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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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Reminding everyone that Fetch and Transmit aren’t the only players in the file transfer app game, the Cyberduck team has released version 4.3 of the open source app, the first update since late 2011. The biggest news is that Cyberduck has dropped support for Dropbox, Google Drive, and Windows Azure, enabling the developers to get their ducks in a row to improve support for Amazon S3 (though a Cyberduck blog post notes that the team may reintroduce support for Azure and Google Drive should user demand be significant). The new release gets updates for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion with support for Gatekeeper and Notification Center, plus it adds support for Retina displays. Cyberduck is now also integrated with Qloudstat, a service that provides analytics and monitoring for CloudFront distributions, S3 buckets, and containers in Rackspace CloudFiles. A few days after this update came out, Cyberduck 4.3.1 was released with a fix for an issue that prevented the app from setting the speed limit to unlimited. Cyberduck is free, though you can support it via a donation or a $23.99 purchase made through the Mac App Store. (Free, 26.1 MB, release notes)


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Christian Völker  2013-05-07 01:56
Cyberduck claims to run without Java being installed under Mountain Lion, which complements the article from Joe Kissell around Java. This was an annoyance before, because Cyberduck even claimed explicitly for Java 6 from Apple to be installed, Java 7 JRE or JDK from Oracle did not do the trick.

I currently dont have a "clean" machine at hand to check it out. I recently did a fresh install on several clients and they are all already "poisoned" with Java 6 with Cyberduck being a major reason for it. Anyway I thought it was worth to mention. I like Java a lot, but from an admins perspective, it is no good on common client machines for office purposes any longer.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-05-07 06:25
Yeah, I don't have any Java-free Macs to test on either, since I use CrashPlan, but there shouldn't be a problem with having Java installed on client machines as long as the Java browser plug-in is disabled. As per Joe's FlippedBITS column: