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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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Will my Google Authenticator codes work if I restore my iPhone from a backup?

The latest iOS update (11.1.1) bricked my iPhone, and it appears that I will need to reset the phone to factory settings and then restore from my (iTunes) backup. I have a fairly recent backup ...
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What does “Restore from iCloud Backup” currently NOT restore?

What does "Restore from iCloud Backup" currently NOT restore? Is restore from local backup more or less, complete? (My intention is for the answer to stay up to date, SE-style; I know this answer ...
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How to completely reset or remove and restore Safari in Mojave

Safari is bugged in my macbook. It's a macbook air 2019 with mojave 10.14.5 The problem is I can't delete bookmarks nor save new ones on it because it ask to keep or remove firefox bookmarks, which ...
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Transmac error while restoring with dmg

I was trying to create an mac os bootable drive using transmac , I converted the it into GPT partition , but while going into the option of restoring with disk image , I get an error as - The disk may ...
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Restoring iPhone 5

I have an iPhone 5 that I tried to restore iOS 10.3.3 to. I have made sure that the .ipsw file matches the phone, and have updated iTunes. In iTunes, I get this error when I try to restore or update (...
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Retaining current files in Dropbox after restoring Time Machine backup

My mac recently had a software problem and I need to restore a time machine backup to get the mac working again. I do not want to restore any dropbox files to their earlier state, especially since I ...
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How can I restore my device with simply ipsw file and iTunes?

I want to restore my iPod touch 4 gen. using a previously downloaded .ipsw file from the web instead of iTunes trying to download it again. I have tried putting the .ipsw file in the ~/Library/iTunes/...
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Pulling out WhatsApp from backup - without restoring iPhone

I have Mac (now Pro, then Air)- and iPhone backup regularly using TimeMachine. Is there a way restoring only backed-up text from WhatsApp without restoring entire iPhone?
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After Security Update 2019-003, OpenLDAP is corrupted. How can I recover?

I installed the Security Update 2019-003 this morning. The update went awry, and produced on (postgres) induced panic on the host, a second attempt succeeded. After the update, slapd will not launch ...
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Login and Finder problems after Time Machine restore

Following a keyboard problem on a MacBook Pro (2017 I think), I created 3 separate Time Machine backup (yes, I'm that paranoid) on 3 separate USB 3.0 drives. After keyboard replacement I restored ...
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How to reset an iPhone safely

Apologies for the noob question but I'm looking around and finding different answers (including data not getting restored). So I would like to make sure I'm following the right process. My girlfriend'...
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Requirements for restoring a Time Machine backup from a sparsebundle?

I have a Time Machine sparsebundle backup on an NTFS volume on a USB drive. When I wanted to restore from it I connected it and the volume was mounted as read-only, but I was unable to mount the ...
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Restoring CCC or TimeCapsule from MacBookPro (2017) to new (2018)

I had a MacBook Pro 2017 stolen. Luckily I have 2 backups: Time capsule (day old) Carbon Copy Cloner USB hard drive (30 days old) MacBook Pro 2017 was running Sierra (or High Sierra?) now I forgot ...
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iPad 4 is Disabled Error 3600 iOS 10.3.3

I have an iPad 4 that I haven't used for so long that I forgot the PIN. After too many tries now my iPad is disabled and now it requires iTunes to fix. (Error Showing: iPad is Disabled Connect to ...
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Restoring data deleted from Directory Utility

When trying to rearrange user accounts, I deleted some data using the Directory Utility (data on a user account under "Users" in the Node "Local/Default"). I would like to restore this data. I have ...
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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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Safari won't load pages after system restore

I hope someone can advise please... A few days ago I had to restore my whole system from Time Machine backup after a power outage stopped my Mac from booting up. Everything seems fine, except for ...
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How to prevent browser from redirecting AT ALL using terminal

I have a very limited knowledge of this stuff so I hope this explanation makes sense.... My parents have somehow got on my MacBook, and made it so that they can change any setting and view/modify my ...
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Upgrade then restore, or the other way around?

