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    Time capsule empty - backups on desktop

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    Time capsule empty - backups on desktop
    Hi, The power went out & my iMac wouldn't reboot past the white screen. To fix this issue, tried reinstalling the OS but I was unable to restore everything from my Time Capsule backup because there weren't any backups avail. I found all of my backups 'backups.backupdb' on my desktop. Somehow I was able to restore my photos, music & docs through the time machine. It took forever. Then the next day I received my snow leopard in the mail which I needed for my iPhone 5 to work with iTunes. I installed that tonight & my time capsule now only has one backup. All of my other backups are on my desktop & the icon looks like it can be ejected. Is there a way to get these back onto my time capsule & restore my computer to the latest backup before the power went out? I'm scared to turn off my computer & my brain hurts.

    Thanks in advance to anyone that can understand what I'm saying & give me a solution.

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    Time capsule empty - backups on desktop
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    You were fortunate. When the iMac is back the way you want it activate Time Machine. Personally prefer cloning the drive to an external that way you have a bootable backup in the case of failure (touches wood).
    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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