HELP! Recover my files

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

  1. Fooj macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Okay what are the names of the folders ?
     
  5. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    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

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    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
    com.apple.TimeMachine.MachineID (file)
    Info.bckup (file)
    Info (file)
    token (file)
     
  7. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    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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