Unable to move files back from Time Capsule!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by shahrezsyed, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2011
    Stony Brook, New York
    PANICKING HERE!!! :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    I just did a clean install of OSX Mountain Lion on my Macbook Air 2011.
    I did not want to restore my mac from a backup. I wanted to transfer files manually so that I leave what I call the hidden junk behind. Now that I've done a clean install, I am unable to access the previous backups on time capsule. When I enter time machine, it does not show previous backups, everything is greyed out like brand new... How do I get my files back???

  2. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Option key click the Time Machine icon in the menubar then select "browse other backup disks..." then choose your old backup set.

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