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How to "piece" together my iphone backup after being recovered from hard drive

Q: How to "piece" together my iphone backup after being recovered from hard drive

Hi. (its my first time here)
My windows 10 was acting up so i copied all my data off and decided to do a reset. It was only after that that i realized my iphone backup was on it. Now that wouldnt be a problem on a normal day as all i have to do is just backup my iphone again and il have a backup on my computer. Now here comes the twist, i sold my iphone last week and am expecting to buy one this week so I dont have a working version as well. Anyway i immediately did a data recovery on my hard drive using recuva and i now have various files from my hard drive which all look greek to me. I dont need anything else except for my backed up itunes files. So how do i filter all my itunes file backups out of the recovered data and put them together to have a working back up?
All suggestions will be of great help to me

Preferred Solution: How to "piece" together my iphone backup after being recovered from hard drive

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: How to "piece" together my iphone backup after being recovered from hard drive

 Someone please

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Hi. (its my first time here)
My windows 10 was acting up so i copied all my data off and decided to do a reset. It was only after that that i realized my iphone backup was on it. Now that wouldnt be a problem on a normal day as all i have to do is just backup my iphone again and il have a backup on my computer. Now here comes the twist, i sold my iphone last week and am expecting to buy one this week so I dont have a working version as well. Anyway i immediately did a data recovery on my hard drive using recuva and i now have various files from my hard drive which all look greek to me. I dont need anything else except for my backed up itunes files. So how do i filter all my itunes file backups out of the recovered data and put them together to have a working back up?
All suggestions will be of great help to me

A:How to "piece" together my iphone backup after being recovered from hard drive

 Someone please

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Hey everybody, new to the board here, looking for some help with a relatively new HD thats already quitting on me, of course after I put GIGS of important data on it (and please, no 'always back up your data' replies. I know). Ok, the specifics:

Its a WD 80gig, formatted and partitioned to be a slave as it was only a dump for overflow. Running win98se. Has about 30-35 gigs on it.
I was copying a rather large folder from my boot/master to the slave WD when I noticed the transfer speed sucked. I assumed that I had somehow deactivated either DMA or block data transfer so.......I cancelled the copying in mid procedure. This is where the trouble started.

file folder pathways no longer existed when clicked on or entered manually upon restarting the drive shows up as D:, but when any operation regarding it is performed I get the message 'device attached to the system is not functioning'. BIOS recognizes the drive obviously, as does windows. A diagnostic test by WD utilities says there are no errors.

I have booted to DOS from floppy disk, and I get the same thing 'invalid media type reading drive c:' (c: b/c i ran this diagnostic w/only the WD attached to the sys). Nothing can be performed on the HD. Booting to win98 with a different master/boot drive yields no results. Messing with jumper settings on the WD does nothing. Trying a different IDE cable is ineffective.

I dont see how cancelling a copy procedure could junk the drive. Its rediculous. ... Read more

A:Piece of $h!% hard drive...

In order to use it, you'll need to have the drive connected internally on an IDE connector. But partition recovery is probably where you should look, and this is a good free one:


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I thought about posting in the software or windows forum, but as my issue is really hardware related, having a dying hard drive, I brought it here...

I have a Maxtor DiamondMAx plus 9 series, SATA 160 gb drive, that will no longer load windows, and will cause windows to crash when connected as a secondary or external drive in a stable system. I downloaded the utility Maxtor offers at their sight and ran some diagnostics on the drive outside of windows, which tell me that the drive is dying, and I need to copy my data from the drive soon to avoid losing it...

I am looking for a good piece of software that will enable me to do just this. A new hard drive is on the way in the mail, and my hope is that when it comes, I will be able to plug both drives in and image the old drive onto the new, but I know to pull this off I am going to need a pretty robust piece of software. A friend of mine owns an older copy of Norton Ghost, but as the drive is failing and I may only get one shot at this, I want to make sure that the image process works. I am willing to spend upwards of $60-maybe $100 on the right piece of software that will do what I am hoping. If I cannot do what I am hoping for that, then I will resolve to letting the data go, as I do not think that it is worth much more than that.

