IMac (Intel) :: Can Upgrade To 10.6 Snow Leopard Then Restore Files With Time Machine?

Sep 4, 2014

I have an early 2006 iMac with 10.5.8, and I am having hard drive problems.  I want to reformat my drive, then install 10.6.  Can I do that, then restore my files with Time Machine?  Will it restore applications?

iMac 17" Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz 2Gb Mem, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Clean Install Then Restore Files With Time Machine?

Aug 28, 2009

I ordered the $29 upgrade online. I was wondering if I could do a hard drive format and fresh install then restore my photos and documents and mp3s from my Time Capsule using Time Machine. This would probably free up even more HD space and make the OS cleaner and fresher, no? Would this be possible?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Get Time Machine Restore Done On IMac

Mar 25, 2012

Having issues getting a Time Machine restore done on my iMac running Snow Leopard. I was using a Seagate GoFlex Home network drive for the Time Machine Backups and my main drive failed and had to be replaced. When trying to restore the Time Machine does not recognize that the GoFlex has a backup to restore from. I have tried several different strategies around this. I used the terminal to make hidden files visible and I can then see some hidden files and directories on the GoFlex Home but still no actual time machine files.

I then got the adaptor for the Network Drive to turn it into an external USB 3.0 drive. I could then see and mount a time machine directory that was now visible as .timemachinebackup on the GoFlex Drive. When I reboot with install disk to perform restore the GoFlex Drive is not recognized as having any backups to restore from. Is there another terminal command or some type of special mounting I am missing? BTW - The GoFlex Drive appears as a NTFS drive in the Disk Utility.

iMac 24 inch, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 DUO 4 GB SDRAM

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Intel Mac :: Restore Particular Picture From Time Machine In Snow Leopard And IPhoto 11?

Feb 29, 2012

Recently i bought and instal external hard drive for the pictures, movies and music, configured time capsule to back up this data, and I did it to speed up my Imac (the hdd was full, so I erase all content from it). Throug the time machine I can reache movies but I cant viwe particular picture in iphoto library and restore it. Imac have os x snow leopard and iphoto 11?

Info:iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.3

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Intel Mac :: Damaged Install Disk For Snow Leopard, Restore From Time-machine?

Jun 19, 2012

I got SMART warning about my hard disk, I got it replaced by a shop, but said I would do OS restore myself. (cant afford cost )Thought it would be simple - but it is anything but.  It appears my install DVD is damaged, so was not able to boot with Grey OS install disk - holding the C key.I managed to get iMac to boot up using the old disk  - using firewire dock. However I was not able to restore old disk and OS to new disk, Due to IO read error.(this is why I had the SMART warning). So I am unable to get the OS on the new HD using the old disk or the DVD as these are both damaged.  The computer is running, so I thought I would try buying and downloading LION - then using the migration tool .  The download is still running after 2 days.I went to apple store, and was told that they cannot replace DVD , so I should bring in the iMac = and pay for the restore.  Dont wish to do this. As I have the computer and OS running, is there anything I can do to get a time machine restore from another backup disk (USB).

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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OS X :: Time Machine And Snow Leopard Restore?

Jun 14, 2009

I am a little new to Time Machine, so I was wondering if anyone could answer this? I am currently using Time Machine to backup my Mac. I am running Leopard and I want to move to Snow Leopard when it comes out. When i get Snow Leopard, I will perform a reformat on my hard drive so its a nice fresh install. My question is what options will I get when I get when I go to install it as I have Time Machine? I'll be honest and say I'll be happy to just copy across my iTunes, iPhoto, contacts and calender over to Snow Leopard and not worry about anything else (stuff like downloading Firefox takes seconds and isn't a problem). Is this an option? Can i just install Snow Leopard totally fresh, then connect the Time Machine drive and copy the iTunes (etc etc) folders/files/docments over to my fresh install?

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OS X :: Can't Go Back In Time Machine To Restore Leopard Files?

Sep 27, 2009

I'm trying to go back in time machine to when I had Leopard, but it won't let me, all those options are listed, but are grayed out. I can choose to go back in time to the days TM has backed up SL though?

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OS X :: Restore Data From Time Machine On Snow Leopard?

Aug 24, 2009

I like many of you Mac users am very interested in Snow Leopard. I'm wondering however, if I decide to do a clean installation, will I be able to bring back all my files with Time Machine like you could do with Leopard? (I remember when I first connected my Time Machine HDD to my current computer it asked me if I wanted to restore my data) Also, will my Apps also be in restored onto Leopard? Or would it just be my files?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Restore Backup From Time Machine In 10.6.8

Feb 28, 2012

I am running 10.6.8 on my MacPro (early 2008). I have 4 internal hard drives. The main boot drive has 10.6.8 and the secondary drive with a system has Lion. I cannot completely upgrade to Lion on my main drive until all my software is compatible.My main boot drive started acting like it's in slow motion 2 days ago. No matter what I do (DiskWarrior, Disk Utility, zap PRAM, fix permissions) nothing seems to work. Every mouse click or movement gives me the dreaded spinning wheel and it hangs for about 5 min and then does what it's supposed to do.

