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How to Create a New Partition in macOS

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Want to create a new partition on a Mac hard disk? Then read on!

As both internal and external storage solutions continue to grow in capacity, the time might come where you want an easy way to split them into multiple partitions. Any partition you create will appear as a different drive on your Mac, both on the Desktop and in Finder. While it’s the same physical device as other partitions on the same drive, macOS and your apps will treat it as a separate one.

Partitioning can be really useful if you need to keep data away from other files. Perhaps it’s…

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What Are Relocated Items in macOS Catalina & Can I Delete Them?

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If you have updated to MacOS 10.15 Catalina or later from an older version of Mac OS, you might find a new folder on your Desktop called “Relocated Items”. The Relocated Items folder can be confusing and look scary, especially if you aren’t expecting to see it. But you needn’t worry – the folder is a perfectly normal part of the MacOS upgrade process. Read on to learn what the Relocated Items folder on the Mac desktop or in the Shared folder of User folder is, and what you can do with it.

What is the “Relocated Items” in MacOS

Though it’s not…

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How to Always Show Library Folder in MacOS Catalina User Home Directory

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More advanced Mac users may wish to have the user ~/Library folder always visible in their Home directory for various reasons.

With MacOS Catalina, you can have the user Library folder always shown and visible by toggling a settings option in the Finder.

This article will show you how to do that, with the end result being that the active users ~/Library folder is always visible in their Home folder.

Whether you frequently mess around with the users ~/Library folder or you just want it visible all the time for another reason, you can make a simple adjustment…

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How to Delete iPhone & iPad Backups from MacOS Catalina with Finder

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Need to clear up some disk space or get rid of some old iPhone or iPad backups on a Mac? With the latest versions of MacOS, managing iOS and iPadOS device backups is done entirely in Finder, including deleting and removing device backups.

Arguably the safest and most thorough way of backing up an iPhone or iPad is to do an encrypted backup via Mac Finder. When the backup is complete you’ll have a copy of all of your data on your computer, complete with encrypted keychain contents. But it all takes up space that you might want to reclaim. As you can imagine,…

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How to Sync Music to iPhone with MacOS Catalina via Finder

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Apple completely changed the way that we sync data to our iPhones and iPads with the arrival of macOS 10.15 Catalina and later versions of MacOS. The removal of iTunes is something that has been a long time coming, but now that it’s here a ton of people are left wondering – just how do I sync music from Mac to my iPhone or iPad now?

The short answer is that you use the macOS Finder, just as you would if you were moving files to an external SSD or memory stick, and much like when backing up iPhone or iPad to Mac Finder.

But things do differ slightly with…

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How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder

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Wondering how to backup your iPhone or iPad in macOS Catalina? Since iTunes is gone, even the most experienced of iPhone and iPad users can be thrown for a loop when they come to back up their devices after updating a Mac to macOS Catalina. With the loss of iTunes, everything has changed, and now managing your iPhone and iPad is done via Finder. Don’t worry it still works fine, but it is different. We’re going to tell you how to use the Finder in macOS Catalina (or later) to backup an iOS or iPadOS device.


As you may already know, when Apple released macOS…

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