HELP! Recover my files

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fooj, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Fooj macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    My Macbook Pro has surrfered 8600m GT fault (i think) blank screen although the laptop is running!!

    I have my files all backed up etc. on my time capsule. I need some files quickly have an assignment due on Thursday!!

    Is there a way I can either recover the files straight from my Macbook Pro or from my timecapsule backup?

    I dont have any other apple machines I can use, so I am stuck to windows unfortunately!

    I have an appointment with a Genius tomorrow but could use the files, especially if my laptop has to be sent away

    Can anyone help???
  2. rumpus macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Yea you just go plug in your TC in another computer, go to the directory and get the files you want.. what seems to be the problem ?
  3. Fooj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    If I do that I only see some files I cannot read on my windows machine?

    The time capsule backup is backed up using time machine
  4. rumpus macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Okay what are the names of the folders ?
  5. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    You can't read HFS on Windows out of the box. You have to install 3rd party drivers. I can't think of the name, though, at the moment.

    Edit: I think Paragon is it.
  6. Fooj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Thanks for the replys

    I see a folder which lists my macbook Pro and ends in .sparsebundle.

    If i click on that I see the following: -

    Bands (folder) - below this there are loads of files with random number and letter combinations (file)
    Info.bckup (file)
    Info (file)
    token (file)
  7. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    Try connecting the MBP to your Windows computer in target disk mode. To get in target disk mode, hold T on startup. Connect the MBP to your PC by firewire. Target disk mode will make the MBP act like an external hard drive.

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