A few details... This drive spins, but generates a definate, though fairly quiet clicking noise every 2-3 seconds while spinning. It is recognized in the bios, and with the maxtor utility, but it ... Read more

A:Can someone recommend a piece of software that will restore my hard drive?

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I am trying to get my SMS,contacts and pictures on my iPhone to be put either onto my computer or onto iTunes and I don't know how to do this.
Any help or advice would be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.
Could you suggest a transfer???

A:How can i backup iphone 3GS sms/contact to new iphone 4?

Cucusoft iPhone Tool Kits can also transfer Music/Video from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer.

Backup Photos to Any Folder on Computer
Backup SMS to to Computer with Multiple File Formats
Backup Call List to Computer with Multiple File Formats
Backup Contacts to Computer with Multiple File Formats
iPhone Disk & file Utilities


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My mother had a hard drive go bad swiftly. I tried to do what I could, but as incredibly bad luck would have it, I ended up having a RAID failure while I was copying files for her. Anyway, I ended up paying a recovery expert to recover the drive because I couldn't get the drive to stay connected to do it myself. I received a call back today that the drive was finally ready. Paid them the money (without being able to check it first), and now that she has it back, the data is a complete mess, unusable to her. They told me it was a 1-to-1 copy, but it is nothing like it was before. In fact, it looks like files do on a RAW setup where it has the folders for recognized file types, and then all the files of each file type are in one single folder. This makes the content unusable for her because, among other things, she needs to know the content's creator, and without folders, there's no way to know that. Is there any hope or anything that can be done to get the proper folder structure and filenames? Thanks much in advance.

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How to I transfer my photos from my IPhone to an external hard drive using Windows 8?  I haven't synched my photos to ITunes as this is a new computer.


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A:Transfer photos from IPhone to external hard drive

Hi liljoe, While HP does not support Apple products, there are tons of tutorials online on how to import photos from an iPhone to Windows.There is nothing special you should have to do to connect the two together.Look at this wiki on how to connect them...4 Ways to Transfer Photos from an iPhone to a Computer - wikiHow In the 4th way on that wiki, where you choose to "import pictuers to", you would navigate to your external hard drive (that you also have connected via USB ) as the place to download to.Just like you would copy and paste files anywhere in Windows. Is that what you needed to know?

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local police recently returned stolen Nexar computer. The only thing that seems to be missing is the hard drive. have a 40 gig on hand but need to understand the logical steps to recover. OS was win 98, but original CD was also stolen (not recovered)
on hand is a win 95 CD.

A:hard drive missing in recovered Nexar PC

You'll need a bootdisk first so download that file to your desktop. now insert a floppy in the drive and doublre click on the download...Insert it as well as the cdrom in the drives..Now start the pc and click on the del key almost immediately to enter the setup..once there go to advanced cmos settings and set first boot device to A drive. then press esc then f10 to save
Now reboot and when prompted select "with cdrom support"
from the A:> prompt type fdisk and create one primary partition and make it active.then esc to get back to the a prompt ..Now reboot and again "with cdrom support" and at the a prompt type format c:
When formatting finishes type setup and click enter

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My USB key broke.

I'm wondering if the files would be in computer memory and able to be accessed?

A:USB Key Broke - can files be recovered in hard drive?

