i have a new mac and I want to retrieve some files from the backup of my previous one.

I have a disk mounted on a third Mac which is being used for Timemachine on both the new and old machine. In Finder I can navigate to the disk and see the sparse bundles for all the machines that have used the disk for backup. When I try and open the sparsebundle for the mac want to retrieve files from I get a popup: error popup

Any ideas on how to find out what the real problem is?

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Doh! I figured it out -- The disk was still mounted on the original machine - once I eject it I was able to mount it on the new one.

Hopefully this might help someone in the future.

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