OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Best Way To Format Mac

May 6, 2012

I want to clean up my mac to make it faster. I have backed up everything onto an external hardrive using time machine. Should I just start deleting everything manually or is there an easier way?

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Format USB Key

Apr 16, 2012

Choose partition table, go to Options (see screenshot above). This step is often forgotten. It is probable that a new disk/flash has MBR table, as usual with PCs; GUID is for intel macs, APT for older PPC macs. If you want to exchange data with PCs, choose RAW, otherwise they will not be probably able to copy data unto this drive.So one first formats the partition, then the volume (partition, I suppose).However, the partition choices don't match the recommended formats: 

"MBR table" is presumably "Master Boot Record" (DOS/Windows only) "GUID" is first here (OS X 10.4 or later on Intel Macs only) "APT" is probably "Apple Partition Map" (all Macs only) "RAW" is the only one recommended for both Macs and PCs,but it is not an option in the screen shot above, nor when I go to the Partition tab in my Disk Utility (v.11.5.1). How do I choose RAW (to use as storage with Macs & PCs)?(Then I should erase the volume and format it as MS-DOS/Fat.)

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Format An External Drive From Mac To PC?

Mar 26, 2012

How do I format an external drive (My Passport) from mac to pc (iOS Snow Leopard) without losing my data?

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MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Format Snow Leopard And New Installation?

May 22, 2012

I want to format my Macbook Pro (Intel i7 2.7 GHz) and give it a fresh installation of Snow Leopard. I currently have two partitions on my 500 GB hard drive: the first one with the operative system, and the second one with all the backup data I want to save. Anyone can assure me that, if I install Snow Leopard again through the installation DVD, the second partition will NOT be erased? I have partial backup of the data, but not enough space for everything on my external drives. I just want to make sure that the second partition remains untouched during the installation. 

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Format An External Drive To Ex2/ex3?

Jun 25, 2012

I'm creating a Digital Cinema Package, and I need to format an external drive to Linux ex2 or ex3, and then transfer the DCP files onto it. Is there a way to do this easily from OSX? I'm fairly computer literate, but I'm mostly uneducated (and very nervous) when it comes to drive formatting, so the easier/less sketchy the better.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Format Text Box In Preview App Annotations?

Mar 22, 2012

I frequently use Preview to annotate PDFs and screen shots, and every time I add a text box annotation it is formatted to center the text in the box. Is there any way to change that so that text is aligned with the left side of the box?

Info:Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Change Screen Shot Format

Apr 5, 2012

Every question I see about changing the screenshot format here seems overly complicated, or requires installing another app. 

I'm pretty sure screenshots used to always be png, but I just noticed that they are now jpeg. I do a lot of graphics work and want to capture as png. 

Here there are instructions for code in Terminal. Is that really necessary? Shouldn't it just be a preference somewhere? (I will always use cmd+shift+4 to take the screenshots)

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Format Numbers Into Alphabetical List?

May 31, 2012

I am wondering if there is a way to take an excel spreadsheet in numbers and change the format to alphabetical - the person did the list by DOB and that is just not helpful to me in finding clients?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Unable To Change The Format In Cells In Numbers?

Jan 31, 2012

Every time I change the cell format in numbers, it keeps going back to 12/30/11 when I want 2/1/12.  It is quite frustrating because I did what it said to do.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Find Snow Leopard Disc - How To Format MacBook Pro Without It

May 28, 2012

I can't find my snow leopard disc, How do I format my MacBook Pro without it?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change The File Format Of A Dragged And Dropped Image

Jun 15, 2012

I am dragging and dropping a logo into Mail.app signature pane. The image is saved as a jpg, when I drag into the mail signature pane it's file name is 'PastedGraphic.tiff'. I am assuming there is file format preference somewhere that can keep the image either it's original format, or convert to a jpg, vs. a .tif 

Most other email clients won't display this format. .

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Leopard Upgrade To Snow Leopard ... The Same As The Full Version Of Snow Leopard?

Jun 13, 2009

... long time reader, first time poster!! So I'm doing it. I'm switching from PC to Mac. I've been waiting for a while now and the new MacBook Pro's have convinced me. I'm buying the 13 inch this week.

However I'm slightly worried about the upgrade to Snow Leopard in September.

My question is if I buy a new MacBook Pro this week and upgrade from the current version of Leopard to Snow Leopard will it be the EXACT same as the version of Snow Leopard that ships with new MacBooks after September?

Is the upgrade just the same as the full software version available post September? Does the upgrade it just detect if you have the previous software and installs as if it were the full? Or does it just "patch" things depending on what's different from previous versions?

