I love my MacBook; however, recently I found a receipt that reminded me that even a Mac wants some extra attention sometimes. Especially, with all the possible threats out there in cyberspace. 😐
On Thursday, June 23, 2013, my MacBook encountered a file on its hard drive that was too confusing for it to sort out so it subsequently decided not to boot. I remember I investigated it long into the night then decided to take it to see a Mac Doctor at Mac Made Easy on June 24, 2013, for a ‘Physical Exam’!
During data backup, a file was discovered (title was something like …~.gif) that the backup kept failing on. We finally had it move this file to the trash, and immediately emptied the trash. Then the backup was started again. This time it worked; and when the Mac was again booted into Mac OS, it made a complete and ‘Happy Mac’ boot.
A full scan with Mac Tech Tools turned up no further issues with the directory structure; but a surface scan shows one error on the hard disk. It is not a serious error and is probably related to the Boot Camp partition so I carry on for now.
I just finished putting Mac back as I had configured before (minus the file-tangler), then ‘Business as Usual’ 😀
With Apple gaining in popularity, be certain that they will also draw the eye of a few ‘Crackers’ (Hackers with Mal intent)!
HAPPY MAC and HAPPY Computing!!!