How to find my backups on Airport Time capsule

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  1. Muizen macrumors newbie

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    How can I see the backups Time Machine saves on my Airport Time Capsule?

    I just like to see these backups, like I can see the backups I make myself on another hard drive.

    Thanks for advise!
    Harry
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Hmm..

    You mean just view the backup file itself?

    Can the Time Capsule be mounted as an external disk?
     
  3. Muizen thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. r-m macrumors 6502a

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    To the user, it doesn't really show you a list of folders with each backup date.
    What it does, if you open a folder that contained a file you're looking for, you then go to the Time Machine icon on the menu bar, and "Enter Time Machine" (wording may not be exact..).
    It'll then launch into the time machine interface, and have a list of dates down the right hand side for each backup it has of that particular folder. You can navigate around as you would a normal finder window.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Okay...

     
  6. Muizen thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    !!!

     
  8. Muizen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Using Time Machine - not very user friendly?

     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Nope

    No, to to Time Machine in the menu bar, and then Enter Time Machine. From there, navigate to where you think you last had the file.

    Yes, you should learn more about Time Machine, there are plenty of articles that complement Apple's paltry directions.
     

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