Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Can't restore MP3s from a Time Machine backup to new Macbook Pro running Lion

    Member Since
    Sep 04, 2011
    Posts
    3
    Can't restore MP3s from a Time Machine backup to new Macbook Pro running Lion
    I recently purchased a new Macbook Pro, and have successfully installed Lion on it. (It had Snow Leopard coming out of the box.) I restored successfully from a Time Machine backup that was done on Leopard, on my old Macbook that died in June. However, for some reason the iTunes music folder didn't have any MP3s - it had all the folders (bands, albums, etc.), but all but a few folders were empty. (I think I restored maybe 60 MP3s total.)

    The MP3s *are* on an earlier backup. But the Time Machine isn't allowing me to access/restore from any of the older backups. I opened the backup in a Finder window, but when I try to copy the "iTunes Music" folder from the backup to the MBP, it denies me permission. Ditto with the individual folders within. I *can* copy the individual MP3s, but with well over 10,000 MP3s, this is not a very good option!

    Any ideas as to why I can't access the earlier backups in Time Machine, or why I'm not being allowed to copy the iTunes folder to the MBP?

  2. #2
    Can't restore MP3s from a Time Machine backup to new Macbook Pro running Lion
    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Have you tried using Migration Assistant to port all of the needed data over from the Time Machine backup? I've found that's usually a lot easier.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  3. #3
    Can't restore MP3s from a Time Machine backup to new Macbook Pro running Lion

    Member Since
    Sep 04, 2011
    Posts
    3
    having the same problem if I try to use Migration Assistant - getting a message saying I don't have permission.

  4. #4
    Can't restore MP3s from a Time Machine backup to new Macbook Pro running Lion
    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Have you tried running Verify/Repair Permissions against the Time Machine drive, using Disk Utility?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  5. #5
    Can't restore MP3s from a Time Machine backup to new Macbook Pro running Lion

    Member Since
    Sep 04, 2011
    Posts
    3
    problem resolved - spoke with AppleCare, advised to drag the iTunes music file from the back up disk to the Library in iTunes itself. This worked.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-26-2014, 09:53 PM
  2. Restoring from a Lion Time Machine backup onto a MacBook running Leopard
    By midmarchsnow in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-06-2011, 04:36 PM
  3. Can I restore the OS from Time Machine backup?
    By sun in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-21-2011, 04:14 PM
  4. trying to restore from time machine backup
    By egobuster1 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-17-2010, 01:58 PM
  5. Restore Macbook from NAS Time Machine backup?
    By Cheetah05 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-22-2010, 02:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •