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    Cannot get to old Time Machine backups
    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?

    Thanks...

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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.

    Cheers ... McBie
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    You are a genius! That was it.

    Many thanks.

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

    Cheers ... McBie
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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