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Yes, you can delete any simulator that you don't use. I do this routinely when I stop supporting older iOS versions. If you delete them and then you find that you need them at some point in the future, you can redownload them from Apple's developer site. The best way to delete them is in Xcode. Go to Window -> Devices and Simulators. This will open a ...


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Quick fix: Fake Bootcamp. "I partitioned the free space (that OS X couldn't use) as MS-DOS, Bootcamp Assistant thought it was Windows, and was able to remove this MS-DOS partition and restore Mac OS to a single partition." This is the easiest solution, so try that first. No luck? Long fix: In my case, I couldn't get Disk Utility to create the ...


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Xcode now shares the simulators with all users. So, you need to remove the simulators from the following folder: /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes For example: cd /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes sudo rm -rf iOS\ 8.4.simruntime/ sudo rm -rf iOS\ 9.3.simruntime/ Cheers!


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You can easily remove all unavailable simulators with this command in the terminal: xcrun simctl delete unavailable


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Despite @fsb's answer allows to delete simulator "instances" the right way to free a massive space used by old simulator platforms not needed anymore is going to the following folder: ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/iOS DeviceSupport and remove the folders corresponding to the simulator/platforms you don't need anymore. Additionally, there is a very good ...


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If you wish to "keep" the videos or pictures and also clear your iDevice, make sure you sync or backup your pictures in any way you choose before deleting. The EASIEST way to delete All pictures and/videos is to attach your device to a MAC with an USB cord. Start the app "Image Capture" and select all content you wish to delete. Once selected, there is a ...


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UPDATE: I have unselected my answer because an icon-less and half-working (see screenshot) version of Photos.app appeared on my system and opened automatically on SD-card insert. This worked and did not cause problems for months, and now Photos is back 🙁 El Capitan has a new feature called System Integrity Protection. It does not allow the deletion of ...


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Check Activity Monitor to see if there are any Dropbox processes running. If there are, kill them, then you should be able to delete the Dropbox app. If you have used Dropbox at all, then remember that any files you synched will still be on your MacBook's HD in /Users/[your_username]/Dropbox.


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You need to 'Enter Time Machine' by clicking on the menu bar icon that looks like a clock face. One of the options is to enter time machine. This transforms your screen temporarily into a time machine window. From there you can select and delete time machine files.


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A straight deletion will only get rid of the file selected in the individual backup you're addressing. However, when in Time Machine, right-clicking on a file will show an option to delete all instances of the selected file in the current and other Time Machine backups.


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I just did this myself, here's what I learned while doing it. A lot of the difficulty in uninstalling Trend Micro comes from the fact that it spawns processes that then interfere with removing it (this actually makes sense for an anti-virus, but it certainly makes it a challenge when we need to remove it by hand). Basically, we're going to take this in two ...


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From http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/02/28/how-to-delete-photos-from-your-iphone/ How to delete all photos from iPhone The following method is without a doubt the fastest and most efficient way to mass delete photos from your Camera Roll. You can choose to delete one or hundreds of photos at once, and get the job done in less time that it takes to say it....


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If you want to completely delete it, you should cancel the current process as it is saving the whole user account to a disk image –which is why is taking so long– and restart the account deletion process without saving any data when prompted. From the Apple Support page: Select the user you want to delete, then click Remove below the list of users. ...


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This is a change in behavior in the 10.11.2 beta, build 15C27e. Wether or not this is intentional or a mistake is unclear. But it is infuriating.


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Being OS X El Capitan (10.11) has, from what I understand, the same System Integrity Protection as the current version, macOS High Sierra (10.13), I think the steps are the same. You can delete at least some of the applications. I haven't tried them all but I deleted Maps, Chess and DVD Player. First, you need to boot into Recovery Mode. Hold CMD + R after ...


