MacBook Pro :: How To Get App Store, Time Machine And System Preferences Back

Apr 28, 2012

Somehow I completely deleted my app store, time machine and system preferences.  I have read that updates should fill in those missing.  It hasn't worked for system preferences.  For the app store and time machine they only say unexpected quit.  How do I get these working properly again?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Lost System Preferences And Time Machine

Jan 11, 2010

I am a new macbook pro user. Today I logged on and found I had lost system preferences and time machine. Also, my itunes logo is gone. Don't know what else is missing yet, but I can't find out how to get these back. Nor do I have any idea how they disappeared.

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Jun 15, 2009

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Restore System Preferences For Keyboard Text Replacements From Time Machine

Jun 27, 2014

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Desktops :: Use Time Machine For Back Up My System Hard Drive?

Oct 27, 2009

I use Time Machine for backing up my iMac hard drive I am into photography and have a large number of photo files that take up a lot of space. The originals I burn to a DVD but the pictures I put on an external hard drive 1 tb so they are readily accessible. Is there any way I can use Time Machine to automatically back up this hard drive onto another external along with my iMac hard drive, or do I need to store the files in duplicate manually on 2 different external hard drives?

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OS X :: Restoring Files Back Via Time Machine / System Requires Format

Feb 18, 2010

i'm planning to format my mac book pro, as in, reinstalling leopard and erasing all the files and applications since my mac is getting really slow. I was wondering if the applications ( adobe photoshop, illustrator, final cut etc.) that i backed-up in my time machine will still work on a formatted mac.

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Software :: Time Machine Unable To Delete Back Up / System Freezes

May 27, 2010

Nothing happens, the comupter, macBook Pro, Snow Leopard, freezes. The only functional button is the esc key. Once it is pressed the computer functions.

I have tried repairing permissions on my hard drive, repairing disk on the external disk. Still the same.

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Sep 2, 2008

When I open Time machine in my system preferences it says "preparing" is this normal? Is it really backing up?

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OS X :: Get Back System Preferences?

Apr 22, 2010

I haven't been able to open System Preference. And when I'm on a different account, other than the Administrator, there's an icon on the dock saying "System Preference" but it's a ? as the icon. How do I get it back so I can open it?

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OS X :: Getting Back Deleted My System Preferences?

Jan 3, 2010

I got on my mac os x today and found out that someone in my house deleted the system preferences...i dont have an install disk because i bought this used and i tried the disc utility nothing worked

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OS X Mavericks :: Why Is Padlock Missing From System Preferences App Store

Aug 24, 2014

I noticed that System Preferences, App Store no longer shows a padlock at the lower left hand corner, yet other System Preference windows show the padlock. Why is that? Is there a way to restore the padlock? I have already tried "repairing" my install and the padlock did not come back.

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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ICloud On Mac :: Unable To Sign In Via System Preferences - No Access To App Store

Jun 5, 2014

I have a Macbook Air 13'' running OS X 10.9.3.

When i try to sign into icloud via system preferences i get the msg "Unable to sign in because of a problem communicating with icloud".

I am unable to access app store too.

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X :: Accidently Trashed My Time Machine Back Up Folder - How Can I Transfer It Back?

Sep 8, 2009

I'm an idiot, pleased to meet you.I had 2 external drives connected to my Macbook Pro, both had time machine back ups on...I meant to delete one of these but deleted the wrong one, and dragged it into Trash. On realising my mistake I tried to drag it back out of Trash, as you would normally but after "preparing to copy" for four hours it told me the drive was full...It's a 500gb drive, and the Time Machine back up is the only thing on it, so presumably it's just trying to copy itself when the back up is still present on the drive, albeit in the Trash.

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MacBook Air :: Take System Back In Time

Dec 25, 2008

Safari suddenly goes slower and I want to set it back to yesterday. Is there any way to do that? I�m starting to regret those downloads. I�d really like to just set it back, but I have no cd drive, so reinstalling the OS is not going to happen.

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MacBook Pro :: Time Machine Won't Back Up?

Apr 23, 2012

I've been backing up my mac book pro using a WD passport drive and time machine but recently it stopped backing up and says "back up failed" when I try to back up.  I can still access data on the drive but can't save to it anymore.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD passport drive

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MacBook :: Installing A Time Machine Back Up?

Nov 16, 2009

If I install a fresh copy of Snow Leopard will all my programs be reinstalled or just the data that is backed up with Time Machine?

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MacBook Pro :: Transfer Back From Time Machine?

