1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 29, 2013 7:43 PM by Linc Davis
fraveu Level 1 Level 1

Hey guys,


I have time machine running since I dont know when... On Time Machine options it says since january this year.


I'm trying to recover a very important backup but it is only showing backups since last week which is not enough.


There is more than a TB inside time capsule but it doesn't seems to be working I guess.


Tha backups from last week are white lines on time machine which I suppose was done on the computer harddrive.


Do I have any options here?


I don't want to mess with my precious backups.


Thank you...

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    I've tested these instructions only with the Safari web browser. If you use another browser, they may not work as described.


    Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    tmutil listbackups | awk -F/ '{print $NF}' | cut -f1-3 -d- | open -ef


    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).


    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.


    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).


    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. The output shows the dates of existing Time Machine snapshots.