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Try to connect the TM Backup drive to your mac and hold the alt/opt key when booting. You should be able to see your time machine drive and boot from it. Once booted you can restore the time machine backup to your new SSD.


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You can pare down the backup by using selective deletions with an external tool such as iTunes Backup Manager


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I've found a solution. Just delete the undesired folders. Delete and recreate the "latest" alias to the desired date (folder named by date). Boom! Backup is available from that datetime.


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There is a way to access directly to the data saved within a .abbu (Address Book Backup) directory. Let's say you saved your address book as proposed by default with the name Contacts - DD-MM-YYYY.abbu. You will have to use the command line for this with: cd 'Contacts - DD-MM-YYYY.abbu/Metadata' plutil -convert xml1 * If you want to work directly on ...


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One of the backup folders was causing a problem. Here is where the backups are stored: On Windows at %AppData%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ On Mac it's at ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup Here's what to do: Move all the folders in the Backup folder to a different location Move a single folder back (I did it in reverse chronological ...



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