Time Machine is a backup application comes with Mac OS X 10.5 and later versions of Mac Operating System. Time machine provides seamless backups and easy restoration of lost files that are lost either due to system crash or due to human errors. It is generally a set-it-and-forget-it deal because it is completely automated and works in the background. Backuped is a daemon launched by Time Machine, which performs all backup tasks.

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Time Machine checks your Mac system once per hour automatically. If you have modified any file or settings then it gets automatically backed up at the end of the hour by Time Machine. Time Machine works in hourly, daily, weekly basis. When you get 24hourly backups by the end of the day, Time Machine replaces those backup files by a single daily backup. Similarly, Time Machine replaces all the 3o daily backups by 4 weekly backup.

You can also configure Time Machine to external hard drives. When you connect external hard drive to Mac, it asks do you want to use it backup with Time Machine. Time Machine keeps old backups until the storage capacity of backup location gets full. When it gets full, Time Machine starts deleting older backups to store new backup files. If you have important files in those backup files then you may lose your essential files resulting in data loss. However, lost / deleted files can be undelete easily by using competent Macintosh deleted file restoration application.

Common scenarios in which you may lose your essential files are as follows:

Accidental deletion of files from Time Machine: As Time Machine automatically deletes old backup files when the storage space gets overl, you need to delete unimportant backed up files from the Time Machine. Instead of deleting unwanted files from backup folder, you may accidentally delete the essential files resulting in file loss

Problem in network backup using Time Machine: When the Time Machine finds some problem in network, it pops up a window asking to create new backup in order to improve reliability. This window provides 2 options i.e. Backup Later and Start New Backup.  When you click on Start New Backup option, all the old backups are deleted automatically by the Time Machine resulting in loss of files. When you click on Backup Later option, it reminds you after every 24 hours and during this time, Time Machine will not perform any backup operations. In such case, if system crash or sudden power failure occurs then you may in turn lose your valuable files

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Don't Worry!!! The files deleted or lost from the Time Machine are not permanently deleted. Any of you can recover deleted files from Time Machine easily using Time Machine Recovery software. This software helps you to recover deleted files from Time Machine. This software is designed with powerful in-built scanning algorithms that helps to restore SD memory card files on Apple Mac. This software can also rescue deleted files from Flash memory cards like SD cards, CF cards and XD cards on Mac computers. This tool can also undelete image files on Mac after accidental removal of the photos by using command + delete keys and emptying the trash. Supports file recovery on Mac OS X 10.5.x and above versions including Leopard, Lion and Snow Leopard. It can be easily used to recover deleted files from Time Machine of different formats such as JPEG, MP4, AVI, MP3, MOV, GIF, PNG, AIFF, etc. This software has the capability to recognize different files and recover those deleted and also lost files from Mac systems. Besides this, it can also undelete deleted data from Mac Book Pro, Mac Mini, etc.This advanced tool supports file recovery on hard drives, external USB drives, flash memory cards, Camcorders and it even has the capability to retrieve deleted files from iPod Shuffle in an effeicient manner. You can even use this tool to restore iMac data after volume header corruption.

Steps to recover deleted files from Time Machine.

Step 1: Download and install Time Machine Recovery software. Launch this software. Once the software is launched, main window is displayed with 3 options. Select Recover Files option from the main window as shown in Figure 1

Recover deleted files from Time Machine - Main Screen

Figure 1: Select Recover Files Option in order to retrieve deleted or lost files

Step 2: Select Recover Deleted Files option from the next window as shown in Figure 2

Recover files that are deleted from Time Machine - Deleted or lost file selection screen

Figure 2: Select Recover Deleted Files Option to restore files that are accidentally deleted from Time Machine

Step 3: Now, select the hard drive where you have configured Time Machine in order to recover deleted files from Time Machine and click on Next button as shown in Figure 3

Restore files deleted from Time Machine - Hard drive selection screen

Figure 3: Select hard drive to recover files

Step 4: Select the specific file type that you want to recover or skip this step by clicking on Skip button as shown in Figure 4

Time Machine recovery - file types selection screen

Figure 4: Select File Types of files that you want to recover

Step 5: Now, view recovered file using Preview option as shown in Figure 5

Mac Time Machine Recovery - view recovered files

Figure 5: View files that are recovered from Time Machine

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