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Name:
dwb
Status Level:
Level 6 Level 6 (19,705 points)
Member Since:
Oct 4, 2003
Location:
Central Ohio
Biography:
I grew up in the greater Cincinnati area in the days of the Big Red Machine, was introduced to computers and science fiction my senior year of high school, took far too long to graduate from college, and have lived in rural central Ohio for most of the last 30 years.
Expertise:
IT education, programming, blogger, theatre lover

dwb's Products

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9), iMac, iPhone 5, iPad Air

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dwb replied to how do I transfer data from an external hard drive to new macbook air?

"For docs and photos drag and drop will be fine."

in MacBook Air 4 replies
6 hours ago
dwb replied to I'm having issues with my microsoft office mac word 2011 - Can't save files

"Did you give the file a name that contained characters other than letters and numbers? There are a couple characters that cannot be used, th"

in MacBook Air 3 replies
8 hours ago
dwb replied to I have no idea where my files went.

"The ODS window is showing you right where they are. The first column on the left is the root folder (what you see when you double click on t"

in MacBook Air 2 replies
9 hours ago
dwb replied to how do I transfer data from an external hard drive to new macbook air?

"If by data you mean you have some songs or word processing files etc, simply drag them from the external drive to the folder you want them t"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
9 hours ago
dwb replied to HT1533 How can I switch back to Mac OS X from Windows 7 Bootcamp?

"MacBook's go all the way back to 2006 so the commerical 10.6 will boot them but the 2010 MBA will require an OS version that was the release"

in MacBook Air 9 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to HT1533 How can I switch back to Mac OS X from Windows 7 Bootcamp?

"The MBA did not ship with an OS on DVD because they don't have an optical drive. There are two kinds of OS disks - commercial release, which"

in MacBook Air 9 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Replacing SSD in MacBook Pro Retina- HELP PLEASE.

"Run the BootCamp Assistant. There's an option to print instructions. Do so and read them carefully, you can erase the  Mac OS when installin"

in MacBook Pro 15 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to How can I remove iBooks & Maps from the dock??

"iclouduser wrote:   I have been checking online, noone knows how to fix this, its quite eveident this is a bug in Maverick.   I don't thin"

in MacBook Air 25 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to 1 year old iMac with issue

"The gray area above the window is called the toolbar and if you right click on it you'll get the option to Customize. So one of two things a"

in iMac (Intel) 1 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Thunderbolt ports on iMac 27 inch not working

"Apple always posts separate download files to its support page and many of us find the combo updater to be useful when the update appears to"

in iMac (Intel) 5 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to application memory

"Bob's answer is correct even though it may make no sense to you. You may have too many applications open, too many tabs open in Safari (havi"

in MacBook Pro 5 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Replacing SSD in MacBook Pro Retina- HELP PLEASE.

"Just to add 1 more thing to Bob's reply - my SSD from OWC was already formatted. All I had to do was restore from my backup. That was last y"

in MacBook Pro 15 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to any external hd recognised after waking from sleep?

"There are a couple programs that will automatically dismount drives when you sleep your computer. I use Jettison not due to your problem but"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to HT1533 How can I switch back to Mac OS X from Windows 7 Bootcamp?

"To boot from a DVD you need to hold the C key as soon as the computer reboots. This works as long as the DVD in the drive is a valid bootabl"

in MacBook Air 9 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to any external hd recognised after waking from sleep?

"This isn't normal and no quality undamaged drive should unmount improperly. What's the drive you are using? Does it require two USB ports fo"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
2 days ago
dwb replied to Is it better to use bootcamp or Parallel For 3ds max

"My Parallels virtual disk is 30GB. It has Win7 Home Premium, Office 2013 enterprise version, a couple browsers and utilities, and programmin"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
3 days ago
dwb replied to Is it better to use bootcamp or Parallel For 3ds max

"I don't use that program but I've used programs that are graphics intensive and I'd be surprised if BootCamp doesn't run it better than Para"

in MacBook Air 4 replies
3 days ago
dwb replied to How can I remove iBooks & Maps from the dock??

"With few exceptions an app's icon will appear in the Dock when it is running. To remove an App, with it quit, drag it about 3 inches from th"

in MacBook Air 25 replies
3 days ago
dwb replied to I want to Change the permission of my harddisk

"You can purchase a 3rd party driver that will give you compatibility with NTFS. This is the driver I recommend (with reservations). With res"

in MacBook Air 9 replies
3 days ago
dwb replied to Overriding files on DVD-RW using Apple Superdrive Disc Burner

"There are lots of good reasons not to use DVD media for backup purposes except archival quality DVD media (which is expensive and write once"

in MacBook Air 3 replies
3 days ago
dwb replied to Installing Apps on External Hard drive

"Some installers do let you choose where to put the application. In those cases you can at least try to install on an external hard drive. As"

in MacBook Pro 8 replies
3 days ago
dwb replied to Installing Apps on External Hard drive

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in MacBook Pro 8 replies
3 days ago
dwb replied to connecting fw 800 HD to iMac?

"That makes no sense. And for the record, my drives are connected to an iMac via TB adaptor so the 'solution' shoulds very fishy to me."

in iMac (Intel) 3 replies
4 days ago
dwb replied to Advice to a new to Mac guy

"That's an interesting idea. I had mismatched memory on my old iMac but never thought to compare 10.6 with matched and unmatched to see what"

in Mac mini 7 replies
4 days ago
dwb replied to KVM troubles w/ powerpc & mini

"legg007 wrote:   The trouble only occurs the first time I switch from the PowerPC to the Mini. As in the first time of the day and it fun"

in Mac mini 4 replies
4 days ago

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