Problem with restoring backup from time machine

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  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

    gadgetgirl85

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    I'm trying to restore my files from time machine and I chose only to transfer my files and it seemed to do that but how do I access them now and put my pictures in iphoto and music in itunes? etc
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Your iTunes and iPhoto library are restore back to where said programs expect them to be. Anything happen when you open those two?
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Did you use Migration Assistant? You should still have the option to do it again since it is in Utilities.
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I did use migration assistant. Is there any particular option I should pick when I do it? Its a different machine does that matter?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If you picked user files only it'll only copy over the user space. The fact that it's another machine doesn't matter. Are the files there on your Time Machine drive?
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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  8. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Could it be that I have to change the name and it wont let me transfer over the current name when migrating?
     

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