OS X :: Using Time Machine Restoring On New HDD - Time Machine To Recognize The Backup

Nov 19, 2008

I just replaced my HD on my 15"MBP. The install went well until restoring my data from Time Machine. The apps came over fine but none of my data did. Yes, I checked all the boxes on the "restore from backup" menu.

Of course now when I start up time machine the backup isn't there. How do I get Time Machine to recognize the backup? I have it on two places - a time capsule and a separate external HD.

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OS X :: Restoring Backup From Time Machine?

Mar 3, 2009

so the restoring backup has left a big folder with all my backup on my desktop. How do I get my pictures into iphoto and tunes into itunes?

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OS X :: Restoring A Brand New Mac To A Time Machine Backup?

Sep 20, 2009

I won't be doing this for a very long time, but I am wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are of getting a brand new Mac and either:

a.) Restoring to a Time Machine backup from a four year-old Mac that is showing its age.


b.) Setting it up as a new Mac and manually transferring over all media, data, and applications.

If I restore it to a Time Machine backup, will it perform about as well as the four year-old Mac I'll be restoring it to (not including hardware advantages)? Or would it just be better to set it up as a new Mac and manually transfer everything over?

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Software :: Looking For Restoring From Time Machine Backup.

Jan 24, 2011

So my old macbook pro got damaged and I had a best buy extended warranty, they did a 100% backup of my hard drive, including system folders, and just gave me a new computer with the external hard drive. Now, they didn't do a Time Machine backup, so I just have an external harddrive with everything on it, Library, my home foler, etc. Is there any way I can 100% restore my new macbook from this? I opened migration assistant and selected restore from another disk but it isnt finding the external hard drive (but finder does find it.)

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OS X :: Restoring From Time Machine Backup After Replacing Harddrive?

Mar 18, 2008

I got a 320GB harddrive for my MacBook Pro and put it in there, I can format it in Disk Utility and everything. I am trying to restore my old system from my other harddrive onto this new bigger harddrive. I have a Time Machine backup and I booted my Mac OS X disc, but when I go to Utilities -> Restore from Time Machine backup and go through the menus I am stuck at "searching for discs" ... it's really starting to irritate me. Can I just bust out the Terminal and

cp -Rv /path/to/backup/Macintosh HD/* /Volumes/Macintosh HD/

or will that not work?

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OS X :: Restoring From Time Machine Backup Without Install Disk

Apr 8, 2009

I had to give up my Macbook Pro and am now going back to my Macbook. I have everything loaded on a Time Machine backup, but am having trouble getting to my Macbook. I bought a Leopard Install DVD back when they were released, but when I pulled it out I saw it is now scratched. Can I use a Macbook Pro Leopard install disk to restore my Time Machine backup to a Macbook? If not, is there any way to completely restore a computer from a Time Machine backup without an install disk?

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OS X :: Time Machine - Creating New Backup File After Restoring

Aug 9, 2009

I reinstalled OS X Leopard, restored from my Time Capsule, and now when it's backing up it wants to create a new file when I have a 200GB+ file already saved. How can I get it to start using that 200GB+ file and only saving the edits like before? (Please don't make me delete the 200GB file and backup everything again. )

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OS X :: Imac Won't Boot Up After Restoring From Time Machine Backup

Nov 14, 2009

I just got an imac and use the option to restore from my MacBookPro Time machine Backup.

When I restart the machine after the restoration, it won't boot pass the grey apple logo

why i'm not able to boot up from my restored high drive

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Windows On Mac :: Restoring Time Machine Backup From External HDD?

Nov 14, 2009

Okay I've had it with VMware Fusion 3, tried Parallels. The graphics capabilities are poor for my standard of work (we use 3DS Max and Maya for intensive modelling during studies). I know my graphics card is quite outdated (ATI X1600) but a lot of the graphics-intensive apps on the Mac side run very smooth.

So I'm going down the Boot Camp route since graphics-wise, it'll use the actual X1600 instead of some virtual one. It's telling me that I need to reformat into Mac OS Journaled or something, and some basic research tells me the only way to achieve this is a fresh install.

My question is, if I perform a Time machine backup onto my external drive, will it restore the applications/settings/files completely how they were, after I reinstall OS X?

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OS X :: Restoring Time Machine Backup - Need To Restart Computer

Jan 30, 2010

I'm having issues restoring from a time machine back-up. My old system was running 10.6, and I am using 10.5 install discs. I've tried it from various backups and I always get a 'you need to restart your computer' message upon booting up. I've now given up and just re-install 10.6 a fresh. I'm fairly confident restoring my music and documents wont be a problem, but will I be able to just drag and drop my apps onto my HDD? Do I need to copy the library folder across too, or is it just not possible and I'll have to start a fresh?

