OS X V10.7 Lion :: Possible To Restore Apps From Time Machine Backup?

Apr 5, 2012

If you can restore applications from a Time Machine backup? I know it can restore files and folders or the entire system, but, this MacBook was just updated to Lion and only needs the applications restored, not the system.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore From Backup On Time Machine?

Jun 24, 2012

I had an issue with my HD on my Macbook Air. The genius bar wiped my HD clean and re-installed LION. When I got home, I tried to restore the MB Air from my most recent backup. I keep getting the error "The backup cannot be opened."If this is a password protected backup, you may have entered an incorrect password or the backup may be damaged". 

I know that I must have entered the right PW since it let me in to the Backup drive. I am using a brand new macmini server with the G-technology 8TB G-Speed raid solution as my backup system. So right now I have a MacBook air that has NONE of my stuff on it and it won't let me restore it either

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MacBook Air

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Only Certain Things From Time Machine Backup?

Mar 20, 2012

If I do a destructive recovery, can I restore only certain things from time machine backup, like itunes library, mail settings, browser favorites, and a few programs.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), new 21" I5 Imac

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore From Time Machine Backup Fails?

Apr 9, 2012

I had a system instability issue and needed to restore my system from a Time Machine backup. 

I tired restoring from several backups of different dates, with OS X Version labeled 10.7.3 (11D50b). I did so by booting into Lion Recovery HD and following the menu. However, once the recovery finishes copying files to the boot HD and reboots, the computer got stuch forever on the screen with Apple logo with the spinning wheel. 

Luckily my backup still contained a backup from about two months ago with a different OS X Version, labeled 10.7.2 (11C74). Restoring from this backup completed successfully. 

At least I did not have to build the sytem from stratch, but I wonder why restoring the system from the latest backup did not work.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Newer Backup In Time Machine

Apr 25, 2012

I had the Lion up to date and I decided to restore an older backup I had made (Lion 10.7.2).

After hearing about Lion Recovery I held down command+r and was able to choose from a list of backups the one I wanted to recover.  

I then decided, nah I want to go back to my latest backup I previously had. I held down command+r and instead of Lion Recovery I get Internet Recovery. 

I get a spinning globe and a drop down with the wireless network the Time Capsule is on (the net is seperate to time capsule because Im using a usb modem).  

And the globe just spins.

And spins.

And spins. 

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Time Machine Backup And Get Recovery Partition?

May 11, 2012

I restored from a Time Machine backup and then setup boot camp (and removed that partition a while back) and now I don't have a recovery partition. (Can't enable File Vault and
bash-3.2# diskutil list /Volumes/Macintosh HD
/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0:GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0
1:EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2:Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 87.4 GB disk0s2)

My new MacBook Pro didn't come with any CDs. Apparently I need the recovery partition to reinstall Lion from the internet. "Recovery HD offers on-disk recovery tools, allows you to restore from Time Machine backups, reinstall OS X Lion over the Internet..." The recommended solution from Apple seems to be reinstall with your OSX 10.6 CD (which I don't have) and then upgrade to Lion (which seems like a PITA). Info from : [URL]

What process should I follow to restore my recovery partition and apply the current state of the machine from a backup? (The process should not involve anything I don't have, like USB memory sticks, Lion CDs, etc....)Supplementary questions which are only relevant if the answer is "you can't" (which would seem to be a major bug!) Or is there a clever method to install a recovery partition onto an existing disk (which clearly has space for it)?

I have searched for it but all the results I found have either not mentioned that it works without reinstalling but look like it's needed, or do say "reinstall".If I install Lion to an external disk, can I boot from that and use the recovery disk assistant tool to restore the partition to my internal disk? (Which I assume I'll need to do to get FileVault to work)?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Restore Lion OS From Lion Server Time Machine Backup?

May 3, 2012

I am running a Intel Imac 2008 clean install SL then Lion upgrade, followed by Lion Server install.I have multiple home macs, and intnded the server as a way to monitor and restrict kids internet use.In short, it has changes/screwed up multiple programs, and complicated home sharing issues considerably. Mail on the server machine has permission problems (cannot send mail, unable to sign), Spotlight in mail is non-functioning, finder spotlight searches are inconsistent, etc.I want to revert to plain old Lion.

