Please help. Cant connect to time capsule backup.

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Boostin, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Boostin macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Hey guys, so i have a a 1TB Time Capsule that has my old macbooks entire volume on it backed up. Now that i have my new mac, im trying to get access to that file and when i try to connect it tries to connect forever, and finally says connection failed. I dont want to neccessarily import everything, i just want to be able to see what is on that drive. Thanks in advance.
  2. Terry Smith macrumors member

    Terry Smith

    Jan 28, 2009
    Are you sure the TC is working?

    Do you use it as a router too, or just a NAS?

    First thing I would do is go to Airport Utility, and make sure it sees the drive, and that it's ready.

    After that it could be a whole host of directions/suggestions - can you see it in finder?

    If so, there is hope - and I am thinking you can probably forget wireless for the restore - and make sure it's cabled - that's the first thing to try - very many variables with wireless that might cause trouble.


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