Time machine not backwards compatible?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Buckeyes1995, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Buckeyes1995 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2011
    I've got about 1/2 a year of Backups (Mountain Lion). When running Mav DP7, I can launch Time Machine, I can see the backup tabs.. but can't restore to any of them. Anyone been able to see and restore files backed up under ML in Mav?
  2. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    I thought there was something in release notes about it not being compatible with earlier versions of OS X, or not compatible with 10.8.4 or earlier.

    Not at home to double check, hope you get it figured out.
  3. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Correct, you can retrieve data and Apps but you can't restore to an older OS.

    The way to go back would be to use your USB ML instal drive and clean install ML and then use Migration Assistant to retrieve the TM data, Apps and settings.

    Not home either but I remember retrieving a data file that was pre Mavericks in an early DP.

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