MacBook Pro :: Replace Existing Files And Remove History?

Jul 16, 2009

i recently deleted some stuff on my mac and i think i might have deleted something important so i used the mac os x to reinstall the mac os x. by doing that does it replace any missing files and removes all the history and everything and starts out fresh?

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Applications :: ITunes Library - To Replace Existing Folders'

Aug 13, 2010

I copied my cousin's itunes music folder onto my external hard drive so I could add it to my own.

I dragged the artists into my iTunes music folder.

I was asked whether I wanted to replace existing folders... e.g we both had "Arctic Monkeys" folders.

I CLICKED REPACE ALL... What a mistake.

I'm very much into music and I have lots of songs, whereas my cousin only had a small library.

Now, my "Arctic Monkeys" folder only has a few songs in that she had, and i've lost loads from my library from many artists that both of us had.

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Does the exclusion of a file or directory remove any existing, already backed up versions of that file or directory from TimeMachine? I have a large file I don't want backed up every time I connect to my backup drive.  It's 50GB+. I rarely touch the file, and when I do, I don't use it for anything that needs to be saved, it is a historical only version of my Parallels from an older Microsoft OS.  I occasionally need to open it to just look at something, but never 'do' anything with it. 

I want to exclude it, but don't want any older version of the file to be removed from backup. Does anyone know if exclusions are retroactive into the TimeMachine database?  Given this is 50GB+, trying it to find out is a quite slow process. 

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to tell you the situation,

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Oct 15, 2010

I've just received my new Mac and I'm wanting to transfer my documents etc. from my old Mac to my new one. I'd rather do it manually than use the migration assistant as I have more control that way.

I've got my two Macs set up side by side and have shared the home directory of my user on the other Mac. Thing is, I've run into a permissions problem. Obviously my old Mac only lets my old user access the files.

Is there any way to migrate the files between users on two Macs manually without resorting to something like "chmod -R 777 ~" to mass change permissions? Ideally, I'd like to just drag the files across and have them automatically change permissions when they're transferred to my new Mac.

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Jan 5, 2010

I'm trying to understand how itunes imports files and where it puts them. Does itunes duplicate existing files when your first install it?

In other words if I have some songs and videos in my computer and I install itunes, I know it will search for files during the installation and add them to the itunes library so, here is where my question comes, does itunes copies the files it finds to the itunes library and leave the exiting files in its original location or it moves them to a new location?

I'm just trying to understand how itunes imports and stores files and where it puts them.

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Jul 18, 2009

I have acquired a used iMac with the original owners software/iTunes/settings still in place. Will the Migration assistant wipe everything on the computer and replace it with my files or will it add my files and change things to my settings?

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Mar 30, 2012

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Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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I am going to give the old macbook to the wife and wanted to give her my old macbook but with a clean install.

I do not have the original disk with the old macbook but I did update to snow leopard on it. The disc are back 2500 miles away. I put the new MBP disc in but it said it cannot install.

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I have a boat load of mp3 files that have a _ instead of a space in the file name. I figure there must be a magical command in the Unix terminal window that would rename the file based on a replacement string.

I want to replace all _ in a file name with a Space. Is there an easy way to do this? Or, maybe a free utility I can download? I'm trying to clean up my files!

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Mar 9, 2012

I could not find any recent helpful answers via Google, but eventually discovered, by trial and error, that you need to delete the failed downloads in three places namely:  /Library/Updates (this is probably unnecessary) 

and the *two* files here:- /private/var/folders/<complicated long path>/<name> where <name> ends in .pkg and also in .pkg.resumeData (i.e. the "same name" twice) 

I found out where these were being saved by (*immediately* after the update-failure), typing find /private/var/folders -newerct "1 minute ago" -name "*.resumeData" and sure enough, these corresponded to the failed downloads. I removed them with sudo rm /private/var/folders/<complicated long path discovered via find/<name>.pgk sudo rm /private/var/folders/<complicated long path discovered via find/<name>.pgk.resumeData 

and then the software update started working again instead of always aborting with e.g. "iTunes: partially downloaded" etc. The reason for the original failure is my poor internet service that constantly breaks halfway through any long-ish downloads. 

An example of the actual filepath on my 10.6.8 Mac OSX is:

/private/var/folders/02/027LjtRMGXSZNggzpqLQg++++TI/-Caches-/com.apple.SoftwareU pdate/swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/<same amount again in length>

in other words, really long winded and very difficult to find (I have been trying to do this all day and could not find anything via the www) - I hope it helps you!

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 19, 2012

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May 20, 2012

I am getting a warning message that I cannot move email or save documents as the start up disk is full and I must remove some files.

I have deleted lots of photos and documents, and emptied my trash, but am still getting the warning message. 

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May 23, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 27, 2012

How can I replace my library files with a saved copy whic is on my desktop?

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MacBook
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MacBook Pro :: Remove Old Backup Files From Time Machine?

Jun 9, 2012

I am just wondering how to efficiently and safely remove the old backup files from time machine? I tried once with command, but it damaged my extra-disk... Does Lion OSx have fixed that?

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jun 23, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 23, 2012

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