pulling files out of Time Machine...Is that possible

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Smileyboy, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

    Smileyboy

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    I bought a Macbook Pro and sold my old macbook. My new macbook pro has a 160 GB hdd and the old one a 320GB HDD. My time machine has all the files backed up on it which is a good thing. My issue is, I have a iMovie in the backup on the time machine that I would like access to.

    I plan to upgrade to a 500gb or 750gb soon.. But I haven't yet. Is there anyway to get the files out of the backup on TIme Machine without restoring all of the files to my Macbook Pro?
    thanks
     
  2. Tyr. macrumors member

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    Option + click Time Machine icon, choose "Browse Other Time Machine Disks." This allows you to select files from your old system to restore manually.
     
  3. Smileyboy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Smileyboy

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  4. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    how do you access another disk that is not connected because it died.

    i have tm back up 3 other disks, only way i see them is to have them turned on.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I just use the finder to browse my time machine disk and manually copy the file(s) I want or need.
     

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