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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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Eolake Stobblehouse

 
 

Acrobat Pro 10.1, 9.4.5, and 8.3

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Adobe has released a trio of updates for Acrobat Pro, its PDF creation and manipulation software. The three updates, designed for versions 8, 9, and 10 of the app, bring security improvements, bug fixes, and a few feature improvements — see Adobe’s release notes for details. Acrobat X Pro 10.1 has the feature improvements surrounding security, browser support, digital signatures, and Flash. For owners of Acrobat Pro 9, the 9.4.5 update is limited to security and stability enhancements, as is version 8.3 for users of the software’s previous incarnation. ($449 new; free updates; 134 MB, 91.7 MB, 29.81 MB)

 

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Comments about Acrobat Pro 10.1, 9.4.5, and 8.3
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Ted in NC  2011-06-27 16:42
With 9.4.5, I lost the ability to select multiple thumbnails in the navigation panel and the ability for seach terms to consistently be highlighted in the text of the searched doc. I'm back to 9.4.4, and happy as a clam.