able to see your email in all your backups. But if I try to do this, I cannot travel ...
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iTunes has reset my phone instead even though I chose update - is all data lost?

This is a nightmare, I have an iphone 11 pro, the storage was almost full (256gb), apps did not open, so I restarted it. it then got stuck on apple logo. hard reset did not help, so I followed Apple ...
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Time Machine reintegration

Apologies if this has been asked and answered - I've found a myriad of material on Time Machine but not that specifically answered the nuances of what I'm concerned about. I've asked some questions on ...
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"Not enough space available to transfer" message from Time Machine while attempting to restore a backup

I am attempting to restore a backup with Time Machine for the first time. I use a Macbook air M1 2020 (its SSD is 512 GB), and an external SSD of 1 TB used only for Time Machine with this Macbook. I ...
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Restoring from Time Machine if NEWER version of OS on MacBookPro?

The heading is really what I would like to do but don't want to attempt if all the experts out there say this isn't possible. Ok, I will start with the computer to give all information: MacBook Pro ...
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Two choices for Time Machine restore?

I did a full Time Machine backup on an external drive recently. I loaded an embroidery app and royally messed up my folders. I want to restore to that recent backup but I’m being asked from what ...
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How to continue a Time Machine restore when/after getting an "Error (-5000)" message

I try to restore via tmutil a backup snapshot from my Time Machine disk to a new volume. For this I issue: sudo tmutil restore /Volumes/MyTMDisk/Backups.backupdb/MyMachine/2021-11-30-042315/MyHD') /...
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Is it possible to just migrate changed files?

I sent my MacBook Pro to Apple enterprise support for 3 days. They repaired it and sent it back, and the data was not affected. Before sending it in, I made a fresh time machine backup to an external ...
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Restoring Silicon Mac in enterprise environment

Is there some way to do a full IPSW restore in an enterprise environment? In our case this means no DHCP and behind a proxy. Other machines all have a fixed IP and proxy certificate installed. But ...
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Can a "test restoration" of macOS from time machine be done?

I maintain regular backups of my systems: three (3) Macbook Pros, vintage 2011, 2016 & 2019. I use Time Machine for backups now, and I have so far been fortunate enough to not need to use a backup ...
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Can a time machine backup be restored to a single user on a new computer?

I had a 2013 MBP Retina that I have been doing regular Time Machine backups to an external hard drive. A few months ago I also bought a Mac Mini which I just started from scratch with, and never ...
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Is there a way to see progress on Time Machine Restore, seeming stuck on "preparing to restore" animation?

Short story: Macbook pro Retina 13" early 2015 with 128GB SSD /8GB RAM free space left <5GB I bought a new 512GB SSD I did Time Machine backup on a encrypted external usb HDD (~64GB) I ...
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How extract a snapshot from a Time Machine backup to a new external HD partion so that this partion can act as a (boot) volume?

I found out how to extract a snapshot from a Time Machine backup to an external hard drive. I use: sudo tmutil restore /Volumes/TMdrive/Backups.backupdb/machinename/2021-11-30-042315/MyHD /Volumes/...
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Issue restoring iPhone from Mac backup using Finder

Edit: I upgraded to Monterey 12.1 and am still seeing the same issue. I've also updated the iPhone to the latest software version. I have two phones, both iPhone XS running the latest iOS (15.1 or 15....
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How do you restore a Time Machine backup from M1 to Intel?

I'm on MacOS 12.1. I've restored a Time Machine backup from an Intel machine to an M1 machine, but attempting to go the other direction does not work. I've tried backing up and restoring from a USB ...
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Issues restoring iPhone 11 Pro from an iTunes backup

I've been trying to restore the latest backup (made last night) onto my iPhone 11 Pro, and I've been running into quite a few issues. The full backup (the encrypted type) is on my PC's iTunes. The ...
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How to Restore MacOs from Time Machine without Library folder?

I did a clean install of my Mac and want to restore some files now. With Migration Assistent you can select different types that you want to restore (Apps, Account (like documents e.d.), Other files ...
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Restore text messages from Google Messages to new iPhone (Android phone is bricked)

How can I restore my text messages backup from the Google Messages app into my new iPhone? I know there's a move to iOS app, which is great if your old phone is functional. Problem is my Pixel 4 ...
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Time Machine skipping backups during restore

Found a file missing. "No problem" says I, and I summoned Captain Chaos (Dun dun DUNNN!) to fire up Time Machine to restore it. Up comes the Time Machine windows showing "Now". I ...
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Time Machine backup

I have a Time Machine backup on a USB ssd I would like to move the backup to a NAS. However, every article I have seen about moving Time Machine backups refer to Backups.backupdb file/folder. When I ...
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Cannot restore from backup due to not enough free space, yet there is plenty of space

My general > settings > iPhone storage shows I am using 16gb of 64gb... yet when I try to do a restore it tells me that the backup can't be done because there is not enough space... ?!?!! This ...
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Time Machine System Restore: Stuck in "Preparing to restore "Macintosh HD"" [duplicate]

I am attempting to do a Time Machine System Restore in order to revert to a previous OS. I have the full Time Machine backup on a Seagate external hard drive. (Update: I also tried with a SanDisk ...
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Need help running 'backup_tool.py' Python script to decrypt my iPhone backup

When I updated to iOS 15 I lost over 1k of my voice memos. I am a song writer so really want these recordings back. I'd prefer to do this the fun way and save the $40 on a clunky backup/restore app ...
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Old Time Machine disk - can't restore or see files

