Can you selectively restore from Time Machine?

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  1. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I want to totally erase my computer and install Leopard onto a fresh drive...If I back my computer up to time machine on my external, can I selectively restore specific folders/files once I re-install Mac OS X?

    Thanks!

    PS - If not, any 3rd party apps you might suggest to do that?
     
  2. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    Yes, when you connect the drive and open up Time Machine, select the option "use previous backup" or something along those lines.

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  3. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Yes, piece of cake.
     
  4. gusious macrumors 65816

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    And how is that possible?Click on a file and then select restore?
     
  5. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Yup.
     
  6. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Oh thanks a lot! Didn't knew that... Never restored anything cause i've started backing up a month ago...!:D
     

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