Browse for Individual Files in a Time Machine Backup

Zach Zach (248)
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If you backed up your Mac using Time Machine and would only like to recover specific files, don't worry. I needed to do this recently when I cloned my hard drive onto my new solid state drive.

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Open a new Finder window.

Locate and select your Time Machine drive in Finder.

Search or browse the Time Machine drive for the Backups.backupdb folder. This folder to find the individual files and folders you're looking for.

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