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#1 ethanjarvis



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Posted 18 November 2019 - 05:18 AM

Hello everyone,

I installed the Catalina today and found that my MacBook is running slow on this upgraded OSX. Then I deleted the junk files and cleared the disk space. Also, I removed the old Time Machine Backup. By mistakenly lost the few critical data, Is there any way to get back those files?

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:05 AM

You deleted your entire Time Machine backup, and have no other backup? Then you are out of luck...you could try disk recovery software like DiskWarrior.

BTW, in the future, I recommend a hybrid backup approach: Time Machine coupled with a clone using something like SuperDuper. Do the clone once a month, or before any major install. Then you can quickly get back to a working state if something bad happens.

And bonus points if you have an off-site backup plan as well. For example, I leave an external drive at my parentís that I backup to once a year. A better option would be to use a service like BackBlaze that continuously does an online backup. That way if your home bursts into flames, youíre covered.

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