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Time Machine Backup got corrupted. Where would the User Settings file/s be?

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Okay so I have a Mac that I'm trying to fix for someone. I used Time Machine and backed up their stuff fine. I restored it once fine. I did nothing to the external HDD between then and now but they started having issues so they asked me to restore the Time Machine backup. So...I went to do so and I got all of these errors about not mounting and whatnot. I tried repairing and verifying the disk (not the partition) and would fail to complete. Last night I plugged the Time Machine backup HDD into my Windows and used a program called HFS Explorer to extract all of the files though I don't know where the one/s containing the user data would be.

Are there any files holding maybe the username and all the information used when installing a clean install? That's what I'm doing and I can't really bug the owners at this point to get the info.

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from what I can tell looking at my backup file all there are are execultable files.. this is when I show package contents from the sparse bundle.. perhaps you can just double click those, though I have quite a few..
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on another note, are you able to see the .sparsebundle file? if so you should be able to just click on that to mount the backup and explore it.
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