My 2011 macbook pro kept overheating and shutting off so I brought it to the Genius Bar at my local Apple store. They said it was not a hardware issue it was a software issue, so they wiped everything clean and instructed me to restore everything when I got home from my Passport for Mac. I did that and my data is there but not many of my Apps. I followed the instructions that they guy gave me but I can't seem to figure this out. Shouldn't the Passport have saved my apps as well?
I'm having the most difficult time transferring projects and events from a 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2011) to an iMac (late 2013) I have moved the projects and referenced events to an external "WD my Passport for Mac" Hard drive. It holds 1TB.¬†
In Final Cut Pro X 10.1.1 on the new iMac, the device is not recognized. I tried updating Mavericks and Final Cut. I've tried repairing the permissions, repairing both disk(s) deleting render files, restarting the disk, disconnecting the hard drive, restarting the computer. etc to no avail.
I bought myself a "my passport for mac 320gb". Its because I want to exchange files. But it doesn't work on pc's! I read in some websites that it really doesn't work on PCs. So, I can just exchange files between mac computers but not windows computers?
I got a malware virus and want to reset my computer. I have webfoot but haven't installed it. Would that solve the malware virus?¬† If not, how can i move files from my mac to my WD MY Passport and clear up any duplicates? It currently won't allow any changes.
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
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.
I was wondering if there is a easy way of taking all my itunes files on a PC which include books, videos, music, and apps including my iPhone and iPad.Yes good people in this forum I have taken the plunge and left the PC world for the Mack and I will be receiving my new 27 inch imach next week
I backed up my entire old macbook pro laptop through Time Machine to a Western Digital My Passport. Now my laptop has died, and I would like to get all my old information that time machine saved off of the My Passport and onto my new desktop iMac. How do I go about doing this?
I have Quicken 2007 for Mac on my G4 and would like to move it to my new iMac currently running Lion. I downloaded the recently-released update that will allow Quicken to run on Lion, then downloaded the file to an external USB drive. I then uploaded it to my iMac, and Quicken opens, but does not have any of my account information. I then deleted the files from my iMac and downloaded another copy of Quicken 2007 from the Quicken website. I then downloaded the update to my iMac, but it would not open.¬† So, it appears that I have to transfer it form my G4, but need to do it in a way that will also transfer my data.
I ordered a firewire cable and am planning to try to move it directly. In the meantime, does anybody have any tips? Just so you know,¬† I really want to use Quicken.
I have an iMac but want to send files wirelessly to my Windows based laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate).†Not complex files but folders containing documents etc... we share the same wifi network but I haven't got a clue.
I just got my 500 Gb HD in the mail and want to swap my hard drives while keeping all of my data.¬† Does time machine work like this? Can i back my 120Gb HD up and then install my 500Gb HD and then put my files back on?
I have a 2011 Macbook Pro and an older (5 year old) Western Digital external hard drive. I have always used this hard drive for both mac and windows. Recently, however, whenever I go to transfer a file from the mac to the WD hard drive, the little transfer window pops up and it appears to initiate the transfer. However, it never fully starts it. It appears to "get stuck" in that initiating stage, showing zero of 3.16 gb transferred and shows an unknown transfer time. This happens no matter how long I leave it open. Again, I have used this external hard drive with my macs for the past 5 years without any problems until now. I haven't moved or modified the WD hard drive
"My Passport" 1TB - will not read on the desktop after dropping it (accidentally slipped from hands and only 6 inches from the floor) the device shows its hooked up on the system profiler on my iMac, I need files on it I had not backed up yet. Can I retrieve files from a "My Passport" that sounds like its trying to connect and makes a high pitch grinding sound and beeps like a disc is not moving correctly?. I bought a new one and tried a new cord on it and still won't fire up. so eliminated the cord issue (the drive dropped off from the 3USB Cord connection in my hands) I am desperate to get the info off it...
I'm banging my head against the wall with this problem. I have a new MBP 13", 4GB Ram, etc etc. When I transfer files across my network (or the office network), it will consistently fail to transfer a few of the files. For instance, I just tried to copy 50 photos to an SMB share on our server here at the office. The transfer window show the progress of 50 files, but when I look at the folder, there are only 48 files. Sometimes I get less, sometimes I get all 50. The same goes for my home network to an SMB share. I've confirmed this failure over N and G networks. The AP at home and the office are different models and I went as far as purchasing a new one for home since I thought it was the problem. Same results. Is there some hardware error going on here with my wifi card? Is there any way to test it? Are the SMB shares the problem?
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?
I have recently purchased a USB stick so that I can plug into my tv to watch movies on. However when transferring AVI files from my Mac onto my USB stick it seems to transfer the whole file but when I try to watch it through quicktime or on TV it is unable to read the file. The thing is it is not happening to all my AVI files as some of them are able to be transferred to USB and work fine but then others are not working and I am not sure what the difference is. The AVI files all work fine on my Mac before I transfer them but something is breaking down when they are transferred.