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Use rsync for this purpose since cp cannot faithfully reproduce all the files that exist on OS X. The benefits of rsync over ditto and cp are: interrupted transfers can restart easily with very little cost. restarts even resume part way through a large file. file exclusion and --dry-run allow easy testing and iterative thinning. The simplest way to use ...


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You forgot to make an exclude-files list, and are likely copying things that can't / shouldn't be copied, including bottomless files like /dev/random. While cp can do the job, there are better tools. Rsync is one, Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper is another. To use a kitchen analogy, you are using a knife to open a can. Rsync is a can opener, Carbon Copy ...


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If you want to make a faithful copy of the filesystem contents, avoid using cp. Instead, use the ditto(1) command, which preserves hard links, file permissions, resource forks, and HFS metadata. Unlike cp, ditto is meant to preserve as much of that information as possible by default. It's just a matter of running sudo ditto src dest.


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Will you even be able to fit the 15" MacBook Pro's battery into the 13" MacBook? Messing with power like this only result in broken things. I highly recommend to get a new battery from Apple if it's still available. Or perhaps from a reliable third party.


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Open Terminal and enter the following in a single line: /System/Library/CoreServices/Menu\ Extras/User.menu/Contents/Resources/CGSession -suspend There isn’t any confirmation, the desktop is immediately locked and the lock screen appears regardless of what is currently going on with the active user account. The menu item being used is the same Fast User ...


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There's a kind of easy way to solve this as I found out recently. All it involves is using the same credit/debit card details on both iTunes accounts. Yes, a little bit of a nuisance and there's no logic at all as why it would be this way but it solved it for me with my Macbook that I share with my daughter. 2 separate Apple ID's and 2 separate iTunes match ...


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I was wondering why softwareupdated was always running in activity monitor as well. I believe i fixed my issue by turning off "Check for new software updates automatically" in iTunes, in Advanced Preferences. (1) iTunes (2) Preferences (3) Advanced Preferences (4) unselect: "Check for new software updates automatically" So far, that has solved the ...


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Go to messages (if you can't find it anywhere just hit command+space bar and search for messages). When messages opens up hit Messages again. It's a the top of the left of your screen next to the Apple logo. Hit preferences, and hit Accounts. You should see that you are signed in. Just hit your account and hit sign out. That should work.



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