Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Followed all instructions. Getting the same result. Same message. Did not have an option of selecting the external HD when resetting permissions. Is there a way to do a similar reset on this?
Thank you for the assist!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 2:58 PM (in response to rogsmith34)
Were you attempting to restore from within the Time Machine interface? Or by simply going to the TM backup volume in Finder?
If you want to restore something it starts by clicking Time Machine icon in the Dock.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to rogsmith34)
You can't repair the permissions of a Time Machine volume in Disk Utility. That's only for boot volumes.
The easiest way for you to overcome this problem is to use Migration Assistant to copy the data to a new user account. Once you've done that, you can log in to the account, fix the permissions (if necessary) as above, and then copy the files you need to your existing account. After that, delete the new account.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to rogsmith34)
Hello, I just came across a similar problem. Since I upgraded to Mountain Lion (by wiping my HDD clean and starting afresh) I have not been able to restore the Time Machine for my UserID only. The rest of family work doesn't have this problem.
Anyway, I fixed it quite easily. In Finder I selected Time Machine, and tunnel down the directories, in my case through:
Backups.backupdb\iMac\2012-10-28-080640\Mactintosh HD\Users\Dad (that's me). All the directories under Dad show the no permission icon. In Finder I then go to File - Get Info, where I don't my name under Permissions, although I do see a "Fetching..." which I assume is the OS trying to find me. Also intersesting is that "everyone" is listed as Read only, but apparently that doesn't include me. Regardless, I just added myself back to the Permissions list with "Read only" making sure I also apply those permissions to all the enclosed items.
In my case I do have to click the lock two times before it will add my name, but hey, it works.
I hope this solves your problem too.
Thanks, I will try that... if I can recover my data! It appears my drive corrupted in the last few days. It says I have 307GB of 1TB free, but Time Machine only shows 2 days' backups... Corrupted a few months ago too and I wiped it clean. "Anyone have that 800 number for Carbonite??" (a takeoff of a line from Top Gun)
Thanks for the advice
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to rogsmith34)
It's helpful to remember that when a drive is reformatted (such as in "clean install") a new UUID (ID number) applied, and because Time Machine uses UUID to identify the drive, the prior backup files would not be identifiable as being from that drive.
Essentially, as far as TM is concerned, the previous drive is gone.
The best way to retrieve files from a TM backup after an "clean install" is Control-Click on the TM icon in the Dock and choose "Browse other Time Machine disks."
I don't know why some people think it important to "clean install" when updating OS. If the drive verifies without error it would seem ro do nothing but create more inconvenience.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to rogsmith34)
Just to recap, you have your startup drive (HD), and your external TM drive; is that external where the 600+GB is located which you want to access? You want to access data from the earlier TM backup?
Are you using the same user name for your ML system as before? If not, do you know the previous user name and password?
You still have free space on your external drive, right? And you want to use it for TM backup?
It sounds like you have already started using it for backup. Right?
Go ahead and turn on TM.
Then Control-click the TM icon in the Dock and choose "Browse Other Backup Disks" and choose the backup from the prior system. You should then be able to resetore from there. Choose a particular folder to restore and see if it works.
Let us know.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 6:15 AM (in response to drdocument)
Thanks for trying. All of your details are correct. I am the only user of this machine, so yes, TM is under my acct. When I control click the TM icon, I get one option, the disk that is mounted. I cannot see the other backups totalling 693 GB.
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