Time Machine Backup (on Time Capsule) not recognized?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hellfire88, May 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    Hi Guys/Gals,

    I've been away from the Mac world for awhile (Got a Unibody Macbook 2.0 late last year but my girlfriend liked it so much I gave it to her. Been using a Windows Laptop ever since). I just got a Unibody Macbook 2.4 recently and wanted to restore it with my old Time Machine Backup (stored on my Time Capsule) that I made in December 08. Unfortunately, Migration Assistance on my new Unibody 2.4 can only see my GF's MB and Mac Mini backups.

    I access the time capsule with Finder and see my time Capsule backup file, however. Is there some way to get it to "recognize" it? Or did it get "corrupted" somehow and I'm SOL? Not too big of a deal I suppose but definately makes me a bit less trusting of Time Machine (I held it in high regards :( ). Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    Anyone ever had this happen? Guess I'll start re-installing everything and customizing from scratch then :(. Kind of a bummer that the "easy restore" Time Machine touted can't be used after many months of routine Time Machine Backups.
  3. s1w
    macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    same problem

    I've go the same problem, backed up over my AEBS to a lacie drive and went to do a full restore and the backup was never recognized by migration assistant.

    No help here yet.
  4. macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2007
    Everett, WA
    :eek: you guys too?

    I have had the same problem in the past as well!

Share This Page