Problems since migration.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shivetya, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    Well first is I have to admin accounts, the one I created when I turned on the MBP and the migrated one. Can I delete the first out right?

    Second, I have items on the Finder side bar that say "The volume for xxxx cannot be found". I can't remove them or seem to fix them. This occurs for Music, Pictures, and Download.

    How do I recover from that?

    I am trying to find where 60g of my disk space is and it isn't easy. I have a feeling I have to do the migration all over again and frankly I am not happy about it.

    All my apps came across... but my music isn't here and neither is my downloads from the old machine
  2. zhell macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009
    Here's what I would do

    I would keep two admin accounts handy, but set the password of the one you never use to something really complex and write it down on a piece of paper you put somewhere save, such as at your mom's home.

    As to those sidebar icons, maybe try to disable all of them in "Finder->Prefernences", then log out and back in, and re-enable them.

    To find out where your space went, enter this command in Terminal:
    sudo du -sch "/Volumes/Macintosh HD"/* | egrep '^ *[1-9][.0-9]*G'
    This should yield a list of folders that use multiple GBs. If your disk is not called "Macintosh HD", replace it with the name of your disk.
  3. Shivetya thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    I found a different way to fix those naughty places.

    Within Finder I could not even click on them. However when I went into the preferences area of the library and double clicked on an item to edit it I had a slight problem.

    All attempts to save wanted to make a new document. That was a boon because on the left were all the items I expect on Finder (this was a save file dialog). Well - I could grab the bad places and poof them.

    Go figure.

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