Migration Assistant not recognizing old Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trev, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    So for reasons explained in a previous thread, I had to reinstall Snow Leopard. That all went fine. However, I'm now trying to bring back old files from a TM backup I did just before I reinstalled Snow Leopard. I'm trying to use Migration Assistant rather than copying over individual files and folders - makes sense. The only problem is that Migration Assistance isn't recognizing my TM backup. I've attached a screen shot. My old backup is on the drive "Storage". Any help at all would be great.

    Thanks,
    Trevor

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  2. smirk macrumors 6502a

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    Not to be insulting, but on the previous panel you did choose the "Restore from Time Machine" option, correct?
     
  3. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Verify that Mac OS X can see the drive.
    Also, in order for Mac OS X to realize that it's a Time Machine drive, there should be an invisible "flag file" (0 bytes in size) at the root of the drive, called com.apple.timemachine.supported - if this file is missing for some reason, Migration Assistant won't pick it up.
     

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