I had an old 2017 MacBook Pro that was wiped and sent away. My problem is I need to get a file from a Time Machine backup that I have of that machine stored on my Synology NAS. I use this NAS as a Time Machine backup disk for all of my Macs. I'm able to mount the Sparsebundle on my 13" M1 Macbook Pro but I can't see any files. What I really need to do is go back to a certain date to recover a few megabytes worth of text files. Here is what it looks like in Finder when the sparsebundle is mounted:
I tried holding down the Option key and clicking on the Time Machine icon to "Browse Other Backup Disks". I'm able to find the drive I'm looking for but the interface to go back in time freezes and is unable to go back or display other dates.
Exploring the sparesbundle on the file explorer on the NAS shows files and there is data in the bands folder. The sparsebundle weighs in at about 144GB so I'm confident I should be able to access my deleted files on it somehow. I don't see a
I tried downloading the sparsebundle locally and messing with it on my local hard drive instead of over the network but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.
I got desperate and fired up the Migration Assistant app to see if I could restore the Time Machine backup to a fresh account but after a few hours staring at Loading Backup... I gave up.
Any other ideas on how I can access this Time Machine backup to recover a few files?