MacBook Air :: How To Extract Individual Files From Time Machine Back Up

Jun 19, 2014

So two months ago my mac's internal hard disk had a problem, it was "ejecting" itself by itself. It was frozen. Problem: I was gonna do a backup the day it happened, so I didn't have a back up. I went to a centre of data recuperation. They managed to get a lot out of the internal hard disk and put it in a new external hard drive. Apple then replaced my SSD, and I restored (from the external hard drive) what had been recuperated back on my computer with a new SSD. Now I realise that a lot of things are missing - especially pictures- which is quite annoying. I do have a very old back up that I did with Time Machine on another external hard drive. My question is: how can I restore only the pictures from that back up? I can't go back on time machine because this is a new SSD, and I don't wanna restore everything from that back up as I have more data on my computer as it is now.

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IMac :: Restoring Individual Files From Time Machine?

Jul 2, 2010

Has anyone heard of some third party software used to help simplify the process of restoring or retrieving individual files via TIME MACHINE?

I have some trouble sorting out the navigation window, when it offers choices between KEEP BOTH or RESTORE ORIGINAL. I seem to end up not finding the earlier file.Then a friend said he had heard of software that simplifies this process. I've tried Forum search but no luck yet.

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Hardware :: Accessing Individual Files On Time Machine Backup?

Feb 3, 2009

I have a Time Capsule at home, and can opt for the automatic backup via Time Machine program. But I have been doing manual backups, transferring files myself to Time Capsule and to an USB drive. It's mostly document, media files. If I backup using Time Machine, can I access those files individually? Or is it just going to be one big chunk of a file? Are there any trustworthy syncing programs between my computer and an external hard drive or in my case Time Capsule?

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Dec 11, 2014

I have a 13in MacBook Pro Mid 2012 model with a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory. I've got it new in the summer of 2012, and haven't had any real problems until now. I have a 1TB Hitachi external hard drive with over 600GB left of storage. I'm running Yosemite. 

Lately, as in the past few weeks but more noticeably the past few days, I can't open files if I just double click on them from my desktop or from searching them outside of the application. For instance, if I click on a word document on my desktop, it will cause the work icon to bounce for a while, pretending to open, but it never does. If the application is already running, the file just won't open. If I search from the "open" selection within the application, it works fine. This is true for all of my Microsoft Office apps, Photoshop, Preview, iTunes, and everything in between, all of which I had never had a problem with before. 

Next, anytime I try to backup my system using Time Machine, it simply shows the "Preparing Backup" status and never starts. I've had the hard drive and used it as a Time Machine since I got the computer, and have had zero problems at all. 

I've tried CleanMyMac2, Memory Clean, and I've always kept my Mac very clean and organized, as in no duplicate files, moving my biggest files onto my hard drive, and deleting any of my unnecessary files.  I know I don't have a ton of RAM left, but I'm honestly not completely sure what to do about that, as this model apparently doesn't have RAM updates available.  

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Jun 15, 2009

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Sep 27, 2009

I'm trying to go back in time machine to when I had Leopard, but it won't let me, all those options are listed, but are grayed out. I can choose to go back in time to the days TM has backed up SL though?

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Mar 20, 2010

My macbook pro was stolen a few days ago. I plan on getting a replacement in the near future, but I don't think the current macbook pros are worth it at their prices... I don't know when an update is coming (like everyone else). I may have jumped the gun and bought a windows laptop if all my files weren't saved via time machine.

Is there anyway to get my stuff off time machine and onto windows short of buying a second mac and restoring to and then transfering off to windows laptop?

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OS X :: Can I Manually Drag Back Files From Time Machine

Jun 1, 2010

I'm planning to reinstall Snow Leopard. I'm using Time Machine. I want to avoid automatic solutions like "Restore from Time Machine backup" and the Migration Assistant because I want to make sure my system stays clean.

This is how I imagine it:I boot my freshly installed system, plug in my Time Machine external drive, open it with Finder and start dragging back all the stuff I need (Photos, Music and Documents) just as if it were a regular external hard drive with files on it. Then I will reinstall all applications manually.

Will this work? Please tell me if you have ever tried this and whether it worked. Will this not cause problems with permissions or anything like that?

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IMac :: Time Machine - How To Get Back Deleted Files

Jul 28, 2010

If you remove a file from your mac, will time machine update it self and also remove it from the external drive? Or does it save and keep everything?

Also if it saves everything is there a way to go back and delete something, for instance some files that you don't need on your desktop.

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Feb 18, 2010

i'm planning to format my mac book pro, as in, reinstalling leopard and erasing all the files and applications since my mac is getting really slow. I was wondering if the applications ( adobe photoshop, illustrator, final cut etc.) that i backed-up in my time machine will still work on a formatted mac.

