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Have a look at /var/vm which is where virtual... 12,626 Views / 109 Replies  
Have a look at /var/vm which is where virtual memory files are created, and can easily amount to gigabytes depending on how you are using your Mac, over a week or two. Also sleep image files are...
Posted by steve626, on Dec 26, 2014 at 01:58 AM, in macOS
Well, that's useful information -- if nothing was... 1,992 Views / 76 Replies  
Well, that's useful information -- if nothing was changed by Disk Utility, then it was probably the reboot that cleared a cache or something in memory and changed your sidebar somehow. That might be...
Posted by steve626, on Apr 6, 2013 at 01:01 PM, in macOS
Actually, I am interested in knowing more about... 1,992 Views / 76 Replies  
Actually, I am interested in knowing more about what you did here that cleared the sidebar.

Ran Disk Utility? Why monthly? Does that mean you booted from Apple's install DVD/CD? Which OS?

What...
Posted by steve626, on Apr 5, 2013 at 03:09 PM, in macOS
It's important to check that your clones work... 402 Views / 5 Replies  
It's important to check that your clones work well periodically. When did you last test the clone? I have booted from 10.6.8 OS clones from time to time and aside from taking a few seconds more to...
Posted by steve626, on Feb 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM, in macOS
Well, I think you just identified a likely cause... 1,992 Views / 76 Replies  
Well, I think you just identified a likely cause of your problem, since it only happens after "I do cocktail etc." Why don't you skip your cocktail and "etc." and see if the issue goes away? I don't...
Posted by steve626, on Feb 9, 2013 at 10:08 PM, in macOS
It's hard to say exactly what your problem is... 1,292 Views / 11 Replies  
It's hard to say exactly what your problem is because the manufacturer lists your memory pack as "Notebook Memory FOR PC" here: G.SKILL- World leading DDR3 computer memory and SSD manufacturer...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 13, 2013 at 01:30 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I agree with you that it CAN work. However when... 1,991 Views / 8 Replies  
I agree with you that it CAN work. However when the manufacturer lists compatible Macs and your Mac isn't in that list, I think the result of using that RAM could well be boot up problems or other...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
I use Outlook Web-based for email and calendar... 930 Views / 6 Replies  
I use Outlook Web-based for email and calendar and the latest version of Camino (2.1) seems to work fine with it. Maybe there is something on your server side that is non-standard?
Posted by steve626, on Jan 12, 2013 at 02:01 PM, in Applications
Does the problem manifest itself the same way... 809 Views / 5 Replies  
Does the problem manifest itself the same way with other users on the computer? First order of business is to determine if this is user-specific or if it is system-wide.

I assume you have already...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 12, 2013 at 01:49 PM, in macOS
The manufacturer lists the speed as DDR3-1333.... 1,991 Views / 8 Replies  
The manufacturer lists the speed as DDR3-1333. The manufacturer also lists the compatible Macs and the original poster's is not listed there for these chips. His computer is not booting properly with...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 12, 2013 at 01:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Is your iMac qualified to run this RAM? It... 1,991 Views / 8 Replies  
Is your iMac qualified to run this RAM? It doesn't sound right. The G.Skill web page

G.SKILL- World leading DDR3 computer memory and SSD manufacturer -Products...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 11, 2013 at 11:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
There's a sticky in this forum ... 1,760 Views / 3 Replies  
There's a sticky in this forum

http://forums.macnn.com/69/mac-notebooks/366337/omg-i-spilled-water-beer-liquid/

with plenty of advice on this topic. There is no way anyone can diagnose or guide...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 11, 2013 at 02:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Here is where I was reading about compatible... 873 Views / 3 Replies  
Here is where I was reading about compatible Macbook Pros for the RAM you are using:

G.SKILL- World leading DDR3 computer memory and SSD manufacturer -Products...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 11, 2013 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The Mac you are using supports 1333 MHz... 1,292 Views / 11 Replies  
The Mac you are using supports
1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM. You are using a different type of RAM,
DDR3-1600 PC3-12800. I suspect this is incompatible with your Mac. G.Skill shows the RAM you...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 11, 2013 at 02:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
(1) You're using RAM that has a different speed... 873 Views / 3 Replies  
(1) You're using RAM that has a different speed than the spec for your Mac.

(2) The G.Skill web site indicates that your RAM is

"***Only for MacBook Pro 2011 / iMac" Your Macbook Pro is...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 11, 2013 at 01:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Try holding down the Command (Apple) key and... 605 Views / 10 Replies  
Try holding down the Command (Apple) key and DRAGGING it off, holding the mouse down.
Posted by steve626, on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:21 AM, in macOS
Kind of hard to diagnose your situation remotely.... 897 Views / 3 Replies  
Kind of hard to diagnose your situation remotely. Maybe you should disconnect the USB device (thermometer?) and see if the problem stops happening?
Posted by steve626, on Mar 9, 2012 at 11:33 PM, in macOS
MacNNUK -- your sagas make good reading. Mine's a... 3,748 Views / 16 Replies  
MacNNUK -- your sagas make good reading. Mine's a lot shorter. Obtained new Macbook Air for daughter. Ran Migration Assistant via USB to old 10.5 iMac's Time Machine.

