Alright so here's my issue. I've searched the web for quite some time and hopefully I can find some better info here.
I used to have a Time Machine that was set to backup an older Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro and TM both are dead, but I have saved the hard drive out of the TM. I now have a newer Mac Mini.
So I'm attempting to somehow access the files located on the old TM drive by connecting it through a dock to my Mac Mini, but can't seem to get that to work. The .sparsebundle file located on the drive is shown with a red circle with white bar icon, and I have no access or ability to double click and open the sparse bundle.
Is there a way I can change the permissions on this file to be able to open it? I'm completely at a loss here of what to do.
I'm fairly confident all of my data is located in the .sparsebundle. Finder shows the 2TB drive has over 1.3TB used. I also tried to verify disk in disk utility and it said the drive was fine.
Update So I managed to just right click the lock icon on this sparsebundle file and change permissions to read only. Now when I try to double click the .sparsebundle, it tells "Image not recognized". In disk utility, this sparsebundle appears in the left, with a volume underneath it called "Time Machine 3". I cannot run verify/repair on the .sparsebundle itself, but I can on the Time Machine 3 after mounting it, and it runs and says the disk is ok. The disk pops up and I can navigate to it in Finder, but this still doesn't allow me to access my files and folders saved on it. -__-
It seems like all of the actual data is stored in some cryptic "bands" folder.