[macvoiceover] Re: individual files can be recoered from Time machine backups

I must note one thing you said you "cut and pasted." Didn't think cutting and 
pasting of files/folders was possible on OSX with the keyboard. Am I wrong?
James A. Dean
On Oct 9, 2010, at 11:26 AM, Ray Foret Jr wrote:

> Just thought I'd post this, as I thought perhaps it might be useful to know.
> 
> If memory serves, someone here was asking about recovery of individual 
> folders or files from Time machine backups.  This person, if I recall 
> correctly, did not want to restore their entire system back to any particular 
> time, but rather, just wanted to retrieve certain files and or folders.  Some 
> of us were speculating this could be done; while, others, were doubtful.  
> Well, Now, I'm here to tell you that, in fact, yes, it can be done.
> 
> Just the other night, I did a full Time Machine backup to October 4th; but 
> then, I realized that I had files which I had created for more recent backups 
> but which I wanted back.  Of course, when I did the Time machine restoration, 
> those files got erased from my main hard drive.  I manually went in to my 
> Time Machine disk and selected a more recent backup and opened it.  There, I 
> saw an image of the drive exactly as it had recently ben.  From that point, I 
> was able to navigate to the files I wanted, and then, cut and paste them in 
> to the places I needed them to be.
> 
> When I went to open the files, I found I could in fact do so.  Just for the 
> sake of being doubly sure, I disconnected my Time Machine backup disk from my 
> Mac and tried again.  sure enough, there were the files I retrieved; and, I 
> could in fact open and manipulate them.
> 
> Just thought I'd let y'all know.
> 
> 
> Sincerely,
> The Constantly Barefooted Ray!!!
> 
> A Very Proud and Happy Mac User!!!
> 
> E-Mail:
> rforetjr at comcast dot net
> Skype Name:
> barefootedray
> 
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