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The laptop stolen from the VA employee's home that contained personal data on 26.5 million veterans and active duty personnel was recovered. FBI analysis indicates the data was never accessed. This is certainly great news. http://www.nist.org/news.php?extend.145But the problems within the government still exist. Many agencies facing a major disruption of IT services in 45 days.Also, the VA Chief Information Officer (CIO) resigned today.(Please return here to comment)John Herron, CISSPEditor at NIST.org

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   I'm fairly new to working on computers and such but I have a question for anybody who has recovered data off a hard drive. I had an Asus laptop running windows 7 that crashed on a windows update. I couldn't boot into anything, and encountered a black screen. I ended up buying a SATA to usb adapter and transferring all the files off the hard drive and doing a clean install of windows. Now that I have the files back, I have no idea what to do with them. Its 18gbs organized into 3 groups, DATA, OS, and RECOVERY. I went through the files on all of them and I only recognized a few things under OSS were in program files. I can't find any documents or pictures I had on the desktop or anything really. Everything else is a confusing mess of system programs it appears. What am I missing here? Do I need to redownload the programs I used to have and transfer the data or what?

A:Restoring Files from a recovered Hard Drive

What software did you use to transfer the files...and to what did you transfer them?
Did you clone the partitions or physically try to move them or copy them to said media?

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I own an iphone 6s and Seagate Expansion External Hard Drive.

I always transfer my photos/vids from iphone to my ext. drive I did NOT back up anything on icloud.

Today I connected them both to my desktop per usual.

I transferred Folder 135 (896 photos/vid) and Folder 136 (144 p/v) to Folder August 2018 on my ext. drive.

Once the transfer was complete, I checked Folder August 2018 to confirm that iphone folders 135 & 136 had transferred successfully, which they did.

Safely removed ext. drive.
Deleted folders 135 & 136 from iphone FROM my desktop, then disconnected my iphone.

I plugged Ext. Hard Drive into my laptop, opened Folder August 2018 which now ONLY contained Folder 135. The Folder 136 was gone.

I returned to my desktop and opened Folder August 2018 which also showed only Folder 135, but this time instead of 896 items there were only 772! I safely disconnected everything. I repeated the process and Folder 135 now has only 127 items!

Does anyone know where these missing files went or how it happened? Also, is it possible to recover them or are they gone forever? :/

Please help,

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The story is my hard drive got messed up so I decided that since I had my files backed up I would just start all over. I bought a new hard drive and ordered the recovery disks from Toshiba and got my computer running again. I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-ES5018, Windows 7 Home 64 bit. My laptop is up but there are things missing like the sound, the screen is all big and blury, I can't access the Internet, and options like Sleep and Hibernate are not available.

I was told by Geek Squad that I'm missing drivers, so I went into the Properties of 'Computer' and clicked on 'manage' and then on 'Device Manager' and indeed saw that there were 5 drivers missing:

1. Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Hardware Ids: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&CC_030000
2. Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Hardware Ids: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A43&CC_038000
3. Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Properties
Version 7.5.730/2009
Hardware Ids: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&CC_020000
4. Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Version: 2006.2.826.2009
Hardware Ids: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8172&CC_0280000
5. Realtek High Definition Audio
Hardware Ids:HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0272&SUBSYS_1179FF10

I'm having issues finding the drivers, even at the manufacturers website. I've downloaded drivers but my computer won't recognize them as the ones I need for some reason...Please help!

A:New Hard drive and recovered system. Now missing Drivers!

It seems you are missing, a graphics driver, a sound driver, a network driver (Wi-Fi and LAN), and chipset drivers. Ok, install the following.

Graphics driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...adType=Drivers

Chipset driver: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DownloadType=

Sound drivers: Realtek

Network (Wi-Fi) drivers: Realtek

Network (LAN) drivers: Realtek


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A while back I posted on here looking for advice on my failed hard drive. We had a brown out during a bad storm, and my drive got fried. I researched the option of swapping the drive's controller board, and a friend of mine who works in computers (networking, etc) was helping me out. He took the board from a SIMILAR but not the same model drive, and couldn't get it to work. So, on the last hope, I bought a used drive of the same model, swapped the board on that one, and EURIKA! Success!!! We ran a full scan of the drive, and everything was absolutely fine! I have all my data, addresses, emails, important work documents, etc back, safe and sound. Just thought I'd pass this on to anyone who may have a similar problem, and to say thanks to all who responded with advice to my post!