I have done disk utility/verify disk and verified/repaired permissions, and have 'fiddled' (i'm not an expert) in the keychain/certificates areas, but I think the best solution is a clean install of Lion. When I backup to TIme Machine, is there a way to pull a 'Lion' version of my disk image back, and just not upgrade to Server? I understand I can disable Server and turn off applications in Server, but it doesn't fix my buggy machine. My options are to back up my 250GB of music, 100GB of photos, 100GB of movies, etc on to external drives, and clean install and then reimport everything, but even that will probably mean I cant reinstall my single user licesnse of MS office, VMware fusion, etc that I didn't buy on the App store.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Hidden Ical Data From A Time Machine Backup?

Apr 4, 2012

How do i restore my hidden ical data from a Time Machine backup?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Restore Previous Time Machine Backup To New MBP With Retina Display

Jun 15, 2012

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and when asked to restore files from Time Machine during Setup Assistant, I receive the error "You can't restore this backup because it was created by a different model of mac." The machine that I had was a 2011 MacBook Pro 15" and I regularly backed up with Time Capsule using Time Machine.  

The most important thing for me is to transfer over all of my applications, my iPhoto and iTunes libraries, everything in my keychain, and all of my documents. The reason I'd prefer not to use Migration Assistant is because I don't want to do any of that manually, I'm just trying to find a simple solution that will restore to a previous snapshot with quick, easy steps. 

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Time Capsule 802.11n (4th Gen), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Mac Book Pro with Retina Display

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MacBook Pro :: Restore Time Machine Backup Of Snow Leopard After Upgrading To Lion?

Feb 26, 2012

I upgraded to Lion and cannot access my Quicken files. I understand that I have to go back to Snow Leopard to export the Quicken files, but I don't see how to restore Snow Leopard from Time Machine. Or, how to boot up directly to the external drive?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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IMac :: Backup Image Restore Current Apps / Data On New Machine

Jan 9, 2011

I've got a 4 year old iMac. I have a Time Capsule and make daily backups. My question is if, err when, this iMac dies and I spring for a new shiny one, will my backup reconstitute my new machine with my current apps and data, or just the saved data?

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OS X :: Can I Just Restore Apps From Time Machine?

Jan 10, 2010

I'm relatively new to macs, about a year in, but I've never gotten around to using Time Machine. Mainly because its not my primary machine so I'm not using it for anything serious at the moment. That being said, I somehow managed to corrupt OSX to the point where it needs to be re-installed. Basically what happened is I tried to resize my Bootcamp partition and either Disk Utility crashed or I did something wrong that caused it to during the resize.

Now whenever I click anywhere on the menu bar, the current app crashes. So what I want to know is, If I create a Time Machine backup today and then reinstall OSX. Can I then access my backup but only reinstall the apps? Or will the new version of OSX be overwritten with my corrupted one?

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OS X :: Restore Backup Without Time Machine?

Jul 18, 2009

the other week my internal hard drive crashed after lasting for 5 years, and now its at the point of no return unless I spend hundreds of dollars on data recovery. So instead I went to [URL] and got a brand spankin new 5400 rpm 320 gb western digital ultra ata drive and after hours of painstaking formatting problems I finally am able to get on the internet and reach you guys. Here are my specs

Powerbook G4 Aluminnum 17"
1.5 Ghz
2 Gb Ram
10.3.3 (As of now)

Now, I had an external drive that I kept my back ups on daily through use of Time Machine on 10.5.6. My problem now is, I have no idea how to restore my computer and utilize those back ups! Needless to say I lost my tiger AND leopard disc so I'm left with this crappy 10.3.3 version. If I finally end up restoring my computer using my latest backup, will it install leopard along with all of my information? Or do I need to go and acquire leopard before I can restore my files.

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Mac Pro :: 10.5.8 Cannot Restore From Time Machine Backup

May 3, 2012

I've had a mac volume die on me so I ordered the 10.5.8 cds from Apple. I installed the OS on a new hard drive and trying to migrate from time machine backup and the backup failed to move both my user and application settings.  I've tried using the migration assistant, this also fails and doesn't show me the correct volumes in TM. 

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X V10.4 :: Restore From Time Machine Backup?

