1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 12:15 PM by Eric Root
weatherman3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my Mac won't let me

 

oops it changed it again, this time in this title of this post

 

I want to name it full hd with no spaces

 

it can't be done?  it changes it to fluid

 

why would a spell checker assume it knows every combination of letters you'll need to type?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • 1. Re: try new folder, try to name it full hd (no spaces)
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,220 points)

    I don't have that problem.

     

    Do a backup, using either Time Machine or a cloning program, to ensure files/data can be recovered. Two backups are better than one.


    Try a restart.

     

    Run Disk Utility/Repair Permissions. Run until it reports no errors. If there is a recurring error, see the article on what permission errors can be ignored.

     

    Disk Utility                                                       

     

    Disk Utility Repair Permissions You Can Safely Ignore

     

    Try setting up another admin user account to see if the same problem continues. If Back-to-My Mac is selected in System Preferences, the Guest account will not work. The intent is to see if it is specific to one account or a system wide problem. This account can be deleted later.

     

    Isolating an issue by using another user account

     

    If the problem is still there, try booting into the Safe Mode.  Shut down the computer and then power it back up. Immediately after hearing the startup chime, hold down the shift key and continue to hold it until the gray Apple icon and a progress bar appear. The boot up is significantly slower than normal. This will reset some caches, forces a directory check, and disables all startup and login items, among other things. If the system operates normally, there may be 3rd party applications which are causing a problem. Try deleting/disabling the third party applications after a restart. For each disable/delete, you will need to restart if you don't do them all at once.

                   

    Safe Mode

     

    Safe Mode - About

     

    General information.

     

    Isolating issues in Mac OS X

     

    Troubleshooting Permission Issues

     

     

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