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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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Eolake Stobblehouse

 

 

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Mac OS X 10.1.2 Rolls in Fixes -- Shortly before the new year, Apple released an update to Mac OS X 10.1.2 via Software Update, building in a number of useful enhancements and fixes (and providing better release notes than for previous updates). The update improves USB and FireWire support (including support for FireWire-based digital cameras), adds support for PC Card storage devices and media readers, updates Mail with CRAM-MD5 authentication support, builds in AirPort 2.0, updates Apache to 1.3.22, and provides AppleScript 1.8, which is necessary for the forthcoming AppleScript Studio. The release also includes unspecified bug fixes in the areas of audio, display, speech, networking, the File Manager, and printing. Also just released via Software Update were a number of printer drivers - if you want to avoid continually seeing ones that you'll never use, select them and choose Make Inactive from the Update menu. [ACE]

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