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how do I restore a system from an older time machine backup?

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Mike G. Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
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Apr 22, 2011 11:34 AM

How can I restore my full system from a time machine backup using a "snapshot in time" older than the most recent time machine backup?

 

For context: I am doing work on my machine that required making a full backup (in time machine), working on the computer, then doing a full restore. Unfortunately, when I briefly connected the my external disk during step 2, time machine started and added a "newer" backup than the one I need to restore. Any advice?

 

Thanks!

iMac (Mid-2007), Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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