Time Machine success stories

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    I've been building a large website for the last few weeks, but stupidly, instead of filing it away in my Documents folder, I just left it stashed on the desktop.

    Well, I decided that my desktop was getting a bit cluttered (Filled with other unrelated crap). So, without thinking, I trashed it all. It wasn't until a few days later that I realized my project was gone :eek:

    Time Machine to the rescue, I got it back :)

    What's your Time Machine success (or fail...) story?
     
  2. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    Success:

    I was able to switch mbps easily although the restore process is a bit long.

    Failure:

    my first time capsule died and apple had to replace it. Had all my music on it :(
     
  3. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Restored my "magic resumé" from back up. I'm sure there will be several more life-savers to follow.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Successes:

    I accidentally screwed up Finder ... restore fixed that.

    Accidentally hit overwrote an assignment that hadn't been turned in ... easy fix.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Imported all of my iPhoto library into Aperture. Made sure all photos were there, then deleted my iPhoto library.

    About 10 months later, I went looking for some videos I took on my camera and freaked out completely when I remembered that they were in my iPhoto library (and that Aperture didn't import them).

    Used Time Machine to restore iPhoto library. Whew. :eek:
     
  6. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    Question.

    If I binned something, and "secure emptied" my trash can, will TM still be able to spawn it back to life?
     
  7. iPhoneNYC macrumors 6502a

    iPhoneNYC

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    Before Time Machine I never gave much thought to back-up. But now with such inexpensive little drives it's silly not too. I have a MBP that came two years ago with a HD around 120. I soon max'd it out - I only had 4 gigs left and I keep taking photos and adding music. I had a local non-Apple place put in a 320 harddrive. Came back to the apt and set up Time Machine and it worked perfectly. Then, about a week later, I noticed that a paid download of Airfoil wasn't on my harddrive. I went back to the TM and two seconds later it was back in place. By the way, I use a LaCie 500 rugged for the backup and its working great.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Yes
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    As long as TM had enough time to make a backup ...
     
  10. sammich macrumors 601

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    Trashed some songs and a couple of apps (which I somehow removed from both my iTunes and iPhone without realising).

    Instead of paying again to get it back, it was back in my TM. Phew!
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    I travelled back in time, collected a number of famous world leaders and philosophers, brought them back here, hilarity ensued, and then they helped me get an A+ on my history presentation. Excellent!

    San Dimas High School football rules!

    :D
     
  12. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Success: I accidentally delete Office:Mac! Don't know how I did, alcohol was involved though. Must be my inner hate for Msoft coming out haha.

    Easy fix with TM though!

    No fails yet.
     
  13. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Mine was a sucess story.

    I was working on a Network proposal to upgrade my customers network which consists of one main site and 2 remote sites.

    This two me 2 weeks to write because i had to make sure everything was covered, what routers, internet speeds etc.

    Then like most people i left it on the desktop and i had a wild deleting spree and it got trashed. I turned my mac on the next morning i went to get the document as it was needed that day at work and it was missing. My heart jumped into my throat and i launched time machine. Found, located, printed done!

    Time machine is money worth spent.
     
  14. Keniff macrumors 6502a

    Keniff

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    #14

    I did something similar, but I had a bunch of different passwords on a RTF/Text file on my desktop, did a clean up, trash and deleted (just like you) and the a few days days my heart was jumping chest when I remembered what I did....
    When I got home, I was so relieved to find I could recall it...
    Truly a real stress buster...
     

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