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External drives experiencing data loss after Mavericks installation

Drives configured with third-party utilities may show up as empty after upgrading your version of OS X.

By October 29, 2013

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Apple's sandboxing restrictive for some applications

Many programs available through the Mac App Store are standalone single-purpose tools and will not be affected by Apple's sandboxing requirements, but others will be forced to lose functionality.

By May 31, 2012

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How to secure files from other users on external disks

While OS X makes external drives available to all users on the system, you can change this to ensure your files are only accessible by you.

By June 24, 2013

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How to encrypt one volume on a drive in OS X

If you want to share a drive but keep some files on it encrypted, you can easily do so with a couple of approaches in OS X.

By May 24, 2013

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Readers ask questions about library locations, Wi-Fi networks, and using an internal hard drive as an external drive.

By May 17, 2013

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List an OS X folder hierarchy with TextWrangler

If you need to get a structured list of the directories in a folder, TextWrangler can do that.

By March 13, 2013

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What to do when a Mac won't boot to Safe Mode

If your system hangs when going into Safe Mode, or will not load into Safe Mode at all, there are a couple of things you can do to fix the situation.

By March 11, 2013

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A look at Intego's 2013 security software for OS X

Intego's new approach to security offers a simple interface with more relevant software.

By March 7, 2013

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Digital storage basics, Part 4: SSD explained

Do you know that there's a garbage collection inside your SSD? It's true! CNET editor Dong Ngo explains that and more. He also answers SSD-related questions.

By March 1, 2013

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How to open multiple instances of an application in OS X

By default the Mac OS supports running one instance of a program at a time in a specific user account; however, if more than one instance of a program is needed, then you can have the system launch it.

By January 17, 2013