Is Time machine capsule not working in Mac OS X Lion ? Time machine is a useful utility for preventing your data from being lost, the time machine works automatically and saves the data in the external drive called time capsule. The time machine saves all the changes that you make in the Mac hard drive at regular interval. Whenever the data is lost you can locate that file in the time capsule and then restore it in Mac drive for easy access. But what if the Time machine capsule not working in Mac OS X Lion. The probable reason could be that the application version you are using is not compatible with the Mac OS X lion so you have to update the application properly to the latest version. Another reason could be the time capsule where the backup files are saved is corrupted therefore it isn't responding. You don't have to worry much about the Time machine capsule not working in Mac OS X Lion as you can use the Mac data recovery software which is capable of recovering each and every file that is lost from the Mac drive. So you should download the software and then use it for recovery.