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How to restore a missing recovery partition

A reader seems to be missing his OS X recovery partition after cloning one drive to another. Chris Breen offers a solution.

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How to protect your Mac's most secret stuff with an encrypted disk image

Chris Breen shows you how to stow your most sensitive data in a protected archive.

How to protect your Mac's most secret stuff

Chris Breen shows you how to stow your most sensitive data in a protected archive.

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Mac won't boot? About Yosemite and your third-party SSD

With Yosemite Apple has implemented a security measure that may prevent your Mac from booting from a third-party SSD. Chris Breen explains.

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Make the most of your Mac by adding NAS

Pair your Mac with NAS to save time and reduce stress through easier downloads, improved organization, smoother backups, and more.

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What's eating up your hard drive? These 5 utilities tell all

No matter how slimmed down you believe your Mac's hard drive to be there are likely large files consuming space you could use for better things. These tools ferret out those files.

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How to simplify overlapping cloud storage services

You don't really need 18 cloud accounts.

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How to transfer data from your old computer to a new Yosemite Mac

A friend of a friend attempted to pull the hard drive from an old Mac and connect it to a new one with poor results. Chris Breen suggests a tried and true method.

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It's cheap and easy to make your own portable hard drive from an old PC drive

An external enclosure is all you need to give your old storage a new lease on life.

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Manage Your Media More Effectively with NAS

Network attached storage may be your best bet to get those unruly pictures, music files, and videos under control in a flash. Here's your plan of attack.

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How to use your iPhone as a removable hard drive

Unlike old-fashioned iPods, the iPhone won't mount as a USB drive. However, Chris Breen points out you can still use it for portable file storage.