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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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iTunes 11.3.1

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Apple has released iTunes 11.3.1 with a couple of podcast-related fixes. The update squashes a bug that prevented subscribed podcasts from updating with new episodes and rectifies an issue that caused iTunes to become unresponsive while browsing podcast episodes in List view. iTunes 11.3.1 is available as a direct download from Appleā€™s iTunes Web page or via Software Update. (Free, 229 MB, 10.6.8+)

Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article:

In this FAQ-style ebook, iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn explains importing, tagging, organizing, playing, sharing, streaming, and more so you can get the most out of audio and video in iTunes 11, including podcasts and iTunes Radio. You'll also learn techniques for transferring media to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod.

 

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Comments about iTunes 11.3.1
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Roger D. Parish  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-08-08 20:21
This revision no longer displays the state of charge of an attached device, i.e., iPhone/iPad. You used to be able to see the percentage of battery charge in the summary for a device.
Curtis Wilcox  An apple icon for a Friend of TidBITS 2014-08-10 04:53
I still see the charge percentage for my attached iPhone (OS X 10.9.4, iTunes 11.3.1 & iPhone 5s, iOS 7.1.2).
Roger D. Parish  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-08-11 06:24
Huh! Now I do, too! Curiouser and curiouser.