New IMac & Time Machine

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  1. yankeejim macrumors newbie

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    I recently replaced my IMac with a new IMac. When trying to restore photos from IPhoto I cannot go beyond the first day of my new IMac began operating. Time machine does have past files from IPhoto but I cannot access them. Please advise
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Could you possibly try using Migration Assistant instead, and connect directly to the old Mac? (via ethernet)
     
  3. yankeejim thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    Try going through the backups.backupsdb folder structure in the Time Machine Drive.

    I forgot exactly where the files are, but they are in there, and you can import them into iPhoto.

    Try ~/Library/iPhoto branch.
     
  6. yankeejim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I should have mentioned that I am using a external hard drive as my time machine backup - when I look at contents it shows the date area that I want but cannot open





     
  7. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    I think you have to be the root user on the computer to look at them. There are files in the date folders. I'm at work, so I can't check for you, and it's my anniversary, so it may be tomorrow (Pacific Time) before I can get back to you on this.
     
  8. dyt1983, Jan 9, 2015
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  9. yankeejim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you JeffythQuik - would appreciate any help. When I click on icon for external, I can see the dates I want to restore but unable to do it that way. When I go through the proper restore it only takes me back to the date the new IMac began in Dec 2014. Nothing before that. BTW Happy Anniversary
     

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