Apple’s AirPort Time Capsule, which has an integrated HD, is used by Time Machine to perform regular backups of the Mac. Storage space can also be accessed by the users to save files – as if it were an external hard drive, but without wires. People were not aware of this side of the Apple AirPort Time Capsule, but this is how it is.
Apple Time Capsule Setup can be used to store a decent amount of data in a safe and secure way. You can also access the data in an easy way, but there is a process of doing that, which is what will be the main focus of the post today.
If you have a Time Capsule, check out the tip and learn how to access the files stored on it. Remember that you need to be connected to your AirPort network before you can perform the procedure.
If you are not connected to AirPort Time Capsule, then you won’t be able to access any of your files that you’ve stored on the device. So, make sure the connection is built. If you have any doubts, then you can consult Apple Router experts.
Anyhow, let’s move onto the steps, especially when you have checked that everything is intact, the device, connection, and your files.
Step 1: Open any window of the Finder and click “All …” in the left sidebar of the window. Then double-click the name of your AirPort Time Capsule.
Step 2: Now in the upper right corner of the Finder window, click “Connect As …”
Step 3: Enter your AirPort password – the password that was set in the initial Time Capsule configuration – and click “Connect”. If you can’t connect, then maybe you’ve entered the wrong password, so you need to check the password you’re typing because entering a wrong password multiple number of times could lock the device and then, you won’t be able to access your data until you opt for some other option to get inside the device.
Step 4. Finally, to access the files and backups stored in the AirPort HD, just double-click on the folder whose name you defined – by default, it is called “Data”.
Step 5. The remote disk will be mounted on your Mac’s desk. When you no longer need it, right-click and in the context menu click “Eject.”
Ready! With this simple tip, you can access the AirPort Time Capsule disk and recover files stored in Time Machine backup. Now, the process seems to be pretty straightforward, but in case, you come across any issue while performing the steps, then you can consult experts because they will guide you in the best possible way regarding this crucial process.