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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

 
 

Navigator Buglet

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We incorrectly reported a problem in replying to Internet email from CompuServe in TidBITS-142. The problem is that Internet mail coming in has the initial ">" character stripped from the address. That in itself is not necessarily a problem, as it turns out, since CompuServe has changed the way the gateway works so you no longer need that character. Sort of. CompuServe Information Manager 2.0.1 responded to a test mailfile correctly, however, Navigator 3.1.1 failed in the same test. The simple workaround for Navigator is inserting the ">" character in front of the word INTERNET in the sender's address in the message window. Then you can click Reply and Navigator will use your edited address instead of the incorrect one.

The fact that CIM worked correctly but Navigator didn't implies, and this was confirmed by Dave Elliott of CompuServe, that the problem lies in the protocols that CompuServe uses to communicate with Navigator in the Mail area. Thus, there's no telling who has to fix what, but for the time being Navigator users have to fix outgoing replies to Internet mail.

Information from:
Dave Elliott -- 70006.461@compuserve.com

 

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