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How to find your FileVault recovery key in macOS

If lost, you’re sunk, but you may have opted to store it in iCloud.

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What to do when Image Capture doesn’t see your iPhone and iPad

It’s a quirk in trusting your iOS device, even if it’s been trusted.

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How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If your Mac is acting up and you can’t figure out why, try these steps.

How to reset your Mac's NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC

If you're experiencing weird glitches with your Mac, this troubleshooting step may help.

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The trouble with Desktop and Documents enabled for iCloud Drive

If you use Desktop and Documents, there’s an issue about the files in those folders being properly backed up.

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How to read legacy FileVault formats on your Mac

You can’t open the original FileVault format in macOS 10.13

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Apple Photos for Mac: How to export a Photos album’s contents sequentially

While it’s not obvious, you can preserve your album order in an export.

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How to use Safari’s tab management and bookmark stashing to avoid losing web pages

Many people like to have many open tabs in Safari windows.

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What to do when the Mac App Store shows a different Apple ID for software updates

If you have apps downloaded from different accounts, you’re stuck.

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macOS: How to use Spotlight’s query language to create an All My Files-like feature

Apple removed the prefab option, but with a raw query, you can simulate it.

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How to make Time Capsule and networked drives appear for your Mac

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What to do when Time Machine says a verification failed

A Time Machine backup may sometimes corrupt without any warning, and there’s almost nothing you can do.

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How to check your Mac’s free hard drive space

Wondering if your Mac has enough storage space for that massive download? Wonder no more.

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How Time Machine and other backups handle email

Email is an oddball for archiving, so you need different strategies.

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What happened to the ‘All My Files’ feature in macOS High Sierra?

Yes, the Finder feature is gone without a great replacement.

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How to delete Time Machine snapshots on your Mac

These snapshots can fill up a drive, even though macOS should manage them.

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How to make sure Time Machine works when you upgrade your hard drive

You have to turn to the Terminal to make certain kinds of Time Machine swaps work.