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To be able to view invisible files… Open Applescript Editor, in Applications > Utilities then copy/paste this to a new script... tell application "System Events" set hiddenFilesDisplayStatus to do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles" set hiddenFilesNewDisplayStatus to "NO" if ...


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Open Applescript Editor, in Applications > Utilities then copy/paste this to a new script... tell application "System Events" set hiddenFilesDisplayStatus to do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles" set hiddenFilesNewDisplayStatus to "NO" if hiddenFilesDisplayStatus is "NO" then ...


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You can still access data from "dee's backup" by selecting "Browse Other Time Machine Disks" from Time Machine's Dock menu. (Right click or click-and-hold on TM's icon in the Dock.) TM is holding onto both sets of data because even though YOU know you copied all the data from the old machine to the new, all TM knows is that a bunch of data just showed up on ...


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Don’t attempt to merge them. All that will do is corrupt the MBP backup, which is the only one that matters. There’s no use in keeping the old one. It’s just redundant. Think of it as a useless block of data that’s just clogging up disk space. Time machine is only deleting the MBP backups because those are the only backups it recognizes as Time Machine ...


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Time Machine will be able to restore all files. Depending on what you want to restore, you may restore the whole partition or only single files or folders. Setting up Time Machine you may choose which folders or files to exclude from the backup. Here is an example of the Time Machine UI: You may navigate with the Time Machine.app in your Time Machine ...


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Prerequisites: – admin account & password – AFP-share & server IP-address Boot the Computer into recovery mode. Open Terminal in the Utilities menu At the prompt enter: cd /Volumes Create a sub-directory in Volumes as a mount point for your time machine share: mkdir TimeMachine Enter cd TimeMachine Enter pwd. pwd should show /Volumes/TimeMachine ...


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Recovery mode needs a netboot server (like OS X server app) to serve up that image. You could set one up or you could copy the backup instance to a USB drive and connect it locally. For netboot, I'd recommend deploy studio as your go to solution in terms of ease of use and robustness of the solution. Also, if you just need user files and applications, you ...


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While the backup is running, detailed information gan be gained by tmutil status which should return something like this: Backup session status: { BackupPhase = Copying; ClientID = "com.apple.backupd"; DateOfStateChange = "2014-12-18 14:14:21 +0000"; DestinationID = "B4AF88-5AD5-49BE-B254-650B44E20499"; DestinationMountPoint = ...


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Download and install BatchMod Open the Users folder in the backup: Drag the user folder (in my example 'eva') to BatchMod: Modify the settings like in the picture above Hit Apply - you will be asked to enter your password. It may take a while to adjust the new permissions. Copy all needed files and folders to your new user folder


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The easiest thing by far is migrating and making a clean (non time machine) back up of your root or desktop file system. Time Machine is great but it makes what you are doing unnecessarily laborious. Though it takes a while to migrate and then copy and then reinstall a clean copy most of that time is passive work. So just set it and forget it or your going ...


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Your account has to have the same username as the pre-wipe account. Make a new account with the pre-wipe account's username, and you should be able to get your files without needing to authenticate every time! (Thanks to 0942v8653 for saying that you only need the username. If it still doesn't work, try making the password the same too.)


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The comments about encryption pointed me in the right direction. Can you reinstall OS X on a FileVault 2-encrypted drive? has the answer; you need to erase the drive first, and you need to do it from a terminal. Use diskutil cs list to get the UUID of the Logical Volume Group. It's the first listed: CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found) | ...


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If you look on that Time Machine drive you should see a top-level folder named Backups.backupdb. If you open that folder you will see a machine name folder, inside that a series of dated folders representing individual backup instances. Inside each of those you will find "Macintosh HD" or whatever your hard disk used to be called. In there, find your files! ...


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The easiest way to be sure that all your clients' backups are encrypted is to create an encrypted sparse (bundle) image using Leopard (10.5) on the server using hdutil. The newer versions of OSX should be able to read/write to the older encrypted volume without a problem. Here is an example using a Linux AFP server... ...


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Successively run: tmutil status And look at NumberOfChangeItems: $ tmutil status Backup session status: { BackupPhase = ThinningPreBackup; ClientID = "com.apple.backupd"; DateOfStateChange = "2014-12-14 16:32:00 +0000"; DestinationID = "25933E19-B889-4FAF-B421-53AFE4C68B58"; DestinationMountPoint = "/Volumes/Time Machine Backups"; NumberOfChangedItems = ...


