OS X Technologies :: Cannot Find Past File Version Using Time Machine

May 2, 2012

For some reason time machine does not react when I want to enter to find a past file version.

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Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.3), MacBook Pro / G-Raid2 640GB

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OS X Technologies :: Can't Open The Program Time Machine Located In The Folder /applications/time Machine

Mar 13, 2012

can't open the program time machine located in the folder /applications/time machine anymore, message says program ain't working for unknown reaason, but I still can open time machine in the menu bar. any clues what the trouble might be? and/or is there any way to reinstall time machine only on os x 10.7.3? 

btw., on the system backup hd which is a mirror of the imac system, the programm still works

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Can't Get Past Time Machine Screen

Apr 12, 2010

at least I think it's the time machine screen...

I've never used a MAC but I bought this imac for my wife because she thought it was the best looking computer in the world....

After it boots up, when i click on any icon, a calculator, a clock, and a calendar pop up on the screen. I can make them disappear but clicking on anything brings them back...
and that's where I'm stuck.

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OS X :: Laptop Can't Get Past 99% Calculating Changes In Time Machine?

Oct 18, 2009

To begin with, I am using a WD (Western Digital?) external hard drive that I back up to wirelessly through an Apple wireless router. The hard drive is divided into three sections - one for each of two iMacs and one for my laptop. The iMacs back up automatically, but I manually start Time Machine for my laptop since it is not always on and not always in my home. I am having problems only with the laptop backing up - both iMacs back up to the HD just fine. Also, if it matters here, my laptop's internal HD recently crashed and I got it replaced at the Apple store, and restored it from a backup that did work two weeks ago.

Basically the issue is that I try to initiate Time Machine now with the proper partition opened on the external HD and it reaches 99% after a slow process of "Calculating Changes" and freezes there. This is true wirelessly and if I jack the laptop into the external HD directly with the cord. After several minutes, the fan starts up. After what feels like a pretty long time, it suddenly starts over in "Calculating Changes", reaches 99%, and once again freezes.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? I am hesitant to blame it on getting a new HD, but that IS the only major thing that has changed since I last backed up. I am pretty sure it is a software issue since both iMacs back up with no problems.

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Applications :: Time Machine Deleting Past Backups

Mar 29, 2009

I don't know if its supposed to do this or not because I am a new time machine user. I have a HFS + Backup Drive using the GUID partition table that is used by time machine. Yesterday I had quite a few backups in my backup directory, today I come on to find that some of these backups are missing. Does it delete some backups?

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't Get Past White Loading A Screen After Restoring From Time Machine Backup

Jun 21, 2014

I am aware there are others threads of my problem however they date back years ago and after trying their solutions it still does not work. 

After using Time Machine to restore my hard drive from a backup, I can't get past the white loading screen with apple logo after system restart during restore process. Ive gone into disk utility and repaired hard drive - it's fine. So I know this is a software glitch. I've also tried resetting SMC & PRAM (whatever those mean). No success and i cannot get past the white loading screen. 

I'm running Mavericks (latest) on a late 2009 iMac

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine Cannot Complete My Backup

Jan 31, 2012

Time machine cannot complete my backup because 'an error occurred while creating the backup folder'.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine: Determine How Far Along The Backup Is?

Apr 29, 2012

I am backing up for the first time with Time Machine. There is nothing in the progress bar. How do I determine how far along the backup is?

Info:
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: How To Delete Range Of Time Machine Backups

Feb 6, 2012

Is there a way to delete a range of time machine backups, say all dates from the first backup to 1/10/2012 (as an example).I know how to delete a single backup for a given date/time through the TM interface, however, deleting them one-at-a-time is rather laborious and time consuming if I wanted to delete a large number of them to free up space. Is there a way to select a "range" to delete, or am I stuck doing it one backup at a time?

Info:
PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine Is Contuously Backing Up / It Never Stops

Apr 26, 2012

Time machine is contuously backing up - it never stops - this slows down my computer.

Info:
Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine Just 'stops' Copying Data

Jun 12, 2012

I have Time Machine set up to backup my laptop, and it works just fine. I then decided, having enough space to spare, to point Time Machine of my girlfriend's laptop to the same backup location (she had been backing up to an external drive).

