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  • 15. Re: Follow-up from https://discussions.apple.com/message/13337119#13337119
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    DenisMaillard wrote:

     

     

     

    - I restored the file the wrong way because I found articles in the Time Machine discussion that recommended it. This is a first problem.

     

     

    Such issues in so vital a utility as Time Machine should be addressed.

     

     

    Supply the links as requested and they will be looked into if this is the case.

     

    Thanks

     

    Pete

  • 16. Re: Follow-up from https://discussions.apple.com/message/13337119#13337119
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

     

    DenisMaillard wrote:

     

    OK. I give up.

    Right back atycha!

     

    ABOUT EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE USER DATA FILES WERE CORRUPT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND UNUSABLE!!!!! ... I was presented with corrupted files or disks!!! ... as demonstrated in my case, in restoring corrupted files ... This first attempt had resulted in about 80% of corrupt files ... And I did NOT corrupt anything ... my previous answers should have made it plain that NO corruption took place

     

    Either I am not clear, or you have a comprehension problem. Or both.

    Either way, I'm outta here. Adieu, mon ami.

  • 17. Re: Follow-up from https://discussions.apple.com/message/13337119#13337119
    DenisMaillard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    petermac87:

     

    Here is the note that originally misled me.

        https://discussions.apple.com/message/7987367#7987367

    The reference is indirect, but this is what led me to try the restore the way I first did.

     

     

    etresoft:

     

    I first had trouble believing my eyes when I read your last note. A bunch of concatenated extracts that:

    - Are out of sequence

    - Are out of context

    - Conveniently ignore the topic evolution

    - Also ignore the demonstrated and several times stated fact that no corruption of the backup occurred, but (originally) a corruption of the restore.

     

    Unprejudiced readers who have read all the topic from beginning to end will appreciate...

     

    So, before dropping the issue, I'll write one last reply to sum up what I did.

     

    I entered the original note to complain of corrupted files when restoring a backup.

     

    My first reply was just an acknowledgement of the recommendation (that I was already following anyway) to have several backups.

     

    My second reply denied that my way of saving data could have corrupted them (this was later established by what followed), did not accept that the use of FileVault 1 (a still supported feature, as of V10.7.4) could be an acceptable cause for corruption and acknowledged as a possibility the one proposed explanation that eventually turned out to be the correct one. This explanation was the non-supported way I did the restore. I also pointed out that, in my first bad experience with Time Machine, 15 months earlier, the non bootable disk I obtained from my backup had been restored in the supported way.

     

    My third reply, after I redid the restore, acknowledged again the cause of the problem. I also mentioned a problem that showed up in the supported way of restoring files and a second problem (the fact that Time Machine allowed users to do unsupported manipulations). I also answered to the replies that hinted again that my way of doing the backups caused corruptions (which was proved false by the successful restore).

     

    Then, the reply by etresoft that followed affirmed so many things that were not conform to the stated reality that my fourth reply was merely a new explanation of the events trying to put things straight and restating the real problems that I had met in the process. Said problems having nothing to do with my way of saving data.

     

    When etresoft again twisted reality in his next reply to have it fit his own ideas, I entered my fifth reply to try and make things clear.

     

    I'll now no longer restate the evidence. Readers will have to judge.

  • 18. Re: Follow-up from https://discussions.apple.com/message/13337119#13337119
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    DenisMaillard wrote:

     

    petermac87:

     

    Here is the note that originally misled me.

        https://discussions.apple.com/message/7987367#7987367

    The reference is indirect, but this is what led me to try the restore the way I first did.

     

     

     

    That is not a direct link! It is a link within another person's thread which points to a possible solution to their individual issue. It does not relate at all to an official Time Machine link.You need to be more careful before bandying around solutions and advice meant for others. I presumed you had at least gone to an official Apple Time Machine Site!

     

    Good Luck

     

    Pete

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