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Extract Directly from Time Machine

Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.

You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.

As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.

Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.

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The Quiet, Lovely Photographs of Joseph O. Holmes

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Joseph O. Holmes has been a lawyer and a Mac journalist, and he appeared earlier this year with Adam and other notable Mac figures at a Macworld Expo panel called “Holmes Brothers Live.” Joe now makes his living as a professional fine art photographer, and in this article at Rob Galbraith’s Digital Photography Insights site, he talks about his inspiration and creative process.Generic Globefollow link

 

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Hi, Jeff!
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-04-28 19:36
Ha! Now our comments have turned into Facebook walls. Hi Joe! :)
Thanks for the shout out, Jeff.

Hey, it was great to see you again at Macworld after all these years (and I'm enjoying your Flickr shots).

And talking to the Macworld crowd was great — very knowledgeable group.
Great piece about an inspiring photographer - thanks - and a great example of what a good tool the D700 is - yes I have one and Joe's work is great to see.