Re: A couple of useful hints and a tale of my day...

2011-04-28 Thread John Carmonne

On Apr 26, 2011, at 6:35 PM, Bruce Johnson wrote:

 
 On Apr 26, 2011, at 5:43 PM, Albert Carter wrote:
 
 I agree this is a great tale and awesome and useful information. I'm not 
 nitpicking here but wouldn't it have been quicker and easier to just restore 
 from backup?
 
 
 Yes it would have been,  had there been backups to restore from...
 
 His external drives for Time Machine (which I suggested he get a YEAR AGO!) 
 are now winging their way here...
 
 There's a moral in there somewhere 8-) 
 
 -- 
 Bruce Johnson
 
 Wherever you go, there you are B. Banzai,  PhD

Couldn't DiskWarrior get you back in the saddle? That's the first tool I go for 
98% of the time it does the job for me.   But nothing beats a backup. :-)


John Carmonne
Yorba Linda CA
92886 USA
Sent from my MBP





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Re: A couple of useful hints and a tale of my day...

2011-04-26 Thread Albert Carter
I agree this is a great tale and awesome and useful information. I'm not 
nitpicking here but wouldn't it have been quicker and easier to just restore 
from backup?


Albert




From: Jim Scott jesco...@gmail.com
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Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: A couple of useful hints and a tale of my day...


On Apr 26, 2011, at 4:50 PM, Bruce Johnson wrote:

 sniperoo

 Caveat! 
 
 As with ANYTHING done as root, you can really screw up the system. Using 
 Finder like this is taking a heavy-duty power tool, removing all the safety 
 guards, duct taping it to your hands and supergluing the trigger to the 'ON' 
 position. If you don't know what you're doing, you can lop off a limb before 
 you know what happened to you...
 
 Use wisely :-)

Bruce,

Fascinating tale, which I appreciate your taking the time to share. It's 
because of the sharing that goes on in this group that I've learned so much 
about Macs over the years. The fact that you, Dan and a few others who are 
really, really hands-on as well as book-smart knowledgeable take the time to 
share your experiences makes this group more valuable than any other single 
resource for Macs on the Internet.

Thank you!

Jim Scott
Macs for Kids

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Re: A couple of useful hints and a tale of my day...

2011-04-26 Thread Bruce Johnson

On Apr 26, 2011, at 5:43 PM, Albert Carter wrote:

 I agree this is a great tale and awesome and useful information. I'm not 
 nitpicking here but wouldn't it have been quicker and easier to just restore 
 from backup?


Yes it would have been,  had there been backups to restore from...

His external drives for Time Machine (which I suggested he get a YEAR AGO!) 
are now winging their way here...

There's a moral in there somewhere 8-) 

-- 
Bruce Johnson

Wherever you go, there you are B. Banzai,  PhD

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