I'm in a situation where I simply cannot upgrade my Mac – the installer says that my disk cannot be used as a startup disk. This probably has to do with me installing dual-boot partitions, but I'm not ...
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Is it possible to temporarily skip media restore in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on an iPhone X. I have chat history and media backed up on my iCloud. The total size of the backup is around 6 GB. I had to send in the iPhone X for repair, and I’m using a temporarily ...
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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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iOS 12.1.4 - Photos stuck on uploading after iTunes restore

I restored my iPhone XS using the iTunes Backup I had saved on my Mac. Everything went back in place and also the pictures showed as being all there but, at the bottom of the Photos Library there was ...
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What’s the point of iTunes backup restoring?

I have just substituted my iPhone XS due to a camera fault and restored it from iTunes backup. My phone is 256gb in storage and therefore I use to have all my Photos library (about 12.000 elements) ...
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Can Time Machine files be restored across different OSs?

I am backing up my MacBook Air that runs OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to an external Hard Drive using Time Machine. I have another older MacBook that runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. If I wipe the hard drive of the ...
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iPhone 4S recovery error 29

My iPhone 4S keeps getting stuck on the boot logo. It has never been jailbroken. When I try to restore it in the latest version of iTunes I keep getting this: How can I resolve this?
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Want to Restore Android Backup to iPhone [closed]

I backed up my android phone (lg g7) to google, then sold the phone. I no longer have it in my possession. I now have a new iphone xr and wish to restore that backup to my iPhone - call history, sms,...
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can't shrink the system partition in order to clone and swap disk

I wanted to swap my 1TB old iMac HDD to a 1TB SSD but apparently it's not that easy with diskutil under mojave recovery system. From a disk to disk it's impossible since the disc is complaining to not ...
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Would reformatting my Mac and restoring the latest Time Machine backup be likely to improve its stability?

My MacBook Air used to be rock solid, but it has grown increasingly unstable over the past year. For example, this afternoon I can't switch to my other user account. I select the account from the fast ...
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I forgot a password for iPhone 5C, error 4013 if try to restore

I was not using my iPhone 5C for a long time and forgot a password for it. How to use it now? I left it for some time without a power and the only thing it forgot was time, so now it writes that next ...
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Can’t restore from Time Machine on Mojave

I’m on the latest Mojave. Tried full restore from the backup and caught an error. (“error: -5000” while the restore process was copying a _MASReceipt/receipt file from one of the apps.) Tried ...
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Restore Backup can this still be done after choosing setup as new?

I want to Restore my iPad, I have already created a backup on my Windows 7 PC using iTunes. When I restore my Ipad, as far as I remember from some tutorials online, you will have to choose to restore ...
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How can I restore macOS on a MacBook if all the data on the hard drive is wiped/corrupted?

I want to be secure against a worst-case scenario because I'm about to start tinkering with my SSD (going to try installing Linux). What backup methods would allow me to perform a clean reinstall (I'm ...
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Unlocking a disabled iPhone

A friend asked me to help her with her old iPhone 4 (she has upgraded to a 7). When I turn it on, it says, "iPhone is disabled" and "connect to iTunes." When I do so, iTunes reports that it is locked ...
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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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How to make a bootable USB drive from a dmg containing multiple partitions

I have a USB flash drive of the Mojave installer from which I created a dmg containing two partitions: the installer partition and a custom EFI partition. The drive booted and installed fine. How do ...
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How can I clean install of Sierra after trying Mojave upgrade?

I upgraded a Mac to Mojave and found it did not function the same as previous OS. I get a lot of people want to move forward, but I wish to go back to how my Mac was I now need to clean install ...
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Migrate a Time Machine backup in terminal

/Volumes/Original_Time_Machine is no longer being backed up to, but contains old backups that I want to keep. /Volumes/New_Time_Machine_Archive is an empty partition Both of these are on separate ...
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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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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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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 an older version of iCloud keychain

I saved an important password in an iCloud keychain, then deleted it there, and then forgot the password. Pretty dumb, I know. Still, is it somehow possible to get an older version of that keychain ...
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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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Restoring of iPad using recovery mode fail due to 15 minutes timeout

I forget a passcode for my iPad Air (model A1474). After several unsuccessfull attempts to enter the passcode, it become locked permanently and asked me to connect it to iTunes. When I connect it to ...
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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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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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How to downgrade to OS X Yosemite 10.10? (Have not yet upgraded)

I have a 2015 iMac 5k running OS X Yosemite 10.10.x. I've always been nervous about upgrading an expensive machine. Now I am curious about upgrading, but I would like to find an option that would ...
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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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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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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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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 ...