In How to open time machine progress bar window I asked a question regarding the version of OS X I had installed at that time, namely Lion. I got an answer matching that version, indicating that what I wanted was not possible. I accepted that answer, ticking the check mark.

Recently (or perhaps not that recently) there have been some answers indicating that what I wanted is possible these days. But I'm pretty confident that all those recent reports are for a newer version of OS X. And since I'm not running Lion myself any more, I cannot verify whether those answers do in fact apply to Lion.

So my question is this: should I change the accepted answer in order to keep the page up to date? If I do, should I remove the version tag as well? Or is it enough that the other answers are there (a bit down the page) for those who search, and leave tag and check mark where they are as an indication of the history of this question and its answers? I tend to do the latter, but the more new answers come in, the more I doubt whether ignoring them because they ignore the version tag is really the right choice.

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I would ask another question referring to the original for Lion but in the new question state what OS you need it for (in this case cheat and ask for the first one you know it works on)

The questions and answers are still useful as there are still people on Lion and Snow Leopard so the answers are not wrong. We would now be helping more people.

On some mailing lists I see people still asking about Tiger and Leopard I think they are using PPC) so even answers for this are useful

  • I don't think asking the same question for some more recent OS is useful, since apparently the information is readily accessible in more recent versions.
    – MvG
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 11:19
  • It is useful here as a search will get the old answer - we need the new answer as well. The current accepted answer is correct and should stay accepted + a new answer now could be accepted. A question cannot have two accepted answers so I this k we need two questions here so both correct answers can be accepted
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 11:22

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