How to recover Time Machine files from Time Capsule after clean install

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by belarocks, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. belarocks macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    I’m trying to recover photographs and documents that were backed-up on a Time Capsule using Time Machine. My MBP had a HD failure and so it was replaced. I did a clean install of Lion and my primary applications. When I go to Time Machine, I can access the back-ups since the hard drive has been replaced (two days ago), but can only see the back-ups from before the drive failed. They are grayed-out (ghost). How can I recover these valuable files? Thanks,
  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I've only recovered one device.

    I had a 2009 Rev C MBA... and after owning it for a few months, I realized the USB port was not working. I had never tried it earlier, so it was probably DOA.

    I brought my MBA back to a local Apple Store, they verified the failure, asked me if I was backed up... and then we wiped the drive and they gave me a new MBA.

    When I got home, the startup screen had the option to restore from a previous backup. I selected that an my restore was flawless.


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