I don't think this helped me! I am afraid to do the Terminal thing if it can't be undone! I cannot afford to lose the time machine backups. When I open the time machine now, it shows only backups from Sunday when I reformatted the disk!!!
I did open disk utility which is as follows:
Capacity: 464.8 GB (499,113,885,696 Bytes)
Available: 441.6 GB (474,187,837,440 Bytes
Used: 23.2 GM (24,926, 048,256 Bytes)
Number of Files: 634,969
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Owners Enabled: Yes
Number of Folders: 159,926
It gives me the option to restore, but then wants a source and destination. Is this the right place to be? I have Version 10.5.8.