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  1. spotlight searching sending personal info to apple.... ? interesting article.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2014/10/20/apples-mac-computers-can-automatically-collect-your-location-information/

    I had no idea spotlight did this. the article is only 6 yrs...
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    all drummers wanted to be him growing up., I know...

    all drummers wanted to be him growing up., I know I did. a huge loss for the drumming/music world. Best drummer ever. I saw RUSH once in 1984.... grace under pressure tour... youtube has lots of...
  3. the crashing and rebooting seems to have been...

    the crashing and rebooting seems to have been fixed. keeping my fingers crossed. disk utility is showing cross check errors, and this: warning: found physical extent corruption but repairs are...
  4. Tech tool pro has some features that wont work...

    Tech tool pro has some features that wont work with apple file system. Im not sure why the tech tool makers say its compatible with Catalina. But it could be something else causing it right now I'm...
  5. zapped PRAM... crashed again. I have applecare so...

    zapped PRAM... crashed again. I have applecare so I called apple. I reinstalled the OS, new copy. I'll see if that helps... I deleted tech tool pro 12 and it's protection. if you recall I was using...
  6. imac keeps crashing, rebooting?

    this last time, firefox was the only program running. it's done it like 4 times in the last few hours. I was using a program that kept crashing, now that program works. it's android file transfer......
  7. Just found this, watching now. may find it...

    Just found this, watching now. may find it useful. :)

    YouTube

    How Do I Tails?: A Beginner's Guide to Anonymous Computing
  8. Tails is specifically made for privacy and...

    Tails is specifically made for privacy and anonymity and to not save any trace of what you were doing once the computer is shut down or restarted.. most other Linux versions are not. That is the...
  9. why? if you don't like learning new things in the...

    why? if you don't like learning new things in the computer world, then by all means don't bother. :) The main things tails offers is privacy and anonymity. Something you cant' get using the "clear...
  10. I see this post is old... I did a search for...

    I see this post is old... I did a search for tails. this is the only post I found on a search for "tails". so I guess most mac users have never tried to use tails? you should its cool. I've been...
  11. its part of keychain I think right? I do recall...

    its part of keychain I think right? I do recall this being there but I never used it. (I admit I did not click the link).

    I would argue that if you can remember a password, it's probably easy ...
  12. thanks for all the help everyone. things seem ok...

    thanks for all the help everyone. things seem ok for now. perhaps tech tool pro was causing the issues? not sure. something I'll keep an eye on.... when micromat sold me the tech tool upgrade, they...
  13. sounds like a good idea. thanks.

    sounds like a good idea. thanks.
  14. my edrive was created by techtool pro. I deleted...

    my edrive was created by techtool pro. I deleted it wondering if it was causing problems since TTP 12 has some features that does not work with AFPS formatted drives, but it's been upgraded for...
  15. good to know thanks. :)

    good to know thanks. :)
  16. booted from recovery partition and ran disk...

    booted from recovery partition and ran disk utility on Apple HDD (the internal hard drive), and all seems fine. no errors and it finished in seconds. little confused, I ran it by selecting Apple...
  17. chscag, it worked. main internal Hard drive boots...

    chscag, it worked. main internal Hard drive boots now... I ran disk utility which locked up, soon as it finished the computer rebooted, then another time after a few minutes.... something is still...
  18. here is what chscag said in a PM. trying this...

    here is what chscag said in a PM. trying this first and going from there.... posting here for the sake of maybe helping others...


    "you have a problem if you can't boot your internal hard drive....
  19. CCC is warning me im booted from the destination...

    CCC is warning me im booted from the destination drive.

    - - - Updated - - -

    going to bed now. I'll deal with this in the morning. any help appreciated.
  20. Im booted from the backup with Mojave on it....

    Im booted from the backup with Mojave on it. internal HD wont boot. well it booted shortly in safe mode then it went out. so the backup is booted. so you're saying run CCC and backup the bad drive to...
  21. thanks chscag. :) ive booted in carbon copy...

    thanks chscag. :) ive booted in carbon copy cloner from my backup drive. how do I create the recovery partition? Im not seeing any menu item to do that.
  22. My recovery partition has high sierra on it, not...

    My recovery partition has high sierra on it, not Mojave. I'm tempted to go back. I had no issues with High Sierra.

    Ive booted from my backup drive now. its also showing similar errors in disk...
  23. hdd drive, mechanical. it was not APFS until the...

    hdd drive, mechanical. it was not APFS until the Mojave install then it converted to APFS just did it without asking me. This mac is not even 3 years old yet so I hope the HD is not going bad. I may...
  24. hard drive errors in Disk utility.? APFS issues?

    I had difficulty getting my macOS hard drive to boot.... I booted from the backup drive, I ran disk utility and it said all is ok, after finding some errors and "warning: found physical extent...
  25. I have appcleaner, but Ive already removed the...

    I have appcleaner, but Ive already removed the apps. I had Cleanmymac a long time ago until they wanted me to pay for an upgrade and I ditched it. looks like I have to manually do it, or ignore it...
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