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    Disk Permissions won't repair

    You know it's interesting too that none of the startup shortcuts are working. Command R just boots normal, no recovery mode. Holding down D at start up does not take me to the diagnostic app. This is the second old Mac I have had this with in the last month. The other was a Mac Pro 1,1.
  2. I have never had this and Adam if you have an answer this may be good for the show. I have an older 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.11.6. It started acting weird about a week or 2 ago. Ran real slow at times, longggg boot ups and eventually wouldn't boot. I got it to boot by holding down the power button a really long time. However it still runs slow. Very slow at times. I went to Disk Utility and tried fixing Permissions. It gets to one point and freezes. The progress bar stop just over half way and freezes there. I don't think it's just slow because I haver left it for 5-6 hours with no progress. I reinstalled the system and got the same result. Booting in Recovery Mode and and running Disk Utility shows everything ok. Any thought on what to do when good utilities go bad?
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    Disk Permissions won't repair

    Our guess was wrong. Any drive internal to the computer cannot have disk permissions fixed or be formatted. If I take the exact same drive and mount it externally it can be formatted. I fear there is something wrong in the controller on the motherboard and my poor computer has met end of life. I welcome any other things I should try.
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    Disk Permissions won't repair

    You think an SSD will make much of a speed difference in a 2008 MacBook Pro?
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    Mac Pro 1,1 Hardware Test?

    Long time no see folks. Hope it's still a little active here. I am working on an old Mac Pro at a recording studio. It's a Mac Pro 1,1 with 10.5.8 on it. I cannot get to a hardware test for it. I looked online and it seems I need a system disc and hold down the D key. I put a 10.5.1 disc in the drive, held down the key and nothing. Just boots as normal. Any ideas?
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    Mac Pro 1,1 Hardware Test?

    Never could get to hardware test. We were trying to just do a test a an old 1,1 we had bought. It boots and runs so I guess we'll just go with that. The other options you listed are better choices except for the fact that this is used with an old ProTools audio system. If we changed from the 1,1 model it kicked off about $20,000 of upgrades. We'll just keep our finger crossed.
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    Mac Pro 1,1 Hardware Test?

    Option D didn't do it. Some good info in that GitHub link though. Thanks!
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    PayPal in Apple Pay?

    That's too bad. I have talked to several folks, on and off line, and they all would like to use PayPal more but just can't get it to work in a store.
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    PayPal in Apple Pay?

    Am I missing something? I don't see a way to add PayPal to Apple Pay. Surely this is possible.
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    Cant sync music library from itunes to iphone

    I see this is an old post but I have this too. Unfortunately it's by design and I wish they would change it. Once iCloud Music Library is turned on it wipes out all the music stored on your phone (or iPad) and you must access it via the internet. Basically streaming your content. Generally works great except quite often I am without internet. i.e. on a plane, in a foreign country or in the basement of a venue. You can go to your device and download what you want by tapping the cloud icon but this can take awhile if you want most of your library actually stored on your device. I really wish they would go back to letting us download or sync with our computers. If it wasn't for Apple Music I would shut it off.
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    List view in Calendar?

    It's 2 fold. Cleaning and then moving in mass if necessary. I have Fantastical so I'll check that out. Thanks!
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    List view in Calendar?

    My Calendar has gotten bloated with calendars. What I am wanting to do is see a list of everything on a calendar to see if I need to keep that one or if I can delete that calendar. Right now all I do is use month view and a lot of scrolling. Any ideas on if it's even possible to do this? Ultimately what I would like to do is combine a few calendars into one too. Hoping to use Export/Import for that but if you have any other ideas now that is welcomed too. Thanks folks!
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    Photo Deleting Craziness

    In my opinion way too many bugs right now. They need to step back, clean up and make it "just work". Did you find a work around?
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    Photo Deleting Craziness

    Photos is about to drive me nuts. Some of my Photos automatically download to my laptop but not all of them. I will admit I have not done full blown trouble shooting on this but I don't see pattern. I am NOT using iCloud Photo Library but I am using My Photo Stream. So today I imported from my phone what hadn't been done yet, with the box checked to delete after importing. But because of this craziness I still have 1,931 photos in my camera roll on my iPhone. Anything I imported today is in Photos and My Photo Stream on my laptop but not my iPhone. Anything that has automatically downloaded to my laptop is in My Photo Stream at both locations. If I delete any of the 1,931 photos left in my Camera Roll on my iPhone it deletes it from from the Camera Roll and Photo Stream on my phone but NOT on my laptop. I have found Photos so unpredictable that I kind of quite doing anything with it. It's impossible for me to manage. Do you folks think I have something corrupt or that I just don't understand what Apple wants me to do?
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    Screen Lowers

    My iPhone does this weird thing where all the sudden everything on the screen lowers. Not sure what causes it. I use to be able to duplicate it by rubbing my finger on the Home button like I was rolling a window down. I could make it go back the same way. It didn't always break it or fix it that way so I'm not sure. I could also press the Home button to make it go back. It's on an iPhone 6s with the latest iOS. Anyone else have anything like this?
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    finding missing cover art.

