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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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Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5

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Microsoft has released Office 2011 14.2.5 and Office 2008 12.3.5, largely to resolve four privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel that could allow remote code execution if the user were to open a specially crafted Excel spreadsheet. Also receiving attention is Outlook 2011, which gets fixes that address problems with automatic configuration with Outlook.com accounts, importing data from PST files, recognizing and expanding distribution lists, moving messages in Gmail accounts, and the loss of spaces with content pasted in from Word or replying to messages generated in Windows Outlook. If you have troubles updating, be sure to check the Known Issues page, which addresses common problems. (Free updates via the Office for Mac Web site or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 102 MB/218 MB)

 

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Comments about Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5 and 2008 12.3.5
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Sharon Zardetto  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2012-11-21 22:37
Office 2011 v.14.2.5:
Date Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Size: 102 MB
Mike Jones  2012-11-25 21:18
Cannot get the install to work - message:

Database Daemon and Synchservices agent can't be closed.

Stonewall. Is this a known problem ?

I'm running under OSX 10.7.5
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-11-26 09:30
Have you tried restarting before doing the install? Or even booting in Safe Mode (hold down the Shift key at boot) before doing the install? That should prevent these background from launching at all.
Chris Bazlinton  2012-12-14 08:39
10.2.5 hangs when it gets to Installation. Tried it twice, no luck. Started from reboot, still the same problem. Cannot find anywhere to report this. Microsoft like all companies these days do not care, and do not want to know about problems