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Questions tagged [backup]

For questions relating to backing up your phone.

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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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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?
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Choose photo albums to backup/upload to Onedrive

On my phone I have three photo albums: Camera Roll, Saved Pictures and Screenshots. The first two get automatically uploaded to Onedrive with the "backup" feature. I'd also like the Screenshots album ...
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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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I accidentally deleted the pictures album

I deleted saved picture album by mistake from my Lumia 820. How can I return it back? I didn't activate the OneDrive service before deleting the album.
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Backup and restore apps deleted from Store

My Lumia 920 is currently running the Black firmware, with the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview. Other Lumia 920 owners in the household, previously running 8.0 on Black, were able to upgrade to ...
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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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Move game progress to another phone

I want to change my Lumia 820 to 650 and I want to move my games progress. Most games havent sync with fb or other storage. How to move game progress to another phone?
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How can I retrieve a deleted conversation in my text messages on Nokia Lumia 635?

I had a whole important conversation in my text messages and I accidentally deleted it. I haven't backed-up my phone in two weeks, so I'm wondering if there's a chance to get back that conversation ...