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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:22 pm 
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Is it possible to selectively restore files from a Time Machine backup of a different Mac, stored on a MediaSmart 490EX?


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No, Time Machine backups are bound to a specific machine. You would have to access the file from the computer that was backed up and copy it to the machine on which you want to use it.

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I have tried to do this, but it seems that a time machine backup is one large file. When you restore after a fresh install, you can choose what parts you want to restore (settings, documents, applications, etc), but you cannot restore in any other way. I prefer to use Super Duper. It allows you go boot from the backup as well as selectively restore.

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