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Target Disk Mode is a feature that allows a Mac to act as an external hard drive. Until recently, you enabled Target Disk Mode by connecting two Macs together via FireWire. The new Thunderbolt port on the current iMac and MacBook Pro supports Target Disk Mode. Mauricio Grijalva shows how to do it.
Instead of using the system installer disc that came with your Mac, create a system installer flash drive, like the one that comes with the MacBook Air. It's smaller than an optical disc, more reliable, and runs faster.
How can you responsibly dispose of a box full of floppy disks without sharing your personal information with the world?
This tutorial goes through the steps of partitioning a hard drive using Disk Utility, which comes with every Mac.
When you buy a new Mac laptop, iMac, or Mac mini, the internal startup hard drive is set up with one partition. You can use Disk Utility to partition the startup drive, even while the startup drive is being used to boot your Mac.
This article will show how to format a hard drive using Disk Utility, a helpful application that comes with every Mac. It’s easy, and takes a few minutes.
There's no need to pay Apple over $600 to recover data and replace an old hard drive. You can attempt both on your own for under $200.
If you have two Macs—for instance, a desktop and a laptop—you may often find yourself transferring files between them. You might also need to send files to friends or colleagues, and, in some cases, file size could make this difficult. Here are nine ways to get a file from here to there.
We’ve covered the basics of how to keep your Mac backed up, and Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes has written about his own setup for backing up. Here’s the setup for Macworld contributor Kirk McElhearn.
Ted Landau's heart skipped a beat when he discovered an empty Applications folder. Thanks to a redundant backup strategy, however, his bacon, heart, and data were saved.
Time Machine is what most Mac users think of when it comes to Mac backup. Apple actually has another backup application called Backup that's available to MobileMe users. It's a good idea to have another backup method besides Time Machine, and if you have available iDisk space, MobileMe's Backup is an easy way to achieve backup redundancy.
If you have two routers on the same network, they may be confusing all the Macs that connect to them; here's how to straight it out. Plus: Best tape backup system for Macs?
While the advent of digital media has made it easier for photographers to protect and back up their images, it's still important to know your options and craft a plan. Macworld senior contributor Glenn Fleishman has put together a list of backup services you can enlist to help safeguard your precious images.
We’ve covered the basics of how to keep your Mac backed up, and Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes has written about his own setup for backing up. Here’s the setup for Macworld contributor Lex Friedman.
How to read old DVD-RAM discs with a new Mac. (Hint: It'll cost you something.)