How To Find Out What’s Locking Files or Folders in Mac

One of the first problems that I came across the Mac was the “File in use” error that occurred whenever I tried to unmount a hard drive, or unmount a USB thumb drive. It was annoying because I didn’t know how to find the source. In Windows, I would face the same problem too, but I had a program that I used to tell me the offending application. It was handy because it would show me what exactly was locking

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The Top Free Backup/Sharing Service (With Some Ingenius and Creative Ideas!)

I wasn’t a Dropbox convert until recently, because I didn’t understand what the big deal was with it, but I’ve tried it recently because of a school project, and it’s like I’ve seen the light! When I first signed up for the service (it’s free), I just used the web-based interface. However, I needed to share files, and the web-based interface was just too clunky. It was just after one day that I installed the Windows application. Normally, I have

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How To Open Documents With Windows Applications On Mac OS (Using VMWare Fusion)

I love VMWare Fusion, because it allows me to run Windows applications on my Mac seamlessly. It gets to the point that I want some forms of documents to always open with Windows applications. For instance, I don’t like Mac Office, and would rather use Windows Office to open my Office documents. The problem was that when you go to “Get Info” in Finder, some of the Office applications wouldn’t be listed. I solved this by searching for where the

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How To Print The List of Files in a Folder on the Mac

Sometimes you just need to print out the list of files in a particular folder. While I was on Windows, sometimes I’d just take a screenshot of the folders’ contents, but when I had to print it out or when the folder’s contents were too much, I had to use a third-party software just to accomplish this. On the Mac, you have Automator! Automator allows you to get the contents of any folder on your Mac. With the contents, you

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How To Batch Unzip A Series of Sequential Zip Files In Mac OSX

I recently got a bunch of zip files, some sequential (X1.zip, X2.zip, etc), and others not. The thing is, they number in the hundreds, and most contain RAR files within them, and simply extracting each one won’t do. I had to find an automated way to unzip all the zip files, and the utility that i usually use (BetterZip) didn’t seem to help. Finally after trying a few methods (including the unzip command in Terminal), I found this method that

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How To Enable Macros With A Password-Protected Workbook in Microsoft Excel 2007

Well, guess what, you can’t. Microsoft Office 2007. A brand new way to create frustration in your life. I was trying to create a macro in Microsoft Excel 2007 and nearly tore out my hair. The thing with macros in Excel 2003 was that it was relatively easy to accomplish, but it’s a whole different ballgame in Excel 2007. Here’s an account of what I did, only to discover that there’s no sane way to have macros run in Excel

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Edit .htaccess to increase PHP’s max file upload

To increase the upload file size limit on your website, you need to edit PHP’s configuration settings. Unfortunately, not everyone has their own web server, so most of the time people are constrained by the limits of shared hosting. But you can still modify your base php.ini file by creating your own php.ini with the edits that you want. Your php.ini file needs to be in every folder that’s going to be affected, or at least in the folder where

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