[Apple Store said to use USB...
Posted by steve626, on Mar 9, 2012 at 01:07 AM, in Mac Desktops
Given that all hard drives will, eventually, fail... 761 Views / 5 Replies  
Given that all hard drives will, eventually, fail sometime, you'll be doing SOMETHING with the device when it eventually fails. But that does not mean there is a cause/effect relationship between...
Posted by steve626, on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:22 PM, in macOS
Office 2011 is preferable for several reasons: ... 1,027 Views / 11 Replies  
Office 2011 is preferable for several reasons:

* Each of the programs (e.g. Powerpoint, Excel, Word etc.) start up much faster than the 2008 versions.
* Powerpoint 2011 has a new feature called...
Posted by steve626, on Sep 7, 2011 at 09:41 PM, in Applications
My daughter had a 60-slide slideshow, each slide... 1,461 Views / 15 Replies  
My daughter had a 60-slide slideshow, each slide showing high resolution photos and scanned in sketches. Each photo (from a digital SLR) was about 10 MB in jpg file format, the scanned in sketches...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:24 AM, in Applications
Another useful feature in Powerpoint 2011 is that... 1,461 Views / 15 Replies  
Another useful feature in Powerpoint 2011 is that in several places (including the File menu), you can tell it to reduce the file size by undersampling graphics that have been embedded. You can...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:02 PM, in Applications
Why not just use the manual key combination that... 776 Views / 5 Replies  
Why not just use the manual key combination that puts the system to sleep immediately? You said you use it a lot. Or set Energy Saver to do it after ~ 5 minutes. I don't think your screen or HD will...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:57 PM, in Applications
Actually, cloning is a reasonable thing to do as... 1,239 Views / 9 Replies  
Actually, cloning is a reasonable thing to do as part of a comprehensive backup strategy. Such a strategy should include incremental backups that keep versions -- such as Time Machine or Retrospect....
Posted by steve626, on Apr 1, 2011 at 01:44 AM, in Applications
I recently copied a 160 GB (Gigabyte) iPhoto... 717 Views / 11 Replies  
I recently copied a 160 GB (Gigabyte) iPhoto library from an internal drive on an iMac Intel Mac via Firewire 800 and it took about 1.5 hours. That is roughly 35 MB/s (MB = Megabyte). USB 2 can be ~...
Posted by steve626, on Feb 17, 2011 at 12:56 AM, in macOS
What browser are you using? I have found that... 523 Views / 2 Replies  
What browser are you using? I have found that Firefox and Opera "remember" usernames and even passwords (if instructed to do so) better than Safari.
Posted by steve626, on Feb 6, 2011 at 02:29 PM, in Networking
I've looked into this because I have Office 2004,... 5,592 Views / 9 Replies  
I've looked into this because I have Office 2004, 2008 and now 2011 on my Mac. I am now using 2011 and it's actually much better than the earlier versions.

However if you wish to stay with an...
Posted by steve626, on Feb 6, 2011 at 02:21 PM, in Applications
If each mp3 is 5 MB in size, you're asking iTunes... 607 Views / 7 Replies  
If each mp3 is 5 MB in size, you're asking iTunes to work with ~ 130 GB worth of songs at once. I doubt your machine has that much memory, and so your computer will be looking for a lot of disk...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 18, 2011 at 01:50 AM, in Applications
Might want to explore the Preferences folder (in... 1,008 Views / 11 Replies  
Might want to explore the Preferences folder (in her account) and check what the permissions (access rights) are on her Preferences files for individual programs, and also for the folder itself. It...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 18, 2011 at 12:23 AM, in macOS
Many of those google search results appear to be... 1,668 Views / 6 Replies  
Many of those google search results appear to be PC users running Windows or Vista, so that might not be relevant to your issue.

You did not provide any details about your printer, but that is...
Posted by steve626, on Dec 29, 2010 at 01:22 AM, in Applications
First thing to try is run the Microsoft Database... 849 Views / 3 Replies  
First thing to try is run the Microsoft Database Utility and select the option to rebuild the current database. This option will make a backup of the existing database (in case something goes wrong...
Posted by steve626, on Dec 29, 2010 at 01:12 AM, in Applications
My daughter has most of her thousands of songs... 666 Views / 6 Replies  
My daughter has most of her thousands of songs authorized under our (my) Apple iTunes account. However a friend gave her a few songs and when she clicked to play those songs, a window popped up...
Posted by steve626, on Dec 28, 2010 at 11:31 PM, in Applications
I agree with the suggestion that other signals... 1,352 Views / 2 Replies  
I agree with the suggestion that other signals may be interfering with your router(s).

