HELP please - Time Capsule Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by siobhain146, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. siobhain146 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    This may be a stupid question and I have not tried anything yet mainly because I can't but anyway here is my question.
    My desktop has died. Before it died it was 100% backed up onto Time Capsule. I need to get some files on the Time Capsule but I am using a borrowed PC, so I know I can not get the files using the PC. However, my mother also has a Mac Deckstop and I was wondering if I could take my Time Capsule and only get A FEW files out of the time capsule? Do I have to backup the whole thing? I just really need some photos and documents. IF and HOW can I do that?? Any info would be greatly apprieciated!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Sure thing.. that will work. Just plug your disk in and option-click on the Time Machine icon in the menu bar and select "browse other backup discs" and you can see your backup set and copy what you want from it.
  3. siobhain146 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    Thank you so much. I just wasn't sure if I could pick and choose and I don't want the whole lot on my moms computer! Thanks a mil

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