Time Machine does backups but won't open

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Icekill, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Icekill macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2011
    I have a weird problem with Lion 10.7.2 and Time Machine. It didn't happen at first when i upgraded to Lion, in fact i don't know when did it start to fail, just noticed it today.

    The backups are being executed properly in my external WD MyPasport Firewire, i can also enter in the TM disc and see all the backup files etc, but when i click on "Open time Machine" nothing happens.

    I can open the preferences perfectly, it's just Time Machine what won't open. The console doesn't show anything either.

    Any idea of how to fix it?
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Have you tried verification of the hdd and a permissions repair? Sounds like your backups are being conducted ok, but TM has become corrupt somehow.

    Could also try resetting your PRAM

  3. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

    Carl Sagan

    May 31, 2011
    The Universe
    Got exactly the same problem. TM worked just fine before getting 10.7 on the machine...
  4. dantak macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2007
    Same thing here for weeks. No solution yet. Not ready to go to mountain lion yet.
  5. minifridge1138 macrumors 65816

    Jun 26, 2010
    Old thread, but I found it while having the same problem and then I found a solution.

    Force quiting Finder worked for me.

    Apple Menu -> Force Quit -> Finder

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