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Amir Abedaccessing time machine with pc
by on Sep 5, 2012 at 12:40:23 am

I have my macbook backed up using time machine. This computer is on its way out and my new computer is going to be a PC. How can I bring all my backed up time machine files over to the PC? Thanks.


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Adrian RamosRe: accessing time machine with pc
by on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:01:29 am

Whatever storage device you have the TM backup on is likely formatted HFS+, so you'll need to find a way to access that kind of filesystem on a Windows computer.

You can use HFSExplorer to perform such a feat. Just be sure you have Sun's Java runtime for Windows installed ahead of time.

Lastly, once you have read access to the disk you'll want to browse to Backups.backupd/<computer name>/Latest should get you your latest backup. Your documents will be in the sub folder <hard disk name>/Users/<user name>.


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Peter ArdernRe: accessing time machine with pc
by on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:44:43 am

Thanks man, you saved my bacon with this post.Managed to resurrect my old iphoto and itunes libraries from an external drive. Kudos bro


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