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Software :: Restoring IPhoto From Time Machine Backup

Jan 26, 2010

I did something with my iphoto and when I went to look at my pics they were all gone except the black screen had white outlines of every pic but I couldn't see the pictures. It wanted to build my thumbnail and for whatever reason I didn't choose yes. I think I should have. So, I thought time machine would pull all those photos back. I restored from earlier in the day when it was fine. I had about 4000 photos and after restore I ended up with over 40000 photos. It had put all the clipart and all kinds of photos in there from programs.

Also it duplicated every picture I had at least 3 times. I did go in a delete all the clipart pics. Now I have about 35000 pics. The photos now are not all large size when I click on them. A lot of them are really small when I try to open them. I can't even think about going through all of those pics individually. I thought the Time Machine would restore back to what it was previously with my 4000 or so pics. I'm running iphoto 6 so I can't see the pics when I go into the Finder.

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Applications :: ITunes Empty After Restoring From Time Machine Backup?

Sep 19, 2010

When I was setting up the MBP, I opted to restore from a Time Machine backup and expected everything to go off without a hitch.

When I opened iTunes though, everything was blank -- no songs or videos were listed at all. My playlists were still there though but also blank.

When I checked my Music folder in Finder, everything was still there so I tried manually adding one mp3 to see if it would show up on iTunes. iTunes just played the mp3 but it still wouldn't show up in the Music list.

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OS X :: Restoring Time Machine Backup On Blank Hard Drive

Apr 16, 2010

I have a question about upgrading the harddisk on my unibody macbook (last year's model). I have done a time machine backup and the macbook is running snow leopard. However, I currently don't have the snow leopard DVD with me, only the leopard DVD that came with the macbook. Can I still do the hard disk upgrade? In other words, can I boot with the leopard DVD, and restore back to snow leopard via time machine or do I need the snow leopard dvd?

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MacBook :: Restoring Time Machine Backup From Snow Leopard

Aug 11, 2010

My Macbook has not been running very stable and I decided to restore from a backup via Time Machine. My problem is my install disks are Leopard (10.5) and my backups are from Snow Leopard (10.6). I installed Snow Leopard from an Upgrade disk which I don't still have.

I have no luck restoring the Snow Leopard backups. My question is, how would I recover these backups without the Snow Leopard install disk? Is it possible or do I need to do a fresh install, upgrade then enter time machine via the OS itself?

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Intel Mac :: Restoring Bookmarks In Firefox From Time Machine Backup

Jun 8, 2012

I've accidentally deleted (fool that I am!) all my bookmarks from my Firefox browser. Can they be restored from a Time Machine backup? If so, how?

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restoring IPhoto From Backup - Cannot Open From Time Machine

Jun 28, 2012

I am trying to restore iPhoto from my backup and it will not allow me to open it from Time Machine. I'm following the protocol from Apple but still get the same "cannot open from Time Machine" message.

mac book, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Leopard

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OS X :: Time Machine Won't Recognize Existing Backup?

Nov 22, 2007

I'm having a perplexing issue with Time Machine. Time Machine (the app) recognizes all the backups made to its drive; however, System Preferences doesn't recognize the last backups and won't make automatic backups to the drive. When I try to force a backup, it starts an entirely new backup (as in, separate folder and the whole system).

I just want Time Machine and System Preferences to recognize the backup that I've been running for weeks.

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Intel Mac :: Time Machine Does Not Recognize Backup

Jun 15, 2012

I just did a clean install of Lion on my 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo iMac. Before I did that, I made sure that everything was backed up on an external drive through Time Machine. Now I want to restore everything and when I enter Time Machine, all that is visible for back ups are those that were done after the clean install of Lion. 

when I open the files on the external back up drive through Finder, I can still see all of the back ups that were completed, including the most recent that I want to use to restore my iMac. I am considering another clean install to start the process again. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo

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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 :: Older Mac Doesn't Recognize Newer Time Machine Backup

Jul 8, 2010

I got a new MBP (running Snow Leopard). I used Migration Assistant to migrate the data and setting from my old MBP (running Leopard) from my Time Capsule backup onto the new MBP. All went smoothly, and I used the new computer for a day to check all was well. This included testing Time Machine on the existing Time Capsule - all the old backups were there and it worked perfectly. the new computer also successfully added to these backups. So I wanted to refresh the old mac, so I booted from the old Leopard install disk, wiped the drive with Disk Utility, and did a clean install of Leopard. All was fine. Now I connected to the Time Capsule and attempted to use Migration Assistant to put a my stuff back onto the old computer. It wouldn't do this (couldn't see any backups). Does Migration Assistant only allow transfers from old systems onto new, not the other way round? This is a major bummer, if so. How can I get my stuff from my new computer back onto my old? Do I have to upgrade the old one to Snow Leopard in order to do this?

