Posted 3/27/2021 15:56 (#8919385 - in reply to #8917827) Subject: RE: Mac problems long post
I can't help you with your current problem, but will offer advice for when you get back running again...
I now store everything in iCloud. Anyone running Apple products these days probably has an AppleID and some iCloud storage. I pay 99 cents/mo for some additional storage. I no longer use my internal hard drive for anything other than the OS. I have slow DSL and it works well enough that I prefer the security of my files being safe (and accessible by all of my devices) over the risk of losing everything to a HD crash. If my computer dies or gets destroyed, I now get a different one, boot it up, log in to my account, and all my stuff is right there. Some may not like this idea, thinking that Apple has access to their files. If they want access to my PDF versions of operator manuals, have at it.