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Disk Utility is less useful using Sierra 10.12 – part 2

Disk Uutility 10.12 lost features
When I am evaluating whether to upgrade my Mac’s operating system, I naturally assume that any new release will have more features and improved functionality. If you are a Mac user running a discontinued yet perfectly usable OS like Mountain Lion 10.8 and have come to rely upon Disk Utility in your arsenal of everyday tools, you may be unpleasantly surprised at the menu options that are no longer available in Sierra 10.12.

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Cannot burn CD-R from iTunes

From today’s mailbag:

I’m trying to do something on my Mac that should be simple, but it’s not! I’m trying to burn a CD. I have a CD-R-52x that I bought from Walgreens (Corner Office is the brand) but when i try to burn a cd, I get this error message:

“The device failed to calibrate the laser power level for this media.”

i checked some Mac forums but I’m becoming frustrated as they are getting too technical. I tried some crazy fix (having to do with language settings, etc.) and then read about this fix on the Apple support site:




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