Jun 2, 2012

I inadvertantly reformated an external hard drive with my iPhoto library.  I have it backed up with time machine but am having trouble getting to the backup from time machine while iphoto is open.  Never shows any backups. 

There is device called Time Machine Backups in Finder.From there I follow a path backups.backupdb/<computer name>/2012-06-02-222911/Pictures/Pictures/iPhoto Library which from the size and date modified looks like my iPhoto Library.  Can I simply copy this file to my newly formatted drive to restore? what the meaning of the device "Time Machine Backups" and the contents are?

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imac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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Desktops :: Using Time Machine Backup Restore?

Oct 8, 2009

Trying to restore newly replaced harddrive from external Time Machine backup to iMac. Computer was reset as new machine at repair shop. Should be simple (famous last words), but get caught in a loop while File transfer appears to be calculating size of items selected for transfer. Screen fades out and retiurns to welcome screen.

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OS X :: Restore From Rescued Time Machine Backup

Nov 15, 2009

Installed a new hard drive for a 13" MacBook. While preparing to restore from the time machine backup on an external drive, I accidentally erased the external drive using disk utility (doh!). I used DataRescue 3 to recover all of the files from the erased drive, including the time machine backup folder. DataRescue had me copy these recovered files onto a separate drive. I'm now trying to use the recovered time machine backup to restore to the new hard drive. Unfortunately, even with the drive plugged in with the recovered time machine files, Migration Assistant doesn't recognize it. Is there any way to get Migration Assistant to use these files to restore? I'm hoping I don't have to move everything over manually.

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OS X :: Restore From Time Machine Backup Using Terminal?

Jan 11, 2009

Things I have:

1. 2.1Ghz White MacBook
2. Time Machine backup of White MacBook
3. MacBook Pro
4. Leopard disks from MacBook Pro

I can't find my Leopard disk for the MacBook, but I have the one for the MacBook Pro. I am trying to restore the MacBook from the time machine backup using my Leopard disk which is system specific, but the install disk won't let me. First it says that leopard cannot be installed, which I expected because the disk isn't for the MacBook, it's for my MacBook Pro. Then it lets me use all the Utilities but the Time Machine restore one. Why? Why can't I use it to restore from my backup? I'm not installing using the disk, just restoring from a backup I already made. Is there an alternative to this? Can I just copy all the files from my Latest thing in the backup to the root directory of my drive using the terminal?

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OS X :: Unable To Restore Backup From Time Machine

Mar 2, 2009

I'm trying to restore my files from time machine and I chose only to transfer my files and it seemed to do that but how do I access them now and put my pictures in iphoto and music in itunes?

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OS X :: Restore Dreamweaver 8 From Time Machine Backup

Nov 21, 2009

How can I restore Dreamweaver 8 from a Time Machine backup? I no longer have the CD, and I would like to be able to use this for some of my web design. Here's what I've done: I copied all Dreamweaver 8.0 and all related applications to my HDDs Application folder. I tried to run it, and it said that I needed to reinstall. I thought that I would come here and ask what files I need to copy and where they would be on the backup. Or, could you tell me where I could get a trial version of Dreamweaver 8, I'm fine with using torrents, but no cracked versions.

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Applications :: What Exactly Time Machine Backup Restore?

Jun 13, 2010

I am sure this is a fairly common question but I am having a hard time finding out a straight answer to it. So I own a Mid 2009 15" MacBook pro and I love it, performance wise it is great with a 2.8 Core 2 Duo, 4 Gb of DDR3 1066 and the 9400/9600 GT Graphics are plenty to run my 30" monitor at 2560 x 1600 with ease. But of course there is a huge bottleneck in this machine and that is the Slow 5400 RPM 500 Gb Fujitsu Hard Drive. I want to replace this drive with an 80 GB Intel X-18 SSD that I have acquired from an HP laptop that no longer needs it. The drive is a 1.8" micro SATA drive, but I purchased a 1.8 to 2.5 Caddy from NewModeUS for $35
http://newmodeus.com/shop/index.php?...roducts_id=300

This not only takes care of the interface/power conversion it supports 3.3 Volt drives, which almost all SSDs are, but it also makes the 1.8 drive the exact same dimensions of a typical 2.5 drive. I have already tried it out in my desktop and it benchmarks just as this drive should, super fast! 80 Gb is plenty of storage for me on a laptop, I will keep all my media on the 500 Gb which I am going to put in an external enclosure and carry around in my bag at all times. So for right now I have most of the logistical hardware stuff figured out but where I need a little help is the migration.

