how to restore failed external hdd backed up with time machine?

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  1. mrcap macrumors newbie

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    I have an external HDD that just failed. It was one of the HDDs that has been regularly backed up with a bigger HDD that backs several HDDs using TimeMachine. I can't seem to see the method for restoring the drive data to a new drive?

    The computer is a 2.44 ghz iMac running 10.5.7
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    So, your backup HD failed and you want data from it, right? There are few apps (can't remember names) that can copy data from broken HD.

    Try Disk Utility to fix your drive
     
  3. mrcap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One of my drives although external has completely failed. It has been backed up by TimeMachine along with my internal drive. I have no hopes of recovery on the failed drive but want to get to the files that should be on my 2tb TimeMachine drive since it was included in the drives to backup.
     
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