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Have you ever wished you could move the “Microsoft User Data” folder out of your “Documents” folder? It holds a variety of settings associated with Microsoft Office apps and thus doesn’t really seem at home amongst my actual documents.

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Awhile back, I reported problems with the SuperDrive on my MacBook Pro. Ever since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion I’ve been unable to burn a DVD without getting errors. Needless to say, this has been very frustrating.

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This is mostly just a note to myself since this info is readily available elsewhere on the web, but… Given that the ~/Library directory is hidden in Lion (and presumably beyond) you’ll need a bit of terminal magic to see it.

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Do you ever need to share sensitive computer documents with others? If so, please resist the temptation to send them in the clear via e-mail. Instead, you should take a few simple steps to secure your information.

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Over the past few days, I’ve been unable to burn DVDs with my MacBook Pro. Every time I try, I get an error and it spits the disc out of the so-called SuperDrive. Frustrating. And I’m not alone. Lots of Mac users are reporting similar problems.

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How to Unpause an Application in Mac OSX

by Michael on August 17, 2010 · 30 comments

I recently ran out of hard drive space while ripping DVDs. The resulting lack of Virtual Memory caused Mac OSX to “pause” several applications. Once I freed up some additional space, I wanted to unpause them, but was unsure how.

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If you don’t know what a resource fork is or why you might want to remove one, you can probably safely skip this post. But if you do… Then read on, as I’ve stumbled across a handy little tool.

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Have you ever wished you could batch edit file meta data in Mac OS X? Well, I just discovered a handy app for batch editing file creation dates, modification dates, EXIF shooting dates, and other things that the Mac finder won’t let you modify.

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