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Posts made in April, 2014

Finding lost iPhone photos from an iTunes PC backup

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Tech / Equipment | 0 comments

Finding lost iPhone photos from an iTunes PC backup

(The short answer – use Picturescue.) The challenge: To retrieve photos from a damaged itunes backup when an Apple Store had wiped the phone back to factory settings and restoring the phone from the old backup was no longer possible. The answer: Take the itunes backup files (which in this case happened to be from a pc) which contain all the random file-name files (info.plist, manifest.mbdb, manifest.mbdx, manifest.plist, status.plist) and copy them on to a Mac. The lost photo files are readable / viewable as graphics but finding out the proper filename and renaming over 1000 files...

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Mac – show hidden files

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Tech / Equipment, Web | 0 comments

Mac – show hidden files

How to show hidden files on Mac: This is a reminder for me but you may also find it useful. Terminal Command: Mavericks 10.9 defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE 10.6 – 10.8: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE   After either of those you may need to restart your Mac, or at the very least type: killall Finder If you don’t feel comfortable using Terminal, try a Google search for software such as: InVisible 1.2.1 Show Hide Invisible Files 1.6 iShow Invisible 1.6.5 Show Hide Invisible Files...

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When WordPress just goes white

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Internet, Web | 0 comments

When WordPress just goes white

If you are an admin of a WordPress site, maybe a community or charity site, and one day the site just isn’t there.  What do you do? Well, if there are no error messages displayed and the page is just as white as a sheet (and possibly your / your clients face), this might help. I recently had this issue and found it was due to a plugin using up all the available memory on the (shared) server / space.  So it’s a plugin – but which one?!  And you probably can’t even log in to the site to disable anything. You probably can still access the site via FTP and then you...

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