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Jun 24, 2014

My 2011 21.5" iMac has a 1TB hard drive. In the Finder, it reports 238GB used, 744GB available. But, in Disk Utility and in DiskWave analyzer, it shows 460GB used. "About this Mac" reports 460GB used with 206GB of "backup" that is not there (not invisible files, not showing up in detail reports). When DiskWave reports 460GB used, the detailed list of files & apps only adds up to 238GB - a mystery in that it cannot show the extra "used" space, but only reports free space as 539GB thus not accounting for the remainder. How can I reconcile these differences?

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Dec 4, 2009

OS X is telling me my 500 gig Hard Drive has 430 gig used. Which is about 130 gig higher than my estimation. What Size, OmniDiskSweeper and Disk Inventory X all report around 300 gig being use. How I can reclaim this approximate 130 gig? I have rebooted and repaired permissions.

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Oct 15, 2008

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IMac :: How Come A Recovery Disc Version Could Differ From Actually Installed

Dec 10, 2009

I phoned up AppleCare and they are kind enough to mail me back two recovery discs free of charge (they are white instead of grey, and printed as replacement discs)

Today I tried to boot from the disc to see if it works, after I chose the language, there's a msg saying "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer" and the two options that I have is to restore from Time Machine or restart.

So I checked the version of the disc in OSX, I discover that it's actually 10.6.1, instead of 10.6.2 which ships with Core i5/i7 iMacs.

Then I phone up AppleCare yet again to see if they have send me the correct disc. The guy asked of my serial number and after a while of checking, he said they have sent me the right disc. They say the discs that come along with the core i5/i7 are actually 10.6.1 as he sees from his system.

If I want to do a clean install of OSX I have to delete and format the volume first, he said.

I am not convinced, how come a recovery disc version could differ from the one that's actually installed?

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Jul 14, 2010

My intel 2006 iMac recently died, and I'm wondering if I could one of the 1GB RAM sticks into the a G3 iMac I own. And more importantly: If I could put the hard drive from the intel iMac into the iMac G3.

The intel iMac was made in late 2006 and the iMac G3 was made in 1999, 1998 or 2000.

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Sep 23, 2010

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IMac (Intel) :: How To Delete Hard Drive

Dec 11, 2014

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IMac :: Changing Hard Drive In 20" Intel?

Sep 20, 2006

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IMac (Intel) :: No Space On Backup Hard Drive?

Dec 11, 2014

I am unable to move files from a 250 GB backup hard drive to a 1.0 TB b/c I keep getting the warning that isn’t enough space. Get Info says that 999.72 GB on it are in use. But the 1.0 TB was almost empty. If I add up the space of each of the 3 or 4 items on it, I get less than 20GB. What’s taking up the other 979 GB?For background, I now have iMac backed up with LaCie 2Big NAS system. The 250 GB is primarily to hold iPhoto Library and backup copies of original photos. the 250 GB is full. So I am trying to switch over from 250 to the 1.0 TB for photos. Moved a few smaller files over, but then could move no more. Thought of running disk utility to erase the 1.0 TB, but now I can’t move the few files on it back to 250 GB, but of error message that it too is full.I did run Repair Disk on 1.0TB before started trying to move files.

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Dec 9, 2014

How do I back up my iMac hard drive in order to update the OS from 10.6.8 to 10.10.1?

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IMac (Intel) :: Once In A While Hard Drive Shuts Down Out Of The Blue

Jun 29, 2014

Why is the harddrive shutting down by itself? I need a hard shut down and restart of the Mac then. Why is that? How to cope?

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IMac (Intel) :: Files Have Vanished From 1TB Hard Drive

Sep 2, 2014

I own a 2011 iMac OSX 10.9.4 that has a 250GB ssd and a 1TB hard drive built into it. I take a lot of photos, so usually I copy all of them into the 1TB hard drive for storage. A few days ago I wanted to look through some old pictures and found that all my files from after mid 2012 have completely vanished. There is no trace of any updates to this hard drive after mid 2012. I know I did not misplace these photos because I frequently place new folders in the hard drive and view old memories. When I went to place more folders in, I noticed the amount of folders decreased drastically. 

I've tried searching for the photos in the search bar and scrolling through "All My Files", and they are just not there. I've also tried revealing any hidden folders through Terminal. There are no folders with a modification date past mid 2012. The thing is, everything in the SSD hard drive appears normal and updated, only the 1TB hard drive has reverted back to a 2012 state. Is there any way to retrieve the files? Months of work and photos are gone. How could this have happened? And how can I prevent this from happening in the future?

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Sep 2, 2014

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IMac (Intel) :: Can't Open File On External Hard Drive

Aug 29, 2014

I'm using an external hard drive for mac backup and also to store photo files.  I copied some photo files to the drive about two weeks ago and their icon appears, but when I want to open them, I get an error message: "The alias “...” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found."  There is also a small arrow on the icon.  My other files can be opened okay. 

What's also strange is that I found the icon of the external drive in the folder with the picture files, even though I did not drag it there (the main icon is till on my computer's desktop, where it should be.)  That icon also has a small arrow on it.  When I click on it, it opens and I can see my folders, but the photo folders with the arrow on it will still not open. 