A:Success! Failed hard drive data recovered!!

Well done, I am very impressed.

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I heard that data can still be recovered even after being formatted. I also heard that GetDataBack is a good software that I might buy. The question is how is this possible? Is there a way for files not being able to get recovered?

A:Solved: Important question about formated hard drive that can be recovered

Yes, it is possible. Especially if you do a quick format it is easy to recover (quick format doesn't overwrite the drive.) A full format is harder but still possible.
To avoid recovery you'd be looking for some program to "shred" or "nuke" the drive, overwrite it with random data that makes your data indistinguishable from the new junk to any recovery program.

This is an example, not a recommendation as I've never had to use one. Darik's Boot and Nuke overwrites all detected hard disks, useful for when you want to shred away your own private data and reinstall before selling the computer. Don't try it if you only want to keep your OS safe!

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I keep getting an error when I try to use the Backup Program. As far as I can tell there are no hidden partitions. Using the Administrator tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management tool, I deleted all the partitions on my external ESATA drive which is larger than my boot drive. Then I recreated two partitions, one a 30G partition and the other uses the rest of the 320G drive. After formatting them, I tried to do a backup and received the same error. I have done this twice now. Anyone know why this is happening and how to fix this?

I used the external drive dock in USB mode and got the same errors. I tried two different external enclosures and still the same errors.


Windows Backup Error:
A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. (0x81000019)

VSS Warning:

ASR writer Error 0x80042416
0x00000000, The operation completed successfully.
Operation: PrepareForBackup event Context: Execution Context: ASR Writer Execution Context: Writer Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4} Writer Name: ASR Writer Writer Instance ID: {628b20aa-214f-4935-9b7a-722e0bf2200b} Error-specific details: ASR Writer: System partition (partition marked "active") is hidden or contains an unrecognized file system. Backup does not support t... Read more

A:Unable to backup hard drive with Backup Program

That error seems to be referring to your system partition, not your backup destination. Make sure you're logged in as an admin.

Now run an elevated (admiinstrative) command prompt
Start > Cmd > Right Click Cmd.exe > Run as Admin
Type in: sfc / scannow

If you get errors, run that three times.

If that doesn't help you could try a System Repair or Repair Install.

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Failure Id GU3T7K-6P684M-MFGJXG-60TX03Product ID E0K95UA#ABA touchscreen envy had been taking a long time to get to log in screen.  Turned it off and ignored it for a couple of weeks and went to turn on today and would not proceed past hp logo screen to log in.  Ran system quick check and got error code above.   I'm tossing this and not replacing it as it went dead much too quickly and I'm completely disappointed in this ho product.  But can someone tell me if I'll be able to recover data from this laptop or not? I'm afraid not and I've lost lots of pictures and documents.  But if so, what  steps would I need to tackle next to recover data?  Thank you.   

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Got a new laptop for Mother's Day. I want to backup everything to put on my new puter. I have the backup drive set up but just opens to the last backup I did last year. Don't remember what buttons to push to get it started....

I had to get 8.1 BUT was told when 10 comes out I will get a FREE copy of it from Microsoft . And I was told 10 is the new 7!!!!!! Is that correct???????

Please somebody I want to set it up before I go to bed. It is 12:40a.m. now....Yawn.....

Thanks so much.....
Never Mind, I was able to find the tutorial for it. Imagine that!

A:how to do a backup on my backup hard drive???

Do you mean you want to make an image ?

If you want to backup your data, just do it manually, copy and paste, or use your preferred method.

Backup and Restore is in the Control Panel.
Windows 10 IS NOT the new Windows 7

Nothing will ever replace Windows 7

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Hi, I have a T4602 with 1 TB drive, Windows 10 shows the drive as samsung MZSLW1T0HMLH-000L1
Serial Number *********Machine Type Model 20F9CTO1WW
Has anyone been able to find a similar drive to purchase and image it with something like Acronis True Image?
I've looked in many places but have not been able to find any reference to the topic.
Have not called Lenovo yet.
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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When i try to backup my files using windows 7 backup function i get an error message at the very end, usually an hour or more, that says the backup yo my external hard drive was unsuccessful because a file on the C drive could not be found? I've tried for the past 2 weeks and the same thing happens over and over again.