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A more Excel way: As line-break is CHAR(13), you could try something like this (assuming your text is in A1 and you'll put edited text in B1) B1: =SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(13),"") or B1: =SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(13)," ") Source: answers.microsoft.com


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If you have synced your notes with an iCloud account and your iPad is not connected to the internet you have a chance to access your notes at iCloud.com. If your iCloud account is set with other devices like iPhone, Mac, and even Windows with iCloud application installed you have more chances to recover your note before connecting them to the internet.


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OS X will not let you remove Photos.app. And in their ever expanding quest to make things simpler and easier, certain preferences are hidden. So open Photos and create a new photo library. there doesn't have to be anything in it, it just has to be there so Photos will open. Insert the card from your DSLR and photos will see the card and present you with a ...


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The shortest way: Right-click the file icon in the title bar of the document window. It will display a drop-down menu of the file's location path. When you choose the folder icon that is directly under the file icon, a Finder window will open with the file already selected (highlighted), and you can directly press ⌘⌫ to trash it.


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Have you tried doing it the iTunes way? iTunes -> iPhone -> Applications -> HiCalculator -> Remove


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I had the same problem and I noticed multiple birthdays that I didn't recognize or didn't really need to know. When you're looking at the card, it should show where the information came from, in my case, the contact information came from LinkedIn. If that's the case, chances are there are more contacts you don't REALLY know, or if you do, you already have ...


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Assuming that the file tunnelBlick.tblk is in ~/.Trash, then one sure way of deleting this file is to boot to Recovery Mode, (⌘R when restarting the Mac), and then in Terminal (on the Utilities menu)... use the following command, e.g.: rm -f /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Users/Your_Short_Name/.Trash/tunnelBlick.tblk The example command above assumes the main ...


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When I try to use "ls" cmd in the terminal, it also takes over 10 mins and does not display anything. This is not normal. Something is amiss. I'd see the most likely cause as either a bad filesystem or a failing drive. While surprising, it could be a bad spot on the drive just where the directory is. In the case of a failing drive, macOS will try multiple ...


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All the apps installed from the App Store are stored in the /Applications folder. Go to the Applications folder (Finder menu -> Go -> Applications or check the Finder window sidebar for this folder), check if the app you want to delete is present there. If it isn't, then it's gone. Else, move it to Trash and then empty it. If it doesn't help, please ...


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In the Photos app, select the Albums view and you'll see a Recently Deleted album there. Deleting the video from there will free the space for you. If you're not hurting for space, you can leave them and they'll be cleared from the device after 30 days. Each photo/video in the album is shown with the remaining countdown before the media is permanently ...


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I have two suggestions. My first is to try creating a folder called .Trashes elsewhere and moving it such that it would overwrite the original folder; it's possible that this would leapfrog the problem (I used a similar method to fix a problem I was having a few months ago). Alternatively, if the external drive is FAT32, have you tried booting a Linux ...


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No. Erase all content and settings keeps your current iOS. As long as you don't use an iCloud backup from a device with a newer iOS version you will be fine.


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Easiest Way to Remove all line breaks. Copy the target column containing all the line breaks in to blank Word document (Works for rows and entire tables) In Word ctrl+F (Command+F for Mac) - To Find and Replace Enter ^p in the find field "^p" is the character symbol for line paragraph/break Key Combo SHIFT + 6 Then p Enter desired character in ...


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Q: In Excel, how do you delete line breaks globally? A: No, Mac's Find & Replace doen't work. I will walk you thru my version of a fix. There are lots of website discussions, but, there doesn't seem to be any resolution, Using just the Find & Replace. Example from: Open your Excel file Highlight all cells Select the top left corner Above Row ...


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Temporarily enabling icloud photo sync deletes all the itunes-sync'd photos. Tried all these solutions, nothing worked. However, toggling icloud photo sync worked for me, because iOS won't let you sync both ways (itunes and icloud). If you don't want your camera roll going to icloud, import all of your photos first with image capture, then delete your ...


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