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How to Use Safe Mode in macOS Catalina

Your Mac has a "Safe Mode" designed to help when you run into trouble with your computer. It's a diagnostic mode of macOS that boots up your desktop or laptop without any other apps running. Here's how it works.

Top 10 Rocket Yard Posts of 2019

A Year in Review: The 10 Most Popular Rocket Yard Posts of 2019

As many are wont to do, we here at Rocket Yard like to take some time to reflect at the beginning of each new year. We look back at what went well and what hurdles we encountered. We celebrate the victories and learn from the challenges. In 2019, we saw our readership grow by 29% – that’s a fantastic increase that we can only attribute to you. And for that, we thank you!

In the Vault: How to Encrypt Files On Your Mac

With macOS, it’s (relatively) easy to encrypt files — that is, you can translate your data into a secret code so others can’t view it without your permission.   Encryption is the best way to ensure security and peace of...

Login Not Working? Reset Your User Account Password

Your Mac's user account password gives you access to all of your user data as well as many services included with the Mac OS. That’s why if you should ever forget the account password, you may be in real trouble; stuck...

How to Revert a drive from APFS back to HFS+

UPDATE:June 15, 2020Changes to macOS and Disk Utility in macOS 10.15 Catalina now make this older method obsolete. Check out this new article to see how to revert an APFS drive to HFS+ easily. Apple's new APFS (Apple File System)...

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How to Securely Erase an SSD Without Damaging the Drive

The process of securely wiping a drive, that is, removing every bit of the data it contains and scrambling its content enough to protect the information stored on the drive from prying eyes, is fairly well understood for old-fashioned spinning...

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