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Tag Archives: Startup Disk

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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.

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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...

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How to Fix macOS Catalina Installation Issues

Installing a new version of the Mac OS is generally a fairly pain-free process; this trend continues with macOS Catalina. Even so, it's a good idea to review our Rocket Yard guides for a clean install of macOS Catalina as well as...

Safe Mode & Single-User Mode: What They Are, How to Use Them

Safe mode and single-user mode are two of the special start-up modes that your Mac can be powered up to. They're often used to troubleshoot issues a Mac may be experiencing or to assist in isolating and repairing some common...

Keep your Mac running its best using these simple tips.

Why does my Mac take so long to boot? Have you upgraded your hard drive only to find out that the new drive is booting slower than the original? Or, maybe you haven’t upgraded the drive, but your Mac just...