BackupLoupe
BackupLoupe
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BackupLoupe for Mac

14 June 2021

Analyze, browse, and restore Time Machine backups.

What is BackupLoupe for Mac

BackupLoupe is your Swiss Army Knife for Time Machine. See which files have been backed up and which ones take up the most space. Quickly locate files and restore them via drag-and-drop. Never run out of space, because BackupLoupe will predict when your backup drive is likely to fill up.

Features:
  • Quickly identify the items which take up the most space
  • History: Show how many versions of an item are available and when they were saved; quick navigation between versions
  • Integration with other applications via system services: click on an item in Finder to find all its revisions
  • Drag-and-drop restore items to any location
  • Finder / Path Finder integration (Reveal, Info)
  • QuickLook support
  • Provides extensive statistics about backups
  • Instant identification of file type while browsing
  • Open files directly without restoring them first
  • Browse backups while the backup device is not connected
  • Exclude items from future backups on the fly (without opening TM preferences)
  • Handles multiple Time Machine disks

What's new in BackupLoupe

Version 3.4:
New
  • New menu item "Reveal backup bundle in Finder" in the backup volume popup
Fixed
  • Changed "Total size of already indexed snapshots" to "Total size of snapshots" in statistics view
  • Rare case where scanner leaves snapshots in state Queued forever
  • Caches of APFS backups are sometimes deleted although the corresponding snapshots still exist
  • Rare case where unprivileged scanner would create zero-size caches
  • Some NAS destinations are listed twice in Disk Manager
  • Aborting a scan operation started by a previous session of BackupLoupe does not work properly
  • Disk Manager shows incorrect count of snapshots in backup bundle when Time Machine meta data is wrong
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olov
olov
Nov 20 2020
3.1
5.0
Nov 20 2020
5.0
Version: 3.1
The files from an MacBook Air were lost due to liquid came onto the keyboard and ran into the interior of the computer and ”killed” it. The files on the SSD were back'd-up on Time Machine. My problem was the file ending change from .sparsebundle on High Sierra to .backupbundle on Catalina (OS for the MacBook Air). On my desktop Mac on High Sierra I could not access the backup from Catalina. Thanks to your BackupLoupe tool I have been able to recover them.
Warmfuzzygecko
Warmfuzzygecko
Apr 21 2020
2.16.2
5.0
Apr 21 2020
5.0
Version: 2.16.2
BackupLoupe has been indispensable for tracking what Time Machine has been backing up. It has shown why my Time Machine backup drive has been filling quickly.
marc-130
marc-130
Dec 20 2019
2.16.2
0.0
Dec 20 2019
0.0
Version: 2.16.2
Installed the trial. Three levels on the trial does not seem sufficient to evaluate the product. But anyway Time Machine would not backup thereafter, so uninstalled.
ISKOTB
ISKOTB
Jul 2 2019
2.15
5.0
Jul 2 2019
5.0
Version: 2.15
I recently switched Macbooks and I couldn't get all my data back from TM to the new laptop so I contacted Apple support and they said what I got is what it is there is nothing else that the tech can do. luckily I ran across BL and I loved how I could view my TM backups real "easy", select which data I want to restore back and off course nothing is easy these days, I had some issues and Robby handed it all for just $15!!!!
Thank You!!!!
YHC
YHC
Jul 2 2018
2.13.6
0.5
Jul 2 2018
0.5
Version: 2.13.6
I really HATE this developer's Attitude. Recently, I found the following: After Time Machine Backup was completed, my external hard drive was still running (the indicator light on my external hard drive was shining as well), and I cannot unmount my external hard drive. Finally, I found this app are working in the background WITHOUT LAUNCHING IT, so I told the developer that hope he can tell users about this when they are trying to unmount their hard drive, The following is his reply; you guys can judge it by yourself. --- By default BackupLoupe scans only with the GUI open. If desired the user can configure BackupLoupe to scan in the background without user intervention. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. --- It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. It is the user's responsibility to remember which software he/she installs. --- I really HATE this developer's Attitude. Please judge it by yourself.
Mecanique
Mecanique
Nov 21 2017
2.13.1
5.0
Nov 21 2017
5.0
Version: 2.13.1
Had problems indexing at first. Got an immediate response from the developer and followup. Now works well.
nevneale
nevneale
May 20 2017
2.9.4
5.0
May 20 2017
5.0
Version: 2.9.4
Excellent product - Easy to use and extremely useful - well worth the money.
Conflict
Conflict
May 1 2016
2.9.2
5.0
May 1 2016
5.0
Version: 2.9.2
Just bought this app after looking at a competitor product, that was 3 times the cost and in the process discovered that they charged 2/3 of the purchase cost for an upgrade. When I received my purchase email, I was pleasantly surprised. I am glad to be able to support this app and any further development :)
Cortig
Cortig
Apr 25 2016
2.9.2
5.0
Apr 25 2016
5.0
Version: 2.9.2
