Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video About Target Disk mode, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
Target this mode is a way to access the startup drive on one computer, as if it…was just another external drive. I find this most useful for…troubleshooting and repairing startup drive on that other computer.…For example, I'll launch Disk Utility on this computer.…I'll select the startup drive that I'm using.…And you note down here, I can verify the disk, but I can't repair it.…And the reason is because you can't repair the drive that you boot from.…So, what if this Mac is having problems, how do I repair the thing?…Well, one way to do this is to boot from the restore partition, and then run Disk…Utility from there, and it would talk about that in another tip.…
It's a good solution in some cases, but not all.…For example, sometimes you need to use better tools to repair that Mac.…In that case, I might want to boot into Target Disk Mode, so that I can better…repair the other Mac. You engage Target Disk Mode by stringing…either a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable between your Mac, depending on what kind…of ports you have your Mac. If one has just a Thunderbolt connector,…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
Repairing your keychain1m 48s
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