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Deleting a hard drive protected by password with Mac OS X Yosemite

I recently changed my hard drive for a SSD device. The removed storage device can be used as an external drive, via USB. I want to delete everything on this HD, but it is asking me for a password when ...
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bulk delete apps in iDevice

I have a habit to download the latest apps gone free, however This results in many unused apps. (Lots of space gone!) Deleting the apps the casual way, (tap'n'hold, delete) works, but takes too long ...
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Unable to delete standard user account

I have an administration acct and a standard acct in my computer. I go to delete the standard but, after unlocking the lock, it does not allow me to select the standard, only the adm. What am I doing ...
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Can I delete my local photo library now that all my photos are on iCloud?

I updated to the new OS X last night and uploaded my 70gigs worth of photos to iCloud. I plan on doing a backup on my raid as well, just to be safe, but am I okay to delete all my photos that are ...
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How do I delete pictures of my iPhone which wont delete?

My iPhone 5 has an album which has been saved onto it through iTunes from another laptop, when I try and delete the album through iTunes it doesn't seem to give me the option to do so. If anyone could ...
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If i deleted something from iPad notes how can I get it back? [closed]

If I deleted something from iPad notes can I get it back somehow?
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How do you delete Dropbox from OS X Yosemite?

So this seems like an obvious one, but after some searching around the web and Dropbox's bad help section I've really come unstuck with this. I'm trying to delete the official Dropbox app from my ...
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In Excel, how do you delete line breaks?

In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? It's totally messing up my text-to-column I need to do.
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Safari 8: Delete key no longer deletes text inside the form fields

Since I upgraded to Yosemite and Safari 8 I have to press Ctrl+Delete or Shift+Delete to delete the text I typed in web forms. Nothing happens if I press Delete key by itself. Is this just me, or ...
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How do I delete “Documents & Data” from iCloud?

Apple currently has two types of storage in iCloud: iCloud Drive, for Macs running Yosemite. Documents & Data, for Macs running Mavericks or earlier. I have one Mac running Mavericks, and the ...
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How in the world do you remove an action in iAd producer?

I am using iAd producer this afternoon to make iAds for some of my apps. I have googled around but I still cannot figure out how to remove an action that I have added to an action list. I have tried ...
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Find all hidden “.idea” folders in system [duplicate]

I am using PHPStorm 8 for programming. PHPStorm automatically creates a hidden folder called ".idea", where all project-specifiy settings are stored. How am I able to find all these ".idea" folders ...
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Easy way to permanently delete all photos and videos from iPad/iPhone

It seems really hard to me to permanently delete all photos and videos from iPad. I tried different solutions, like: Transferring them using iPhoto and then deleting them by iPhoto Using iTunes to ...
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Deleted Files from my IPhone still shows up when I hook my phone to Itunes

I deleted Music and Video from my Iphone 5, 8.1.2; But whenever I hook it up to the PC it still shows the deleted files as ghost datas under "On my device", furthermore Itunes says that my device has ...
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When saving a document or editing a file name, with the focus on the string itself, why does CMD+Delete move the file or folder to the trash?

To be more specific, I am saving a file from my markdown editor. Within the save dialog box, I navigate to the folder I wish to save the file. I then decide to change the name of the file. I put my ...
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Deleting and creating users with terminal in recovery mode?

would anyone know how to delete and create user accounts in recovery mode? Precise steps would be awesome because im not too experienced with UNIX. I already tried the userdel and useradd in urs\sbin ...
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Powerpoint 2011 - Selection of Shapes does not work anymore

I have a totally weird problem here and I am close to tears, because that strange bug is in heavy conflict with my timeline :/. My Problem: I click on a shape (no problem with images). the shape is ...
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Is there an option to delete old photos off my iPod?

I have no option to delete old photos off my iPod. They are old photos, by that I mean they were on my iPod then I got them off, and about a year later (I had synced it a couple of times in between) I ...
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Secure delete an erased file using same file

Okay, so I have a late 2013 model retina macbook pro. A couple a days ago i placed a sensitive file on the desktop, and later deleted it by emptying the trashcan. I then read that was not the way to ...
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How Can I Retrieve Files from my ipad?

