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I got a new Mac in August 2009. I am running the same external hard drive for Time Machine that I did since April 2008.

When I open Time Machine, it only shows the backups to Aug 09. When I open that drive via Finder, I see all the files back to Apr 08.

I did change the name of my computer - but I could not figure out what to do from the Apple forum pages in this case.

Is there any way to access those files from Time Machine?

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Have a look here and if I understand well, number 17 might be the answer to your query

Apple - Support - Discussions - Time Machine -- Frequently Asked ...

Post back if it helps.

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You are a genius! That was it.

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No worries mate ... glad it worked for you.

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