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

Discussion in 'macOS' started by petvas, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

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    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?
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    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.

    -Kevin

    EDIT: And no, the mail search window is not active for me while in Time Machine.
     
  3. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

    petvas

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  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Yes, I installed Leopard on a clean hard drive.

    -Kevin
     
  5. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Also just tried to restore another file and it worked fine.

    -Kevin
     

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