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Macbook Air - Deleting large files but not getting back the space

I'm running 10.6.8 on my Macbook Air. I have been archiving lots of large files to an external drive, but after doing so, my computer doesn't recognize that the files/data are gone. Even after a ...
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3answers
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Returning to First Screen from last Screen in Mission Control

I use Mission Control (on a Mavericks running MacBook Air) a lot, and I was looking for a solution to the following scenario: I have three (or more spaces open), and I am on the space furthest to the ...
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1answer
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What is the complete, authoritative way in which Mac OSX 10.9 and later builds its PATH?

I have read just about every article on this subject. To wit, I know about: launchctl setenv /etc/launchd.conf /etc/paths /etc/paths.d/* /etc/profile /etc/bashrc ~/.profile ~/.bashrc ...
2
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1answer
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iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
4
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4answers
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Add a hosts file entry without jailbreaking

I have an iPad that needs to be able to connect to a server via its short hostname, e.g. http://app instead of http://app.example.com. The network it connects to assigns it a domain name other than ...
1
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0answers
7 views

Is it possible to stream audio via AVB between two Macintoshes?

I have two Macs that I am trying to stream AVB between. Both machines are running Mavericks and can see other AVB devices and stream with them. However when trying to stream from one Mac to another ...
0
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2answers
748 views

Unknown when I receive incoming calls on Iphone 5S

I have an Iphone 5S. When I receive calls I do not see a number it only reflects "Unknown" on the screen. How can I change this to ensure that it reflects either the number or name if the person is in ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How do I repair a corrupt Time Machine sparsebundle that is only showing the most recent backup?

I am trying to recover a nearly-2TB backup of a Mac, whose sparsebundle file was located on a NAS and suffered some corruption. I have followed the steps here, and the sparsebundle is now accessible ...
0
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0answers
6 views

Jailbroke my iphone and every single app missin

I downloaded a jailbreak from pangu and at end of installing my phone restarted but only had stock apps left, then i turned it off again and when i turned it back on every single app was gone even the ...
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4answers
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How do I re-enable the touchscreen on my iPhone after I've disabled it?

I have mistakenly disabled the touch screen of my iPhone 4S and now I cannot re-enable it. Is there some method I can use to re-enable the touch screen on my device?
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0answers
4 views

iphone 4 pics recovery

Is there any way to recover pics after: iphone 4 dropped in a pool, replaced battery, will not power up, tried to restore with Itunes, isn't recognized after restore?
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2answers
9 views

Terminal issue -command not found

I am getting errors trying to set up web starter kit via terminal. I get an error trying to install the kit $ cd web-starter-kit $ nom install returns -bash: $: command not found. How do I get this ...
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9answers
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How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I installed Microsoft's Remote Desktop and connected to a PC. How can I share files between my Mac and PC? When I use RDP on Windows, I can simply add a file to the clipboard and paste it inside the ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Display keyboard below textfield in Swift

I am brand new to using a Mac and I have no knowledge whatsoever of Objective-C or Swift. I just know that Swift is a lot simpler than any of Xcode previous coding languages. I am trying to get the ...
1
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1answer
1k views

MacBook Air 2010 OS X 10.6.8 w/Broadcom wifi disconnecting: “Disassociated because station leaving”

The wifi on my MacBook Air 2010 keeps dropping the connection at home with a Linksys WRT160N router running DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) std. Other devices maintain their connection to the router just ...
1
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2answers
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iMac login screen a mess. Logging in crashes the machine. Able to go into safe mode

IMac 27" late 2009, replaced DVD drive with 256Gb SSD, replaced original failed drive with a 2Tb drive. Lived happily ever after for 3 years. So this is started a few days ago. All of a sudden ...
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0answers
11 views

Stream iPhone screen to Mac for free?

