MacBook Pro SSD Failure and Recovery of Data?

Summary: MacBook Pro is not detected, or MacBook Pro SSD failure error can easily be solved using the help of Mac data recovery software. In addition to this, users can also recover their complete data stored in solid-state drives quite easily using the help of tips and software mentioned in this article.

A solid-state drive (SSD), is one of the most popular data storage devices when compared with other data storage media like CD, DVD, and USB Drive, etc. Before we start discussing about SSD failure problem, let’s talk some basic introduction of SSD failure reasons and how to recover data from a failed SSD drive.

SSD Drive: A solid-state drive is a kind of data storage device, which is built from electronic memory chips. It consists of data storage device controlled by different dimensions. Regarding shape, size, specification and other dimensions, a solid-state drive is nearly as same as another traditional drive. The major points, which makes a solid-state drive different from the regular drive, is its reliability and security.

However, after all, SSD is also a hard drive and similar to any other drive; there can occur a problem in SSD at any point in time. Once the solid-state drive starts giving problem, selecting the best Mac SSD recovery tool become necessary in order to recover the data from a failed SSD drive. Before we start with the SSD recovery software, let’s discuss some of the major reasons responsible for the data loss in solid-state drives.

Data Loss Causes on Solid State Drive

·       Virus Attack: When a virus or malware affected solid state drive gets connected with a Mac system, it will most likely results in the data loss problem.


·       Improper Operation via Mac keyboard: Sometimes, performing wrong keyboard operation on the solid-state drive will also lead to the data loss problem.


·       SSD Damage: When some internal damage on solid-state drive occurs, there is more probability that you lost some or all the files stored on the solid-state drive.


·       Partition Loss on SSD: On a solid-state drive, when the partition loss problems occur, all the data stored on the SSD gets deleted automatically.


·       Power Failure: Power failure problems can also result in the data loss on SSD.


·       Software Upgrade Problem: Mac Pro can’t SSD detect when some software upgrade problem occurs.


·       Incorrect installation or reinstallation of macOS: Faulty installation of Mac operating system can do serious damages on a well running solid-state drives. As a result, it makes the whole SSD undetectable for future.


How to Recovers Data from the Failed SSD Drive

Data recovery from the solid-state drive can be done using the help of a professional Mac Data Recovery Software. Mac users can use Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Software whenever they face the SSD undetectable or SSD data loss problems due to any of the above-discussed causes. This data recovery software provides 100% recovery of video, audio, images, text files.

Author Note: The above-discussed data recovery software for SSD drive can act as a data rescue program to recover the data from a failed SSD drives. Also, if possible, try to avoid all the causes responsible for the SSD failure or data loss on SSD drive (as discussed above).

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How to set Out of Office in Outlook

Summary: Many of you may be not aware of this feature in outlook “Out Of Office ”. Don’t worry this article will help and let you know about this specific Outlook Feature and Guide you  how to set auto reply in outlook 2013, 2010 ,2016 etc.

we are living in the modern world in which people are so busy in their life. Technology helps the people for getting some spare time . In this article i will describe you How to Set out of office in outlook.

What is Out of Office: Many people don’t know what is out of office and how it works and for what purpose we can use this. 


Here is the simple example to explain you , suppose you are on vacation and your bank sent you email and it was urgent may be it was about your loan payment date  but you are not available at that time and when you check in future the last date of the loan payment has passed ,now you are going to give some penalty .such a panic situation for you. To handle such kind of situation where you are unavailable “Out Of Office” will lets your friends, colleagues, customers  and other email senders that:

  • ·         You are unavailable.
  • ·         The time when you back.
  • ·         And if you have any urgent work to whom you may contact.

It will send automatic replies to the sender the message you want to send.

Settings for Out of Office in Outlook 2010 , 2013 and 2016:

There are few steps that you need to follow to set automatic reply in Outlook.

Step1: Open the Microsoft office outlook. Go to the file then click on  File .


When you click on file you will see many option where listed , now click on info tab.


Step 2: Now click on  Automatic replies (Out of Office).


Note: If you are not seeing this option it means you are not using your Exchange accounts. You have to make sure that you are using Exchange account because “Out of office assistance” or Automatic replies features is not available on Non-Exchange accounts.

Step 3: Now select the Select automatics replies.


if you want to customise settings for specific time and date range you have to click on Only send During this time range check box then set you Start time and End time.

Step 4: You can see two tabs naming Inside my organization and Outside my organization. In inside My organization you can write any message you want to share for your organization. 


In the Outside My Organization you can write the message that you want to send Outside your Organization.

Step 5: If you want more accurate and detailed incoming messages you can also do that. There is a Rule button which you can see in the left corner of the dialogue box. In this you can define additional parameters of automatic replies while you are unavailable.



Step 6: Now click OK.

 What is Exchange account and Non-Exchange accounts:

As i already told you this feature is not available in Non Exchange accounts. Now the first thing you need to know is what is Exchange and Non Exchange account?

Exchange accounts: This is a type of Email server which gives Microsoft specific features through Outlook. If you are using Exchange server few things you need to know like:

  • ·         Username.
  • ·         And your Exchange server name.

Example of Exchange Email providers:

  • ·         Applemail.
  • ·         Office 365.

·         Microsoft Outlook.

Non Exchange Accounts: Non Exchange account such as POP3 or IMAP(Internet Message Access Protocol).In it you can receive and send message without downloading in your local system .Your message are save on the mail server and you can use your messages and email client from anywhere. If you are using Non Exchange few things you should know like:

·         Username.

