Can't get backups off time machine disk?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wickedking94, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    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.
    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.
  2. pizzafordinna macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2011
    You could maybe try to go into Disk Utility and repair the disk. You might have some messed up permissions

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