Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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

 
 

Newton FTP Site Moves

Send Article to a Friend

Newton FTP Site Moves -- Ric Mommer of the University of Iowa announced that the Newton archive site at Johns Hopkins University will be replaced by:

ftp://newton.uiowa.edu/pub/newton/

This site is located at the University of Iowa. Robert Bruce, moderator of the JHU site, will assist David Rarick <david-rarick@uiowa.edu> in maintaining the new site.

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Michael Kemper, billie day, Malcolm Norris, and
Michael Bushey for their generous support!