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If you're comfortable using the terminal, you might be able to figure out what the file is. If you're not comfortable using terminal, I wouldn't worry about doing this. I was doing this mainly for my own interest rather than any real need. Open terminal and enter the following commands (enter the text following the $): $ cd /lost+found $ ls -l total ...


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The answer relates to changes to Time Machine backups in Lion. My understanding is that when a TM back up is attempted when the back up disk is not connected, a back up is made in /Volumes/MobileBackups. These back ups do not go away the next time TM runs with the back up disk connected. I am not sure if the OS will eventually reclaim this space. You ...


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No its not safe to delete everything in: ~/Library/Developer Doing so could cause you to lose backup snapshots, any generated Archives for applications and other customizations set in the XCode IDE. Specifically within the Developer folder there should be two additional folders. "Shared" and "Xcode" Shared contains documentation that you have ...


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Go to settings, general, storage & Icloud usage , manage storage, check the app list click on the app and delete


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The MacPort documentation advises to use your Terminal and type: sudo port -fp uninstall installed and with this command, all remaining items will be deleted: sudo rm -rf /opt/local sudo rm -rf /Applications/DarwinPorts sudo rm -rf /Applications/MacPorts sudo rm -rf /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.* sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/DarwinPorts*.pkg sudo ...


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I would suggest you to reinstall OS X and doing it not on the top of the existing version. Start Mac in Recovery mode (hold Cmd-R keys pressed on boot). When in Recovery mode - select Disk Utility, format your disk, exit Disk Utility and select Install or reinstall OS X. P.S. If you have your files stored in Mac - backup ones before formatting the disk.


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If you have deleted an app but grey icon of that app is still there on screen and you are unable to get rid of it then try this procedure: Go to App Store - Updates - Purchased That Grey icon application is listed there and there is a Cloud icon in front of it. Click on that Cloud icon to download it again Let it download little bit… …then click on that ...


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On Mojave 10.14.4 I was able to reclaim 50GB of space with: sh-3.2# tmutil listlocalsnapshots / com.apple.TimeMachine.2019-04-03-103122 sh-3.2# tmutil deletelocalsnapshots 2019-04-03-103122 Deleted local snapshot '2019-04-03-103122' Local snapshots are typically created during Time Machine automatic backups. It is not clear why this local snapshot was ...


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There is probably a login item that is attempting to run it still in your user account. In System Preferences select Users & Groups then your account in the left hand list. To the right select Login Items and browse the list. When you find TotalFinder click on the small '-' at the bottom of the list. This should fix it. If that doesn't work and the ...


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File in lost+found are fragments of files that have been found by a disk repair job (usually ran through disk utility). A more clear explanation in this thread. Extract: If you run fsck, the filesystem check and repair command, it might find data fragments that are not referenced anywhere in the filesystem. In particular, fsck might find data that looks ...


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On High Sierra the command will be: sudo tmutil disable localsnapshot.


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This seems quite counter-intuitive, but... In TextEdit, select File > Open… Press the iCloud button at top left. Then: drag the icon you want to delete to the Trash in the Dock or control/right click the file icon you want to delete and choose the Move to Trash option (pictured below) or press cmd-backspace (the backspace key is labelled with a left-...


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Two things: Depending on where you were sold the Mac - you may have a legitimate claim for money back or a total refund. Bad sellers are no help generally, but perhaps they aren't bad and you could ask them for help - if they are reputable, they may bend over backwards to make you happy. Apple supports their hardware no matter how you got it. I'd start with ...


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I found this SU Q&A titled: How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline which demonstrates a method for deleting specific files from the CLI. This answer highlighted a method that sounds like what you want: My backup disk is full. I have a very large file (many gigabytes) that has been backed up for months. There is one physical copy ...


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You can delete emails and bypass the trash using ⌥ Option + ⌫ Backspace (Successfully tested with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Could work with older versions, too.) If you want to delete emails that are already in trash it is enough to hit ⌫ Backspace to delete them permanently. If you are accustomed to also press the ⌘ Command, like deleting a file in Finder, ...


