Technical question: Time Capsule and Power Mac G5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hoya87eagle91, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. hoya87eagle91, Dec 17, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012

    hoya87eagle91 macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005

    My wife had been backing up her 2007 mbp running 10.7 to a 1st generation time capsule via time machine. Her mbp just died. Diagnosis from the tech shop= graphics issue. Data is fine.

    The question is: I have an idle G5 running 10.5.8. Can i just connect the G5 to her Time capsule like it's an external drive and start pulling up her backed up files? Can I copy all of that data to the G5 ?

    I'd rather use this G5 than get a new mini or iMac if I can get her data onto it. Am open to other intelligent suggestions.!

  2. hoya87eagle91 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    Update: Doesn't Work. What to do?

    I used an ethernet cable to connect the TC ( running 10.7) to my old Power mac (10.5.8), navigated to the TC in finder and connected to it. I can see the files named "macbookpro.sparsebundle", but when I click on those sparebundle files, nothing shows up.

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