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  1. #1

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    Feb 13, 2012
    sparsebundle and user file backup
    I have been unable to open "sparsebundle" on my iMac, O/S snow leopard. Being new to time machine, woudl you please give me the basics?

    Is it possible to use the carbon copy backup program to just back up my user files on a daily basis, on the same external hard drive, a LaCie unit ?

    Thanks, Robert K.

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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    Why are you trying to open the sprasebundle file? Is the data you need not loading in the Time Machine app?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Jan 23, 2009
    Born in Scotland, Worked in Scotland then England, Now live in Wales
    2013 27" iMac Fusion SSD & 3TB IHD, 32GB (Maver
    Hi Robert

    You asked for the basics. Here are links to everything you need to know about setting up Time Machine (TM); how to restore from TM, and more.

    Hope this helps.


    Apple - Support - 503
    How to restore a hard drive using Time Machine | Macworld
    Mac Basics: How to set up Time Machine | Macworld

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 13, 2012
    Thanks for responding. I thought that I could recover some lost some documents with Time Machine. Under "user" all I get is sparsebundle.
    I thought all user files would be there since time machine does not show anywhere else where my files could be.
    I have an iMac, 14 months old which uses the use snow leopard OS.
    Thanks for trying to help me.
    Robert K.

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