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  1. Andy

    Use any network share for Time Machine backup

    Follow through this guide to use Time Machine backup on any network location. Create the sparsebundle: (just need to type the red command, the other commands are just for reference only) mm:MM andy$ ls -al total 80 drwx------ 1 andy staff 16384 16 Sep 09:43 . drwx------ 1 andy staff 16384...
  2. Andy

    Enable TRIM for non-Apple SSD on macOS

    You can activate TRIM with trimforce. This command activates TRIM for every single SSD on your Mac. It disables the check that only allows TRIM to work with Apple-provided OEM solid-state drives. After you run it, TRIM will be enabled for all your solid-state drives. There is no way to enable...
  3. Andy

    Create a new Mac Administrator account using Single User Mode

    If you ever need to recreate admin account on your Mac, this is the quickest and safest way to do it without breaking your Mac: Boot into Single User Mode by pressing ⌘ + S before you hear the Apple chime. Mount the drive by typing /sbin/mount –uw / then enter. Remove the Apple Setup Done file...
  4. Andy

    Migrating a Mac Local User to a Network User

    I’ve seen several places where a smaller company has been integrated into a large company, or where the number of Macs in the company has grown, and now you want those users to have their machines and login managed under the network directory system, be that Open Directory or Active Directory...
  5. Andy

    Mac Spotify: Cannot Start Application

    So you want to run Spotify.app on macOS with multiple users environment but it says that you ‘Cannot Start Application’ Multiple users environment is where you have one Mac, and it has more than one user using it. Spotify updated their app and prevent us running the app from another user (it...
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