JPAlbert

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  • If the 2014 is still doing "well enough for now", I suggest waiting until the upcoming large-screen iMac (with a more powerful m-series CPU) gets released late this year or early next year. I sense ...
  • There will be a large-sized display iMac coming out either later (as in, "late") this year or perhaps early next year. I'm thinking Nov/Dec/Jan. It will be much nicer than the 24" m-series iMac ...
  • OP: Your display is a 1440p monitor -- 2560x1440. It has for inputs (from what I can find): - HDMI 2.0 - Displayport 1.2 - MiniDisplayport 1.2 Also has USB 3.0 ports, but I don't believe these are ...
  • Replied in Where…?
    OP wrote: "The CCC clones share these drives with my photos - each on a separate partition" I guess it's me, but this makes no sense at all. The object of having "a backup" is to protect you ...
  • I wouldn't use a partitioned drive for time machine. I'd use a separate, "full drive" (i.e., non partitioned) dedicated to that purpose. Actually, I wouldn't use tm at all (and I don't). I use ...
  • Replied in Boot Format
    "Let's say pre-APFS, will a Mac boot from a ExFAT formatted drive?" No. Not the Mac OS. (Not much more to say on this subject)
  • Some thoughts in no particular order... I wouldn't expect to see an "m1x" or "m2" Mini until around October 2022. It will have more ports and more RAM. OP... ...don't you think that going from 64gb ...
  • "I read in MacWorld that relying on daisy-chained Apple adapters is not safe. What other options exist for me?" These firewire drives you speak of... Are they "openable"? By that, I mean can you ...
  • silentstorm wrote: "You cannot install an older OS once a newer version is there. Not even onto external drive. " This is absolutely, positively UNTRUE and is misinformation . You CAN install an ...
  • I hope you don't consider this comment disrespectful, but do you want these images to survive you? If so, DON'T use RAID or any odd scheme that might make it all-but impossible for others to "get ...
  • OP: OK, let's try yet another approach. You said you have a copy of the Sierra installer in your applications folder but it won't launch without an error msg, is this correct? Do this: Download a ...
  • Carl wrote: "I have 32-bit apps which won't run on newer OS." I, too, use Mojave as "my main OS" and have 32-bit apps I still use. Possible solution: Get an EXTERNAL SSD, and install a copy of Big ...
  • OP: OK, we need to try something else, no promises. You may want to print this out first. 1. Power down, all the way off 2. Now we're going to boot to a special version of internet recovery: 3. ...
  • OP: I recommend that you DON'T partition the internal drive. Not "for only one app". Instead, get a smallish-sized USB3 SSD drive (256gb should be fine even 128gb might do well enough), and install ...
  • It's always better to keep files that will be used with a Mac on a "Mac-formatted" drive. There's more than one approach you could take here. My "preferred choice" would be to format the t7 to HFS+ ...
  • A personal experience. Perhaps there are parallels to what the OP's solution might be. For years and years, I was using a "legacy" email address from att, which eventually sold out of the ISP ...
  • Here's the solution to your problem. I GUARANTEE that this will solve it. First, print out this message and keep it for reference. You're going to need it. OK, this involves several steps, so let's ...
  • Tom N, you have the solution. I'd never heard of this "feature" before (and I've been using Macs pretty much exclusively since 1987). But I opened Text Edit, then held down the "i" key, and ... ...
  • I've been a Mac user since 1987 and I have no idea what an "aw snap" is. Try any of the following: - Brave browser - iCab - Vivaldi - Epic Privacy Browser I'm a Mini fan myself (own a 2012 and a ...
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