How far back for Time Machine?

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  1. djsound macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2006
    I have a Time Capsule that I have had for about a year...and I am trying to go back as far as I can but time machine is only showing me the last 3 months. Is there a reason for this? Can I go further back? Thanks.
  2. kingtj macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2003
    Brunswick, MD
    Not sure, but ...

    I was under the impression it's all about the total disk space available?
    If you only backed up a small amount of data over that 1 year period, I suspect you could go back the full year to restore versions of files -- since keeping a year's worth of copies of your data didn't fill it up?

  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Yes. Your Time Capsule doesn't have infinite storage. The amount of time you can go back depends on its capacity and how much you're backing up to it.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    and time capsule is not designed to be used for archiving.

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