Time Machine is Apple's built-in backup software. Time Machine was first introduced on OS 10.5 Leopard.

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Can you transfer your applications like photoshop from your old mac to your new macbook?

Is it possible using a passport external hard drive and tome machine to transfer applications from my old macbook to my new macbook? Please advise a safe way to do this if it is possible?
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recover files with specific extension from Time Machine

I would like to recover only *.GIF files from my most recent backup. They were accidentally deleted from everywhere in My Computer instead of just the intended folder. I currently have only 6 GB of ...
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Restoring from TM backup causes Mail to import and eat up HD space on Mac Air

I use a Mac Air 256 GB HD on Yosemite 10.10. I recently noticed large date range of emails gone missing. Rebuilding the mailbox did not solve the problem so I decided to restore my entire Mac from the ...
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How to migrate an OS X guest VM to a physical machine?

I am running OS X Yosemite, and Parallels 10. I have a guest VM running OS X Yosemite. I would like to migrate the guest VM to a physical machine. Is this possible? The reason is that the guest vm is ...
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Encrypting from the Disk Utility vs Finder

I am testing two methods of encrypting a new hard drive. Using Disk Utility, I erased it and created two equal partitions (10GB each, the rest free space), both "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". 1) From ...
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Recover Meteor JS MongoDB from Time Machine Backup

I have recently recovered my Mac with a Time Machine Backup from the beginning of August. Today I ran an existing Meteor JS project and saw that the MongoDB documents were pretty outdated (latest ...
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How to use Time Machine backup on a different computer?

I had a MacBook Pro, Mid-2010, which I regularly made weekly Time Machine backups of. The computer accidently got destroyed. When it died it was running OS X 10.10.4. I then got a new MacBook Pro, ...
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recover partial backup data from a (potentially damaged) Time Machine disk

I am on a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, late 2013, with OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. First of all, to clarify the question, my goal is to create a new, working Time Machine (TM) disk, that has as much as ...
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Backup disk suddenly won't work

Here's the error message I get: "An error occurred while copying files. The problem may be temporary. If the problem persists, use Disk Utility to repair your backup disk." When I try to follow that ...
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Delted “Space” Time Machine Backup

This could sound like a really dumb question as I don't even know what I did wrong. Please help! I have had this LaCie backup (500 GB) for years since my friend suggested few years ago. I have been ...
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Can't restore Time Machine backup to Macintosh HD

Today I found my Mac shut down. It won't boot again anymore. When I try to turn it on, it just shows the Apple logo, a loading bar and after 1/3 progress it just shuts down again. After some research ...
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Copying via Finder fails with available space issue but cp at the command line works fine

I have a large(ish) Aperture library (~120GB) that I wanted to restore from a Time Machine backup but, after selecting it via the Time Machine interface, Finder complained that there was not enough ...
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Backup/Time Machine solution for an office full of iMacs?

In our office we have ~8+ or so iMacs. Currently we're backing up to individual hard-drives via TimeMachine. We're looking at creating a more stable backup solution, one that is kept away from the ...
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Time Machine Problems

I just got a new 2TB hard drive and I wanted to set up Time Machine. I did and now it is backing up stuff. On this page ...
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Why running Time Machine on OS X Server slows down my Mac?

I have MacBook Pro (2.3GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD - late 2013?) and Time Machine backups data via network to our internal OS X Server. But when Time Machine is running backups, my ...
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kernel: decmpfs repeated error messages origin?

I am in the process of evaluating different anti-virus on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite…). Upon running a full scan to test Sophos on a Mountain Lion Mac I witnessed a total slow down ...
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Time Machine - Bootcamp and Virtualized operating systems?

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software and Hardware perspective, is the Time Machine capable of backing up my personal Documents and Files located in my Windows Bootcamp Partition and ...
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Reboot fails after failed disk erase when restoring from Time Machine

I have an Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15" with 512GB of SSD storage. My update to Yosemite 10.5 failed for some reason and I was left with an unbootable system and severe file system errors that ...
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Time machine creating files and directories at random places

I'm gonna keep this short and simple. I have a ~/.vim folder and ~/dotfiles/.vim folder (the ~/dotfiles/.vim was copied to ~/.vim). Yesterday I noticed that I had several files with weird permissions ...
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Convert wireless Time Machine to wired

I have been using the Time Machine backup utility wirelessly. I'd now like switch to wired. How do I do that? What problems should I expect?
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What does these extended attributes mean and where are they documented?

For some reason a directory I had (Vundle.vim) got randomly copied to another directory (got copied from ~/.vim to ~/dotfiles/.vim with strange permissions and what looks like no contents. Anyways, ...
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Accidentally deleted all Mail - How can I get it back?

In Apple Mail, I accidentally marked all messages in the Inbox folder as Junk (I meant to mark as read) and it appears all mail was deleted permanently. My Mailbox Behaviours specify Yet the ...
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Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?

During some discussion on IRC about my recent problems hosting a Time Machine volume on my Linux PC (using netatalk) -- which worked well for a long time but recently developed issues where my Mac ...
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How to rescue light red Time Machine backups

Today I've been looking for deleted by mistake folder. Time machine should help me, right? But when I entered time machine (after multiple errors saying "Can't connect to a current Time Machine ...
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Time Machine Backup Failed

Ive been using my time Machine for almost 3 years without any problems. Its a 3TB Lacie. This week it has decided to stop backing up my work. I tried repairing the disk and unmounting and remounting ...
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How do I install Mac OS X Leopard on a SSHD?

