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Part 1: Background and Basics > Be Prepared: Preventing Problems

Chapter 2. Be Prepared: Preventing Problems

Tooling Up

Damage Control

Damaged Files and Disks

Software Bugs and Conflicts

A Troubleshooter's Toolkit

Troubleshooting with the Finder

Get Info

About This Computer

Window Headers

Sherlock

The Erase Disk and Empty Trash Commands

Preventive Maintenance

Have an Emergency Startup Disk Ready

Apple's Disk Tools Startup Floppy Disk (and related startup floppy disks)

CD-ROM Startup Discs

Secondary Hard Drives or Partitions as Startup Disks

Universal Startup Disks

Save and Back Up Your Work

Save Your Work... Often

Selecting Backup Software and Hardware

Devise a Good Backup Strategy

Prune Your Hard Drive

Delete Unnecessary Data and Application Files

Delete Items from the System Folder

Delete Mystery Files

Other Ways to Save or Get More Space

Install Protection Utilities

Protect Against Virus Infections

Protect Against Accidentally Deleted Files

Protect Against Accidentally Erased Hard Drives

Protect Against Disk Damage

Protect Against Data Loss Due to System Crashes

Give Your Macintosh a Tune-up

Defragment/Optimize Your Disk

Rebuild Your Desktop File

Check and/or Replace the System File

Stay Up-to-Date


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