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External hard drive I use for Time Machine corrupted, won’t mount

Today I plugged in my external hard drive to back up to Time Machine, but it won’t mount. I open up Disk Utility, run First Aid, and am greeted with a message that says "First Aid found corruption that needs to be repaired." When I click Show Details, the last few lines are: Load and […]

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Why can’t I just dd an entire APFS disk?

I’ve received a new Mac that has come preconfigured with lots of junk. Naturally, my first order of business is to wipe the disk and clean install macOS. But first, I want to create a bit-perfect, bootable clone of the disk (which is formatted APFS Encrypted) and keep it on a flash drive, in the […]

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Security Update 2020-004: Apple Remote Desktop and Screen Sharing Not Working? Anyone else noticed?

I just installed the security update on a remote computer and can no longer access that computer via Apple Remote Desktop or Screen Sharing? Luckily I had Teamviewer as a backup… Anyone else notice/got any ideas how to fix this? I tried cycling everything on and off a few times, restarts, etc. SSH is working […]

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How to diagnose interactive experience stalling and stuttering across applications?

Mac Pro Late 2013 32GB OS 10.14.6 Something is stalling my machine while I use it. It happens everywhere. In games, my framerate craters. In terminal, my typing stops. In browsers I can’t scroll, or my mouse simply lags and jitters. Same with any other application — thing just briefly freezes up. It happens routinely, […]

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Move Apple Notes from Mac to iCloud

I have all my notes on my Mac, and I want to move them to iCloud so I can use them on a different laptop. Using the image below as an example, how do I move all notes from "On My Mac" to "iCloud" so that they are stored on iCloud?

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How to replace fusion drive and restore MacOS?

I have 2014 Mac Mini with fusion drive running Catalina. If I replace original fusion SSD with bigger one, can I restore Time Machine backup or reinstall OS?

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iPadOS: Creating files on SMB share

A new issue has cropped up for me—possibly since iPadOS 14 was released (last week as of this writing), but I’m not sure it hasn’t been around longer since it’s been some weeks since I last tried doing this and it worked. The issue is specifically with creating files on an SMB share. My iPad’s […]

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cannot shutdown my macos after updating to catalina

my phone wifi and bluetooth is turned off. but finder is trying to sync iphone and not letting me shutdown my mac. this is terrible.

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Command + Shift + 4 not saving image to clipboard

I saw that Command + Shift + 4 gets a regular selection for a save of your screen. When I press the shortcut, I get the rectangular selection, and when I select, I here the camera shutter noise, but then the image is not saved to my clipboard. When I cmd+v, no image gets pasted, […]

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Apple Mail adds blank rows to CSV file

I’m having an odd problem. I’ve recently decided to try Apple Mail as my default mail platform. Everything is being great until a coworker noticed that the .csv files I send come out with blank rows in between. This is the original file (randomly generated for this example). This is the file sent by another […]