I tried ejecting the drive and reconnecting it, but it didn't work.  Is there anything I can do to recover the missing photo files, or are they most likely gone?  I have deleted these pictures from my computer hard drive.  What should I do about the mysterious second external drive icon?  Delete it or keep it?  Can I somehow use it to restore the photo files? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.4 GHZ Intel Core Duo 6GB RAM

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Jun 4, 2014

How do I transfer my music on an older iMac ( OS 10.5.8 ) to a external hard drive so I can put it on a newer iMac (OS 10.9.3)?

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Jun 19, 2014

When my iMac 27" is in sleep mode I have noticed that the hard drive spins up very regularly every 4 or 5 minutes. Also when placed in sleep, the monitor takes about 30 seconds to go black. It also wakes on its own for no apparent reason. No new software has been added, only normal updates, running Lion. Time machine backup is done every couple weeks.

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Nov 30, 2014

The iPhoto with not update after doing the Hard Drive Recall. It keeps saying I don't have the right ID. I have tried resetting all my passwords and no change.

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Sep 6, 2014

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IMac (Intel) :: How To Move All Photographs To External Hard Drive

Jun 29, 2014

I have a 1TB external hard drive , and I would like to know how to move all my photographs to it and use that file when opening my photos . I have conflicting issues ( but I think the process will be the same ) , I use Nikon , my wife prefers Canon , and i try not to use iPhoto (it's the worst piece of software I have had the misfortune to use ) now that my memory is sparse i want to put our photos (raw and jpeg) into the external hard drive and open it from the Mac ...

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IMac (Intel) :: How To Move A Folder To External Hard Drive

Aug 23, 2014

I saved a folder on the desktop and want to move the entire folder to my external HD.  How do I do that?

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Sep 9, 2009

So my brother was upgrading to Snow Leopard from Leopard tonight...and during the install, the time remaining went negative, then shortly thereafter everything froze up so he was forced to power down and since then nothing has been right. He can't restore from backup because apparently there isn't enough space on the disk, then we tried to repair persmissions, it says it cannot and to reformat hard we do that, reboot and then try to re-install leopard only for now, and when it comes up to choose a destination drive he is just a blank box, his hard drive doesn't show up!

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Jun 27, 2014

On my 27 inch, late 2012 iMac i have one terabyte on my hard drive. I am running out of space because the Other is so big? What does 'Other' contain and how do I reduce the amount of space it takes up

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IMac (Intel) :: How To Transfer Hard Drive Data Of Photos And Music From MacBook Pro

Sep 6, 2014

I just purchased a new iMac 21.5 inch desktop and I'd like to take the hard drive out of my old macbook pro and transfer my iPhoto and iTunes library to this new desktop. How would I do that and what would I need? The macbook pro model is a 2010 13.3 2.4 2x2gb 250gb part number MC374LL/A.

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IMac (Intel) :: Hard Drive And Time Machine Invalid Node Error?

Sep 3, 2014

I have a late 2006 iMac, which I know must be at the end of its life now, but at the weekend my main internal HD developed an error, and it wouldn't boot, even from the recovery partition. 

I managed to find my old Snow Leapard disks and ran Disk Utility on my HD (when it actually saw it) and the error it came back with was "Invalid Node". After trying many things, I had to reformat and reinstall from my Time Machine back up, which went really well. 

However, once all restored it tried to do a backup and it failed. I then went into Disk Utility again and it found the same error on the Time Machine drive. 

Therefore, my question is, could the back up process have copied an 'error' to my back up? Or is this a fault somewhere else (Disk Management etc) that I need to watch in case it cases errors with my other drives that have important information on? 

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Sep 2, 2014

I have an external drive to store all my movies since I have no room on my iMac. I'd also like to watch my movies on other computers and I was wondering if there's a movie player that can be installed on the external drive to watch some movies like (.mkv) and so on.

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Sep 2, 2014

My 500gb iMac (purchased April 2010) is about at capacity.  350gb of space is taken up by home movies (.mov) in iMovie.  I bought an external hard drive and have moved about 200gb over to that drive. 

After transfer, I deleted the original Events off iMovie and emptied the trash.  I checked in both iMovie and in Finder and no longer see those files present on the Mac.   

I thought this was going smooth and everything worked perfectly, but….when i went to check how much storage space i created on the Mac, the amount of available space barely budged (i moved 200gb of data to the new drive and i created about 30gb of space on the Mac). 

Are these "deleted" files hidden somewhere and I need to go delete from somewhere else?  How do I make sure I get back the storage that i need? 

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Feb 19, 2009

Odd stufff, I have a 500 gig Lacie ext HD that my user uses on her Vista machine...

I am setting up a replacement for the Vi$ta machine, which is a 24 inch imac.

I plugged in the ext HD and nothing happened after I powered on the ext HD.

I checked disk utility and it showed up but as a 2TB size ext HD...

I unplugged the Lacie and plugged it back in and all the info showed up correctly.

But ALL the buttons under "First Aid" are greyed out so I cant verify permissions, disk, or repair disk or permissions.

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Mar 9, 2012

I have just installed a new hard drive in my imac intel 20" (2006) and upgraded the memory and now the hard drive does not show up in the 'select destinations' folder of the install program. I can see the hard drive in the disk utilities window however it wont let me do anything.It is a seagate 1TB SATA II drive however it is displaying it as a 7.3 TB.I have tried to erase and partition and get the same error message each time, 'Input/Output error'.
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