HT1427: Mac Basics: Time Machine backs up your MacLearn about Mac Basics: Time Machine backs up your Mac
What applications are you attempting to open?
The applications should be in your Applications folder in Finder.
If you don't see the applications in Finder or doing a Spotlight search, you may need to restore them from your Time Machine backup or reinstall them from the Mac App Store or installation disc.
I hope this information helps ....
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Exactly which applications are the problem?
Take a look at this excellent resource, and check # D8 especially to see if any of your apps are mentioned there:
Thank You Judy. Just to let you know What was happening was when I tried to open some apps the finder box would pop up and say you can not open this app because it is in a time machine back up. It was even giving adobe a problem. I reinstalled adobe and moved some apps to the do not back up option and everthing seems to be ok for now. Thank You for your time and I will look at the links you sent. Mugsman