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Best Backup Solutions for Mac in 2018

Your Mac would certainly have important documents, files, favourite videos and other data. Having a copy of them updated on another location will help you in cases of data disaster like Mac crash, formatting, OS re-installation etc. For most of us mac data backup solution is just time Machine! But, that’s not enough. There are many backup solutions that are much more efficient than Time Machine. Cloud storage, bootable clone and many more. Here are few of the best Backup solutions for Mac in 2018. Time Machine As we all know, this is one of the best backup solution for

How to Play AVI files on Mac? [Solved]

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Playing AVI files is one of the biggest worries for a Mac user. None of the four major Indeo codecs that are required to decode AVI files have been integrated into QuickTime. Before we get down to know how to play these files, let’s get a quick look at Audio Video Interleave (AVI) format. Image Source: support.apple.com What is an AVI file? The full form of AVI is Audio Video Interleave. Like any video file format, AVI is a container format and hence it does not predefine the encoding process of the contents in the file. As an AVI file

4 ways to get back recently deleted files on Mac

We have all experienced that dreaded feeling when we delete some files that we didn’t mean to. Whether due to oversight, due to third party cleaning tools, files lost during cut and paste or whatever maybe the case, these things do happen in real life. If the files are very important, you may be looking for options to recover your files. In this guide, we’ll walk you through 4 simple methods to recover deleted files on your Mac. Solution 1: Trash can This is the of course the most obvious and first place most of us think of before looking

How to set defaults in Mac | Programs, Calendar, Browser, Mail app

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It might be tricky sometimes to choose a program to open a specific file. For example if you like to play a video using VLC player but it always gets played in quick time player. Every time you want to open a file it is quite inconvenient to opt for a desired program other than the one set as default. This article is devised as a guide for the users to set default applications on Mac. How to set default Mac application for specified file types? Firstly, it is of utmost importance to first recognize the file types you would

Apple latest Mac OS Mojave and it’s features:

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In June Apple released a public beta version of its latest Mac OS called Mojave 10.14. This is a successor to macOS High Sierra. A developer beta version is available to Apple developer program members. The final version of Mojave is about to launch during September or October 2018. Image Source: Infinite Diaries Mac OS Mojave is compatible for following Mac devices:  MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)  MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)  MacBook Air (Late 2012 or newer)  Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)  iMac (Late 2012 or newer)  Mac Pro (Late 2013 or newer, or older models with

How to Format a Drive with APFS File System in Mac OS Sierra

APFS is a new file system developed for Mac OS High Sierra and later. It is designed with a primary focus on encryption and also to provide better performance. It is made compatible across all devices for Mac OS, iOS, watch OS and TV OS. Since APFS is developed for High Sierra and later, there are some drawbacks of using this file system with Sierra. Some of the drawbacks are discussed below. Cannot be used with Time Machine APFS file system cannot be used with Time Machine backup drives. The drives are required to be in the HFS+ format to

Fixed – An Error Occurred While Partitioning the Disk

Some users complain about a partitioning error they encounter when using Bootcamp on their Mac. The error reads ‘An error occurred while partitioning the disk’. In this article, we provide some insights on troubleshooting the error. Read on to learn more. For reference, Bootcamp is a utility that allows Mac users to install a Windows OS on their systems. Solution 1: Repair Disk An error with partitioning disk may sometimes arise if there are issues with directories or file systems. To resolve the issue, go ahead with the following steps. Before you begin, make sure you have a backup of

What Does Disk Repair on Mac Do and How it Improves the Performance

Mac’s have a built-in tool called Disk Repair to fix certain problems. It can be useful in the following situations: Mac won’t start up Files on your Mac are corrupted The external device won’t work properly If you Mac behaves strangely after a hard restart or after a power failure Performance of your Mac has degraded As part of general maintenance How to run Disk Repair? You can perform Disk Repair on both your external drives as well as on your Mac. If you are repairing an external drive, on the dock, open Finder, go to Applications > Utilities and

How to Create a Partition on your Mac to Run Multiple Operating Systems

Sometimes you may want to run multiple operating systems on your Mac. To do this, you will have to partition your hard drive. It is very simple with the help of Apple’s disk utility. Before you make any changes to your hard drive, please read the instructions below. Backup all your hard drive data. You can do this easily using Time Machine. Or you can use an external hard drive to backup data. Secondly, make sure you have enough free disk space to be able to run a second operating system. How to create a partition on your Mac? On

How to Start Up your Mac in Recovery Mode

Mac OS recovery mode is a built-in recovery system in Mac. You can use the utilities in Recovery mode to solve software issues and reinstall OS etc. You can enter Recovery mode only through startup. Power on your Mac or if it’s turned on, restart your system. When the startup chime appears, hold Command + R until a new screen appears. The Mac OS utility window appears and will list the 4 options available. Restore from Time Machine Backup – This requires you to have a backup of all your data using Time Machine saved on an external drive. This