time machine backup help !!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by anonymous4a, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    I'm trying to restore a backup but it says " this disk does not have enough space to restore to your system" The time machine backup is 133 gigs and my drive is 139 gigs. Why isn't it working ? I've already manually deleted individual files from "entering time machine" to make the total size smaller, how much more do I need to delete before I can restore ? Other backups of smaller size, 119 gigs work apparently.. I ONLY want to restore a backup this way. I just don't get it why it isn't working .
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I think you tried to use the backup when you logged in your own account. To restore from a Time Machine backup then boot from the Recovery partition and then from the install menus restore from your Time Machine from their after you delete the old account.

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