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Re: Mail has lost folder structure andycap 08/10/22 06:05 PM
Many thanks mate.

Before I saw your post we had tried the virtual blockbuster by using Migration Assistant to restore the whole lot via a Time Machine “snapshot” (?) dated a few days ago. This has done the job of getting back the missing folders although, as you might expect, took a good 3 hours. Your solution takes far less time and is much more elegant!
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Re: Social Media Icons plantsower 08/09/22 09:52 PM
Thanks, Joe. I didn't know that would make a difference. I will try to remember to us that when it happens again.



Originally Posted by joemikeb
Originally Posted by plantsower
What is the Domain Name"? You mean www.blahblahblah.com or something else?
Yes, but after thinking about it I realize I use the "fully qualified" domain name, ie. https://www.findtunedmac.com.

It just struck me, the phrase the devil is in the details is often used in these forums, and in this case, the details are in the link. (Okay, that is a bad joke based on an obscure reference, but it is the best I've got this afternoon.) crazy
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Re: Social Media Icons joemikeb 08/09/22 09:43 PM
Originally Posted by plantsower
What is the Domain Name"? You mean www.blahblahblah.com or something else?
Yes, but after thinking about it I realize I use the "fully qualified" domain name, ie. https://www.findtunedmac.com.

It just struck me, the phrase the devil is in the details is often used in these forums, and in this case, the details are in the link. (Okay, that is a bad joke based on an obscure reference, but it is the best I've got this afternoon.) crazy
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Re: Mail has lost folder structure joemikeb 08/09/22 09:30 PM
  1. Boot the system normally
  2. Press ⌘G
  3. At the prompt enter ~/Library
  4. Scroll down and select the Mail folder
  5. Click on the Time Machine icon on the menu bar and from the dropdown menu select “Enter Time Machine”
  6. Once the timeline appears on the right edge of the window (that may take several seconds) select the point in time you wish to restore
  7. Click the button at the bottom of the window labeled Restore.
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Re: Ad astra: another passing. Ira L 08/09/22 04:50 PM
Maybe not everyone's favorite, but she had an amazing number of country & western, pop and rock 'n roll #1 hits. Plus, she was a pretty good dancer (she could keep up with John Travolta). Olivia Newton-John succumbs to cancer.
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Mail has lost folder structure andycap 08/09/22 12:32 PM
My brother (Monterey latest) has just had all his Mail sub folders suddenly disappear. We have tried to restore the OS from Time Machine but the snapshots available all appear to be dated more than 2 years ago. Getting that far was hard enough with the timing of the Restart and command R key combo.

I’m unsure if this is the right approach to get back the sub folders and would be grateful for any advice.
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Re: Social Media Icons plantsower 08/09/22 12:51 AM
Yes, Firefox has developed the reputation as one of the least secure browsers. I didn't know. They are always talking about security. (Interestingly the Onion browser, arguably the most secure browser commonly available, is a Firefox variant, but that security is at the cost of making it unable to render all but the most basic websites.) Generally, I find that any website blocked by Safari can be accessed by turning Content Blockers Off.I think I tried that but it didn't work. If the site is blocked by my router, DNS server, or ISP changing the browser or browser settings, has no effect one way or the other. I didn't know my router , DNS server or ISP would block stuff. However, I often find that I can reach the site, by manually entering the actual domain name. What is the Domain Name"? You mean www.blahblahblah.com or something else? The "redirects" are typically embedded in the link and even if you look at the link it is likely unintelligible. [/quote]
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Re: Social Media Icons joemikeb 08/08/22 11:57 PM
Originally Posted by plantsower
So I have to download both for it to work? I just downloaded Adblock Pro. But you should know me by now. I don't want to pay for WIPR. It's cheap but like you said, there will probably be a workaround (I'm paraphrasing). I always have blockers enabled. [/color]
You don't have to install both, that just happens to be the ones I have had good luck with. One will catch some sites the other will miss and vice-versa. But some junk will still get through. Remember, there are Billions of dollars in advertising revenue at stake, so they can afford the best hackers available. As soon as someone finds a block, the marketers will immediately go into high gear, figuring out how to thwart the block.

Originally Posted by plantsower
Yes, I get a lot of "unable to open page" and a long paragraph from Safari, so I use the develop menu to get to Firefox. It always opens it unless it may have malware. Then Firefox won't open it either.

