I can't figure out how to access my Time Machine backups since Apple replaced a defective hard drive.
My setup: iMac 24" (Early 2009), 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.7.3. I have been running Time Machine to back up all files.
Source of original problem: 1 TB hard drive developed problems while the machine was still under AppleCare.
The fix to the original problem: I took the machine to my nearest Apple store, where the diagnosis was to replace the hard drive. I got the repaired iMac back three days later.
The current problem:
When I got home and powered the iMac up for the first time, I noticed that the Apple techs had already set up a new user account. Everything has been working fine, except that this new user account is not the same as the old one on the machine (i.e. the one I was using prior to the hard drive problem).
As a result, I can't seem to access any of the Time Machine backups I made prior to having the iMac repaired.
How do I access the Time Machine backups made before the repair? Is there a way to query the Time Machine backups for the user account for which they were created?