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Making copies of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Prefer tag [online-backup] where relevant.

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I think someone might be hacking my iPhone

Recently I found out that my laptop was hacked into I removed and reset my entire computer changed all my passwords but before that I had my phone plugged in and it was used for transferring some ...
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Archiving Gmail with remote content

Many of my older Gmail messages look very different now than they did when I first received them. The messages had embedded images and such as remote content, which are now dead links. Do Gmail ...
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Google drive backup : How do I sync only from my computer to drive?

I have configured a streaming backup for my computer on drive. But I see the drive and my computer is synced both ways, that is when I delete something on my computer it gets reflected on drive and ...
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How to export data from Google Chat?

At [1] Google promises that data can be exported from Google Chat. However: At Google Takeout page [2] in Select data to include there is no Chat product. In the exported .zip archive there is no ...
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A tool that could recreate my Google Photos albums locally using my original photo files?

Now that Google Photos has changed its storage policy; I would like to move out of their service. Thing is, i’m using it since years; and on the top of that, my account setting was to compress the ...
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How to delete attachments/images from an email without deleting the email itself (Gmail)? [duplicate]

I've received a bunch of emails with large attachments and images. I want to keep the emails (including their headers) for my records, but I don't want the attachments and images using up my ...
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Accessing years-long discussions in Google Hangouts in the future, can I also make an off-line backup?

With the destruction of Album Archives, where will all of the photos from a Hangouts be stored? and answers therein address some aspects of google hangouts "going away" over time. Google ...
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How to read backup file of Wechat chats on Mac/PC?

I have the backup of my chats from Wechat running on an Android phone. How can I read the chats in that backup on my Mac/PC? Is there a Mac/PC application which can read the WeChat backup and give me ...
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How can I change Wayback Machine's default save settings on my account?

How can I change Wayback Machine's default save settings on my account? Default save settings on my account: Save settings that I would like to have on my account:
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Is it possible to restore a WhatsApp backup package?

I wrote a post after hearing how long I have to wait for the WA backup. a high member, talk to me, i should all write in english, not in german pls. I think ok, I'm a new member, I'm doing this. then ...
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Download all files and folders in the specific folder in Google Drive which is shared by other account

Is there any way to download all files and folders in the specific folder in Google Drive which is shared by other account? I have tried goodls, but it can not download folders and files shared by ...
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A better photos/backup management strategy?

(I'm not sure this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question, if I'm wrong please tell me.) My current backup strategy for all important files (documents, photos, videos, music, scripts, ...
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Emails backed up on external hard-drive, how do I transfer those emails into a new gmail account?

My customers are very old-school and I have finally convinced them to switch to G-Suite, however now they want all their old emails uploaded to the new gmail account.
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How to import a .mathcha-file into mathtcha.io?

In mathcha it is possible to download the document as a .mathcha-file, as you can see in Figure_1. However there seems to be no way to import this .mathcha-file again. Even the "Menu" (see Figure_2) ...
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Google Backup and Sync - Only One Direction

I am using 'Google Backup and Sync', to sync a directory in my local machine with my Google Drive storage. After the sync has completed for the first time, I deleted some of the content in my local ...
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How can I see backups for corporate accounts in Google Drive?

I have a personal and a corporate Google account, the corporate being in the domain of my company. When I head to my personal account, I see a tab "backups" in the left side of the page as shown in ...
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How can I transfer the contents of hundreds of emails to a single Google Docs/text editor document?

A friend and I write together, via email, back and forth a little at a time. we have already once taken a few hundred thousand word story and painstakingly copied and pasted it into a Google document.
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How to backup emails from Gmail without the attachments and images

I am trying to backup my Gmail because our company will be closing our business account (cost cutting) and expect us to use personal email instead. I tried Google archive, but it ends up 20GB+ even if ...
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How to programmatically create/download Google Takeout archive?

I want to automate the process of downloading my Google Takeout data and uploading it somewhere else. The part of handling the file and uploading it is already done (here is my self answer about that)....
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How Can I Download A Computer Backup?

Using Backup and Sync by Google, I had backed up my prior computer (a Mac Mini) to Google Drive (I have a lot of storage). Now, I just got my new computer (a Macbook Pro), and I'm having trouble ...
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Does WhatsApp backup is taking space in Google Drive?

Does WhatsApp backups count against my quota of my Google Drive?
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How do make regular backups of a shared Google folder?

I hope this is the good community to ask this question. I am sharing a Google Drive folder as a work folder for a number of people. They need to have the ability to edit, but I also need to assure ...
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How to backup and restore Google Docs files?

If I download Google Docs or Google Sheets files from Google Drive to a local hard disk using rclone or Google Takeout, I end up getting files in MS Office format (.docx., .xlsx etc.). Now, I can ...
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Google Backup&Sync and Photos - double quota hit?