Very convenient tool! After indexing the backups, it made monitoring what was taking place in the background a breeze.
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Nov 1 2015
2.8.3
4.0
Nov 1 2015
4.0
Version: 2.8.3
El Capitan 10.11.1: when indexing all your Time Machine backups at the beginning, the app tends to crash often. When finished, it seems stable. (The documentation could be better: e.g. some indexed TM backup states are in italics, and I couldn't find out, why that is the case.) All in all, it works, whereas restoring apps isn't too intuitive, but it's still great.
xvi
xvi
Apr 16 2015
2.7
0.0
Apr 16 2015
0.0
Version: 2.7
Great support! BackupLoupe 2.7 crashed on my Mac. Albeit an unsupported configuration, in less than 24 hours I received a 2.7.1DP2 preview that corrected this issue and worked flawlessly. Few customer supports react as fast as they did.
Tomq
Tomq
Dec 23 2014
2.6
5.0
Dec 23 2014
5.0
Version: 2.6
Excellent. I use BackupLoupe mainly to search for files that Time Machine backed up that take up too much space and that I do not need backed up. This helps prevent my backup drive from filling up too quickly unnecessarily. Program well maintained with updates. Have used it for many years. Great!
june8
june8
May 26 2013
2.3.5
5.0
May 26 2013
5.0
Version: 2.3.5
I use this utility since approx. 3 years. It was always very helpful for me. My decision not changed: Much better that its high priced competitor. Developer is very sensitive and helpful.
Z80AL
Z80AL
Apr 19 2013
2.3.4
4.0
Apr 19 2013
4.0
Version: 2.3.4
Just wanted to comment on the speed of support provided ..... After successfully indexing a gigantic backup (>200 snapshots), I attempted a further index of the additional snapshots added in the interim (since the indexing had taken some hours). This additional indexing crashed, and I emailed the developer with the details. Not only did he reply within 25 minutes(!), but he sent me a link to a newer version (2.3.5), which he's apparently releasing shortly. I've found 2.3.5 to be stable thus far (I'm using it on both Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion), and there's no denying the good value in this app for just $5. Once the indexing is done, then the speed of Backup Loupe is excellent, and it's very easy to find when a particular item was backed up. Overall, a very handy utility.
Frankof
Frankof
Jan 26 2013
2.3.1
3.0
Jan 26 2013
3.0
Version: 2.3.1
New version immediately crashes when it starts to index local backups. Sometimes, rarely, it does not crash at that point, but indexes all backups properly (and shows their sizes afterwards). Then, when you click on one indexed backup to see what has been backed up, it shows that, and then is stuck. When you click on another backup, it does not change to that backup, but doesn't do anything for some time and then crashes. Used to be a good and useful program, though...
Fabro
Fabro
Oct 10 2012
2.2
4.5
Oct 10 2012
4.5
Version: 2.2
Useful app with a nice UI.
MisterE
MisterE
Jun 24 2012
2.2
4.5
Jun 24 2012
4.5
Version: 2.2
A top notch utility that I could not live without! It's a must have for anyone who manages more than a single TM backup for someone who only emails and browses the web on their computer. If you're a power user or working with multiple TM disks or perhaps disk image backups of TM disks (I do this before clean installs) BackupLoupe is the only way to go! Can't beat the price and it's maintained regularly. Interface was a little counterintuitive for me at first but then I read the help file, RTFM!, and I got it now. I discovered a lot of new features when I finally read the help file too. I wish it was possible to surgically remove something I backed-up by mistake but I know the purpose of this utility is to not write to the TM disk in any way so I know that's not going to happen. Given the choice of guaranteed data integrity by leaving it alone vs. being blamed every time someone corrupts their TM backup for whatever reason, I would always choose the former. So, if you're even on the fence trust me, a 15+ year Mac user, and just get it already. I'm not affiliated with soma-zone in any way. I just know a killer app when I see one and I knew this one was killer the first time I used it!
Frankof
Frankof
Feb 20 2012
2.2
3.0
Feb 20 2012
3.0
Version: 2.2
I've used BackupLoupe for quite some time, and generally like it. However, I noted that twice after using BackupLoupe, the "verification" process of TimeMachine killed my backup. The first time I could repair the affected sparsebundle, the second time the bundle was too corrupt to be repaired. It MAY be a coincidence, but in both cases the failed verification happened exactly with the first backup after using BackupLoupe. As far as I understand, BackupLoupe does not modify the backups itself, so the problem might be a scheduled TimeMachine running at the same time as BackupLoupe indexing. Or BackupLoupe doesn't mount or unmount the backups properly. Whatever the reason, I am now reluctant to use or recommend BackupLoupe.
avername
avername
Nov 24 2011
2.1.5
0.0
Nov 24 2011
0.0
Version: 2.1.5
Unfortunately not read the contents of the backup from Time Capsule(( Displays a list of digital archives, each of 8.35 MB. Mac OS 10.7.2
Joe-Porter
Joe-Porter
Nov 19 2010
2.1.2
0.0
Nov 19 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
