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How do I access the backup of my iPod Touch?

I backed up my iPod Touch (4th gen) a few months ago on iTunes. My iPod has subsequently died and I want to get at the photos and videos from the backup. But I can't seem to find them anywhere. Where ...
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Installing Windows without superdrive or USB

I'm trying to intall Windows 7 on my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, however I'm running into A LOT of trouble. My superdrive have been broken for years and I can't boot from a bootable USB. (I created one in ...
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Window size of VirtualBox on mac

I'm trying to install Windows by using VirtualBox on mac, but the size of VirtualBox don't fit the size of my mac. The window size is too small, how can I make it fit my computer? By the way, I'm ...
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Viewing Composite Document File V2 Documents

Every now and then I receive attachments from Windows users that show up as "Picture (Device independent Bitmap)" and - when I run "file" on the command line, they are identified as "Composite ...
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How to right-drag using trackpad only, for Windows on MacBook

Is there ANY way -- either from Apple or via third party utility software -- to enable the built-in TrackPad on a MacBook Pro laptop to do a real "right-click drag" function? Note I'm asking for ...
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How to purchase Windows for Boot Camp?

This is a clean install. New Mac. No previous versions of Windows has been purchased or installed. I need an ISO, not a DVD because there is no optical drive on the new Macs Microsoft only sells ...
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No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key after Boot Camp

When I tried to install Windows on my iMac I must have have formatted the wrong disk. Now when start I get no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key. Any suggestions!
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Updating bootcamp without re-installing

Now that the 10.8.3 update is out for Mountain Lion with Windows 8 support, I would like to update my existing Windows 8 installation (upgrade from 7) to have the new drivers without re-installing ...
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Can I get a Windows XP-like application taskbar in OS X?

Apologies for cross-posting in SE, but maybe I'll get a better response on an Apple/OS X specific forum! I'm looking for a Windows XP-like taskbar application switcher in OS X. I'm not looking for ...
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How can I backup my notes and highlights on iBooks? (pc user)

I don't have a Mac and I want to do what's specified here. Is there a Linux/Windows app for this?
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Editing songs in iTunes 11.0.2

I've recently got a new Windows laptop and downloaded and installed the latest iTunes (11.0.2). All my music (over 5000 songs) went into iTunes fine, just as they were on my old laptop. However I have ...
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How do I simulate the Insert key in Windows on a MacBook Pro?

Somehow in my code editor and command line I keep toggling the Insert key, but I'm not sure how. I can toggle it by clicking on OVR/INS in the status bar, but what is the key combo that I'm magically ...
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iTunes Media Folder Location seems to act oddly

I have a separate partition setup for my Media. If I set it to F:\ the structure for music is: F:\{Artist}\{Album}... If I set it to F:\Music the structure for music is: ...
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Sync Photostreams from different Apple ID's to the same PC

I've got a great setup when it comes to backing up the photos I take with my iPhone. They are synced to iCloud with Photostream, and then iCloud pushes them down to my PC. My PC runs a job in the ...
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missing windows keyboard buttons on rMBP

I need the Home, delete, insert and all the other buttons found in a typical windows keyboard. I don't know how to access them on my MacBook pro. The only one I know is fn-delete for delete. Is there ...
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software kvm for osx / windows

I have a dell 27" monitor with the dvi input connected to my windows machine and the display port connected to my macbook air. I can change the input manually but it's fairly tedious. I'm looking ...
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How do I enable cover flow in iTunes 11?

I just installed iTunes 11 and I cant seem to find any place to activate the cover flow. Did they remove it? Can I re-enable it? If I can't, does anyone know of a way to downgrade with out ...
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Notification area icons are sometimes invisible in Windows 7 (Boot Camp)

For some reason, sometimes my notification area icons are invisible in Windows 7 64-bit (Boot Camp, on an iMac mid-2010), as seen in this screenshot. Clicking on an invisible item does nothing. ...
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Unreadable Windows DVD

I have disks burnt commercially on a windows system, which my 2010 iMac (OS X 10.8.2) refuses to read. I know the disks are correctly burnt for windows (tried them on the vendor's win machine - ...
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Use Boot Camp drivers from DVD or download?

I have an iMac mid-2010. It came with Snow Leopard when I bought it. Now, I'd like to install Windows 7 64-bit on my iMac. Should I install the Boot Camp drivers from the DVDs that came with my ...
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Wifi not working in windows if thunderbolt display is connected

I had to install windows 7 on my macbook air (...) and I'm having trouble getting it to work with the thunderbolt display. As soon as the display is connected, the wifi doesn't work anymore. Device ...
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How do I copy files from the photo library (not the Camera Roll) to a PC

Pretty simple really. I have a bunch of photos not in the Camera Roll and I would like to copy them to a PC. There doesn't seem to be a single useful article on the web that helps with this.
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Can an iPhone backup folder be retrieved after deletion on Windows?

I accidentally deleted my iPhone backup file from the backup folder. Where are other places a backup could be stored for someone using Windows and iTunes?
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Airport Extreme Name Resolution

I have a little issue with my airport extreme. I'm using the device in my corporate network which has two DNS server for resolving intern and external names. When I do an nslookup "public adresse" ...
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Avoid restarting macbook pro with bootcamp

Is there a way to use bootcamp to switch between Windows and OSX without restarting the laptop. I don't really want to buy any virtual software like VMWare or Parallels.
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How to Transfer PDF from iPad to PC/Mac

When I bought an iPad 3 They have given me few pdf files. Actually They are eBook which I prefer. PDF files are shown in the Books section of the ITunes program. How to Transfer those PDFs from my ...
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Should I enable Trim for SSD drives in Windows / VirtualBox?