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MacBook Pro :: Time Machine Does Not Recognize Backup Disk After Yosemite

Dec 12, 2014

I have this issue in both macs I own, a 2010 MBP, and a 2012 Mac mini. After I upgraded to yosemite, Time Machine will not find my backup disk. I have been using the same network attached storage drive for 4 years for time machine backups. I has worked fine with all the macs I've owned until now. I can see the disk in Finder, I can go to disk utility and mount the Time Machine disk, but when I go to Time Machine preferences and try to select the list, the disk is not listed there, even though is mounted.

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OS X :: Time Machine Doesn't Recognize Old Backup / Logic Board Replacement

Oct 24, 2010

I recently had my logic board on my MacBook Pro replaced and when I tried to backup, Time Machine did not recognize the old backup on the drive and tries to create a new one. The drive is mounted fine.

Is there a way to continue using my old backup, or do I need to delete it and create a new one?

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OS X :: Logic Board Replaced - Time Machine Doesn't Recognize Old Backup?

Dec 31, 2008

Had to have the logic board in my Mac Pro replaced due to faulty audio input jack.

Time machine backs up to an external drive (DROBO array).

When I brought the machine back home, time machine does not recognize the old backup (last backup never) and doesn't have room to backup a new system because the old TM files take up most of the drivespace.

Is there a way to "force" time machine to accept an old TM backup file? I don't want to delete everything and start again. I assume this is because the logic board (motherboard) was replaced.

Note that the system drive and all internal hard drives were not modified, and the OS was not reinstalled or anything like that.

One other item: the tech forgot to run some software at apple and my machine currently has no serial number (about this mac...) assigned. They are sending out a tech to fix this - does time machine back up based on serial number?

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OS X :: Time Machine Doesn't Recognize Old Backup After Logic Board Replacement

Sep 2, 2009

I recently had my logic board on my MacBook Pro replaced and when I tried to backup, Time Machine did not recognize the old backup on the drive and tries to create a new one. The drive is mounted fine.

Is there a way to continue using my old backup, or do I need to delete it and create a new one?

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Applications :: Time Machine Taking Long Time To Backup - Changing Backup Time?

Dec 11, 2009

I have looked into this a lot already. It is to much that Time Machine backs up every single hour! It would be nice to set it to something like 3 or 5 hours. I have tried a 3rd party app to do this, but... If my computer was off or asleep when it was supposed to back up, it would get an error. It would not just do the backup when i turned it on or when it came out of sleep like stock Time Machine does. I have also seen a way to change the time incraments in the Terminal.(I am very good with it, not a noob) I have tried this and it screws up time machine completely. Maybe it does not work with the newest OS X. By the way... I have a 2010 MacBook Pro, got it 2 months ago.

Does anyone know a solid 3rd party app, that will work seamlessly. Or has anyone changed the time in Terminal and are currently using something different than 1 hour. There is a lot of examples online, but I would like the codeing that you literally used.

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OS X :: Restoring Itunes From Time Machine After Restoring Factory Settings?

Jan 18, 2010

I just bought and installed snow leopard and when i did i restored to factory settings so i could start fresh. However i wanted to restore my itunes back to how it was, but i can seem to work it out. If someone could tell me an easy way to do

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OS X :: Restoring Time Machine From Old G4 To New MBP?

Jun 11, 2009

I upgraded my old PBG4 to a new MBP yesterday. On my PBG4 I have an external drive with Time Machine backup. I noticed in setting up the new machine that I could migrate old user data to the new mac, and one of the options was via a Time Machine disk. Does this work, even if you're going between machines?

The old computer is a PowerPC laptop and the new one is Intel. Are there differences in things like drivers and stuff or would all the data and settings transfer over no problems? I always figured that the restore from Time Machine was to restore a backup onto the same machine (i.e. recover from a crash or OS corruption) but don't know if it works from going between an old machine and a new one?

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OS X :: Restoring From Time Machine For The First Time

Apr 16, 2009

I'm upgrading my hard drive in...oh...about 5 minutes.

I plan to restore from Time Machine. About 100 gb worth of files.

How long should this take?

Will I be able to use my computer while it's restoring?

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Hardware :: Can Time Machine Backup External Drive Attached To Time Capsule?

Mar 11, 2009

I have an external 500gb drive plugged into my brand new Time Capsule. The 500gb drive basically stores my entire library of music and my iTunes points to this external drive.

Is it possible to have time machine backup all information on the 500gb drive to the time capsule, so encase the external drive takes a dump, I don't loose my entire music library? Maybe time machine is already doing this, I am not sure.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Capsule, Time Machine Is Asking To Make A Full Backup?

Mar 11, 2012

I have a MacBook Air and a Time Capsule - both from november 2011.Using Time Machine is givning me som problems.It works fine for some days, an is backing up as planned.But at least 5 times since I got the Time Capsule, Time Machine is asking to make a full Backup, and when I look in Time Machine, it says that there is no "old backup". It has been runing since november 2011.When I start a new backup, as it ask for, it takes at least 24 hours to finish - some times even longer.Is this normal? If not, what do I do?

Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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