MacBook Pro :: Stopping Optibay Automount - Modifying Fstab File

Nov 29, 2010

How do you stop the optibay from automounting? I already tried modifying the fstab file and its not doing anything unless im messing up the drive name.

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OS X :: Modifying Document Into Flash File

Jul 11, 2009

I am trying to make a document into a flash file, the instructions say: Go to Modify >> Document (Ctrl+J) and choose 300x200 pixels. For a start I can't find modify, and when I ctrl+J it does nothing.

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OS X Mavericks :: Why Modifying File / Folder Name Requires Authorization

Jun 4, 2014

I have an new external hard disk on which I created 2 partitions.  One is for my media files and the other for backing up tu image disks.    I, as a user, have «read and write» privileges to the «media» partition and it's folders.   

Why modifying a file/folder name still requires authorization ? 

iMac Intel - 3,06 GHZ - 21" - 12.0

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Software :: Phishing - Stopping Hard-drive File Theft?

Dec 16, 2008

Is there any way of ensuring no one is accessing my hard drive and downloading my files when I'm online?

I have just made the mistake of replying to an email request from what I thought was my online bank - and stupidly gave out my log on information. I contacted my bank who confirmed this was a fraudulant email. Thankfully they have blocked my accounts. But I was told the fraudsters could have infected my computer with a virus - enabling them to get files from my hard drive when online.

I have an Intel core duo iMac with Leopard OS. Is there a way to check if anyone is accessing my files or block access when online?

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MacBook Air :: Modifying A MB Air With A MB Pro Trackpad?

Dec 21, 2009

Would it be possible to remove the Trackpad/Button from the MB Air and install the Full-Sized Trackpad from a MB Pro. Has anyone else thought about this?

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OS X :: Modifying .kext Extensions?

Feb 3, 2009

I have a kext file from the macbookpro forums that will let me use 4 finger gestures on my early 2008 macbook pro. I can't replace the current AppleUSBMultitouch.kext no matter what I try to unlock the folder/repair permissions etc and I know I'm in the administrator account. So I need to know the basics of modifying these (and don't worry, I have it backed up etc)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Modifying Language Flag On Menu?

Apr 4, 2012

how to change the image of the flag (not the language) on the menu?The correct question would be who knows where the image file of the flag is in the system folder.

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OS X :: How To Automount A Network Share In Finder

Mar 22, 2009

Currently I have to browse my network computer under "SHARED" and manually drag/drop the shared folder into Finder under "DEVICES".

Is there a way to do this automatically?

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OS X :: Network Share Automount On Logon?

Aug 7, 2009

How do I make a network share from my iMac auto mount when I login to my Mac Mini?

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Windows On Mac :: Any Way To Disable Automount Of BootCamp

Sep 2, 2009

Here is my problem. Whenever I start up in mac osx, the boot camp volume that has windows vista on it automounts. I always unmount it but then when i restart, the volume is right there again. I was wondering if there was any way to disable it from automounting because I know I can just change which os I want to start up in with the "option" button. If there is a process, could someone be really specific cause I'm still quite new to the mac.

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OS X :: Automount Depending On Wich Netowork

Mar 9, 2010

I bought my mbp 13" today. Connected to my PC's hdd via network-sharing and i was thinking how nice it would be if i could have my mac automount the shared folders from my PC when im connected to my home wifi and it doesnt do anything when im at school or elsewhere.

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OS X :: Macbook Keeps Stopping / Fix It?

Jul 15, 2009

My macbook keeps stopping every 5 seconds to think or something, the colored wheel comes up last for 5 seconds and then it starts again. Only happens when am working never on its own. Mac is under a year old

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OS X :: Disable External Drive Automount On Login

Apr 21, 2009

Would like to disable my external drive from automounting every time a user logs in. Added an /etc/fstab, but still automounts on login. I would like this drive to mount only when I choose to mount it.

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OS X :: Disable Automount For Specific External Drive

Feb 21, 2010

I have an external drive that is permanently hooked-up to my iMac via Firewire. I use this drive only to perform a bootable disk image of my hard drive at regular intervals using the CCC scheduler. The backups are performed only once a week. I would like that this backup drive not be mounted when I or anyone else logs in to the computer. It annoys me to hear the drive turning and vibrating until it spins down and seeing it's icon on the desktop. Is there any way to prevent automount of this particular drive? I know I can dismount it manually using Diskutil, but I want everything to be automated. Any clue as to whether CCC will mount it when needed if it is unmounted?

