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Back-In-Time
Back-In-Time
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Back-In-Time

Easy access to all data backed up by Time Machine.

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Back-In-Time overview

Back-In-Time allows users to transcend Time Machine restoration possibilities. Back-In-Time offers an easy access to all the data backed up by Time Machine.

Features that you can do with Back-In-Time only:

  • Show how many versions of each document are available, and when they were saved.
  • Show items that were deleted.
  • Drag and Drop to copy items anywhere.
  • Open multiple browsers at the same time.
  • Handle multiple Time Machine disks.
  • Access Time Machine data from other Macs.
  • Preview different versions of each document.
  • And much more...

What’s new in version 5.1.8

Updated on Mar 09 2021

Version 5.1.8:
Enhancements:
  • Various minor enhancements and interface changes.
Corrections:
  • Various minor corrections.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

9.7 MB

Downloads

92451

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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Zx81
Zx81
Sep 25 2022
5.1.8
0.0
Sep 25 2022
0.0
Version: 5.1.8
Tri-Edre is no longer active. No support, no contact available. From their website : "Hello, after more than 30 years at your service, TRI-EDRE has ceased its activity." Any alternative? Thanks.
robbiees
robbiees
Mar 5 2019
5.0.5
0.0
Mar 5 2019
0.0
Version: 5.0.5
I am backing up my Time Machine backups to an external disk. This is mounted OK and has a Backups.backupdb folder that contains all my backups. Back-in-Time shows the disk as a Time Machine Volume yet it can't find the TM data. Why is this?
theodorfuchs
theodorfuchs
May 12 2018
5.0.0
1.0
May 12 2018
1.0
Version: 5.0.0
I am very disappointed. The app needs a lot of improvement. Up to now the app is almost useless.
GymW
GymW
May 4 2018
5.0.0
3.0
May 4 2018
3.0
Version: 5.0.0
Version 5.Better than the search options that Apple provides for Time Machine, but not great. Mail messages is an especially weak area since you can't search from within the App. Depending on the size and speed of your backup drive, searches can take quite a long time. Occasional crashes occur as well. Interface is not very intuitive.
gkeller-1
gkeller-1
Feb 19 2018
5.0.0
4.0
Feb 19 2018
4.0
Version: 5.0.0
Cool, app worth it
ben-marko
ben-marko
Dec 13 2017
4.0.4
5.0
Dec 13 2017
5.0
Version: 4.0.4
Worked like a charm for me. The GUI is very descriptive and easy to navigate. I installed a clean High Sierra image and realized afterward that I forgot to manually back up my Documents folder. Back in Time was able to find all of my original files and restore them. I would say that this is like DiskWarrior - buy it anyway. Just when you need it you will be REALLY happy you have it.
v-macupdate
v-macupdate
Jul 23 2017
4.0.3
1.5
Jul 23 2017
1.5
Version: 4.0.3
Unimpressed. This product needs bottom-up redevelopment. UI is awkward. Application is unstable and slow. Though, it does seem to perform as advertised. I purchased this product thinking that the advertised features were unique, particularly those around reading and transferring data from other Time Machine backups. As it turns out this product just does a better job at advertising its features. I found competing products able to handle all of what my expectations were from Back-In-Time. While I was trying to figure out how to use Back-In-Time and waiting for the inordinately long indexing process, I was able to download trial versions if other products and use them successfully, to the point where I have, for now, abandoned Back-In-Time. I should have trialed the product before purchasing. Less expensive alternatives seem to be as functional, more responsive and a lot more intuitive.
MysticScholar
MysticScholar
Jul 14 2017
4.0.3
0.0
Jul 14 2017
0.0
Version: 4.0.3
Disappointed to say the least: The program works fine with external hard drives, but it does not work with my Time Capsule. Not only does it not work, but it shuts down access to Time Capsule. I have to delete the program and trash it and then restart the computer. Even then Time Machine takes a long time to get started again with Time Capsule. I'm still worried that the Time Capsule backup might be corrupted, but it seems to work so far. I spoke with Apple support, and the tech there thought that it was possible that Back-in-Time is not compatible with Time Capsule.

Back-in-Time has so far not been able to address my problem. The tech insists that there isn't a problem and that I should mount the hard drive. He does not seem to understand that Time Capsule does not "mount" drives. It does not operate on the same principles as external hard drives. I tried to explain several times, but at first the tech simply kept repeating himself. Then he stopped responding.

Then I requested a refund from MacUpdate. So far MacUpdate has refused, although, after I explained what was going on several times, they said they would consider it. At this point, I purchased a program that not only does not work, but it actually damages my computer by blocking access to Time Capsule.

In short, the program does not work for me and damages my network.
User001
User001
Feb 11 2016
4.0.3
1.0
Feb 11 2016
1.0
Version: 4.0.3
I bought Version 3 for 30 Euro in german Version from http://www.softdes.net/, now there is a paid Update for 27 Euro. Kidding?
Drdul
Drdul
Sep 19 2015
4.0.0
4.5
Sep 19 2015
4.5
Version: 4.0.0
FYI: The upgrade to version 4 is USD $9.99
Barry-Chiarello
Barry-Chiarello
Jul 31 2015
3.0.5
5.0
Jul 31 2015
5.0
Version: 3.0.5
I downloaded this a couple of days ago when I was coming to the realization that I could not get rid of Malware in a email attachment from California DMV.
Sophos kept tell me it was in my Time Machine Back Up. The problem was, it was burried deep in the user/library/mail about 15-20 folders deep, which Time Machine does not let you look inside at. I think since Lion. So I fussed around looking at all the instruction on how if possible, to do what was needed. After giving it the old college try and few hours later. Deciding, I turned to "Back-in-Time 3", I remembered, I saw an offer from MacUpdate muPromo at 50% off back in late June. Too bad I did buy it the then.

