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I have a desktop Mac and MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air has decided to die, so I want to restore the back up files in my Time Machine to my Mac desktop.

How do I do that?

It must be simple, but I can only get into the data for my Mac desktop.

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⌥ alt/option-click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar and keep the key held whilst selecting Browse Other Backup Disks….

From there, you can select the other Mac and copy files.

  • Thanks for you quick reply but i only see select disk... no browse other backup disks... – Barbara Franken Jun 2 '14 at 16:03
  • @Barbara Are you selecting it from the menu bar? I've added a screenshot – grg Jun 2 '14 at 16:06
  • my menu bar under the latest backup and date says...Back-up now... Enter Time Machine...open ™ preferences – Barbara Franken Jun 2 '14 at 16:09
  • @BarbaraFranken are you clicking on the small circle with clock – Ruskes Jun 2 '14 at 16:35
  • @Buscar Yes, those are the correct options – grg Jun 2 '14 at 16:42

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