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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.

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Adding a password to an external disk?

I just cleaned of the entire disk and used TimeMachine to save to the disk. But I realized I need it password protected.

How do I add that?

Thanks.
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None of my iDrive backups have completed without an error, and I cant see a simple reason. - MacBook

I am doing the 'backup when press the button' not scheduled, because I don't want the OS clogged while I'm coding my globe changing projects :)

Does anything in this log printout help identify my problems? What about the skipped, missing files?

The summary says this:

Start time: 04/07/2018 06:27:03 AM
End time: 04/07/2018 06:29:32 AM

Files considered for backup: 574517
Files already present in your account: 572558
Files backed up now: 429  Size: 19.15 MB
Files failed to backup: 1530

Backup operation failed.

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Some of the files/folders selected for backup may have been excluded from the operation. To view excluded files / folders, go to the "Exclude Files / Folders from backup" section of Settings tab in IDrive application.

In settings, there is an 'exclude files' panel.
I don't want to exclude anything! I want my entire McBook saved!
What am I missing?

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How to make a TimeMachine drive erase the oldest backups

I have a few drives I can no longer use, since TimeMachine will not erase old backups.

How do I force it to do so?

I want to be able to use each drive for backups and never hit the wall.

Thanks.
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After updating OSX to latest edition of  10.13.3 and iWork Apps I cannot login to my Microsoft account. Attempted login returns a blank page with nowhere to enter login credentials. Both Word 2016 and Excel 2016 return Get Started/Activate pages with no access to Activation fields.
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Purchased new Mac Mini (late 2014) from Apple, migrated OS & Files from failing Mac mini (late 2014). Startup chime no longer sounds, but otherwise seems OK.

Is this a concern? I am not inclined to start over again with new Mac mini.
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Hi

We have some iPads which belongs to the organisation and these iPad are used by dedicated staff and registered to our organisation account.
One of the staff would like to install app and I am not sure if the app is free app or paid app.

I was told that when trying to install the app it was asking the password of the mail account registered (I have the password)

Now if the staff install a paid app using her card and when she leaves the organisation, will this app will be tied with the registered organisation account?
Will she not be able to retrieve the same app to install to on another iPad if she wishes?

Please suggest and any help will be much appreciated.
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How can I script:

Install all PKG in /foldername

Maybe write log somewhere too....

Thanks
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How can I disable DHCP server running on my iMAC OSX Server.
Windows computers are picking up ip from iMAC as dhcp server and we don't remember installing anything on imac, how can we disable that ?
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Using Migration Assistant returns 'Logout Failed'

Repeat...

Migration Assistant returns 'Logout Failed'

If this does not work, can I use Target Disc Mode? I want to move MS Office 2016 to another Mac Mini - both with High Sierra
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I have a Mac OS Sierra machine that is not detecting the mouse or keyboard, but does work with external keyboard and mouse.  The power button works on the laptop, but that seems to be the extent to which it functions.
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A customer brought in a macbook pro laptop and when she attempts to go to her online bank account she gets an error message, "Safari can't open the page "https://www.bankfirstfs.com/" because Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server "www.bankfirstfs.com"

   she can open any other web page she wants and I went on my computer and went right to the website no problem.  

I reset safari (all boxes checkmarked) but that did no good.

What do I need to do to make it work?
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What happens if you start paying for iCloud storage then all of a sudden can’t afford to pay it does anyone know if your data will be saved or deleted? Are you able to get back and get it later when you can afford it?
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can macbooks/apple macs be joined to a windows AD domain and used by end users in the same way as a domain joined windows 10 laptop?

Or would there typically be an additional application on the macbook installed to allow connectivity to the domain, e.g. file servers and applications, and the devices not directly added to a companies AD? I'm a tad confused how these devices would be managed, as I don't suspect you can deploy group policies to macs for example to lock down USB ports etc, as you can with windows devices.
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What are the best software programs for performing file comparisons between 2 different folder locations within a Mac OS X computer?

I need to find out which files and folders exist in one location that don't exist in the other location and if there are any differences between the files within the two folder locations.
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Hi, does anyone know if it is possible to download YouTube clips to an iOS device (without connecting to a computer).

YouTube did release this feature in their app, but removed it a few weeks later.

Is anyone aware of any other apps that do this?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Starting clean with an external TimeMachine drive that's full


I have multiple TimeMachine drives and found I get informed when older backups are deleted. I like that. But today, I was told the disk is full and can not do the backup.

I did move my machine to a new MacBook, then back to my old MacBook, so it is trying to do a 312GB backup. Those are likely files it already has, but from a different machine ID.

How do I simply start over with that drive?

Thanks.
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I've updated a iMac from Sierra to High Sierra and the file system has converted the main flash storage drive from HFS+ to APFS. Is there way to revert back to HFS+ so that Deep Freeze will work without having reinstall all of the programs and apps on this machine?
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Emails from Mac are having fonts changed randomly. One user is complaining that everything seems okay on his Mac, however, he noticed that when people reply to his emails, his [art has different font and size to the one he used to send that email. We did some testing and it is definitely his machine. He is using Outlook 2011 for Mac and Mail. He has Mac OS X version 10.10.5. We are using Office 366 and he has Exchange account added to his email programs.
I was thinking about disabling Rich Text options on the email server and only leaving Plain Text and HTML.

How can I make sure that his emails look all the same?
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I have an original video that is 1092x820. I'd like to make this radio 16:9, so something like 1280x720.

Could I create this as a "letterbox" video in Final Cut Pro, meaning can I create the 1280x720 project, import the 1092x820 video and get it to fit inside of those constraints?

Any suggestions on how to do this? (I'm a newbie at FCP X).

Thanks!
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How can I configure my printer to always print 'doublesided' on an iMac (hp 6800)
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How can I delete a file on my iMac with my keyboard
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I need to find out how often a user has been rebooting or shutting down her Mac laptop.

How can I query the Mac logs to determine the dates and times when a Mac OS X computer has been rebooted or shut down?
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How can I determine the last time that a Mac OS X computer was rebooted or shut down?
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On a Mac OS X computer how can I add a Mac folder location to the Favorites list within Finder?

I would like to add the "My Drive" folder to this Favorites list (see the screenshot). How can this be done?

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What are the costs of converting back to Windows?

I love my Mac, but have how two bad buying experiences in the past couple weeks. I am now considering NOT spending a bunch of money getting some new PAC and just going back to Windows.

I have an iPhone and use iCloud for data sharing, but even that has had technical troubles, to be honest.  Apple ID has let me down with log in problems, even the Apple Care seems to have trouble getting to work.

Any advice on dumping the whole platform and just saving a lot of money?

I have an iPhone 7, and intend to keep that. But I am not a power user at all.

I really dislike Windows 10, though. At least when it shows me all this flashing junk in all these different windows.

The new MacBook I bought for $2,400, where I would need to spend another $375 for Apple Care, has this problem where the machine hangs on me. As I use Chrome, the whole machine freezes. That is an ugly issue where I would rather return the machine that try and debug it. Also, it's got all these fancy keyboard option, BUT only three hours of battery life. Just like I told the sales rep, those bells and whistles use up all the juice.

So, I am losing faith in the Mac brand. Anyone want to try and restore it?

Or, what brand and model of Windows machine might be interesting to consider as an alternative?

What kinds of file issues might I have? I have all my data on Time Machine backups. I also use Carbonite.

How do I get my 450 GB of files over to…
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Apple OS

12K

Solutions

10K

Contributors

Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.