This tool is great even in demo mode, I removed the Malware after checking the box to "Invisible Item" all hidden files popped up, my user/library file folder. then following the Sophos trail path of file folders after folder, I could delete my Malware zipped file. Now I can again not have to be concerned with a PC Malware getting to my Windows PCs from the Mac side.
Thank you TRI-EDRE
Barry

PS: I will buy it today!
Memphisbird
Memphisbird
Jul 16 2015
3.0.5
0.0
Jul 16 2015
0.0
Version: 3.0.5
I was going to upgrade to version 3, but I see that it's $20US, so I'm thinking I won't. I feel like two-thirds of the price of the app is a bit much for an upgrade, especially when there are other apps doing the same thing. Just my opinion, of course.
Drdul
Drdul
Nov 2 2013
3.0.1
4.5
Nov 2 2013
4.5
Version: 3.0.1
Back-In-Time is way faster than Time Machine for exploring and restoring files from a TM backup, especially a Time Capsule one. If I enter Time Machine, I end up waiting about 5 minutes for it to scan my 900 GB Time Capsule backup before it will let me do anything. In contrast, BIT only needs 10 seconds or so to scan the same Time Capsule backup. And if I prefer, I can ignore the Time Capsule backup and work only with another one that I have on an external drive (the problem with TM is that it insists on loading all available backups). Lastly, I have created a virtual copy of my Time Capsule backup in BIT so I can quickly check first to see if the data I want is available before mounting the Time Capsule backup (the virtual copy takes up very little space -- only 650 MB for a 900 GB backup). The other reason I use BIT instead of TM is that I don't get permissions errors with BIT like I often do with TM. I simply drag the files out of BIT to my desktop or whatever folder I want. On the other hand, TM waits until the very last step of the restore process to suddenly tell me I don't have permission to access the files I'm trying to restore. The web is full of suggested fixes for this problem, but why bother when BIT restores files reliably. The other nice thing about BIT is that it doesn't take over my entire screen, and I can use other apps at the same time as BIT. My only (minor) complaint with BIT is that it takes some time and a thorough read of the manual to figure out how to use it. The UI is not very intuitive, but once you get the hang of it, it's a far easier, faster and more reliable way to work with TM backups than Time Machine itself.
Whaberl
Whaberl
Sep 11 2013
3.0.0
4.0
Sep 11 2013
4.0
Version: 3.0.0
useful tool.
june8
june8
May 26 2013
2.3.0
2.5
May 26 2013
2.5
Version: 2.3.0
Compared backed up items with another application does the same job for much reasonable price and noticed that Back-In-Time does not display aliases backed up.
Tamriel
Tamriel
Dec 28 2012
2.3.0
3.0
Dec 28 2012
3.0
Version: 2.3.0
Try "TimeTracker" instead. So much faster than this! (And free!)
poetaignota
poetaignota
Nov 23 2012
2.3.0
0.0
Nov 23 2012
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
I've owned Back-In-Time without for some time but have not explored it until today when I needed to delete all backups of a number of folders and Time Machine refused to cooperate. B-I-T seems to have done the job very smoothly for the most part although it failed to delete the most recent backup version of one folder although it had removed all earlier versions. I'm well-pleased so far but I do feel that the GUI is a bit ugly.
Wmud
Wmud
Sep 17 2012
2.3.0
0.0
Sep 17 2012
0.0
Version: 2.3.0
I am really interested in this app, but after looking at the documentation, I suspect that it may be unable to do what we need it to do. Does it keep track of multiple backup volumes that are temporarily inaccessible? We use three current disk drives in rotation, with at least one of them always in safekeeping in a bank vault, one in production, and one possibly in transit between sites. Plus, there are several drives that have filled up and also are archived in safe storage. So the question is, can this app display all versions of a file with date and size information and the volume ID on which they are located, so that we can determine which volume must be retrieved from the vault to restore the version that is required? If not, is there another app that can be readily paired up with Back-in-Time to provide the functionality we need?
Hugh-Beaumont
Hugh-Beaumont
Sep 3 2012
2.3.0
5.0
Sep 3 2012
5.0
Version: 2.3.0
Just bought this yesterday and have already found it to be incredibly useful more than once. Highly recommended.
Voc999
Voc999
Sep 2 2012
2.3.0
0.5
Sep 2 2012
0.5
Version: 2.3.0
From reading one of the comments, I decided to check my purchases with MUP and discovered that I had previously purchased this programme, I then clicked the link in MUP, downloaded the file, inserted my serial and Bang! Sorry this is for an older version of the programme. This is not the 1st time this has happened to me on MUP, there was a watermark programme where I got a similar outcome. I won't be purchasing this one, and I think MUP should store versions of the programmes pertinent to the serial numbers issued.
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