1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 22, 2010 7:26 PM by Pondini
Psilocybe Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I have recently had Disk Doctors recover a failed HD for me, and the Time Machine backup folder is present, however when I search the 'Backups.backupdb' all I see are symlinks that appear broken.

Are symlinks stored in other folders besides the primary Time Machine backup folder?

Mac Pro 2.8x8, Mac OS X (10.6.2), NVidia GT 120 | 10GB | RAID 0 | 20" Samsung | 23" ACD
  • 1. Re: Symlinks Location?
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    Psilocybe wrote:
    I have recently had Disk Doctors recover a failed HD for me, and the Time Machine backup folder is present, however when I search the 'Backups.backupdb' all I see are symlinks that appear broken.

    Are symlinks stored in other folders besides the primary Time Machine backup folder?


    TM backups are full of multiple +*hard links+* at both the file and directory level. See [How Time Machine works its Magic|http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/Works.html].

    It sounds like whatever was used on the backups didn't understand them; most 3rd-party apps and other OSs can't.