How to restore Microsoft Office 2008 from Time Machine?...

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  1. eurotrack macrumors newbie

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    Hi friends,

    Hope this post finds all of you well.

    I have a 13" MacBook that I back up with an external hard drive via Time Machine. I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 and in a fit of joy deleted Microsoft Office 2008.

    Unfortunately, my work's antiquated e-mail system is not compatible with Outlook 2011. That means I need to stay with Entourage 2008. I went into Time Machine and tried to restore the "Microsoft Office 2008" folder. A small box appears and says "Preparing to copy 1,345 files," and then I get the following error: "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items."

    Now, I am the only admin on the computer and am pretty sure none of the files is locked! I made sure they were "Read and Write." How can I get around that? MO 2008 was given to me by a colleague and I have no idea where the serials are.

    Could you geniuses please help me?

    All the best,

    Eurotrack
     
  2. eurotrack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Solved!

    Friends,

    I used Migration Assistant to restore Entourage from my Time Machine external hard drive. I selected "Applications" and nothing else and it restored MSO 2008 perfectly.

    What luck--now I can work!

    Thanks
     

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