Yes, Firefox has developed the reputation as one of the least secure browsers. (Interestingly the Onion browser, arguably the most secure browser commonly available, is a Firefox variant, but that security is at the cost of making it unable to render all but the most basic websites.) Generally, I find that any website blocked by Safari can be accessed by turning Content Blockers Off. If the site is blocked by my router, DNS server, or ISP changing the browser or browser settings, has no effect one way or the other. However, I often find that I can reach the site, by manually entering the actual domain name. The "redirects" are typically embedded in the link and even if you look at the link it is likely unintelligible.
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Re: Social Media Icons plantsower 08/08/22 10:59 PM
So I have to download both for it to work? I just downloaded Adblock Pro. But you should know me by now. I don't want to pay for WIPR. It's cheap but like you said, there will probably be a workaround (I'm paraphrasing). I always have blockers enabled.

[quote=joemikeb]
  1. Install Ad Block Pro For Safari
  2. Install WIPR
  3. Click on the Website Settings icon on (looks like a cog gear] Safari's Tool bar and be sure the item labeled "enable content blockers" is checked.


Be aware there are a growing number of websites that will block your access unless you allow the ads. I got a warning the other day on one site threatening to block my IP address unless I disabled the blocker. I blocked their IP address. More and more often links in emails or from websites are blocked by Safari. Yes, I get a lot of "unable to open page" and a long paragraph from Safari, so I use the develop menu to get to Firefox. It always opens it unless it may have malware. Then Firefox won't open it either.
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Re: Social Media Icons joemikeb 08/08/22 09:38 PM
  1. Install Ad Block Pro For Safari
  2. Install WIPR
  3. Click on the Website Settings icon on (looks like a cog gear] Safari's Tool bar and be sure the item labeled "enable content blockers" is checked.


Be aware there are a growing number of websites that will block your access unless you allow the ads. I got a warning the other day on one site threatening to block my IP address unless I disabled the blocker. I blocked their IP address. More and more often links in emails or from websites are blocked by Safari, the DNS server I use, and my router for “too many redirects" (ie. instead of going directly to the desired IP address the link is redirecting the link through multiple different servers, permitting those servers to track my internet usage.) I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it is a war between marketers and users and the marketers. Users may win battles but marketers have too much at stake to ever allow the users to win the war.
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Social Media Icons plantsower 08/08/22 05:04 PM
Does anyone know how to get rid of those social media icons that grace some websites? In my case, they are on the left side, one underneath the other in a vertical column. I have to read my text below them and it's annoying as they cover the left side of paragraphs.
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Re: New Mac every thing slower joemikeb 08/07/22 10:07 PM
It should settle, but it can take a few days to complete the changes, rearrangements, indexing, etc. and all that eats CPU cycles and slows everything else down.
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Re: New Mac every thing slower kevs 08/07/22 09:39 PM
Thanks JOe, did not know. starting to see improvement.. see what happens.
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Re: New Mac every thing slower joemikeb 08/07/22 04:14 AM
Leave it up and running at least overnight. There is a lot of processing going on in the background right now.
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors joemikeb 08/07/22 04:09 AM
Originally Posted by kevs
Thanks Joe! thanks for the form for DRive X, just been sending to the email -- support@ binary fruit, .. never respondes so maybe form do better.

Hopefully. I did contact them once and got an immediate reply, but it is a small shop and stuff happens.

Originally Posted by keys
Just posted a new thread on frustrations with beachballs. But this is even with command N for general finder, so that is not external right? Baffling no? Beachballs all time...10 sec.. have not seen one in years.

Beach balls are not normal, but the SSpotlight index has to be rebuilt, and potentially a new Time Machine base set, and that can take time. But that should settle down within a day or two. If it doesn’t please try disconnecting your external drives and re-booting to see if the problem disappears. I wouldn’t take long and might point to a solution.
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Re: New Mac every thing slower kevs 08/07/22 12:40 AM
May be improving with shutdown, reboot see, not sure...startling to see beach balls again...
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors kevs 08/06/22 11:26 PM
Thanks Joe! thanks for the form for DRive X, just been sending to the email -- support@ binary fruit, .. never respondes so maybe form do better.

Just posted a new thread on frustrations with beachballs. But this is even with command N for general finder, so that is not external right? Baffling no? Beachballs all time...10 sec.. have not seen one in years.
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New Mac every thing slower kevs 08/06/22 11:15 PM
Though start separate thread..

