5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2012 5:06 PM by Pondini
newmacs34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Cannot find backups to Time Machine, try to open TM from H.D., now error code-10657 comes up, have tried to update but error window comes up saying

I need to have OS 10.5, well I have 10.5.8.  Would like help in correcting this issue.  Thank you


PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Power PC G4
  • 1. Re: Time Machine, error code-10657
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Do you mean you're trying to view your backups via the Time Machine browser (the "Start Wars" display)?

     

    If so, try the things in #E4 of Time Machine - Troubleshooting.

     

    If not, please clarify exactly what you're doing, and where your backups are (external HD, Time Capsule, etc.).

  • 2. Re: Time Machine, error code-10657
    newmacs34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am going into my external HD, a Western Digital My Book Pro Edition 250 gB model to see the backups there, I click on the file where they are supposed to be and there is no content.

     

    I have tried to update TM to see if that solves the problem so as to be able to backup and get the error window saying need at least OS 10.5 , I have 10.5.8 so I do not understand ?  I do not have Time Capsule.

     

     

    Is there a way to reinstall TM from scratch ? and start over, my info says it is supposed to be version 1.0, but it will not back up, seems to just try but not succede ?

     

                                                                                                                              Thanks for the help

  • 3. Re: Time Machine, error code-10657
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    newmacs34 wrote:

     

    I am going into my external HD, a Western Digital My Book Pro Edition 250 gB model to see the backups there, I click on the file where they are supposed to be and there is no content.

    How are you "going into" the drive?  Via the Finder?  If so, that's not recommended. Try the TM browser.

     

     

    I have tried to update TM to see if that solves the problem so as to be able to backup and get the error window saying need at least OS 10.5 , I have 10.5.8 so I do not understand ?

    What are you trying to update?  If you're on 10.5.8, that's the last version of Leopard.

     

    Is there a way to reinstall TM from scratch ? and start over, my info says it is supposed to be version 1.0, but

    Most of Time Machine (the part that actually does the backups), is part of OSX.  The actual Time Machine application is separate.  And you can't update it separately.

     

     

    it will not back up, seems to just try but not succede ?

    Does it send any error messages?  If so, what (a screenshot would be fine). 

     

    If not, do you mean it hangs?  If so, what's shown on the TM Preferences window when it does?

     

    That sounds like the backups may be damaged.  See if you can repair them, per #A5 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting

  • 4. Re: Time Machine, error code-10657
    newmacs34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lots of things to do.

     

    And yes I have been going into TM via the Finder, did not know that was a bad thing ?

     

    Sorry for this question but what exactly is the process from seeing the TM folder on your desktop to going to the backups and getting into them ?

     

                                                                                                                                   Thank You

  • 5. Re: Time Machine, error code-10657
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    newmacs34 wrote:

    . . .

    what exactly is the process from seeing the TM folder on your desktop to going to the backups and getting into them ?

    Use the Time Machine browser (the "Star Wars" display).  With a Finder window open to, say, your home folder, just click the TM icon in your Dock, or click the one in your menubar and select Enter Time Machine

     

    You might want to review the Time Machine Tutorial, and perhaps browse Time Machine - Frequently Asked Questions, especially #15A and 15.