Boost Mac OS High Sierra Performance Without Risking Data Loss

Everyone seems to love their upgrade to High Sierra, but you may be experiencing something different. You may find that you’re Mac has slowed down and there is a decrease in the overall performance. Speed up your High Sierra Mac Usually, after an OS upgrade, slow or sluggish behavior, a decrease in system performance are some of the common problems users encounter, but there’s no need to worry. It is important to understand that this is only temporary and can[…]

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How Safe Is it to Remove Hard Drive from a Laptop by Yourself?

If the hard drive in your laptop is not working properly, the techie in you may be tempted to open the laptop and remove the hard drive. You may have done the same with the desktop couple of times, so you may think it’s the same thing right? No, it isn’t, removing a laptop and desktop are entirely different. Read on to find out if it’s really safe to remove the hard drive from laptop yourself? You should understand that[…]

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Mac Documents Folder is Empty – How to Fix it?

Ever faced a situation where your ‘Documents’ folder is missing in Mac? If yes, you are in the right place, because we are going to provide some effective solutions to help you find it. First of all, there are many reasons for the Documents folder to go missing in your Mac. It could be due to corruption in your hard disk, due to viruses or due to other unknown reasons. But whatever the reason is, we’ll help you find the[…]

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Solve Error: Unable to Execute File in The Temporary Directory

This blog post discusses an error that occurs when you try to install a program on Windows computers and methods to fix it. The error message reads as follows: ‘Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted. Error 5: Access is denied’. This error usually occurs due to insufficient permissions or rights, firewall or antivirus issues or security issues in the temp folder. Now let us see how to resolve this error, so you can install programs without[…]

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How to Repair Hard Drive If Mac Won’t Turn ON

Issues with your hard drive can easily be fixed using the First Aid feature in Disk Utility. This is if your Mac is turning ON and you are able to login to your system without any issues. But what if you’re Mac won’t turn ON? Accessing Disk Utility or other troubleshooting tools may not be so straightforward. Such booting issues in Mac may occur due to corruption in the file structure, incompatible login items, broken permissions, directory or cache issues[…]

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Fix: Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair your PC in Windows 10

‘Startup repair’ is run when your computer fails to boot properly or when you have another startup issues. If the repair is successful, issues are fixed and your computer will boot fine. However, in some cases, if the repair is unsuccessful, you may see an error ‘Automatic repair couldn’t repair your PC’. Note: If you read the entire error message, you will see a log file to find more details of the error. Please have a look into that file[…]

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How to Fix Hard Drive Error Code 0146

In this article, we discuss a hard drive error ‘0146’ that occurs when your hard drive has issues. Normally it starts with an error message ‘A disk read error occurred; press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart’. Later when you try some troubleshooting steps or enter F12 or F8, you may see an error code ‘2000-0146’. The factors responsible for this error are disk errors, driver issues, incorrect BIOS settings, virus or malware attacks etc. Now let us see[…]

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How to Backup Files from Dead Windows Computer

Imagine trying to turn ON your computer one day only to find that it’s not booting. It’s probably going to scare the hell out of you, but the situation can be better if you have a backup of important files. But what if you don’t? Let’s look at what are your recovery options in case you don’t have a backup and your system doesn’t boot. Solution 1: Boot from Windows installation disk This method doesn’t work if your hard drive[…]

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How to Boot Mac from USB Drive

Whether you’re running a Mac or a Windows OS, one thing is certain; they can both run into startup issues at one point or another. In such cases, bootable media such as a CD or DVD is used. But gone are the days when computers came with bootable CD or DVD, instead, bootable USB drives have become the norm nowadays. In this article, you will learn how to boot a Mac from a USB containing bootable OS. There are 2[…]

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How to Share an External Drive Between a Mac and a PC

You may be thinking if it is possible to use an external hard drive on both PC and Mac. Yes, it is possible, but the only requirement is that the file system used is compatible on both these machines. To do this, you will need to format the drive using exFAT or FAT32, which are file systems compatible with both Windows and Mac. To help you select between FAT32 and ExFAT, here are some details. Generally, ExFAT is preferred over[…]

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How to Format ‘C’ Drive from a System Repair Disc

While working on computers on a daily basis, most of us might have formatted our C drive once in a while. The reasons for formatting your main partition may vary from malware attacks to erasing data. If your system has crashed due to some error, then formatting the C drive is usually the ultimate solution. However, formatting the C drive from the same system that you’re working on might not be a good idea. That would be like cutting the[…]

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Fixed – System Backup Failed in Windows 10

System backups are extremely useful in events such as system malfunction or virus attacks. If you’re working with important data, it is always a good idea to have a backup at all points in time. However, in some situations, you may encounter errors when backing up data. Some errors include ‘Windows 10 backup failed to complete’ or ‘Windows 10 backup did not complete successfully’. This article covers some of the potential reasons and solutions to resolve the error. Solution 1:[…]

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Solved – Unable to Install Windows 10 on SSD

