I have just purchased a new MacBook Pro, however i was never issued with any recovery DVD's. In the event of a full re-instillation how would i be able to restore my system back to original state? When i spoke to the assistant in the apple shop, he told me that they were not required, is this correct? Can i purchase the recovery DVD's from Apple?
I have a download folder on my dock and also on my desktop. When I click it open there is nothing there. However, when I go over to the left hand sidebar of Finder and I click on the Downloads (down arrow) label it brings up all my downloads. I used to have a spring loaded icon on my dock ... now its just empty unless I press the Downloads (down arrow) label in Finder. How can I restore the original download folder that was spring loaded on my dock?
Info: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)
I want to install OS x on Macbook pro laptop, I have erase all data through dist utility and when i reinstall os x it will give me message like "You must sign in with an Apple ID that was used to purchase "OS X Maverick"...
I've upgraded to mavericks. Everything works fine except Time Machine. I want to continue using my 'old' time machine backup on an external server. When I try to reconnect I get the following message: The disk image "..." is in use Try ejecting the disk image.
I have disconnected and reconnected to the external server. This had no effect. At first glance it seems I am able to access my old backup clicking "Browse other backup disks". But the I don't get my backed up files. It's stuck at today
I am trying to attach assignments for school onto my calendar on my mac. It seems like the attachment is saved to a separate folder, so if I edit it, it will not change the original file. Is there a way to make the calder attachment the same as the original file?
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
I have an old Macbook via 2007 and I'm trying to update my operating system (currently OS 10.5.8) to Snow Leopard, but the disk is not reading in the disk drive. And unfortunately, Snow Leopard is only on a DVD, it can't be downloaded.I figure I have 2 choices:
1) take it in and spend $49 to have them do diagnostics and then tell me they probably need to replace the superdrive
2) I could buy an external optical drive. But I would need to know which one would be compatable with my old *** Macbook.
I recently did an erase and restore with Time Machine from Mavericks to Leopard (on my MacBook) in order to access stored information on a couple of now-defunct programs. Subsequently I wanted to go back to Mavericks. I did what I did going from Mavericks: held down Command and R while restarting. No deal: I simply ended up with a restart each time. An internet search led me to understand (I think) my error: you need an install disc to move from Leopard to a later program. In fact, I do have a Snow Leopard install disk. But that has been rejected by the computer. That might be because the disk came with my iMac. How did I get Snow Leopard on my MacBook in the first place? An Apple service center installed it when they were servicing my MacBook, which at that time just had Leopard.
I had an Exchange account that I had been using for years. Recently, I switched jobs, and therefore the Exchange account was discontinued (i.e. my user was deleted from the server, emails bounce). BUT I cannot remove this obsolete account from my System Preferences > Internet Accounts. It drives me crazy. Whenever I hit the "-" minus button, the account disappears, but whenever I open Internet Accounts again, it's right back in its place. Apple Mail keeps complaining that it "cannot connect to the server", but won't let me delete the account.
I have a iMac with 10.8.5 sistem and I have an external disk with Mavericks. I want to change the external disk and it's my first time with Time Machine.
I've read about to make the copy but to restore I don`t want to restore it in the computer hard disk. I want to meka it in an external disk and I don`t know how Time Machine works. Can I choose where I want to do the restore?
Info: iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), Mac OS X (10.5.8), External disk with Mavericks
I restored my mac from time machine, downgrade from Mac OS X 10.10 to 10.9.3. After that the position of the input method selection box is not right. The right place should be: After typing continually, the selection box jump to left edge of the screen: The problem occured in IM, word, web browser, etc. It's all right before I restored from time machine, in both 10.9.3 and 10.10. Some of my firends has the same problem.
After updating the system wants to restart but hangs on the Restarting screen since about 10' - writing on iPad. I couldn't find other topics so I post mine. Will do a hard shutdown and restart. In some minutes.
Running Leopard 10.5.7. Failing attempts to upgrade to SN. Other forums are saying "Use System Restore Disks" I don't have "System Restore Disks" I have 2 disks that came with the computer called "Mac OS X" not called "System Restore". Do I just pop Disk 1 of 2 in the CD/DVD and hold down C whilst rebooting?
I've not got this problem, I just need some clarification on what the process is...
If the original restore discs are lost, what methods are there to restore a Mac back to it's original state (with HDD's wiped). Is it possible to get a set of restore discs from somewhere? Do restore discs from other Macs of the same model work fine? Or will SL need to be bought, upgraded and then wiped after that (I'm hearing SL is actually a full version, so by upgrading and then booting into it again, you can do an erase and install)
My macbook is a few months old and fell. It happened so fast, I'm not even sure what happened. I picked it up, lost my balance, and... After I stopped screaming, I realized that it still turns on and seems to work fine.. For that I am grateful. However, because of how it has dented, the upper left corner grinds upon closing and opening. It is dented in three places, evidently, 'hopped' when I dropped it. If the lid is closed, its dented on the upper left hand corner which luckily didn't break the screen but did affect how the lid opens and closes. It dented slightly on the other side as well but not enough to grate on that side when it closes. Any way to bend these dents out so that it won't 'grate' when closing and opening?
I would like to clean up my laptop as I have loads stuff I am trying to get rid off. I would like to get the laptop to the position just like when I bought the laptop took it out the box & start again. I know I need to back up all my stuff but would like to go down that route as I am sure its quicker for me.
I'd like to restore a Mac to its original settings as if it was store-bought where the person who buys it gets to enter their own info (name, address, etc), gets greeted with the welcome video, etc.? I tried Mroogle, but only suggestions I found was to drag stuff to Trash, which doesn't sound like what I'm trying to accomplish.
Well it tarted when i wanted to install Unbuntu Linux dual booting on my MacBook aluminum. When I set up the install, it wrote 2 partitions of itself. Now i cant remove the partitions. I have check permissions and they are fine. I cant remove the original boot camp partition. I really need help so i can free up some space.