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Windows Phone 8 - Full System Backup and Restore

I have a new (Verizon) Nokia Icon (Lumia 929) Windows Phone. I'm looking for the equivalent of a Full System Backup and Restore (including contacts) solution, similar to what you might have on a PC. ...
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Retrival of synced data

I bought a Nokia Lumia 720 couple of days back. I stored some data in it and also synced (Onenotes, contacts & apps) with the Hotmail account. Now if I restore my phone, is it possible to retrieve ...
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Is it possible to backup a phone that does not boot anymore?

Phone Model :- LG Optimus - E900 OS:- Windows Phone 7.5 (installed the update on wp 7) My phone got stuck on boot screen with LG logo and it isn't booting. I am not going for the hard reset option ...
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On Windows Phone, where can you view your backed up text messages [duplicate]

On Windows phone you can back up your text messages by going to Settings > Applications > Messaging > Text message backup (flick on) My question is: How can I view these text messages online? Is ...
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Can't find my custom lockscreen image, how can I back it up?

I set a custom lock screen on my Windows 8 HTC 8X phone, however I now cannot find it in my camera roll or the saved pictures (I believe it is an edited photo that was modified with one of my custom ...
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Any trick to backup non-Xbox games data

Most of the Xbox-labeled games has a pretty decent way to backup their data (or at least the game progress). On the other hand those who don't have any Xbox label lack of this kind of feature (e.g. ...
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How can I automatically backup old pictures to skydrive?

I know you can backup pictures automatically, and once backup is activated all pics go to Skydrive. But even after waiting a a few days under wifi old pictures have not been copied to skydrive: is ...
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Choose photo albums to backup/upload to SkyDrive

On my phone I have three photo albums: Camera Roll, Saved Pictures and Screenshots. The first two get automatically uploaded to SkyDrive with the "backup" feature. I'd also like the Screenshots album ...
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Restore phone from backup over wifi?

After doing a factory reset (or when setting up a new windows phone for the first time) it prompts me to restore from backup if I desire. Is it possible to do this over a wifi connection though? At ...
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How to back up photos without USB in Windows Phone 7.*? No Zune Sync

I have a Nokia Lumia 710 (Windows Phone 7.8) here, and the USB port has been damaged. It still charges, but USB syncing is no longer possible. The owner of the phone wants their photos backed up, ...
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How can I export or extract my text messages to a file?

I would like to save all of my text messages that are on my phone to a file on my computer. The WP cloud did a good job of saving them across new devices and software resets, but I'm going back to a ...
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Backup of saved Wi-Fi networks

I am thinking to switch from WP7.8 to WP8. There are many Wi-Fi networks which are saved in my mobile. Is it able to backup these along with their information like password, proxy etc and restore the ...
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Where does SMS backup on WP8 actually back up to? Is it user accessible?

I have SMS backup turned on, and it should sync to the outlook.com account I've used to set up the phone (it's a gmail login though) Does it store it somewhere I can see old sms messages, or is it ...
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Backup Contacts

I am trying to backup my contacts for my HTC Arrive. The phone is getting replaced because the USB port is no longer working. I tried syncing my contacts to my hotmail account, but it is not giving ...
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How can I backup my people group?

When I initialized my Windows Phone, I lost my group (I did synchronise my live account). Until I used windowsphone, searching a person by group was very convenient... Is it impossible to back up ...
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Can i just rename old Live ID

I had live ID with "gmail.com" in the end, and changed that to live.com alias. All services updated to the new liveID name(its unique identifier stays the same). But the phone for now is trying to use ...
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Is there any way to backup my entire phone?

From this question we know what can and can't currently be backed up. Are there any 3rd party tools or homebrew apps that will let me back up everything and restore it to a different device? I ...
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What can be backed up?

I just read this Q: How can I backup my SMS I am curious about what any other thing IS or IS NOT possible to back up in my phone? I expect a list of things that CAN be backed up a list of those ...
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How can I backup my SMS

I need to restore my phone. How can I make a backup of my text messages on my computer? Is it possible to restore text messages on the new phone?