I can’t restore a password protected sparsebundle

  • Posted: 29 July 2012 03:55 PM

    I wanted to restore a password protected sparsebundle from my Time Machine backup.  But when I try to restore, the operation can’t be completed because I
    don’t have permission to access it.  It did succeed in overwriting my old file with something that can’t be opened.


    I tried changing my logon password to the password of the sparsebundle and rebooting, but that didn’t work.

    So how do I tell time machine or finder or OSX or whatever the
    password?

    How long do I have to work on this before the backup scrolls off of Time Machine?

         
  • Posted: 09 August 2012 02:04 PM #1

    Have you tried going into your Time Machine volume and locating the disk image, then dragging it to your desktop and trying to open it there? Might help?