Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 5:43 PM (in response to gottalovemymac)
You don't touch Time Machine backups in the Finder. You open the Time Machine app or choose Enter Time Machine from the TM menu, then access your backups via the "Star Wars" interface.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 5:53 PM (in response to thomas_r.)
Yup, I know that. That's where it does not work.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 6:04 PM (in response to AussieDJ)
it's not that I can't see it, it's that when I do see it and I want to restore it, I dont have permission to open!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 6:11 PM (in response to gottalovemymac)
Welll you could:
If they are all in 1 directory then you can change the permissions for them as a whole.
Open up Terminal (Remember case sensitive).
Let's say the folder is on your desktop called 'Old'
You would type into terminal either the full path: cd /Backup/gottalovemymac/Timemachine
Now we can just change the permission settings for all the files & folders at once with 1 command.
sudo chmod -R a+rwx Timemachine
chmod is the command, -R means a directory tree, a= means all, rwx=read write execute and Timemachine is your directory path.
You may need to type: sudo chmod -R a+rwx Timemachine
If it doesn't work straight away.
But I'm sure someone has better way?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2011 8:42 PM (in response to gottalovemymac)
If all else fails, there are a couple of possible workarounds in #E9 of Time Machine - Troubleshooting.