can't restore an item from home folder in time machine ?

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  1. mr.tolgao macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello All,

    Today, I wanted to restore a movie from iTunes folder in my Home Folder in Time Machine. And I was surprised that all folders of my Home Folder were grayed out in Time Machine. So, I wasn't able to restore from my Home Folder.
    I am using Time Capsule as my Backup solution. I can choose all other folders and items other then my Home Folder. Why do you think this happens ? It is really disappointing that not being able to anything from my Home Folder. I searched on the net but could not find anything regarding this issue. Is there any fix for that ? or Do I have to reinstall Lion again ?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Tolga
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    What happens if you navigate to your iTunes Movies folder in Finder then hit the Time Machine dock icon to launch time machine?
     
  3. mr.tolgao thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it works the way you described. Thanks a lot for the practical solution. Why do you think that home folder is grayed out in time machine interface :confused:
     

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