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No, I'm not using the external HDD for a boot drive.  I found that one reason it now won't eject is that I have Sharing on from iMac to MBP. I get that error message occasionally when trying to eject the ext HDD.  IF I turn sharing off, SOMETIMES, the Ext HDD will eject.  This wasn't the case with SL. I could eject an ext HDD without turning off Sharing. My biggest problem :I am still having problems importing Contacts that weren't on my ISP's list.  I've gone through the...
Thanks.     Another question, but don't feel you must answer if you're uncomfortable doing so -    For the present, I'm using my external backup as my main HDD. It's a new WD black caviar 2TB HDD in a Rosewill enclosure w/fan.  It doesn’t mount the first time it’s turned on but requires being turned off and back on to do so. It also resists being ejected and has to be force ejected.  Is it okay to leave it on 24/7 or should I just go through the machinations of turning...
I accept your chastisement; however, in my defense, I’m in my 80’s and this old dog probably can’t be taught very many new tricks. At one time, years ago, I taught (command line) DOS, dBase II, WordPerfect, Lotus123, and later, Fortran at a local college, but technology has left me far behind.  My focus continues to narrow, and what I used to know is now obsolete.    Now, it’s about all I can do to teach English grammar.   However, aging memory still permits...
Then, why doesn't Apple explain how to do it?  If a user is supposed to RTFM, what manual? I switched to a Mac after twenty some years of using a PC because it was supposed to be more intuitive. At one time, I thought it was, but now everything seems to be hidden or requires becoming certified or requires a search online to learn Apple's secrets. I must admit it's still better than Window that I have to use at work - but it's still not intuitive. The problems I've had with...
Of course, you're right, but then so am I:  Apple, in its infinite wisdom, hid it so idiots like me couldn't access it and screw it up.
That probably would have worked in another OS X; however, there is NO users' Library in the Mavericks that downloaded.  If it's hidden, I don't know how to unhide it.   In this copy, the only items that appear under Users are Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, Pictures, and Public. Nothing else. NO library.   HDD shows Applications, Library (which has Application Support that doesn't contain Address Book), System, and Users.  Nothing else.   If you can...
Belay that last request. Although the vCards wouldn't import from a backup, I was able to import them from my ISP address book.  
Next problem:   How do I import Contacts from a backup?  I found this: Import contacts from an archive file Importing an archive file replaces your current contact information. Choose File > Import. Select the archive file, then click Open When I go directly to user/Library/Application Support/AddressBook folder, either on a backup HDD or Time Machine HDD, the file is fine; however, when I try Contact/File/Import/  the file is grayed out as is Open, of...
Thanks. That worked.  How do you learn things like this?  When I bought my first PC in the early 80's, it came with a stack of manuals about 8" high. Now, Help, Searchlight, etc. gives many answers to questions that weren't asked, but nothing about what is needed.  Where do you go, besides AppleInsider, to find answers? I've asked so many questions on this forum that I'm afraid that I'll wear out my welcome.     Thanks again, you saved my sanity.  
Too expensive. Well, I have the framework from Time Machine (as of last week).  I could rebuild the file if I could get into my internal HDD.  Apple, in it's infinite wisdom, chose not to provide access to that HDD since I did a clean install of Mavericks.  It doesn't appear in the Finder.   Disk Utility shows that it's there, but no way to mount it. That's grayed out.   I have access to an external HDD where Time Machine resides; however, I can't rebuild much without...
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