Browsing articles in "MacOSx Tips"

Paragon NTFS for Mac – How to get it free

Dec 11, 2017   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

Today while trying to play around with NTFS support in MAC, stumbled across article for best tools to achieve this and while testing found Paragon-Softwares NTFS for Mac, it was easy to setup and in comparison to purchase is just $19.99, but I wanted something more cheaper (free tools are there but they pose security risk), so came across howtogeek article and found a very nice link of seagate which states that seagate provide this tool for free, I was really amazed that how come I never discovered this earlier, I used to ignore the tools which comes with with seagate drives, anyway, the gist of this article is how you can get it free, so it’s simple, attach any of your seagate drive, go to below link, download the setup and run it, it will install with a breeze (if you already have it installed, no need to install as setup will replace it automatically), once installed, no need to provide any serial, etc., it comes unlocked.


Hope you will find this article useful and save some money and avoid piracy 😉

Enjoy and thanks Seagate!

How to Remove Icons from the Toolbar/Menu Bar in Mac OS X

Apr 11, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

If your Mac Toolbar or Menubar is cluttered or have unwanted items, you can remove items from the tool/menu bar by holding down the Command key and dragging items out of the menu. The icon will disappear into a puff of dust, the same way an icon from the Dock or sidebar disappear.


Working with Recovery HD in MACOSx Lion

Mar 25, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

While working with Lion OSx you may sometimes find yourself in difficult situations like disk utility reported HD errors, file system is corrupt, etc etc. which requires you to boot your system in recovery mode. Now while working with one such situation when I found one of my jpeg file was found corrupt, I enquired disk utility and it reported “Incorrect number of file hard links” error, now when i tried rebooting Lion OSx in recovery HD mode using instructions provided by Apple i.e. Restart your mac and keep “command +R” pressed until Apple logo appears; now while dong this I always got stuck At grey screen with “no entry” signboard. It was a difficult situation but m good luck was that my HD was still working on normal reboot, so I did some research and found few solutions, please use them if found useful,

1. Make sure your EFI firmware is upto date, if your mac is 2010+ by using following link –
Note: this is required in case you are interested in installing Lion directly from internet if you lost your HD


How to resize column view in Finder in MacOSx Lion

Mar 25, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments
You may find sometime annoying that in column view i.e. “View as Column” setting, Finder is not displaying the full folder names and everytime you need to just drag the column width temporarily, so it fits. Oddly enough, the next time you open up Finder, the column width goes back to the default setting. Please find some tips to do this with much more ease,

Show User Library Directory in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Mar 21, 2012   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

Starting with Lion OS Apple has made User>Library invisible to keep people from accidentally deleting or damaging files that are necessary for OS X Lion to function properly.

How to get it back


How to edit MacOS Lion hosts file

Nov 27, 2011   //   by NG   //   MacOSx Tips  //  No Comments

Today, I was trying to restore IOS 5.0.1 firmware file on my iPhone and for same continuously receiving an error message as “This Device Isn’t Eligible For The Requested Build”

In order to fix, you need to update your host file to stop interaction of iTunes with Apple servers, for same I was struggling to edit hosts file in LION, found a good link mentioned in helpful links below which clearly stated how to edit hosts file in Lion OSX.


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