Monday, June 17, 2013

Tips: Moving Itunes Backup to another drive

I am in the situation again that I don't have enough space on my primary SSD on my sony vaio. I recently restored my laptop and I forgot to move my itunes backup to another drive. I lost 12Gb of primary hard disk space to itunes.

Here is a good site that shows how  to move the itunes backup folder to another drive. Itunes refers to its fixed location of its backup at your primary drive Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup. The trick here is to create a symbolic link of that  backup folder and redirect it to a new backup folder of a new drive. So here is how to do it.

1. Create a new backup folder for itunes in the new drive. For my case I created E:/Itunesbackup
2. Copy your existing Backup folder (under your primary drive Apple Computer\MobileSync\)  to this new folder (created in step 1). Delete the Backup folder.
3. Go to start button and in the short cut box type and enter the following:

%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync

4. Open a command prompt by holding the shift key and right click on the windows explorer and selecting open command prompt here.

5. On the command prompt execute the following create the symbolic link using the following:

"mklink /J “%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup” “E:\ItunesBackup”

Note: Make sure you delete the Backup folder.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Micro Fiber towel for your car

If you wash your car like me, you need to invest into car cleaning items. I bought from those cheap items from China to the expensive ones with brands like 3M. Last week I chance upon a micro fiber towel in Handy Man at Robinson's Forum/Pioneer. The salesman convinced me of this new brand from Germany which had micro micro fiber. I decided to buy the micro ultra absorber since my 3M chamois is not as effective anymore. I have also the 3M micro fiber towel which I used to polish and dry.

I tried the new microfiber towel and to my amazement, it dries the car streak free or at least significantly better than the ones I used. It is quite absorbent and you don't need to re-wipe areas. In fact I don't wipe off water but I softly pat off the water.

The microfiber towel cost about 210Pesos. You can check their facebook page here: Mikrofasser.