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Mark Sloan

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April 1st 2003
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how do I find out what files are hogging up space on my hard drive
by Todd George 12 years ago
Hello all running a 15 inch intel imac (1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo) under OS 10.4.9 the hard drive is 152 gigs right now I only have 4.57 gigs available and I cannot figure out why here is what I figure
Re: how do I find out what files are hogging up space on my hard drive
by Mark Sloan 12 years ago
An easy way is to open your hard drive in list mode, use Apple-J to bring up the options and check the box labeled Calculate all sizes. It takes some time, but it helps you see exactly where all your
WTF - files on HD deleted when removed from blank DVD
by Matt French 13 years ago
Hope that title made sense. This has happened to me before and is happening right now. Backing up a folder to DVD using finder to burn (I realise this is not the best option). The folder has multiple
Re: WTF - files on HD deleted when removed from blank DVD
by Mark Sloan 12 years ago
weird. my only guess is that the system is creating symbolic links or something to the files to force UNIX to copy them correctly. VERY odd behavior though... i've never used it before...
OS X LEOPARD DELAYED UNTIL OCTOBER
by rcPics 13 years ago
Article: http: biz.yahoo.com prnews 070412 sfth056.html .v=87 Too bad...more waiting....hope they try out and work out all the bugs in the meantime.
Re: OS X LEOPARD DELAYED UNTIL OCTOBER
by Mark Sloan 13 years ago
It is more complicated than all that. OS X is on Apple TV and the iPhone as well as who knows what else that is secret. Add to that the huge changes in 10.5 and it isn't about number of engineers real
Partitioning OSX on Macbook Pro
by kaiyajoy 13 years ago
Hello guys and gals, I have a question about partitioning my 120GB HD on a Macbook Pro. I am curious if there are any advantages or disadvantages to partitioning the OSX partition into two parts 1: fo
Re: Partitioning OSX on Macbook Pro
by Mark Sloan 13 years ago
All true EXCEPT for the XP part. If you want to use BootCamp, then yes, you need what I believe is a 10GB partition of your main drive. I use Parallels though on an external FW drive and it works grea
Corrupted File Salvage Utilities?
by Eric Jones 13 years ago
Hello All, Here's my situation, somehow a lot of files became corrupted. They will not open, etc. The files were stored on a Firewire drive, so I checked the drive with DIsk Utility. It said the volum
Re: Corrupted File Salvage Utilities?
by Mark Sloan 13 years ago
I've heard a lot of people swear by Disk Warrior... though once something is messed up, I don't know how much good it can do: http: www.alsoft.com DiskWarrior
Rotating pictures in finder
by John Davidson 13 years ago
Hey guys, Is there any way one can rotate pictures in finder without actually having to open in preview and rotating r or l I just got my apple TV (I love it), but many of my thousands of pics are not
Re: Rotating pictures in finder
by Mark Sloan 13 years ago
iPhoto also lets you select many photos at once and do a rotate if you are using iPhoto to catalog the photos already, this is pretty quick. this is one of those Mac vs. PC differences... Macs put the
Problems with Quicktime Text Descriptors
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
hey everyone, I'm trying to add some supertitles to a movie using QT-Pro's (7.1.3) Text Descriptors, and I'm having a really funky problem. I am trying to take a .txt file with descriptors that had be
Re: Problems with Quicktime Text Descriptors
by Mark Sloan 13 years ago
That sounds really weird. Two things, what text editor are you using to do the files And second, have you tried turning of all Japanese fonts in FontBook I've seen weird font corruption issues where f
Powerbook hard drives
by John Farrell 13 years ago
Is there an easy way to salvage data from a powerbook hard drive I have a Lombard Powerbook G3. Finally bit the dust, and I need to get data off the disk. Short of bringing it into an Apple store and
Re: Powerbook hard drives
by Mark Sloan 13 years ago
depends on what "bit the dust" means. if there are bad sectors, booting it up in a firewire case might work, but if it is a hardware failure you would have to pay big bucks to get files retrieved.
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