Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to macjack)
Thanks for the quick response, macjack. However, that isn't the problem. I have made Library visible and it's also on the sidebar. In the TM backup, the Library folder is displayed along with its sub-folders (like Accounts, Application Support, Favorites...). Just not the Caches subfolder. It disappears when I move back in time.
I have put the Safari folder in that path in my sidebar as well, and when moving back in time it gets grayed out and not selectable.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 5:11 PM (in response to Tod Wicks)
Hmm... just tested that and I can access the ~/Library/Cache/MetaData folder in TM and choose an item in it. But the "Restore" button is not active. Note that I have show all files chosen via CLI "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles True; killall Finder". And I still cannot do it!
Another bad choice on Apple's part with making Library invisible.
File feedback here.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to macjack)
Please forgive me for asking the obvious: When you accessed that path's folder, was it from a previous backup or was it the frontmost (Now) window? I'm sure you looked at earlier editions but what you describe sounds like what I found on the frontmost window but not on an earlier backup.
I just checked after using your CLI above and again, can't see the Caches folder back in time. Frustrating!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to macjack)
@macjack: I just discovered a way to take care of this, courtesy of a tip in Mac|Life. This essentially circumvents the Time Machine restrictions as you simply open your backup in the Finder and navigate to the date and folder you want to restore. This is a fantastic way of restoring folders/files that TM normally resists.
Open the Time Machine drive in the Finder and navigate to Time Machine > Backups.backupdb > Computer Name > Whatever earlier date > Macintosh HD > Users > Your User > Library > Application Support > whatever file.
HTH - I know it just got me back where I wanted.Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), early 2009, 8GB, 120GB SSD, 23" Cin