OT: How to restore a complete HD on Mac?

Phil Jimmieson phil at liverpool.ac.uk
Wed Jul 21 05:11:53 EDT 2010

Hi Tiemo,
if you start up your Mac with a system installation disk rather than its built-in disk, there's an option on that to restore from a Time Machine backup (and since you're booted from another disk nothing on your built-in disk ought to be in use).

On 21 Jul 2010, at 10:01, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:

> Hi,
> I have done several backups of my Mac HD with time machine, but have never
> had the need to restore. Because of my unsolved Rev-Valentina-GermanUmlaute
> problem I want to restore my complete HD from time machine, because I think
> it only can be a bug in any Update of Mac OS within the last few month.
> Now, when starting the restore of time machine I selected all Folders of
> Macintosh HD from the wanted timestamp I get the error: "The object "User"
> can't be changed or deleted, because it is used from Mac OS X".
> What am I doing wrong? How to restore the complete HD?
> Thanks for any hint
> Tiemo
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