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MacBook Pro :: Optibay HDD Spinning Up And Down?

Dec 7, 2010

I recently upgraded my stock HDD to a SSD and moved the HDD into the optibay. I was hoping that using the command pmset -a disksleep 1 would mean the 5400rpm drive would go to sleep after 1 minute of inactivity and I would get nice SSD silence It usually does but something is making it spin up again all the time. I am hardly running anything on my MBP.

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MacBook Pro :: SSD In Primary Bay Or Optibay?

Aug 16, 2010

I think this has been discussed but can't find it. In a SSD+HDD setup, should I put the SSD in the primary bay or in the optibay (replacing the superdrive). I believe there is a setup that has issues with sleep or motion sensor whatever, but I can't recall what the preferred setup is.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Scanning Old Photos Into IPhoto - Modifying Date Not Working?

May 25, 2012

Im scannig old photos and when I go intot the date and time it changes the date of the picture to 1944.  For example the photo is from 1910 and I set the date to 1910 when I exit the photo and modified the origional date it then changes the photo date to 1944.  I have to again go into the photo and change the date of the photo back to 1910.  If the photo date is after 1944 it will accept the new date fine. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Software :: External USB Drive Doesn't Automount On Reboot?

Jan 30, 2009

I have a drive connected via USB 2.0 It's newly formatted with 2 partitions. Running 10.5.6 on a macbook.

The drive seems to work fine, the problem is whenever I reboot the two drives don't mount in finder.

When I look in disk utility. I can see the drive listed but the partitions are not.

I have to manually unplug and re insert the drive for it to function correctly.

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MacBook Pro :: 13" Won't Recognize SSD In OptiBay

Sep 15, 2010

I'm using a Corsair 120 GB Force SSD, a MCE OptiBay Kit, and a Hitachi 500 GB 7200 rpm drive. Everything works great when the SSD is in the hard drive bay, and the Hitachi is in the OptiBay. I'd prefer to swap the arrangement so the Hitachi can be protected by the sudden motion sensor, but when the SSD is in the OptiBay OS X won't recognize it. I've tried booting from the install disc to use Disk Utility, but it only shows the Hitachi drive as if the SSD isn't in the machine. I've throughly checked the installation; it appears correct, and as I said everything works fine with the drives swapped. I've also tried resetting the PRAM and the SMC, per the instructions in Apple's KB.

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Optibay / Recommendations

Oct 4, 2010

I am looking for optibay recommendations for my MBP 17" mid-2010. I am not sure which one to get. MCE offers one, which I have looked at, but they are pretty pricy at almost 100 bucks. Then I saw another website, [URL] selling optical bay caddies for almost half that (~50 dollar range); and lastly even some on eBay for the 12$ range from US sellers.

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MacBook Pro :: Can Get Optibay 13" Installed?

Dec 23, 2010

In need of a good video guide so i can get my optibay installed! I ordered the one from SMK something on ebay as per recommendations on searching this forum.

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MacBook Pro :: Switching Off The OptiBay Drive?

Dec 30, 2010

I have an SSD in place of the usual hard disk my MBP 13" came with to which i placed in the optibay. Since i did this (yesterday) ive noticed how noisy the drive is over just using the SSD alone.

Is there a way to either powerdown the optibay drive or 'eject' it when not in use for silence and prolonged battery life? Would you recommend it? Most of the time i will just use it as a netbook unless i download media to the optibay.

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MacBook Pro :: Where To Get Cheap MCE Optibay Alternative

Apr 3, 2009

This is the future home of the optibay thorough guide.

First of, your here to add a second SSD/HDD to your notebook computer.

This article will cover your many issues / install problems / choices to me made:

1.1 - What laptop have
1.2 - What options do i have
1.3 - Installation and Setup
1.4 - RAID Arrays & Possible Issues
1.5 - Bootcamp !

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Hardware :: Optibay Macbook Pro 13"

Sep 29, 2009

Just got an optibay


I had a problem with the computer not mounting the disc.
But solved this by swapping the locations. ie put the old hard drive in the optibay holder into the superdrive. Put the new one in the native bay.

