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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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Can I install any iOS version I wish by picking and choosing which firmware to restore?

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone from the current iOS to an older one, as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't ...
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How can I get back a system file after deleting it from my Mac?

I've deleted a system file from my Mac and need to get it back. System files can include: hidden files in the root of / - especially unix files in /private /System files /Library files /...
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Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken iOS device “unjailbroken” and “supported by Apple” again?

Will an iOS reinstall Work on any jailbroken-iPhone and Make a jailbroken-iPhone "unjailbroken"? Make a jailbroken-iPhone "supported by Apple"? Similarly, does such an iOS reinstall reset the iPhone ...
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iPhone 7 Plus stuck in recovery mode and can't restore/update even in DFU after downgrading from iOS 11

Here is what has happened. I'm hoping there is still hope in me fixing this since the weekend is here and the earliest I can get a repair appointment is Monday. I've been on the iOS 11 Developer Beta ...
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What do I if I used “Reset All” or “Erase All Content and Settings” on a jailbroken iOS Device?

I recently received an iOS device and it was jailbroken. When I wanted to unjailbreak it, I used "Erase All Content and Settings." The loading screen came on and it has not changed. After rebooting ...
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How to restore system from network drive?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro. I want to restore my OS from a Time Machine backup which is on a shared network volume. When I restart in recovery (Apple-Opt-R), it boots from internet, but if I try to ...
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How can we unlock an iPhone backup file if we don't know the password?

I've got a rather peculiar problem. My wife's iPhone got stolen and we bought a new one from the insurance money. When trying to restore the backup file to her new phone, iTunes asks for the password: ...
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Why is my iPhone screen stuck on the 'connect to iTunes' screen?

I need help with my iPhone. It's stuck on the 'connect to iTunes' screen. iTunes does recognize the iPhone, but when I select 'restore', it goes through a few progress bars, then errors again. I've ...
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How to restore my iPhone when iTunes keeps returning an error 2001?

My iPhone 5 won't boot anymore and when I plug it in my MacBook, it goes to recovery mode (cable logo => iTunes logo). So I tried to restore it using iTunes but I keep getting this error Any idea ...
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Why can't I install iOS 9.3?

I saw an update for my iOS 9.2.1 device to iOS 9.3. However, it said that the update cannot be verified, although it was downloaded. I even deleted all data and applications from the device, but I ...
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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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Macbook Pro not detecting bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
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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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Can you restore a phone with an old version of iOS if that phone was never upgraded?

I have a couple of iPhones running iOS 4 that I want to do a restore on. These phones have never been jailbroken, and I'm using the .ipsw that is the exact same version that's currently on the phone: ...
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Boot Camp Assistant: “Your disk could not be restored to a single partition.”

I want to delete my Windows partition and regrow my Mac partition to use the whole disk. But when I click Restore in the Boot Camp Assistant, it says: Your disk could not be restored to a single ...
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How to restore Mac OS X on a new hard-drive?

I am going to upgrade my MacBook Pro hard-drive, but before doing so I'm trying to figure out how to restore OS X on it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I cannot re-install from the DVD. I have a recent ...
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How to verify that an iTunes backup is valid?

Is there a way to verify that a backup of an iPhone is valid (other than wiping the device and attempting to restore it :))? I've had a recent catastrophic incident involving an iTunes encrypted ...
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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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How to restore individual app data from iCloud while keeping all the other apps installed and new data created since the last iCloud backup?

I just discovered that one of my apps X "disappeared" for whatever reason from my iPad. It contained MBs of valuable data, and luckily I have an iCloud backup dated a week ago or so which have it all. ...
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Apple Backup encrypted format specs? I need to decrypt part of a backup (for which I have the key) that iTunes won't restore

An odd one here: Encrypted iTunes backup backup completed successfully Key stored in the Keychain (since the first backup of this device a long while ago) Also stored in PasswordSafe and both ...
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How do OS X terminal sessions persist through reboots?

Being an avid Linux user prior to buying a MacBook Pro, I typically have several terminal tabs open at any one time. In the past, crashes and reboots would generally trash my workflow, and the ...
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Restoring selected files from time machine backup of a different mac

Here's the situation so far: 20" Alum iMac 2007 HDD has died (3 days after I got a new Macbook Pro - coincidence, or suicide?) It had a time machine backup on a regular external drive I have ...
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How to use Time Machine backup on a different computer?

I had a MacBook Pro, Mid-2010, which I regularly made weekly Time Machine backups of. The computer accidently got destroyed. When it died it was running OS X 10.10.4. I then got a new MacBook Pro, ...
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How do I reset an old iPod?

My daughter gave her little brother her iPod Touch 8g. I have been trying to update the software and would like to get it rest to a factory clean state so I can linked it to the iTunes that already ...
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If I remove GarageBand and iMovie from my MacBook Air, can I restore them later?

I have just bought a new MacBook Air 13" (2013). It comes pre-installed with GarageBand and iMovie. I don't really need these applications and I want to save my disk space, so I was thinking about ...
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Can I store all the content of my previous iPhone in a new iPhone using iTunes?

