How do I find broken external HDD data with TimeMachine

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blinkie, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. blinkie macrumors regular

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    Hi.
    This is testing my patience. I backed up my comp and an external HDD (A) using TimeMachine on another external HDD (B). Now the HDD (A) is having severe problems and I can't get it to mount reliably. How can I access the backed up data in TimeMachine when problem drive won't mount?
    Fingers crossed you have a solution.
    love,
    b.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Is the backup of the external HDD not visible when browsing the TM backup folder "Backups.backupdb" via Finder?
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Err... You launch Time Machine and navigate through it to find the files you want...?
     
  4. blinkie thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou

    CCC from now on.

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    That (seemingly) only works when the drive is mountable.
     

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