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    Dec 22, 2010
    Atascadero, CA, San Luis Obispo County
    Mac Pro, 10.5.1, 2 x 2.66 GHz Dual Core Intel Xeon, 10 GB 667 MHz DDR2 F8-DIMM / MacBook Pro
    OS X 10.5 reinstall lost files and volumes
    I have a Mac Pro and did a reinstall of Leopard. I now do not have any time machine backups showing since the reinstall. I do not have any of my previous files in the Documents folder and Parallels need reinstalling. All my apps and most important stuff was retrieved with Migration tool. I also backup important files frequently so I am not in emergency mode. Computer works great but I am uncomfortable not having access to Time Machine backup volumes. Is there a way to see if any of this data is in hidden volumes somewhere even if I don't remember exactly what the titles were, etc.? When I use the search tool I get no results and have not learned how to narrow the search to what I want. That's enough for now. New to this forum and am learning a lot. Thanks.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Trust your backups were to an external drive? If TM backups are stored on a partition of the Mac Pro hard drive and you formatted the drive they may be gone. With a Mac Pro as a suggestion, pop a SATA II drive into position No. 2 and simply back up there.

    Personally favour SuperDuper for backups. The internal drive is the fastest backup you can get, 3GB/s compared to an external using Firewire 800 or USB 2.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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