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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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iPhoto 9.1.3

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Apple has released iPhoto 9.1.3. According to the release notes, the update addresses only a single problem that could cause some events merged in the company’s photo management software to be split back out into individual events after syncing to an iOS device. ($14.99 new, free update, 106.3 MB)

 

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Comments about iPhoto 9.1.3
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Michelle Steiner  2011-05-13 15:27
If you purchased iPhoto through the app store, you can get the upgrade only through the app store. Software update will not show the update, and if you download the update from Apple's download web site, you will be prevented from installing it.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-05-13 18:55
Ooo, good point - we're going to have to keep that in mind going forward.
Also, if you bought it from the App Store, its actually a 727 MB update as the whole app must be downloaded again (due to the digital signature). Apple need to fix this if the App Store is going to play an ever bigger role....