New Mac Mini, getting 10 second beachballs constantly, have not seen years: opening finder windows, icloud finder windows, opening folders external internal hardrive, saving word doc,

Coming from 2015 27: to new 2020 bought 2022, 16 GB Ram M1, much slower, stumped.
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors joemikeb 08/06/22 10:25 PM
Key's it appears that the USB S.M.A.R.T. driver is not working on your machine. It is not a problem with the drives, they report S.M.A.R.T. but USB has to be "tricked" into carrying the S.M.A.R.T. data. I know that there is a version of the driver that works on M1 Macs because it is working perfectly on mine under both Monterey and Ventura. DriveDX's developer is not necessarily the quickest responder, but he does respond. Fill out the support request (there is a different page for other questions) being sure to fill in all the blanks and carefully describe the situation, don't forget to mention you migrated from an Intel iMac installation, and I am confident they will get back to you with a solution.

As to the 10 second finder window I have not experienced that, but strictly as a trial, try physically unplugging your external drives, then reboot and see if it speeds up.
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors kevs 08/06/22 08:18 PM
Joe, while waiting for your reply, I trashed, dRive X, download it from their site and installed it, and it still not work on externals, Works on the internal though .

Ok just tested an older small portable external on new M1 macbook air. This was coming up fine DRive X on 27" imac, but now said needed new driver. so download that -- did not help. Now says that external does not have smart support (though did work fine before on 27" ) very weird.

Ok now testing a new external Seagate 8TB just bought month ago, on the M1 Macbook Air
Ok again if offers on Macbook Air (WHICH IS DOES NOT ON THE MINI), to download a Smart Drive, and on the new SEagate, just bought, does not work, still says (INCORRECTLY) in grey, smart status not support, But in fact, both those hardrives do have smart status, because they were reading fine on 27" with drive X! just last week, exasperating.




PS JOE
BTW getting a 10 sec beachball every time bring up a generic finder window ; never got that with 27" any idea on that?
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors artie505 08/06/22 07:46 PM
Originally Posted by joemikeb
My question is, why are you opposed to reinstalling DriveDX?
I've never expressed opposition to kevs's reinstalling DriveDx.

I'm suggesting reinstalling the driver because he's already reinstalled DDx with no joy (See post #62258), and reinstalling certainly can't "break" DDx any more than it's broken at the moment.
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors joemikeb 08/06/22 07:11 PM
Since DriveDX was working on keys' iMac and is not working on keys' M1 Mac mini, I am going under the assumption that the USB S.M.A.R.T. driver either did not survive the migration process or is incompatible with M1 Macs. From items noted when I installed DriveDX on an M1 Mac I do know there were at least some compatibility issues in the USB S.M.A.R.T. driver that were resolved in the USB S.M.A.R.T. driver version included in the DriveDX download and part of the DriveDX installation process. I do not know how to re-initiate the driver install but, from personal experience, I know that the version previously installed on my M1 Mac mini and currently running on my Mac Studio does work. There certainly could be no harm in installing the stand-alone driver, I am confident it is the likely progenitor of the driver in DriveDX but, without knowing more about the internals of both and the issues DriveDX had to overcome, I don't know if the version you are recommending is compatible with both DriveDx and M1. I do know the version in DriveDX is compatible. My question is, why are you opposed to reinstalling DriveDX?
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors artie505 08/06/22 06:29 PM
Originally Posted by joemikeb
However, DriveDx had no problem reading any of the USB drives on my Systems and IIRC there was a note the USB "driver" was now compatible with Apple Silicon.
None of which contributes anything towards curing kevs's problem, while reinstalling the driver may.

According to https://github.com/kasbert/OS-X-SAT-SMART-Driver, the driver hasn't been updated in 8 years, so I'm not sure what "now compatible with Apple Silicon" means.
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors joemikeb 08/06/22 05:50 PM
However, DriveDx had no problem reading any of the USB drives on my Systems and IIRC there was a note the USB "driver" was now compatible with Apple Silicon.
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Re: The torture of 3rd party monitors artie505 08/06/22 05:13 PM
Originally Posted by joemikeb
The normal DriveDX installation includes the utility necessary to access S.M.A.R.T. on USB drives, which is why I suggested re-installing DriveDX. As I recall, the utility is installed either as part of the initial install or the first time DriveDX is launched.
And yet, as I've said, DriveDx didn't see my external until after I installed SATSMARTDriver independently.

So, since kevs has already trashed and reinstalled DDx with no joy, it seems logical for him to try the independent installation.

And Github is hardly an "unknown" site.
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