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External Hardrive Time Machine Back Up - Without Deleting Files!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Teetowl, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    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

    Kind Regards :)
  2. macrumors newbie

    I tried that before my post but it was not picking up my Hardrive :)
  3. #4
    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?
  4. macrumors newbie


    So do I just need to unlock it?
  5. #6
    It is not locked. What about the "Backups.backupdb" folder? Is it on there?
  6. macrumors newbie

  7. Teetowl, Dec 10, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    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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