Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 6:36 PM (in response to Moms90)
Downgrade Lion to Snow Leopard
1. Boot from your Snow Leopard Installer Disc. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button. When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.
2. After DU loads select your hard drive (this is the entry with the mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Note the SMART status of the drive in DU's status area. If it does not say "Verified" then the drive is failing or has failed and will need replacing. SMART info will not be reported on external drives. Otherwise, click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.
3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions from the drop down menu to one. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Options button, set the partition scheme to GUID then click on the OK button. Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed.
4. Quit DU and return to the installer. Install Snow Leopard.
This will erase the whole drive so be sure to backup your files if you don't have a backup already. If you have performed a TM backup using Lion be aware that you cannot restore from that backup in Snow Leopard. I suggest you make a separate backup using Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.1.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 2:19 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)
Sorry about that. I was not able to use the SAVE AS feature which apparently has changed to EXPORT. I was trying to use the new PATH names and I still can't seem to use the GO TO folder because everytime I input the name of the folder, the system tells me that folder does not exist.
This new feature is very reminiscent of PC's tree directories, which I hated and it seems now we have to enter path names to find folders?
Maybe I just don't understand it completely and it has nothing to do with Lion's upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to Moms90)
Save As has been removed because of the automatic save and versioning. Use the Duplicate option in order to create a duplicate file. Use the Save option to save it under a different name.
The Go To Folder option from the Finder's Go menu has always required a path to the desired folder. If you wish to go to the Pictures folder, for example, you have to enter /Users/yourusername/Pictures/ in the dialog unless you are already in the Home folder.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 5:23 PM (in response to Kappy)
Thanks for the info. I will try your suggestion regarding the path names. I guess I got confused when I was trying to do a 'save as' and I couldn't find it, went to the HELP and that was really no help but it kept directing me to the 'go to folders'. Usually what I was doing whenever opening something in preview such as a PDF was to do a save as and then choose my folder but I couldn't find the save as and all the help info was telling me to do was 'go to folder' and enter the folder name which then would not show up; i would get an error that it didn't exist. So I was really confused. Now I understand what i need to do. I like to choose the folder where I am going to save my file to rather than letting the system file it wherever.
Thanks again, you have been very helpful and patient with me. Good day.