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how to restore from an older time machine backup
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Doc HM
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Oct 15, 2016, 02:55 PM
A quick internet search brings up precious little info.

Need to erase and restore a macbook pro but from an older TM backup than the last version. I know on a time capsule restore you can select an older date but I don't think you get this option using a vanilla external USB drive??

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Oct 15, 2016, 04:24 PM
Dirty method - delete all the later snapshots. Or at least move their folders to the Trash with the Finder. After the restore, you could move them back.
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Oct 16, 2016, 10:20 AM
At least I remember there being the same options to restore from older backups for external drives.
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