Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 4:28 PM (in response to iPhoneHome)
Alright, I solved my own problem (sort of):
Even after repairing, like I thought, it didn't do anything. However, I noticed that in my finder winder, that my TC HD was mounted, and I was able to click on it, find my 6/21 backup, and I dragged my user folder from it, to my Desktop...
So it's trasferring my user folder to my desktop right now (which will take probably 12 hours!).
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 7:09 PM (in response to iPhoneHome)
That may or may not work -- copying via the Finder may not handle the permissions properly.
And do NOT do any Time Machine backups yet.
The situation is, there's a new drive. Even if it has the same name as the old one, Time Machine knows it's different, and the old one is no longer mounted. You can see and restore selected items from the backups, per #E3 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting.
You may have permissions problems with the files you copied, and the user account you set up may not have access to the backups.
If so, you need to create another Admin user account, log on to it, and delete all the others. Then use Migration Assistant to transfer the user account(s) from your backups (and Applications, unless you've already reinstalled them). See Using Migration Assistant on Lion for details.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to Pondini)
Can you help me? I have a problem similar to this...put events in imovie, got a new computer, transferred the files. Somehow deleted the imovie events I now need. I do use Timeline to an external drive. I can see the imovie events I want, but the Restore button is grayed out. I have restored other items from this in the past. BUT fearfully I may have moved things around on the backup drive in my complete ineptitude. Is there any hope for me to get these much need imovie events restored?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to mszig)
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I can see the imovie events I want, but the Restore button is grayed out. I have restored other items from this in the past.
Have you restored other things from the same backup, to the new Mac?
Can you select the item(s) you want?
If so, it sounds like the iMovie project you saved, that included the events, is not on your new Mac. If the location they were saved from no longer exists, the usual Restore button may not be enabled.
In that case, you may be able to restore to an "alternate" location. Try selecting the item(s), then right-click to get the Restore <items> to ... prompt, then select the location you want to restore them to. If you're not sure, just select your Desktop; once they're restored there, you can move them to the desired location.
BUT fearfully I may have moved things around on the backup drive in my complete ineptitude.
Normally, OSX won't let you move things in your backups. Or did you move the Backups.backupdb folder?
Is there any hope for me to get these much need imovie events restored?
If that doesn't work, please post a screenshot of the item(s) in the Time Machine browser (Shift+Cmd+3 works there, but Shift+Cmd+4 doesn't), and supply any other info that may be pertinent.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to Pondini)
I learned a BIG lesson...when using Ilife products, don't go to the finder and move things around....I created a nightmare with my lack of understanding about how particular these systems all. I will Never ever move ilife files around using the finder....BIG MESS.
I did go to an old backup through time machine and was able to recover some of what I needed. Not all, but some.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to mszig)
I'm not sure just what you mean -- you can move some of them fairly easily:
What are you missing? I'm not very familiar with all the iLife stuff, so may not be able to help directly, but there are forums for them, with folks who know all the nitty-gritty.
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