Sure I could reload everything from scratch but I would honestly rather not do that and the honestly the thought of doing it makes me put this project off every time just because I need the machine for work and cannot really afford to have it down for a few days, making this a weekend project. I am very particular about how my machines are setup as well and usually do a decent amount of customizations and tweaks to make the OS easier to use for me. In order to avoid a fresh start I was first very excited about the thought of cloning my existing drive onto my SSD using SuperDooper
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDup...scription.html

This seemed like the perfect solution, in theory everything would be the same when I installed the SSD and booted up, all my data, installed applications and settings would be untouched! Yay right, well then I started reading on some forums that for whatever reason cloning a mechanical drive onto an SDD in a no no and could cause issues, therefore the best bet to is to start with a fresh install of OSX. Damn! Can anyone prove that theory wrong? Has anyone cloned to an SSD before without any issues that you know of? Because I would love to go this route, but if not my plan B is to use my Time Machine back and restore that to my new install.

Now this brings me to the question in the title of this thread, what exactly will Time Machine restore if I have a full up to date backup of my machine and I do as it runs regularly and backs up to a 32 GB SD card (For now until I outgrow it) that is always in my machine. I don't have a ton of data; in fact my HDD only has 31 Gb used, while my Time Machine backup drive has 26 Gb used. That leads me to believe that most of the data is in that backup, I mean it does take a snapshot of your entire system so I don't see why it would not be able to put that data back just as it backed it up, like a system image. While I know all my data and personal files will be restored what about installed applications? Will I need to reload all of them?

Not the end of the world as I always save the installer but it does take time, esp. with things like the Adobe and Office Suites. How about settings, are certain ones remembered? I am talking about things like monitor configurations, wallpapers, dock shortcuts, color labels, background colors, Safari and Chrome Bookmarks, etc. The list could go on but I really just want to know what to expect if I install OSX fresh and then choose to restore from a Time Machine backup, I am sure it will save me a lot of time but may not be as ideal as using SuperDooper or CarbonCopy Cloner.

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Restore From Time Machine Backup

Jun 24, 2014

Macbook Pro 15", (early 2011) 2.0 GHz, 8GB memory 

After having my WD 750GB HD crash, I decided that I would opt for a smaller (256GB) SSD drive and just put Mavericks and my apps on the new drive and keep my user files on an external drive. I've installed and formatted the new drive but I can't figure out how to install just OSX from Time Machine since the entire backup is too big for my new drive.  Before the drive failed, I had installed the latest update for Mavericks (10.9.3?)

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't Restore From Time Machine Backup

Aug 30, 2014

My wife deleted some of her Mail mailboxes.  I couldn't figure out how to recover them.  So I decided to a complete restore of her system from her Time Machine backups.  I restarted with the option key down and choose the options to allow a restore from Time Machine.  I choose her most recent "good" backup".  The process began, indicating that it would take 11 hours to complete.  I left the computer when it showed about 5% complete.  When I next checked the computer about 8 hours later I found the startup screen with the spinning wheel on the screen.  I waited about 4 hrs. and then shutdown the computer.  It will not boot.  It simply shows the startup screen with the spinning wheel.  So I repeated the entire process, this time selecting an older TM backup to restore from.  Unfortunately I experienced the same result. 

Her computer is a 2012 Macbook Pro running 10.9.4.  Her TM backups are stored on a Time Capsule.

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MacBook Pro

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Applications :: Time Machine Deleted Old Backup - Possible To Restore?

Sep 19, 2010

I was backing up my drive this evening. I left the Mac alone and realised when I returned that Time Machine deleted my oldest, and most important, Time Machine backup.

It's on an external hard drive.

Is there any way to recover this at all? This is so massively important!

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OS X :: Cannot Restore My Documents Folders From Time Machine Backup

Sep 2, 2009

Did a fresh install of SL on my iMac. So far, so good.

