Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2013 11:09 PM (in response to GAB449)
1. Time Machine does not allow you to do it without third-party applications. To change the frequency of backups, use TimeMachineEditor.
2. To restore individual files from a backup, you have to open a Finder window, go to the folder where the file you want to restore is and open the Time Machine app. See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427
To restore the whole backup, you have to start up from the Mac OS X DVD (for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6) or OS X Recovery (OS X Lion and later), and you will find an option to restore the Time Machine button. To start up in OS X Recovery, hold Command and R keys while your Mac is starting up
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to mende1)
Thank you for the reply! If I have re-install the OS for some reason, will resotration include third-party software I have installed on the Mac? Will it also include entire Operating Systems like Windows (via Parallels)?
PS: I have the Macbook Pro.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2013 7:42 AM (in response to GAB449)
If you just reinstall OS X, you will keep everything. However, if you erase the hard drive, you will have to reinstall all your apps and restore your files from your Time Machine backup