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Jun 20, 2014

When I mounted the external hard disk I see the trash full with the files and I have no access to time machine.  

How can I repair that.

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OS X Yosemite :: How To Delete Individual Time Machine Backups Using Finder

Dec 7, 2014

I recent fount necessary to do a complete install and restore.  As I was having trouble with system performance, I chose to restore Applications from Time Machine and set the system parameters manually.  In the process, I wound up with some very large (50 Gbytes) on my Desktop.  I neglected to turn off time Machine backup while doing the restoration and wound up with several big(!) files in the back ups taken during the restoration.  There is nothing useful on the backups taken during the restoration and they have really filled  up my backup disk.  Looking at the structure of the backup disk, it seems you could just delete the backups after I started to restore things.  Are there other considerations?  Are there hidden tables laying around that might become unsynchronized?

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Intel Mac :: Restore An Individual Photo Or Event From My Time Machine Backup?

Jun 4, 2012

How can I restore an individual photo or event from my Time Machine backup? When looking at my backup, I can see the picture file. When I try to open it, it calculates the size of the library. It does not open. Nothing happens when I select 'open in iphoto.'

Info:iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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May 16, 2012

I recently upgraded to OS 10.7 and now can't find my Time Capsule under devices to access individual files stored on it.  The system is recognizing it under time machine and is doing full backups to it, but only the backup portion is accessible through Finder.  How do I get back to where I can pull up the contents of the Time Capsule on an individual basis?

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Sep 8, 2009

I'm an idiot, pleased to meet you.I had 2 external drives connected to my Macbook Pro, both had time machine back ups on...I meant to delete one of these but deleted the wrong one, and dragged it into Trash. On realising my mistake I tried to drag it back out of Trash, as you would normally but after "preparing to copy" for four hours it told me the drive was full...It's a 500gb drive, and the Time Machine back up is the only thing on it, so presumably it's just trying to copy itself when the back up is still present on the drive, albeit in the Trash.

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Apr 23, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), WD passport drive

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Nov 16, 2009

If I install a fresh copy of Snow Leopard will all my programs be reinstalled or just the data that is backed up with Time Machine?

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Apr 29, 2012

Having just backed up to my external drive through time machine I re installed OS X  Now I like the entire last Time machine back on my computer as the disk had to be erased for the install Is there a easy way to do this as opposed to file by file?

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May 6, 2012

I just tried to back up my Mac Book Air and I use OS X 10.7.3.   

I got a message which said that there was not enough space on my external hard drive.   The message said that I needed 50 GB and the external drive only has 43 of space... Note, when I check out the hard drive, it says:  ""Available 43.63 of 249.93". 

The sole purpose of my hard drive is for back up purposes.  So,  there isn't anything other data or information on the drive..

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MacBook Pro :: How To Restore From A Time Machine Back Up

May 15, 2012

I have a brand new 250 GB SATA system drive in my 2.2 ghz MacBook pro.My last hard drive gave up the ghost right after the time machine back up on sunday night.I am trying to restore my data from time machine.

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Aug 30, 2014

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Oct 19, 2010

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Dec 6, 2010

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Mar 17, 2012

I plug in my hard drive and it is "back up now" and it starts, but stops within a few seconds?

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Apr 16, 2012

Time machine deleted a back up, that I need as it was the only place that had some files and as my hard drive became full it deleted this back up (I didn't realise it was going to do this ) and now I want to get it back. Is there any way I can without having to pay loads for a recovery?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Delete My Previous Back Ups From My Time Machine?

Jun 13, 2012

how i delete my previous back ups from my time machine ?

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Nov 4, 2010

I want to replace my current HDD with new SSD, here is the steps I will do, identify if this is feasible!!!

1. Put ssd in a external hard drive enclosure

2. Connect the external SSD drive to MBP

3. Back up the entire OS and files with time machine

4. Remove the enclosure, take out ssd

5. Put SSD in mu MBP, replacing HDD

Will this work?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Get App Store, Time Machine And System Preferences Back

Apr 28, 2012

Somehow I completely deleted my app store, time machine and system preferences.  I have read that updates should fill in those missing.  It hasn't worked for system preferences.  For the app store and time machine they only say unexpected quit.  How do I get these working properly again?

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Jun 22, 2014

I probably have all kinds of misconceptions about Resetting to an earlier time for the computer I have. It's a 2009 macbook, running OS 10.8.5. I got it last week, previous to this machine I have been running a powerbook G4. It does not have a backup with Time Machine either.

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MacBook Pro :: Error - Cannot Open Because File Or Application Does Not Have A Back Up On Time Machine

May 5, 2012

My Macbook Pro has been not updating, crashing applications, and force restarting. The problem has finally showed itself this morning. Finder crashed and when I tried to open it, I got a " Cannot open because file or application does not have a back up on time machine, and it is corrupted or incomplete (null)

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