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Restoring files from OS X Time Machine with Terminal.app

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/01

cd /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/Joshua\ Priddle’s\ MacBook\ Pro/Latest/Macintosh\ HD/Users/priddle

tmutil restore -v secret_docs.txt ~/

Learned from [WayBackRestoring files from OS X Time Machine with Terminal.app:

  • do not use cp as it will give you wrong permissions
  • do use tmutil

More elaborate steps (including finding the backup in the first place) is at [WayBackCommandline restoration of a file in Time Machine on OS X | Hacks for Macs

–jeroen

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