Restoring to a different volume in time machine

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  1. cupcakes2000 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to use time machine to restore a single folder to a volume of my choice?

    I have somehow lost my entire iTunes music folder, and have located it within time machine. Since then though, my mac has had several enhancements and a second internal drive fitted.

    I dont have enough room on the Hard Disk it was originally on to restore it anymore. All I get is a rather unhelpful message: "The item “iTunes” can’t be copied because there isn’t enough free space."

    Is there another way? Or am I going to have to do the extremely long winded way of copying something big enough off, restoring it, copying that off, and putting the other thing back?

    Any help would be amazing, thanks.
     
  2. Alrescha, Mar 21, 2014
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  3. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Yep.

    Enter Time Machine, select the folder, click on the gear icon in the window's menu bar, and you'll see 'restore [folder] to...'
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Or...

    Enter Time Machine, select the folder, right click, "Restore to...", select the destination, which can be another partition / drive.
     
  5. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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  6. cupcakes2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great thanks!

    Really very obvious as well haha!
     

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