I'm not sure that this is the right place but I really need some help!!!I connected my ipad with my laptop and my brother pressed sync with the library itunes , but my laptop has not the photos and ...
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How do apps recognize you after you delete them?

For example, there's this server based game. You delete the app, log out of gamecenter (since they claim to save your progress on the cloud) but once you redownload the app again, you return to where ...
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Updated to OS X Yosemite, everything has deleted

So I've already tried to find a solution on Google, but I'm not really good at following some broad IT instructions. If you guys could help, that's be more than awesome! After I installed OS X ...
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Does restoring from an iCloud backup enforce installation of the latest iOS?

I accidentally deleted a lot of text messages on my iPhone 5 and would like to restore from iCloud by choosing "Erase all content and settings" and then restoring from a backup made last night. ...
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Folder cannot be deleted from Trash

I have three nested folders in my trash: folder1/folder2/folder3. They were on an external FAT32 drive but were deleted, along with all the files inside them, a while ago. When I try to empty the ...
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Delete a currently-open file directly in the application?

OS X's ability to rename or move a currently-open file right inside the application is really handy: To take it one step further, is there a trick to actually delete the current file inside the app ...
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How To Delete A Large Video File From iOS Device Which Does Not Show Up in Photos?

I have a large video (18GB) on my iPad that I deleted, but somehow did not actually get deleted off the device. It is not visible on the iPad itself but I can see it through any iOS file browser (...
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Want to preserve shared photostream for subscribers but erase everything on my device

can one transfer the ownership of a photostream to another user/subscriber? I need to get rid of the contents of a shared photo stream on my device but I am its owner. The subscribers will still need ...
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Can't delete Exchange server account from 10.9.5

I did a clean install of 10.9 and then imported some old emails and my keychain. Now my accounts keep showing an old exchange account for contacts from a previous employer. I cannot delete this ...
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How to mass delete your photos in your iPhone?

I cannot do it in the phone itself, neither in iPhoto. How can you delete all your photos in iPhone?
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I deleted my Bootcamp partition but can't resize my OS X partition

I didn't realize this would cause issues, but I used Disk Utility to delete my Bootcamp partition and then tried to resize my main partition to fill the disk. This causes an error and I searched for ...
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How to free space on Time Machine on a Netgear NAS?

I have obsolete time machine backup file in Netgear NAS with another one. I cannot so just format or erase whole disk. I just need to delete the non-used file from taking disk space. I am running 10.6....
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How do I delete all of the music on my iPhone 5? [duplicate]

I have tried to delete all of the music off through iTunes and through settings. the computer and settings says it is gone but when i go to the music app it is all still there just not downloaded. all ...
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Synced iPhone to a new computer. iTunes cannot delete music from iPhone

My Mom's iPhone used to be synced to my computer, a Mac. She recently got a new computer, a Windows laptop, so I set that up for her. I did a sync to the Windows laptop and that seems to work fine ...
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Phantom email unable to delete

I purchased a new iPad. When I set up my Roadrunner email acct it downloaded over 300 from the main server to my inbox. I looked for a way to delete multiple email but there doesn't seem to be any ...
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Make sure deleted photos on an Ipod touch can never be recovered?

How can you make sure deleted photos on an Ipod touch 5 can never be restored or found by someone else?
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How long are text messages saved in the iCloud server?

..and how can I get rid of them before they are subpoenaed?
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Delete an app completely (special case) and question regarding empty trash

I downloaded a game and deleted it by just Holding it for few second and click x on the launchpad, because I can still see it occupies 20 GB in my hard disk which is truly annoying. Does it mean it ...
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“Unable to delete the user account” in Users & Groups?

On OS 10.9.2, with permissions unlocked, my admin user gets "Unable to delete the user account [username]" when I click the "minus" delete button. I checked the option to archive the user in the ...