Time Machine - question about restoring

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BadboyHouse, May 13, 2012.

  1. BadboyHouse macrumors 6502

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    The only thing I'm not sure how to do with Tine Machine is restore individual software applications.

    Say I choose to delete some software (not necessarily from the app store), but then down the line want put the software back on my mac, how do I restore just that one package with time machine, without affecting/restoring anything else??
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Normally drag and drop should suffice.
    I assume when you delete applications you just delete the package/folder from the Applications folder? If so, the above will suffice.
     
  3. BadboyHouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see. So if it's in the applications folder you can simply drag the file back from the time machine drive.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, if you only deleted an application by deleting it from the Applications folder and not used the method laid out in the last link of my signature.
     
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