A thoroughly useful utility. And a really good price - less than a Big Mac If used in superuser mode it can munge backups - but when used with some sense it is a wonderful tool. I managed to corrupt a terabyte or so of backups - but to be fair I was about to erase that disk anyway so it wasn't a big deal for me.
soma-zone
soma-zone
Nov 17 2010
2.1
0.0
Nov 17 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1
Some users are experiencing problems with indexing snapshots. I've uploaded a fix: http://www.soma-zone.com/download/files/BackupLoupe_2.1.2_RC1.zip I've had positive feedback about this fix already, but the release of version 2.1.2 will be postponed until I get confirmation from the remaining users who reported this problem. Thanks to anybody who helped me resolving this issue!
Frankof
Frankof
Nov 16 2010
2.1
3.0
Nov 16 2010
3.0
Version: 2.1
Latest version as of today crashes reproducibly when trying to index snapshots. Not usable any more, I had to revert to the prior version
Alanralanr
Alanralanr
Nov 16 2010
2.0.6
0.0
Nov 16 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.6
Loved the lack of copy protection and reasonable price. Paid quickly.
Herder-Of-Cats
Herder-Of-Cats
Nov 5 2010
2.0.6
2.0
Nov 5 2010
2.0
Version: 2.0.6
I can't find any meaningful help documentation. I'd absolutely do my own troubleshooting, but there isn't any documentation available within which to troubleshoot. The Knowledge base has six items, all having to do with purchasing serial numbers, basically. I'm trying to find a user's guide, so I know what are the features and functionality. And what is the meaning of the colored bars to the left and right of the list in the left panel? The product looks cool and I think it would be very helpful if I had a manual to use. Sorry team - this could be the best product in the world but if I don't know how to use it or what it means, it is worthless.
Rbtkid
Rbtkid
Oct 7 2010
2.0.5
5.0
Oct 7 2010
5.0
Version: 2.0.5
BackupLoupe is simple, clean, and gets the job done well and without fuss. I've just used it to save Gigabytes of space on my Time Machine volume. I can't believe it costs only $5. Given the cheap cost and the developer's trust of customers, I paid up almost right away. I gave it a 4 out of 5 for features, because I think it would be great if you could delete all backups of a file or folder from within BackupLoupe. This isn't a deal-breaker however, because it's easily done from within Time Machine itself.
june8
june8
Sep 24 2010
2.0.5
5.0
Sep 24 2010
5.0
Version: 2.0.5
Much better that its high priced competitor. Developer is very sensitive and helpful.
leoofborg
leoofborg
Sep 14 2010
2.0.5
0.0
Sep 14 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.5
Thanks to the Dev for fast tracking 2.05 and fixing that 'no index' bug.. I was wondering what was going on... Folks, Devs that are as proactive as the ones behind BackupLoupe do not grow on trees. $5 is a small price to pay for GOOD DEVS.
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
Aug 19 2010
2.0.3
5.0
Aug 19 2010
5.0
Version: 2.0.3
I'm very impressed. The interface both intuitive and highly capable, and it's not often that I see that combination in a piece of software this specialized.
soma-zone
soma-zone
Jul 12 2010
2.0.1
0.0
Jul 12 2010
0.0
Version: 2.0.1
Thanks for taking the time to review BackupLoupe. Please contact us regarding the exclusion list issue (Help menu/Report a problem…). If there is a problem, we will fix it. Thank you!
Borlox
Borlox
Jul 12 2010
2.0.1
4.0
Jul 12 2010
4.0
Version: 2.0.1
Pro: Useful insight into TM backups. Well-designed interface. Reasonable price. True shareware with no demo limitations. Con: Excluded items are added with pathnames based on /Volumes, unlike the TM prefpane. Exclusion list is hard to read. Might not work if the volume is renamed. Hung on quit the first time I ran it. Recommended for all TM users.
MaciMike
MaciMike
Jan 15 2010
1.8.4
0.0
Jan 15 2010
0.0
Version: 1.8.4
I would like to know can you delete items in Time Machine with this app? If anyone can help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Tomq
Tomq
Oct 7 2009
1.8
5.0
Oct 7 2009
5.0
Version: 1.8
Just Great! Allows me to completely review every Time Machine backup and then block unnecessary/unwanted files from being backed up using the Time Machine preference pane, saving space (and time) on my backup drives/volumes. (Could also use the BackupLoupe blocking option, but I like to use TM.) Color coding for different size files/folders is wonderful! Very well laid out structures to see exactly what is happening with TM backups. Trivially easy to use. Solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.
Dana-Sutton
Dana-Sutton
May 19 2009
1.0
5.0
May 19 2009
5.0
Version: 1.0
I started using Time Machine when it first came out, and I've always wanted some way of seeing logs so as I could understand what it's actually doing. So I'm very glad indeed to have this utility available. I have only one problem -- the author charges 0.90 Euros (using Paypal) and I'm afraid the cost of currency conversion might turn out to be more than the cost of the software. I've written to him suggesting that he charge his American customers $1.00 instead.
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4.5
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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