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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.

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How to take best advantage of iCloud Desktop and Documents across Macs

Confused about iCloud Desktop and Documents? Here’s a bit of clarification on how it works.

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What you can do if you forget your password on a FileVault-protected Mac

You can recover a lost FileVault password or erase a FileVault drive, losing everything but regaining the ability to use the system.

Our favorite Mac cleanup tips

In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are our favorite tips for keeping our Macs tidy and organized.

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How to find frequently visited sites in Safari as icons

Confused with how Safari's Top Sites feature works? Here's the lowdown.

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How to manage multiple family members' media within a single Photos library

A reader and her family dump everything into a single iCloud Photo Library linked Photos album, and she wants relief from her daughter's selfies.

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How to back up via a network without using Time Machine

Time Machine isn’t the only way to back up your Mac. Here are a few alternatives.