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How To: Force Index Hard Drive or Folder in Mac OS X Spotlight

Force Index Hard Drive or Folder in Mac OS X Spotlight

The latest version of Mac OS X automatically indexes files, folders, and drives unless you explicitly tell it not too. This Mac OS X indexing service is called Spotlight. This is controlled in System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Privacy. However, you can also force Mac OS X to index or re-index anything you want it too...

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Fix: Mail Interrupted Shut Down – Mac OS X

Mail Interrupted Shut Down Mac OS X

You may receive an error message when attempting to shut down your Mac OS X machine because Mac Mail is still running in the background. Even though you quit Mac Mail, it is still running as a process. Perform the following steps.   “Mail” interrupted shut down. To continue shutting down, quit “Mail”.   Go to...

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Fix: This Operation Can’t Be Completed Unexpected Error Occurred (Error code -50) – Mac Hard Drive

This Operation Can’t Be Completed Unexpected Error Occurred (Error code -50) Mac Hard Drive

You may receive an error when attempting to copy, move, or delete files on an external hard drive in Mac OS X.   The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -50)   You may have the hard drive mounted in a virtual machine on your Mac, such as Windows using Virtual...

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Best Compression (Compact) for Multiple MP3’s

Best Compression (Compact) for Multiple MP3’s

If you are trying to reduce the size of multiple MP3’s in order to compact and send as a single file such as a .zip, here are the top compression methods to use today.   Note: Keep in mind, since MP3 is already a compressed format, it will be difficult to compact MP3 files any more...

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Easy: Mac Mail Change the Sender From Name

Mac Mail Change the Sender From Name

Here is how to change the from name in Mac OS Mail of an email address name when it arrives in someone else’s inbox. This is the from name that appears in your mac mail inbox from other email addresses, and not the name actual email address.   In Mac Mail, go to Mail -> Preferences. Select...

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