Time Machine - Black Screen

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by RatHat, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. RatHat macrumors member

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    Anyone know how to fix this?

    If I enter Time Machine, the initial finder window is fine and I can see the contents, but if I scroll back, each finder window is just black.

    Time machine is showing that it has created the backups, and if I go into Finder outside of Time Machine, I can access each backup that has been made.

    Strange.
     
  2. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    I have the same issues, I'm hoping it's fixed along with numerous other Mavericks issues soon.

    I noticed it a few days back and feel better I'm not alone.
     
  3. hijonathan macrumors newbie

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    You have to first open the sparse disk image

    I had the same issue as well. In the past, time machine backups were simple folders in my external drive. Now, they're all inside of a sparse disk image, and for some reason, clicking "Enter Time Machine" doesn't open that image.

    Anyway, the fix is to go into your external drive and manually open (double-click) the sparse disk image (your backup). Then enter time machine.
     
  4. RatHat thread starter macrumors member

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    That does the trick! Thanks for that. Hope Apple come up with a permanent fix soon though, and also get the icon spinning again.
     
  5. Darryllesch macrumors newbie

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    Hi Iam having the same issue, I directly went into my time capsule and double clicked on my back and it mounted into my finder, but when I reload time machine all pink dates are still showing black screens. Any other suggestions or I am doing something wrong?
     
  6. user92837423 macrumors newbie

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    sparse disk image solution works but only until restart

    I have the same problem described by RatHat, and the solution posted by hijonathan works but only until I restart my computer. After restarting the computer Time Machine continues to show black screens after the initial screen until the sparse disk image is manually opened again. How do I resolve this permanently?
     
  7. searching-again macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here.
     
  8. Dinky2 macrumors newbie

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    Restore not working

    Is there a solution to this problem ? The fix mentioned does not work for me. I still get the blank screen. Additionally, positioning Finder on the folder I am interested in prior to entering TM does not work either. It will always jump to my home folder before starting TM. Looking at the sparse bundle makes me worried a little bit, because I have not been able to detect any backup files as yet. The backup log shows no problems, though, so I guess (hope) backing up is working, but I am not sure. In any case it does not really make a difference if restore is not working
     

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