Installing Windows 10 on your Solid State Drive (SSD) makes the system boot faster and the system runs faster. If you are unable to install your Windows 10 Operating system on an SSD, follow the below solutions to get you started. Your SSD is not recognized by BIOS BIOS lists your SSD the moment you connect it. If it is not showing up, try these fixes. Check your SSD cable connection. Try a different SATA cable, if need be. You[…]

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Fix Unspecified Error When Copying File or Folder on Windows 10

Sometimes when transferring data from one location to another, many users complain about an error message ‘Error copying file or folder, Unspecified error’. Unfortunately, this message is not clear, meaning it does not have an error code or a detailed explanation. So, without knowing the details, it is obviously hard to debug further. Here in this article, we’ll teach you a trick to find more details about the error, so you can debug easily and also offer potential solutions for[…]

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How to Restore Disappearing Files and Folders on Windows 10

You are back from a long vacation and cannot wait to go back to work. You had saved all your work documents on your desktop. When you log into your system again, you do not find the files. They have disappeared! You check all the folders in all the drives, to no avail. Well, if you had a similar experience or any other reason due to which all your files have disappeared, you can still recover them. Here are few[…]

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Fixed – Macintosh HD is not Mounted on High Sierra/Disk Utility

You have just copied important files from your friend on your external drive. You connect it to your system only to find out that the drive is not getting mounted. You remove the drive, try another port, restart the system and insert it again. The drive is not showing up as mounted. The mounting means to make the disk available for the Operating system to perform read and write operations. You can select the disk and click on the mount[…]

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How to Fix Catalog Record Corruption on Mac Drive

Mac hard disks are divided into different volumes and each volume contains four basic items – files, file threads, directories, directory threads. These records are defined in a catalog file, which has information about hierarchy and directories of files on your Mac volumes. The catalog file is structured in B*-tree formation. In order to locate a file or directory, the system has to traverse the whole catalog B*-tree. There are times when the tree can suffer issues, which requires reformatting[…]

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Steps to Create a Bootable Windows 10 USB/DVD Installer

Gone are the days when one used to install Windows Operating systems using DVDs. You can now do so quite easily using USB drives. These drives, of course, have a lot of advantages over the traditional DVD installations. USBs are easier to carry around, works with much more storage capacities, not prone to scratches like DVDs, and file transfer speeds are much faster. Let us look at ways to create a bootable USB drive for your Windows 10 system. Using[…]

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How to Solve RAW Drive Cannot be Fixed Issue

What is meant by a RAW drive? Sometimes, your drive may be displayed as RAW in Disk Management. This means that the file system in the drive is not recognized by your OS. It happens when the records determining the file system type or location are corrupted, mainly partition table or boot sector. Since your OS does not see a file system; it may prompt you to format the drive. But, it is not a good idea to format as[…]

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How to Fix Code 43 Error in USB Device on Windows 10

When USB device was connected to Windows 10, there was an error saying the device is not recognized due to malfunction. In Device Manager, this error message appears – “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)”. What does this indicate, and how to fix it? Error code 43 occurs when the device hardware or the device driver fails. When this error message is reported with a USB device, then it could probably mean that the[…]

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How to Repair Malfunctioning USB Flash Drive

USB flash drive is anyone’s go-to device. A lot of photos, video files, music files, and so on, are stored in it. And since they are portable, you can access the files anywhere. However, USB flash drives are prone to corruption over time. One issue is when USB drive starts malfunctioning. Files present in it cannot be accessed, and you are worried about all the important data present in it. If you have a backup, then you can restore data[…]

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Fix USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting Windows 10/8/7 Issue

Have you ever come across a situation where your USB 3.0 external hard drive keeps disconnecting and reconnecting on its own? If you have experienced such situation while using USB 3.0, then here is the solution. Fix 1 – Try Different USB Port If you are facing an issue when it is connected to a specific USB port, then connect it to the different USB port. You can try it with USB 2.0 port. But, speed will decrease. Fix 2[…]

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Time Machine Local Snapshots to Recover Data on Mac Laptop

We all know about Time Machine which is Apple’s built-in software for backing up Mac data. So whenever files are lost on Mac due to some reason, it can be recovered from Time Machine backup. Suppose there is a problem, and recovering deleted or lost files from Time Machine seems impossible, you don’t have to lose hope. You can still access recent backups using local snapshots. What is a local snapshot? Local snapshots are stored on your Mac laptop’s internal[…]

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Solution to Fix USB Device Malfunctioned and not Recognizing in Windows

Here are some of the reliable solutions for a malfunctioning USB device and not recognizing in Windows 10/8/7/XP. It is suggested to try them one by one when you get the error – ‘The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it’ and you cannot open your device to access the data. Well, the error ‘The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it’ occurs when[…]

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How to Recover Files from a Pen Drive using CMD

So you have accidentally deleted files from your pen drive or formatted it by mistake. Or files got lost from the pen drive during transfer. Every time you lose files from the flash drive, you need to spend a lot to get back your important files. So, is it possible to recover data from pen drive using Command Prompt? Well, the good news is, yes, you can recover files from pen drive using CMD. This article tells how you can[…]

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