A:backup of hard drive to external hard drive

With a lot of external hard drives, they are unfortunately formatted as FAT32 for compatibility with other OS's and systems. FAT32 cannot handle a single file over 4GB

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I want to backup my 2 XP PCs with this product (Symantec Drive Image 7). Can anyone comment on this scenario. I should have said that I want to output to a USB 2.0 External Hardrive.

A:Hard Drive Backup Solution - Symantec Drive Image 7

Originally posted by Rick
Works fine...... .......

Of course, the trade off is reliability. Drive image 7 is plagued with bugs and problems, many of which the latest patch address, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are still a few big ones in there.

But yes, this program will be perfect for your scenario as long as your external hard drive has enough free space for images of both PCs.Click to expand...

I have used this program for a couple years, with no problems, Rick your the first I have heard this opinion from. Although I will admit 2 things .My copy is pre Symantec takeover ,ver 7.01( which I will not update at Symantec without a fight) and ,I have never done a poll!

Squeaky I use the exact same setup for my back-ups. I use file verification which is slow , But I have a clean install image file ,then I only back up Data to seperate Image to speed things up.. (just a hint that you might can use.)

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I purchased a Western Digital 250gb external hard drive (My Passport Essential I think) a few years back with the idea that I would use it as a backup to my main computer and/or an alternative hard drive storage for my music. But I have been sadly deceived and luckily I have only used it as a sync/temporary access drive when I needed to print stuff away from home.

Well the time has come to upgrade to a new computer (with more space and speed etc than current) and I have been trying to find ways to transfer my existing files across.

In my search, I have stumbled across many forums/websites that advise the WD external hdd and the preinstalled software (WD Sync/Dmailer Sync whichever it is now) is not suitable as a backup drive and that if the computer is erased and at any point resync'ed, the data on the external hdd will be deleted. Also many people advise they have lost files as a result of computer crashes etc and cannot retrieve the files from either their WD hdd or their computer. All of which has prompted me to start this thread.

Can anyone please tell me, is there a way to...
1. Transfer my files to my new computer using the WD external hdd? NB. Not as important as I have alternative methods/may start another thread.

2. Turn the WD hdd into a back up drive without purchasing the Dmailer Backup software? (NB. I am not opposed to buying new software but I feel I have been "done" by a highstreet (actually retail park) computer store and I don't par... Read more

A:Use Western Digital external hard drive as a backup drive

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I have had two Maxtor external hard drives fail on my wife's PC. Each one has only lasted 18 months or less. Even though the backup process was easy and automatic I am considering going with a Flash USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Thumb-type Drive to manually backup important files and images. Is there anything wrong with this method of backup that I'm unaware of?

My wife's PC has genealogy software with lots of files and associated images, etc. (for over 40,000 people), which is about 10GB in size. It is this information that needs to be backed-up whenever additions/changes are made.

I am thinking about replacing the [most recently] expired Maxtor external hard drive with either a 16GB or 32GB Flash USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Thumb-type Drive. Is this a reasonable method for backup? Which GB size would you recommend? Brand?


A:Backup with Flash USB Drive instead or External Hard Drive

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Hello everybody.

I had a problem after uninstalling O&O Defrag using Revo uninstaller. My system became unstable, I tried system restore, tried to recover my system from the recovery partition, and a set of recovery CD's, all to no avail.

Someone suggested that I use Artellos ARCDS recovery CD. It made one pass then stopped working. I was advised that I would need to get a Windows XP Pro Media Center CD (2600 build) and run that. As of now I have no way to get that CD.

