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I know its an old post, but hopefully this will help anyone looking into the issue. Disabling SMB will work, but isn't necessary. OS X now uses SMB as the default connection (see here: http://www.cnet.com/news/os-x-mavericks-switches-to-smb2-networking/), and SMB doesn't work with Time Machine. You can either disable SMB, thus forcing the mac to connect with ...


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Reboot your computer. Login to your desktop open up activity monitor. Check to see if fsck is running if fsck is running... Your computer is attempting to repair the drive, so that is WHY it is not showing up in any of the places you are looking beacuse fsck has already unmounted it. You have two options (both are risking or dealing with data loss so ...


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So, in totality, deselecting "System" worked. I now have a clean slate, while the rest of my apps still work.


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Time Machine automatically copies everything on your user folder, so you don't have to manually drag your iPhoto library to your external drive to back it up. Unless of course you have excluded some files or folders on the Time Machine preference pane, in which case no backups of such resources are being made. In order to see the library on your Time ...


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I recommend that you get a third drive (2-4 times the size of your non-Time Machine volumes). Your current Time Machine configuration doesn't really allow you to keep a snapshot of the backup dated 2015.06.11 (~900 GB) because none of your drives have enough free space to store it. After installing a 3rd external drive (with at least 2TB, the more, the ...


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Some advice. I always back up my photos separately from Time Machine. You can save your images in a separate folder on the Time Machine drive and Time Machine will not overwrite them (used to do this with Apertures backup vault). Also, depending on the space on your Time Machine drive, you could use time machine to backup your external Photos drive as as ...


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Yes, happens identically to me. As the second monitor is operational try ESC (if not, hold the off button for three seconds, the option menu will appear on your second menu, click sleep then space bar to exit sleep and primary monitor will return). Now switch off and unplug the secondary monitor, try again, voila, all (should) works fine.


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Why don't you buy any (cheaper) NAS drive? The only requirement is to have a Time Machine Service, which most of them have. (Time Capsule is also a NAS, but restricted to Apple devices.) You can plug it into her router to do the basic setup. You should see it then as a valid Time Machine target drive.


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My OS is 10.10.3, and I have both external Time Machine volume, and a secondary external volume. I also use multiple Spaces with Mission Control, and I sometimes have Finder windows on different Spaces that refer to locations upon my secondary external volume. When ejecting a volume, I noticed sometimes that the file system will treat the volume as "being ...


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Microsoft Office 2011 will work fine after restoring from Time Machine, but Outlook will generate a new Database.


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I just ran into this new addition -- the caffeinate command is built into OS X now, no app needed. http://osxdaily.com/2014/06/16/caffeinate-prevent-sleep-while-command-active-mac-os-x/


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I saw your question before, but was at a loss to provide specific information. However, I took a look at Pondini's OSX and Time Machine Tips. In particular on the page, How Local Backups are Stored, I noted that it's actually the hardware address, not the user ID, that is used as identification by Time Machine. From the page: Each Mac is identified by a ...


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The best way to debug this is with tmutil - since you mentioned using the touch command I'll briefly get others up to speed: open terminal app open finder to show the folder with the files in question type tmutil isexcluded and then drag in the files and/or folders in question Once you know if an item is excluded, you can programmatically remove ...


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By typing the command lsof /Volumes/Mac\ HD\ 2 into the terminal, you can get a list of which apps are using that volume. The output looks like this: The COMMAND column should tell you what's using your disk, and what you have to quit. Based on your comment, it looks like the GitHub application is using your disk. Try quitting it first, then you should ...


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Problem has been solved, Just thought it may be useful for others. 1. Is there anyway to get my previous OS to work (I need my passwords and Data in Desktop,documents and download folders)? Maybe, But I don't know yet. But anyway, it is better to clean install the OS again to make your computer faster. 2. Even if 1 is not possible, how can I ...



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