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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.


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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. ...


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Are you sure it's the full login screen or is it just asking for your password? If so, you can turn off "Require Password __ after sleep or screen saver begins" in the "Security and Privacy" system preference.


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You don't need to add Time Machine to the list. Along with all other OS X system notifications, they are shown in Notification Center without any user intervention required to activate them. Conversely, you can't disable them either. This is the same with battery notifications, disk ejection notifications, etc. If you want to disable Time Machine ...


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I still don't know what caused the issue to come up in the first place, but I was able to get around it by going to Server.app > File Sharing > [my backup volume] > Edit Share Point... and then adding my user to the Access section of the page with Read & Write permissions. I don't know how/why it worked before or why changing the user password caused it ...


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My experience is that TimeMachine does not cross the "per-machine" boundary when deleting old backups. We have a disk attached to an AirportExtreme AC and which is the target for four Macs. These machines have significant differences in the size of their backups. One of them in particular is an old Mini running 10.6.8 that does not see much activity other ...


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Why not just use terminal: cp -RnpP Backups.backupdb -R recursive -n do not overwrite (if existing copy remnants remain from previous attempt) -p preserve ACL's, permissions, creation/mod dates, etc. -P preserve hard links, do not follow any hard or symlinks.


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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. :)


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Some versions of files are stored temporarily locally, when you're away from the TimeCapsule. These are on your MacBook and can therefor be accessed without the TimeCapsule present. As soon as the Mac syncs back with the TimeCapsule, they are longer stored on your local drive, therefor you'll need a connection to the TimeCapsule to restore them. "Mobile ...



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