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Which iSCSI initiator should I use on Lion?

I am setting up a video editing / encoding workstation based on a mac mini and a freenas box for mass storage. We plan to use iSCSI to share the disk with the mac and had planned on using GlobalSAN's ...
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Trying to find file location of Mac Mail Smartboxes so that I can run automatic email archiver

I'm currently working on a MacBook late 2008 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I use Mac Mail for my email. I have created smart mailboxes to collect together emails that relate to a project number. When ...
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Why does iTunes and my iPhone not agree on how much free space I have on my iPhone?

Ok so I have a 32gb iPhone 4s that is updated all the way. When I plug it into my computer (PC) and run iTunes it (iTune) will tell me that I have a ton of free space on my phone howeer, when I look ...
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can I point my Pictures folder to a folder in an external hard drive?

I would like to save some space on my laptop and to do so I was thinking of moving my Pictures folder on an external hard drive. As OSX doesn't want me to mess around with the main folders in my home, ...
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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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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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Block external storage for a user account

I am doing a proposal for new network where the Macs will be networked, OS X Mavericks + server app Is there any solution to disable external storage USB/Thunderbolt/Firewire/CD/ Bluetooth? ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why do iTunes and iPhone not show the same space used?

Unlike this previous question, it's not related to iTunes Match (haven't ever had it on). [][3] Why is there such a discrepancy?
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iCloud photo increasing “OTHER” storage section

I have a strange complaint that I've been trying , and failing, to find an answer for. I'm signed up to iCloud photo and have set it up to automatically minimise photos to save storage on my phone. ...
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Reclaiming Disk Space on my Mac

I've got a MacBook air with a 128 gigabyte SSD, and it reminded me again this morning that I'm almost out of storage space. What caches are safe to delete, and what other places are good to reclaim ...
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In the disk of an iPhone, are both HFSX slices journaled?

The question Is journaling enabled for the system partition? Background Answers to three questions show that both HFS slices of the disk are HFSX: What is the file system on iPhone? (2011-10-12) ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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I have no photos in my album but it still says that it takes 508 MB of space on my iphone

So I have no photos in my phone, but it still says that it takes 508 MB when I look at my usage in settings. There is literally no photos at all, even the recently deleted has been deleted, and I ...
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MacBook Air storage suddenly full of movies

Last night a "storage almost full" message popped up on my screen and it says I have 73GB worth of movies, but I can't find any. I have no iMovies or Photobooth videos, and no real movie downloads, ...
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Is there a way to manually repair a CoreStorage volume?

I was playing around with CoreStorage on a test disk and used the undocumented commands cs addDisk and cs removeDisk. The addDisk command worked just fine and was able to expand a logical volume ...
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When Does the “Storage Almost Full” Message Appear?

I am trying to find what causes the "Storage Almost Full" message to appear on iOS. For example, is it: Less than a specific number of Mb of storage is available (if so, how many Mb?) Less than a ...
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Why iPad Air 16GB WiFi shows wrong amount of storage space free?

I clean my iPad regularly and I noticed that my storage space doesn't show true free space. I have used 12.8GB for apps. It shows 7.7GB available and 5.1GB used. I used calculator and it shows I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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OS X Server Time Machine: remotely storing backups on Linux server

I have an iMac running 10.10 Server that I want to use to run a Time Machine backup service, and a Linux server where I want to actually store the backups. I've tried using NFS, since I thought it ...
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iCloud complains that I'm running out of storage when I'm not

I'm using the iCloud's free 5GB to backup some of my data from my iPhone. Recently, iCloud has been prompting that it's not able to perform backups because my iCloud is full. I checked my iCloud ...
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Memory move to computer

I would like to clear my memory on my Apple 4 so that I may do the upgrade. How do I put my phones memory onto my computer?
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Iphone 8.3 Other Storage 89gb

Upgrade to 8.3 at the time of backup I had 1.2gb of used Other Data. Hooked up the watch, used it over the weekend and now up to 89gb of Other Data. Turned off the Watch, and restarted the phone but ...
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iPhone 5S storage problems

On my iPhone 5S, I deleted all but a few of my apps so I would have enough storage to update my device. When it finally updated, it tells me I have 0 bytes available so I can't download my apps again. ...
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What's using up my iPhone space and how to clear it?

I've taken a look at my "Usage" stats and it reads as such: Used 7.3GB Available 4.7GB And when I go into Manage Storage, I add up all the app's MB usage and it totals: 4.48 GB So where is my ~2.9 ...
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Do iTunes rented movies count towards usage count in iPad/iOS?

I cannot seem to account for about 15-20GB of space in my iPad. I've been trying to track down what I thought was misplaced 4K airdropped files from a GoPro, but I just realized I have about 6 movies ...
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iCloud Drive and external hard drives

I have just added a second hard drive to my mac mini and would love to use the new partition to store files on iCloud Drive. Since they are on the cloud, it would clear some room on my back up. Is ...
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Out of storage space in X11 app

I have a app that runs in X11 and it seems to be ok except that I get out of space issues even though I have plenty of space on my home drive. Is there some setting or way to increase this? Please ...
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My iPhone 4S says no storage available even though there should be space available

The first time I got the message, I was willing to believe I just needed to free up some space, so I uploaded all my photos and cleared them off of my phone and deleted a few apps I no longer use, ...
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iPhone 6 won't store emails

My iPhone 6 running of iOS 8.1.2 won't store all my flagged emails, 5 and only seems to remember 3 out of the 5. Until you actually search for the emails it can't be found by looking through inbox or ...
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Applications eats a space in iPhone

Let me explain so my problem would be imaginable. I have photos made in standard Camera app. I need to upload them from my iPhone to a cloud service. I'm using Flickr for images. Also, I've tried ...
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Messages taking up 6.8 GB on my iPad

I have tried restoring and backing up and deleting long chains of messages but it still takes up 6.8GB which is too much memory space for less than 10 message chains. What can I do to troubleshoot and ...
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Free iPhone from pictures and access them on demand

I'm running in a head scratching problem with my iPhone. I'm running out of memory and the main cause are the picture made with the camera. Is there a way to unload them from the iPhone and simply ...
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Analyze a bunch of files and categorize them according to their content, content-duplicates possible with different format

I have material such as images, PDFs, DOC and DOCX with a lot of duplicated items but in different format. I may have a paper in PDF and then I have it also in DOC and DOCX. I want to somehow ...