Restore failure - "Not a directory"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mstrswrd06, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. mstrswrd06 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2007
    Made a hard disk image of my friend's hard drive today because we were having problems partitioning it for boot camp. When trying to restore the image in Disk Utility, I get the following error:

    Restore Failure
    Could not restore - Not a directory

    There were no errors reported when creating the image. I can mount the image. Is it safe to just format the hard disk and do a drag and drop?
  2. gaZMan!! macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Restore failure- not a directory

    I know this is a late reply, but I recently ran in to this error myself.

    The error seems to occur if you create an image from OS X that has been connected to Active Directory. User folders are created when they log in using AD usernames and passwords. These folders are the cause of the error. Delete all user folders except your admin and guest account folders, create your image, no errors.

    Took me a little while, but the key was the use of the term "directory".

    I am posting this reply because no information was available when I encountered the error, hope this helps somebody.

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