However, what I do have is a verified recovery DVD and 4 Hard disk backups all created on 02-06-10 using Paragon Drive Backup Pro 9.0

My problem is that I don't know how to use these DVD's, and want to avoid further damaging my PC.

I already booted the PC with the recovery and the #1 DVD, however, there are too many choices that I'm unfamiliar with and loath to try.

There is a simple restore wizard, which seems like the one i should use, however I'm not sure how to proceed from there.

If anyone here is familiar with Paragon 9.0 Pro, could you please advise me on how to proceed.

Thank you in advance for any time you spend on my behalf.


A:Need help on using Paragon Drive Backup 9.0 Pro to recover hard drive

Download the user guide for that software

See "Drive Backup 9.0 Personal" in the link below.



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I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.0 software. My iPhone was synced with my old computer's iTunes library which i do not have anymore. When i plug my iPhone into my new computer iTunes says "iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPhone "Rob's iPhone". Go to the Summary tab in iPhone preferences and click Restore to restore this iPhone to factory settings." I have transfered all of my contacts and music from my old computer to my new computer. I do not want to restore my iPhone to factory settings because i do not want to lose all of my SMS messages and some other things that are currently saved on my phone and nowhere else. Is there anyway I can create a backup of the phone as it is so that i can restore it from that backup after restoring it to factory settings?

Any help is appreciated


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Hey Guys, I'm running a Jailbroken iPhone, Is there a program either on the app store, or Cydia that will allow you to save your messages onto your computer in plain text, excel or any other format so you can delete them from the phone, and keep them on your PC?

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I recently had a hard drive fail on my laptop. I was able to recover my data as well as the "system restore/recovery" partition.

Due to the fact that my computer did not come with a seperate Windows XP disk, I really need my "system restore/recovery" partition to be put one my new hard drive so I can install xp.

How? How do I put the partition on the hard drive so when the computer boots up it gives me an option of doing a system restore?

any help would be appreciated.

Bryan in Tucson

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I have an Unlocked and Jailbroken iPhone 3GS v 4.1. I have been told I can upgrade to v5.1 and still unlock and jailbreak but I would lose all my data. The phone would go back to it's original position. What I want to know if it is possible to back up all my data and programs.upgrade and then reinstall without causing the phone to lock. Any ideas?

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When I connect my iPhone to computer, I get this message: "iTunes could not back up the iPhone "name" because the backup was corrupt or not compatible with the iPhone. Delete the backup for this iPhone, then try again." What does this mean, and how do I correct it?

A:iPhone corrupt backup

Try restarting your computer and restarting the iPhone. After restarting both, attempt it again and let us know if the error reappears.

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I'm very computer illiterate so bear with me if this sounds really stupid. I currently have a refurbished computer with Windows 7 Professional. I've neglected to backup anything in two years. Computer running extremely slow and I want to backup the hard drive and reset to factory. First, is this advisable? I do not have a working DVD player to backup to discs. I have an older computer with Windows 98. Can that hard drive be erased then used to backup my current?? If so, how in the heck do I hook it up? What would I need? I was looking into purchasing a portable hard drive of DVD. Would this be necessary if the 98's hard drive would work?? I've searched Google for weeks now and I'm just stymied at all the possible solutions. All the technical jargon frustrates me so I give up. Any advice or solutions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Hard Drive Backup

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What is the easiest and best way to back up my hard drive in case of a PC crash?

A:Hard Drive Backup

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When I try to perform a backup of my 40GB hard drive onto my 1TB hard drive I get the error message "The system cannot find the path specified.", with error code "0x800700003".

