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This is an example of a procedure to erase an external disk containing a single encrypted partition. Open the Disk Utility application and highlight the "Logical Volume Group" representing your external disk. An example is shown below. (Hint: click on image for a better view.) Next, click the Info icon to get the pop up window. Note, in the example shown ...


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The User Data folders for Firefox and Thunderbird are: /Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/Firefox /Users/$USER/Library/Thunderbird You might also want to migrate the .plist files for them as well: /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox.plist /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.thunderbird.plist Make sure the applications ...


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Yes, you can use Time Machine to restore iPhoto app and also the iPhoto library before the conversion of Photos app. You have to navigate through Time Machine backups and folder via Finder. Now go to Applications and restore the iPhoto.app. After that navigate to the folder containing your iPhoto library and restore it where you want without overwrite ...


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The file will be saved if the containing folder has not yet been backed up, otherwise it will be backed up next time Time Machine makes a backup. The backup will not be corrupted.


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I've written a shell script that lets you optionally specify the number of days to keep: all the backups older than the specified number of days (from now) are deleted. You can check it out on its GitHub repository.


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Boot holding the option key and select the SSD to boot. You can also use system preferences to set it as the default boot drive. Once the machine will restart (or power on from off) and boot to the SSD, use Disk Utility to erase the HDD and enjoy your new Mac.


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I suffered this today when doing a find / -whatever -exec this-or-that {} \; Suddenly mtmfs got 100% CPU. It turns out that mtmfs is a special filesystem mounted on /Volumes/MobileBackups. If you run something that will access files indiscrimately, such as a find (something many "cleaner" programs do) mtmfs will use a lot of CPU when its files are being ...


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Click on the "Time Machine" drive that is indented (the one underneath the one you selected on your screen). Then the "Erase" tab should appear. Also, if your Time Machine is encrypted, my experience was that I needed to erase it and choose an unencrypted format in order to really regain full control of the disk.


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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 booted my Mac in safe mode to see if this would solve the problem. Alas, it did not. Afterwards, whether caused by the safe boot or not, Time Machine didn't "see" the external Data partition anymore, so it would only backup from the internal SSD (and the TM preferences windows no longer listed the WinData partition in the list of excluded items). At that ...


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Have a look at: Time Machine: How to transfer backups from a current backup drive to a new backup drive Synopsis: In Disk Utility, select the new drive's icon to make sure it has a GUID partition and is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). If not make appropriate changes. Set permissions on your new backup drive in Finder using Get Info and make ...



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