Hardware :: Method For WD Passport Software Removal

Sep 20, 2009

Does anyone know of a method to remove the software that comes pre-loaded and is immune to erasure even after formatting on USB external hard drives. The software is called WD Smartware. It mounts a virtual CD and pops right back onto the desktop even after "ejecting" it. It is similar to the U3 software that comes preloaded on flash drives.

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Jan 1, 2010

I installed Perian the other day and decided I wanted to get rid of it. I just dragged the icon from applications as well as the dmg to the bin. Is that the correct method to 'uninstall' something?

After doing that I can still see Perian from the other section in settings as well as if I right click on a video it gives me settings for perian. How do I properly uninstall something and get rid of it from everywhere?

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Jun 10, 2012

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Mac OS X (10.6.8), back up macbook pro 10.6.8

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OS X :: WD Passport Not Readable?

Aug 24, 2009

So just starting today, I plugged in my WD Passport which I have used COUNTLESS times. Now I am getting a notice that says:

Disk Insertion

The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.

Initalize, Ignore, or Eject

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Nov 6, 2008

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Jun 10, 2009

I'm thinking about selling my MBP and before I do that I want to know which is the best way to reformat my MBP so all of my data is completely erased? I don't want the next owner to be able to see all my info and whatnot.

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Mar 26, 2010

Ever since I updated to Snow Leapord on my mac book pro the computer has started to lag badly. I have used onyx to see if that could fix anything but still running slow. Since I used to be a windows user I am used to just trashing everything and doing a fresh install. I have no idea if this is the best option for a mac.Before I think about reinstalling I would like to know how I can check what could be slowing my computer down. I only have a basic knowledge of macs so any advice where I should look would be great. (I am a power user of PC but got annoyed of it just not working)

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Feb 13, 2012

What is the best programme/method of converting .avi files for use in iTunes and on iPhone/iPad?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Using WD Passport Essential External HDD

Nov 6, 2008

I purchased this to back up my files. It has no Mac software. I have been reading that I have to format the drive? Can any body give me a step by step on formatting this drive.

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MacBook :: 750gb WD Passport Does Not Fit?

Jul 21, 2010

Just to give anybody who doesn't know a heads up. The 750gb passport se drive is too tall for a macbook. At least my model (3,1).

Can anybody point me in the direction of another good external drive that is 750 or bigger that will fit?

Also carbon copier reformatted the drive for the mac. How do I change it back and reset it to factory settings?

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MacBook :: It Won't Recognize WD Passport

Feb 28, 2012

Recently, I plugged my WD Passport external hard drive into my Macbook's USB port. Suddenly, after over a year of working fine, the Macbook wouldn't recognize the WD Passport. The drive's blue light came on and it was whirring, but I couldn't get an icon to appear in Finder or on the desktop. I assumed the problem was with the Passport, declared it broken and got over the loss of my files. But tonight, I plugged in my boyfriend's WD Passport and encountered the same problem. It refused to recognize it, then when I unplugged it and my boyfriend plugged it back into his Macbook...nothing. His computer would no longer recognize it, even though it had worked fine not 10 minutes prior. Does that mean the problem is my Macbook?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Oct 2, 2010

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OS X :: Best Method For Cloning Drives From IMac To MacBook?

Jan 20, 2009

I use my iMac for my media business, however I will be on the road more this year, and so I was going to put all my files, apps etc over to my work's MacBook so I can get things done for my clients while I'm on the go. Of course the thing is all my apps, files etc are lodged in the iMac, so I thought that the only way to avoid manually reinstalling stuff (and then have to move it all back to the iMac again) was to clone the user account or drive? Is there a way that this can be done?

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OS X :: Apps Crashing - Method Deprecated Error

Feb 2, 2009

I've got a couple of different third party OSX applications that are freezing/crashing whenever I click on an icon in the respective application's toolbar. The PID (213) and error are the same for each application. The system log reads:

2/2/09 8:06:37 PM Assignment Planner[213]
The '-[NSSegmentedCell _setSegmentedCellStyle:]' method is deprecated. Please use -[NSSegmentedCell setSegmentStyle:] instead. This message will only be reported once.

I've googled this for some time but only come up with forums about Coco software writing. This appears to be a problem with my prefs or something given that it is spread across several applications.

I've tried:
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- Permissions repairs
- Reboot
- Fresh reinstall of effected programs

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IMac :: Method To Be Used To Move Files From Old To New Machines?

