Migration Asst - Time Machine disk doesn't show up.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ss957916, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    I've installed SL, plugged in my external drive and opened Migration asst but only my Mac HD shows up (even though my ext HD is shown on the desktop).

    How do I restore all my files etc.?
     
  2. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    From TimeMachine > Select Disk..., is your external drive selected?
     
  3. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So if I select the disk, it won't delete my old backup and turn it in to a new TM backup disk??
     
  4. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    AFAIK TimeMachine is incapable of overwriting files unless your disk is full, & then it only removes older versions of files, but not unique files.
     

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