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Question: How do I view system error log?

My external backup drive keeps getting ejected and I want to see if the system error log could give me an idea why this is happening. How do I access error messages?

iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), iOS 7.0.4, iPhoto

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In your Utilities folder (inside the Applications folder) is Console. Launch it. In the left-hand contents pane, select system.log and it will appear in the main pane, with the newest entries at the top:


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It will help us if you edit your equipment profile. "iOS" as currently shown cannot run on any Mac computer. Doing "About this Mac" from your Apple menu will reveal your true Mac OSX version. Thanks.


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Aug 4, 2014 10:18 AM in response to SilverFox9275 In response to SilverFox9275

In your Utilities folder (inside the Applications folder) is Console. Launch it. In the left-hand contents pane, select system.log and it will appear in the main pane, with the newest entries at the top:


User uploaded file

It will help us if you edit your equipment profile. "iOS" as currently shown cannot run on any Mac computer. Doing "About this Mac" from your Apple menu will reveal your true Mac OSX version. Thanks.


AJ

Aug 4, 2014 10:18 AM

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Aug 4, 2014 10:51 AM in response to SilverFox9275 In response to SilverFox9275

Thanks Allan, that's what I was looking for.


My "iOS" is OS X 10.9.4 but I can't find a way of putting that info in my profile. I guess I will just have to add to the comments field the next time I submit a question.

Aug 4, 2014 10:51 AM

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