Can Time Machine restore a broken app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vjaaan, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

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    I am suddenly getting errors in an office suite program on my MacBook Pro (OpenOffice). Rather than reinstall the program, can I do a simple Restore from Time Machine of that whole app from a previous date?

    I am running Yosemite on this laptop.

    Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If the issue is with the app and your restore it, yes. If the issue is related some of its components in the ~/Library folder, I'm not sure restoring the app will solve that problem
     
  3. RedWeasel macrumors member

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    This is most likely a App Store issue... we have a lot of these since midnight (Europe)
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

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    #5
    OpenOffice doesnt come from the App Store....
     

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