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Recver Back file from Time Machine

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Hi

time Machine was activated on my mac.  It was necessary to reformat the drive on my mac.  System is now back up and running.  However, I cannot connect to the backup in time machine in order to restore the files.  The back was placed on a QNAP server with the Time Machine Service activated.  Although I can see the file in the Time Machine app on the QNAP, I cannot connect to the file nor find its location


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Justin Pierce, CEH earned 2000 total points
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Hi freshfordian,

    In a nutshell your Mac thinks your Time Machine (TM) backups, after you reformatted, are for a different Mac. However, don't fret because you have a few options: (1) If you haven't put all of your apps and files on your newly formatted Mac you can reformat again and use the "transfer settings" option to have your old TM backups associated with your Mac. (2) You can use Terminal to help you manually associate the old TM backups with your newly formatted Mac. Here is a good step-by-step to help you along: http://pondini.org/TM/B6.html

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Thanks a Million! Worked a treat
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