12-24-2009, 06:48 AM #1How do I get data from my external HDD
Well I have got an interesting problem.
I was running Leopard on my Black MB. About a month ago, I decided to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Hence backed up the entire data to my 1TB external HDD using TimeMachine.
After a clean install of Snow Leopard, it was time for me to create users. Hence I created a new user, say 'neo'. Everything is fine. My MB works perfectly fine.
In Leopard, I had a user called 'neoanderson' and all the data is backed up under that name. And after upgrade I did not do a restore using the inbuilt restore utility - simply because I had a lot of unwanted stuff I installed i did not want restored. I thought I could selectively restore the data.
Now coming to the problem. If I connect my 1TB external HDD to my MB and start TimeMachine, it starts backing up the current data under user 'neo'. But I cannot see the TimeMachine backups for user 'neoanderson' - although they are existing in the ext. HDD.
Since its not showing in TimeMachine, I cannot restore the data. Hence,
1) I'd like to know how can I restore the data under user 'neoanderson' to user 'neo'
2) Secondly, I have a few widgets that I installed in Leopard that I'd like to have in Snow Leopard. Given the above background how can I do this.
I have best tried to explain my situation, I know its a bit complicated
Hence any help would be appreciated.
TIAApple MacBook Black 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 250 GB HDD, 2 GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Window 7 via BootCamp
12-24-2009, 07:21 AM #2
right click the time machine icon on the dock and select " browse other time machine disks " .... then select the backup used by " neoanderson "
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12-28-2009, 06:15 AM #3
Thx McBie... it worked. I was able to get my data from the backup.Apple MacBook Black 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 250 GB HDD, 2 GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.2, Window 7 via BootCamp
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