Composing the Sparsebundle from external drive - Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by madhusudhan, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. madhusudhan macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009

    For some reason, my login was corrupted. So, I used install CD to go to Terminal and copy the name.sparsebundle to an external USB drive.

    I thought the copy will be exactly called as name.sparsebundle. But when I cheked the USB Drive on Windows, the following files were created:

    drwxrwxrwx 20 mkonda staff 680 21 Dec 16:37 bin
    drwxrwxrwx 54 mkonda staff 1836 21 Dec 16:37 Applications
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 mkonda staff 122880 21 Dec 20:33 token
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 mkonda staff 499 21 Dec 20:33 Info.plist
    -rwxrwxrwx 1 mkonda staff 499 21 Dec 20:33 Info.bckup
    drwxrwxrwx 20878 mkonda staff 709852 22 Dec 01:34 bands

    In the above bands folder is the huge one which consists of hundreds of directories.

    Now, I reinstalled my OS, and expected to copy the sparsebundle back to Mac. However I was unable to use Disk Utility to 'restore' - I selected source as my external drive and tried to select destination as Macintosh HD. But for some reason, I couldn't drag the Mac HD into the destination box.

    Is there any way to create a sparsebundle with the above folders and copy to mac? Or is there any other alternative to grab the contents from the above list?

    I do desperatekly looking for a solution as I gor 180Gb worth of data in that Sparse Bundle.

    Any pointers are much appreciated!!

  2. madhusudhan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    Guys, please help! I am sure few of you have the expertise in this area.


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