So I did an erase and re-install of mac os lion due to glitches i was experiencing. I've been backing up my whole system for almost a year now to an external hard disk. When i go to get my personal files such as video pictures and music from their respective folders, all the time machine windows are grey outlines that i can't access. WTF I need that stuff. Why can't i retrieve it?! If i can't get my stuff back I'm turning my macbook pro into a pile of aluminum dust.