·         Name of your server.

·         And your port settings.


·         GoDaddy.

·         Verizon.

Conclusion: Now i hope you know how to set Out of Office in Outlook. It means you don’t need to worry if are not in your office and you boss sent you a mail. Through this you can sample Out of Office message and it will send automatic. Now you can set the time and date of your message and if someone send you may mail it will automatically reply.

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Hello all!

I left KACE/Dell/Quest a few months ago and am no longer involved with ITNinja. However, I have recently created a new community at

ITNinja is and will remain the place for discussing KACE products! This is a great community that I'm happy to have played a large part in. Long term plans I cannot speak for, but to my knowledge there is no plan to make any changes to the ITNinja community which has been operating pretty much on its own now thanks to its valuable moderators. I have addressed the "what does this mean for ITNinja" question here if you would like to read more on the topic:

So while the KACE conversation should remain right here, I wanted to share a little about what is going on over at AppDetails for your consideration...
  • Software Tips - AppDetails is home to a software tip library, which has been established for the sharing of any related tips of interest to the IT community. A familiar concept to those that knew AppDeploy (and now ITNinja), but it is something that I originally conceived and wanted to bring with me to AppDetails. 
  • Articles - You can browse overviews of every management product on the market, keep up with the latest industry news, new product releases, and enjoy technical reviews. I've written over 50 such articles already and have published my current backlogs for additional products and companies to be covered in the forums. 
  • Message Boards - Naturally, a place to discuss related topics is provided. This time back in the AppDeploy style of a traditional message board (versus a Q&A system). Here you can make friends, join groups and send private messages. 
  • Events - AppDetails offers a crowd sourced event calendar for all in person and online events relevant to the topic of application and systems management.
  • Software - The site also features a growing catalog of management solutions (including KACE) were you can register your interest for a free pre-sales discussion with yours truly. 
  • Services - Similar goes for anyone needing help creating packages, managing systems, responding to an audit, etc. I've established connections with some of the best providers in the industry and can make referrals based on your needs, locale and budget.
It has a point system for participation and those points can be earned to move up in rank and compete with your peers much as you can here at ITNinja. As an added value, the points at AppDetails can be used to purchase real rewards in the AppDetails shop (only a couple of items are in there now, but more are to come). This community just launched a week ago so now is the time to establish a relatively easy lead! Visit this page for more on the point system.  

Please know that I'm not looking to steal you from ITNinja, it is hands down the best place to discuss KACE topics. It is a great community and I hope it remains so. That said, I am hoping that you will also come and take part in this new endeavor as a place to discuss broader systems and application management topics.

Bob Kelly
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Knowledge Base Article Reports

Here are some knowledge base article reports I’ve created in my environment as well as some modifications that you could make to them.


Title: Knowledge Base Articles with rating less than 4

Description: Report will contain a list of KB articles with a rating less than 4. Note less than 4 doesn’t include 4. Ordered By KB Article Views













If you wish to see all KB articles Ordered By their Page Views simply remove the “WHERE ADVISORY_RATINGS.RATING < 4”. This will list all KB articles.

One could also modify the WHERE statement to focus on page views instead of user ratings of the article. The example below is the same report but the WHERE statement is looking for articles with less than 100 views. You can change or adjust this as you wish.










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Move Mac and Windows BootCamp Partition to another Drive

Summary: This how-to based article explains the procedure to move Mac and Windows BootCamp partitions from two different hard drives to a single hard drive without having the need to format either. The post suggests using Stellar Drive Clone to clone both partitions before performing the shift.

One of our end users came up with a query where he had two decent sized working hard drives, one running Mac OS X (GUID partition table) and one running Windows (MBR scheme). As he wanted to install both operating systems on a single large sized hard drive but didn’t wish to reinstall either of the operating systems, he wanted a solution where he could safely copy both the partitions into another drive. We provided the below solution as an affirmative response.

Steps to move Mac and Windows partition to another drive

Follow the steps below:

Step 1) Firstly, clone Mac hard drive and back up the BootCamp partition using Stellar Drive Clone software. It is the safest hard drive cloning utility available in the market and it comes with several benefits: the ability to create a disk image of entire Mac hard drive, Solid State Drives, Partitions, External Hard Drives, backing up your entire Mac including the BootCamp partitions, restoring from disk image, etc. Since the software supports HFS-to-HFS, FAT-to-FAT, and NTFS-to-EXFAT cloning, it should be ideal to perform cloning for both your Mac and Windows partitions that need to be moved.

Step 2) When the clones have been created, reboot from your cloned Mac OSX installation and prepare to repartition the hard drive on which you want to install both the operating systems. Let’s call it ‘Target.’

Step 3) Create at least 2 partitions on Target keeping in mind that the Mac volume needs to be formatted using the GUID, a journaled file system.

Note: If you’re using OS X 10.7 Lion and want to retain the hidden recovery partition, you may have to reinstall Lion and restore from your backup. Thereafter, you can proceed with BootCamp installation.

Step 4) Clone back the OSX Installation that you booted from to the Mac partition on Target.

Step 5) Do the equivalent process for your Windows installation.

Step 6) Boot into each partition and test to make sure everything works as expected.


With these steps, you should have both Mac and Windows installed on a single drive if you’ve followed all the above steps diligently. However, if you have any doubts before you begin, please share it in our ‘Comments Section’ and we would be glad to answer to your queries at the earliest possible time.

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