I am going to get a Solid State Hybrid Drive. How do I install Mac OS X Leopard to it and how do I use my Time Machine backup to move my stuff back over? Using a Power Mac G5 Quad. I am going to use ...
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How to rename (main) hard disk back to default? And is the disk default really LVG?

I recently reinstalled OS X, when it asked me to erase the disk I just left it Untitled, since there's no instruction to rename it to whatever on this Apple support page, after restoring with Time ...
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“About this Mac” not showing correct local backup size

"About this Mac" doesn't appear to be showing the correct information for backups. In fact, it doesn't have a category for backups, even though they are enabled. What I see is this: I tried using ...
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How to recover a deleted folder from Time Machine back-up disk?

I wanted to clean my external disk that I use to back up my mac, but I didn't do it right... I deleted the folder 'Mac's Name' with my back ups, but the weird thing is that there is no extra free ...
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Migration Assistant completely broken on Yosemite?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with a 500GB SDD. It has been backed up on a regular basis to two different external disks - one is a 4TB Thunderbolt HDD, the other a 4TB WD Black drive connected via a USB ...
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iMac 27" late 2009 running OSX 10.10.4 - please explain time machine to me?

I hope you can explain this to me. I have a 1 TB hard drive on my iMac. I bought a 2TB external drive for time machine. It says that it makes backups hourly, daily, and monthly...and then deletes ...
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Browsing another disk in Time Machine just lets me browse my actual hard drive

I'm clicking "Browse other backup disks..." in the Time Machine menu, then selecting a Time Machine disk. This puts me into the Time Machine interface, but I just see my home folder. Not my home ...
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Is there any reason why Time Machine only finds my NAS over wifi?

I've got a 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.7 and a Synology Diskstation ds215j. I've successfully set up a user for Time Machine on the NAS and have successfully performed backups. However, this ...
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How does TimeMachine store Calibre's metadata and backup files?

This thread is related to the thread To recover Calibre library from backup? which is discussed also with Calibre's active community as How to recover Calibre from Backup? where theducs says: ...
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How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach?

How do I pass a password to hdiutil attach? I have an encrypted sparsebundle (test.sparsebundle) and it's password is "test", with no quotes. I'd like to automate opening that file. I have tried ...
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Networked Time Machine backup does not grow after switching backup disk to a larger one

My Time Machine backup on a Time Capsule (.sparsebundle) has reached the size of the disk it was stored and started cleaning up older backups after each backup session. I have switched the disk to ...
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Time Machine backup from external hard drive stuck in trash

I got a new iMac after my old one died. As my old one was dying I made several Time Machine backups to a 1T G-Drive external. Unfortunately, I must have done it incorrectly because the backups have ...
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What can I do when my Time Machine password is not accepted, although it's correct?

Having troubles with a botched system upgrade on OS X 10.10.3, I tried to restore my MacBook Pro, 15" Early 2011 version, using an encrypted Time Machine backup made on an external USB drive. The ...
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Missing a year of iMessages. How to recover without necessarily doing a restore?

I noticed that anything before near the beginning of this month all the way to the end of June last year is just gone. There are plenty of messages before all that, but the parts of conversations ...
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Transfer SSD from MBP 2009 to MBP 2012

I'm upgrading from a MBP 2009 to MBP 2012. I installed a SSD drive on the 2009 unit. A few days ago, I got the black screen of death due to the logic board failing. I back up every 30 days using Time ...
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Initialize 6 TB internal hard drive

I've found it both economical and flexible to use a docking station with internal hard drives (the ones that look "naked", i.e., have no plastic casing) for backups. I use this docking station to ...
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add /home to time machine backup list

I would like to backup the /home directory on a macbook pro running osx 10.8.5 using time machine, unfortunately this is directory is ignored by default. According to this post: On OS X, what files ...
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Why would Time Mac Machine delete the most recent backup after canceling a backup?

I recently plugged in my external hard drive, and opened up Time Machine. I noticed that Time Machine had started backing up automatically, and so I cancelled the backup. But then I noticed that the ...
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Can I connect my time capsule wirelessly to my mobile router?

I've just received a router with my new internet. This router is wireless and therefor has no ports except power. How can I connect my time capsule to this router now that I can no longer connect it ...
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How many partitions should I make and what formatting schemes should be used on those partitions?

I am thinking of buying a 2 TB WD My Passport Ultra External Hard drive and I'll be using it with both OS X and Windows. I am planning to use this drive for my Time Machine data backup after creating ...
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Does Time Machine backup programs like Photoshop and iWork?

I want to upgrade my OS X to Yosemite from Lion and also upgrade my HDD to a SSD but im worried about loosing my programs since I don't have the installers or serial keys. Specifically Adobe cs5 ...
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How do i get old external drive data onto new external drive (but not also on computer HD) [closed]

EDIT:Let me try again. Sorry guys I'm fairly adept at understanding things in regards to these machines, but I'm by no means a pro. Just looking for some advice. MacBook Pro 2007 ==> Backed up to G ...
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Time Machine Backup to Raspberry Pi NAS crashes when backup being deleted

I hope this is the right place to put this as I'm not sure if it's a RPi issue or a Time Machine issue. Basically, what's happening is I have Raspberry Pi Model B set up with an external hdd to ...
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Files Deleted After Accidental Time Machine Restore

I keep all my important schoolwork in different folders on my desktop, and i accidentally entered Time Machine while i was in Finder. Following this, three of my six folders disappeared (they are not ...
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OS X 10.10 File Vault - Restore from Time Machine Backup

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software and Hardware stand point prospective, if for any reasons I can not retrieve my Mac File Vault Password and luckily I have a Time Machine Backup ...