Apr 21, 2009

I thought it would be interesting as well as a good learning point for new Mac users whether you are moving files from your old PC to Mac or Mac to Mac. Explain if you would what method you are using such as Time Machine, or manual backups, or utilizing Mobile Me for your misc backups and how did you use them. What other methods worked for you? Be specific if you don't mind. I think this would be educational for all concerned. Let the Discussion begin:

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Aug 25, 2009

What's the best ways to share files between 2 Macs on the same wifi network? Also perhaps between a Mac and a Windows PC.

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Applications :: Easiest DVD Screen Capture Method?

Jan 10, 2010

I've been having a remarkably difficult time finding a "quick and easy" method of doing precise and/or easy screen captures from a DVD.

Things I've tried:

VLC: Works, but recent builds have been crashing like crazy when playing DVDs, so are nearly unusable for that. (Anybody else been experiencing this?) Also lacks the ability to capture a precise frame, since there are no "step forward/back" controls.

MPlayer OSX Extended: Left to its own devices, can't handle playback of many commercial DVDs--it stops playing at the first title change, so is useless. If I use FairMount to unprotect the DVD I can play the .VOB files directly with it, which is semi-functional, but it also lacks precision--no single-frame step commands, and if you do a screencap when it's paused you actually get a frame or two later. Also, this leaves you guessing what part is in what .VOB file, and it chokes badly on multi-angle video.

DVD Player + screencap app: This also works, but I really just want the DVD frame, so I end up having to manually crop out the window border, which is time consuming.

My goal is to come up with a smooth enough workflow I can do, say, a half-dozen screencaps from a bunch of titles quickly, so my primary goal is efficiency. (It's for movie reviews, so it's even completely legal under fair use, if probably anti-DMCA due to the stupid encryption loophole). Secondary is to include deinterlacing and being able to more precisely select a frame.

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Jan 7, 2009

i have just bought a used grey macbook and on my girlfriends macbook the superdrive sucks the disc in almost straight away whereas on my macbook i have to push the disc almost all the way in before it actually sucks it in. Is there anyway of fixing this and making it suck the disc in like it should do?

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Apr 12, 2012

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May 9, 2012

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Jun 20, 2012

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Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: The Ideal Format For My Passport - New External HD

Sep 18, 2010

First of all I'm really new to external HD and stuff so pardon me if I get any terms wrong.I just bought My Passport 500GB and wish to format it for: Read/write on my Mac Leopard OS, Read only for Windows XP/vista. (Even in read-only videos still can be played, right?)What would be the right format? I DON'T want it to be FAT32 since it almost corrupted my friend's HD. I've heard about NTFS but got really confused about it.

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OS X :: WD Passport Essential Works On Mac But Windows No?

Aug 4, 2010

I bought this Hard and I did install it on my Macbook pro and I did it into 2 parts

but when I tried to copy some movies from my mac to my windows through my hard! it doesn't work on windows ?

How can I make it works with both systems whatever if mac or windows

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Hardware :: WD Passport Won't Mount In IBook G3?

Mar 20, 2008

I just got this HD. I tried mounting it to my iBook and it spins and then clicks over and over. I brought it into work then and tried to mount it to various other machines and it worked.

I'm trying to find some one at work with an older Mac laptop to test but everyone but me is using new Intel Macs.

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Apr 25, 2012

My old PC crashed so I bought an iMAc and wanted to transfer files I have backed up on a WD My Passport. I tried using the Migration assistant on my new iMac but it wouldn't recognize it.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: WD My Passport Won't Let Me Copy Data To It On It

May 24, 2012

I backup my photography on a WD My Passport. I have only used PC's with this in the past, I am now trying to back up some more files and it won't let me copy them to the drive. The permissions say that I have read only access on my Mac. I have read some threads, and they all say that I have format the hard drive to change the permissions and that I will not be able to copy over files bigger than 4G. I have RAW files that can get quite large so limiting the size is an option.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: It Suddenly Not Recognizing WD Passport

Jun 10, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro- purchased in September of 2011- that has now stopped recognizing my WD Passport. The Passport works fine with my wife's PC laptop, but is not showing up on the MBP. The light on the Passport flashes, but that's all. It does not show up in the Finder and Time Machine is unable to perform backup.

I have first restarted the MBP and then shut down and then turned the MBP back on. Neither time did anything. I have an older SimpleTech external that it now recognizes again- after appearing not to. After multiple attempts and using both USB ports, sadly have gotten nowhere.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Oct 22, 2010

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Mac Pro :: Procedure For Using A 4890 Injector Method On Snow Leopard?

Aug 29, 2009

I am looking to try using the injector method with an XFX 4890. can someone detail the exact steps and files for doing this on snow Leopard?

I see the full 4890 thread but do not see it tailored to SL... It seems all over the place now...

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