I have an iPhone 4S with multiple backups in my computer and I'd like to buy a new iPhone. Can I connect the new device to the computer and immediately store all the content from the previous iPhone? ...
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Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history?

I have a 2011 unibody MacBook Pro, and have been gathering kludge on it for some time, and on previous machines (2007 MacBook Pro, 2004 Powerbook) whose data I've migrated over using the Migration ...
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My iPhone is protected by password, is it possible for the thief to restore factory setting?

I quickly activated lost mode in find my iPhone. I worried that the thief managed to restore factory setting before I do that. The thing is before I put lost mode, I disable the 3G dataplan following ...
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Lion's Preview regularly hangs when unhiding with open documents

In Lion, I've had an incredible amount of difficult with Preview hanging indefinitely when restoring open documents after being hidden for any extended period of time. There is no immediate solution ...
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Will an iPhone only activate using the SIM card that it was originally activated with?

I read this question and was wondering if I need to have a SIM card that has previously activated an iPhone in order to activate an iPhone. I'm inheriting my mother's old 3Gs to use as an iPod / for ...
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How to restore Mac OS after installing Linux

I'm going to install Linux on a Macbook Air (from ~2013), and I plan on replacing the entire contents of the hard disk (OS, recovery partition, etc). If I want to restore Mac OS, will Internet ...
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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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How can I keep restore for apps in Lion without having session restore when I log in?

I want to have my apps start with their previous state (windows/tabs/documents), but I do not want to have all the apps I was running before logging out/rebooting/shutting down restart automatically. ...
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Is it possible to restore individual app data (over iCloud)?

I am upgrading to a new iPhone 5 from an iPod touch, and I want a shiny new, fresh install. I would rather not restore the whole shebang from my tired old, disorganized, app-laden, settings-broken ...
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How do I repair a corrupt Time Machine sparsebundle that is only showing the most recent backup?

I am trying to recover a nearly-2TB backup of a Mac, whose sparsebundle file was located on a NAS and suffered some corruption. I have followed the steps here, and the sparsebundle is now accessible ...
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Does Time Machine restore whole system?

I've never used Time Machine before and I pretty much know how backups work but I'm wondering if my system will work out of the box once restored from Time Machine backup? I mean I have tons of stuff ...
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How do I restore my iPhone from an iCloud backup?

I just installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 several days ago, and I backed it up to iCloud. After performing a sync with my PC, it deleted a bunch of apps. I'd like to restore these from the iCloud backup. ...
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Can I restore a Snow Leopard backup onto a Lion machine?

So I am a little confused and slightly worried, and I was wondering if someone could answer this. I have a Time Machine backup saved on an external HD for my Mac mini that is running the latest ...
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Clone one Mac and restore it on multiple Macs

I am going to setup a bunch of MacBooks Pros with the same settings. I could go through every Mac and install all the programs but here is what I would like to do. I would like to setup one Mac with ...
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Is there a complete and detailed description of what Migration Assistant copies over?

Does it copy all files in ~/Library ? Including cache files and even things like Flash cookies? What about user created files/folders in / ? etc etc
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Is it easy to mount my Time Capsule after a clean install (without any restore) so that I can copy individual files from it?

People say it is possible but I am suspicious. I want to clean install and start fresh with nothing. Then I can access my Time Capsule that has my backup and copy any files I want. How easy or ...
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How to access data from a Mac Contacts backup: a .abbu file

After I back-up Mac Contacts to a .abbu file, is there a program that lets me get at the underlying data vs. just importing them? I.e., can I open them as a text file or .CSV. Thank you!
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Google authenticator blank after backup restore

My iPhone 7 had issues and I had done encrypted backups using iTunes. Apple gave me new iPhone as replacement. When I restored from iTunes backup, my Google Authenticator is blank. I have lot of ...
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iCloud restore “Enter Old Passcode”

An iPhone 6 Plus' Touch ID stopped working and the user couldn't remember the passcode and, after many failed attempts, was forced to choose between setting up as a new iPhone or restoring from backup....
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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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What does “slide to upgrade” do?

On iOS 9, after restoring from a backup, a screen comes up that says "slide to upgrade." This doesn't update your iOS firmware, right? I imagine it just prepares your backup for iOS 9. Is this ...
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restoring ipod touch forces update

I have been trying to restore my 5th Generation Ipod touch from a backup which is stored on my computer. The restore process works fine, however after its' completion there is a white screen lock with ...
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External SSD may have failed. Options?

This is my first question on AskDifferent. I'm a photographer and have been using an external SSD to keep my Lightroom Library (develop and album metadata only, the picture files are on other devices)...
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How to selectively restore save game data from old iphone backup?

Here's the dilemma: My nephew decided to start a new game on GTA vice city which wiped out my hard worked progress. I have the progress in an old backup from a year ago. However, I would like to not ...
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Mac OS X Sierra installation stuck in a reboot loop

I tried updating my system from El Capitan to Mac Sierra. This is my Macbook Pro configuration: Somewhere around 90% of the installation... ...this message appeared on the screen: Then, the ...