I can wait till after Snow Leopard is released in September 09 if it is different to Leopard upgraded to Snow Leopard.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard And HP Color Laserjet 3505n - Snow Leopard Work With This Printer?

Aug 25, 2009

I am using an HP Color Laserjet 3505n. Will snow leopard work with this printer?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Snow Leopard Install Disk Works In IMac But Not In MacBook Pro?

Mar 31, 2012

I have a Snow Leopard Install Disk for the 13-inch Macbook Pro model.I also have a 21-inch iMac. I have OS X Lion installed on both. I have Snow Leopard installed as a partition on my Macbook Pro, which I installed via the install disk. I want to do the same thing for my iMac but I am unable due to (seemingly) my install disk is for a Macbook Pro and not for an iMac.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Repairing Leopard From CD / Will Have To Format?

May 2, 2009

I cannot install any updates. Get a "run preflight script" error. I've tried repairing my disc permissions to no avail. I want to repair with the disc that came with my MBP. Will I be able to just repair the OS without reformatting and reinstalling? I ask this because I have SO MANY progs (as well as parallels with winXP) and such on the mac and it would take an entire day to reinstall everything. Just wanted to know if I could avoid that.

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OS X :: How To Format MacBook Air And Reinstall Leopard

Apr 8, 2009

I want to wipe a MacBook Air completely and install from scratch using the original restore disks.

Trouble is... yes, there is no optical drive. Can I just attach a USB DVD drive (from a PC, not a Mac), hold down C when booting, and proceed as with (say) a normal MacBook?

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OS X :: Can I Reinstall/Format Leopard Without Formating XP?

Apr 9, 2009

my Leopard is running very slow and weird iTunes is all jittery and programs seem to like to spaz sometimes, so ive decided i'll reinstall leopard the thing is tho i have windows xp and dot wanna delete the partition and reinstall windows Xp its one of the most annoying things i do in life, lol anyways so can i install leopard then run the boot camp assistant and just find the boot camp partition click ok and be happy?

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Software :: Screenshots Now In PNG Format Using Leopard

Apr 30, 2009

I often take screenshots. com > shift > 3. They used to be pictures then became PDF's and now png in Leopard. Is the average computer user able to open these without problems? Is it the sort of thing an XP user could just double click on and open without problems. If not, is there a way to convert them to PDF?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Photoshop CS And Acrobat 6.0 Stopped Working In Snow Leopard?

Mar 25, 2012

"Photoshop CS" and "Acrobat 6.0 Standard" suddenly stopped working in my iMac, apparently after I upgraded it to MacOS 10.6.8 (the latest version of Snow Leopard).  Both programs had worked normally until that OS upgrade.  I deleted Photoshop CS and tried to re-install it from the original CD, but the installation never proceeds because I get an error message entitled:  "Install Adobe Photoshop CS quit unexpectedly".  This is the full error message: 

Process:         LaunchCFMApp [1516]
Path:            /Volumes/Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS/Adobe(R) Photoshop(R) CS/Install Adobe Photoshop CS.app/Contents/MacOS/Install Adobe Photoshop CS
Identifier:      com.MindVision.InstallerVISE

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Software Update After Snow Leopard Clean Install

Jul 3, 2012

Today I performed a clean install of Snow Leopard on my late 2009 Mac Mini. After completing the installation, I began running software update to bring everything up-to-date.While software update did find and install a number of updates (10.6.8v1.1 Combo update, Security Update 2012-002, Apple Software Installer Update, iLife Support 9.0.4, Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.3, Airport Utility, Java, Safari) it did not find an update for iTunes (which starts at version 9.x, I believe, in a SL clean install).I assumed that this was some sort of random glitch and manually downloaded and installed iTunes 10.6.3.After that, I re-installed iLife '11 (from a retail DVD, not the App Store).When I ran Software Update again, it found updates for Garage Band, iDVD, and iWeb, but it did not show the updates for iPhoto and iMovie.I found this to be unnerving, as I performed a clean install when I first obtained this Mini a few months ago and didn't experience any of these problems - all of my Apple software updated automatically through Software Update without a hitch.

I began researching this problem online and found that other people have been experiencing this same problem (or some variation of it), and it seems like it began appearing around the time Apple updated some of its security certificates in March.In particular, I've found several references to the missing iPhoto update.This one is especially noticeable because an iPhoto library created in iPhoto 9.2.3 will not open in iPhoto 9.0, and this generates an error upon opening the program (i.e., a user backs up their iPhoto library created in 9.2.3, performs a SL clean install, reinstalls iLife, goes through the Software Update process until it shows that no more updates are available, and are shocked to find that they are unable to open their backed up iPhoto library because they have an out of date version of iPhoto).The most common (and admittedly logical) solution proposed in the threads I've read is to download any necessary updates directly from the Apple website. However, I am curious as to why this previously functional feature now appears to be broken.Has anyone else been struggling with this?  Does it indeed have something to do with the new security certificates? Is Apple aware of the problem?