You do not describe what type of router you are using. Is it an N router? If so, check the settings. You...
Posted by steve626, on Jan 30, 2010 at 01:08 AM, in Networking
Depends on what Adobe programs you have, but... 599 Views / 2 Replies  
Depends on what Adobe programs you have, but programs such as Acrobat (full version) and Photoshop or Photoshop Elements have something in their Preferences which is by default set to check...
Posted by steve626, on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:25 AM, in macOS
Your post is confusing. Not sure what your PLACES... 1,141 Views / 31 Replies  
Your post is confusing. Not sure what your PLACES and LISTS is all about.

You should get the intern who set this thing up to fix it.
Posted by steve626, on Nov 6, 2009 at 01:50 PM, in Networking
Read this article (similar to what was posted... 1,498 Views / 21 Replies  
Read this article (similar to what was posted above by several people):

Communication Breakdown | Mac|Life (http://www.maclife.com/article/tip_day/communication_breakdown)

Follow the...
Posted by steve626, on Nov 6, 2009 at 01:46 PM, in macOS
Do you actually have a modem physically... 1,498 Views / 21 Replies  
Do you actually have a modem physically connected? If not, then it might be looking for one and not finding it.
Posted by steve626, on Nov 1, 2009 at 01:20 AM, in macOS
It seems silly to let yourself be stymied by not... 1,504 Views / 8 Replies  
It seems silly to let yourself be stymied by not having an SD card reader. We got one free when we got a 8-GB SD card. They are easily found for as little as several dollars. I also purchased for...
Posted by steve626, on Nov 1, 2009 at 01:17 AM, in macOS
Well hold on there, I thought UK, Netherlands... 1,059 Views / 34 Replies  
Well hold on there, I thought UK, Netherlands etc. ... it's all like one big happy unified country now, isn't it?

Seriously, though, Netherlands is not that far from the UK. I'm in California USA...
Posted by steve626, on Oct 24, 2009 at 12:59 AM, in macOS
I think you will find that this approach is not... 1,205 Views / 1 Replies  
I think you will find that this approach is not going to give you the results you want. The reason is that Migration Assistant tends to want the data to be in specific formats. Migration Assistant...
Posted by steve626, on Oct 17, 2009 at 02:02 PM, in macOS
The MacBook Air is known to come without an... 3,423 Views / 132 Replies  
The MacBook Air is known to come without an optical drive. Therefore, anyone buying it bare bones, without the optional optical drive, will not (easily) be able to install anything from an optical...
Posted by steve626, on Oct 12, 2009 at 01:33 AM, in macOS
I just did an experiment with two files, one... 2,261 Views / 10 Replies  
I just did an experiment with two files, one being an Excel 2004 file and one being an Excel 2008 file. I have both versions of Excel on my computer. Spotlight searched for and found a character...
Posted by steve626, on Oct 9, 2009 at 12:43 AM, in macOS
Entourage 2008 does have Spotlight searches,... 1,156 Views / 58 Replies  
Entourage 2008 does have Spotlight searches, including attachments (if you configure that option in Entourage).

One thing that Entourage also offers (as does Outlook on the PC) is the option to...
Posted by steve626, on Sep 12, 2009 at 03:42 PM, in macOS
This method of sharing an ethernet connection... 1,173 Views / 2 Replies  
This method of sharing an ethernet connection wirelessly through another Mac will work, but its performance, in my experience, is not as good as with a real router. Also, when using a real router,...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 26, 2009 at 01:06 AM, in Networking
I have Parallels 2.5 with Windows XP. On my... 3,141 Views / 8 Replies  
I have Parallels 2.5 with Windows XP. On my wireless router (Linksys WRT160N) there are no new MAC addresses created or showing in the router when I run Windows XP under Parallels and have full...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 24, 2009 at 12:24 AM, in Networking
You posted this same query over in the Macfixit... 791 Views / 3 Replies  
You posted this same query over in the Macfixit forums. Here's what I responded with there:

believe that your two Macs (a PowerMac G5 and an iMac G4) are too old to benefit from the n-draft...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 6, 2009 at 08:55 PM, in Networking
I think routers nowadays are like commodities.... 1,014 Views / 7 Replies  
I think routers nowadays are like commodities. They are mass produced and basically work in most cases. I don't think any brands are worse than others especially, although you sound down on DLink...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 5, 2009 at 11:37 PM, in Networking
There are myriad things that can be checked out... 1,835 Views / 7 Replies  
There are myriad things that can be checked out with such a router, as there are many settings that can cause or affect such connection problems. The PowerMac G5, for instance, cannot connect to an...
Posted by steve626, on Jun 5, 2009 at 11:27 PM, in Networking
Well -- I can tell you what one of the "newer Mac... 2,024 Views / 11 Replies  
Well -- I can tell you what one of the "newer Mac folk" does -- my daughter, 16 years old ... when a security update is performed and something like that comes up, she immediately clicks "yes" in a...
Posted by steve626, on May 30, 2009 at 10:33 PM, in macOS
Your site works fine for me, including closing... 972 Views / 9 Replies  
Your site works fine for me, including closing and reopening browsers (tried several) and going to the site again. They all worked.

Your other computers might be set up similarly and could share...
Posted by steve626, on May 28, 2009 at 12:40 AM, in Networking
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