7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2013 1:36 AM by Pondini
azartguy Level 1 (0 points)

I've screwed up. I sent my Time Machine Backups.backupdb folder to the trash.


Fortunately, I caught the error and didn't empty the Trash and dump the folder. But then instead of using "Put Back"  I copied it out of Trash to the HDD and now have two folders:  Backups. and RETRIEVED… but the Backups folder is empty and the RETRIEVED folder has an odd string of folders:   HDD> iMac > 2011-08-08-000744 and 2011-08-09-124425 both of which have >HD > System >Library > Core Services> boot.efi


If I open Time Machine I see a full backup but only for the last day and I can't go back any further.


I still show a Backups.backupdb folder in the trash, but I don't know what, if anything, to do with it. If I use "Put Back" I will then have 3 such folders. I'll survive losing the backup files because I have been duplicating most of my data files from the past several months on another HD 'just in case,' but I want to get this set up correctly.


Any guidance on what I did, how to fix it? Thanks,


iPad 2, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)