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Nov 30, 2014

Macbook Pro (2012) hard drive died. Have full Time Machine backup on external hard drive. Installed new drive in the Macbook, installed Snow Leopard from original CD, and then did the upgrade to Yosemite. Connected the external drive with the TM archive and started Migration Assistant. It sees the TM archive drive and says "choose a volume from the list below" and does not present a list (which I presume would be a list of the TM backup dates). At this point there is no alternative to quitting Migration Assistant. 

how to get my data out of the TM archive?

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