I switched from using Google Drive+Photos Uploader to Google Backup&Sync. I select my photos folder to sync, and also select to upload photos to Google Photos as well. Now in Google Drive I have ...
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Managing pictures with Google Backup and Sync, Photos and Drive

I recently bought more storage from Google Drive because I intend to have a cloud backup of all my documents and photos, but I am having trouble understanding how syncing works for photos between ...
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How to backup OneNote files that are in OneDrive

I have OneNote files in OneDrive. I want to back them up locally. How do I do that? I've tried File -> options -> save & backup and clicked on "Back up All Notebooks Now", then I went to the ...
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Backing up from Google Photos

There was a time when web storage was the secondary/backup place for me to keep all my digital photos. Nowadays Google Photos is not only my primary place but the ONLY place I keep my photos. This has ...
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Download backup of google drive trash folder

I'm not really sure why but for some reason my google drive trash is full of files, and takes up nearly 3 GB. I have the suspect there may be stuff I need in there, but I also really need to free up ...
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What is the .onebin file in OneNote 2013 cache folder?

I see a lot of .onebin files in OneNote cache folder. As recently I had problems with lost changes in an offline copy I want to know if it's possible to recover information from this files.
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How to use selective sync to delete a copy of a local file?

I've used selective sync and unchecked folders I no longer want saved to the local computer (to save space) but how do you do it for individual files? My work flow is, encrypt something that needs to ...
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How do I set the default phone uploads folder for Google Photos?

I have been backing up my photos to Google Photos ever since I lost them all a while back. But I would like to add a few directories to sort out the photos since I am about to add more photos. Though ...
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Amazon Cloud Drive for photo backup - how does it handle edited photos?

I backed up all my photographs to my cloud drive and then found that there's no way to synchronise photos so they continue to stay updated. (Also read this thread). I know that you can drag a file ...
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Read-only permission to Gmail

I wish to use a mail client to continuously backup my Gmail data. However, I want to prevent the client from making any changes to my Gmail. When I tried to access Gmail using Thunderbird/IMAP, in ...
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Two-way sync with Google Photos?

I am using Google Photos and quite happy with it, including the option to automatically upload images from both my phone and my camera (via a computer). However, I am uncomfortable with all those ...
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Can deleted files be overwritten by new files with the same name?

By default CrashPlan keeps deleted files for ever. Would a deleted file stored in the CrashPlan backup be overwritten if I create another file with the same path? Example scenario: I create test....
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How to instantly auto-save newly published Facebook posts of a friend?

My Facebook friend's posts are often hacked into, altered and even removed by a government's special services proxy to suppress his speech and for other political reasons. Is there some other way to ...
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How to disable Backblaze's auto-renewal of the service?

I wonder how to disable Backblaze's auto-renewal of the service. The best I could find was to remove my credit card information, but then it immediately delete my backup, as shown in the screenshot ...
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Download spam from Gmail account

I want a simple way to download all the messages in the Spam folder in my Gmail account. Any idea how to do that?
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Backing up Google Drive on a different storage device on Chrome OS

I am very interested in a way to back up Chrome OS's Google Drive content onto another storage device besides the local disk, like maybe an SD card. This would provide me more space to store files ...
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Recovering a saved email in Gmail

A person with low computer skills was writing a message in Gmail (web interface). You know how as you type it automatically saves the message and the word "saved" appears at the bottom, she clicked "...
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How to backup questions, answers of Stack Exchange [closed]

I would like to keep a backup of all the questions asked + all answers provided for each question, answers provided + questions for the answer provided, questions favourited on Stack Exchange in the ...
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How can I backup my data in TripIt?

I have quite a lot of trip data accumulated in TripIt, the travel tracking website - various itineraries and trips across the years. In case I either decide to close my account, or TripIt becomes ...
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After the Lavabit shutdown: Download of mails? Forwarding address? [closed]

In an interview with CNET News, Ladar Levison (founder of Lavabit) answered to the question What happens to your customer's e-mails and data?: I'm looking into setting up a site where users can ...
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Backup To Gmail Failed

I'm using the BackWPup plugin to backup my WordPress site from an Amazon EC2 instance, to my gmail account. I keep getting this error: ERROR: Job has ended with errors in 25 seconds. You must ...
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How to save Tumblr blog posts to separate files named after blog post title?

Is there an util, web app preferably, to save all public posts to separate files named after blog post titles format? tumblrdir\ My First Blog Post Title.html My Second Blog Post Title.html ...
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How to construct URL of Trello JSON download from board URL (without using the API)

Background Given a URL to a Trello board, as listed at the users main Trello page, it used to be possible to deduce the URL for the corresponding "Export JSON" link. I wrote up the way I did this in ...
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How do I export or back up my Facebook friend list?

I'm admin of several large political pages. Because of this, my profile chronically suffers report-attacks (i.e.; enough number of people falsely report my profile) and make it suspended. This happens ...
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Save APK files from Google Play on desktop/laptop

I used to browse Google Play apps through my laptop regularly. Is there any way that I can store the Android applications (.apk files) into my laptop? In other words, download the .apk file straight ...
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15 GB of photos. Should I use Google Drive, G+ Photos or Google Picasa? [closed]

I would like to use a Google service. As far I know Google has three photo related services. I am a little bit confused which service should I use to: upload all my photos and keep original ...
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Is there a way for me to effectively automate a back up of my Google Drive contents locally, using a CLI tool?

Is there is a way for me to copy/back up me Google Drive contents to my local machine? Ideally, the solution would have these features (in order of priority): Runs on OS X/Linux in a headless (CLI/...
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