Recover files from previous MBP backup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kashika, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Kashika macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    My old 2011 MBP died sadly, so got a 2014 model. I used the migration assistant software to port over all my files. But the newer model has less storage capacity.
    I wasn't able to port over all my files, but I still want to get those back.

    Any way to get to them? Time machine doesn't see my old backups anymore, so I can't pull them back.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Just open the time machine disk, navigate to the latest version in Finder and copy the files manually. It should be self-explanatory once you look at it, really.
     
  3. Kashika thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's the thing.

    I have a new Macbook. It doesn't recognise any of the backups anymore of my old Mac after I ran migration assistant.
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    What happens if you just open the backup disk with Finder?
     

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