Is there a free way to stream my iPhone's screen to my Mac? I'm well aware of AirServer and Reflector, but I need a free solution that I can leave open for long periods of time, which is why I don't ...
0
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1answer
21 views

Mavericks frequently doesn't resolve any hosts after router switch; pings fine

After a switch to a new router, I frequently experience that all sites fail to resolve under Mavericks 10.9.4 on MBA mid-2011, both with Safari, Chrome and pinging google.com. It lasts for variable ...
0
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1answer
13 views

Macbook pro - does time machine restore to original state or just add removed files?

Macbook pro OS X 10.9 If I backup using time machine and 3 months later decide to restore it back because I have a virus, would it be able to eliminate the virus? Also does time machine delete all the ...
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4answers
876 views

Mail.app stopped working after upgrade to OS X Mavericks

Mail.app is not working since the upgrade to OS X Mavericks. I read that I should try to uncheck SSL. However it won't let me. All my emails just sit in the outbox. Is there a way to remedy this or is ...
0
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0answers
7 views

Images not loading in Mail, App Store and other Apps (like ReadKit) of OS X Mavericks

since some days I observe something interesting on my mac Maschine. Sometimes my IMAP Account cannot connect (to different providers like gmail). I had that problem also today after a restart did ...
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0answers
7 views

Bootcamp “No Bootable device” but windows already installed

I had an issue in OSX which meant that I had to erase the OSX partition, and after reinstalling OSX, my bootcamp partition won't load. It's not in the option menu on start up, but is still recognised ...
0
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1answer
8 views

App Store constantly tries to charge me for nothing

I have a virtual-credit card provided by my Bank, it is only chargable when i allow it (for a limited time.). Right now, i am not purchasing anything, and i don't have any subscriptions to any app. ...
1
vote
1answer
7 views

Secure erase OS X disk via terminal

If there's an encrypted (filevault) volume, both of these methods in terminal will erase the given drive. However, what differences exist between the two? Which is more secure? Option 1: diskutil ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Display doesn't turn on on Macbook Pro

I was using Windows with bootcamp and suddenly it restarted, but the display didn't turn on. Everything was on, I could hear the sounds, but the backlight is off, the logo light is off. After some ...
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2answers
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Restricting/Disabling imessage capability on my teen's iphone

I would like to protect my teen daughter by eliminating the use of imessage on her iphone. We have placed proper limits on her texting and monitor her use through our carrier. Like any resourceful ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Can't see install disc for Linux Mint in VirtualBox

Trying to install Mint 17 Cinnamon via VirtualBox on my MBP OSX10.9.4, with 3 different discs (various makes) made on several machines (Win and Linux). I was able to deploy vm with CentOS 6.4 with a ...
3
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2answers
3k views

Cannot access vital boot options on Mac Pro with OS X Lion

I have this used Mac Pro (mid-2010) that I recently bought, that came with OS X Lion installed. It was apparently installed from an image because there are a lot of installed apps and, though there is ...
1
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3answers
19 views

Make iMac file structure more like windows

I am a web developer that works for a company and I am looking to make my Mac feel more like windows. I am having trouble navigating the file system, I am colorblind and the files are all blue and ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Time Machine deleting non-Time Machine files from disk?

I recently enabled time machine by adding an external drive as a location for Time Machine to back up to. However, before enabling Time Machine I took a few old files (totally about 500GB) which I ...
0
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1answer
6 views

Problem with creating a new account [on hold]

I have never used a created apple id. I created news apple id many time because I didn't know how to use it until I reach at the limit of new free account. What can I do? Can you give me the last ...
5
votes
5answers
16k views

Why won't my iPhone switch to 3G when I'm out of WiFi range?

My iPhone refuses to switch over from WiFi to 3G when the WiFi signal gets too weak to be usable. It will sit there indefinitely, unable to load a web page because I'm too far from the router, and not ...
1
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1answer
41 views

How to create Recovery HD on mavericks?