I boot off the 40GB hard drive and both are being used so I have no clue what the error code means. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot backup hard drive

Take a look at this:

How to troubleshoot Windows Backup and Restore issues when a reparse point folder or its subfolder is added to a user library in Windows 7

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I bought a new external USB hard drive in order to backup my comp. hard
drive in case of a crash and I'm wondering what software I need to do that
and will it also backup my Operating System since I can't locate my XP
installation disk. And, if that is possible, could someone give me a step by
step procedure. Also, I noticed my XP Home Edition has a backup program on
it and I'm wondering if that program would do the job. I know this is a big
request but I sure would appreciate any help. Thank You (and I truly am a

A:Backup of Hard Drive

Since you don't have xp cd I would recommend you get a product like Acronis 2010. Not only can you clone your system, for in case the hard drive dies, but you can do backups and restores.

Hopefully that disk you bought is double or triple the present OS disks size.

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I bought a Seagate portable HB. I tried to backup my C drive to the Seagate (F drive). I attempted to back it up by using "backup your computer" mode in my control panel. I designated F drive as my backup target. After completion of the backup process, I discovered that my C drive was backed up to my D drive and not F drive. How do I backup my C drive to my Seagate (F drive)? Also, how can I undo the backup to my D drive?

A:Backup hard drive

Hello Gymrat, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Not sure, if you selected the F drive as the destination, it should have saved the backup to it. You might take a look at the tutorial below to see if it there may have been anything that you missed.

Backup Complete Computer

You can look at the NOTE box at the top of the tutorial above to see what folder to delete to removed the backup on the D: drive though.

Hope this helps some,

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It seems to me that the best backup of all is to clone the drive to a second drive, especially as I currently have a spare drive(and Acronis software). This way you could just swap in the backup if required and away you go.

My slight hesitation however, is because it occurs to me that if I clone the drive every day, I will be putting a lot of wear on both drives, and may actually induce a drive failure.

Is my thinking correct? I am a home user, the PC is on all day, but really there is not much change from day to day. Is it possible to do clone a disk, then do incremental backups?

I welcome your thoughts/advice


A:Hard Drive Backup

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hello all. i have a question. I am lookinfg for a back portable hardrive so that i don't lose all my important stuff like last time. i basically want to copy my entire set of files, record , photos, videos etc... , but as i have said before i am no computer expert. Could someone point me in the right direction? Looking for at least i have a 1TB drive but only 1/4 is actually being used. However that may change. i am currently in the procress of cleaning out my PC, but more may be added later. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Backup hard drive

@pcnonnerd?, welcome to the forum. I like Western Digital USB hard drives.  Here is a drive that should work for you.  It is USB 3.0, but is backward compatible with USB 2.0.  Read the Customer Reviews to see what users have to say about it.  Also, it is 2 TB, but you will be glad in time that you have this much space.  You will constantly be adding to it. When you install the software that comes with the drive it will allow you schedule backup times and days and allow you to do your first backup.  Once this is done, when it is time for the next backup, only the new data will be backed up.  This will save a lot of time. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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hello. I am trying to backup my entire hard drive to DVD/RW disks. I downloaded Acronis True Image, but when i try to burn to cd it dosent recognize the blank disk and says its corrupted. But windows recognizes it. I bought some new DVD/RW but they didnt work either. My hard drive has 26GB of used space and Acronis estimated after compression to be 13GB=4 DVD-R/RW Does anyone know any other good software that will burn contents of a hard drive to disk? Preferably one that has compression like Acronis. THANKS

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I want to reformat my Windows Vista Home Premium because i have an error which doesn't let my 360 or other systems to connect to my PC through WMP and it's a common problem that comes with the OS. How do i backup all my files and and such?

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I hope I am posting this in the right place. Any how here goes. I am interested in backing up my hard drive and I would like to make this as simples as possible and from what I gather through reading on the Internet this is quite a complicated procedure. I looked at two back up programs on the internet "Norton Ghost and PowerQuest Drive Image" and both of them say this stuff is for the pro's. Does anybody no of any other software that I can do this with and how safe is this. Also does you data integrity stay good. I have 4 computers which have win2k and winxp.


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I personally prefer Genie Backup Manager to Norton Ghost. The reason is that I can make a backup with Genie on my Hard Drive, transfer it in segments to CDRW's using Nero and do it with fewer errors than Norton.

