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Time Machine won't recognize Mac after hiatus

1062 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 17, 2013 12:23 PM by BDAqua RSS
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Sep 17, 2013 8:23 AM

I've cruised around this discussion section and spent a lot of time on the Pondini site (thanks Pondini!) but this problem seems not to be covered.

 

Everytime I go out of town for a couple of weeks (taking the MBP 13" Retina)—when I come back the MBP won't link to the Time Machine backups. It insists on doing the whole thing from the beginning. I have regular backups going back to February, but "enter time machine" shows files only since I last returned.

 

This defeats the whole purpose of Time Machine!

 

So, (a) why is this happening? (b) How can I reassociate with older files so that TM sees the whole range of my backup files (c) How can I make this dis-associatation stop!?

 

Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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