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OSX Mail restored from backup - many folders missing

Friday I messed up the user account on my macbook (10.9 Maverick). I won't bore you with the details. It seemed like the complete library was reset. I use Crashplan for backup, plus Time Machine. The ...
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Given that tar ignored my 2 sockets, how do I backup and then restore my login folder?

I did a network backup of my login area in preparation for reformatting the volume in which it resides to make it bootable on my old Power Mac G5 running the very latest release of Leopard. Though ...
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Tried restoring a saved .dmg image of the contents of a particular hard drive partition and getting cannot mount errors in Mac OSX Disk Utility

When I made an image of a particular partition of a hard drive on my computer using Mac OSX Disk Utility and New Image, I was not able to get that image to restore back to the same or other hard drive ...
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Missing Host File - Mac OS X

I've looked through the internet and even saw a similair posted question, but didn't really give the answer I was looking for, so I'll see if I can get any better luck. I recently had to modify my ...
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How to use superduper to set up a new computer but only copying user files

I have a Mac Mini that I am preparing to sell, and I already have my replacement Mac Mini in my possession. I have fully backed up Mac Mini 1 using SuperDuper onto an external hard drive. Mac Mini 2 ...
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How to restore opened file after Vectorworks crash?

According to the Console app Vectorworks crashed because of an unhandled NSImageCacheException. For some reason, the file I was working on disappeared with the crash! How can I restore it?
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How to restore all the files from trash in Mac OS X?

I can put back the items one by one, but there are too many files, how could I restore all the files in the trash?
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Attempt to CLONE Mac OS X HFS+ main drive fails with "Restore Failure An error (32) occurred while copying (Broken Pipe)

For years I have been cloning the main drive on my MacBooks to make bootable external drives. This way I have a (reasonably) up-to-date, bootable, portable external drive that I can plug into any mac ...
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Saved file1 into file2, how to rescue original file2?

That is the question, accidentaly saved empty file into a good file. It was an adobe illustrator project. Is there any way to get it back? I'm on Os X. Thank you!
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Is there a way to “Auto-Restore” a Mac on every startup? (OS X Lion)

I have a project where Mac Minis will be used to run different applications. Each Mac Mini will have ONE application that it will ever have to run in its lifetime, and it will have to run it all day ...
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Migrate selected applications from a Time Machine backup

I upgraded to OSX Lion. I have a previous Time Machine backup and I would like to get back just the information from Mail iTunes iPhoto I wonder if there is any workaround in the migration ...
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Can CrashPlan recover from two different locations?

My hard disk failed. :( Could be worse: I have backups (three actually). I know for a fact that the backup on my NAS is not complete and that the backup in CrashPlan central is very, very complete (I ...
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Restoring Ubuntu image to a partition on a external drive

My goal here is to install a bootable version of ubuntu onto a partition on my old ipod photo. Here is what i have done: I have been using disk utility to do all of this * 1) Enables disk mode ...
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setting up time machine for specific folder of disk not entire disk

hmm ! hello All. I just wanted to whether is it possible to take back-up of specific folder rather than entire disk ? Let me explain more deeply. Suppose I have folder named OfficeImportants in ...
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How to get up and running immediately from a Time Machine backup and a borrowed computer

Imagine me showing up at my friend's doorstep with a laptop in several charred pieces, an intact external drive with (phew) Time Machine backups, and a deadline in a few hours. "Quick," I say, "give ...
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How to copy Cyberduck bookmarks to another MacBook?

Got a new MacBook, how can I copy Cyberduck bookmarks from my old MacBook?
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iMac can't boot; how to backup over network with Disk Utility from Mac OS X DVD?

I'm having trouble booting my Intel iMac (10.5.8) but I need the data off the hard drive. The hard drive is physically fine, I just screwed up my Mac OS X install with a hackish pkg. Is there a way ...
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I installed a pkg and my Mac won't boot. How to “undo”?

I downloaded the Magic Trackpad pkg from http://support.apple.com/downloads I then followed this guide to rebuild the official package without the 10.6.4 requirement. He warned me to "use at my own ...
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Restore MacBook Pro to factory settings without disc

Is there a way of restoring a MacBook Pro to it's factory settings without a disc? I want all files deleted and it to basically be like I just received it from Apple. I know you can do it with Dell ...
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How to exchange the HDD of a MacBook Pro?

I've bought an Solid State Drive (SSD) for my MacBook Pro, and now I need to exchange it somehow. Would this strategy work? Create an backup with Time Machine (Snow Leopard) Then replace the old HDD ...
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Restoring Mac-BootCamp-Windows-partition image to Windows machine

I'm running Windows XP SP3 on my Mac using Boot Camp. Objective: I'd like to move this partition to a Windows machine. This is what I tried: 1. Create image using Winclone 2. Restore drive to ...
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How to create an image of my OS X drive and restore it later like Norton Ghost or DriveImage?

I have a stable OS X installation on my machine. I want to create an image of it and be able to restore it later when needed. Is there a way I can do this in OS X? How can I restore the image later?
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How to copy entire disk?

Let me be straight forward. I am accepting that - I have installed iDeneb to my personal pc at home.( Just because I want to perform R & D and many experiments with os, yes I also want to learn ...
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Mac OS X kernel panic after TM restore

I changed my HD in my MacBook Pro, and restored from Time Machine backup. Now I keep getting kernel panic error everytime I restart. I booted from the DVD and ran a few tests, noticed that HD and ...
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Can I restore files from a Time Machine backup onto a different computer?

I have a Time Machine backup (of personal files only) made from my MacBook Pro provided by my previous employer. Now I have a new job and a new (employer-provided) MacBook Pro. Can I somehow restore ...
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Restore OS X desktop icon size

Somehow I changed the size of the icons at my desktop. How can I restore them to their original size? This is how they look now: