"Browse All Versions" broken after moving or renaming the file?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by NazgulRR, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010

    Just noticed that the "Browse all versions" option is broken (i.e. finds no previous versions of a file) if I move the file to another location or rename it in Finder. It does, however, find the previous version of the file again if I move that file back to its original location/rename it back.

    It seems that OSX somehow looses the connections between the stored time machine backups of documents if you move them or rename them in Finder.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to manually re-connect the renamed/moved documents with their past saved version?
  2. NazgulRR thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    I played around a little with moving/renaming files within the Pages app.

    Found this out: you can move and rename files as much as you want from within the apps and keep the previous versions, as long as you keep the files on the local hard drive or you move them to the iCloud and keep them there. If you do the latter, however, once you decide to move files back to the local drive, you lose all the previous versions again and there seems to be no way of getting those back then...

    I would really love to find a way to somehow "rescue" previous versions of the files where previous versions "got lost"...

  3. NazgulRR thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    Anyone know?

    Moreover, I have recently replaced the hard drive in my MBP for an SSD and used Migration Assistant to transfer over all my documents. Oddly enough, I lost all "Browse all versions" from my documents. :confused:

    Would really love to find a way to restore that manually (I still have the old hard drive that I can use as an external).

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