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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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External Hardrive Time Machine Back Up - Without Deleting Files!

Hello I was robbed of a Mac a year and a half ago it was on leopard thankfully I backed my files up before it was taken.

After a year and a half I have finally saved up enough for a new one... It was a second hand and has some programs/Music files, Movie Files Such as Adobe CS6 and Logic Pro I would like to keep EXT.

The issue lies with how do I transfer my old computer files to this laptop without having to do it manually (there is about 200-300gb of files Not plausible!)

I know there is ways to do it if I still had my old mac... but not if I have my external hardrive any help/advice would help ALOT

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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You can use Migration Assistant to migrate files, settings/preferences and applications from a proper Time Machine backup.

Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant information:
Setting-up a new Mac from an old one, its Backups, or a PC
which includes:more information: Apple OSX and Time Machine Tips
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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I tried that before my post but it was not picking up my Hardrive
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I tried that before my post but it was not picking up my Hardrive
Is the external HDD properly formatted?
Check via Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions:
Is there a "Backups.backupdb" folder on that HDD?
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So do I just need to unlock it?
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So do I just need to unlock it?
It is not locked. What about the "Backups.backupdb" folder? Is it on there?
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It is not locked. What about the "Backups.backupdb" folder? Is it on there?
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It is not locked. What about the "Backups.backupdb" folder? Is it on there?
Sorry for the late reply..

AHH Its started working now :S I was messing around with the desktop so that mountain lion shows CD's and Everything else and now its just started randomly working :S CONFUSED

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