Back-In-Time
Back-In-Time
5.1.0

3.1

Back-In-Time free download for Mac

Back-In-Time

5.1.0
26 November 2019

Easy access to all data backed up by Time Machine.

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 Back-In-Time

Version 5.1.0:
Changes:
  • Applications are located in /Applications/ and in /System/Applications/.
  • Data are stored in a separate volume in Time Machine data (For example "Macintosh HD - Data").
  • Note: You must explicitly allow access to your data and Time Machine disks. Open the System Preferences (Apple menu) and select "Security and Privacy". In the "Privacy" tab, select "Full Disk Access" and add Back-In-Time.
Enhancements:
  • Various minor enhancements and interface changes.
Corrections:
  • Various minor corrections.

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robbiees
05 March 2019

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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?
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Version 5.0.5
robbiees
05 March 2019
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?
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Version 5.0.5
2 answer(s)
Tri-Edre
Tri-Edre
07 March 2019
Hello,
The problem is due to Mojave and its access limitations, created by new constraints appeared in macOS 10.14 Mojave. You must explicitly grant access to your disk. Please, read this note:
https://www.tri-edre.com/english/allowaccess.html
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robbiees
robbiees
07 March 2019
Thanks, I did post on the Trip-Edre website when I discovered that was where i really should have posted, and I did receive the answer given below. I've since given Back-In-Time the necessary permissions and it's working fine now.
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theodorfuchs
12 May 2018
I am very disappointed. The app needs a lot of improvement. Up to now the app is almost useless.
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Version 5.0.0
Jimw
04 May 2018
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.
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Version 5.0.0
gkeller-1
19 February 2018
Cool, app worth it
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Version 5.0.0
ben-marko
13 December 2017
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.
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Version 4.0.4
v-macupdate
23 July 2017
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.
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Version 4.0.3
MysticScholar
14 July 2017
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.
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Version 4.0.3
1 answer(s)
Joem
Joem
18 July 2017
I have the same setup, and it does work. You can mount the Time Capsule hard drive (and even use it as network storage). In Airport Utility, there is a tab called "Disks", where you should make sure you have "Enable file sharing" turned on. You can set up a password as well to access the disk. It will then show up in the Finder under Devices (like an external drive). The Time Machine backup will be at the root level and will be called something like "Macintosh HD.sparsebundle" (or whatever the name of your Mac is.
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User001
11 February 2016
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?
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Version 4.0.3
2 answer(s)
Conflict
Conflict
01 May 2016
Thank you for the heads-up, as I was just about to buy this because of it's reputation, however with such a high upgrade price this has persuaded me to buy another product and I have bought a competitor product for around $10 USD and free upgrades. I suspect the functionality might be less, but in the end, it performs the same type of restore function as BiT.
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Hermie
Hermie
20 February 2018
Same thing happened to me from version 4 to 5. No grace period according to Dev. Switched to the same app as Conflict did.
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Drdul
19 September 2015
FYI: The upgrade to version 4 is USD $9.99
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Version 4.0.0
2 answer(s)
dabcca
dabcca
10 October 2015
No it is 19.99
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Drdul
Drdul
11 October 2015
Ha! It was $9.99 when I purchased the upgrade right when version 4 was released. IMO the upgrade was worth $10, but I'm not sure I would have upgraded for $20.
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Barry-Chiarello
31 July 2015
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!
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Version 3.0.5
1 answer(s)
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
22 January 2016
Barry-Neat review and good infos for me. My thanks ;-)
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