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Mac OS X “file system formatter failed”

I bought a Samsung SSD drive from Amazon that I installed in my Macbook Pro (model: 13' late 2011) in place of the optical drive. The problem is that I can't format it in HFS with the disk utility, I ...
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OSX extended attributes and NFS

I have multiple users working on a fileserver, mainly using Photoshop, InDesign and alikes. Samba (3.5.6) does not seem responsive enough (using 'socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_KEEPALIVE ...
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How to create HFS+ partition on Windows 7 machine

I'm running Windows 7 and I would like to partition my D: volume and make it HFS+, but I cannot find any tool that will accomplish this. Has anyone done this before? Is it possible? I have EaseUS ...
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How does one change the UUID of a Volume on Mac OS X to a SPECIFIED value?

This is similar to the question asked here: How does one change the UUID of a Volume on Mac OS X 10.6? Only difference is I want to change it to a specific value, not a random one. The hfs.util only ...
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locked files on HFS+ home partition shared between OSX/Linux

I dual boot into Arch Linux and OS X 10.6 on my MacBook pro. I synced my UID between both OSes and created an HFS partition (with no journaling) to use as a shared home/Users partition. For the most ...
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Can storing 300k files in one folder cause problems?

I'm crawling a large website (over 200k pages) using wget (is there a better tool btw?). Wget is saving all the files to one directory. The partition is HFS (I think), will it cause problems if I ...
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OSX Finder: Big file count problem / File Limit problem

Now I deleted question like that.. earlier because I thought deleting of .DS_Store would help... But I still have a hard to live with big file count in one directory. Don't ask me why everything is ...
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External Mac harddrive read errors

I have an external drive (500gb WD Passport) with some data on that I would like to access. The disk is formated with Mac OS Extended (journaled, case sensitive), ignoring file ownership. ...
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Why does my freshly-formatted disk have 450 MB of data on it?

The answer is probably obvious, but I'm sure enquiring minds want to know: if I erase a disk and reformat it, what's already taking up almost half a gigabyte of space? In this case, it's formatted ...
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Why are Mac OS X alias files so large?

On Mac OS X, I have two aliases in my Applications folder, each points to another folder. They are 1 MB each. Why so large? I've found other sources on the Internet to say that yes, alias files can ...
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What characters are forbidden in OS X filenames?

Is there a list of characters which are not allowed in filenames and paths on OS X?
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Case sensitive folder names in OS X

I have two folders on a Tomcat server: linkredirect LINKredirect (I know it is bad practice to use upper case, but it is out of my control) Both directories are hosted on the server and there ...
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Sync FAT32 usb thumb drive with folder on HFS+ Mac OS X

I have a couple usb thumb drives that I use on both a Windows desktop and my Macbook. I want to be able to sync the files from the usb drive(s) with corresponding folders on my Macbook (i.e. one ...
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SSD Garbage Collection OS X

Does the SandForce controller have garbage collection and does it work with the HFS+ filesystem? Does garbage collection have a significant effect on new SSD controllers on OS's without TRIM ...
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Recover Files From Formatted HFS+ Partition

I offered to help a friend of mine with his computer, and it turned out to be a bit more complicated than I first thought. He originally came to me asking me to recover some of his files from his ...
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HFS partition mounting read-only

I have an external Western Digital Hard drive with two HFS partitions with journaling disabled. When I connect it to a computer running Linux (Debian or Ubuntu), frequently both partitions are ...
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Why has my Mac been running fsck_hfs for two days now?

I first noticed that fsck_hfs was running, taking up 50-75% of a CPU, yesterday. It continues to run today. ps shows that it is doing /sbin/fsck_hfs -f -n -x -E /dev/disk3. Only problem: I don’t ...
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How do I mount a HFS+ dd image in OSX?

I had an HFS+ formatted drive that was going bad and wouldn't mount at all on OSX. I created an image using ddrescue on linux, and was able to save most of it. I can mount the drive and see the data ...
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Virtualbox for Mac OS X - using an external USB drive, which filesystem is ideal?

Assuming that I am NOT going to add NTFS drivers that allow read+write of NTFS partitions, I was wondering if the choice of filesystem when I partition an external USB drive matters. The choices ...
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unable to format external drive to HFS+ for Mac

I have an external hard drive (1 TB Western Digital) that is currently formatted as FAT32 and I want to reformat it to a single partition of HFS+ for my Mac. I realize that I can read FAT32 from my ...
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How does one change the UUID of a Volume on Mac OS X 10.6?

Does anyone know how to change the UUID of a Volume? The background for this question is that I have a duplicate UUID issue: I have /Volumes/OldMacHD with a UUID of XYZ. I have /Volumes/Mirror1 ...
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On a Mac, how can I find all files on a NTFS partition that have the same name, given case *in*sensitivity?

Here's the deal, I have a huge mess of files on an external drive that is formatted as NTFS. I wish to copy all of these files onto my MacBook Pro. NTFS, like sane filesystems, is case sensitive. HFS ...
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What are 'damaged files' on external hard drive (HFS format for OS X)?

I have an external HD formatted to default HFS (Mac OS Extended - Journaled) and very once and a while I get a folder called DamagedFiles in the root of the volume. The folder contains a collection ...
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shrinking an hfs+ partition

I have a GPT partitioned disk with 2 HFS+ partitions. I am trying to shrink the first partition. things I have tried so far: use Disk Utility.app error: "The partition cannot be resized. Try ...
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OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard no longer mounting an external USB drive

I have a 1TB generic external hard drive containing a single HFS partition. I originally formatted this using Disk Utility and it worked fine. Now, for some reason, it's not auto-mounting when I start ...
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Mac OS X 10.4: Non-destructively enlarge HFS+ partition

I have a MacBook running OS X 10.4.11. Some time ago I shrank my main hard disk partition in order to dual-boot with Linux, but now I am running out of space on the Macintosh partition, and I would ...
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Resize HFS+ Partition

I tried this so many times without success :( Is there any tool that can resize (actually growing is what I need, not shrinking)? I tried gparted, acronis but none seem to be able to do it. So, tell ...
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How to use HFS formatted pen drive in Windows 7?

I recently used disk utility in my mac book pro to format my 8 GB pen drive to install OS X. After that I formatted my pen drive from disk utility as FAT32 so that I would be able to use it in ...
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1answer
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How do I look at disk journals under OS X?

About 2000 files just turned up missing on my Mac, with no clues as to where they went or how they were deleted. I have disk journaling enabled, so I'd like to look at the journals. Hopefully, ...
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Read OS X partition from Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 onto my Macbook using Boot Camp, but i find the whole experience very quiet seeing I cannot access my music that resides on the OS X partition. Is there software out there ...