Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) was the seventh major release of the OS X series.

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Is it okay to install OS X on an external drive, and then install that drive as an internal drive?

My internal drive is suffering hardware failure, so I bought OS X Snow Leopard (to upgrade my iMac from Leopard), a new drive, and a cheap external USB 2.0 enclosure. My plan is to install a clean ...
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What are the major differences between Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6)?

Leopard was released 2007 and Snow Leopard was released 2 years later in 2009. They both look pretty much the same, with a few minor GUI exceptions. They almost work the same, again with a few minor ...
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Eudora crashes under Snow Leopard when checking mail

I have a weird Eudora problem that I don't even know quite where to start to solve. I have three Intel Macs, (a MacBook, a Mac Air and a MacBook Pro) all running the latest update of 10.6.8 (including ...
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Move contents of one directory to another

I have a Time Machine backup of my entire system on a hard drive (the system folder and everything else seems to be there). How do I move all of the contents of this directory to another directory? ...
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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Connect to ODBC and export data as CSV?

Is there a way I can connect to a data source via ODBC and export the data to a CSV file on the mac? Open-source software to do this would be great, otherwise is it possible from the command-line?
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Time Machine forgets old backups?

I use a 2 TB drive for Time Machine and have used the disk for about a year or two. Today I wanted to check on an old file (an old version of MonoDevelop) and found out that my oldest backup is from ...
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App-switching confusion on a fresh OS X SnowLeopard 10.6 system

I am a new Mac user with an early 2008 MacBook, and I have a fresh installation of SnowLeopard 10.6. When I use CMD + TAB I can switch between running applications. But when I switch / choose between ...
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Terminal shortcut keys

I've recently immigrated from Ubuntu to Mac OSX Snow Leopard. I use the terminal (iterm2) extensively, and I am a great fan of shortcut keys. The standard shortcut keys (which work in any GUI ...
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Why are some icons sideways on my desktop?

On the current version of OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), I have an icon sideways on my desktop: Any idea why or what it signifies?
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How can I revert to Snow Leopard?

Lion is crashing on me all the time and I am sick of it. I would like to do a clean install of Snow Leopard, but when I insert the dvd and hold 'c' on boot the computer just locks up and I have to do ...
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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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Transfer of Snow Leopard license from broken MacBook Pro

I use a Mac Pro with Lion installed and I own a broken MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard on it. Am I allowed to install Snow Leopard on the Mac Pro in parallel to Lion? The MacBook Pro is totally dead and ...
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Gmail account in Mail on SnowLeopard: how well does it work?

I am using a gmail account in Mail (via IMAP) on Lion, and it works well. My dad just set up a gmail account and he is on SnowLeopard. Does a gmail account work correctly in Mail (also via IMAP) on ...
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Does Growl keep a history?

Does Growl, either natively or with an extension, keep a history, possibly accessible through a graphic interface? (something like Jumpcut, I mean) I'm talking about OSX 10.6 (hence Growl 1.2.2), I ...
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Late 2008 MacBook Pro no longer wakes up on its own

Plain and simple here: about one week ago, my MacBook Pro stopped adhering to its wake schedule. I have had it set to wake every weekday at 6 a.m. for as long as I can remember. It has done so with ...
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Is there a way to auto “put back” everything in Trash?

My wife saw the folder 'all documents' in Finder and decided to move it all to the trash. Now we have over 9,000 files in the trash and I haven't been able to find a way to put back everything with ...
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How to uninstall Xcode IDE without completely removing the dev tools

I wanted to enable the developer libraries in Mac (RoR, Perl, gcc etc.) so I installed Xcode. I am only interested in these command line tools and will not be using Xcode (or other GUI tools with Mac ...
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slapd not launching on Mac OS X 10.6

I have a slight problem with the openldap server installed with Mac OS X 10.6.8 (regular, not server). When I launch slapd in a terminal, it stops itself after 1 or 2 seconds... I just have the time ...
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Finder becomes unresponsive when viewing network folders with large amounts of files (OSX 10.6.8)

When loading a folder which contains around 500 video files (each approximately 200mb-700mb in size), Finder becomes unresponsive and displays the beach-ball. The folder in question is a networked ...
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Why would Exchange account work in Lion Mail and not Snow Leopard Mail?

My wife's corporate e-mail is on an Exchange server. Everything — Mail, Address Book, and iCal — used to work fine on Snow Leopard. Then they changed some things, including the URL. Now Snow Leopard ...
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Are there any keyboard shortcut prompt applications?

I've been dealing with repetitive stress injury in my mousing hand for many years. Each time it's flared up, I've managed to find something to delay the inevitable (e.g., switching from traditional ...
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Something keeps waking up my Mac, how do I find out what it is?

I have a Mac Pro that draws about 250 watts (so I read somewhere) when it's running full-bore. It apparently draws less than 90 when it's sleeping. For whatever reasons I like to leave it on ...
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Any side-effects when sharing a Time Machine backup disk between Lion and Snow Leopard?

