I would like to recover/restore 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 free space (they took up about 1 GB, and only ~4000 files).
If I try selecting the most recent backup in Time Machine for recover, it starts by counting up to >20,000 files and then quits saying there is not enough space and stops. If I try to specify the Users folder, and
kind:GIF in the most recent backup in Time Machine, the files remain gray color and not selectable.
Am I doing something wrong, or is this not possible?
Let me know if more info is needed.
NOTE: I edited to change "recover" to "recover/restore" - I didn't stop to think about the difference in meaning. If possible I need them back where they belong and there were so many locations - including applications and webpage downloads - I doubt I could figure it out myself.
Here is my most recent backup. Is
Seagate Backup Plus Drive the drive name? With spaces?
This seems to work: david914s-MacBook-Air:Volumes david914$ cd "/Volumes/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/Backups.backupdb/" But adding this, doesn't: david914s-MacBook-Air:Backups.backupdb david914$ cd "/Volumes/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/Backups.backupdb/david914's MacBook Air/" -bash: cd: /Volumes/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/Backups.backupdb/david914's MacBook Air/: No such file or directory
Hmm... I've deleted
--dry-run but still it is not adding files back to my computer.
david914s-MacBook-Air:david914’s MacBook Air david914$ rsync -av --include=".gif" --include="/" --exclude="*" "/Volumes/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/Backups.backupdb/david914’s MacBook Air/2015-08-30-221221/Macintosh HD/Users/david914/" "/Users/david914/" building file list ... done ./ sent 81 bytes received 26 bytes 214.00 bytes/sec total size is 0 speedup is 0.00 david914s-MacBook-Air:david914’s MacBook Air david914$