MacOS – Time Machine Single File Restore after System Reinstall


Is it possible to restore a single file (e.g. my Aperture library) from a Time Machine backup when I reinstall the OS?

I want a fresh install and not restore the whole system from backup.

Best Answer

Sure, you can access your Time Machine backups, they're just files and folders.

Look in Backups.backupdb/Latest/ on the destination disk for a copy of your disk contents. Just copy the files you want to keep over to your system disk.

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