Can't get backups off time machine disk?!

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

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

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    Apr 27, 2010
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    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.
     
  2. pizzafordinna macrumors member

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

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