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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

 
 

Nisus XS Rumors

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Mel Martinez reports a rumor that Nisus XS will have table features built in, pending licensing negotiations between Nisus Software and Macreations, publishers of the Tycho table program. Apparently, Nisus XS will have table-editing features, although if the licensing negotiations break down for the Tycho code, the program itself may come bundled with Nisus XS, and the two will communicate via Apple events. With talks about Tycho going, one wonders if Nisus and Macreations might not also be talking about Expressionist, Macreations' equation-editing program. Also being bandied about the Nisus rumor mill is the addition of drag & drop editing as in Microsoft Word.

Information from:
Mel Martinez -- mem@jhufos.pha.jhu.edu

 

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