OS X V10.7 Lion :: Removing All Copies Of A File From Time Machine

May 29, 2012

I am trying to delete all copies of a file in time machine but I do not have "Delete all copies" in the action menu.  Why do I not have this option?  Every answer to how to delete all copies says to do this but my action menu does not have this option.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Recover IWeb File From Time Machine?

Apr 25, 2012

I may have a corrupted an iweb file, as I am unable to publish my web site. However when I open time machine I can't trace where the file Domain.sites2 which I believe is the one I need, but I woud like a couple of days ago version?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Display File Count On Time Machine?

May 27, 2012

How can I see how many file are still remainingfom being backuped?

When you run time machine for the first time you could see how many files ar left, but once you use TM over and over... Where can find that information?

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Will Not Restore A File Due To Lacking Permissions

Feb 13, 2012

Why is time machine saying that it cannot restore a file due to access persmissions when all I'm trying to do is restore a single file for my one and only user on the same computer that created the backup? Shouldn't that just work?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete All Versions Of A File From A Time Machine Backup?

Apr 8, 2012

How do I delete all versions of a file (eg, a mail attachment containing a virus) from a Time Machine backup?

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iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Use Time Machine To Back Up A File Share?

May 10, 2012

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Does Lion Server come with the Time Machine client software?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Access Time Machine To Restore Lost File?

Jun 14, 2012

I cannot enter Time Machine (to restore a file that was lost) by clicking on the Time Machine icon.The machine backs up all right, but I just don't seem to have access.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Using Time Machine

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Time Machine - Restore File To Different Computer

Aug 27, 2014

How to restore a file from the Time Share volume of one mac to a different mac. 

I have 2 machines: macbook pro & mac air both both running latest mountian lion.  Each keeps its own time share volume on a network server.  The two have some sync'd shares, but in general, they are not fully sync'd. 

the macbook pro is in the shop for repair for a few days and I'd like to fetch some of it's files from its time machine backup onto the macair.  I'm a little reluctant to simply fire up Time Machine on the mac air and respecify it's storage volume to be the macbook pro's volume.  I'm concerned about internal configuration changes Time Machine might make to the mac air, including making changes that might cause it to have to do a full (not differential) back up when I reconfigure the mac air's Time Machine to use it's own backup volume after I'm done getting files from the macbook pro backup volume. 

In addition to simply getting access to some of the files of the mac in the shop, I want to get the mac calendar from that machine and use it on the mac air.  I understand that this may be somewhat trickier.

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MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Time Machine Wants To Do Full Backup Of File Excluded Just Once

Aug 27, 2014

I excluded for one TM backup a sparse bundle disk image that I have been backing up regularly. I then immediately removed the sparse bundle disk image from the TM exclusions list, and now TM wants to back up the entire sparse bundle disk image, which contains an iPhoto Library (80GB). It seems that TM does not "see" the previous disk image backups.

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iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), 21.5-inch, Late 2009

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Why Does Mac OX 10.6.8 Keep Making Copies Of File Anytime Download / Copy / Move File

Feb 25, 2012

Why does Mac OX 10.6.8 keep making copies of a file anytime I download, copy, or move a file? It will copy, dowload or move the file, then begin making copies until I reboot. This makes it impossible to deal wit hfiles unless I want to spend a lot of time rebooting after every time, then deleting all the redundant copies.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Is File "image Backup" Empty In Time Machine

Mar 24, 2012

I've notice that when time machine does a backup to an external drive it creates a file "image backup" I would like to know why is this file empty? I've check through all my backups and everytime this file appears to be empty.

Also when Time Machine does a backup of your computer, then all the photos from photobooth should appear in the photobooth library file right?

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Hardware :: How To Use Time Capsule For Time Machine And File Share

Jun 26, 2010

I've just hooked up my 2 Tb time capsule, which is supposed to be the destination for time machine and also have a share folder to share music on the network. Originally I wanted to partition the drive, but since that appears to be such a headache I'll probably make do with one partition.

if time machine will try to overwrite the share folder when it runs out of disc space?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Enter The Time Machine When Press The Time Machine Icon

Mar 9, 2012

I cannot enter the time machine when I press the time machine icon. I press and nothing happens, so I'm not sure even if it is backing up at this point. When i go to my Tme Capsule it has the folder there for back-ups and the most recent, but no access from the icon.

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OS X :: Deleting File From Time Machine

Jan 31, 2010

I want to remove a file from Time Machine. I'm thinking I'll do: find /Volumes/Time_Machine/ file.name -exec rm {}; Is there anything special about files stored on the Time Machine Volume? By deleting a file throughout, will it corrupt my backups?

