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    @ pastadog
    A quick beginner question.....is there any way to put an MacForum icon on my desktop so I don't have to go to google each time I want to use it?

    pastadog, you didn't ask and it wasn't mentioned, but I thought I should mention in case you are a keyboarder that you should be able to use a keyboard shortcut or even some utilities that can accomplish the same thing, by using a keyboard shortcut to access the macforums site or any other site you want.

    I use simplekeys.app and utilize the surplus f-keys of my Apple extended keyboard, but there are other similar apps:
    A more current version is available here:
    SimpleKeys for Mac - Free Download Version 2.6.12 | MacUpdate

    Just a single key press or Key Combination and the command is done. Simple fast and easy.





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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    So great that you found your lost contacts! Always keep a spare set of glasses around; that will make finding your contacts easier.



    I must say that this Post had to be one of the funniest things I have read on these forums.




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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    A warm welcome to Mac-Forums. Thank you for your post.

    Normally, the way to recover data such as Contacts is:

    Open Contacts on your iMac It will presumably be empty from what you say.

    With Contacts open, Click on the Time Machine (TM) icon in the top menu bar and, from the dropdown, choose, "Enter Time Machine".

    Wait a few seconds and on your right side you will see a Time Line. Choose a date in the past when your contacts were intact. You will easily see whether the Contacts is populated.

    Then Click on Restore. Let us know if that works.

    Whatever you do, do NOT enter TM from Finder, only the way I described.

    Ian
    If like me, you don't use Time Machine as it';s not bootable, you'll wish you'd bought Carbon Copy Cloner where you can clone your HD onto an external HD which IS bootable

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    Actually, TM is bootable, has been for a while. The boot will be to a restore function, but it is bootable. The idea is you replace a dead drive, boot the TM backup, restore to the new drive and off you go.
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    Well most Technicians for Apple UK tel me otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jga40 View Post
    Well most Technicians for Apple UK tel me otherwise.

    Why not try it and test it yourself, then you can correct them and let them know how smart and clever you are, and maybe let them know that they need to smarten up and get up-to-date.

    Or would doing so just be too cocky for them...???




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    The technicians are half right at best.

    When Time Machine was first introduced, OS X 10.5 I think, it was not possible to boot from a Time Machine Backup. Starting sometime around OS X 10.7 I think it became possible to book from a Time Machine backup.

    Full system restore

    Time Machine allows enables the full recovering of a system. For example, a user can boot a new Mac with the old Mac's Time Machine backup connected, press the [command] and [R] keys simultaneously, and choose Restore from a Time Machine Backup. In addition to restoring user settings, files, and email, the Time Machine backup can also assist in recovering applications, assuming Time Machine was previously set to back up the entire machine.
    See here

    Here's one example from Apple. See the section on starting from recovery
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    Quote Originally Posted by jga40 View Post
    Well most Technicians for Apple UK tel me otherwise.
    I just booted my MBP from the TM backup and as I said, it booted into recovery from where I could restore a bad drive if I needed to do so. I guess I'll have to make sure my Mac doesn't talk to those Apple UK techs to find out it's not supposed to do that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jga40 View Post
    Well most Technicians for Apple UK tel me otherwise.
    How long ago has that been? Time Machine has been bootable for quite some time. You can try it for yourself with your latest Time Machine backup.

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