Can I move files and programs from a backup to a computer without having to restore?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by randomusername, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. randomusername macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to move my files and programs that I have backed up on a Time Capsule to my computer without having to restore from a backup? I had to get my hard drive replaced on my Macbook (running OS 10.5.7) but on all of my backups "Preview" is missing (was somehow deleted when I installed Gimp). Every time I restore from a backup Preview is gone. Is it possible for me to move all of my files and programs to my MacBook without restoring from a backup? Please tell me as soon as possible. This is very important.
     
  2. miiles macrumors regular

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    You could put the files onto the backup just like it is any other external drive and copy them from there.
     
  3. randomusername thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But how do I access these Time Machine backups? The computer isn't set up with my account anymore and I don't want to restore from a backup.
     
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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