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May 8, 2012

I figured out how to run multiple copies of skype by launching the .app file from different osx user accounts in terminal.  What I'm trying to do now is script this or automate opening terminal and typing the line with automator.  The following is the line that I use. 

su user2 -c "/Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype && exit" 

And I just change user2 to user3 for a third instance of skype and so on. how ot automate this process?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7), 27" / i5 / 8GB RAM

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OS X :: Get An Old Mail File/folder From Time Machine?

Dec 11, 2010

Is it possible to get an old mail file/folder from TimeMachine? Somehow I have deleted a lot of emails from my email, and just noticed it today.

I use Time Machine, and would like to get the emails from there if possible.

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OS X :: Deleting Time Machine File (inProgress)?

Jan 31, 2009

I have foolishly moved a time machine back-up file from my external drive to trash. My problem is now that I cannot delete it properly from trash. Moreover, I my external hard drive is acting up. I can�t eject the drive, I can�t write to it and I can�t delete or repair it from Disc Utility.

The file in the trash has got ...inProgress and I have tried to empty trash with normal empty, secure empty and through Terminal.

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OS X :: Time Machine's Backup File Disappears

Feb 9, 2009

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OS X :: Time Machine Backup File - Wants To Delete

Aug 6, 2009

I have a Time-Machine backup on one of my external HD's. It's a backup of my old MBP system. I'm using my Mac Pro now and I wish to delete all the files which I don't need from the backup. Why does it not let me delete anything? It says I do not have enough permissions or something.


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OS X :: Recover Time Machine File On Another Computer?

Nov 12, 2009

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Jan 3, 2010

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OS X Yosemite :: How To Restore A File From Time Machine

Dec 5, 2014

Mac User since 1984 !

Mac recent Mini under Yosemite and TimeMachine on Hard Disk (1To) ....

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Info:
Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), New recent Mini /Yosemite

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MacBook Pro :: How To Restore A File From Time Machine

Sep 4, 2014

I have somehow lost an important file.  No problem I'm backed up with Time Machine, but after I go through the restore process it is not restored. How do I get my file back?

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IMac PPC :: Time Machine; Transferring An Intel Lion TM Onto A Leopard Machine?

Feb 27, 2012

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OS X :: Time Machine Backup File Unable To Open

Sep 11, 2010


I recently used time machine for the first time in a long time. I use my external HD USB for the backup. After the back up was complete, I unplugged the USB cable. I got an error that I needed to put the HD away first (I wasn't thinking). And I didn't pay attention to the error either.

I thought the data was gone, when I didnt see the data in the back up file. I do see the back up file with that date on it. In the file is the .InProgress file. In that file, on right clicking, I see the contents of one folder. This folder has a very long name of numbers and letters. It shows no contents in the finder. THough I know the files must be here. The HD has capacity of 100 Gig. There is only about 20 gigs showing on it. Though there is only 20 gigs available. So, my back up data is there on the HD, and I assume it's in this "empty" file.

* How do I extract the saved files ?

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OS X :: Using 2 Disks For Time Machine / Can't Save Configuration File

Sep 30, 2010

I have 2 hard disks which I use for Time Machine, one for the main system, and one for my data. However, whenever I backup, I have to reconfigure what it backs up, and this is quite an annoyance as Time Machine is supposed to be a simple. Is there anyway I can save a configuration file for it that I can use for each drive?

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Aug 9, 2009

I reinstalled OS X Leopard, restored from my Time Capsule, and now when it's backing up it wants to create a new file when I have a 200GB+ file already saved. How can I get it to start using that 200GB+ file and only saving the edits like before? (Please don't make me delete the 200GB file and backup everything again. )

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Software :: Deleting One Instance Of A File In Time Machine?

Apr 19, 2009

I know it is possible to delete all copies of a file backed up to Time Machine in Leopard.

Is it possible to back up only one instance of a file backup up to TM? I am using TM to backup my VMWare Fusion disk (about 13GB) and it takes up a lot of space and I don't need all those copies!

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OS X Mavericks :: (10.9.3 / IMac) Time Machine Won't Restore Any File(s)

Jun 5, 2014

I can find the file I want within Time Machine - I hit the restore button and Time Machine goes back to the desktop but tht file is no-where to be seen. I've tried individual files and folders to no avail?

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OS X Mavericks :: Time Machine Fails To Restore File

Aug 21, 2014

I can find the desired 4 files in a ™ backup a week old.  I select the four files in the Finder for that backup and click Restore in the lower right.  Time machine fades back out, the same 4 files are still in the Finder window, but when I do a search for the files they are not to be found. 

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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