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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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Ray Robertson  2013-10-31 10:14
Yes, but what about syncing with your Mac? When I search for sync, iCal or Mac on the site it comes up empty. That's a deal-breaker for me.
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-10-31 16:16
Ray, Fantastical uses the same calendars as the Calendars app, which sync via iCloud, Google, etc. There is also a Mac version of Fantastical that is fantastic…al.
Ray Robertson  2013-11-01 05:01
Thanks, Josh. Frustrating that I can't find that info on the site. One more question: Why does the headline for this review on the main page link to the Fantastical web site instead of this review?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-11-01 07:07
That's a side effect of using our ExtraBITS system to write these tiny little reviews - ExtraBITS pieces are all links to something else. If we keep doing this, we'll need to change that behavior on the main page.