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Jul
17
answered Virtual Hosts Not Working on OSX Mavericks
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Nov
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Feb
28
revised mac mini stuck on boot
updated answer extensively based on model number provided by the OP.
Feb
28
comment mac mini stuck on boot
My answer is updated to incorporate this new info
Feb
28
answered Searching Gmail from Mail.app doesn't work
Feb
28
answered mac mini stuck on boot
Feb
28
answered There's a folder shortcut on my dock, next to the trash. Why is there and how do I remove it?
Feb
26
revised What to do when my Time Machine drive is getting disk errors?
added note that the drive could be dying; erase and repartition anyway.
Feb
26
comment What to do when my Time Machine drive is getting disk errors?
True, this could be the case if we know that the HDD is dying and writing spuriously. The other side is that this is just a series of directory errors. Both are equally plausible given the limited information from the OP. To your point, I should have noted this in my original answer, which is now updated.
Feb
24
answered What to do when my Time Machine drive is getting disk errors?
Feb
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Jan
19
answered How do I make comments visible in Microsoft Word 2011 for OS X?
Jan
18
comment apache on OSX 10.8 not starting
Did you try "sudo apachectl graceful" to restart?
Jan
18
answered Are the iLife install discs still compatible with Mountain Lion?
Jan
18
comment Which iPhoto folders are least useful to save space?
Copy the "originals" folder to an external HDD. After that, open iPhoto, select all images you just backed up to your external HDD, and delete them. This frees up space. You can re-import those pictures whenever you'd like. As far as the performance to HDD space issue, 10% of your Mac's HDD full capacity is the recommended minimum to keep your Mac lean and fast. There are four Retina MBP models, so "the retina mac" doesn't tell me anything about your system. What are your specs?
Jan
18
comment Which iPhoto folders are least useful to save space?
The folders you're talking about are all working in conjunction with the iPhoto application. Taking the contents of one to the curb will likely lead to undesirable results. If you really wanted to clean house, you could duplicate the "originals" directory to an external drive, fire up iPhoto and trash everything. Then, when you get more space freed up on your HDD you can re-import the pics you want (by the way, 2GB remaining on a HDD is far too little space to efficiently run any Mac made in the last 7 or 8 years - hopefully you have 20GB of pics to unload).
Jan
17
answered Which iPhoto folders are least useful to save space?
Jan
15
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