Trying to restore from time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbluhp, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Sep 6, 2006
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    I have the latest OS that was used when I last used time machine couple days ago and it was 10.8.2 so I had to reinstall my computer and now when I go into system recovery and try to use time machine restore all I get is that their is no system backups? What is going wrong? I also tried using "migration assistance" but when I go click on the drive from time machine it then ask for a password so I enter it then the continue button is grayed out and all I am able to do is hit back? I am able to restore "files" using time machine" but for some odd reason time machine did not backup my applications only data.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    Oct 9, 2008
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    If you excluded select folders from being backed up in Time Machine preferences->Options, you cannot do a system restore.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The only things I excluded were music and movies and pictures folders no system or library folder was on this list.
     

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