With Lion 10.7, how does one access the user library on a time machine backup through the Finder?
Go to the Finder. In the menu bar, select Go, then hold down Option. Select the "Library" option which appears.
Then enter Time Machine as per normal.
If you are accessing your Time Machine Backup with "Browse Other Backup Disks...", like you do if you created a fresh install of your OS, the solution from dan8394 does not work.
Probably because Time Machine can't know that your current Library folder is a newer version of the Library folder in the backup.
However, the solution proposed in a question that was closed as exact duplicate of this one works.
Lri helped me a lot with this answer:
protected by Community♦ Mar 25 '12 at 21:07
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