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Forum: OS X - Operating System 07-05-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By mingteck
Cannot Command-Drag items off the menu bar in OSX 10.6.8

My menu bar on my Mac is too cluttered. I understand that I can simply command-drag the items off the bar and they'll disappear in a puff of smoke. But it doesn't work on my computer. How come? The...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-30-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,684
Posted By mingteck
Thanks, Ian. Good advice, except in the details -...

Thanks, Ian. Good advice, except in the details - it's Finder>Peferences>Advanced. And then in the box, near the bottom, you have When performing a search: with a drop-down menu of a few options:...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-29-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,684
Posted By mingteck
Nope. Doesn't work with SL. The Size and Label...

Nope. Doesn't work with SL. The Size and Label are grayed out...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-29-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
I'll stick to Backuplist+, thank you very much,...

I'll stick to Backuplist+, thank you very much, :).
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-28-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,684
Posted By mingteck
Dear pendlewitch, Thanks for the tip. I've...

Dear pendlewitch,

Thanks for the tip. I've tried it but it doesn't work for me. For a start, I'm using OSX 10.6.8. I can't upgrade as it is the office computer.

So, with that in mind:
a) when...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-28-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Nope, pehac, I didn't know about this. But (a) is...

Nope, pehac, I didn't know about this. But (a) is it supported by the various backup software? This is the first time I heard of it. (b) what are it's advantages? Can it do big files (>4GB) and...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 01-25-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,684
Posted By mingteck
Best Free Duplicate File Finder Program

Hi there,

Can anyone recommend a really good duplicate file finder program for Mac OSX 10.6.8? I've tried a few and they either don't do their job properly or are not really free (trials period,...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-24-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
OK, everyone, heads up. Good news. After 2 weeks...

OK, everyone, heads up. Good news. After 2 weeks of trying every program I can find and even trying to write my own Applescript for this, I found the program that does exactly what I need. This...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-18-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Oh, BTW, mrplow, I do think you're right. The...

Oh, BTW, mrplow, I do think you're right. The problem is, I think, and as you say, the 255 restriction linked to the old disk format standards. Just too lazy to test it out... My past experiences...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-18-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Ya, mrplow, I think you got me right the first...

Ya, mrplow, I think you got me right the first time. I do mean when I manually go down deeper so that when I do the copy, it's a shorter path. I may have to do what you suggest, :(. I'm just...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
chas_m: Sorry but you're missing the point of...

chas_m:
Sorry but you're missing the point of my exercise completely, :). What I want to do is to keep all my datafiles in an external harddrive. I've been carefully keeping my previous years files...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-17-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Just had a quick look at SD and CCC. Why must...

Just had a quick look at SD and CCC. Why must these programs be so complicated? All I want is to copy files and access them anywhere. Like what we do with USB drives.

SD won't let me choose...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-17-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
OK. I'll test out both SuperDuper and CCC to see...

OK. I'll test out both SuperDuper and CCC to see if they do that, :(. But it seems such a simple matter, dunno why I must pay for it. Esp. if the fancy ones are free...

Mrplow, I'm not sure what...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-16-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Hi there, everyone, Still no joy. I just...

Hi there, everyone,

Still no joy. I just discovered that both CrashPlan and Synkron back up files which cannot be simply accessed like normal folders. They both need to have the applications...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-10-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Ya, maybe, but what? There are so many error...

Ya, maybe, but what? There are so many error statements that I don't know where to start. Esp. if the error message is something like:
Error copying file.....:Unknown error

Maybe if I ask the...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-09-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Hi everyone, Sorry, bad news. I tried up...

Hi everyone,

Sorry, bad news. I tried up backup using CrashPlan but the backup folder was half the size of the original, and no error messages. So, I tried Synkron. The number of red lines and...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-09-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Yes, indeed, Synkron looks like the answer I...

Yes, indeed, Synkron looks like the answer I need. I have however, downloaded CrashPlan, which allows me to do something similar. Synkron sounds better if it is a byte-for-byte copy - i.e. everything...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-08-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Dear mrplow, Thank you for the most useful...

Dear mrplow,

Thank you for the most useful reply so far. I found out that Time Machine does the same backup on both external drives (I only want the media and document folders in the second drive...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-08-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Thanks a heap, people. The most important thing...

Thanks a heap, people. The most important thing here is: can I access the files in a PC?
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-07-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Hiya frankmezz, Thanks for the quick...

Hiya frankmezz,

Thanks for the quick response. Yes, Time Machine is backing it up. But I tend to leave the TM drive attached so that it can do its job, :). What I want to do is to have another...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-07-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,822
Posted By mingteck
Best software for backing up

I use TimeMachine to back up my iMac (running OSX 10.6.8). But I also want to back up to an external harddrive which I carry around and use when I am away from my desktop. Which software (free) is...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-25-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,113
Posted By mingteck
Hi Slydude, many thanks for clarifying....

Hi Slydude, many thanks for clarifying. Disconnecting the second screen seems too much work, :). Although the cursor does indeed disappear into the blank 2nd screen at the moment (I switched off the...
Forum: iPhone Hardware and Accessories 05-25-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,237
Posted By mingteck
MP4 video won't upload onto iPhone

I downloaded an MP4 file using RealPlayer Downloader from the internet. When I tried to upload it into my iPhone through iTunes, I got the following message - "xxx" was not copied to the iPhone "xxx"...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-25-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,113
Posted By mingteck
Many thanks, oneironaut. I didn't realise that...

Many thanks, oneironaut. I didn't realise that "mirroring" means having two screens. I thought it meant showing the same content in both screens. Why can't they use a simple phrase like two screens...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 05-24-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,113
Posted By mingteck
How to switch back and forth between one screen and two

I have my iMac linked up to two monitors. I use both screens only when I want to run Windows, so that I can continue to use Mac without losing screen estate. How do I switch off the other screen when...
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