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HT1338 Time machine is fadded

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Dec 9, 2012 11:35 AM

Time machine will not allow me to acess what is on my backup drive

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,870 points)
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    Dec 9, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to framefiller)

    Is the backup drive showing in the Finder sidebar?

     

    Have you rechecked System Preferences/Time Machine to ensure the correct drive is still shown as the backup drive.?

     

    If you go to the drive and double click the sparse bundle image, will it mount in Finder?

     

    Is Time Machine still backing up?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,770 points)
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    Dec 9, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to framefiller)

    See "Some backups are faded-out and not visible" on this page:

     

    Time Machine - Troubleshooting E2. I can't see some backups

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,770 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to framefiller)

    Put the backup drive aside for now. Start a new backup on another, larger external drive. When you're sure you'll no longer need the data on the old drive, erase it and start over. You need more than one backup to be safe, as this experience shows.

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