Is there anything to consider if I want to share a Time Machine backup drive between a Lion machine and a Snow Leopard machine (a USB drive that I would be rotating between the two computers)? ...
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Remote Management

When remote management is enabled on a client computer, does the client computer keep logs of when the computer is being observed, when reports are generated, etc? If so, where would this log be ...
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Change Mac username

How can I change the username that pops up every time admin access is requested ? I've tried updating the account name in System Preferences -> Accounts
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Time Machine Error -36

I have a NAS device attached to my router. I'm using it as a backup device for my Mac Book Pro. I'm getting the following error: The backup disk image /Volumes/SHARE-1/MacBookPro.sparsebundle ...
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Is there a system freeze problem in Snow Leopard when there's no free memory?

For many months, I chased after the cause of my computer, a late-2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard and all available updates installed, locking up, forcing me to restart. It locked with a spinning ...
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OS stops receiving left (primary) mouse click

I've got a frustrating problem that seems to have cropped up within the last two months or so. Infrequently, the left (primary) click stops registering with the OS, so I can't really click on ...
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Is it possible to schedule running Mail.app rules?

I have a number of rules in Mail.app (these ones work!) to move e-mails which are X days old to trash. I'd like to run these rules at a specified time, eg: midnight. In this case, the particular ...
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Reinstalling Lion on a 3rd party SSD

I've purchased an SSD drive INTEL SSDSA2CW120G3 and had a guy in Apple Reseller store clone the original HDD to the SSD. The problem is, that the original HDD was almost dead and there were some ...
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How can I sort a Finder search by size on OS 10.6.8?

I'm using OSX 10.6.8, and when searching on finder, it doesn't let me sort files by size, is there a way to do this?
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apple mail 4.5 max. mbox export size limited to approx. 4.7GB

following is a problem that we have been trying to solve for a while now... we are attempting to archive a couple of rather large mail folders from within apple mail, they contain in excess of 20000 ...
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How do I open a file with an extension of .accdb?

I got a file contain extension of .accdb I don't know how to open or which software to use to read this file
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Can I type in inverse case, lIKE tHIS, with caps lock on?

Every so often, I have to type some text consisting mostly of uppercase letters, but with an occasional lowercase letter—essentially, sentence case, but inverted. On Windows, I would simply have caps ...
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Problems with AirPort on Snow Leopard (MacBook White)

Several days ago I performed a clean installation of Snow Leopard on my MacBook White (late 2009). As usual, everything works marvelous - except for the wireless connection to the internet. It keeps ...
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How do I format a (non-formatted) drive when the menu options in the Disk Utility are greyed out?

So I tried installing Lion on an old (white) Macbook, but first I wiped by my drive clean. Just to find out that I only had 1GB memory and Lion requires 2GB. Now the drive is clean, with no ...
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Can I create an iCloud account with a borrowed IOS5 device?

An IOS5 device is needed to create an iCloud account. I have a Macbook and an iMac both running Snow Leopard, but no IOS device nor a mobile.me account. I want to use iCloud's calendar features. I ...
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Icons don't appear immediately for downloaded programs

I've simply ignored this in the past, but I've always been curious. If I download a new program off the internet and drag it to my applications folder, it shows up as the default missing icon symbol, ...
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Software Update hangs…where can I see a log as to what its doing?

For the last 2 weeks Software Update on my Snow Leopard box seems to hang at "Installing 1 item...Writing files...". Where can I look to see if it is making progress or just hung up? It has been ...
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Internet page not loading, ping not working but host www.example.com return an IP

Sorry I'm being vague because I don't even know where the problem can be. Yesterday I was using the internet just fine. Today on the same wifi router and on another 3G connection, I couldn't access ...
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64 bit support with a 32 bit kernel in OS X Snow Leopard

I know that many apple laptops such as my Macbook 6,1 run a 32 bit kernel in OS X Snow Leopard. The kernel according to Apple can also run or "support" 64 bit applications. My question is how does the ...
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How can you search in the trash, and sort deleted files by date of deletion?

In Snow-Leopard: Is it possible to search in the Trash, and sort deleted files by date of deletion?
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What is a typical transfer rate for a Time Machine backup over FireWire?

I am doing a TM backup for the first time to a portable disk from my macbook Pro(mid 2010) over a firewire connection (both ends). The disk only contained a folder of around 20GB of manually backed up ...
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Unable to boot up with Snow Leopard DVD

I accidentally deleted my /bin folder. My computer is now permanently stuck at the Apple screen with an infinite spinning indicator. I have: Inserted my Snow Leopard DVD Held down c - nothing Held ...
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Can I flag a time machine backup so it never gets overwritten

I'm about to upgrade to lion and at some point in the future I might want to restore back to a snow leopard time machine backup. However, recently my first time backups have been overwritten. Is ...
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Why doesn't Airport reconnect after sleep or shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, running OS X 10.6.8) that does not reconnect to its stored WiFi network after it restarts or goes to sleep. To reconnect, I need to go into System Preferences ...
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Can't reset PRAM and reinstall OS!

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro 2010 13 inch, 2.4 GHz. Originally I had Snow Leopard installed on my Mac, then I was trying to upgrade it to Lion (official version from App Store). During the ...
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Accessing encrypted FileVault 2 (?) partition from Snow Leopard

I'm trying to access an encrypted partition on an external hard drive. My dad formatted it in OS X Lion before sending me the drive. I am running Snow Leopard with no access to a Lion install... ...
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Where does System Preferences store the name of the Time Machine Destination

I am trying to create a script to determine the destination of time machine on a number of computers I manage. It shows very clearly via Time Machine Settings in System Prefs. I need to be able to ...