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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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Apple Remote Desktop 3.5 Admin

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Apple has released Remote Desktop 3.5 Admin, an update to its remote desktop management software that introduces several reliability, usability, and compatibility improvements — at least some likely connected to the company’s recent release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Server. An updated version of the app’s companion Dashboard widget has also been released. ($79.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update through Software Update or the Mac App Store, 25.27 MB)

 

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Comments about Apple Remote Desktop 3.5 Admin

Tom Greenfield  2011-07-26 01:52
This update logged me out of screen sharing with 10.6 server and I'm unable to log in again.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-07-26 06:39
It may be that you need to install a client update on the server as well, though I didn't see anything about that in the release notes. I don't have trouble controlling a Mac running 10.5 Leopard or 10.7 Lion from 10.6 Snow Leopard, but I don't have a 10.6 Snow Leopard Server machine to test on.

If you need to run Software Update on the Snow Leopard Server machine, you can ssh in and run it from the command line. Fussy, I know, but a necessary fallback sometimes when ARD doesn't work.