Get individual files off Time Machine?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Soundhound, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    I had a new internal hard drive put in and am rebuilding the drive piece by piece. I had the old drive backed up on time machine and have that intact.

    There are some files that I didn't pull off the old hard drive that I'd like to get off of Time Machine (iTunes library file, etc). Is it possible to get those files off the Time Machine disk, without starting time machine backing up this new internal yet?
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    Click on TM preferences, then select "OFF", this will prevent TM from starting a backup.
    You still enter TM and select whatever files you want to restore.
    At least I can do this, as usual I tried now just before posting this reply.
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    thanks! I'll give that a try.


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