Time Machine Back-up problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by maxvelvet, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. maxvelvet macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2015
    Yesterday I decided to upgrade to El Capitan. I did a Time Machine back-up of my Yosemite HD. I then booted from a El Capitan USB drive wiped the machine and installed from scratch. Everything worked fine. I plugged in my Back-up drive and backed up my new El Capitan Build.

    Today I opened up that drive and it didn't have my Yosemite backup. Only the one I did with the new El Capitan build.

    Needless to say I lost lots of stuff.

    I just assumed it would keep all my older back ups.... Bad move on my part.

    Anyone have any ideas on how I might recover the missing stuff. I have ProSoft Data Rescue and did a Quick Scan but it didn't find the Yosemite build. I'm doing a Deep Scan now but not very confident it will find the stuff I need.

    Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

    thanks! Mike
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You may be able to get specific files manually by entering time machine. Otherwise you're SOL.

Share This Page