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Recovering a few files (or even most of them) in a backup does you no good. It's no longer a backup. I wouldn't even attempt to recover from this problem. Wipe the drive, let TM start backing up anew to it, and chalk this up as a lesson learned. It's easy to keep Time Machine itself backed up. Just start a TM backup on a different disk, and occasionally ...


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First things first, switch off Time Machine. Any further backups to that drive will hamper your ability to recover your files. You're going to need some sort of data recovery app to dig down through your hard drive to recover the data that was there which has hopefully not been overwritten. EaseUS is a pretty good recovery program that I have used to ...


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Apple has an official tutorial for this.


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Basically your CoreStorage Volume Group got corrupted. Usually a simple CoreStorage Volume Group looks like this: CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found) | +-- Logical Volume Group 9D2BA4BA-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx ========================================================= Name: Macintosh HD Status: Online Size: ...


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http://pondini.org has massive amounts of info on troubleshooting Time Machine. In particular, "Reconnecting" to your backups may answer your question.


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Is it possible the snapshots being deleted are local snapshots (see http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202301) and not on the external? Local snapshots start getting deleted when free space your internal volume (not the backup volume) drops below 20%.


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Not much of a solution, but I did manage to get the heat down, the battery life back up, the search indexing and Time Machine all functioning again. How? I backed everything up, wiped the drive and re-installed the OS from scratch. Might have had a virus, might have been a broken app, may have been something else running uncontrollably in the background. ...


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Not everything makes perfect sense, but I believe this set of instructions will help you along. Review the entire articles below: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18872 - for the erase and reinstall http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 - for setting up backups once the restore is complete Outline of the process: make sure the backup is safe and ...


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You will need to enable and configure the Time Machine service on the Server as per this set of instructions. Pay attention to any size limits you may want to enforce for the Time Machine backups when creating the destination location. Turn off Time Machine in System Preferences. Copy your existing Time Machine backup structure to the new location. Open ...


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This problem is caused by Apple's sandboxing of Preview (and other apps). Preview does not receive an entitlement to access the PDF if you just pass it a string to open. From Apple's release notes: Compatibility Notes When sending commands to a sandboxed application, such as TextEdit in OS X Mountain Lion, parameters that refer to files must be of ...


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Deleting Time Machine backups can take a very long time, since they can contain hundreds of thousands of files. Moving the files to the trash can take a long time, emptying the trash can take a long time, and using command line "rm" commands can take a long time. By long time I mean tens of hours. Usually the fasted way to remove such numbers of files is to ...


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I thought initially that Time Machine was stuck on the name of the initial excluded iPhoto Library, but even changing the library name, and even moving it to a different location didn't fix the issue. I was able to get the iPhoto library to backup, but there is definitely a bug with Time Machine and removing exclusions. I had to use iPhoto Library ...


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If you have a 3tb drive would you not partition it? 1tb would be HUGE for OS and apps, I can't imagine the number of apps you'd need to fill that much space. Do remember though, that you'd still need to backup your data (SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner are sometimes more useful for data backup). As you have a MacPro then dropping a new, smaller boot drive ...


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The Time Machine backups became disassociated with the new drive because of the change to the UUID of the new drive. With a little usage of tmutil in Terminal following the directions here, you can rebuild the association of the Time Machine backups to the new drive.


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Open Time Machine > backups.backupdb > [ComputerName] > Latest Once in there, everything is set out just like your old Machine's drive & file hierarchy.


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In case the OP isn't aware Lightroom does not alter your original image files. Instead it maintains a single SQLLite database file with all your image edits. If you copy a file from Finder it will not reflect any edits made in Lightroom. You need to export the image from Lightroom, at which point LR makes a new copy of your photo with the edits 'baked in'. ...


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I have just resolved my issue. My wireless has both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz. My iMac that has shared drive Time Machine sits in 5.0Ghz. My MacBook Pro was at 2.4Ghz. That's why it couldn't find it.


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There is a C function 'CSBackupSetItemExcluded' you can use to tell Time Machine to exclude a file. You can find it documented here... https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/MacOSX/Reference/Backup/#//apple_ref/c/func/CSBackupSetItemExcluded


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New in OSX 10.10.1 (for me at least ...). When, in Time Machine preferences, you turn Time Machine OFF and later turn it ON again, local backups come back like a recurring nightmare. Must disable local again.



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