10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2013 11:10 PM by BDAqua
sandipep30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I want to enter Time Machine. When I click on the logo above, nothing happens. How to enter?

  • 1. Re: Time Machine
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hi, I refuse to use it, but...

     

    Have you looked through Pondini's extensive TM help site?

     

    http://Pondini.org/TM/FAQ.html

     

    http://pondini.org/TM/Troubleshooting.html

     

    Can't imaging something not being covered there.

  • 2. Re: Time Machine
    sandipep30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, Pondini didn't help. I have the most basic of questons. On one of my iMacs, I can enter and make use of Time Machine by clicking on the TM logo on the upper menu bar and then clicking on "Enter Time Machine". But on my other iMac. nothing happens when I click on "Enter Time Machine." On that iMac, Time Machine is backing up every hour; it tells me so, but it won't let me in, not even when I try to enter it from the dock or from Applications. What is going on????

  • 3. Re: Time Machine
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when trying to open it.

  • 4. Re: Time Machine
    sandipep30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here are 2 repeating messages from console, each coming up twice at the time I tried to enter TM:

     

    1/15/13 10:21:05 PM            mobilemesyncclient[2611]            (null) (null) (FAILED), httpStatusCode:301, errorType:100 (domain=DAVErrorDomain, code=2), transactionState:5, txnId:75E7D171-E917-46C9-B792-2CA9703F0EFA, auto-retries=0, manual-retries=0

     

    1/15/13 10:25:05 PM            mobilemesyncclient[2611]            POST /Info.woa/wa/XMLRPC/accountInfo?username=sandipep (FAILED), httpStatusCode:301, errorType:100 (domain=DAVErrorDomain, code=2), transactionState:5, txnId:90EAB8C6-7B10-4001-9E69-681A309E5ABA, auto-retries=0, manual-retries=0

     

    1/15/13 10:25:05 PM            mobilemesyncclient[2611]            POST /Info.woa/wa/XMLRPC/accountInfo?username=sandipep (FAILED), httpStatusCode:301, errorType:100 (domain=DAVErrorDomain, code=2), transactionState:5, txnId:90EAB8C6-7B10-4001-9E69-681A309E5ABA, auto-retries=0, manual-retries=0

     

    1/15/13 10:25:05 PM            mobilemesyncclient[2611]            (null) (null) (FAILED), httpStatusCode:301, errorType:100 (domain=DAVErrorDomain, code=2), transactionState:5, txnId:A6EA0BB8-50DB-45B2-9845-27E69E84EC47, auto-retries=0, manual-retries=0

     

    Does this help?

  • 5. Re: Time Machine
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Do you still have a MobileM eprefpane in System Preferences, if so remove the login info there & reboot.

  • 6. Re: Time Machine
    sandipep30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is a MobileMe in this System Preferences. I can sign out of it (I just did), but I don't know how to "remove the login info there", or remove the MobileMe pref pane entirely.

  • 7. Re: Time Machine
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,525 points)

    Signing out should be sufficient: don't try to remove the actul preference pane (never tamper with things which are part of the System).

     

    If you are still having problems, go to (user)/Library/Preferences/ByHost and remove all .plist files beginning with com.apple.DotMac or com.apple.idisk (depending on what your System is there may not be a ByHost folder, so just in the Preferences folder). Then reboot.

  • 8. Re: Time Machine
    sandipep30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Signing out of MobileMe did not solve the problem.

     

    I found in the ByHost folder three .plist files, two of them com.apple.DotMac and one com.apple.idisk. I deleted them. I still cannot enter Time Machine.

  • 9. Re: Time Machine
    sandipep30 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I cannot use Time Machine. Are there any other suggestions?

  • 10. Re: Time Machine
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hmmm,same error here, which implied deeper problems...

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3546392?start=0&tstart=0

     

    Outside of reinstalling the OS, I don't know what recommend other than a good reliable Backup App.