Make OSX accept Time Machine files

jensvium

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Jan 3, 2008
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Hi,

My backup recently crashed. I recreated all the files in the original folders (all original names and so on). But OSX won't recognise them as Time Machine files. How can I make it do so ?

Thanks
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Hi,

My backup recently crashed. I recreated all the files in the original folders (all original names and so on). But OSX won't recognise them as Time Machine files. How can I make it do so ?

Thanks
What do you mean, you "recreated all the files"? All you need to do is restore from your Time Machine backup. You don't have to recreate anything.
 

jensvium

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Jan 3, 2008
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The Time Machine files were all deleted by mistake but all restored.
 

jensvium

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Jan 3, 2008
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hehe,

The harddrive with my Time Machine backup had a malfunction so the files where lost, but I restored the files (with Data Rescue 3) onto another harddrive.
 

Hansr

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Apr 1, 2007
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Okay, those will not be recognized as the same files as they are not the same files (their checksums will most likely be different from being recovered).
 

jensvium

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Jan 3, 2008
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Okay, those will not be recognized as the same files as they are not the same files (their checksums will most likely be different from being recovered).
Is there anyway to make it work ?
 

Hansr

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Apr 1, 2007
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Is there anyway to make it work ?
Make what work? These files were lost on the time machine backup then they have no integrity nor link to the current ones. Sorry no, I don't see how that could be possibly be done.

Why not just take the time machine backups you've restored via DR and use those?
 

jensvium

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Jan 3, 2008
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Make what work? These files were lost on the time machine backup then they have no integrity nor link to the current ones. Sorry no, I don't see how that could be possibly be done.

Why not just take the time machine backups you've restored via DR and use those?
I just wanted to use Time Machine to get the files back. They've all been put into folders called 'dirXXXXX'
 
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