|Feb 27, 2013, 08:20 AM||#1|
Anyone having restore trouble after the HD recall?
I had the harddrive replaced in my iMac. Was advised to do a full time-machine save first; I have two copies on separate disks.
Got 'new' machine back from apple. At home, restore from timemachine wouldn't work. Apple genius' suggested making sure I had the latest OS. Still didn't work. Third trip to store, apple Genuis' suggested I makes sure I have all the App installed that I previously had.
This confuses me because I had thought the Time Machine was essentially an 'image' that I'd select and then be able to restore entire drive - apps and data.
Apple won't help - they don't want to take responsibility for anything involving my data - gee thanks. You already pull and probably destroyed the drive where I had all my data!
Looking for advice:
#1 - am I missing something with the proper use of time machine?
#2 - should I give up on Time machine - and if so, can I then manually find and copy files from the time-machine back-up?
|Feb 27, 2013, 09:12 AM||#2|
If you have a new OS on the repaired iMac, try Migration Assistant, rather than Restore from Time Machine. If it doesn't come up automatically when you start the new OS, go to Applications > Utilities > Migration Assistant, and migrate from Time Machine.
See if that works.
iMac 27" 12,2 (2011) 2.7 GHz i5, 32 RAM, 480 GB SSD & 1TB HDD
iMac 27" 13,2 (late 2012) i7 32 RAM, 1.1 GB Fusion Drive
Mac Pro 1,1 (2) 2.66GHz Xeon 5150, 12GB RAM, 27" NEC Graphics Monitor
|Feb 28, 2013, 08:20 AM||#6|
I brought my time machine disk to the store and let them move the data. Only one problem, Safari didn't work after they were done. Downloaded a new version and everything was fine.
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