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    Yeah, the thing is that I'd come across what...

    Yeah, the thing is that I'd come across what turned out to be the solution yesterday, but it didn't work so decided to try it again today and you know the rest.
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    Fixed. :phew I found a dialogue box that had a...

    Fixed. :phew I found a dialogue box that had a 'repair folder' option. I tried this on the macbook and it worked. I then went to the iMac and found that that must have somehow fixed the pair of them.
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    An update. I thought the iMac was in the clear...

    An update. I thought the iMac was in the clear but I went on it this morning and looked at my emails. I was on the gmail account when it asked if I wanted to compact the messages to save disc space....
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    email problems

    Hi all, back again with problems.
    I've got a macbook air as well as the Imac. On the Macbook I'm using Thunder bird mail handler and have gmail and Optusnet accounts. On the Gmail account all my...
  5. Thanks all, I don't know why, but I left it...

    Thanks all,
    I don't know why, but I left it alone until this morning, started it up and it was perfect. I'll get on it and do the disabling of bluetooth as mentioned.
  6. iMac keeps looking for wireless keyboard!

    Hi all,
    As above, I'm absolutely sick to death of my iMac looking for a wireless keyboard when I'm actually using an apple wired keyboard. I can't sign in or do anything else. I've tried holding...
  7. After taking a bit of time deciding, I finally...

    After taking a bit of time deciding, I finally got the free trial of CCC again and it's making a back up on the iMac right now. If it all works out OK I'll get the paid for version. I now have a...
  8. Many thanks to both of you, I'll get on to it. :)

    Many thanks to both of you, I'll get on to it. :)
  9. Don't say you didn't ask for it. I've still got...

    Don't say you didn't ask for it. I've still got the old 1TB time machine drive that's full with TM backups. Is there a way I can transfer all this to the new drive without going all through loading...
  10. Thanks Nick. More questions soon.

    Thanks Nick. More questions soon.
  11. WD new External drive problem.

    I'm not sure this is the right place but I've just bought a WD My passport 4TB external drive for my iMac with Mojave 10.14.3. I went to disc utilities and clicked on erase, picked MS-DOS (Fat32) and...
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    Thanks, I have to go out now but I'll have a...

    Thanks, I have to go out now but I'll have a check later.
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    Now that the iMac's running better than it was,...

    Now that the iMac's running better than it was, it has to be a case of, 'it is what it is.' If I ever find myself in a position to buy another iMac, I'll do more homework.
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    I'll keep an eye on the memory in Activity...

    I'll keep an eye on the memory in Activity Monitor on the iMac. Thanks for the extra info' on the memory. If I'd realised this before buying it, I'd have probably gone for the 27-1/2 inch.
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    Had that myself more than once. :)

    Had that myself more than once. :)
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    With the macbook air, it wasn't slow but had...

    With the macbook air, it wasn't slow but had malware that Malwarebytes took care of. I'd run it before going to the Apple shop but didn't realise I'd got rid of it, the techy said they use the same...
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    Yep, never had silverlight and no longer have...

    Yep, never had silverlight and no longer have flash or java. If I do put flash back on it'll only be from the Adobe website and custom install.
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    KRS and Patrick. After my last post (57) I went...

    KRS and Patrick. After my last post (57) I went in and did searches for some apps, but then thought that I'll definitely stay with Sierra.
    Thanks for the help.
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    I didn't even see the search function... can't...

    I didn't even see the search function... can't believe it. I'll go through them later, but I do think I'll stay with Sierra, for now at least.
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    Rod, Sorry you posted as I was writing. Anyway,...

    Rod,
    Sorry you posted as I was writing. Anyway, as I read your post about the C in the menu bar I looked up... and there it was, gone. Maybe it was knocked off at the Apple shop, who knows.

    - - -...
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    Welcome advice Patrick, thanks. I've had a look...

    Welcome advice Patrick, thanks. I've had a look through 'https://www.imore.com/how-back-up-mac-time-machine' and from what I can see, Time Machine does it all, so is this right or have I missed...
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    Thanks both, I had a trial version of CCC that I...

    Thanks both,
    I had a trial version of CCC that I never used and now it's run out. The C within a square is still in the task bar, but I can't get rid of it even though 'app cleaner' removed the app....
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    Getting back to the op. We've just got back from...

    Getting back to the op. We've just got back from the Apple shop. We'd taken the macbook for the malware problem which it turns out, I had got rid of with Malware Bytes but needed to change my search...
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    I deleted all mackeeper files that I could find...

    I deleted all mackeeper files that I could find and restarted the computer. It didn't make any difference. Thanks for your suggestion, but we're off to the Apple shop tomorrow to get this and the...
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    :[ Most embarrased to say I didn't notice that...

    :[ Most embarrased to say I didn't notice that we'd gone to page two. Sorry about that. Anyway, I've booked it in the Apple store at Chermside in Brisbane. While I was at it I made the appointment...
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