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Forum: System 04-17-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By benwiggy
The new Mac is running 10.6.4...??? I'm getting...

The new Mac is running 10.6.4...??? I'm getting really confused here.

You have a new Mac Pro running Lion 10.7 on an SSD, and an <unspecified> old Mac running Snow Leopard. Correct?
You've taken...
Forum: System 04-16-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By benwiggy
That's very weird. As said MA only copies apps,...

That's very weird. As said MA only copies apps, data and settings. It is rare for any of those things to cause damage to disk.

Migration Assistant is most useful for copying over preferences,...
Forum: System 04-16-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By benwiggy
How fresh is your MacPro, exactly? It sounds...

How fresh is your MacPro, exactly?

It sounds more like there is a real problem with the SSD. You could try erasing it and reinstalling OS X.
Then try the migration again.
Forum: Applications 04-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By benwiggy
The UI is a little bit flakey. Yes, I could...

The UI is a little bit flakey.

Yes, I could test a different one each week. Though I'd prefer not to waste even 1.99 on apps that aren't any good. Hence, asking for recommendations.
Forum: Applications 04-15-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By benwiggy
Recommend SQL browser / editor?

I'm looking for a lightweight app to browse through SQL databases, and making the odd edit to the data. Anyone have any recommendations?
There are lots in the MAS, ranging from free to 20 or so.
...
Forum: System 04-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By benwiggy
The files shown when you right-click on an app...

The files shown when you right-click on an app icon in the Dock are the Recent Items list for that app, and any open documents.
If you are clicking on a folder in the dock, you should see all the...
Forum: Applications 04-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By benwiggy
I stopped using Cyberduck a while ago because of...

I stopped using Cyberduck a while ago because of many problems, and I went back to Fetch -- possibly the original Mac FTP app. It's paid-for, but not much and well worth it.
Forum: Applications 04-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By benwiggy
There is a right-click menu item: "Show in Large...

There is a right-click menu item: "Show in Large Type". Oh, it's only for phone numbers, which is a bit mad.

Send feedback to Apple on their feedback page if you want it changed.
Forum: AppleScript 04-08-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,537
Posted By benwiggy
I would use shell scripting for this rather than...

I would use shell scripting for this rather than Apple Script.

To get the metadata, you have to use the shell command "mdls" anyway. Do you want one file with the metadata of all the images, or a...
Forum: System 04-07-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By benwiggy
Is anything else "non-standard"? Are the Users...

Is anything else "non-standard"?
Are the Users on a separate drive, or just a different partition of the same drive? There's little point in the latter. You're just creating an artificial limitation...
Forum: System 04-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By benwiggy
Ah. Apologies, I din't know that Safe Boot mode...

Ah. Apologies, I din't know that Safe Boot mode disables audio. :o It doesn't say anything about that in the Apple Support document.


You say "of course", but lots of people don't, and we don't...
Forum: System 04-06-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By benwiggy
Test in a brand new user account first; also test...

Test in a brand new user account first; also test after a Safe Boot.
These will help to pinpoint the source of the problem.
If it works in a new user account, then it's a preference, cache or...
Forum: System 04-02-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By benwiggy
I concur: you can't recovery files with Disk...

I concur: you can't recovery files with Disk Utility.

Disk Warrior, maybe. Or some other third-party software that starts with the word "Disk".
But if you're not prepared to put a monetary value...
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 04-01-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By benwiggy
According to Mactracker, none of the pre-Unibody...

According to Mactracker, none of the pre-Unibody MBPs had a 320GB hard drive.
However, several MacBooks have 320GB drives. They are plastic, not aluminium, though.

If you can find the serial...
Forum: System 03-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By benwiggy
What model is the Mac? It sounds like some sort...

What model is the Mac? It sounds like some sort of hardware failure.
Forum: System 03-31-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By benwiggy
That computer is around 10 years old. While Macs...

That computer is around 10 years old. While Macs can keep going for many years, the chances that something is going to go wrong are increasing every day.
You should be considering and preparing for...
Forum: OS X Products -- News and Reviews 03-31-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,025
Posted By benwiggy
Bittorrent Sync

I've been looking at various methods of syncing my documents between my laptop and desktop Mac. Essentially, "DropBox, but without the cloud server in the middle".
It's been really difficult to find...
Forum: OS X Server 03-31-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By benwiggy
I've given up on this and am using an alternative...

I've given up on this and am using an alternative strategy to get what I want.:D
Forum: Hardware and Peripherals 03-31-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By benwiggy
If Apple want to put a new board in under...

If Apple want to put a new board in under AppleCare, then let them do that. Then you can worry about the software.
Forum: OS X Server 03-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By benwiggy
I created the user account in the "Users" tab;...

I created the user account in the "Users" tab; not the in the OD tab. I can't see anywhere in the OD tab for creating users.
I can't see "Create network home" in the either the OD or Users bit.
Forum: OS X Server 03-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By benwiggy
Weird. the client Mac won't log in to a network...

Weird. the client Mac won't log in to a network account. It shudders at the password. But it's right. And I've changed it and tried again.
Forum: System 03-30-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By benwiggy
My first thought would be a faulty (or dirty)...

My first thought would be a faulty (or dirty) optical drive.
Forum: OS X Server 03-29-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By benwiggy
I can't see any option for that on the client...

I can't see any option for that on the client Mac. I'm linked up to the Network Account Server, and there's a green light, but when I click + to add a new account, there's nothing about network or...
Forum: OS X Server 03-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By benwiggy
The accounts on each Mac are already mostly the...

The accounts on each Mac are already mostly the same, but I was planning to set up a mobile user on the Mini, which I could log into either on the Mini, or on the MBP.

I can't seem to find out how...
Forum: OS X Server 03-28-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By benwiggy
Thanks, Brett. Someone suggested that you could...

Thanks, Brett.
Someone suggested that you could use Mobile accounts to sync the user accounts on two Macs. That's why I want to migrate my Mini user account to become a mobile one, from where it...
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