Trying to restore from time machine

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

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    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. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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

    Sep 6, 2006
    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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