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All you have to do is any of the following: hold down the Option key, while clicking on the trash can on the top toolbar hold down the Option key, while clicking on 'delete' on the top menubar hold down the Option key, while right-clicking on the desired emails and scroll down to select 'delete' hold down the Option key, while pressing the Delete key on ...


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You can erase free space using Disk Utility. (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app). In the sidebar of Disk Utility, select “Macintosh HD” (or the drive where you’d originally stored the file). At the top of the window, select the “Erase” tab. Towards the lower left-hand corner of the window, there’s a button labelled Erase Free Space. This lets you ...


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If the only two directories you have in ~Library/Developer are Xcode and Docsets (or Shared/Docsets) then you should be safe to delete that folder. If you did re-install XCode you would get them (or updated versions) back.


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This is possible by opening the Settings.app on your iPhone, scrolling down, and selecting "iCloud". Scroll down, then tap Storage & Backup -> Manage Storage -> [Your iPhone Name] (This iPhone). You will then see a list of all the apps that are storing data in iCloud. Chances are the top one will be "Camera" and you can switch that off. Doing that will ...


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Tricky indeed, things to try steps recommended by Apple (HT1526) but it seems you did most of them already remove and recreate the whole trash folder: cd ~; rm -rf .Trash; mkdir .Trash; chmod 700 .Trash delete by inode: cd .Trash; ls -i should give you the inode number; find . -inum INODE -exec rm {} \; deletes by inode number hack rmi.c to compile under ...


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The next time you have your USB stick plugged in, open up Trash in the Finder, and you'll see the items that you have deleted in the trash. So, although you are "deleting" files from your USB stick, they are still there, and taking up space. You need to delete the trash when the USB stick is plugged in. This will solve your problem, as long as you remember ...


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Use an Alias. The alias command allows the user to launch any command or group of commands (including options and filenames) by entering a single word alias rm="rm -i" The next time you issue the command rm it will issue rm -i You can also make a new alias in case you want to keep rm functioning as it does by default. To create a new alias alias ...


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Just because one cannot see something's purpose or value doesn't mean there isn't one! If you delete the /.DocumentRevisions-V100 directory it will break the Document Revisions feature in OS X until you reboot. At which point the /.DocumentRevisions-V100 directory is recreated. Somewhere along the way the Document Revisions feature changed, i.e. it's not ...


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If the app is deleted, so are all connections to said developer. It wouldn't get through the approval process if it was allowed to continue farming your data, plus it'd need to stay on your phone for this to work.


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Synced Photos deleting must be done through iTunes. To do so just: In iTunes select the device icon in the Devices List on the left. Click the Photos tab in the resulting window. Choose Sync photos from, being iPhoto or Aperture on a Mac and Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements on a Windows PC. Choose Select Albums and deselect the albums or collections ...


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To answer your specific questions: No, there is no way to find out which apps iTunes would like to sync over before answering the question. Technically I suppose you could look at your iTunes App Library and your iPad's installed apps, but that is not a very realistic option if you have more than a few apps. As far as I've been able to tell, yes you must ...


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Managed to delete it by opening the Applications folder in Finder and right clicking and selecting 'Move to trash' The dragging operation is obviously different to the 'Move to trash' option in some way


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Using -f hides errors. Try running the command without the f option: rm -r …. Without the actual error message, I can guess what the problem is: you're trying to delete files by providing a path you expect to the files but do not match the actual path. When you're booted into Recovery, the Recovery environment is mounted at /, so paths like /Users are ...


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When you boot in single user mode, the disk is mounted read-only. As others have pointed out, running rm with -f can hide errors. Prior to running rm, try setting the mount point to read write using mount -uw /


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You can use the Cleanup: remove all contacts app from the appstore to do this. The app costs $0.99 If you want a Mac only solution, you can backup the contacts in your mac's Address Book, connect your phone to your mac and set it to sync only your address book in iTunes. Once it's done syncing (it should now be a clean slate), you can change the sync ...


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