After setting everything up (network location, password, and everything), Time Machine happily starts backing up: Until it just stops copying/transferring data. 

I start with a fresh, new, clean backup and I get no error message of any kind; after Time Machine selected the files to back up (= first run, so everything gets selected; that's about 40gb) it starts copying everything. But then it just stops. No errors, no progress, no anything.

This usually happens after having copied between 1 and 3 gb (I tried multiple times). Being on a gigabit ethernet, the copying is pretty fast; the first gb takes minutes. I even proceeded to letting the laptop run its backup through the night; even after a dozen hours, the indicator still is stuck at "1.27 gb of 40.24 gb" (or whatever). 

I went so far as to check the laptop's hard drive (no errors). The backup system appears to work just fine; after all, Time Machine starts the backup just fine and doesn't report any errors or issues. (Also, if there was something wrong with it, it shouldn't work with my own laptop, either.) The only difference I could think of is that my laptop runs Lion, while my girlfriend's still runs Snow Leopard (both to their respective newest versions; could this discrepancy be the cause of any incompatibilities?). 

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OS X Technologies :: How To Disable Time Machine's Post-Backup Thinning

Apr 15, 2012

One of my Time Machine backup disks is huge – 3TB – and isn't even close to full. (I run a backup on that disk only a couple of times a month.) Nonetheless, after TM finishes a backup it does a "post-backup thinning" operation and deletes some "expired" backups. Clearly, this thinning is not needed to save space, as the drive has almost 2TB of free space.  I don't want it to remove those backups, yet, because someday I might want to recover a file from that particular backup. How do I configure TM so that it will not do any post-backup thinning?  I don't see any options via tmutil and I'm hopeful that someone might know little-known 'defaults write' sort of trick. I use OSX 10.7.3 Lion, and my TM disks are external USB hard drives.

Info:
Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine Always Backs Up Entire Hard Drive?

May 13, 2012

Every time I back up to my external drive Time Machine automatically backs up the whole hard drive which is very time consuming. This happens every time I back up. It's supposed to only add new files, not do the whole thing. Haven't changed user name or any of the things mentioned in other discussions that will cause this. Does some setting need to be changed?

Info:
MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine Partition And Cloned Offsite Backup

Jun 18, 2012

I am new to mac and I am exploring my back up options.I have a macbook pro running OS X 10.7.4 - Lion.It has a 750 GB internal hardrive.I have some data that I require to be online all the time i.e. on the internal hardrive (say 500GB) and additional data that can be on an external hardrive and accesed when needed (say another 500GB).I would like to back up all my data and also have an additional offsite back up.Is the following possible / a good idea, and how would I execute it: 2 Large external hard drives:With 2 Partitions - the first partician for time machine and the second for my offline data, these could be 1TB each for example.I would plug this in regularly to back up my macbook and if I needed to access the offline data.Another 1 TB drive that is a complete clone of the first. I would use this once a week to create the clone and then store offsite.


Info:
MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Technologies :: Add Time/date Stamp To Screen Capture File Names?

Jul 4, 2012

I'm trying to add time/date stamp to my screen capture file names. (at the moment it's just 'Picture 1' etc..)I've tried the following command  in terminal but have not had success.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture name "datestamp" at "timestamp" 

Info:
Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine Stops Backing Up To External Disk - System Freezes

Feb 27, 2012

I have used Time Machine to backup my data on an external hard drive with ample space for the past year. However, for the past month or so when plug in my hard drive and try to back up my files using Time Machine, it completely freezes my computer, to the point where I need to hold down the power button for 10+ seconds and completely restart. At first I thought this might be due to not enough RAM, but discovered it does this even if all other programs are closed.

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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IMac PPC :: Why Won't Update Past Version 10.4

May 12, 2012

I want to update my G5, but is this not possible? It won't let me sync my iphone to itunes because version out of date. Is this computer too old?

Info:
iMac G5 (17-inch iSight), Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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Hardware :: How To Use Time Capsule For Time Machine And File Share

Jun 26, 2010

I've just hooked up my 2 Tb time capsule, which is supposed to be the destination for time machine and also have a share folder to share music on the network. Originally I wanted to partition the drive, but since that appears to be such a headache I'll probably make do with one partition.

if time machine will try to overwrite the share folder when it runs out of disc space?

