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BootCamp Windows 8 - External Drive - Macbook Pro mid 2009

I am trying to partition a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through boot camp with a Proshe Drive. 1st issue is that my MacBook Pro says I cant use Windows 8 and that I can only use windows 7 plus I don't have a ...
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Is there a diff-like tool that searches the directory for existence of the file or folder?

In an attempt to de-duplicate the data on my system, I've used tools such as Gemini for finding duplicate files across directories and diff tools like Kaleidescope for understanding how the ...
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Bootcamp no longer boots after partitioning

I used Mac OS X and Windows 7 with bootcamp for months without any problem. I had a total of 4 partitions: Macintosh HD, Recovery HD, Untitled (my windows boot drive) and Windows (I don't know what it ...
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Blutooth Audio Problems on Mac Book Pro

Music audio plays fine from Mac Book Pro to a Vizio 54" sound bar but spoken audio breaks up...any clues? I've tried moving my computer closer. This only happens when playing back movies either from ...
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How to move the Users folder to a new drive in OS X Mavericks?

How can I move the 'Users' folder from my main drive onto a new drive (which I just installed on my MacBook Pro by replacing the optical drive with a 2nd HD)? The goal is to separate the application ...
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How to disable the second partition without unmount it in Mac?

I've installed OSX Yosemite in another partition in my Mac. But there is a problem. For example, I installed iBooks in both partition. When I right click one of my epub or pdf file, both iBooks are ...
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batch converting from XLS to windows CSV on a mac

I'm using OS X and have lots of these XLS files that I need to format as a batch operation. I need them in "Windows CSV" format, but I can only seem to get them batch converted to Mac CSV... I am ...
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USB device Disabled Mavericks

Late 2012 Macbook Pro, 2.2ghz i5, 8gb ram, running OSX 10.9.3 My Novation Launchpad worked just fine 12 hours ago. I go to work, come home, plug in the device in question and I get this error: ...
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How can I make pref changes via defaults command happen immediately?

There are many changes to Finder, Dock, etc. preferences that you can do with the defaults command, i.e. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool yes However, in order to make the ...
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Upgrading MacBookPro

I'm using a Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro with an Intel i5 @ 2.4 GHz and 4 GB 1333 MHz ram. The computer has started to get older. I was going to upgrade the ram but since Mavericks come out, the ram ...
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Mac Yosemite virtualization

Is it possible to run Mac Yosemite on vmware? For information: Apple allows full virtualization of its operating system, provided that it is installed on Apple hardware which is also running OS X ...
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No user on brand new OS X installation

I just opened a new Macbook Pro out of the box and, after going through the initial setup (language, timezone, name, etc.), I see the login screen without my username. I tried typing in my username ...
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Mac Os X app to post to all social accounts

Ok, I am looking for an application that will allow me to post to Google + Page, Facebook Page and Twtitter. We run a radio station and we are having to copy and paste the same info over and over ...
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Folder, File inventory in MacOS

Could someone help me list folder, subfolder and file names along with sizes in Macbook? It could be a command in Terminal or a unix script. Thank you.
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Logstash agent doesn't run as a daemon on MAC OS X 10.9.1

I need to run the logstash agent as a Daemon on an MAC OS X System whenever the system boots up terminal: /usr/local/logstash/bin/logstash agent -f /usr/local/etc/cvlog.conf Per terminal the ...
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Prevent application from detecting screen zoom on Mac OS X

I have an application which streams live television, using a rather expensive portable mobile decoder. And for some reason the company that controls the app has decided to limit the screen size of the ...
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Can I power two 1440p monitors which require dual-link DVI with a Macbook Pro?

I'm considering getting a Macbook Pro as a mobile workstation. I currently have a desktop with two 27" 1440p monitors. The monitors require a dual-link DVI-D connection to get full resolution (link to ...
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How to enable Mac OS X 10.10 dark mode [closed]

I just updated my MacBook Pro with newest MAX OSX 10.10 and I cannot figure out, how to enable the new "dark mode". Does anybody know how to do that? Thank you very much.
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Java version indicates SE 6, Java Control Panel SE 8

So I'm trying to get the Java 7 as the default version on my machine, running Mac OS X 10.9.3. When I run: java -version I get: java version "1.6.0_65" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build ...
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Retrieving data from Disk Utility Image

I created an image of my mac using disk utility. It's a .dmg. It has a lot of data on it (about 1 TB) and I only want one file from it. Is there any way I can selectively pull information from it, ...
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How to reinstall OS X 10.8 without internet?

I had a crash on my Macbook Air MD231 in Mid 2012 and my system won't boot. Unfortunately my friend erased my partition from disk utility too. Now I have three question My internet speed is very ...
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Mac OS X set terminal name that persists after SSHing somewhere else

I try advice like this that recommends adding the following to your .profile: function tabname { printf "\e]1;$1\a" } So you can type tabname brokenbox to name your tab. The problem is as soon ...
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Mac 1 TB drive doesn't spin up on PC

I'm trying to read a 1TB drive (Hitachi hds721010kla330) from a Mac on a PC, but no matter what I do, it doesn't spin up. I tried connecting it through a USB-to_SATA controller, but also on the ...
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How to change interface language in MS Office for Mac 2011

I have MS Office for Mac downloaded from http://de.msoffice13.com/mac (I found this link and product key in instructions) . Everything works ok but interface language is German. I have "Preferred ...
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Mac error opening hyperlinks from Windows Excel workbook

I have an Excel spreadsheet that has many hyperlinks in cells to external documents. All documents and the Excel file are in one folder. This folder is uploaded to Dropbox using a Windows 7 platform. ...
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SUBST for OSX? Error when trying to map local folder as network drive on Mac OSX 10.9

I would like to map a local folder as a drive (similar to Window's SUBST). One solution I found was to map a shared folder, which would be fine but I get the following error when using a local ...
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Can one show or hide the Mac OS X on-screen keyboard via either keystroke or API?

