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A simple reboot may purge some of this. /var is generally for variable files (caches, logs, etc). You can check to see which process is using the file before deleting, if it is indeed open. There are a number of ways to do this via the terminal. After a little research I found this gem of an article, What is "/var/folders"?.


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An alternative to the command line is Spotlight itself: a Spotlight search in Finder (cmd+F) should come up with the same results, as "About This Mac > Storage" did. In the search criteria set "Kind is Movie", click the plus sign towards the right of this line and add another two criteria (found under "Other" in the criteria options): "System Files are ...


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Install iTunes on your PC and connect your iPad. When iTunes launches and sees the iPad, click on the iPad icon at the top of the window to the right of the "music, movies TV Shows" icons. Click on "Summary" on the left and you can select the options you want (apps, music, movies, pictures) to sync your media and where you want them copied to. Note that you ...


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In a Terminal, use the following command: mdfind "kMDItemKind == '*movie'" This will output the fully qualified pathnames of files in which the metadata stores used by Spotlight classify it as some type of movie. Example output from a movie taken on my iPhone and transferred to iPhotos on my Mac, one of the lines outputted by mdls is: kMDItemKind ...


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You can use an external hard disk formatted with HFS+ as a Time Machine target for several Macs without problems. Time Machine itself will make sure that the data is not getting mixed up by using the name of each Mac as part of the path.


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For what it's worth, I have this setup running in a few locations with a single NAS, and multiple machines backing up to it. As long as you specify a separate folder, there is no need to create separate partitions. The backups will be completely separated out, and allow you to connect again, authenticate to the folder, and restore from the backups as ...


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If you make two different partitions in the external HD, you can easily have the two different Time Machine backup in the each partition. You only need to specify the partition to use for the MacBook during the initial Time Machine setup. Then the Mac would know which partition to use for its backup the next time you connect the external HD. The same goes ...


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I've had this issue multiple times. My podcast app would show it is using 500MB of space but there were no saved podcasts. Same deal with several other apps. I had No photos on my phone nor did I have any music. Still, I only showed an available 600MB of space available on my phone. After doing several hard restarts computer reboots and syncs, the ...



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