So here is the situation. Maybe someone can tell be if its possible. I need to make a complete backup of my Time Capsule, that is being used as a time machine by a MacBookAir, and move the raw files to a Windows Machine/NTFS drive. The time machine has backups for about 1.5 years. I am looking to move ALL files (yes all duplicates and revisions too) from the Time Capsule to a Windows machine. I physically connected the time capsule to another mac, just to see if I could mount it. I see the file structure in the spare bundle file, but can I just copy all these files to an NTFS drive? Any easy way to copy a compete time machine backup in a normal tree style file structure to a windows machine? I could certainly manually copy all the files, and that is fine. But According to apple you do NOT want to mess with sparse bundle files. Edit: Perhaps use CCCloner or Superduper to make a working image first without hard links?