Rescuing a Macports file from Time Machine
jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 23 14:42:20 UTC 2017
On 23/02/17 14:38, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> Let's say that I accidentally lost a critical Macports file (don't ask).
> How would I recover it with Time Machine? It seems that my only options
> are to recover an arbitrary file within my home directory, or to restore
> the entire Mac, thereby making the whole Time Machine concept about as
> useful as an ashtray on a motorbike...
By default (i.e. unless you explicitly blacklisted a location) TM backs
up the entire system. So first, check in your TM preferences to make
sure you have not done this.
If not, then go to in terminal
assuming that is your macports prefix.
Run 'open .' which will start finder in that area, and then activate TM.
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