I copied my entire system onto the new disc in the native bay, and am booting from that as its faster.
Its a 320gig 7200rpm disc.
The old drive in the optibay/superdrive bay is 120gig 3200rpm.

Still having troubles like:
occasional system freeze. Wake from sleep very slow. Sometimes 10 secs or more. Sometimes need to push power button.

The MacBook Pro is 2.26ghz 4gigs ram, only 1 or 2 gigs of my files on it. Up to date software (snow leopard 10.6.1).

MCE has virtually no tech support. Still waiting for a reply about why my disc didn't mount a week later (even though I already solved that).

Any ideas on why the bad performance?

Do you think the different speed drives is messing things up?

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MacBook Pro :: With SSD Optibay Slow Booting

Dec 30, 2009

i've got an optibay installed in my uMBP for about 3 months now. In the optibay I have a 60 GB SSD, from which i boot. My other harddrive contains my OS X home folder & a bootcamp partition. I really love my setup, it's perfect for my, until I saw a buddy in my class boot his MBP: after he pressed the button, it took about 2 sec to show the apple logo. He doesn't have a SSD, and the exact same machine, and yet me manages to boot faster then me. (We also both have 10.6). I searched about this problem, and the only thing i could find was to make sure that your OS X partition is set as boot drive. Here is a screenshot of my boot drive menu: I found it strange that my bootcamp doesn't show up there. I always boot in bootcamp holding the alt key, not using this preference pane. Here is a video of my macbook booting: [URL] I found this ting called rEFIt?

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MacBook Pro :: Second HDD In Optibay Running All The Time?

Jun 20, 2010

Do we have any controls that will tell the drive to sleep when it can? it seems like the second HDD is always spinning.

I already set the options in "energy saver" to sleep when possible, but the drives still spin even when I am not using them.

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MacBook Pro :: Optibay Drive Spinning Up And Down On I5

Jul 14, 2010

Spent hours searching on MRoogle etc, couldn't find anything helpful, wondering if anyone else is having this problem.

I recently installed an Optibay in my new 2010 i5 2.4 MBP using Lifehacker's guide, which can be found here:


I have an 80GB Intel X-25 SSD in the main hard drive slot, and a 500 GB Seagate Momentus XT in the Optibay. The OS and applications are installed on the SSD in the main slot, while my home folder and some Pro Tools session files are located on the Momentus XT connected via Optibay in the optical drive slot.

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MacBook Pro :: 2 HDs Via Optibay, How To Set Primary Boot Drive

Jan 3, 2011

I installed a second HD in my Macbook Pro via Optibay.1st drive is SSD and second "normal" HD for data.When I boot I get a strange loop with the apple logo appearing and disappearing. It looks like my Mac does not know which of the two drives to choose for booting. Only when I press the options button before booting do I get the Bootcamp selector for Mac or Win which are both on the SSD.

As I use the second drive only for data, I want to make the SSD drive the "primary boot drive" without me having to press the option button on startup every time.

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MacBook Pro :: Optibay / DIY Version - Ssd For Boot Drive?

Mar 26, 2010

I am looking to do the optibay or DIY version, but what I want is a ssd for the boot drive, how big of one do I really need? Do all of the applications need to be on the boot drive as well or can some of them run off the secondary drive, which will be the 1TB WD Scorpio?

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MacBook Pro :: Installing Win7 With Bootcamp And Optibay

Apr 26, 2010

I've got an SSD in the HDD space, and a newmodeus HDD bay in the optical drive (same thing as the optibay). So what I was thinking was to install windows in a partition on the 500gb HDD. My SSD is only 80GB so I wanted to save space on that. Here is what I have tried:
Macbook set up with SDD and HDD, no optical drive.
Bootcamp will not let me install windows using an ISO image, needs a CD to install.

So I put my HDD in the HDD bay and put the optical drive back in. I then started up the macbook using a firewire drive (HDD has no OS on it, only the SDD does). Bootcamp then tells me it can't partition an external disk and I have to boot up using an internal disk (even though I WANT to partition the internal disk... bootcamp wouldnt let me get to that option running off a firewire drive). It seems like the only thing left is to just install windows on an SSD partition.

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