4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 5:59 AM by FrengersUK
FrengersUK Level 1 Level 1

I can see the back ups occuring as usual, but when I go to "Enter Time Machine" absolutely nothing happens.


I can see the back up drive mounted on my desktop. I can double click, look inside and see the backups in a File Menu Structure. I doubt I can restore from them though.


Any help very much appreciated?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Using Lacie 1TB Quadra
  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5

    I'm not clear on where you are encountering "Enter Time Machine"?  To enter Time Machine you just need to left click once on the Time Machine icon in the Applications folder.  That will take to to the "outer space" view containing your backed up files in many receding-in-the-distance windows.


    Hope this helps

  • FrengersUK Level 1 Level 1

    Hi - thanks for the reply. As you've described, I should be able to enter the "outer space" view by clicking the Time Machine icon either within the Applications Folder or the icon in the Dock.


    Neither takes me to the "outer space" view. This change occurred yesterday, up till then I've had no problems...


    It's a mystery. In fact, if I could get there I could probably back up Time Machine!

  • FrengersUK Level 1 Level 1

    Actually, I can get to Time Machine in the Back Up disk. However, I am not allowed to replace the Original in the Applications Folder because it is "needed by Mac OSX".

  • FrengersUK Level 1 Level 1

    OK - this is solved.


    I followed the instructions from the right hand column under "Re: I cannot enter time machine when I press the icon to enter time machine".


    Basically it was some sort of disply glitch. Unplugging the Cinema Display and restarting the computer allowed the system to enter the "outer space" view again.


    Plugging in the Cinema Display again hasn't recreated the problem.


    Thanks for helping out.