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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.

Submitted by
Eolake Stobblehouse

 
 

Open Transport 1.0 Woes

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Open Transport 1.0 Woes -- Orren Merton <orrenm@darkling.com> writes:

Open Transport, Apple Computer's highly-touted new networking system (currently only available on the new Power Mac 9500s - version 1.1 will reportedly appear this fall for the rest of the Mac line), in its current form does not allow for stable, consistent PPP connections. Apple has released a patch for Open Transport that supposedly improves SLIP and PPP reliability, and MacPPP 2.2 is supposedly more Open Transport-friendly than other versions, but these fixes do not work for everyone. Hopefully, enterprising freeware and shareware programmers can work with Apple to make programs work better with Open Transport, and to make Open Transport's MacTCP emulation work better with existing applications. It is also noteworthy that in my personal experience, the most Open Transport-friendly program has been John Norstad's NewsWatcher 2.0b27.

ftp://ftp.tidbits.com//pub/tidbits/tisk/tcp/ mac-ppp-22.hqx
ftp://ftp.support.apple.com//pub/apple_sw_ updates/US/mac/n_c/other_n_c_sw/Open_ Transport_1.0.1_patch.hqx

 

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