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  1. DeltaMac

    Installing macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware Workstation

    hmm... Looks like using the .vmdk file should be simple - just open it in VMWare. But, maybe that file is not correctly made? I don't know how to find that out. But, I would suggest that you should use a download that you are sure about, maybe direct from Apple is best. Even this link page for...
  2. DeltaMac

    Installing macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware Workstation

    Each of those methods include a lot of steps... Have you ever done this VM setup with macOS previously (with any older version of macOS or OS X?) Can you tell us where the install failed?
  3. DeltaMac

    Help With Disk Utility/Desktop/Background

    16GB - just about anywhere, less than $10 Under $5, if you look around a bit. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sandisk-16gb-Usb-Drive/687271452 (I don't often offer suggestions for Walmart, but it's a name-brand piece) I forgot the link for DiskmakerX, if you need it... https://diskmakerx.com/whats-this/
  4. DeltaMac

    Help With Disk Utility/Desktop/Background

    "Repairing" your drive daily? If you are OK with doing that, then continue on. But, why would you think that you would ever need to do that, particularly that often? And, No, I am not suggesting that you install Catalina on some other drive. I am suggesting that reinstalling Catalina on your...
  5. DeltaMac

    Help With Disk Utility/Desktop/Background

    I think if you need to run Disk Utility to scan the volume while you are booted to that volume, that Disk Utility needs most of the resources of the system to do that scan. So, it appears to shut the finder down, or is just pausing the system. I don't think there's anything you can do that would...
  6. DeltaMac

    If plugged simultaneously, two cloned external drives not recognised (iMac Sierra)

    What happens to the partition names on both drives, if you restart while both drives are attached?
  7. DeltaMac

    Stuck trying to login after reinstall. HELP

    I would suggest booting to a macOS (High Sierra) bootable installer. Reinstall your macOS system. (You could also upgrade to the later version Mojave, if you are ready for that) This will NOT erase the drive, and you won't lose any of (your wife's) files or apps that may have been added. It...
  8. DeltaMac

    Catalina: Anyone have cold feet on this?

    I am inclined to agree with you.
  9. DeltaMac

    Catalina: Anyone have cold feet on this?

    Yes, me too... I DO recall reading somewhere that there is some legal issue with the name Print Shop, between Broderbund (or whatever that company is now) and Software MacKiev, and that has mostly stopped forward progress with that software. You would note that you can't even buy that through...
  10. DeltaMac

    Catalina: Anyone have cold feet on this?

    This is the first upgrade that I have not upgraded immediately - and it is mostly the 32-bit issue. I support a couple of off-site Macs, both of which use several no-alternative 32-bit apps. One (and the major one) is The Print Shop 4. Version 4 was released only last year, and was simply a...
  11. DeltaMac

    Catalina using up a lot of memory

    What does your Activity Monitor show? You can sort the list of processes in the memory tab, so the memory use shows the processes that use the most memory. Which processes appear near the top of that list? What does the Memory Pressure graphic show? Still green? or yellow, or even red? And, you...
  12. DeltaMac

    Catalina using up a lot of memory

    I am pretty sure that memory is kinda wasted if it is not used. I want ALL the memory to be used at some point. Do you mean memory? or do you mean that the system is taking up what you think is too much disk space? (Hard drive space on my mini - identical to yours except for RAM (I have 16GB...
  13. DeltaMac

    HDMI Outputs!

    Ah --- You thought that HDMI would be replaced by Display port? Not quite yet. (The mini has had some form of displayport since early 2009, a year before adding HDMI) (And, I don't think that the 2008 Mac mini had 4 thunderbolt ports. You left out a 1, I'm guessing :cool: ) Yes, a bit more...
  14. DeltaMac

    Menuitem Creator

    My first thought would be that a menu item might get lost, if you have another app open, then decide you want to go to your "storage" menu item. (Some apps might not leave a space for your custom menu item, and just ignore it, unless you can figure out how to make it system-wide, so it is...
  15. DeltaMac

    Missing content in e-mail

    hmm... Can you show a screen shot? You now mentioned Safari. Which are you using to view your mail messages? Safari, or Apple's Mail app? If Safari, which web mail site are you using?
  16. DeltaMac

    Menuitem Creator

    What is your purpose - - what would that menu item do? Would it be added to the standard menu items (and used with the Finder), or would it be added when launching an app? An app would need to access menu items for a variety of functions, so the easiest method would be including your menu items...
  17. DeltaMac

    Backup entire Mac to a drive and see the data on Windows

    Ah, I see... but, in your first post, you don't appear to have a space between the "-a" and the following "/" (could just be the font that you use, but to my eye, it's hard to see ... ) But, wouldn't it be simpler to just drag 'n drop whatever folders/files that you want to copy to that...
  18. DeltaMac

    Can't drag or drop my folders or files on Mac.

    Come back if you have more questions.. :cool:
  19. DeltaMac

    Backup entire Mac to a drive and see the data on Windows

    The CP command that you show in your post is not complete. You show a source, but not a destination for your copied files. Maybe that's why you get "invalid argument" Try this: from terminal sudo cp -R -a add a space after the -a drag your source into the terminal window. The path will be...
  20. DeltaMac

    Can't drag or drop my folders or files on Mac.

    You shouldn't have to go to the terminal every time you need to move a folder or two. Does drag and drop work in another user account? If you don't have another user account, this might be a good opportunity to add a user (System Preferences/Users & Groups pane) just for a quick test. Another...
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