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: New Logic Board - Format And Reinstall Leopard?

Aug 3, 2009

So I got the black screen of death on my 2.2 santa rosa macbook pro and Apple changed the logic board for free because of a known Nvidia 8600 Gt problem. The thing is now leopard doesn't run as smooth as it did before the incident. I've repaired the disk permissions, and it got a little better, but still... it doesn't feel like it was. Is there anything else I could do? Do you recommend formatting and resintalling Leopard?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Format Line Spacing In Mail Compositions?

Feb 5, 2012

I've tried copying and pasting to and from TextEdit which does have a line spacing control but Mail disregards the changes. Despite that Mail sometimes does respect the line spacing of pasted text from some other sources, eg from internet browsers. 

Being HTML email, there's no guarrenty the recipient will see the same formatting but from Mail —> Mail should be fine yes?

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Dual 1.8GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Wacom 6x11"

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Applications :: Upgrade To Snow Leopard Or Install Snow Leopard?

Oct 4, 2010

I'm currently using a MBP 13 inch and am running Leopard on it.

I just bought a copy of snow leopard today but i don't know if I should do a direct upgrade from leopard to snow leopard, or wipe my MBP and do a fresh install so i have snow leopard on a clean slate.

Have any of you tried the second option before? Or do any of you have advice on which path I should take?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Old Apps Unexpectedly Quit In Snow Leopard

Jun 3, 2012

I have my drive partitioned between Tiger and Snow Leopard. I am trying to move myself over to Snow Leopard so I don't have to keep switching. The problem is that my old apps that alledgedly will work in SL, give me an error box when I launch them. It happens with Appleworks 6 and Quicken 2007. I've installed Rosetta but don't know what else to do.When I launch either application, it says it unexpectedly quit and gives this info: Process: [code]

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OS X Leopard :: Format External Hard Disk From NTFS To FAT32?

Feb 15, 2011

I have an external multimedia disk currently formated in NTFS microsoft format. I'd like to be able to copy content to it from my Mac and a PC so I thought to format it in FAT 32. can anyone tell me if there is a size limit to FAT32. what are the major limitations of FAT 32 vs NTFS

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MACBOOK
Mac OS X (10.5.4)

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OS X :: Format External Hard Drive In Apple Partition Map Format?

Nov 5, 2009

I'm running Snow Leopard on my new Macbook Pro. I've got a 1.5TB External hard drive that I'm trying to figure out how to format in HFS+ with Apple Partition Map. I can figure out how to format in HFS using Disk Utility, however it still does it in GUID format and I do not know how to do it in Apple Partition Map.

Googleing this for hours has lead with all kinds of information on how to go to GUID FROM Apple Partition Map but not the other way around. I know GUID is the new hottness.. but this drive will be used exclusively to connect to my XBOX 360 and it supposedly only reads HFS+ when its formatted with Apple Partition Map. (I have tried it with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with GUID, and the XBOX does NOT recognize it) I do not want to use Fat 32, (I know that that is the other major option) beacuse it limits file size.

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MacBook Pro :: Anyone Format External Drives In ExFAT Format?

Jan 9, 2011

I'm using Macbook Pro(2010, 10.6.6) and a PC with Windows 7. I need to transfer image files from both laptops to an external drive. I formatted the external drive in exFAT and wanted to know if there are any problems that might occur in the future. I already know there is an issue with such programs as Carbon Copy Cloner. I primarily need the drive for backup of the images and not system backups. Do you have any file corruption or other problems formatting in exFAT?

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Applications :: How To Convert TPS File Format To Other Video Format

Aug 4, 2010

i want to convert TPS file format to other video format in mac

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: 'Snow Leopard Cannot Install To Computer'

Apr 11, 2012

iMac with 2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, plenty of space available and currently operating 10.5.8. Now I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard and since my Mac Mini came with it, I attempted to use the OSX install disc from the Mini in the iMac. I don't see a reason why this shouldn't work. There's no DRM or anything as far as I know. I'm just trying to bridge the gap so I can download Lion. I've looked into some of the advice others have given on this subject but my computer doesn't have those issues. I've tried booting from disc but I get the same message.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 4

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Installation / Unable To Do Clean Snow Leopard Installation

Oct 19, 2009

Question: I already have snow leopard installed on my iMac. But can I still do a CLEAN snow leopard installation onto my imac even though snow leopard is already installed?

I tried it just now like twice but I got the spinning wheel of death. It wouldn't go pass the apple sign and spinning wheel.

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