I recovered an old external hard drive that I used for Time Machine backups. Now my files look like this TimeMachine\Name MacBook Pro.tmp\0 TimeMachine\Name MacBook Pro.tmp\1a TimeMachine\Name MacBook ...
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What's the difference between restore iPhone through iTunes and erase phone through Find My (suppose you don't have backups anyway)

So today I'm in a situation where my iPhone is disabled after too many attempt of wrong passcode which by some research seems I need to start over and erase all my data. Which isn't an issue as I ...
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"macOS needs to repair your library to run applications" after restoring Time Machine backup

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro with High Sierra 10.13.6. I haven't used this computer for 2 years. When I turned it on, the drive was dead. After reinstalling the OS in an external hard drive, restoring my ...
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Restore a Mac to its factory settings

I have a Mac mini M1 2020. The new machine came with iMovie, GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, etc. Will restore a Mac to its factory settings also include those aforementioned applications?
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Not enough space to restore Ipad from iCloud backup after forced ipadOS upgrade

EDIT: Was able to restore from an earlier icloud backup, but this still is a weird issue that other people may encounter, so I'm leaving this up in case someone else has a better solution. Earlier ...
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Cloning a Catalina Intel Mac to a M1

We're using an Intel Mac mini running Catalina as a build machine, running a lot of specific and custom software. We want to update that build machine to Big Sur in order to build apps for the latest ...
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How to copy a iPhone(iOS13.6.1) to another iPhone(iOS12.4) without updating iOS of either side to latest iOS?

I have two iPhone 8, src: iOS13.6.1. ( I will not update to latest iOS for some softwares only works in this version) backed up to my Macbook(Catalina 10.15.7). dst: iOS12.4 which is connected to ...
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iPhone continuously reboots itself

My iPhone 11 is stuck in a never ending reboot loop. I can’t remember if this started during normal usage or by itself. To recover, I booted it into the service (DFU) mode (short press volume up ...
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If I restore from an old Time Machine backup, can I still access newer files from the backup drive?

I want to restore my Mac from Catalina back to Mojave using a Time Machine backup from last year. I have some other, newer files created since then that I would like to keep, so will I be able to ...
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Problem to restore a maximized window (on Bug Sur 11.5.2)

I have a problem to restore a maximized window (on Big Sur 11.5.2). To restore a maximized window, I normally move the cursor to the top of the display to show the title bar and the green button. But ...
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Is there a command/simple method to restore all "defaults" settings?

defaults read prints out all the preferences for all apps. defaults write … … can be used to set preferences But write cannot use the format that comes from read I would like a way to get all the ...
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Why did this dd copy of an encrypted Time Machine drive to another drive seem to have no effect?

On macOS in past years I have been able to use dd to copy an entire hard drive to another hard drive of the same size. When I did this, everything was copied: the partition map, the volumes, ...
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Client sent unsolicited image via iMessage. In disgust, I deleted it. Can I get it back?

So many paid applications are nearly guaranteeing results and the information I'm finding here is way out of date (2015, 2014, etc.). My Messages are backed up to iCloud. I don't want to erase my ...
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I Lost my documents, downloads and desktop folder access. Please help

I tried to empty my bin on macbook pro but somehow the My access to downloads, documents and desktop got restricted. Some utility or libraries might got deleted that caused this. The icons of ...
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Restore Time Machine backup

I want to restore from my Time Machine backup. My Time Machine backups where saved on a QNAP NAS. After a clean install (forgot password) of my MacBook, I wanted to reinstall from my Time Machine ...
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Can't restore ipad from backup

Tried to update an iPad mini 2 from iOS 12.5.1 to iOS 12.5.4. The upgrade through iTunes failed. I didn't get a shot of the exact error in Tunes. The iPad mini also got stuck with the progress bar @ ~...
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Why does the Restore screen keep happening?

Over the life of my iPhone XR (a bit over 2 years), today is the 3rd time that I was greeted with a Restore screen. In both of the two previous instances I was not able to recover any data. I doubt ...
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AMRestoreErrorDomain error 26 when restoring or reviving M1 macbook pro with apple configurator 2

I am trying to revive my m1 macbook pro after it started showing exclamation mark icon with restore url. Now I am trying to revive it using my other intel-based macbook using apple configurator 2 but ...
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Trying to restore older Macbook Pro 13 and 15in

Ok so im running out of ideas. i have two macbooks that im trying to restore. They both predate internet recovery and the hard drives were replaced. I do not have any disks for them so im trying to ...
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What is the difference between erase and restore on macOS Disk Utility?

I want to re-format an external hard drive, but I'm not sure what the difference is between 'restore' or 'erase'. Does erase remove all files, or not? I don't want to lose the files, but I cannot back ...
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What is the difference between erase and restore on Disk Utilily Mac? [closed]

Got a bit of vocabulary confusion. I want to re-format an external hard drive. But I'm not sure what the difference is between restore or erase. Does erase, removes all files. or not. I don't want to ...
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How can I restore data from an iPhone backup without a physical iPhone?

I recently lost my iPhone. I know that I have done full backups with iTunes (now Music.app?). I don't have a physical iPhone and I am not interested in getting one right now. How do I restore data ...
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Backup/restore to multiple removable volumes

I remember using old DOS software to backup an entire hard drive to a set of floppy disks - yes that long ago! With the backup target folder identified it would come up with a number of floppy disks ...
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