Wut up Mac Peeps, pretty advanced Mac user and I just can't figure out how to delete the hidden partitions that Windows 7 creates. I've installed Windows 7 twice on this HDD with Leopard v.10.5.8 on it and now I have 2 small partitions at 200MB each. This means 4 partitions (1 for Leopard, 1 for Windows 7, and 2 hidden partitions). They don't show up in Disk Utility and I tried removing the entire BootCamp partition, then re-installing Leopard just so that I could configure the HDD to "One Single Partition" with Disk Utility on the Leopard Disc while re-installing and THAT didn't work for the hidden partitions either...couldn't believe it...
I'm hoping I don't have to use a Windows DOS Boot Disc to format or something...not sure if they work on MBPs but I would try...I could also use Seagate HDD Tools but I'm trying to keep this simple.
I need help using terminal on the macbook pro ,My younger bro created a hidden admin account on my macbook pro , so now he has been downloading and installing random applications on my computer which is taking up too much storage.I have no idea how¬† to delete this account as it does not show up in the login window , however when I run the cmd to list all users in terminal it shows up as well as the account's folder showing in the user folder.I myself am an admin¬†¬† and currently running version 10.6.8? how to delete a hidden admin account on terminal?
Might seem like a stupid question, but I have an SD card with hidden files filling it up to capacity. I want to delete these but I can't. I can see them, but when I hit delete it makes that noise that says you cant do this, and I cannot drag to the bin either.
I have an iMac 2.4ghz with a 320g hd, that I partitioned 50/270 when I installed Leopard. I read somewhere to have the opp system partitioned and I have been kicking myself in the rear ever since. Too many apps and files want to run next to the opp system, so I'm starting over.I used time machine for a backup of the system (both partitions are showing) on my 1 TB iomega external hard drive (minimax). I partitioned the external 500/500, time machine/additional storage.So that is what I'm working with, now for the question:With my backup complete, if I do a clean install to the internal hard drive (320g) in order to remove the 50g opp/sys partition and just have one 320g internal hd; will my time machine be able to restore to a clean 320 without having the 50/270gig partition setup? If so will this be a somewhat simple process?
I have had a seagate hybrid for a semester of school. I recently open disk utility to realize there's a big chunk of the hard drive allocated as "free space." I never partitioned the drive yet in utility it show's the drive as 2 partitions. Is this normal?
If it is whats the best and "freeest" way to do it? I know how to do normal osx clones I use SuperDuper!. But now i have a vista partition. If i cant clone the complete drive is there any other way to do it?
I replaced the 160GB drive in my 13" MBP with a 640GB drive. I now have the 160 in an external enclosure. I got the huge drive so I can finally copy all my crap from my PC to my MBP and have it in one place. I don't have any big external drives, so I had 2 ideas:
- Make the 640 into 100 and 540 partitions, with the system on 100, and use the external 160 with time machine (assuming that's possible with TM?). - Make the 640 into 160 and 480, system on 160, clone the system to the external 160 regularly as a backup. This seems better since the external will then be a full working system (I assume), in case my internal drive would ever break.
With either of these, I'm wondering how easy it is to separate all my media onto the other partition, like the itunes library, pictures folder, movies, downloads, etc. Or Should I just stick with one huge partition, and figure out some other partial-backup solution / wait till I get a big external?
got a 13" mbp and will be installing bootcamp soon but i want to leave out another partition so i can put in music/video/whatever files where both mac and windows will be able to access? u guys know any free partition utility?
I have recently purchased a hybred 750GbHDD as an upgrade for my MAC Book Pro (Intell Version) I have a boot camp partition to the original 500GB HDD. How can I expand both partitions to fit the new drive? I have tried bootcamp and have had no luck due to the fact that boot camp doesn't see the additional HDD space of 250Gb. What am I not doing?
I currently have a 250gb hdd with lion and a bootcamp partition of windows 7.
