Unable to VERIFY Time Machine Backup(s)

jmac0408

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Original poster
Dec 5, 2018
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Hamilton, ON
Attempting to VERIFY backup files downloaded and installed via Time Machine to an external HD. Research has indicated that a NETWORKED external HD will NOT allow/permit the option to "Verify Backup", i.e. the option is "greyed out" when performing OPTION + Time Machine icon in Menu bar.


From a mounted/connected via USB (not Networked ?) WD My Passport for Mac 4TB icon on Desktop, I perform/select the following sequence/progression:

Right-click to OPEN > Backups.backupdb > John's Macbook Air > (select a ramdom backup file from the list of saved backup files) > Macintosh HD > Applications / Library / System / Users > Library > Caches = EMPTY and no SAFARI folder shown !!! The other 3 available folders from the list do show content.

Is this a problem or concern? If so, would there be a resolution process to perform?

Any and all input/direction will be greatly appreciated.

MacBook Air (early 2015)
High Sierra 10.13.6
 
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