Here is the situation. I have a Time Machine backup (with encryption) onto an external drive running Lion. I was having issues with my iMac (sound no longer works). So I formatted the drive and restored system from an earlier date. Sound still doesn't work. Erased drive again and do a fresh install. When machine first boots up Time machine trying to do backup of the system and I stopped it. When I try to restore the files all I see is the new backups, I no longer see the old backup files. I know the files are on the drive because drive usage indicated there are 211G being used and the new backups only have a couple gigs of data. I have tons of photos and trying the past week trying to recover but no luck. So far I been 1. boot from CD and try to recover from Time Machine (only see the new backup) 2. boot into recovery and recovery from Time Machine 3. enabled hidden files Thanks any help in advance.