External drive backups in time machine

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

  1. HEDocks macrumors newbie

    HEDocks

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    #1
    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

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    Hi,

    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

    Audit13

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    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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