How to restore with Time Machine

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  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    I have two questions concerning restoring something with time machine

    1. I had the Sticky note widget opened with some writing on it and my daughter deleted it. How can I restore just what was written on the sticky note from two days ago?

    2. Lets say my kids screwed up several things on my mac today, is there a way I can restore the whole computer and make it like it was in whole from some point in the past, say two or three days ago?

    The reason I ask is that since I am not sure what they exactly did and to what extent, I would just rather go back and restore everything from a point in the past when I knew everything was good. Is this possible?
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    1) You can do it, you just have to find the Stickies database. It's probably in the Stickies .plist in Preferences.
    2) I did a full restore a couple of months ago because I had screwed something up. Piece of cake.
     
  3. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    Where is the stickies database? I am a new mac switcher so I am new at finding mac files
     
  4. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

    iknowyourider

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    Mike, I backup every week but I've never restored. Surely you can click time machine and scroll to a previous date and click it.
     
  5. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    User - Library - Preferences - appleStickies.plist.
     

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