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How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf file?

Say I have some image files (for instance, the result of scanning some sheets) and I want to combine them into a single pdf file, each image on a different page. Is there a faster / more convenient ...
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What's a good Mac equivalent of WinMerge? [closed]

WinMerge is an excellent and very powerful file merging tool, but as the name would imply, it's Windows only. What's a good equivalent on the Mac?
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Is it possible to merge two iTunes Store accounts so we can share apps and other purchases?

My wife and I each have iTunes on our PCs. Originally, I set these up with separate iTunes Store accounts. I was led to believe that we ought to do this because an email address is used for the ...
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How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?

How can I combine two PDFs in Preview?
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Merge e-mail addresses on iCloud

I have made a mistake. I'm a developer and while testing iCloud I made an @me.com (let's call it dummy@me.com) account. Now I am setting up iCloud on all my devies and would like to use my original ...
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Copy new files only - is this possible? Basically want to merge two folders

I have a folder on Drive 1 called Music, and it is 100GB. I have a folder on Drive 2 called Music, and it is 116GB. It's the most updated version. How do I copy the Music folder from Drive 2 to Drive ...
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Merge Time Machine Backup

Is it possible to merge to Time Machine Backups? When I look inside the sparse-bundle which Time Machine generates then I see that the folder-structure ordered by dates. So theoretically I could copy ...
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How to use Xcode 4 mergetool in a standalone fashion?

I sometimes have to make git merges on the console. Up to now, for resolving conflicts, I was using Xcode 3's FileMerge (you can open it on the console using the 'opendiff' command). If conflicts show,...
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How to order and merge many .ts files?

I have many small files (about 500). They are in right order. I would like to merge them. Linux commands are also welcome because I can compile them in my OS X. The command cat *.ts > masi.ts ...
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Adding songs without duplicate in iTunes?

Is there a way to add songs to iTunes and avoid make duplicates in the process ? I've a couple of macs and I want to merge all my songs on 1 mac and then be using home sharing... Is it possible to ...
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Using an external merge tool does not work on SourceTree

I am running OS X.10, Xcode 7 and SourceTree 2. When I select a conflicted file and Launch an external merge tool, there is a window that appears very briefly... and then nothing happens. I tried (...
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Merge folders is not working

I'm trying to merge two folders with the same name but different contents in Finder on OSX Mountain Lion. The folder is located on my iMac and I am dragging a dropping to my External Harddrive where ...
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How to duplicate-check between iPhoto Library and Photos Library *and* move non-duplicates from iPhoto -> Photos?

I'm working on merging a 11000+ image iPhoto Library with a Photos Library - with the purpose of pushing it to iCloud Photos. I'm not exactly sure how to proceed. I know that my friend has new images ...
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Join-merge-consolidate many audio book CDs into one or a few albums in iTunes 12 / PC?

You have an audio book consisting of multiple CDs. In addition to joining the tracks on each CD, you want to merge the CDs. If it's a small book of only a few CDs, then you might want to merge all CDs ...
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Can ffmpeg merge multiple m4a files into one ~chapterized~ file?

Given a folder full of 'm4a' files, I can merge them all into one big m4a file using ffmpeg like so: ffmpeg -f concat -i <(for f in ./*.m4a; do echo "file '$PWD/$f'"; done) \ -c copy ../OUTPUT.m4a ...
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Using `rsync` as more advanced `cp`

For copying large files (and/or large quantities of files), especially across disks, I prefer to avoid using the Finder as it often fails with some meaningless error message and/or complaint about ...
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Merge SUB-folders replaces instead of merging?

I can not beleive more people don't have a problem with this. Merge contents in Lion or ML does NOT merge contents if 1 or more of those "contents" is a subfolder Merge contents of two folders works ...
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Best way to merge mp4 files

Got a bunch of .mp4 videos (info shows H.264 Video + AAC Audio) that are chapters of a larger video. I'd like to merge them, but not sure which is the best way. I don't have Quicktime Pro, but I'll ...
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How to selectively restore save game data from old iphone backup?

Here's the dilemma: My nephew decided to start a new game on GTA vice city which wiped out my hard worked progress. I have the progress in an old backup from a year ago. However, I would like to not ...
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Can iTunes combine identical podcasts?

Somewhat similar to this question, but I don't just want to import. I have a bunch of This American Life podcasts that I downloaded using iTunes on another computer. I also have a This American Life ...
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OSX: How to compare and merge two folders and their subfolders and differing files of the same origin

I'm among those unlucky few (I'm hoping there are more than one) that are stuck with truly utterly messy backups from multiple machines, in multiple folders. I've now managed to figure out that I've ...
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Contacts.app: How to merge duplicate contacts?

The Apple article If you see duplicate contacts after setting up iCloud Contacts, suggest using the Card > Look for Duplicates option. However I can clearly see three or four contacts all with the ...
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Make Merge Files the default behavior in (High Sierra) Finder when moving folders?

MacOS notoriously deletes whole duplicate folders when you are moving folders. That is, if you have a file structure: Folder1 └── Photos ├── Bright\ Selfie.jpg ├── Indiana\ Dunes\ at\ Sunset....
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How to stop my iPhone from merging contacts?

My iPhone keeps merging contacts when two of them are of the same company or have something else that is identical. So, let us say I wish to call a contact (that unknowingly to me has been merged), I ...
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Merging iPhoto libraries [duplicate]

I am currently running MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) with Yosemite 10.10.2 For iPhoto I have a current library and 2 older libraries and now wish to: Merge all three into one iPhoto ...
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How can I merge iTunes libraries while keeping metadata?

