Accidentally deleted Time Machine backup

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  1. porsche911928 macrumors newbie

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    I've searched every where for this answer to no avail but here it goes. My time Machine recently showed that it was full to capacity therefore every time it would back up, it would automatically delete an old file to make room. I decided to manually remove old files by highlighting and placing them in the trash bin. Now I seem to be missing files therefore wanted to restore my deleted backups that are in my trash bin. Is it too late to complete this task?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If you didn't empty the trash its not too late. If you did, the odds decrease dramatically in being able to recover it
     
  3. melva macrumors member

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    For future reference

    FYI. time machine backups are not cloned files that you can drag off the drive. To restore a file from the backup you need to use the time machine interface. You must also use the Time Machine interface if you want to delete any file(s) from the backup.
     
  4. porsche911928 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the advice.....so I guess my next question is how do I go about restore the files?
     

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