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Restore to earlier date

6728 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 19, 2009 10:08 PM by Allan Jones RSS
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Jan 19, 2009 1:42 PM
I seem to have mistakenly deleted something on my PowerBook a couple of days ago when I was deleting some images and dropped them onto the desk top instead of the bin by mistake. The upshot is that I can't activate Entorage, Word or any of the MS suite and my pics on iPhoto won't open properly amongst other things, although most of the iLife suite works fine! Is it possible to restore the system (like Windows) to an earlier time - i.e. before the problem occurred or is this the only useful function that PCs have over Macs?
PowerBook G4 12" Titanium, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 1 x eMac-G4, 1 x MB-G5
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Jan 19, 2009 10:08 PM (in response to brickbeat)
    is it possible to restore the system (like Windows) to an earlier time - i.e. before the problem occurred


    Leopard has Time Machine that does exactly what you ask. However, it does require that you activate it.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427

    If the problem only affects the MS apps, insert your MS installer disk and install again. Sounds like you may have deleted some background component of Office that it needs to run.
    PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25G SP;, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ; MacBookPro Late2007 2.2G 15" (10.5.5); PowerBook G4 1Ghz 17" (10.4.11)

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