How to: Recover a file using Time Machine on your Mac


1) In your Mac's menu bar, click the Time Machine icon and choose Enter Time Machine.

TIP: If Time Machine is not in your menu bar, click the magnifiying glass icon, type Time Machine, and press return.

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2) Navigate to the file that you wish to restore. Once you've found it, click it and click Restore.

NOTE: You can use the arrow buttons or the calendar on the right side to navigate through dates. Then, navigate through the computer as you normally would.

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You have restored your desired file.