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Reminder to self: Sort out empty (zero size) Icon? files in Google Drive folder on OS X and Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/12

It looks like when syncing folders between Mac OS X (MacOS X?) and Windows, many directories get empty Icon? files have a size of 0 bytes.

None of these directories had custom icons, so I’m inclined to remove them all from the Google Drive folder:

find . -name 'Icon*' -size 0 -print0 | xargs -0 rm

as [WayBackDidier Trosset answered at [WayBackHow to delete many 0 byte files in linux? – Stack Overflow

Before I do that, I need to read these in more detail:

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Google, GoogleDrive, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Duplicate File Finder for files & folders on the Mac App Store

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/01

Free and – unlike the also free [WayBackdupeGuru – finds duplicate files – hasn’t crashed on my system yet or fails to add folders:

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Duplicate File Finder for files & folders. Download Duplicate File Finder for files & folders for Mac OS X 10.9 or later and enjoy it on your Mac.

[WayBackDuplicate File Finder for files & folders on the Mac App Store

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Restoring files from OS X Time Machine with Terminal.app

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/12/01

cd /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/Joshua\ Priddle’s\ MacBook\ Pro/Latest/Macintosh\ HD/Users/priddle

tmutil restore -v secret_docs.txt ~/

Learned from [WayBackRestoring files from OS X Time Machine with Terminal.app:

  • do not use cp as it will give you wrong permissions
  • do use tmutil

More elaborate steps (including finding the backup in the first place) is at [WayBackCommandline restoration of a file in Time Machine on OS X | Hacks for Macs

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, macOS 10.12 Sierra, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

macbook – OS X 10.9.5 hangs with grey spinner; safe mode last message is “payload 2: device was reinitialized” – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/24

[WayBackmacbook – OS X 10.9.5 hangs with grey spinner; safe mode last message is “payload 2: device was reinitialized” – Ask Different

[WayBackRecovery partition: “Restore From Time Machine Backup” stuck at 43.6% for more than 60 minutes – Ask Different

Steps since then:

  1. Restoring an image backup failed: same situation
    • (it took an hour to verify the media, then an OK button appeared before continuing to restore in the middle of the night; actual restore took 4+ hours)
  2. Reinstalling OS X 10.9.5 failed: error -4403F
  3. Restoring a prior Time Machine backup hung at less than 50% (taking like 6 hours)
  4. Reinstalling OS X 10.9.5 over a different fiber connection worked
  5. Mounting the image backup succeeded, but took 3 hours to complete “verifying…”
  6. Migration Assistent on the image backup worked fine

In total it took 2.5 days to get the machine back in working condition.

Related links:

There was no transparent proxy inbetween the MacBook and Apple so these didn’t help:

What did help was ensuring there was only ONE NAT in between the MacBook and Apple.

–jeroen

 

Posted in Apple, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User | Leave a Comment »

OS X El Capitan: Open an app from an unidentified developer

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/11/17

The first trick works for WinBox 3.7 on Mac [download], the second doesn’t.

First trick:

To override your security settings and open the app anyway:

  1. In the Finder, locate the app you want to open.

    Don’t use Launchpad to do this. Launchpad doesn’t allow you to access the shortcut menu.

  2. Press the Control key and click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu.

  3. Click Open.

    The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it in the future by double-clicking it just as you can any registered app.

Second trick:

Note:   Another way to grant an exception for a blocked app is to click the “Open Anyway” button on the Security pane of System Preferences. This button is available for about an hour after you try to open the app.

To open this pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy.

Both from [WayBackOS X El Capitan: Open an app from an unidentified developer

–jeroen

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