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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't restore iPhone in order to downgrade

I just downloaded the iOS 11 beta from Apple's developer website, but I'm having such a headache downgrading back to iOS 10.3.2. I installed their provisioning profile from their website, as ...
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Restore Encrypted Time Capsule Backup

What is the proper way to restore a MacBook from an encrypted Time Capsule backup? AppleCare fixed my MacBook and had to replace the drive. I am now trying to restore the Time Machine Backup that is ...
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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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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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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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Unable to restore iMac

I am somehow unable to restore my iMac from 2011. Someone gifted me the iMac but had his HDD removed. I thus reinstalled a new HDD. After the chime I press Option+Command+R and the network restore ...
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How would one restore iCloud Drive documents from a local backup?

Unfortunately, I had to suddenly replace a lost MacBook. It has about 200GB of documents (almost anything that matters) in iCloud Drive. Open new MacBook Full Time Machine restore via Migration ...
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Retaining specific Time Machine backups

I created several Time Machine backups while I was running Mavericks. I upgraded to Yosemite and also backed it up on the same backup drive. I now have multiple backups of Mavericks and Yosemite on ...
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I can't restore 'library' with support files from Time Machine

Due to an accident, my entire applications folder with all the support files, including plists and caches got deleted. I tried restoring by files from the most recent Time Machine backups but I ...
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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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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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When is the Disk Utility external HD Backup usable as a restore point?

My Mac just had a white screen and disk repairs have been coming back with disk cannot be repaired. I was able to complete a Disk Utility backup to an external hard drive. Is this usable as a ...
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Recover deleted encrypted boot drive, need all data back

Is there a way for me to recover all of my data from an encrypted SSD? MacOS Sierra, MBP early 2013, 16 GB RAM, 768 GB SSD, 2.8 GHz. My computer went black screen due to another problem with my ...
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Restore Old User Account from files

I have an old MBP (2008) and I've been updating the OS after waiting for so long. I installed Yosemite recently, and am now installing El Capitan. Idiotically, I forgot to make a backup before doing ...
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Finder crashes when trying to restore from Time Machine

I'm on macOS Sierra 10.12.4. Using the Time Machine interface, I select a folder I want to restore (from an hour ago). The folder is located somewhere in my iCloud Drive folder. I select "Restore" and ...
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Restore iOS default settings without user interaction

I have some iOS devices in a device farm that I'm trying to automate as much as possible. I'd like to be able to clean them after use (i.e. restore them to a set state) without having to physically ...
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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 ...
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an error occurred while adding a recovery system to the destination disk

I have a late 2013 retina macbook pro that came up with OS X mavericks. I have tried to restore my macintosh hard drive from timemachine backup, I followed these steps: rebooted mac holding cmd+R, ...
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iPhone keeps restarting itself at Apple logo

I had upgraded my iPhone5C from iOS8.2 to 8.3 over the weekend because I wanted to do to a restore. So I had to upgrade. After the upgrade and restore, I could use the phone for about a day or so ...
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Having trouble restoring individual GarageBand projects from Time Machine

I am trying to grab some old GarageBand project files from my live Time Machine backup that lives on an external drive that was formatted by Time Machine, and move them to my main desktop drive. I can ...
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How to restore chrome tabs after my Mac got crashed and was subject to reboot automatically?

My Mac got crashed and was forced to be restarted automatically. And so my Chrome and Chromium session were gone too, on which when I opened them after the reboot of my Mac, "restore the last session" ...
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Restoring Whatsapp history doesn't work

I just got a new IPhone and downloaded Whatsapp. Every time I open Whatsapp, a message saying that the history is being restored from ICloud is displayed and a few seconds later a window pops up ...
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My iPad keeps asking to configure it after sync with iTunes

I've saved my iPad 1 config on iTunes I've updated iTunes on my PC I've updated my iPad from iTunes I've restored my config from iTunes There's a black screen with a white apple, then my iPad shows a ...
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OSX 10.9.1 - App windows restoring to wrong desktop

I have three desktops (plus dashboard) set up with Mission Control, with certain apps assigned to each desktop. If I minimise a window with Cmd+M in one desktop, then whilst focussed on another ...
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Backing up an External USB Drive to TimeMachine then Restoring Without Drive Connected?

I have just configured my iMac to backup my external USB harddrive in addition to the internal drive. I have just tested restoring some files from the TimeMachine backup, by selecting the USB drive ...
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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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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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How to restore entire system with time machine on a new mac?