I have logged into a new account w/ no special 3rd party apps or utilities and it still does the same thing. Hard drive diagnostics say my hard drive is ok. I have tried reinstalling the 10.6.8 combo update but that hangs after a few minutes of starting. I thought about restoring a Time Machine backup from 1 day before this happened, but before I attempt a full disk backup, need to ask what to do so as not lose everything. I assume I must boot up from another disk or hard drive, correct? Can I simply select all the system folders and apps folder or do you think I should do a complete restore?

Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Time Machine Restore Strategy?

Mar 29, 2012

I'm using a combination of Super Duper and Time Machine to back up my Mac Pro at work. My question is this (and at this point it is hypothetical): Let's say I need to do a complete restore of my system. The Time Machine backup is current and the Super Duper clone is a couple of days old. I know how to reverse the clone in Super Duper. To restore the files that Time Machine has and Super Duper doesn't have, would I search the Time Machine backup for all files created since the Super Duper clone and restore them? Or is there a better way? I know I could do a complete restore from Time Machine, but I am comfortable with Super Duper. We would be talking about two or three days' worth of files that may not be in the clone. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Time Machine Full After Restore

Apr 12, 2012

I recently suffered the 'pleasure' of a HD failure in my 2008 24".An apple engineer replaced the drive and reinstated my data from time machine - all good so far.  However, my mac doesnt want to relink with my existing backups and continue the save/delete old entries like before.I can still access my old backups, but It seems to want to create a new time machine on the very little space i have left on the drive for new backups.Is there a way of relinking to the previous backup or is it a case of wipe/restart, which i'd like to avoid.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Restore A Second Volume From Time Machine?

Apr 15, 2012

I lost an external hard drive due to failure. Luckily, I found out that for some reason Time Machine had backed up the drive's volume along with my startup internal drive.Now I just want to restore that lost drive's volume folder from Time Machine to a NEW external drive. However, I imagine that if I merely click "Restore" from Time Machine app it will attempt to put this volume (which is 100GB) onto my internal drive.

Is there a way to direct the location of the restore of that volume folder to my new external drive? Or can I just go into my Time Machine Backup drive and drag and drop the volume contents from the Time Machine volume onto it?

Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Quad Core, Intel Xeon

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Restore From Time Machine Failed?

May 18, 2012

Had hd failure, replaced drive, restored time machine BU.  Bu completed successfully.  Most programs fail immediately. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Restore Mini Mac 10.6.8 By Time Machine

May 27, 2012

how can i restore my mini mac 10.6.8 by time machine

Mac mini (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Restore From Time Machine Without Snow Leopard Disc?

Dec 20, 2010

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Intel Mac :: Time Machine System Restore - Space Taken Up But No Files Seen

May 31, 2012

I've had a new hard drive installed on my iMac, (and the place that did it for me also installed 10.6 OS). Now, when I plugged in an external hard drive I had been using with time machine (and OS 10.5), and clicked 'restore' in the time machine interface, it transferred 200+gigs of data onto the new hard drive. However, I can't see any files anywhere - only see that that much space is now taken on the new hard drive. I've since read elsewhere that I should have used 'migration assistant' to do the job, but before I do this, I what to get rid of the 200+gig of data taking up room. How do I do this without a fresh install of the OS? (I don't have disks for 10.6).Or will the time machine restore (with migration assistant) not work between 10.5 & 10.6?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Drive Locked After Time Machine Restore?

Apr 3, 2012

I've restored my Mac OS x (10.6.8) from a time machine backup after reformatting the iMac's hard drive.After restoring all my files the external drive that time machine uses is locked and I cannot seem to get it to unlock itself. I've tried resetting the permissions on the "get info" panel without any success (Did a restart after every change- it just seems to go back to custom priviledges). I've also toggled the "Ignore Ownership" toggle on and off- again followed by a restart each time. 

The external drive is connected by Firewire 800 and is a RAID 1 configuration using two 2Tb drives.I don't want to lose my existing time machine files on that external disc- hense formatting it is out of the question.. 

External drive & Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Restore The Current IPhoto Using Time Machine Back-up?

Apr 25, 2012

Can I restore the current iPhoto using my Time Machine back-up?  If so (I hope & pray), how would I do that?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Time Machine Before Or After Upgrade To Lion?

Jul 6, 2012

I have always backed up all of my important data on to external Hard Drives/CD's/DVD's etc manually however to make life easier, I have now decided to start using Time Machine (should have done so a long time ago I know). I am also about to upgrade my iMac from Snow Leopard to Lion. My question is, should I perform a Time Machine back up before the upgrade or would it make sense to upgrade to Lion first & then perform the Time Machine back up. 

The only advantage I can see by running Time Machine before the upgrade is in case there is an error/corruption in the upgrade process but having never used TM

Mac OS X (10.7.2), iMac G4 15" 700, 2nd Gen iPod 10GB, iPhone 16GB, iPhone 3G 16GB

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MacBook Pro :: Restore Time Machine Backup Of Snow Leopard After Upgrading To Lion?

