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ichat window in time machine switches to finder window

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Try to open iChat window, version 4.0.8. in Time Machine. The TM window changes to a finder window. Is this normal for an application like TM? Trying to get back an open chat. not recorded. Thanks.

G5, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • kostby Level 4 Level 4 (2,290 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities.


    Time Machine is a backup file storage and retrieval system, hence the reason you end up in Finder (file system) when you select a prior date.


    I think you'd have a better chance of retrieving a recent chat link directly from iChat, File, Recent Items as shown below.


    I'm on iChat 5.0.3 (OS X Snow Leopard 10.6), so your screen might look different, but as I recall the same option exists in the Leopard version. (Full chat names are intentionally obscured for confidentiality, so only E's appear in this screen capture.)

    Screen shot 2012-03-30 at 12.16.24 AM.png


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