I would like to show and hide the Mac OS X on-screen software keyboard (fig. 1) with a keystroke, but no actions to do so are available when customizing the keyboard shortcuts via System Preferences. ...
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WD my cloud 4th is Super Slow

I am using a WD my cloud 4Tb and I have read other posts about users complaining about getting only 10Mb per second. My problem is that I am getting about 100kb/s to transfer a 125gb iPhoto library. ...
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Blurry scanned documents in pdf

I have an epson printer/scanner, my os is mac. My scanned documents are blurry when I scanned them as a pdf, how can I sharpen the image?
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Certain mac system hotkeys don't work on PC keyboard.

I am using a Mac mini with a typical PC usb keyboard (not a Mac keyboard). I am on OSX 10.9.3. According to this apple support web page, Cmd+F1 should toggle 'mirror displays', but it doesn't work. I ...
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Is Apple Mail stationery compatible with Microsoft Outlook (Mac and Windows)?

Is Apple Mail stationery compatible with Microsoft Outlook (Mac and Windows)? I don't have access to any version of Microsoft Outlook to test it, and I wasn't able to find anything on web regarding ...
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Can I use my Samsung Galaxy S5 as a trackpad?

My wireless mouse needs to be recharged. My trackpad - too. Is it possible to use my Samsung Galaxy S5 as a trackpad, not wireless preferrably? (I plugged it in my Mac Mini).
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How do I know the progress of a movie I exported out of Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X has no progress bar, how can I tell how long the movies will take to export? Also, how can I shrink the space the movies take up? I have 6 minute movies that are 10 GB.
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Is it possible to change or modify built-in VBA editor in Excel for Mac 2011

Current built-in editor doesn't respond well to my scrolling gestures. I'm having too much trouble writing/finding code. Is it possible to change the editor with something else? Thank you.
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How to install TIxati on Mac OS X [closed]

I want to install Tixati on my Mac. Is there a way to do so? I tried doing so, but I failed.
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Files deleted in mac?

I was going to move my files by copying and pasting them to another drive but the system said that there are not enough space to do that and after all of my files which were pictures has been deleted. ...
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how to recover OSX files (failing drive) using a Windows PC?

I need to recover some files from a failing drive (OSX, macbook drive) using Windows. I dont have a Mac to work with. Just a standalone drive that had osx installed. What is the best way to do this? ...
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Building PHP For MacOS

I was using XAMPP and decided to uninstall it and use MacOS' in-built apache and php modules. But while uninstalling XAMPP I deleted /usr/bin/php files and other PHP-CLI files accidentally. And I ...
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With mobile account enabled, is it safe to delete files from a computer that used to be used by someone else

I'm not very proficient with Macs and I'm not sure how the file syncing works across the network. Here's the scenario: I'm using a computer Bill Jole used to use. I noticed the hard drive is full and ...
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Disconnecting Google Drive Account

I left my company but forgot to disconnect my google drive from the company email on my macbook air. Now I'm stuck in the login screen! I've tried re-installing google drive and removing the ...
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I can't open a .docx file saved in a mac inside a windows computer; what is wrong?

Many many many pages appear instead with random characters per page. What's up? Here's a preview of what's up: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ...
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Attempted to reconnect old Time Machine backup; partition now completely inaccessible

I'm running Mavericks on a Macbook Pro Early 2011. I had the logic board of my Macbook Pro replaced by Apple. I have Time Machine backups on one partition of a 2GB external drive. As you may know, ...
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Macbook wont open ports

I'm trying to allow my phone to access a locally hosted website on my Macbook Pro as I develop it! its running 127.0.0.1 on port 5000 locally in a tango environment (i've been told that the 127.0.0.1 ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

I'm on my MacBook Pro and I want to use my Bootcamp partition to work on one screen. I've installed Parallels 9 and after I installed it and configured it to look at my Windows partition through the ...
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macbook pro - red screen 2 weeks after coke on keyboard

Two weeks ago I dropped a cup of coke on keyboard of my Macbook Pro 2009 17". Instantly the machine self turned off and I turned it upside down. 20 minutes after I dismounted the machine and had no ...
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Ubuntu shows only one core out of four with nolapic booting option

I have a problem similar to one in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1084622 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1740798 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1631926 i.e. my ubuntu ...
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export code snippets from the snippets app

I use the snippets application on a mac (still lion) but I want to export all off my 1000 plus snippets to the new snippets application. Is it possible? Or export it to a textfile, because this ...
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How to remap my Kinesis Freestyle 2 PC keyboard to Mac Layout

I want to remap my Kinesis Freestyle 2 PC keyboard to Mac. I can do most of it by swapping the modifier keys within the keyboard preferences, however I want to switch the right CTRL key to be an ...
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Radio buttons in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Is it possible to use radio buttons in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011? I am working on a form that requires "either" "or" answers. Therefore, the checkbox won't suffice. I know that they are available on ...
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Cancelling shutdown -h command on Mac

I usually use the command sudo shutdown -h +60 from the Terminal on my Mac. Although I'd like sometime to cancel the scheduled shutdown or postpone it. Is there a command to do so? If yes, how?