I would like to upgrade my hdd because I am running out of room. ¬†
I understand that I could most likely back up the entire drive to an external, then install the new hdd and reinstall the backed up data. That should put both partitions the way they were onto the new hdd. At least that is what I think.¬†
But I would like to have a bigger partition for windows and I am unsure how I would do this correctly. I don't know if reinstalling the backed up data to the new drive, deleting the bootcamp partition, then creating a new partition and reinstalling my same windows would work. Would I even be able to install windows a second time on the same computer without having to buy another key?¬†
1. Will backing up the entire drive to an external, then install the new hdd and reinstall the backed up data put both partitions the way they were onto the¬†new hdd?
a. Will the OSX partition get all the new space?¬†
2. How do I get a bigger windows partition on the new hdd, while keeping all of my existing windows content?¬†¬†
My MacBook Air shows that I am using about 44gb. However, when I calculate each folder, they total only 30gb. I am assuming that the difference is made up of hidden/deleted files. How do I find and delete unnecessary hidden files.
Today when I booted up make 2010 MBP(See signature if details matter) I noticed icon on my Desktop named ".DS_Store" and when I opened it with textedit it was a bunch of random characters. When I move it to my trash and click "Empty" it just re-apperas on my desktop.
when I connect to my other computers on my home network I see a folder called GoogleVoice installer. The problem is its only viewable from a different computer. When I look on my desktop I can't find a trace of it. And vice versa from my other computers. ***? Is it some hidden volume file or a masked virus? How can I find it and get rid of it - I cant seem to delete the folder from another computer - it wont let me.
I then discovered that phpMyAdmin doesn't work.¬†Towards the end of the discussion, someone wrote, "WordPress had put a .htaccess file in the root level of my hard drive.¬†"So in order, if you want to delete this file, you got to activate "hidden files viewing" in the terminal by typing thisdefaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUEand thiskillall Finder"After, you go in the computer root and this should be there, now delete it. I typed all that into Terminal, and it doesn't display anything. In another post, someone mentioned a program called TinkerTool. I downloaded it, but I don't know what to do next. How do I navigate to the root level of my hard drive and find a file and delete a file named .htaccess?
But when I went to find the files I could not find them, even using Finder and Spotlight. I eventually found them using 'EasyFind' but I am still perplexed as to why I cannot see them. I can see other files in my downloads file and on my desktop!
Im thinking of buying a mac, i've always used a windows pc though. Im gonna see what happends tommorow at the mac event but I want a Mac Book Pro. i want to dualboot mac os and windows 7 using bootcamp, parrallels, and refit. I've been doing some research on it and I would like some expert opinions on recommended settings to partition the disk. should I do 50/50 split or what? I'll either get a 320 or 500gb hard drive. I also see that some people split it three ways and have a 3rd partition for shared files, such as music, documents, ect. is this recommended or is this not really needed to share files between the 2 OS's? I'll probably be using windows OS more often or atleast use parallels alot until i get the hang of mac os. I also want to be able to sync itunes on both the windows and mac os, so it doesnt madder which operating system im on if i want to listen, download or sync my ipod, is there a way to do this? And lastly, I use outlook to download my comcast email via pop3. Is there a way to sync outlook in windows and outlook for mac between the partitions? I can not find any answers to this question online. Any opinions, recommendations, or thoughts about these subjects or buying my first mac in general is welcome.
I have had a seagate hybrid for a semester of school. I recently open disk utility to realize there's a big chunk of the hard drive allocated as "free space."I never partitioned the drive yet in utility it show's the drive as 2 partitions. is this normal?.
I am loving my new MBP to death but still grinding my teeth about some of the transitions to the Mac world... Two questions - I can click on my Bootcamp partition and see the files - why can't I copy and paste files between the two partitions? How do people do this? I am running OS X and Windows 7 in either partition - both 64 bit.
Ok - simple file management here that is driving me crazy... Copying a big directory as an over-write to another directory - and it gives me the "do you want to replace this directory" message... I click no - and am amazed to discover that anything new in that directory is NOT copied over. Is there any way - other than just replacing EVERYTHING - to copy a directory over when you just want to add every new file no matter what directory it is in ??? This would be a non-issue in Win 7
We just purchased an older mac book pro to replace our even older G4 powerbook which cannot run some of the software my wife wants.This has both OSX LION and Windows 7 using Bootcamp on it.As soon as we get it we will want to make a clone backup of the hard drive.With the powerbook we used a combination of CCC (carbon copy cloner) and time machine.While CCC will clone the OSX partition it will not work on the Windows partition of the hard drive.While I realize that I could use a Windows based product to clone that portion I really would prefer that the clone be made of the entire disk with a product that relies on neither system.Back in the day we used to write stuff like that, but I keep thinking someone else must have already done so.