OS: High Sierra My first Macbook was defective and I want to recover the entire system from my time machine backup onto the replacement. However, if I follow the installation assistant and recover ...
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Time Machine snapshot deleted my desktop

I did a force quite of open applications to update some apps on my Macbook Pro. I forgot to save a word document which I'd been working on earlier in the day so had lost all the work I'd done on it. ...
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Can I restore macOS from Time Machine backup/USB if I wipe the SSD?

if i create a time machine backup, then install Debian/Ubuntu over the macOS partition -- or for example, destroy the OS ($ sudo rm -rf /), can i immediately hop into recovery mode, plug in the time ...
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Restore iPhone 7RED

How do I restore my phone to factory settings, I choose a password & cannot remember what - rather than the numeric code, as well as my fingerprint being on there. Is it possible I can restore ...
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conversation numbers corrupted after restoring

I restored my new Phone from the itunes back up using the iSkysoft due to lack of storage (selective restore). After restoring I wasnt able to send messages to anyone, later turned out that numbers ...
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Accidentally deleted bootcamp drivers, stuck on windows 10 how can I restore macOS

I accidentally deleted all of my bootcamp drivers on my mid-2015 iMac by undergoing a windows reset which I did not realize deleted all of my bootcamp drivers. I am currently stuck on windows with no ...
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High Sierra Time Machine backup refuses to restore onto a non-SSD external HDD

Pressing CMD+R on startup, after selecting the source to restore a Time Machine backup, an external HDD partition is being refused, the error message roughly states: A Time Machine backup of an APFS ...
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Restore to Encrypted Mac - Operation Order

I just got my mac back from repair with the HD reformatted. I want to restore .9 TB from a time machine backup. I'd like to encrypt the HD and restore the data in the shortest amount of time. My ...
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Cannot restore Time Machine backup to internal HDD

I royally screwed up today. Long story short, in trying to help my wife fix a bug she was having in an app on her iMac, I accidentally executed an rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences. This blew away all the ...
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Macbook Air keyboard doesn't work

I have had my Macbook Air for nearly a year now. I have never had a Mac before but have enjoyed it. I cannot get my keyboard to work anymore. I have read up and rebooted it, have tried it in safe mode ...
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What's the difference between DFU and Recovery Mode restore if I don't downgrade the firmware?

I've learnt that DFU bypassed the bootloader and allows to downgrade the firmware. However, in the normal DFU restores I'm used to seeing, we just let iTunes proceed with the restore and don't ...
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2006 iMac will not respond to standard command to restore or anything

I have a 2006 iMac and a backup and would like to restore the to the original install. However, it can't be upgraded, its too old, so finding software is impossible. Tried the Mac OS X Tiger system ...
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OS Sierra update corrupted $PATH, .bash_profile, .bashrc

Sierra update corrupted $PATH, .bash_profile, .bashrc, and many others. Is this a common issue? Is there any way to get those files/settings back (I don't have a backup)? In the past I often installed ...
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iTunes not letting me restore iPhone 6+ from ipsw file?

The error message I get is "... could not be restored because the firmware is not compatible." I have tried: Reinstalling iTunes (yes, it's the newest version) Rebooting both my laptop and iPhone ...
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Check how much GB time machine's backup need to be restored?

I have: Main: working copy of Mac OS X the capitan, in a 1TB hard drive, External: I have another external 1TB HD with the time machine copy, Next Main?: Empty 120GB SSD HD After deleting all the ...
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Some items could not be downloaded from the Store

While I was restoring my iPhone from iCloud backup, I got a message: Restore Incomplete - Some items could not be downloaded from the Store. If they are on your computer, you can restore them by ...
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How can I restore just a few files to an iPhone from a backup?

I have an iPhone backup on my computer and I'd like to restore just a couple of files. (I already know which files I need, even though their names are obfuscated.) The backup is very old so I don't ...
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I'm trying to system restore my computer and want to keep my installed software

I'm trying to system restore my computer (MacBook7,1 running 10.9.4), but want to keep Microsoft Office and Logic Express that I have installed. I do not have the disks to reinstall them, as I lost ...
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How to restore previous iPhone backups (not the latest one)

I messed up with my contacts a bit on iPhone 5 and then did not do the smartest thing — connected it to the computer and it backed up, erasing all previous contacts from the computer too. However, in ...
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Do I need my Time Machine backup if I copied my home directory to an external drive?

MacBook running slow. I want to do a wipe, clean install (OS X Yosemite) and restore. I've copied my home directory to an external drive and could transfer it back after clean install. I'm also ...
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rm -rf /* recovery - restoring deleted files from unknown folders

I accidentally typed $ rm -rf /* (backslash was NOT intended). Fortunately it was without sudo and I aborted it quickly. Nonetheless, it removed a number of files. Most of things seems to work (it ...
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iPhone endlessly syncing

Two weeks ago I had my iPhone battery replaced. Before bringing the iPhone to the Apple store I backed up everything on iCloud and reset the phone. After the repair I restored the device and ...
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iPad 4 (A1460) seems bricked wont boot, restore or update

I got an iPad 4 (A1460) for repair and after a day of trying i cant get it boot. iTunes can only recognize it while on iTunes mode or DFU mode but restore it stuck in "Waiting for iPad" or "Restoring ...