First Aid Failed.

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Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 18,532
Re: First Aid Failed.

JPAlbert wrote:

A time machine backup is just that ... it's a backup of data that already exists elsewhere.

Not quite.  Time Machine saves old versions of your files, along with copies of the current ones.  Not every old version, but some of them.

So... if the backup partition is "un-fixable"... you could erase it and "start fresh", because your data STILL EXISTS on the source volume.

Your current data "STILL EXISTS on the source volume" (assuming that the current volume is not corrupted).  The old versions of that data don't, unless you're using another method (e.g., "Save As 'Draft1.docx', 'Draft2.docx', 'Draft3.docx') to make it possible to backtrack.

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