I understand that Trim exists for OSX Mountain Lion, but is there anything I should do for Windows on Virtualbox in this regard?
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Forgot to turn off Hotspot, tethered via USB along with direct Ethernet, end result?

What happens if I forget to turn off hotspot tethering on my iOS device and connect it via USB to a computer that is already connected to the Internet via Ethernet? Which internet / network gateway ...
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Airdrop Alternative for Windows/Mac/Linux?

I am looking for something that does the same thing as Airdrop that would work on Windows/Mac/Linux. Because of hardware it would most likely have to be LAN-based, but I am perfectly fine with that. ...
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After syncing laptop to iPad, photo drop down tab no longer visible with iTunes version 11.0.1

After syncing my laptop (Windows XP) with my iPad and selecting my iPad under Devices on the left hand side, there is no photos heading any longer. I have menu headings (tabs) for "Summary", "Info", ...
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How to avoid auto starting playback when importing playlist in iTunes library

Whenever i import a large folder into iTunes i have the problem that if in one of the subfolders there is a playlist, it will auto start playing. How can i prevent this?
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Display PowerPoint notes on iPhone during presentation?

When presenting a PowerPoint (.pptx) document, I'll likely have a clicker but cannot count on having visible access to the notes I've written inside it for each slide to help me present. The ...
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Bootcamp: is there an advantage of 64-bit vs 32-bit Windows?

I've got the new MabookPro retina. I want to install a dual boot Windows OS. I have the option from MSDN to either install a 64-bit or a 32-bit. Is there a performance advantage? Other advantages?
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OS X software for copying from Windows File Shares

I am migrating from Windows as my desktop operating system, but will still need to interact with Windows file servers. Is there any OS X software to help with copying files from file servers. I am ...
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Unable to install Windows via Bootcamp without superdrive (mountain lion)

I have iMac (mid 2011) with latest OSX (10.8.2). Seems impossible to install windows without superdrive (it just doesn't work works fine on windows). I have googled for solution but none of them ...
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Win 7 in Boot Camp: Drivers will not install from snow leopard cd

I have a early 2011 Macbook Pro (8,1). I am loading Windows 7 with Boot Camp, but cannot get any of the drivers to install. (ethernet, video, etc) I have tried both the Snow Leopard cd, and ...
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Reformat old windows hard drive for use externally

I have an old 100 GB hard drive from a windows laptop that I would like to make use of as a portable, external hard drive. I ordered a cheap case on Amazon and it works fine. However, the disk is ...
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How do I correct wrong iTunes play counts?

The play count in my iTunes library has somehow become incorrect. It shows some songs as never been played while I know that I have played them many times before. These songs do still have a "last ...
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Bootcamp assistant won't let me increase the Windows partition

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac. The Bootcamp Assistant won't let me increase the Windows partiton's size above ~45 GB. I've got 200 GB free out of 500 GB on my SSD. I run Disk Repair, but ...
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How to backup iPhone by iTunes?

I'm new to iTunes and everything doesn't make sense for me. I need to do backup of contacts, photos and music on my iPhone. I've tried to follow several manuals how to do backup on my Windows PC but ...
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Removing all IPA files not in iTunes?

I currently have have 692 IPA files on my Windows 7 machine, but only 598 IPA files actually in my Applications section of iTunes I'm guessing this is a result of me pressing the wrong key when ...
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Opening a new iTunes window for my apps (Windows 7)

I've currently got around 700 apps installed on my desktop PC, and 500 installed on my iPad. I'm trying to remove all of the apps from my iTunes library that aren't on my PC, but it seems the only ...
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Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
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How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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Why does Ctrl+Alt+Backspace work to log in to Windows on MacBook Pro?

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I have configured Windows to require a Ctrl+Alt+Del to log in. This is supposed to prevent malware from putting up a fake login ...
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Cannot change startup disk

I have my OS X 10.8.2 system with bootcamp, with Windows 7 on the other partition. However, when I try to set the startup disk in System Preferences, I get the error The bless tool was unable to ...
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How can I create a new iPad backup in iTunes after I forgot the backup password? [closed]

I lost my password for the backup of my iPad. I don't need to restore, just be able to make a new backup with a new password, preferrably without reinstalling iTunes.
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Will bootable usb created by bootcamp on mac work with PC?

I need to make a bootable usb with windows 8 files on it, I can't think of easier option than creating it via help of bootcamp, but Will it work for pc (I want to install files on my pc)?
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Document upload/sync with iTunes 11

I have updated iTunes to version 11 and I can't Find the spot where to upload and sync documents anymore (to use in iAnnotate for instance). I don't have a WiFi connection so iCloud syncing is not an ...
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27" Cinema Display Windows Drivers

I just built a new windows 8 PC with a GA-Z77X-UP4 TH motherboard so I could have a Thunderbolt port for my Apple LED Cinema Display 27" . Unfortunately, the display isn't working. I have read that it ...