External drive backups in time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HEDocks, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. HEDocks macrumors newbie


    Oct 21, 2014
    I use time capsule for routine backups on my MacBook.

    I also include an external drive as part of that backup process.

    Now I’m trying to restore the files on that external drive from time machine, but I have no clue how to find it.

    What would it look like? Are the files nested inside MacBook backup folders? Where would it be?
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    use the Time Machine interface ("Enter Time Machine").

    Select the file you want to restore, right-click on it, "Restore to..." and choose the external drive as destination.
  3. Audit13 macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    You could also connect the external drive, boot using there option key, select the external, cost the time machine restore option, select the external drive as the source.

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