A tale of my iTunes libraries: Getting songs on the iTunes store on my mid-2002 eMac (Mac OS X 10.1 Cheetah installed, 10.2 Jaguar updater thrown in the box) Updated to 10.3 Panther, then 10.4 Tiger ...
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How do I merge tracks from audiobooks so they are one file instead of 100 separate tracks?

Some of my audiobooks download as 1 7-hour long track. Others are in iTunes as 50-100 separate tracks (that sometime get out of order). I would like to merge the tracks so each audiobook appears as ...
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Merging Two Folders Into One in OS X?

When trying to drag various items into a folder in Finder in OS X and some of the items have the same name, OS X will ask if you wish to replace the items in the folder you are dragging to. However ...
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How can I plug FileMerge into my Source Control App

I'd like to use FileMerge (Version 2.8) as Git and Perforce's Diff viewer, however whenever one of these apps tries to do a diff I get this message: This isn't just for Groovy files either,it's for ...
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Merging multiple apple ID’s

Since getting our first iPad and iPhone and while new to Apple, 3 or 4 iCloud email accounts were setup for at least 2 new Apple ID’s. Is it possible to merge them or should I just delete the least ...
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How do I increase an APFS partition size?

Also, will converting the 400gb and 600gb partitions into "Free Space" partition work for this? How do I create Free Space partitions? I'm using High Sierra 10.13.6 for this. In the end I want to ...
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How can I combine multiple groups of PDFs using the command line?

I have 1000 groups of 5 pdf files I need to combine/merge. I aware of the "/System/Library/Automator/Combine PDF Pages.action/Contents/Resources/join.py" command and have created the 1000 different ...
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Merging two disks to one?

I installed MacOS on disk 0. I have one HDD drive which is split into multiple disks. Now I would like to merge disk 0 and disk 1 (same hdd) to one disk. Is it possible and what should I do? For ...
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How can I merge Notes from two Macbooks without using iCloud?

I have two laptops and both have different Notes that are useful to me. Not wanting to share any such data with Apple, they are also not synced to iCloud. So far, I found the path where they are ...
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Merging Time Machine Backups to a Single External Drive?

I currently have two Time Machine external drives, but I want to move to using just one (I'd still have more than one backup, as I also use Backblaze). Is it possible to merge the two different ...
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Doing a “mail merge” from Microsoft Office to send out an individualized email

I have an Excel spreadsheet with the grades of my students. Every so often I'd like to email out their current grades, one email per student, that will only include their last three homework grades or ...
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How to Combine iTunes accounts

We have two Mac computers running iTunes, mine and hers. I sync my peripherals to my MacBook Air and my iTunes account, while she syncs her peripherals with our home iMac. Historically, we each ...
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How to copy the “Local Items” Keychain to a new mac? [duplicate]

I copied my whole HDD from MBPOld to MBPNew, but saw the "Local Objects" Keychain is empty. I then saw there is a folder in ~/Library/Keychains named like the UUID of the Mac. (which can be retrieved ...
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Bulk merge items sub-folders into new folder

I have a main folder with about 80 folders in, each with about 10 items in. I want to be able to use a Terminal command or something to just move every item from each sub-folder into a new one (i.e ...
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Find & Recover correct iTunes ratings etc. & Library from Time Machine

I have at least 13 backups of my entire 7000 song iTunes library on an external drive using Time Machine. Unfortunately, a Sr. Rep. at iTunes support was misinformed and had me delete a folder that I ...
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How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image)

How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image) without using any third party software like Gimp etc... constraints/situation in my case I had only 2 ...
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Merge folders and subfolders in macOS

I have 2 folders that I need to merge. Inside each folder are subfolders. In about 50% of the cases these subfolders exist in both parent folders. E.g. FOLDER 1 | FOLDER 2 --------------------- ...
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Combine/merge two separate image files of the same thing(newspaper page) taken in half

Is there a way of combining two photos of the same thing taken in half? For example, i have two images of the same newspaper page taken in two halves in order to keep the focus and quality of the ...
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How do I set Outlook as the default mail option in Yosemite?

Mail merge is greyed out, in MS Word so I'm guessing that it needs to talk directly to Outlook instead of Apple's mail app. I read somewhere that Outlook as to be set as the default in Mail.app, but I ...
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Merging pdfs with automator

I'm scanning my mail and end up with two versions: front & back. Files are named: scanf 01.pdf & scanb 01.pdf I'm scanning about 40 pages a day, so it ends up to quite some lists. Now, with ...
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Merge multiple Time Machine backup disk images

My MacBook Pro typically backups to my iMac Time Machine server. I went on a year long trip, during which time I switched my MBP to instead back up to my router (which acts as a NAS and runs a Time ...
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Re-Merge El Capitan Recovery with Original Mac OS

Due to recent partitioning mistakes I was unable to boot up my Mac OSX or my Bootcamp on my Mac since. As a last resort I went to recovery mode and downloaded a new El Capitan OS. Unfortunately this ...
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Restore photos from old iPhoto library backup to new Mac Photos app

I've old backup from my MacBook (2008-2010) iPhoto library on external HD, i wish to browse + select photos and merge them with my current iMac Photos app in El Capitan 10.11
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Merge several folders, but keep only the newest file when conflicts are encountered

I've hit a bit of a wall with my backups. I have three backups, each is different, some contain newer files than other backups. I want to merge these three folders into one, but when a conflict arises,...
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Adding a new contact in iOS 8 merges it with a homonymous old contact

I have in my iPhone iOS 8 and old contact called Salvador. This old contact has his mobile, and some notes, and that is fine. Today I select a phone number from my call history and select the add a ...