2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 9:33 AM by Linc Davis
tmanguy Level 1 (0 points)

What happened if a new backup has erased the previous one, can I still recover my files?

iOS 6.1.2, Time Capsule
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    Time Machine doesn't erase old backups. That's only done when your Time Machine disk or Time Capsule gets full.


    If you want to mean that you have connected the Time Capsule to another Mac to create another Time Machine backup, you should know that the old backup isn't modified, and you can still restore files from that old backup > http://pondini.org/TM/E3.html

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,709 points)

    If you saw a message that Time Machine was going to create a new backup, that means the old backup set was corrupt and had to be completely replaced. It can't be recovered. You always need more than one backup to be safe, especially if you back up over a network, which is less reliable than backing up to a local storage device.