Feb 26, 2012

I upgraded to Lion and cannot access my Quicken files. I understand that I have to go back to Snow Leopard to export the Quicken files, but I don't see how to restore Snow Leopard from Time Machine. Or, how to boot up directly to the external drive?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Time Machine Freezes / Slow After Snow Leopard Upgrade

Sep 10, 2009

I have a mid-2008 (June) MBP 15". Just upgraded to SL last night. I am having a serious issue with time machine. I've been using it with the same external HD since I bought my mac last year. No issues up until I installed SL last night. This morning (my first backup since upgrading), time machine started backing up (~ 9Gb) but just stops at around 300Mb. The clock keeps spinning, but there is no change in the amount backed up.

I'm reading that other folks are having this issue as well. Has anyone figured something out? I've run disk repair (nothing found), restarted my mac & external HD (several times each), and cancelled and restarted the time machine backup (several times). Each time it freezes at a different amount (i.e. 34Mb, 284.2Mb, etc...).

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IMac (Intel) :: Can't Restore Time Machine File

Sep 12, 2014

I tried following the Pondini instructions for restoring individual files but I must be doing something wrong. To restore the address book, he says "open finder window". No problem. Then "enter time machine then navigate to the backup in question". When I open time machine, it only wants to back up. I can't access any files from there. I can only access the files from the backup folder but then there is no "restore" button. How do I restore the address book that I backed up in time machine?

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IMac (Intel) :: Restore Gmail Messages From Time Machine?

Jun 20, 2014

Recently my hard drive crashed.  All attempts to revive it failed. I have used Time Machine for years to save my backups on an external hard drive. Can I get Gmail emails I saved to my iMac saved to a flash drive for archiving on my Gmail account?  If so, how would I go about extracting and saving the email messages from my Time Machine backups?  I have a PC laptop and access to another iMac.  I would also like to copy several audio books I had in iTunes. How could I access them?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Restore Itunes Music Folder From Time Machine To An External Portable Hard Drive?

Feb 18, 2012

How do you restore your itunes music folder from time machine back-up to an external portable hard drive?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Restore From Time Machine After SSD Upgrade

Sep 4, 2014

Macbook Pro 13" mid-2009, 10.7.5 Lion..I just swapped out my 160GB  HDD with a 250GB SSD on my MBP. When I booted up, I pressed Command-R to try to get into recovery mode but all it does was showing a gray folder with a question mark on it. 

I had previously backed up my HDD with time machine. My original HDD is no longer available because I tried to upgrade to Mavericks (since the command-R was not working) and upon restarting my MBP was locked with system pin code (that is another nightmare all by itself) 

What are my options besides getting a 10.7 Lion CD from the apple store and try to boot it up that way? and then restore from time machine? Any other way I can get into receovery mode? 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Unable To Recover Time Machine Files?

Mar 23, 2012

I'm running Time Machine on a Western Digital network storage device from my iMac.  It works fine.  I can go back any amount of time and recover files as they were backed up then.  But I also want to be able to depend on Time Machine backups to allow me to recover files if my iMac goes down.  So just as a test, I tried to use the Browse Other Time Machine Disks feature from my MacBook Air.  I can't make it work.  It shows me a Choose Time Machine Disk to Browse window, but there are no disks in the choose pane. 

People have been telling me that I have to "mount" the volume, but I see no way to do so.  Clicking Go - Connect to Server - Browse, shows me that the backup disk is there; it's called <mydiscname>-backup.  But when I try to connect to it I get an immediate connection failure. 

 I'm beginning to suspect that there is no way to restore from another computer when the Time Machine backups are on a network storage device?  If this is true, people need to know it and stop using network storage for Time Machine, as it won't be safe if their principal Mac goes down. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Permission To Access Files In Time Machine?

Jun 11, 2012

I am trying to restore photoshop files I created and seem to have erased by mistake. For some of the files Time Machine gives me the following message :

The opreation cannot be completed because you don't have permission to access " filename" 

I created these files and they are important and I do not know what else to do to retrieve them. 

I work with OS  10.6.8 on an Intel iMac. 

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IMac PPC :: Time Machine; Transferring An Intel Lion TM Onto A Leopard Machine?

Feb 27, 2012

I have my data saved on an external hard drive (OS 10.7) as I sold my previous Mac and am thinking about buying a power pc iMac using Leopard - does anyone know whether this will be able to open and transfer my data to the older Mac?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Time Machine Fails To Backup Crucial Files?

Mar 12, 2012

So I just started using Time Machine (had been using CCC). A quick scan of my backup shows that it's not backing up my Outlook email database file. This missing file is very concerning to me. First of all, this is one of my most important files, needless to say. But also, it makes me wonder, what other important files might Time Machine be deciding to skip without my knowledge. I went into my Time Machine preferences and have no exclusions in there

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Emptying Trash Of Time Machine Backup Files?

Apr 13, 2012

I made the mistake of deleting an unwanted set of Time Machine backups using the finder.  Now I get an error message when I attempt to empty the trash.  I have tried operating in safe mode and using option+empty, but neither works.   

I understand there is a command that one can issue in Terminal to erase those trash files, but I wasn't able to find it.

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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