Go to my Documents folder, enter time machine, choose the files in my Documents folder and click restore. Exits out back to my desktop, enter my password and it starts to copy over the files. But then suddenly stops. And only copies over a small number of files and empty folders. When trying to restore just the files in some of the folders I get an error that says I don't have permission to access these files. Don't have permission? Says who and why?

So I go in via finder to the backup, select all the files in my Documents, and manually drag them over to my Documents folder. Same thing happens.

The files are a couple hundred mb. But can't figure out why they don't all copy over. Weird thing is I didn't have this problem with files from other locations like restoring my iPhoto library.

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OS X :: Time Machine Doesn't Backup Everything - Easy Restore Able?

Nov 13, 2009

Ever since the advent of "Time machine" I have been confused by the idea that TM doesn't actually back up EVERYTHING... so I got Super duper AND Carbon Copy Cloner, thinking that they would improve my chances. If I make a superduper sparse image and want to restore from the external drive containing the image, do I also have to have SD on the external drive, or just on the original machine? Or do I need to have it on the external first and do the SD image from there? Am I better off to boot from the external and use CCC to clone to the external - and is it easy-restorable? Or do I simply use Time Machine and try not to think about what it ISN'T backing up? it's all so VERY confusing. What's the accumulated wisdom from the forum on this potentially emergency conundrum

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MacBook Air :: Speedy Time Machine Backup Restore

Nov 26, 2009

Just thought I would share with you some of my recent findings on doing a time machine restore to a MBA. Cut a long story short had to restore a macbook air from a time machine backup. When I hooked up the 'Powered' DVD drive and a non power SATA caddie up to the machine and pressed options key at startup, it told me it was going to take 8+ hours to restore 17gb's of data. I searched and searched on the internet, but found no way of speeding it up, except for some mentioning that if USB is detected at 'Startup' it defaults to USB 1.1. This cant be it I thought. I had both devices connected via a Non-Powered 4 way USB hub, due to the fact the MBA has only 1 USB connector. The thought struck me about the 5v being shared over both items and the idea was born. Off to the shops i ran and purchased a Powered USB hub hooked it up and it went from 8+ hours to 40 mins. Here are the steps I took incase anyone was wondering:

Leave all USB disconnected from MBA.
Hold options key and power up.
When disk options appear, connect the USB DVD (with Snow Leopard inside) to the hub and connect to MBA.
Let it boot into leopard installer.
Click all the option up to the install stage and STOP.
Using utilities select restore from time machine backup, then Stop
Connect USB 2.0 SATA caddie (with time machine backup)
Then continue and select disk to restore from, the backup to restore from and finally where to put it.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Restore Backup From Time Machine In 10.6.8

Feb 28, 2012

I am running 10.6.8 on my MacPro (early 2008). I have 4 internal hard drives. The main boot drive has 10.6.8 and the secondary drive with a system has Lion. I cannot completely upgrade to Lion on my main drive until all my software is compatible.My main boot drive started acting like it's in slow motion 2 days ago. No matter what I do (DiskWarrior, Disk Utility, zap PRAM, fix permissions) nothing seems to work. Every mouse click or movement gives me the dreaded spinning wheel and it hangs for about 5 min and then does what it's supposed to do.

I have logged into a new account w/ no special 3rd party apps or utilities and it still does the same thing. Hard drive diagnostics say my hard drive is ok. I have tried reinstalling the 10.6.8 combo update but that hangs after a few minutes of starting. I thought about restoring a Time Machine backup from 1 day before this happened, but before I attempt a full disk backup, need to ask what to do so as not lose everything. I assume I must boot up from another disk or hard drive, correct? Can I simply select all the system folders and apps folder or do you think I should do a complete restore?

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Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Mavericks :: InstallMac - Can Restore From Time Machine Backup?

Aug 30, 2014

My son was downloading some math worksheets and ended up with InstallMac and something else that was scanning my system. Should I restore from a time machine back up or is there a better way? 

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imac

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OS X Mavericks :: Time Machine Restore From Older Backup

Aug 24, 2014

Something went wrong during a recent update and time machine fathefully backed up the corrupted data.

Needed to repartition the drive and reinstall OSX 10.9.4 and restore from the Time Machine back-up. 

How do I restore a Mac from a older back-up before the error occured? 

Open the back-up folder and delete the most recent backups ?

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