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Differences between file-level and block-level cloning

When discussing backup options, frequently we will mention cloning. There are two basic types of clones, block-level and file-level, and here are the differences between them.

By May 25, 2011

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

We answer questions about installing OS X on a replacement hard drive, and more.

By August 17, 2012

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed in by our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.

By December 8, 2011

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OS X Lion slowdowns; could it be the hard drive?

If you have upgraded your Mac to Lion and are experiencing slowdowns, you might be suspecting faults with the hard drive as a possible reason.

By December 6, 2011

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed by our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.

By October 14, 2011

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Apple releases Lion Recovery Disk Assistant tool

Apple has released a tool that allows you to create a Lion recovery drive in similar ways to the current drive.

By August 8, 2011

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Managing the OS X 10.7 Lion restore drive

The Recovery HD partition is a new feature to the Mac OS. Here are some options for managing it.

By July 25, 2011

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Fix random lengthy pauses in OS X by correcting bad blocks

If your Mac regularly and randomly pauses with the spinning color wheel, it may be because of bad blocks on the hard drive. Here is how to correct bad blocks for Macintosh systems running OS X.

By May 19, 2011

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'Boot OSX' folders appearing in OS X

Sometimes people who have just reinstalled OS X on their systems or migrated to a new boot device may find a folder entitled "Boot OSX" appearing on their desktops.

By January 20, 2011

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How to create multiple Time Machine backups

Sometimes Time Machine in OS X may create multiple backup folders for your system, which can take up space on the Time Machine drive.

By November 5, 2010