How to tell if you’re running the 32 bit or 64 bit kernel in Mac OS X

Open the Terminal and type the following command: uname -a If you’re using a 32 bit Kernel in Mac OS X: iMac:~ user$ uname -a Darwin iMac.local 10.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0: Fri Jul 31 22:47:34 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1456.1.25~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 see the i386 on the end there? That indicates it’s the 32 bit kernel If … Read moreHow to tell if you’re running the 32 bit or 64 bit kernel in Mac OS X

Force Spotlight to re-index your hard disk in Mac OS X Lion

Here’s how you can force Spotlight to re-index your hard disk to fix search errors. 1. Open the Terminal application. 2. Type in this command: sudo mdutil -E / 3. Type in your administrator’s password when prompted. sudo mdutil -s / To turn indexing on for all volumes, you enter: sudo mdutil -i on / … Read moreForce Spotlight to re-index your hard disk in Mac OS X Lion

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