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Tag Archives: macOS Utilities

Why Is My Mac Hanging When Copying Files After Upgrading to macOS Catalina 10.15.4?

Are you working on a movie set, transferring hundreds of gigabytes from a camera card to a RAID array? Are you a photographer trying to copy a large project from one volume to another? If so, you may have already encountered hangs copying files after you upgraded to macOS 10.15.4. When you encounter the hang we are discussing, you can still move your mouse but are no longer able to copy files.

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How to Use macOS Recovery in macOS Catalina

macOS Recovery is part of the built-in recovery system of your Mac. It can help you restore data from Time Machine, reinstall the operating system, get online help online, repair or erase a hard disk, and much more. You can start up from macOS Recovery and use its utilities to recover from many types of software issues or take other actions on your Mac such as...

How to Create a Bootable macOS Catalina Installer

A bootable version of the macOS Catalina installer is one of the often-overlooked tools a Mac user should have on hand before upgrading to or performing a clean install of Catalina. The bootable installer you create in this guide will...

Quick Tip: Get the Mac Dock to Only Show Running Apps

The macOS Dock is designed to make launching applications and switching between them as easy as finding the app’s icon and clicking on it. Sometimes the Dock can be a bit confusing if you have selected “Keep In Dock” for...

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New to Mac? Here Are 5 High Sierra Utilities You Should Know

If early sales figures are any indication, many shoppers purchased Macs during the recent holiday season. That’s not a surprise: sales of Macs have been rising for years as people decide to extend the Apple user experience they’ve come to know...

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