3 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2013 6:30 AM by mende1
jonmoor Level 1 Level 1

Where can I find my 'backed up' files on Time Capsule to check that they are there and were indeed backed up?

I hace tried but can't find any way to access the time capsule drive.  (unlike other external drives which, when plugged it appear roght on tmy desk top).


Time Capsule, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    The Time Capsule is detected by your computer as a network drive. In order to access to the Time Capsule's hard drive, open a Finder window, and you will see your Time Capsule in the Finder sidebar, under "Shared", so choose it and you will access to your backup data.

     

    Note that you shouldn't restore files using this way. Instead, you have to use the Time Machine application > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

  • jonmoor Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for your respone.  Under SHARED I  see:   Time Capsule  /   Data  /  JohnsiMac.... then this:  Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 9.25.06 AM.png

    There is nothing in third column except this big hard drive icon, which when I click on it, it goes nowhere.  I thought I was going to be able to see and check my files.  I guess you have to use Time machine to do that?

    Thanks John

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    To do that, you have to use the Time Machine application better. In network drives, Time Machine stores the data in sparsebundle files, and that's the reason why you get these disk images