When trying to rearrange user accounts, I deleted some data using the Directory Utility (data on a user account under "Users" in the Node "Local/Default").

I would like to restore this data.

I have a Time Machine Backup available from before the change. What file would I need to look for to restore, or what other steps must I take?

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There is a xar archive of the directory dslocal made every Saturday by the launch daemon- /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.var-db-dslocal-backup.plist. You can find the archive here-


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