In that case, unless you backed them up some other way, you are probably stuffed. I know my wife's ipad and iphone only back up their data automatically to the icloud and I guess an Apple Mac would be the same. The backup would be encrypted and couldn't be accessed by anybody else. Not a great lover of Apple products, being a PC and Android fan, but the one good thing about them is that the enclosed and restricted eco system they use is usually very secure.Don't have iCloud, never used it. Probably didn't want to share my contacts with an alias computer to use their emails and addresses etc for profit or gain.
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Go to the bottom of the screen and click on system preferences,a screen will pop up with iCloud on.Don't have iCloud, never used it. Probably didn't want to share my contacts with an alias computer to use their emails and addresses etc for profit or gain.
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Its of no use if you are not using icloud! If he has not used it....not even on another piece of tech....you are stuffed `as peter10 has quoted. You can if you pay for it....retrieve anything on the HDGo to the bottom of the screen and click on system preferences,a screen will pop up with iCloud on.
Exactly ...and if you don't believe in account names and passwords, then you're offline everywhere these days.I can’t see how data in cloud storage can be hacked remotely unless it’s via the user’s own host device or the account name & password were available.
Well, we were discussing cloud security & that is secure except for the same weak links as a user's computer would have.KEVENH, Just because YOU cannot see it, don't mean it's not happened or happening. Millions of P.C's have been hacked, and all users thought they were safe.
Switching computer types is hard.No, on balance reading replies I should have trusted the cloud, for minor stuff. I now wish had never heard of apple and the MacBook, I got on real well with a desktop PC. But at over £2000 am not quite ready to dump it. As mentioned I use a pc as a typewriter and internet, not a lot of success with managing photos. My main hobby is genealogy using Family Tree Maker, and have some 11,000 names. Doing trees for family and friends. It's a bit like a Jig-Saw, it's not complete until you have exhausted every avenue of research.
P.s. The 1 country have always had a yearning for is NZ, when I was kid I used to walk a neighbours dog, and her sister lived in NZ and she gave me a calendar with the photos, soft sell, but a seed was sown.
To eject correctly highlight what you want to eject. Then on the top right of the keyboard there is and arrow with a black line under it press that and it will list what you can eject. If not done properly every time it can get corrupted. You can also do it by right clicking same result. Hope this helps.Thanks Kiwi, checked the time machine, last backed up was last November, and have no idea how it was done even then.
I was useless at languages and computers are another language to me. I us it as a typewriter, and for emails mostly. When I remove a USB or disc, Mac says 'naughty naughty, didn't eject correctly'. But gives no clue as to how to eject safely.
But have bought on eBay several hundred, and wish I could sell, but have problems with a digital camera, I take a picture, but when down loaded appears as a video, which is no good for eBay. It doesn't matter what camera setting I use. Always stores as a video.The camera a Linux, is a year old.
KEVENH, Just because YOU cannot see it, don't mean it's not happened or happening. Millions of P.C's have been hacked, and all users thought they were safe.
Thanks everyone, just wish I was born in era that used computers instead of an ink well on the desk, and the ink monitor always had blue fingers.LOL
That was the days you're work was marked by the number of blots obliterated your writing.