With Norton, if you make one mistake and you usually have to start over, at least with CDRW's. Genie makes fewer mistakes.

Is doing this proceedure difficult? No. Just a question of reading the instructions before you begin.

The only advantage that Norton Ghost has over Genie is that a Norton Backup can be restored from DOS, and Genie has to have the OS and Genie present to proceed.

Although I don't use them for backups yet, I understand DVD's are much better to make backups on.

I don't know much about Powerquest, although Partition Magic is pretty good...

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Its been a long long time almost forgotten the how to's here -- Guys I have Acronis True Image 11 I discovered in the manual that if I had made an Image of the whole hardrive it would not be possible get myself out of trouble -- meaning -- to put this image back onto the drive IF I had done a defrag -- since making that image ( I defrag often ) in other words I could not do a simple recover by using the Image I had earlier made !!

If this truly is the case are there backup applications that we can rely on whether defrags have been done or not ? -- for if my understanding is correct my Acronis 11 is useless to me If I lost my drive contents it would break my heart I think
Thanks for any guidance anyone could give me for I am definitely not the smartest kid on the block Cliff

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Forgive me, but I don't know which topic area to post this. My wife who knows less about computers than I, and I know zip, needs to backup her laptop. What is the simplest way to accomplish this? Please do not take this as sexist. I've been married for over 50 years, to the same woman, and I know better. I need to keep this backup as simple as possible. The only thing I know is that an external storage device will be required. One more item if you can't see it and feel it doesn't exist.

Papa K

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You could use the built in backup tool in Windows 7 (Control Panel->Tools and Maintenance). Otherwise, you could just manually copy/paste files to the external hard drive.

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I'm aware how to create a system backup, but what is the recommended way to backup a hard drive (like an external one)? I don't want to backup every drive I have, just one of them (which is one physical disc).

A:How do I backup a hard drive

I use Macrium Reflect Free to backup to an external USB 3.0 hard drive. The source can be an internal or external drive, procedure is the same.

You can do an image backup from one external drive to another external drive, one internal to external or external to internal. Macrium handles it all.

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I have a CMS Peripherials Automatic back up system with a 40 GB hard drive. I would like to put a larger drive in it. They told me that I would have to use one of their hard drives . When I asked why, I was told that their drives were hard coded to work with their program. Their software is sold to be used by anyone. Can this be fact or ballony?

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There is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that this does sound like a lot of baloney. The bad news is there are many people who are gullible and they buy their hard drives for big bucks. Tell you what, why not borrow a spare from someone of another brand and give it a try. I would do anything to keep from buying theirs if there was any way you could do it.

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My Dell 1558 has various issues and won't turn on. I need to back up the hard drive. I can remove the HDD and have n external case to put it in. Just wondering though can I just plug it into another computer to copy the files over to a sea grate drive or will the operating system and windows on the HDD cause a problem when I plug it in?

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you should just be able to plug into the USB of another PC and then you should see the drive files

you will need to got
documents and settings
folder to get to your documents , depending on which OS was on the PC

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I was wondering what is the most effective way to backup your entire hard drive using Windows XP SP2. I have an external USB hard drive. If I try to backup using "SyncBack", I will get the message that Windows is being used and therefore cannot be backed while running. I expexted that, but I am not sure if using a utility CD would allow me to do this. Any suggestions from the crowd would be appreciated.


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If i had to purchase a new hard drive cause my old one's operating system (windows xp home) decided that it didnt want to work anymore, is there a way that i could use my back-up cd's on the new hard drive? would that work?

I know its the operating system on the old hard drive because i can still access all the files on it when i slave it to a different computer.

Thanks in advance

A:Use XP backup cd on new hard drive?

if you made a backup with norton ghost u can just ghost it back on like an image with a floppy. if you made windows backups you can load the backups on once u installed windows xp.

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