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How can I format a USB drive on a Mac so that it works on all old PCs as well? [duplicate]

I've tried FAT32 but old PCs won't read it. I could try NTFS but then Macs would treat it as read-only. I'm pretty sure I've seen USB sticks that work on Macs and PCs but I don't have any to hand so ...
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How to see how much storage is used per app on OS X?

I was wondering if there is a way to check how much space is used for each app that's installed on your mac. When you click on the Apple logo left on top, then "About this mac" you can see at the tab "...
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How to delete my photo library on my iphone 5C [duplicate]

My iPhone 5C shows that I have 2.7GB on my photo library but I don't have any photos at all in my photo library or albums. How do I empty this amount of space and make it available? I go to "settings"...
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What is tmp.0.sDQWBe?

I have a file called tmp.0.sDQWBe located on my MacBook/Macintosh HD /private/var/folders/k1/(a ton of random text)/T/tmp.0.sDQWBe. The file is 13.2GB and I have no idea what it is. I want to delete ...
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Files missing when connecting iPad to Windows 10

When I connect my iPad to my Windows 10 computer, it shows the device "iPad" with the "Internal Storage" as a folder. This storage contains three folders with a couple of pictures and videos I took ...
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How do I find all files categorized movies on my disk?

In the dialog of "About this Mac", started from below the Apple menu item, the Storage 'tab' says there are 42.43 GB of Movies. Ok, how do I find all those files that the system categorizes as movies?...
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My Mail app is eating up my space

When I click on General -> Storage & iCloud Usage -> Manage Storage -> Mail, The Mail and Attachments are taking up 1 GB space. But I don't have any email on my ipad. I recently tried to share a ...
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How can I get iCloud Photo Library to use less storage space on my iPad?

My iPad only has 16 GB of space, and I have iCloud Photo Library switch on but set to "Optimise iPad Storage". However, my iPad is now showing "0 bytes" available, and my Photo Library is taking up 2....
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Hidden files taking up hard disc space?

I’ve used DaisyDisk to analyse my file usage on my MacBook Pro (mid–2012), but the numbers aren’t adding up. Of 500GB, it shows ~425GB used, but the breakdown only adds up to 280GB. The diagram itself ...
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Can there be two separate Time Machine Backups on the same external drive?

I'm interested in buying an external hard drive. I'd like to know whether if it's possible (and simple if so) to have two separate Time Machine Backups from two different MacBooks at the same time?
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iTunes Match automatically downloading songs in the background

Since a few days after latest iOS release I noticed my iPhone started filling up with space and I saw that some of it was taken up by iTunes downloads. I have iTunes Match but apparently it downloads ...
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Suspicious storage space utilization in my MacBook [duplicate]

I'm getting an error that my storage space is full and I don't know how this is possible. I recently deleted almost 200GB space and there's no way on earth that my disk space is that much fuller: ...
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There's something clogging up my Startup Disk space, I can't find it even using Disk Inventory X

For some reason there's something clogging up my Startup Disk space. I can't find it even using Disk Inventory X.
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Monitor which folder has used the disk storage

I got a mac air with only 256 GB storage. Some apps must be using the storage and after deleting and moving everything I can (down to relocate mail and dropbox to external disk using symbolic links ...
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iPhone 6S 9.2 storage usage

I want ask you why in usage section of iPhone 6s it says I have 2.6 GB in mail. However, have delete all inbox, sent,trash etc. There is nothing in the mail. How do I get the storage in the usage ...
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photo storage on iCloud?

OSX El Capitan -- I need to clean out my startup disk. I tried uploading all 11,000 items in my iPhoto to iCloud but I can't because I need more storage there. Which makes more sense, paying for ...
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94 photos and 463 MB

I have an iPhone 4s 16 GB. I realized my photos took up a lot of space so I put most of them on my USB drive. I only kept 94 of them on my phone. But they still take up 463 MB of data. I looked at ...
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Not enough storage

I have an 8GB iPhone. I've had not enough storage for a while so I went through my photos and deleted 100. I also deleted old notes that I don't need. I also deleted an app of 81.5 MB. I tried ...
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ssd is full on os x

How do I know where the other is and how to remove it? I watched the entire disk, all the files occupy about 50 gigabytes, which could occupy the remaining space on the disk? Please tell me how to fix ...
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Does deleting a photo from iCloud on PC affect its copy on iPhone storage?

I want to ask if I delete a pic from iCloud online, does it get deleted from the iPhone too?
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What counts as data/storage on iphone 4s?

My phone has told me that my data/storage is hitting the limit. My question is what exactly makes up this data/storage? Is it the notes I keep on it? Saved texts? I've seen the categories and how ...
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Why my Mac is showing only 250 GB out of 500 GB?

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) It comes with a 500 GB hard but today when I checked it it's only showing 250 GB. Please tell me why is that? Macintosh HD: Available: 81.57 GB (81,570,...
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IPhone 4S IOS 9.1 Storage Issue!

I have an iPhone 4S 8GB with 9.1 installed and it says 5.3GB capacity with 4.5 GB available. I feel so hopeless and I've searched everyone online. Here's the deal.. I don't have anything installed and ...
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Missing free space on hard drive?

I've been trying to clean up my hard drive and noticed that I have quite a bit of storage that I can't account for. According to the app DiskSpaceX, scanning the folder "/" is filled with 60 GB of ...
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System storage not being correctly represented in 'About This Mac'

For some reason, in the 'About this mac' under storage, my mac running el capitan (macbook pro 13" early 2015) doesnt correctly display how much storage i've used. Does anyone have a fix for this?
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Purging cached memory MacBook Pro

When I start my MacBook Pro, the cached files occupy 1.6GB - 2.5GB. If I purge in Terminal: sudo purge the cached files are reduced to about 500MB. Should the cached files not be purged every time ...
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How to run current mails from MacBook and access or search old mails from an external hard drive?

