messages app missing old messages

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by zzoomp09, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. zzoomp09 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    anyone having the same issue? after yosemite install, i'm missing all my old messages on the messages app. forgive me for my ignorance, but aren't the imessages stored in the cloud?
     
  2. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    They always pick up from when that device was first signed in. (not restored, etc.)
     
  3. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    That is in the release notes saying to backup your iMessages prior to install if you want to keep them.
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    They are not.
     
  5. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    they shouldn't be missing considering they are sync'd with your other iOS devices... that being said shouldn't they re populate next time there is an update?
     
  6. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    If you update or restore, they are there, if you start fresh they are not there. Only ones from the time after you first signed are there. Personally I think it's kind of refreshing.
     
  7. Luther Mac macrumors newbie

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    same is
    Same issue for me. I lost some pics that I really needed to keep. Thanks to this thread, I now know why the old pics got deleted. It was due to the new OS install.

    I have the backed up iMessage data from my Time Machine backup but have no way of restoring it that I know of without a complete computer restore.

    Any help or suggestions would be awesome.
     

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