Child Bac appears to have mis-entered her passcode on her 5th-generation iPod touch enough times to cause it to disable itself. It does not appear that the iPod has ever been synced with iTunes or backed up to iCloud. Is there no way to regain access to the device without a full system restore and loss of data? Really? Anybody who can touch a locked iPod for ten seconds can carry out a denial of service attack against it? Surely I'm missing something.
Like a moron, I just accidentally deleted a bunch of texts/iMessages from my iPhone 4 (not 4S). Is there any way to get them back? I'm backed up with iCloud. I've googled and looked at old AskMes but don't understand what I found. I need simple explanations.
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]
iPhoto no longer displays full view of photos after Time Machine restore. Nor will it upload photos from my camera. Help me figure these problems out. [more inside]
I spilled coffee on my old (2006 polycarbonate) MacBook. Now the trackpad works, but not the keys. How can I diagnose and fix my laptop keyboard? [more inside]
I need help restoring an old iPhone backup to a new phone. [more inside]
How do I restore a laptop hard drive to factory settings through my desktop? [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]
I just reformatted a disk using Disk Utility - Mac OS X 10.5.8. I chose the wrong disk. Is there any way to undo 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]
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!!
How paranoid should I be about my Windows XP Pro machine after hitting a dodgy site with Firefox 3.6, scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials, updating NoScript, scanning with MSE again, and finally using Windows to restore to yesterday's restore point, about 18 hours before hitting that site? Firefox is now missing NoScript completely, but it's been installed for weeks and surely should have been here yesterday morning. Has there been a known issue with NoScript, or am I just a special (and dim) snowflake? [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]
Will changing/removing a factory (DELL) set RAID 5 configuration from a home desktop PC interfere with rebuilding the OS (XP Pro) from the factory restore discs? [more inside]
I errantly deleted all of my saved usernames and passwords from Firefox. Is there any way to get them back? [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'm using Firefox 3.5 (on Leopard). Whenever I re-open FF, it remembers my tabs as it should, but there's a catch. All of them will "load" forever without actually doing anything unless I go to the location bar of each and hit enter. Hitting "Reload all tabs" doesn't work, instead it makes them all go blank. Also, until I switch to another tab and back, the URL of the first tab doesn't even appear. [more inside]
Please help me restore the shape of my Coach bag. [more inside]