Opening and moving .inprogress files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bsneezy09, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. bsneezy09 macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I'm a newbie to the MacRumors forum!

    I did a time machine backup for my Macbook Pro in December and for some reason it didn't fully backup and the Macbook's hd didn't remount, causing it to crash. When I did a show package information, all of my documents and programs were saved. However, whenever I try to move the documents I receive a "incorrect case sensitivity" message.

    I want to use the files that were backed up and transfer them to my computer. Is there a way that I can do this? How do I get rid of the "incorrect case sensitivity" message?
     
  2. cxc macrumors member

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    anybody please can help with this.
    I lost everything I created in 4 yrs just yesterday to such a tm error.

    Thank you!
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Just to check the most obvious possible cause, was the drive actually formatted as "Case Sensitive" either before or after the crash? If you changed the case sensitivity I assume it could cause such an error, although it's also possible that some unrelated issue generates this error incorrectly.

    When you're first formatting a drive, there's a little popup that defaults to "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"; if you selected "Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)" from the popup, that would have done it. This is, incidentally, a bad idea unless you really know what you're doing and why you'd want a case-sensitive filesystem.
     

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