If you are using Time Machine, have you ever tried to restore a single file?


macrumors 601
Original poster
Jul 20, 2006
Mannheim, Germany
The question is simple. Have any of you managed to restore a single file with Time Machine? I have the problem that the file gets restored in the Volume where the backup was saved! Time Machine should actually use the original location of the lost file...
If anyone got it to work, please tell me how. Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

I also have the issue that using Time Machine in Mail doesnt enable the search field to search for a Mail!!! Does it work for you?


macrumors 68040
Mar 13, 2007
So I just tried to restore a podcast I deleted a few days ago.

Time Machine noticed that the original location folder wasn't on the drive, so it asked to recreate it, or gave me the option to specify a new location.

Seems to be working correctly for me.


EDIT: And no, the mail search window is not active for me while in Time Machine.
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