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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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To celebrate Independence Day in the United States, the folks at iFixit are offering free “iPhone Liberation Kits” from 1 July until 5 July. The kits, which are being offered for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5, include all the tools needed to replace Apple’s proprietary pentalobe screws with standard Phillips screws. iFixit offered free shipping to the first 1,776 people who ordered them, but they quickly sold those, so now you’ll have to pay $5 shipping per order.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Liberate Your iPhone With a Free Repair Kit from iFixit

Laine Lee  2013-07-01 06:54
I can't figure out how to get free shipping. A shipping charge was added when I used the wizard to enter shipping information. Has anyone used the process without incurring shipping charges?
Michelle Steiner  2013-07-01 06:55
The shipping is not free; it costs at least five dollars.
Laine Lee  2013-07-01 07:01
OK, thanks. I don't want to complain, because this is still an amazing deal. The article did mention free shipping, though, so I just wanted to check. Thanks again.
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-07-01 07:09
They sold out of the 1,776 kits fast. They're now offering the kits for free for the rest of the week, but with shipping charges: http://www.ifixit.com/LiberationWeekSoldOut
Steve Nicholson  2013-07-02 09:28
Excellent tip! Kits for my and my wife's iPhones 4S are ordered.