    I hate to be Mr Negative but I have redone my artwork twice and when I turned on iCloud Music Library it wiped out most of it again. Some even has wrong cover art. Videos in the new TV app on my iPad are all wrong. I love a nice clean fully rated iTunes Library but it's one of those things I gave up on. PS For me Apple has a ton of bugs right now. The idea of "it just works" is slowly going away. Still love it but the honeymoon seems to be ending.
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    Screen Lowers

    Thanks Adam! Life is good now.
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    Help: Photo 'analysis' seems to be stuck

    I grew to hate that process until it finished. Resource hog is an understatement. I know I should be more specific but I am growing to hate Photos. Some things automatically upload some don't, it's slow opening. Good luck with it Adam.
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    Mail viewing bug/setting?

    This is the a copy and paste of what I sent to Indev but I haven't heard back from them yet. As always, any help oddly be great. I end up with long threads of email in Apple's Mail app. I like to go through each email in the thread and file under the correct person. After I move an email to the new folder Mail takes me to the next thread rather than staying on the same thread and showing me the next email. Is this ActOn or Apple's Mail? I swear it didn't do this in previous versions and I just can't get use to it. Ends up taking up time which is what I am trying to save. Any help would be great. Thanks, Joe
  20. I have to agree Apple is still best but just not the best as it was before. I think ALL software companies have to slow down on features and just make what they have work better. Back on the sync issue. I have shut off attains Match. I think I had it both on and off while having my problems. I'm pretty sure I will be dropping this January when my renewal comes up. I would be more than happy to pay the fee to have no ads on my iTunes Radio however then I cannot sync my music over. My problem is I leave the country almost ever year and can't afford the mobile internet access for while I'm gone. Then my only option is go into my iPad and iPhone and download what I want while on wifi. I have found it's easier to buy devices that can hold all my music and shut off iTunes Match. I guess in the end Apple wins but I would love to see a way to sync music from iTunes to my devices while iTunes Match is on. Another hassle to all that is I do audio work. Many of my sound files are not published. They are old demos or field form a job I am currently working on and I have found it next to impossible at times to get them over to my mobile devices. I realize I am the exception on that one though.
  21. I have a MacBook Air with 10.10.1 running iTunes 12.01.26 and an iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.1. However it's basically been struggle for over a year now. It started when I moved from using my MacBook Pro as my main machine to using my MacBook Air. The short of the problem is when I sync it can delete playlists but not add any. I just can't get all my playlists to transfer. Genius, Smart or regular. It's annoying as heck. In the bigger picture I have nothing but problems with my iPhone syncing since I moved to the new laptop. I have wiped and restored no less than 6 time in the last year and it might fix one thing but not another. One issue fixed was syncing of TV shows. It was just all screwed up in that they weren't 100% syncing both directions. In tat case I wiped the phone, restored and got something completely different as far as shows but I could go in and reselect or deselect and have it work. Is anyone else ready to throw their phone out the window with sync issues? Any thoughts who I can fix this? Thanks.
  22. I found a fix for the iTunes syncing issue. I wanted to sync my whole library and it wasn't. So first I changed it to sync only elect playlists and songs. I just selected a couple and did that. That worked. Then I went back and changed the setting to the whole library. I did appear to work after that. I am adding a lot of my back catalog so we'll see how it goes with future syncing. Thanks for the input Huskermn. Lately i have been getting more frustrated with Apple. I am in risk of changing over but man they are letting a lot through the cracks. Apple Mail is full of bugs. I don't want to change to something else but I may have to there. iTunes has it's own bugs and nuances. I'm sure Windows or whatever isn't much better but man I wish all these companies would stop adding "features" and just make what they have better. Thanks again.
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    iCloud Pages folder?

    Is it me or is the new iCloud service barely slightly any better? I added some folders for projects I'm working on. Some how I magically got folders that say Pages, Numbers and Preview. Are these smart folders? Am I suppose to go to my project folder or the Pages folder? Is the one in the Pages folder an alias? On my iPad I get no folder structure. I just open Pages and then sift through the hundreds of docs to find the one I want? Dropbox this ain't. If what I am saying is true Apple blew again. Why can't they get cloud services right? Steve is rolling over in his grave.
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    Thanks for the info John. It also hit me that I could attach 2 drives and then use Super Duper with the Smart Update feature to clone the drive. I'm saving your post but going to give this cheaper solution a try first. Thanks again!