My external hard drive, which I was backing up with Time Machine, finally died. I want to retrieve some of those files, but when I go into Time Machine I can't navigate to those files because Time Machine does not show the drive.

I have examined the "Backups.backupdb" folder and can see that the associated drive still exists within the Time Machine backup, but I am having difficulty navigating to files (for some reason items within folders will just "disappear").

How can I recover my files?

  • Have you purchased and hooked up a new external drive with the same name as the one which died and attempted to restore files? – IconDaemon Jun 15 '14 at 22:31
  • I'm looking to do the same no luck yet...try this superuser.com/questions/65146/… – user115660 Feb 21 '15 at 22:18

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