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    Determine OSX version from Time Machine backup

    Recent installs do have a receipts folder but older one's don't. I know that one of my folders OS was Mountain Lion but the folder "receipts" doesn't appear in the list. would this have been organized differently in earlier versions?
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    Determine OSX version from Time Machine backup

    Not sure what you mean by clean up. Time Machine does it's thing and then hibernates until it's time to do next backup. I do not interupt it. I drilled down through HD / 2016-02-27-211737 / Halifax2015 / System / Library / ... I have 73 folders but none are labeled Receipts
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    Determine OSX version from Time Machine backup

    I have Time Machine backups going back several years. Is there a way while browsing backups to determine which version was running?
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    Official: Mojave Thread

    You're correct. I have been using HDMI. I will try VGA when I get home this evening.
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    Official: Mojave Thread

    I hadn't realized that but you are correct. It does present additional resolutions. I have stepped through each one and none provide a solution. 640 X 480 does finally reveal the menu bar along the top but it obviously is at an unacceptable resolution. My 1080p monitor should be able to be...
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    Official: Mojave Thread

    Just updated to Mojave 10.14.6 on a Late 2012 Mac Mini. I'm unable to locate the underscan slider. System Preferences/Desktop is traditionally where I have gone to look but it's not there. I have a ViewSonic VX2753MH-LED and pressing the option key lights up the "Detect Displays" button on...
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    Time Machine is renaming folders on my backup disk

    And that did the trick. Thanks Cheryl
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    Time Machine is renaming folders on my backup disk

    Thanks Cheryl. Not enough time this evening to get it all done but it sounds like a workable plan.
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    Time Machine is renaming folders on my backup disk

    El Capitan (10.11.6) on Mac Mini (Late 2012). Backing up in preparation for upgrade to Mojave this weekend.
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    Time Machine is renaming folders on my backup disk

    I'm using an external 2TB drive that had a backup on it from 2017, to back up a couple of current Macs. The first backup goes without a hitch. But after moving backup drive to another machine and backing it up, it changes the folder name for the previous backup and adds the backup to it's...
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    Recalibrating more than one battery

    I've recalibrated my battery each month since purchasing my MacBook Pro to keep the battery as fresh as possible. Run the battery down till it goes to sleep, wait 5 hours and then recharge it to 100%. I understand that there is a circuit that tracks battery health for the System Profiler...
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    MacBook can't connect to some WiFi

    I've had trouble recently connecting to WiFi routers that are redirecting to a login page. A library will send your browser to a page with their terms and conditions. You click that you understand and you are on. All the Dells and HPs are connecting without trouble but my MacBook stumbles...
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    My Mac can't see the hard drive

    Nah. I use the OSX side 98% of the time. It wouldn't be convenient. I'll keep searching for an alternative. d
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    My Mac can't see the hard drive

    >> What did the drive come out of? Can you hear it spin up? Brand new drive. After the problems I mentioned, I installed MacOS on the 3.5 inch drive and booted from it without problems, so the drive is good. Tried again to have laptop mount it without success. >> put the drive in...
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