help: recovering files using time machine

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  1. paolosy

    paolosy Member

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    i cant restore my time machined files. it said "you do not have enough privilege to view these items" when i tried to recover my files. maybe its because of filevault? how do i recover my files? i know my filevault password but i dont know where to login.

    i dont know if there's already a thread about this issue.. i used the search function but an error always occur --> Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 12582912 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 35 bytes) in /newhdd/home/philmug/web/forum/search.php on line 983
     
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    Are you logged-in as an admin? Your user profile must have a "no access" status. If so, tweak the Sharing & Permission on the volume where your timemachined files are located. Here's how...
    1. Click the volume on your desktop/finder used by Time Machine.
    2. Press ⌘+⌥+i, Get Info window will appear.
    3. Somewhere at the bottom is the Sharing & Permission. If locked, you are required to key-in an admin password. Look for your username and click at the Privilege column opposite your name then choose "Read & Write".
    4. Restore the lock at rightmost bottom.
    Hope these would help.
     
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    thanks sir but i still cant access my time machine. i googled time machine and filevault.. apparently time machine doesn't work well when you activate filevault. :(
     
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    How do I copy files from a Time Machine backup to my current desktop?
     
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    Just locate the file/s from your Time Machine volume then drag & drop them to your desktop.
     
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    Doesn't seem to work that way on my iBook. I just highlighted the files and clicked restore. Then they were copied to my current desktop. What a neat feature. First time I needed it. And badly too.
     
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