Restore and sparsebundle issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jmkvienna, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. jmkvienna macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2010
    I've got a double whammy. My external hard drive for backup died in late November and while I was waiting for a new power supply connector my iTunes music library 'went missing' in early January. And to add to the weirdness, only part of the library disappeared, about 60% is still there andplaylists, play counts etc are all gone.

    The external drive is working again and I had hoped to restore from its last backup of 25 November using Time Machine. Under my username there is nothing but a "sparsebundle". Everything else on the Mac is fine so I'm loathe to restore the the entire sparsebundle. Is there some way to just choose the music folder?

    Alternatively, is there a reliable way to restore to my iTunes library from my iPod which still contains the full music collection.

  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    If there is nothing but a sparsebundle I assume you have FileVault turned on? If so that's basically how it works. You should be able to mount the sparsebundle to see it's contents...

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