I have new macbook pro. I format whole drive to one partition and restore my backup (time machine). Now i have no "Recovery HD" partition. How can i create it?
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1answer
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Running Parallels VMs from a NAS

As I don't have enough internal storage space on my MacBook Pro, I used to store my Parallels VMs on an external 500 GB HDD connected via Firewire 800. However, that drive eventually died, and I ...
0
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0answers
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SYN_SENT connections pile up

I refresh a few pages concurrently in a browser (any browser, Safari, Chrome, etc) and they suddenly get stuck, waiting for "connection". I run lsof and see a number of connections in status SYN_SENT. ...
13
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4answers
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How to automatically login to captive portals on OS X?

How can I automatically login to captive portals on OS X? A captive portal is used by (often not password-protected) wireless networks that present a web page as soon as you connect to them, ...
0
votes
1answer
7 views

Save HTML as PDF without metadata (e.g. date/time, URL)

In Safari or Firefox, saving a web page as PDF (⌘P > PDF > Save as PDF...) includes the page's title, URL, page number, and date/time in the resulting PDF. Is there a way to generate a PDF without ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

How can I add contacts from one iPhone/iPad to another iPhone that has a different iTunes account?

I've had two iPhones for the last year. One is for work, and the other is my personal phone. I set up each phone with its own iTunes account, and now I'm wanting to consolidate to one phone. So is ...
0
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0answers
112 views

Account limit reached when attempting to create a new Apple ID

I am trying to create a new Apple ID and now it's telling me: "account limit reached"
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1answer
23 views

iMac 14,1 won't Netboot from Deploy Studio server running OS 10.8

A little background, we have a lot of iMacs at my organization, different models. We have about 5 different servers running Deploy Studio. I have found that any of the 14,1 iMacs (late 2013) will ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Apple mail sending “Untitled attachment #####.htm” to outlook along with other attachments

So I've got a coworker who uses apple mail. When he sends out attachments, they show up as the attachment as well as an "Untitled attachment #####.htm" file along with it (1 attachment becomes 2, 2 ...
0
votes
2answers
114 views

The time using 'Set date and time automatically' differs between OS X and iOS

On my OS X Mavericks my time is always a few minutes (about 4 minutes) ahead of my iOS 7.1.2 iPhone. Both devices are set to set the date and time automatically. On my Mac I can choose from: Apple ...
7
votes
4answers
9k views

How many monitors can the 13" retina MacBook Pro output to?

The 15" retina can do three (and itself) via daisychaining two Thunderbolts (or just using the two ports) and with the HDMI port. Is the 13" retina able to do this as well?
1
vote
1answer
11 views

iCloud preference pane loads indefinitely and prevents access to System Preferences

When I open the system preference pane, it opens straight to the iCloud pane, which loads a spinner, states that it is loading, and then runs indefinitely. While the spinner is up, I can't quit the ...
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0answers
10 views

I phone 4S understanding text messages [on hold]

I got the following text in a response to a question. Thanks for the offer but... but... What is the meaning of this?
3
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1answer
543 views

enabling/disabling internet sharing with terminal in mac osx 10.9.2

Very much on the line of already existing questions, but not having enough reputation to comment by following existing threads, I can only ask my own, at the risk of duplicating may be, certainly ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How to manually restore a iTunes and iPhoto Library?

I recently moved to OSX Mavericks from Snow Leopard. I made a copy with Time Machine, perform a clean install and restored some data with the Time Machine backup. I first tried to recover everything. ...
1
vote
5answers
11k views

Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
5
votes
6answers
10k views

Is it safe to delete ~/Library/Caches?

Is it safe to delete the file Caches, in the Library of the Mac OS X Hard Drive? It's a pretty big file, 3.56 GB, Caches reminds me of logs i don't need or browser cookies. Is it safe to delete the ...
1
vote
2answers
15 views

Error trying to make bootable Mavericks USB drive

MBP 5,3 running 10.9.4 trying to make a bootable USB 2 drive b/c my wife's HDD on a similar MBP failed. New drive in the mail. I tried using a 4-5 yr old Lexar 8GB and got this vague error. Since I ...

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