Need help to access Time Machine data from a PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cyberska, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Mar 2, 2009
    The video card in my iMac died a while back, so now I'm only left with my Windows XP laptop. 95% of my data was in the iMac, but fortunately I had Time Machine (TM) backing up on an external HDD.

    I recently wanted to retrieve some of the MP3s stored in the TM backup, so after installing MacDrive 7 on my PC, I went into the drive to retrieve the music, but I couldn't find it! I see lots of folders with dates on them but no music anywhere. I tried searching the entire backup volume for *.mp3 and nothing. I tried making hidden and protected operating system files visible and nothing.

    The TM backup seems fine. I'm sure if I connect it to a Mac I'll be able to access the data. But only having a PC at the moment, how can I retrieve my data backed up by Time Machine and copy it into my PC in a way that Windows can use it?
  2. macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Go into the most recent date folder, then to Users -> your name -> Music.

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