What is the best way to restore my backup to a new(er) iMac? Can you restore from Time Machine that has a slightly newer OS version than the new(er) computer? Or if you restore from a different backup that is a few days older but that would restore the matching OS, will Time Machine still work properly and let me update the missing recent work? [more inside]
After a complicated chain of circumstances involving a SIM migration, a grandfathered prepaid data plan that transferred from an iPhone 3G to a 4 to the current 5S, and many hours (no exaggeration) at the AT&T store while their employees talked to level 2 tech support, I was left with:
- A working iPhone 5S on AT&T, now getting LTE data but restored to factory settings.
- A recent encrypted backup from the phone, just before the wipe.
Trying to get my iPhone 4S to restore and sync from recent backup via iTunes and no love. [more inside]
My beloved 60GB "Fat" PS3 has kicked, after many years of faithful service. I'm trying to figure out how to replace it with minimal hassle and without losing anything from the hard drive. Google search turns up conflicting advice. Long-ish explanation follows. [more inside]
I have a PCI-E SSD as my boot drive, and a win7-created RAID 1 on two 3TB drives. My boot drive has my user folder on it, but my documents, music, pictures, videos, etc folders shortcut to their respectable folders on the RAID. I would like this to be a full redundancy scheme and it is, but I've run into several nags and I would like to know how to fix them and prepare a fix-it plan before any of the drives fails. [more inside]
Need help with Paragon "Adaptive Restore", part of the Backup & Recovery 2012 software package. [more inside]
What are the best backup solutions for Windows 7 these days? Looking at all types of backups - whole system restores including installed programs, manually/automatically copying data to a second hard drive/flash drive/SD card, and cloud storage. [more inside]
So, I want to restore my iPhone to a backup that's about 1 month old. However, I don't want to lose all of the SMS/MMS and Contacts data that I've accumulated in the meantime. Is it possible to extract and import this newer data into my older backup? I've searched around previous, similar MeFi questions and various 3rd party software, but no dice. And, sadly, jailbreaking is not an option. [more inside]
I need help restoring an old iPhone backup to a new phone. [more inside]
What is the best cloud-based backup solution? [more inside]
Please help me salvage data on my perfectly functional iphone. How can I copy and restore data if ituens sync doesn't work? [more inside]
Windows 7, 80gb hard drive backup of a laptop - I need to get the machine back up and running, but the largest available hard drive is 40GB - There are files I can lose on the backup to get it down to 40GB, but how do I do it? [more inside]
Windows re-installation question - I do quite a few Windows re-installations, and sometimes customers do not have their Office installation CDs or Quick books installation CDs. Is there a way to back up and restore individual applications (registry and all) that can be restored after Windows is re-installed. Thanks hive mind!
My best friend got the new iPhone 4 in early August, but never synced it. When she finally synced her phone last week, she mistakenly told iTunes to Restore from back-up (the July back-up). Is there anyway to get her data back? [more inside]
I'm looking for a manual alternative to the WHM's built in "Copy an account..." function. [more inside]
How can I get iTunes to let me select an older backup to restore? [more inside]
Windows Live OneCare Help! - I have a windows onecare back up on an external hard drive from 2009, my windows live onecare subscription has expired. I have windows XP service pack 3 running on my laptop. Now, the restore tool won't allow me to open the backup or restore it. Is there any way around this? I really really need to get access to some old photos that are on this back up. I tried google but everything leads me to the backup restore utility. Hope me Please!!
Recommendations for Windows backup software? [more inside]
Did iTunes delete my backup file? If so, can I restore it or other wise get it back? [more inside]
How do I restore a Windows 7 system image from an external hard drive? [more inside]
I am looking help with the process of formatting my iMac (2007) hard drive and restoring it with Super Duper. [more inside]
I'm going to wipe my hard drive and reinstall Windows XP. But my files are in a huge mess and I'm scared I'm going to screw something up. [more inside]
I need to help my friend upgrade from Intrepid Ibex to Jaunty Jackalope. I'd appreciate any tips or advice for doing this. What's the best backup tool to use, and how do I restore from the backup if things go wrong? I'm thinking something like Time Machine would be nice, but I can do command line stuff, too. Any other best practice tips for the upgrade itself? Thanks so much in advance.
Is there a fairly comprehensive method I can use to image a hard-drive quickly, in case I end up needing that backup image later? [more inside]
What are the alternatives on converting a physical computer to a virtual machine that would run (preferably) on a Virtual Box emulator? [more inside]
I am a new blogger using b2evolution who is considering a switch to Wordpress. I would like to back up & restore the whole blog. What exact steps do I need to take (on both the blog & database side) to accomplish this? [more inside]
What's the easiest way to restore my OS X 10.4 backup of my iBook laptop onto my shiny new OS X 10.5 Macbook? The catch: I made the backup using rsync, to a Linux file server. [more inside]
How can I save my digicam pics (retrieved from various old CDs and DVDs) and not spend weeks on it? Currently many of them crash (Windows) Explorer. [more inside]
How do I get files from this old backup? [more inside]
How do I fully automate restoring my Windows XP test machines to a clean state on a daily basis? [more inside]
I restored my Picasa data from a backup after a crash. Now none of the previously hidden photos are still hidden. Can I recover this automatically somehow? [more inside]
I need to restore a Windows 3.1x backup from 3.5" disks to a safe area of my Windows XP machine. Is that even possible? If so, how can I do it? [more inside]
What's the best way to backup/restore (on a Mac)? [more inside]
What are some good programs for backing up photo's to CD / DVD? Specific features requested. [more inside]
How to restore the "system state" data on an XP system? [more inside]