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If only the arrow comes up when you hold down option it most likely means there's some kind of hardware issue. You may be able to repair it using the Disk Utility in Internet Recovery (Hold down ⌘ command+⌥ option/⌥ option+R while booting) , but I'd advise in to looking to getting this thing serviced or repaired. Sounds like you've got a bad HD. If all ...
I recommend checking out a tool (there are many others) such as DaisyDisk which easily allows you to drill down and find space hogs. The trial version should do the job in a hurry.
There are many things that 'other' could be. This Apple KB article details what 'other' space is: OS X: What is "other" space in About This Mac? …but basically, there's not only one thing that it could be, or one thing that everyone's suffered from. Your best bet is probably to run something like Daisy Disk or similar to find large files to delete. ...
There are two main options which I would go for: Put your library and contents on a network volume This is the option that I went for on my setup, mainly because I did not consider the second option at that point in time. This option works fine for me — even when the network drops (which is pretty rare): the data transfer pauses and continues when the ...
I would run Verify Disk in the Disk First Aid tab in Disk Utility (Usually kept in Applications > Utilities). If there are any problems you will have to repair your disk which will require restarting while holding down the option key and booting from your recovery partition, or if you have an older computer, from the system install disk.
That sound you hear is often referred to as "The Click of Death": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_of_death Head reader errors, motor errors, anything of this sort indicate physical failure, and possibly imminent device death. Get your data backed up off of that disk NOW. Afterwards, and only afterwards, check and see if it's still in warranty. :)
Following the advice in this forum thread, I've deleted the files (after backing up to the computer): /User/Media/PhotoData/com.apple.photos.caches_metadata.plist /User/Media/PhotoData/Photos.sqlite /User/Media/PhotoData/PhotosAux.sqlite After opening the Photos app again, it rebuilds the Library: It's important to use the pattern IMG_0000.ext ...
Two things you can try are key chain first aid and keychain reset, altough these in-house solutions hardly ever fixed anyhting for me. This is based on the fact that when some apps keep asking for passwords stored in the keychain, it's sometimes related to a corrupt keychain DB (Address Book's empty DB comes already corrupt on every new Mac - sarcasm).
Some Macbook Pros don’t have full SATA III in the optical drive bay so I opted to put my samsung 840 pro into the main bay to take full advantage of the speed. On your mac, open up “system information” (applications/utilities/system information). Find "SATA/SATA Express” in the side bar. Click on the SATA Connection and see under “negotiated Link Speed” for ...
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