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Find Time Machine - How To Know About It

Feb 20, 2009

I moved at the beginning of the month. Got internet transferred on the 12th. Internet has been acting funny for about 3 weeks (yes, starting a few days before the move). Time Machine has been doing fine for this whole time. Suddenly, last night, while on the internet, a message about Airport and Time Machine popped up. It was late, so I closed my computer with the intention of fixing it this morning. Opened book this morning to find no airport signal, no network with my name on it, no connection to Time Machine, can't locate all of my backups, can no longer finish a backup...

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OS X :: How Can I Find What Time Machine Is Backing Up

Oct 2, 2009

I have noticed that my Time Machine-backups are quite big. 1+GB a day is not unheard of. How can I tell what data Time Machine is backing up, so I could determine where all that data is coming from? I don't download all that much stuff (no P2P for example), so I have no idea where it gets all that data to back up. Is there a tool I could use for this?

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OS X Technologies :: Time Machine Doesn't Back Up To AirPort Extreme AirPort Disks

Feb 12, 2012

I have previously time machine backups for two macbook pros on same drive. However, I connect the drive to the airport extreme and although I see the drives and the backups, I can not access the files over Airport Extreme.

Info:MAC Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Find The Time Machine Password?

Mar 12, 2012

Where can i find the time machine password?

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Imac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Find Password For Time Machine?

Jun 6, 2012

How can I find my password for my time machine? My 13 year old helped me set it up and we don't recall the password but don't want to reset the whole machine.

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MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Cannot Find TC Any Longer

Jun 7, 2012

I use a TC for wireless backup at home. When I return home after being away, Time Machine usually finds the TC and resumes its routine. Now this doesn't work any more. Even though the TC appears in the sidebar and is recognized by Airport Utility, when I select "Back Up Now" I get a message saying "the backup disk couldn't be found". I recently updated the OS to 10.7.4.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't Find Files On Time Machine

Jun 4, 2014

I have an external hard drive where I backup my Macbook Pro.  I recently upgraded to Mavericks and now I can't find old files on time machine.  I am looking for a file around a certain date, but no matter what date I look at in time machine - the files and data seem to be the same. 

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X :: Find Web Bookmarks On The Time Machine Hard Drive?

Dec 1, 2010

I have an external hard drive that I use to back up my Mac with Time Machine. Where on that drive would I be able to find web bookmarks that I have since deleted from Safari?I don't want to reset all on my bookmarks, just look up one.

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Applications :: Time Machine Cannot Find Backup Volume?

Feb 20, 2009

I just got my Mac back from a repair at the Apple Store. I was very excited to have everything back. However, Time Machine cannot back up! The error given is that the backup volume "cannot be found."

I've tried rebooting, remounting the drive and doing checks on it. Everything checks out. I can even write and read to and from the backup volume just fine via Finder. The only issue is that Time Machine can't. What's the problem? How do I fix it?

Attached is a screenshot of my Finder window next to the Time Machine Sys Prefs window.

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OS X :: Lost A Track On Itunes - How To Find It On Time Machine

Mar 7, 2009

I copied my itunes folder and in the process I have lost a few songs. I want to find them on time machine? as I have re installed the software on my make I can open prev back ups; ut song was not i itunes music. It still shows on itunes list and asks if I want to find it? I cant.

How do I search for it in spotlight?

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OS X :: How To Find Large Files In Time Machine Backup

Mar 12, 2010

Is there any way to find and delete large "unwanted" files from a Time Machine backup on a Time Capsule? Lets say you have some big ISO-files you want to remove but don't know at what date they were backed up.I tried to mount the Time Machine backup image and locate big files with GrandPerspective but it didn't really work.

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Intel Mac :: Where Can Find Backup Mails In Time Machine

Mar 25, 2012

mac online did a complete resetting and reinstallation on my iMac.

in this process they lost my mails, fortunatly there is a backup in Time Machine but i can not find the mails that i left on the left column in mail under "in my mac" where do i find them and how can they be restored again?

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), mail

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