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Automatically Connect to a Network Drive on Mac OS X Start Up & Login

12/03/2018 Comments off

It can be helpful to configure Mac OS X to automatically mount shared network drives, this is particularly true for those of us who regularly connect to a network drive for file sharing or backups.

Setting up automatic network drive connections in OS X is a two-step process, you must mount the drive, then you add it to your automatic login items. This should work flawlessly in most versions of OS X, but we’ll cover an alternative approach that uses Automator to mount a network drive automatically on login as well.

1) Mounting the Network Drive

If you’re already familiar with mapping a network drive in Mac OS X you can skip the first part of this and go straight to System Preferences in the second section.

  1. From the OS X desktop, pull down the “Go” menu and select “Connect to Server”
  2. Connect to the server and mount the drive you want to automatically connect to on boot
  3. Choose Guest or for a specific user check the box next to “Remember this password in my keychain” – you must select to remember the password otherwise the automatic login event can not happen without logging into the network drive

Next, you add the network drive to automatically connect on OS X by bringing it into your Login Items list.

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Trashing files not going to the trash bin

23/11/2017 Comments off

Click on the item in the Finder’s sidebar with the house icon and verify that you are able to write to this folder in the Ownership & Permissions section of the Get Info window, and that it isn’t locked; if it is already set this way and you get that error, open the Terminal in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder and run the following:

mkdir ~/.Trash

If you get a message stating that the folder exists, run the following:

sudo chown $UID ~/.Trash
chmod u+rwx ~/.Trash

The first command in the second set will prompt you for your administrator password; nothing will appear in the Terminal window while it is being typed. In either case, click on the Finder icon in the Dock with the Control and Option keys pressed, and relaunch it.


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How-To Factory Reset MacBook Air and other macs with macOS

21/11/2017 Comments off

There are many reasons why you’d want to reset your MacBook Air to factory settings. Perhaps your Mac is showing just a too much little lag. Maybe you want to reset for better overall performance, are thinking of giving away or selling your MacBook after you purchase or receive the latest Mac model. For whatever reason, you need to set your Mac back to its factory defaults.

 

Since our Macs hold so much of our personal and private data, it’s imperative to clean out our machines when selling or giving away our favorite older Macs. And it’s particularly useful for the new user to have a nice clean machine that’s returned to its native factory state.

 

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Where to Set Environment Variables in Mac OS X

20/11/2017 Comments off

At the command line, environmental variables are defined for the current shell and become inherited by any running command or process. They can determine anything from the default shell, the PATH, the users home directory, to the terminal emulation type, current working directory, where a history file is located, language and localization settings, and going further to include shell variables, which include everything from customizations to the bash prompt, colorized ls output, and changes to terminal appearance, to aliases, and much more.

 

Let’s walk through how to list environment and shell variables, and then how to set and add new environment variables at the command line of Mac OS X.

Displaying Current Environment & Shell Variables in Mac OS X

To quickly get a list of environmental variables, you can use the following command:

printenv

If you want to see a complete list of shell variables, the ‘set’ command can be issued as well:

set

The output of these commands can be lengthy so you may wish to pipe the output through the less or more commands.
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High Sierra Problems: How To Fix The Most Common Macos Issues

30/10/2017 Comments off

The excitement of installing a new version of macOS, especially if its a High Sierra 10.13, is only tempered by the possibility of it not working properly or not being compatible with the apps you use most.

Before you begin upgrade to MacOS make a bootable backup

If you haven’t started the process of upgrading yet, check if the Mac is compatible with macOS High Sierra and make a bootable backup. 

Do it now, before you do anything else. If things go disastrously wrong at least you’ll be able to boot from macOS’ Recovery partition and migrate all your data back to your Mac. You can use any backup tool you like – Apple obviously favours Time Machine, but you don’t have to use it. You can use, for example, Get Backup Pro, which comes with your Setapp subscription. Don’t have a Setapp subscription? Click here to sign up.

Common MacOS High Sierra Problems

While most new versions of macOS are relatively problem-free, it’s not unknown for users to have issues – particularly with a beta or .0 release. Thankfully most are easy to resolve. Here’s how to fix the most common High Sierra issues.

High Sierra Installer Won’t Download

If you’re trying to download the macOS High Sierra installer, you’ll need to have signed up to App Store. If you’ve done that, and managed to start the downloading process only for it to fail, force quit the App Store app.

  1. Press Cmd-Alt-Esc or go to the Apple menu and choose Force Quit.
  2. Select the App Store app and confirm you want to force quit.
  3. Re-launch the App Store and try downloading again.

Macos High Sierra Won’t Install

If the download completes successfully but the installation doesn’t finish, force quit the installer using the same procedure as above. 

  1. Restart your Mac
  2. Launch the App Store app and go to the Purchases tab. 
  3. Find macOS High Sierra and click Install. 

If that doesn’t work, try deleting the downloaded installer (it’s in your Applications folder) using CleanMyMac and download it again.

If you have a copy of macOS Server in your applications folder, that may be the root of the problem. Delete it and try again.

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