Time Machine Question question for restoring

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OverSpun, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

    OverSpun

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    #1
    I want to try restoring my mac to last week, but I'm also afraid losing a few files after the restore.

    Should I just save all the files on another ext. HD? I've never really used time machine before.

    thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    Are you doing a full system restore or just a folder.

    If you're doing a full system restore, you'll need to boot off your system disk and restore from there. I'd back up any files that you want to retain prior to doing that action.

    If you're doing just a folder restore of a folder that still has stuff that you want, then yeah back it up somewhere else, otherwise I'd not worry about it.
     

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