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Hard linked files share the same inode (which kind of identifies the file in the filesystem). So what you can do is to get the path of two photos which should be the same ("Reveal in Finder" in the old application, probably something similar in the new), open Terminal and run ls -li /path/from/old/app.jpg /path/from/new/app.jpg to see whether the number ...


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you can try to connect you HDD to another mac. you can create full copy of this disk via dd vith noerror parameter If you use windows you cat use Ext2Read for access to linux partition.


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To rename the Recovery Partition, falsely named "EFI Boot", I first mounted the Recovery HD, by showing all partitions in Disk Utility. I did this by enabling the debug menu: 1.) quit Disk Utility 2.) In Terminal write or paste defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1 and hit 'enter'. Launch Disk Utility and select "Show every Partition" ...


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Generally speaking to "mirror" a hard drive often means setting up a RAID where one drive mirrors the other. This is done using either the RAID software built into Disk Utility or 3rd party RAID software. The benefits of that is that each drive is a duplicate of the other and if one fails the other disk has all your valuable data. The "problem" is that you ...


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Installing Yosemite converted your hard drive to a Core Storage logical volume, and CS was only introduced in Lion (Wikipedia), so it makes sense that Snow Leopard would have no idea what to do with it. Here's how you undo CoreStorage (source - this method worked for me). It should be non-destructive, but as always, take a backup first! Also, note that any ...


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By "Passport," I am assuming that you are referring to a Western Digital external drive, which you have been using to perform regular backups. I'm guessing that by "backups," you have been using Time Machine. Considering that this is a new issue, it is fair to say that the external drive has been formatted correctly for use with Mac OSX (i.e., Mac OS ...


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You want to use NTFS for Mac. I had to use this a few months ago to access an external drive (from a Windows user) that I had to work with. For the hard drive that will be used for your Time Machine, that needs to be Mac OS Extended (Journaled).


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I'm assuming that the port in your macbook air has been confirmed to be in working condition. Another consideration is that the hard drive's port has been damaged. Are you able (perhaps through a friend) to test the hard drive functionality on another mac or windows system? Even if you had to reformat on a windows system, that would (hopefully) get the ...


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For the Model WD WDBMYH0010BNC I found multiple places that claim it will work on 10.6.8. http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-2-5-Inch-Mainstream-WDBMYH0010BNC-NRSN/dp/B00D901NX6 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8433785


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I know this is old but if anyone else falls into this thread searching for this exact question I want to make sure they know their legal rights with upgrades. There is a little known federal law, ONLY APPLIES IN THE USA, called the "Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act" which says specifically that companies CANNOT require you to use only their service techs and ONLY ...


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If you have a backup, format the Mac's drive, taking care to protect the backup. If you don't have a backup, try some tools like DiskWarrior or TechTool on the Mac's drive. If those don't help, you'll probably have to format and lose your data. If you can't format the drive, it will need to be replaced.


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You can check for hard links by selecting either the folder [possibly a bit excessive] or one sample file… You can access the contents of a Library file [which is really a folder] by right clicking it & selecting 'Show Package Contents'. Be careful not to actually play around in there, Apple would rather you didn't ;-) but looking through the folder ...


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You are the best person to answer that. Use the Activity monitor and take a look at RAM and HD current usage. That will tell you what you need most. Usually the more RAM the better, that in turn also removes some load from the HD, but a fasted SSD could help in the initial step of loading the app in to the RAM. So if you open and close lost of apps and ...


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You will need a drive at least as large as the internal storage of the Mac. You can open About This Mac from the Apple menu at the top left of the screen and then select storage. You probably have between 128 GB and 512 GB of internal storage, so getting a 1 TB drive would be room for double the space of the largest Air storage drive. You could also get ...


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Choose a reputable manufacturer: As data shows, HGST (formerly Hitachi, now owned by Western Digital) makes the most reliable hard-drives on the market today. Stay away from Seagate drives (see comments). Choose the right size drive: Regardless of the method, it's highly recommended to purchase an external drive that is atleast twice the capacity of the ...


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OmniDiskSweeper may not be running with administrator privileges and it cannot access all folders, therefore it is not counting everything. The command du -x -sk /* in Terminal may give you a better/correct result.


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First, you need to isolate the problem. Put the internal hardrive in a casing and connect it to your laptop through USB. Then boot up the OS X in this configuration by holding down OPTION key. If everything is smooth after a couple of hours, the problem is definitely SATA cable. I have a 2011 13' MBP (A1278) and the cable broke a year ago. From what I read, ...


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A traditional USB flash stick will not cut it for your purposes. This is not a question of R/W speed. Regardless of the R/W speeds (I own an excellent 128GB PNY Turbo stick), the on-board controller (the microchip that serves as the brains behind the drive’s operation) is built for low-cycle I/O operations. If you plan to run virtualization software from an ...


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SATA Controller I had something similar happen to me and I seem to recall it was not so much the O/S as it was the controller in the drive caddy. The drive is probably SATA 3 and the drive caddy is probably a SATA 2. And there are limitations to drive size in various versions of SATA. If you got a drive caddy with a SATA 3 controller (to USB) and plugged ...



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