How do I open a Time Machine backup on another computer?
In order to access this feature, users should attach the Time Machine drive to the second computer, and then hold the options key and select the Time Machine menu from the system menu. There should be the option to “Browse Other Time Machine Disks”, which should bring up a list of available Time Machine backup volumes.
How do I download a Time Machine backup to my Mac?
Back up your Mac with Time Machine
- Connect an external storage device, such as a USB or Thunderbolt drive.
- Open Time Machine preferences from the Time Machine menu in the menu bar.
- Click Select Backup Disk.
- Select the name of your disk, then click Use Disk.
How do I backup my Mac without an external hard drive?
Local Snapshots allows you to use the helpful Time Machine backup feature without an external hard drive and instead makes a local snapshot of all file changes. Your Mac will take these local snapshots every hour and store them on your Mac’s internal hard disk.
How do I access Time Machine backups from a different Mac?
How it’s done
- Plug in your external backup device to your Mac and make sure it’s powered on.
- Go into Finder and click on the external backup device.
- Select the folder called Backups.
- Double click on the folder with the name of the Mac.
- You will see folders identified for the dates backups occurred.
How do I view Time Machine backups on a different Mac?
How to view Time Machine backups from another Mac
- Connect the drive that contains the Time Machine backup you want to review to your Mac.
- Open Finder and select the external storage device.
- Select the folder named Backups.
- Double-click on the folder with the name of the Mac.
How do I restore my entire Mac from Time Machine?
How to restore your Mac from a Time Machine backup
- Restart your Mac.
- While the startup disc is waking up, hold down the Command and R keys simultaneously.
- Select Restore from Time Machine Backup from the list of available options.
- Click Continue.
- Click Continue on the Restore Your System Page.