I'm trying to restore a handful of photos from my TimeMachine on Mavericks. Here's what I've been doing:
- Connect back up drive
- Go to Finder, search for file name "S0077"... (which has been deleted, thus cannot be found on "This Mac")
- "Enter Time Machine" and go back to a back up, where it can find "S0077"
- Mark all the files I would like to restore and click "Restore"
Now, time machine animates the restoration process, making it look like the files are being put back to where they used to be. However, the restored files don't ever appear in the file system after restoring. Once the animation is over and time machine closed, the files are nowhere to be found.
I do not remember where in the file system the files used to be. Inside time machine it will only find the files as long as the search location is set to Devices > My MacBook Pro, but not on the HD. But in regular mode that entry dissapears from the sidebar and only shows the HD and the external back-up devices. To me that seems like the files are restored on the computer but outside the harddrive - is that even possible??
Where could it be restoring the files to? Is it even restoring them? Is there a way to dictate a different restoration location for Time Machine other than its original location?
Thanks a bunch for any help and pointers