FileGoBack 1.1.1 Build 102

An easy to use and very powerful Mac OS X application that enables you to quickly find previous versions of a file that has been backed up via Apple's Time Machine
By using the Apple Time Machine application you can easily backup your documents and project files to an external drive with minimal efforts. The application also provides a Restore interface where you can browse the backup and choose to resurrect data, but finding a specific file this way takes time.

Easy to install solution for finding specific files within a Time Machine backup

Working with FileGoBack is extremely easy because the application places an entry in the Services list included in the Finder contextual menu. This way, the entire search procedure is reduced to selecting the file and choosing the FileGoBack entry in the contextual menu.

However, you can also achieve the same result by opening a new GoBack window via the FileGoBack menus: select the file you want to analyze via the automatically launched Finder window. Last but not least, you can trigger the search by simply dragging and dropping files on top of the app’s icon.

Effortlessly identify file versions within Time Machine backups

FileGoBack quickly searches for the indicated file inside all your Time Machine backups and creates a list of found versions: for each entry you can see the files size, the creation date, the document owner, and more. Via the FileGoBack main window, you can easily preview and restore any of the detected file versions.

Keep in mind that, if you have multiple Time Machine archives, going through all of them  takes a lot of time. For your convenience, FileGoBack enables you to stop the search as soon as you find a suitable file version.

Powerful and streamlined solution for finding Time Machine file versions in no time

FileGoBack is a great tool to have around if you are using the Apple Time Machine application to backup your data and you want to access older files versions without any hustle. The utility integrates in your Services menu, includes support for drag and drop actions, and allows you to preview files before restoring.

Reviewed by , last updated on June 12th, 2014

file size:
994 KB
developed by:
Sheep Systems
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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FileGoBack - The FileGoBack functions are easily accessible via the Finder contextual menu.FileGoBack - In the FileGoBack main window you can easily select the file version you want to restore.
What's New in This Release:
  • When user chooses to restore a file from a Time Machineā„¢ backup, the Save dialog now reliably opens to the same folder where the existing file is.
  • Now signed with our Developer ID, so that new users can launch it in Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Fixed a bug which could (but probably never did) cause a crash if an error, such as the Time Machine backup disk being unavailable, occurred.
  • When an error such as the Time Machine backup disk being unavailable, occurs, the empty GoBack window now goes away automatically after the user is alerted.
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Application description

FileGoBack is a minimalist Mac app designed to help you find files within your the Apple's Time Machine backups in no ...

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