no, that doesn't have anything to do with my problem.
Just look at the image below.
Time Machine thinks that the disk I've always used to do my backups has none of them.
If I open the disk with Finder, obviously they are where they should be.
It is even possible to navigate them as per the instruction reported above, but even following Pondini's advice #s B5 and B6 (which are more applicable to my problem) didn't solve the problem.
Actually, not being a coder, I'm always scared of doing more damage than good when I have a Terminal window open.
My question is: how is it possible that Apple hasn't thought of some kind of user command to tell the idiotic Time Machine software that a hard disk backup is a hard disk backup, no matter what?
Estremely frustrating and annoying: I'm wasting HOURS in trying to find a solution to a problem that should not have arisen in the first place...
Have a nice weekend
I am at a loss to explain the reason this occurred. Consider performing what Pondini calls a "full reset" of Time Machine: http://pondini.org/TM/A4.html
This does not erase your backups or cause a new set of backups to be created.
Make sure your Time Capsule firmware is up to date. It should be running Firmware 7.6.3.
Other than that I'm out of ideas, and I agree you should not have experienced this problem. Hopefully Pondini will take an interest in your question and have more constructive suggestions than I have been able to offer.