Apr 29, 2012

Having just backed up to my external drive through time machine I re installed OS X  Now I like the entire last Time machine back on my computer as the disk had to be erased for the install Is there a easy way to do this as opposed to file by file?

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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MacBook Air :: Time Machine Back Up Not Enough Space?

May 6, 2012

I just tried to back up my Mac Book Air and I use OS X 10.7.3.   

I got a message which said that there was not enough space on my external hard drive.   The message said that I needed 50 GB and the external drive only has 43 of space... Note, when I check out the hard drive, it says:  ""Available 43.63 of 249.93". 

The sole purpose of my hard drive is for back up purposes.  So,  there isn't anything other data or information on the drive..

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MacBook Pro :: How To Restore From A Time Machine Back Up

May 15, 2012

I have a brand new 250 GB SATA system drive in my 2.2 ghz MacBook pro.My last hard drive gave up the ghost right after the time machine back up on sunday night.I am trying to restore my data from time machine.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Error Trying To Back Up On Time Machine

Aug 30, 2014

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OS X :: System Preferences Freezes All The Time?

Dec 19, 2010

whenever i try to remove something like growl or hyperdock from the other section of the system preferences pane, system preferences freezes. it has done this since whenever i first installed snow leopard on my computer. is this a snow leopard bug that apple has never fixed or should i try a system restore from the 10.6 disks.

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MacBook :: Putting In A New HD On My Mac - Can I Put Windows Back On It Via Time Machine

Oct 19, 2010

I'm getting a larger hard drive for my mac - and I have all my current data backed up on my external - however I also have a windows partition with a game on it that I no longer have the disks for so I was wondering if there's anyway I can carry that over to my new HD via time machine or any other method?

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MacBook Pro :: Want To Do A Fresh Os Install And Not Back Up From Time Machine?

Dec 6, 2010

I want to do a fresh os install and not back up from time machine, will i have any problems getting my CS5 back using the same serial #?

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MacBook Pro :: Time Machine Does Not Back Up To External Drive?

Mar 17, 2012

I plug in my hard drive and it is "back up now" and it starts, but stops within a few seconds?

macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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MacBook Pro :: Recover A Back Up That Time Machine Has Deleted?

Apr 16, 2012

Time machine deleted a back up, that I need as it was the only place that had some files and as my hard drive became full it deleted this back up (I didn't realise it was going to do this ) and now I want to get it back. Is there any way I can without having to pay loads for a recovery?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Delete My Previous Back Ups From My Time Machine?

Jun 13, 2012

how i delete my previous back ups from my time machine ?

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OS X :: Getting The Pinwheel Every Time - Launch System Preferences?

May 16, 2010

For the past month, every time a launch system preferences it takes several seconds to load. Then, when I go into desktop/screensaver it takes a long time to load. So I open activity monitor, and when system preferences is open, its using 22mb but as soon as I open desktop/screensaver, it shoots up to 735mb and goes to 45% on the user usage. I hope this makes sense. I'm not sure if this is normal or if my ram is going bad.

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MacBook Pro :: Can Time Machine Back Up Mu Current OS Into My External SSD Drive

Nov 4, 2010

I want to replace my current HDD with new SSD, here is the steps I will do, identify if this is feasible!!!

1. Put ssd in a external hard drive enclosure

2. Connect the external SSD drive to MBP

3. Back up the entire OS and files with time machine

4. Remove the enclosure, take out ssd

5. Put SSD in mu MBP, replacing HDD

Will this work?

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MacBook :: Need External Hard Drive To Back Up With Time Machine?

Jun 22, 2014

I probably have all kinds of misconceptions about Resetting to an earlier time for the computer I have. It's a 2009 macbook, running OS 10.8.5. I got it last week, previous to this machine I have been running a powerbook G4. It does not have a backup with Time Machine either.

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MacBook Air :: How To Extract Individual Files From Time Machine Back Up

Jun 19, 2014

So two months ago my mac's internal hard disk had a problem, it was "ejecting" itself by itself. It was frozen. Problem: I was gonna do a backup the day it happened, so I didn't have a back up. I went to a centre of data recuperation. They managed to get a lot out of the internal hard disk and put it in a new external hard drive. Apple then replaced my SSD, and I restored (from the external hard drive) what had been recuperated back on my computer with a new SSD. Now I realise that a lot of things are missing - especially pictures- which is quite annoying. I do have a very old back up that I did with Time Machine on another external hard drive. My question is: how can I restore only the pictures from that back up? I can't go back on time machine because this is a new SSD, and I don't wanna restore everything from that back up as I have more data on my computer as it is now.

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