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How To Restore Files From Time Machine Backup On Mac

How To Restore Files From Time Machine Backup On Mac

Carry out these how to restore files from time machine backup on Mac steps to restore your files from the Time Machine Backup:

  • On your Mac, click the Apple menu available at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Select the System Preferences option from the drop-down menu.
  • In the System Preferences window, give a double-click on the Time Machine icon.
  • In the Time Machine window, enable the ‘Show Time Machine in menu bar’ checkbox.
  • Click the Time Machine icon available at the top of the menu bar.
  • Next, select the Enter Time Machine option from the drop-down menu to open Time Machine Backup.
  • Alternatively on following how to restore files from time machine backup on Mac , you can open Finder and select Documents from the left-side panel.
  • Choose the folder from which the file was lost and enter Time Machine Backup.
  • Now, select the date from the right-side panel to navigate to the file you wish to recover.
  • Preview the displayed files from the selected folder.
  • After selecting the files to be recovered, click the Restore button to restore the files to the original folder.
  • If you aren’t able to find the deleted files from the Time Machine Backup, restore your hard drive from the Time Machine Backup.

Carry out these steps to restore your hard drive from the Time Machine Backup:

  • If you have already turned on your Mac computer, reboot it first and proceed with how to restore files from time machine backup on Mac steps.
  • When the Mac computer restarts, press and hold the Command + R shortcut keys to enter the macOS Recovery Partition.
  • Under macOS Utilities, select the Restore from Time Machine Backup option and click Continue.
  • On the Restore from Time Machine screen, click the arrow button to continue.
  • Select your desired hard drive and click Continue.
  • Choose the recent backup from the Select a Backup screen.
  • After selecting the backup, click the Continue button.
  • Now, your Mac will boot with the macOS Recovery Partition.
  • When the Mac computer starts, press and hold the Option key.
  • Select your ‘Time Machine Backup’ disk as the startup drive.
  • Now by using how to restore files from time machine backup on Mac steps, the files will be restored to the original folder.
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