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Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac: 4TB External Storage Hard Drives for Mac | Seagate

Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac: 4TB External Storage Hard Drives for Mac | Seagate | MacintoshHelp | Scoop.it
Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive for Mac offers massive capacity and a simple, one-click way to backup your entire digital life. Learn more specs and features.
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OS X Mail: Troubleshooting sending and receiving email messages

OS X Mail: Troubleshooting sending and receiving email messages | MacintoshHelp | Scoop.it
Learn how to troubleshoot Mail when it has issues sending or receiving email messages. Use this article to determine which part of the email "ecosystem" is the cause of the email issue, then attempt to resolve it.
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Wi-Fi Quick Assist

With Wi-Fi, you can connect wirelessly to the Internet, email, local servers, and shared printers. If your Mac has Wi-Fi built in, or an AirPort card, it can access nearby Wi-Fi networks or hotspots.
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About Wake on Demand and Bonjour Sleep Proxy

When a Mac computer is in sleep mode, it can continue sharing services, such as iTunes and iPhoto library sharing, printer sharing, file sharing, and screen sharing.
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Manage all partitions with Disk Utility in OS X

Manage all partitions with Disk Utility in OS X | MacintoshHelp | Scoop.it
Apple's Disk Utility by default will only show you user-accessible drive partitions, but here is how to view all drive partitions in Apple's disk management utility. Read this article by Topher Kessler on CNET.
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This setting is a hidden feature in Disk Utility that can be enabled by first enabling the program's "Debug" menu, which is an option that is more suited for development purposes and not for general use. Nevertheless, to enable the menu, just enter the following command in the Terminal, which will edit the Disk Utility preferences file accordingly:

 

defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1

 

Now relaunch Disk Utility and you should be able to see the hidden partitions by choosing "Show Every Partition" from the now-present "Debug" menu.

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20 more technical terms every Mac user should know | Macworld

20 more technical terms every Mac user should know | Macworld | MacintoshHelp | Scoop.it
By popular demand, Professor Breen returns to wade through the alphabet soup of common technical terms.
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Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode? | Apple Support

Starting up into Safe Mode does several things:

It forces a directory check of the startup volume. You may see a progress bar on the screen during this check, and the computer may take longer than usual to complete its startup.It loads only required kernel extensions (some of the items in /System/Library/Extensions).Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later: A Safe Boot deletes the dynamic loader shared cache at (/var/db/dyld/). A cache with issues may cause a blue screen on startup, particularly after a Software Update. Restarting normally recreates this cache.It disables all fonts other than those in /System/Library/Fonts (Mac OS X v10.4 or later).It moves to the Trash all font caches normally stored in /Library/Caches/com.apple.ATS/(uid)/ , where (uid) is a user ID number such as 501 (Mac OS X v10.4 or later).It disables all startup items and login items (Mac OS X v10.4 or later).In Mac OS X v10.3.9 or earlier, Safe Mode runs only Apple-installed startup items (such items may be installed either in /Library/StartupItems or in /System/Library/StartupItems; these are different than user-selected account login items).
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iOS: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

Learn how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi1 issues you may encounter while using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
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AllExperts Question MacOS

Subject:won't show external hard disk drivesQuestion:
Hello there!
For some time I couldn't eject external HDD's but through Disk Utility.
I installed DoubleCommand (to get a forward delete key). It didn't work properly and I couldn't uninstall it.
I wanted to use one HDD I use with Time Machine, for plain backups. I tried to format it, but that didn't work. It worked on a PC -- but I couldn't find it on my Mac but through Disk Utility.
Now, I even can't see my other HDD but through Disk Utility.
I don't know what to do.
I want to make backups and reinstall everything completely (except for DoubleCommand and some other apps).
Version 10.6.8
MacBook5,2 (Mid 2009, MC240*/A)
2,13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
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MacBook 2.13Ghz -  http://everymac.com
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.13-whit

External drives connected how - USB2 or FireWire 400?
Cables can be bad - same works on Windows what ver, model, connection type.
I suspect Firewire on Mac and USB on Windows - external HD has both???
Simpleton Maintenance - Start in Safe Mode (SHIFT key down at boot)
What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1564
If they are partitioned and formatted for Macs, and they eject in Safe Mode,
You have something installed that is grabbing the drives and not releasing them.
If not, Download and Install the 10.6.8 COMBO update - no files will be lost (you DO backup?)
But most system files will be updated.
AppleJack would be my first pick of 3rd Party Maintenance
Onyx would be second, YASU third.

I collect Mac Tech Articles here  http://scoop.it/t/mac-tech-support

THESE ARE OTHER OPINIONS ON MAINTENANCE
http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20005830-263/mac-general-maintenance-recomm
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57571813-12/tips-for-increasing-the-longevi
http://www.macworld.com/article/2030680/when-safe-boot-wont-boot.html
http://www.macworld.com/article/2030490/stop-drowning-in-apps.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57587107-263/how-to-keep-your-mac-running-i
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2004011205473937

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Wi-Fi: How to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity

Wi-Fi: How to troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity | MacintoshHelp | Scoop.it
Learn how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi network connectivity issues on your Mac.
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How to capture your Mac's audio for free | Macworld

How to capture your Mac's audio for free | Macworld | MacintoshHelp | Scoop.it
Is something playing on your Mac that you'd like to record? Chris Breen shows you how to do just that without spending a nickel.
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