Using CCC, how do I restore my El Capitan OS system to a date of several days ago. I installed a flakey app. and I want to essentially backdate my system to before I installed it. Everything I can find re restoring with CCC seems to restore to the last backup. I don't want that; I want to restore to an earlier date. Thanks.

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There actually are no earlier dates. CCC creates snapshots/clone images of your hard drive, it doesn't create versions.

  • Marc: Interesting info, but no help. How do I restore my Mac to its configuration other than the last backup done by CCC?
    – DickByrd
    Apr 4, 2016 at 23:56
  • In order to restore to an earlier date, you have to have an earlier backup. If you do not have one, you can reinstall the OS from OS X Recovery. See support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314 Apr 9, 2016 at 20:38

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