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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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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 ...
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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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How does Time Machine restore backups from APFS volumes?

Is Time Machine aware of any of the new APFS features, e.g. sparse files, file cloning etc.? As the Time Machine volume itself is still an HFS plus volume, I would expect some difficulties in mapping ...
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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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Restore/synchronize Messages history

Is there a good way to "force-synchronize" the Messages history between two Apple devices? My iPhone was stolen, so I had to restore from an out-of-date backup (I know, I know), and this means there ...
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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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Changing Apple ID on second hand Macbook Pro

I bought a Macbook Pro second hand and the previous owner did not disable their iCloud account. Is there any way to erase it back to factory settings so I can set up my iCloud account on the device?
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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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iPhone 6, iOS 11 boot loop/restore bar loop

I have a problem with my iPhone 6. It randomly went off, and when I tried to power it on again it became stuck on boot loop (Apple logo is displayed, going black, and Apple logo is displayed again) ...
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Restoring Time Machine backup made on a previous OS X version

My macbook pro, running OS X Lion (10.7.5) got stolen last night. Luckily they didn't take my external drive, where I have a Time Machine back up of all my data, which is extremely important to me (...
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Restarting iPhone 6 Plus during Restore preventing the Restore from happening

In an attempt to restore my iPhone 6 Plus, and update it to the latest iOS version, my iPhone 6 Plus keeps on restarting during the Restore. It happens during the stage where iTunes displays ...
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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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Factory reset on a 2009 MBP

I recently purchased a MBP it has El Capitan. The people who I purchased it from were unable to perform the factory reset. They tried for over an hour. So I have this really nice MBP that still has ...
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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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Recover Files and Folders deleted from iOS Files App

I accidentally deleted files and folders from the new 'Files' app on my iPhone and that action ended up deleting those files and folders from my Macbook (it's like syncing to the Desktop). My iCloud ...