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time machine local snapshot restoring hangs

107 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 12:40 PM by Linc Davis RSS
Chris Shaddock Calculating status...
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Feb 3, 2013 10:15 AM

Interested in others experiances with restoring form a local snapshot. Mine fail. They cause finder to stall at "preparing to copy". I have tested by clearing the local snapshot and then letting my Macbook pro create a new one. Then tried to restore from the new one and it still stalls at "preparing to copy". I am hoping someone might have an idea as to why?


Ran all the standard basic repairs like PRam reset, boot to recovery partition and ran Disk Permissions and repair disk. All passed and fine.



  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,660 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to Chris Shaddock)

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.


    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left.


    Click the Clear Display icon in the toolbar. Then try the action that you're having trouble with again. Select any messages that appear in the Console window. Copy them to the Clipboard (command-C). Paste into a reply to this message (command-V).

    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.

    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.


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