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How to format a drive for Mac and PC compatibility

If you have an external hard drive or USB flash drive that you’d like to use on both Macs and Windows PCs, choosing the right file system to format the drive can be confusing. Learn a few ways to make your drive Mac and PC friendly. Need to access or transfer files…

How to format a drive for Mac and PC compatibility
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Create your own OS X 10.7 Lion boot DVD, USB drive or SD card

After downloading OS X 10.7 Lion from the Mac App Store, it might be a good idea to create your own boot disc or recovery drive. This would make it much easier to re-install Lion in the event that your hard drive fails. Yesterday Apple unleashed Lion…

Create your own OS X 10.7 Lion boot DVD, USB drive or SD card
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Resize & move hard drive partitions on your Mac with iPartition

iPartition is an invaluable tool for Mac users who need to create, delete, resize, move, or clone partitions on hard drives. It works with internal and external drives without destroying any of your irreplaceable data. As many Mac users know, OS X’s Disk…

Resize & move hard drive partitions on your Mac with iPartition
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Finder “Error code 0” when copying large files to external drive

“The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0).” If you received this message when copying files from your Mac to an external hard drive or USB flash drive, there is a simple explanation. Most external hard drives and…

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Make a bootable USB flash drive to run & repair Mac OS X

Although Macs are reliable machines, they are not exempt from hiccups. All you need to do is carry around a single USB flash drive to be ready for situations the require you to diagnose, repair, or experiment with Mac OS X…

Make a bootable USB flash drive to run & repair Mac OS X
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Trash won’t empty? The ultimate guide to deleting stubborn files

Mac OS X occasionally gets hung up on stubborn files and refuses to easily delete them. If you can’t empty your Mac’s Trash, try some of these techniques to get rid of those nasty errors and clear out the junk. As a Mac user…

Trash won't empty? The ultimate guide to deleting stubborn files
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How to password protect & encrypt a USB flash drive for Macs

We all carry around USB flash drives in our pockets or on our keychains. What if it got lost or stolen and somebody suddenly had access to all of your personal files? Password protect your flash drive to avoid taking that chance…

How to password protect & encrypt a USB flash drive for Macs
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How to copy your Time Machine backups to a new larger drive

At some point, unless you are an extremely light computer user, most people will outgrow their Time Machine disk and need to migrate to a bigger one. Here’s how to do it without losing your backup history. As a Time Machine disk drive…

How to copy your Time Machine backups to a new larger drive
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Reformat your USB flash drive to access its full storage capacity

Reclaim lost storage space by getting rid of the hidden files and junk that accumulates on your USB flash drive over time. Nearly everyone has a USB flash drive for portable data storage nowadays, and for the most part they work…

Reformat your USB flash drive to access its full storage capacity
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