Help restoring individual files from Time Machine

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ShMacMe, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. ShMacMe macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2010
    Has anyone heard of some third party software used to help simplify the process of restoring or retrieving individual files via TIME MACHINE?

    I have some trouble sorting out the navigation window, when it offers choices between KEEP BOTH or RESTORE ORIGINAL. I seem to end up not finding the earlier file.

    Then a friend said he had heard of software that simplifies this process. I've tried Forum search but no luck yet.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. silencer88 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2009
    I've always found the time machine window very manageable and intuitive, but you can also browse the Time Machine drive manually:

    Just open a Finder window, choose your Time Machine drive on the sidebar, click on Backups.backupdb, choose the name of your computer (probably the only choice), choose a backup date, and you can browse your hard drive as it was on that date.

    To me, it seems this is more complicated that using the Time Machine interface, but to each his own.

    Good luck!
  3. s e 7 e n macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2007

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