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There are two library folders on OS X. One is your user level library folder which is ~/Library and the other is the system level library at /Library. Although most of the preferences will be in your user level library, some programs save their files in the system library. For example, Microsoft Office will save preferences in the system library. I recommend ...


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No - Power Nap is extremely selective about what activities it will take on and thus far, no third party hooks or API is provided by Apple to allow someone to easily modify what happens when the OS wakes from a nap. Clearly, someone could reverse engineer things and come along with a solution, but that hasn't happened yet. If they do, we can surely come ...


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CrashPlan by Code42 supports backing up data between different operating systems running on local computers: Dust off that old computer. It doesn’t even matter which operating system it uses. Install CrashPlan on both computers. Make sure to use the same email address. Your other computers will show up in “Computers” under “Destinations.” Select computer ...


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You can configure your Dell computer to share a specific directory to a network. There are plenty of articles about sharing files between Windows and Mac. Once sharing is set up, you can configure Time Machine to backup to your Windows computer. I would recommend connecting both computers via an ethernet cable, so that backing up would be faster.


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Another alternative is to spend < $100US to purchase a external USB HD (Western Digital, Seagate, and LaCie make good drives,) and use Time Machine to back it up. Time Machine is a very handy and reliable method to backup your entire Mac.


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On the Microsoft website there is some information about moving data from a mac to a windows PC: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2636421


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I don't know how but, my 4s was 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 was already out. however i had the 7.1.1 firmware and held shift to select it and somehow it allowd me to restore to 7.1.1 without giving me errors to update to 7.1.2.


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For Time Machine to back up to a disk, the disk must be formatted as Mac OS Extended to allow for the hard links and other special metadata that Time Machine uses. However, the BT Home Hub doesn't let you share such a disk over the network (haven't tried the new 5, but I know the 3 doesn't let you). This means you need to set up a sparse bundle on the disk ...


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Yes. Reformat and partition the HD. When you unplugged the drive, you severely damaged the directory information on the 'My Passport' partition, rendering it unusable. If there is nothing of value on the drive, this is your best bet. In addition, make sure to reformat with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) selected.


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What OS are you using? In newer versions notes has moved from mail to its own application "Notes". Though I don't know how they disappeared.


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I believe it can be done but you lose the recovery partition and depending on your IT skills and willingness to start from scratch if the O/S gets hosed it might be a viable opportunity. Note that I have not done this with Mavericks or Time Machine. You need to boot from an O/S install disk. you can make one out of an 8GB flash drive with the Mavericks ...


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No API. No protocol. But there are three workarounds I can think of. The first is to use your mac and copy the following files manually (or rsync in combination with cron or something else you like). Mail data and settings ~/Library/Mail/V2 Contacts data and settings ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook Calendar data and settings ~/Library/Calendars/ ...


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And if you do not connect your external hard drive to your laptop, then you can access iPhoto? This is how I interpret your question... iPhoto remembers the last selected iPhoto library - may be this is the problem? The solution might be: hold down the option key (ALT) and launch iPhoto: iPhoto will show you a dialog with different options: either you can ...


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Let me take a stab at actually answering the question. First of all, do NOT use a FAT32 drive to back up your iPhoto library. The library frequently contains aliases/symlinks, and FAT doesn't support those, so they would either result in duplicate photos (in the best case) or break a bunch of your photos. I don't think Dropbox has any limitation that would ...


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Just for the completeness of this issue. If you land here and do not use MacOS Server, but a Synology DiskStation, do the following: Login to your DiskStation as root Open the main menu start the resource monitor switch to connected users select the blocked user and press disconnect


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Background iPhoto and external storage It's true that with a normally running operating system on a Mac, an iPhoto library can be stored on an external drive. Normal running of iPhoto will involve file system writes to the iPhoto library and elsewhere. Time Machine and the file system When Time Machine backs up to an HFS Plus file system, most of the ...


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The Final Cut Library Manager is a wonderful app that lets you selectively remove optimised and proxy media as well as render files, freeing space. These can be recreated if necessary from the original media and timeline. The original media is still required if you wish to edit the footage in the future.


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While writing this question, I remembered something I did different with the first disk and think I figured it out. For the second two disks I was using sudo umount /Volumes/DISK_NAME to unmount the DVD before running dd, which generated the permissions error, so I tried sudo umount /dev/diskX. This works, but only once per boot (it would fail again after ...


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well good question and well described. It is possible to BackUp 2 Macbooks Fooand Barto one TimeMachine Disk. I had some problems with SnowLeopard but with Mountain Lion it was a lot better and now with Mavericks it is working fine. So if you have Mavericks installed on both it is no hassle so far in my Envirmonent (have 4 Macbooks and one TimeMachine ...


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The Time Machine Restore program might fail because it is a different model. I once tried to restore my hackintosh from my time machine backup. I had customized the model to be a 'MacBookPro8,3', so Time Machine stored that. But to boot the Apple install CD, I used the nawcom mod CD first. Nawcom told the Apple install CD that my computer was a ...


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This is completely doable. I recently swapped the 480 GB SSD from my MacBook Pro with a 250 GB SSD from my Mac Pro which was before part of a RAID0 configuration. Long story short, fired up setup, told it to recover from Time Machine and both machines were back in their previous state in no time. Technically, you should be able to just swap the hard drives, ...


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I've had the best results restoring from Time Machine to a freshly formatted drive. I did this for a machine with lots of system modifications, (httpd.conf, ssh_config) and all of these files were restored. When I did that with an OS in place these files were missed. There were no problems when I restored to a clean drive. Everything was restored properly. ...


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Time Machine is a Backup Tool, not a File-Management Agent. All it does, is copying new files to the HDD (as a mirror) and all older/deleted files go into a time-stamped archive. If the disk is full, time machine deletes old stuff. I assume you want to manage the data. Nit really "backup". Because you do not copy them, you move them to the disk. I also ...


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With so many devices to back up you should consider the AirPort Time Capsule. With AirPort Time Capsule, you get a superfast Wi‑Fi base station and an easy-to-use backup device all in one. And backing up your data couldn’t be simpler. Just set it up once and AirPort Time Capsule does the rest. The iPhone and iPad back up to iTunes on your Mac. Then, ...


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Connect the device to iTunes (over Wi-Fi or USB), then select to backup the device. This will backup the contents of the device to ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ which can be copied to an external drive. To restore from backup, copy the folder back and restore from this backup.


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I had the same issue with TM not recognizing/mounting a TM-formatted NAS volume. After 2 days of reading forums and tinkering, my solution was a variation on the SMB - AFP issue. As I have not seen my issue & solution explained elsewhere, I am posting it here. Running 10.7.5 on a MBA. Backup destination is a Synology DS214play, running DSM 5.0 with ...



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