I leave a hard disk on the floor next to the couch backing up with time machine. Today I was installing a new copy of vBulletin, but they use an awful disk structure of code+resources in one folder, so when I replaced my forums folder with theirs, I inadvertently wiped out the images that my forums user interface uses.
Well, time machine to the rescue!:
- Navigate to my images folder
- Click Time Machine on the dock
- Click back arrow
- See the missing “a2” folder, select it
- Click restore
- Upload files to server
Awesome, awesome, awesome.