Cat crashed Time Machine

instarmac

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May 21, 2012
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I had a bad application install and I was doing a system restore from a Time Machine backup. After a couple of hours the restore was at about 30% when my cat jumped on the desk and sat his butt on the escape key. It killed the restore. Now if I try to start the restore over, it gives me an error that it can't run because certain files are locked. Unfortunately, the system neglects to tell me which files they are. Am I hosed?

Thanks for any advice - IM
 

KootenayJim

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Jan 17, 2008
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dr:confused:at them cats
wish I could help you- some one should come along though- hang in there
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I had a bad application install and I was doing a system restore from a Time Machine backup. After a couple of hours the restore was at about 30% when my cat jumped on the desk and sat his butt on the escape key. It killed the restore. Now if I try to start the restore over, it gives me an error that it can't run because certain files are locked. Unfortunately, the system neglects to tell me which files they are. Am I hosed?

Thanks for any advice - IM
 
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Stolz25

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May 14, 2012
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Take better care of your cat and I bet none of this wouldve happened. Cant hela you with anything else. Them cats be evil creatures.
It takes a lot to stand out as unhelpful on the Internet, but nicely done.
 
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slicke101

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Mar 12, 2010
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It takes a lot to stand out as unhelpful on the Internet, but nicely done.
You have been even less helpfull to op. At least i tried to cheer op up. It does not take a lot to shoulder the shining armor of forum police, pointing out pointless posts and in the progress adding even more spam to the thread.

Edit: I mean how can you not giggle at the thread title.
 
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btbrossard

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Oct 25, 2008
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Although like most people posting in your thread I have no useful advice, I come bearing cat based humour courtesy of The Oatmeal...
I have determined that my cat is trying to kill me. I may have a problem.

We have two cats and they love external HDDs (like the picture of one of the cats napping on our external USB drive). They also have a love for the mac mini.

I'm not much of a cat person (my wife is), but I can't help but think they're cute when they try desperately to sleep on top of the mac mini but keep falling off because they don't fit.

As for a helpful bit of advice - keyboard drawers are your friend with cats. It's amazing what the feline friends can do by just walking across a keyboard.
 
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zulkiflim

macrumors 6502
Jan 6, 2008
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Singapore
Heya

I found out the best way to keep cats out of my media centre is to use scented candels. Just leave a few pieces lying around your device.

I am using tea tree scented candles so ..

About your problem..

Are using Lion?
Can you install a fresh lion install? and then later try to restore just the application.
 
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instarmac

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May 21, 2012
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Thanks for the replies. I was afraid there wasn't going to be an easy fix. But no worries, I'll eventually do a re-install. I created a new administrator account and am using it for now. Cats are great creatures, but they have no respect for private property - well, I suppose they think everything is their private property :)

Appreciate the comments -
Rt
 
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driftless

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Sep 2, 2011
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Yeah, I now instinctively move my keyboard up under the chin when the biggest of our two cats jumps up onto the desk if I am not typing.
 
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