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Go back in time?

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I accidentally deleted my iTunes library, and I have most of my music on a backup, bu I've had surgery recently. So i haven't been able to back up as frequently as I'd like.

 

Is there any way to "go back in time" on the mac? So that every setting and thing that was done to the computer goes back a couple of hours?

 

Thank you

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I don't run Time Machine anymore but I thought that was main premise for it.

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you can easily restore specific things like folders and files.

 

- open the folder above the one you deleted. for example Music.

- pull down the Time Machine icon and select Enter Time Machine.

- go back in time until the folder you deleted is visible.

- click the Restore button.

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But the key to that is you would have to have been running TimeMachine backing up onto another drive. Being that the OP stated that backups have not been made as frequently as usual, this may not be the case.

 

 

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But the key to that is you would have to have been running TimeMachine backing up onto another drive.

True, although Lion changes the game a bit -- by default, on laptops only, TIme Machine will back up to your local drive instead if it can't access your TM drive. So it's still possible that you have a TM backup even if you haven't connected your TM drive recently.

 

More info: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4878

Edited by Calum

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