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How to adjust mailbox behavior for sent mail via iCloud from a Mac

A reader wants all sent email to be stored in iCloud, not on his Mac.

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How to show the All My Files icon in the macOS Sidebar

One of the most useful features of macOS lets you see your files from newest to oldest.

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How to use TinkerTool System 5 to set folder permissions in macOS

There’s a utility that can help you with shared folders and access.

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How to view photos transferred from an iPad to a Mac

Need to offload your pics, but still want to access them from your iPad? Here are a few solutions.

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How to set up an external drive as a Time Machine destination for multiple Macs

Step-by-step directions on connecting Macs to a shared hard drive for backup.

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Want to recover a FileVault-encrypted drive without a recovery key? You’re out of luck

One of the downsides of protecting your data from others is how easy it is to lose it all.

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Why read/write permissions go awry with macOS File Sharing

Some macOS problems don't have an easy fix. This is one of them.

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How to fix an uncopyable iPhoto or Photos Library

A reader is running out of storage and getting errors when trying to copy her media library to an external drive.

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How to find all the media not in an album in Apple Photos

Use a Smart Album to find those photos that have avoided sorting.

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Getting the best performance on your Mac between two networking methods

A reader has inconsistent Wi-Fi and wonders if he can switch automatically to Ethernet.

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How to fix a “can’t be moved” permissions problem on your Mac

What to do if you can’t save a file in macOS.

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How to selectively migrate files from Time Machine

You can selectively migrate files, but you still have to create a new account.

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How to adjust macOS Sierra 10.12.4’s Night Shift settings

Properly set the new Night Shift settings in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and get a good night’s sleep.