Time machine after clean reinstall

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 1herm4matrix, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. 1herm4matrix macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    Imac was having issues not booting. I tried using lion recovery before finaly having to do a complete reinstall. All my back ups from time machine were always saved on my external hard drive. Once i comleted the clean install, i went into time machine and nothing is there. I never erased the external , only the internal. HELP!!! My external has a 500g partition and that were time machine back ups where being stored. Is there any way to restore my iphoto and itunes from there?
  2. 1herm4matrix thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Then use Finder > external HDD with TM backup > folder called Backups.backupdb to manually drag the items onto your internal HDD or use the guides I linked to to migrate data off from a TM backup.

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