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Archive for the ‘OS X Maverick’ Category

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

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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, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Sierra, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, OSX Yosemite, 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

 

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OS X Mountain Lion and up: Zoom content on the screen

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/27

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I didn’t know this was built-in since Mountain Lion and up, but it is, is startable from the keyboard and it’s tremendously convenient when presenting: [WayBack]: OS X Mountain Lion: Zoom content on the screen.

TL;DR:

  1. System Prefrecences
  2. Accesibility
  3. Zoom
  4. Checkbox

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, iMac, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X, OS X El Capitan, OS X Maverick, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Sierra, OSX Yosemite, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Mac OS X – Hardware Monitor Help: remove com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/13

Just in case you have this driver installed:

$ kextstat -kl | awk '!/com\.apple/{printf "%s %s\n", $6, $7}'
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring (9.0)

[WayBackHardware Monitor Help shows how to remove it:

  1. Ensure you are logged in as user with administrative rights.
  2. Use the Finder to open the folder Library at the topmost level of your system volume, and inside it, the folder StartupItems. If the driver is still installed, you will see the folder BRESINKx86Monitoring at this location.
  3. Drag the folder BRESINKx86Monitoring to the Trash. OS X may ask for your administrator password.

–jeroen

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