Apple :: How Do I 'point' Home Folders To Different Drives

Aug 23, 2009

I have a SSD/HDD setup in my 13" MBP, 60GB and 500GB respectively, that being said, I want to make the link to "Movies, Torrent, and Applications" go there.

For Torrent and Applications it's easy, move the folders, delete the original, set an alias in the home folder. Done. (My application folder is for storing Games, and other Apps that are either OSX or WIndows apps, not the actual App folder that OSX uses for programs.)

Anyways, I create a Movies folder on my other HDD, and go to delete the old Movies folder on the SSD/OSX Drive, and OSX tells me, "You cannot delete because this folder is required by OSX."

OK, but how do I get it to link to the new drive?

In Win 7 I remember just opening properties, and clicking 'set target folder' and bam it's done. I did this a lot back then.

ALSO, If I UNMOUNT my second HDD, does it 'shut off' and 'stop consuming power'?

I realised I can re-mount it in Disk Utilities, and probably with a Unix command.

I just wanna save power when I'm mobile, by not having to use the spinner.

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Dell :: No Sound For Drives And Folders In My Xps M1530

Dec 25, 2008

i have got no sound while i m browsing my drives or files in my vista ultimate operating system. i did re-apply theme, sound everything. but nothing worked out. now i have set Ultimate Extras Glass sound sceme, but still i can't hear any sound while i m clicking the drive or opening folders. everything else is perfectly normal.

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Apple :: Spare Hard Drives - Home Replacement - And Full Disk Imaging

Jan 12, 2010

I currently have everything I ever need on one laptop -- a mid-2009 15" MBP. Having had a slew of hard drive problems over the past few years, and given that such disks are regularly the source of problems (before, say, a logic board), I'm considering purchasing a spare hard drive and keeping it, or the one in my machine, as a backup disk for the day when my current drive dies. The closest Apple store is ~45 minutes away, and I'm perfectly capable of doing my own computer surgery. An inoperable laptop would be a pretty significant problem for me.

So basically, my questions are twofold:

- From perusing the hard drive threads a few months back here in the Apple forum, it seems like WD's Scorpio Blue (500 GB, 5400 RPM) is the popular choice. Given the time that's elapsed since its release (and the thinning of hard drive threads after the last "big one" I found), are there any other drives, SSD or standard, that can beat it in terms of power usage / noise / performance overall without gouging the bill too much?

- I use Time Machine with a Time Capsule to keep everything nice and backed up, but an HD/SSD swap would be best done with an image of my entire drive. Is Carbon Copy Cloner still the go-to for that?

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Mar 31, 2010

Weird question, but: why is it that in Apple Mail, I can set an outgoing font to 15-point Calibri and have it look identical to an incoming Office 2007 user's message sent from Outlook (and in fact, "show fonts" shows it as 15-point Calibri), but in Word 2008, if I were to set it to 15-point Calibri, it would be huge compared to what I remember it as in Office 2007?

Its default in Office '07 is 11 point, if memory serves. To my eyes, 10-point zoomed to 150% looks normal, but I definitely do not remember this.

Is this just a function of OSX's 72 dpi versus Windows's 96 dpi? I'd hate to send an email at 15-point Calibri, have it look like an 11-point Calibri message in Outlook '07 on the Windows size, and end up having my recipient get an email with a HUGE font.

I've looked at messages I've sent using 14- or 15-point Calibri in Outlook 2010 in Windows 7 via Boot Camp, and it looks like I'd expect 11-point Calibri to look.

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Feb 18, 2009

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I've had my Mac for a few months (and love it) but there are still so many things that I haven't figured out. On Windows you can "restore" the computer to a former date and have things just the way they were on that date.

Is that possible with OSX? It's not a disaster. Nothing critical lost (I hope) but I'm wondering what happened and what I might have done to "lose" those folders.

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Apple :: Temp Files/folders On MacOS

Apr 4, 2009

I'm just curious if Mac OS X has anything similar to the Temp folder found in Windows?

Particularly during program installs, does the OS extra temp files somewhere in the HD?

Aside from the browser history and temporary files (which I can clear within the browser), are there anything else that I need to clear every now and then?

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Also, is it possible to clear all registered machines to an account? I just went through my third computer and forgot to de-authorize (un-authorize?) my account, again again.

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Apr 20, 2009

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Mar 17, 2009

I have 2 WD Elements External Drives - 640GB each, one formatted in FAT32, the other in NTFS.

I know OS X does not write NTFS drives, but I've got NTFS for MAC installed.

I have a problem: Everytime I connect either drive and leave them for sometime (at times just a couple of minutes) they eject unexpectedly. An error message pops up saying that the drive has not been properly ejected.

However, there are times where I can connect without problems but when I try to copy a file, half-way it disconnects again (This is with the NTFS-formatted drive)

On my FAT32 drive, when I connect successfully, either I can copy stuff, or the message : "Error Code 0, unexpected error occured" pops out

What should I do? I have disabled the NTFS for MAC driver but it does not solve my problem.

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Jul 27, 2009

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Jun 19, 2009

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Oct 14, 2009

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Specs are in my sig.

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After trying the 2 older DCP versions on Dell's site, the results were the same. The ALS version never changed.

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Feb 13, 2009

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Sep 2, 2009

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Feb 8, 2010

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If anyone does any type of power management with individual parts I'd highly advise them to avoid this version.

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Apr 17, 2009

Just got my E4300. There are a few things bugging me about the unit such as the touchpad and touchpad buttons.
But one of the real annoying things is the Control Point.

Especially for wi-fi.
Once the computer is running, I can see at least four items on my system tray associated with wifi, or connecting to it.

How can I simply let the windows wifi manage my wifi?
For some reason,

when I hybernate or go on standby, the wifi (managed by Control Point) doesn't automatically connect again. I have to disable my wifi and enable it again to find my router. Or Reboot.

Very annoying.
It also completely disables the windows built wifi. So "repair" wifi doesn't work because it doesn't even see my network.

So, Is it ok to disable simply the wifi portion of the control point?
Better yet, what's the proper way of doing this?

I'm fine with the other stuff, I just find the wireless networking portion of it annoying.

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Oct 8, 2008

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If anyone knew which app and if they allow me to install: Volume + Display brightness control only,

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