I had to do a Time Machine restore on my internal MacBook Pro 750gb hard drive. The complete backup contains nearly 700gb of data. Twice, the restore process failed at the exact same point because of a file that could not be read from my external Time Machine backup disk. When trying to manually copy everything onto my reformatted internal hard drive, I found the corrupted file that was blocking the entire restoring process - a 6,5 mb MP4 clip!
My problem, it is:
- impossible to delete or replace this corrupted file on the backup version of my computer
- impossible to simply ignore this file during the restoration process
- impossible to reboot my computer once a manual restoration (minus the corrupted file) is completed - the computer doesn't recognize the System Folder, even though it has been copied in one step, from the Time Machine backup disk onto my internal hard drive.
- re-installing the OS on my "manually-restored-internal-HD" erased numerous important software extensions
Applications like Carbon Copy Cloner allow to copy everything except whatever cannot be read or written, and simply gives a report of the corrupted files at the end of the process. Is there any way of doing the same with Time Machine ? In other words, can I ask Time Machine to skip / ignore unreadable or corrupted files when restoring ?