Cannot restore from Time Machine Help Please

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by globalmark, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. globalmark macrumors member

    May 3, 2008

    Using Mountain Lion , fully updated , however had a Problem with Internet , stopped and could not get it working , so was time to do a Clean Install - first time ever in 5 years since new so probably needed it .

    Anyway I have done a Clean Install of Mountain Lion - erased disc first , just trying to restore to a good stage , have restore all Files/docs/pictures/music/etc just by copying over from External HDD ,
    But have lots and lots of Apps and games , many I have fresh downloaded , or re-installed from the DMG i have kept , but there are some APP's and Games i want back that i cannot find anywhere else , Plus games have saved stages and things like that -

    Every time I try to restore a Game/App i get a message ""The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access (name of App/game)""
    I go into Time Machine find the correct one and Click restore on the right Hand side ?

    So can someone tell me what has gone wrong and how to Fix , Obviously the permissions are wrong (have done a Fix permissions on Computer HDD - do not have option to do on TM hdd though) , could this be as maybe a new account when set up the mountain Lion again ?

    Also is it possible to restore a App in it's complete form , with all settings and bits Via time machine as I also have Mac mail before working with Hotmail using a mboxmail system that i cannot get working again either so a restore of that would be great also.

    Thanks in Advance all
  2. Ledgem macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    When you reinstalled did you use migration assistant and pull your data from your Time Machine drive? If not, when prompted did you choose to inherit the old backups or to start anew?

    Worst-case scenario you should be able to access the Time Machine drive directly, copy the data, and fix the permissions manually.

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