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How to Safely Disconnect An External Drive From Your Computer

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  We've all done it, just yanking out your flash drive from the USB port when you're done using it. What's the harm, right? Turns out, it could damage files on your drive if you don't properly eject your disk. The odds are low - but they do exist. Why risk it? Here are three ways to eject your drive or disk to ensure your data's safe and sound. Drag the disk icon This is probably the most popular method. All you have to do is click the disk icon on the desktop and drag it to the Trash icon...

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How To Use Custom Shortcuts When Typing Text In OS X

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

You probably use a certain number of links, shortcuts, or phrases frequently. For example, you often find yourself linking to your email address, but need to retype it every time as a shortcut. Or you want your Mac to automatically replace "btw" with "by the way". There is an easy way to go about it: creating custom shortcuts. These enable you to write specific words or phrases that your Mac will recognize and suggest to replace, even with links! Creating the shortcuts First, go to System Preferences, click on Keyboard, and then click Text.   How To Use Custom Shortcuts...

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What is an "Error -50" And How Can I Fix It?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  While OS X is widely known considered to be a very user-friendly interface, its error messages can be a little…cryptic. A typical example is the Error Code -50. An error -50 is usually a parameter error and it occurs in the user’s parameter list. More often than not, it occurs when you attempt to copy, delete, or move files from any external storage devices onto your machine. If you get this error message it probably means that you’re stuck with a file that you can’t copy/paste or even remove from your system. But don't despair: there are some measures...

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