I have a large number of emails on my MacBook Air. I want to shift all my old mails into an external hard drive and delete the same from my MacBook to save space (47 GB). Then I would like to continue ...
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iCloud, Dropbox and others [closed]

First, when I click on the dropbox, nothing happens. I get no files or anything. How do I access what's in the dropbox? Mine is full. Next, I am fed up with limited storage on iCloud, Dropbox and ...
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My storage was not updated

I just changed my storage plan for 50 GB for $0.99 per month. When i went on settings>General>Storage and icloud usage, where it said storage above it i didnt have more storage. But the second box, ...
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Why does my iPhone still think I have 7gb of pictures on it even after I deleted all of them? [closed]

I didn't have any space left on iCloud so I went to check what's going on there. I saw that my iPhone was taking up a lot of storage. My storage for pictures was still 7gb even after I deleted all of ...
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Mac storage usage

I have a mid 2014 macbook pro, with just 128gb of storage. So as you can imagine, space is at a premium. When i've left it on for a day or so I notice my remaining space goes down. Is this some sort ...
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Internal vs. External Storage for a new Macbook

I want to get a new MacBook Pro, and am confused by the storage options. The Apple website offers 2 different options for storage: Preinstalled internal flash storage (256, 512, or 1 TB) Thunderbolt ...
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What is a software or app that extracts old flip phone data to a Mac via USB?

UPDATE, here is how I got the photos out. I'm looking for a software, preferably free, that can extract old flip phone data to a MacBook Pro. I have some photos and sound recording saved on my ...
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Can't sync nor delete photos to manage storage

In My usage -> Storage -> Photos it says that 7.4 GB are used and that I have over 2000 pictures. But I only have 150 photos on my phone. iTunes will not sync because I have no room. What can I do?
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Would it work using Time Capsule both as Time Machine AND media container?

I currently have a Macbook Pro and Time Capsule 3TB (ac-wifi). The easiest solution for me would be to use the TC for both media storage AND backups via Time Machine. Would this be possible? I am ...
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Do I need to reinstall apps to take advantage of app thinning?

I don't notice any difference in app sizes in iOS 9 so I was wondering if app slicing doesn't kick in until next time I update apps or reinstall them? I realize not all apps will support it, but I ...
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is there a way to store video on an external device yet be able to edit it in iMovie on my ipad air?

I have an ipad air and recently i was trying to edit a quick 10 min movie of some 1080p 60fps video in iMovie. I only have a 32 gig ipad air so i wasn't able to upload all the video on to the ipad. i ...
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How to stop decryption of external drive

I've searched on the internet for a while and asked my question on apples website discussions.apple.com as well, however I haven't found and answer yet and people aren't responding on apple's site so ...
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iOS 9 took all my remaining storage on iPhone 4S. I deleted the install file, but still no storage!

I have an iPhone 4S that downloaded iOS 9 the other day. Now I lost a ton of storage. I went to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage, selected Delete Update, and selected Delete Update again to ...
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Moving iPhoto and iMovie libraries

Wife has been using iPhoto/Photos and iMovie for storing family photos and videos for roughly 5 years. Have about a 300 GB iMovie library and 100 GB iPhoto library. MacBook Pro is getting full (less ...
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Why does my phone say I have less space than iTunes does?

According to the usage and about settings on my iPhone, I have 2.2 GB of space left. However, when plugged into iTunes, iTunes tells me the phone has 4.62. GB free. Is there a reason for this, and ...
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iPhone 4, what usually categorized as “Documents and Data”?

I'm slightly confused why "Documents and Data" has taken up so much space on my iPhone's data storage. There are several GB there! What could this possibly be? I see nothing in my manage storage ...
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What are my options for storing iPhoto libraries on an external wireless drive?

My wife and I both have Macbook Airs with relatively small internal HDs. The biggest space hog for both of us is our iPhoto libraries. What are my options for storing our libraries on an external, ...
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How to delete App Documents and Data?

Some apps like Whatsapp, Twitter and Instagram end up storing a lot of Documents and Data, way more than their actual size. Is there a way to remove them, just the Documents and Data?
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Can I delete these App Group folders?

My iPad has 10GB filled up with "other stuff" ( it's neither apps nor photos). I decided to explore it and find where this lost storage is. I found the following folder: it's 400MB. Can I delete it? ...
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iPhone 4 storage problems

Why does my usage say I'm up to 6.2 gb but when I add up all the numbers from each app it's only around 2 gb?? A friend says when I delete mail I need to delete it from the server too not just the ...
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Unable to format external HDD

When creating a partition with GUID Partition Map Scheme in Disk Utility, I'm getting "Partition failed with the error: Unable to write to the last block of the device". Same message when I try to ...
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Cannot transfer files over 80MB to hard drive from dying external hard drive

My Seagate external hard drive is dying. I have been able to (finally) mount the drive and transferred smaller file sizes (Word docs, files under 50MB), but I cannot transfer any files over 50MB - ...
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Problem with storage and iPad glitches

Recently my iPad (running on 0.7.0)has been glitching a lot lately.It says there is a message that I haven't read even though there isn't any.I have also bought 200GB storage to have space and update ...
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Early 2011 15" Macbook Pro running Windows 7, front USB port misbehaves

I have an early 2011 15" MacBook Pro on which I primarily use Bootcamp & Windows 7. The front USB port works well using OSX but under Windows, it thinks any storage device lugged into it is an ...