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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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BBEdit 6.1.1 Addresses Conflicts, Fixes Bugs

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BBEdit 6.1.1 Addresses Conflicts, Fixes Bugs -- Less than a week after releasing BBEdit 6.1, Bare Bones Software has issued a minor update to fix crashes caused by bugs in St. Clair Software's Screen Catcher 2.3.3 and earlier (an update to 2.3.4 is already available) and Logitech's MouseWare 3.5.1 and earlier. Also fixed in BBEdit 6.1.1 are a crash related to bringing up the Forms/Button dialog, an About box drawing glitch, and a bug in which using root addressing for a URL incorrectly added an extra slash. The update is free and recommended for all users of BBEdit 6.0 and higher. Bare Bones has released updaters for both BBEdit 6.0.x (8.3 MB) and 6.1 (1.3 MB). [ACE]

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<http://www.barebones.com/support/updates.html>

 

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