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Bob Cook, Mac Genius
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Experience:  I have sold Macintosh Computers since 1984. I started Sun Remarketing in 1983 and sold over 25,000.
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I erased some files by mistake. On my PC I can just enter

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I erased some files by mistake. On my PC I can just enter a past time and the computer will reset itself to that point and I'd be able to recapture the missing files. Can I do that on my white macbook from 2007?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Bob Cook replied 7 years ago.
Yes, if you hook up external storage and run Apple's Time Machine program that come with Mac OS X 10.5.

If you need to go back today and get something without Time Machine then no, you can't do that.