A special message thrown/displayed by software to indicate a problem, usually in a dialog box

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Freeze on boot after installing Yosemite

Sorry for the writing style but I am typing from my smartphone now. My MacBook pro on Mavericks worked like a charm but crazy as I am I decided to install Yosemite without any backup as I am lacking ...
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Mac asked me to force shutdown my laptop

I've never seen that. A kind of shade slowly took over my screen and a message asked me to hold the power button until the macbook shuts down. Here is the error report: Interval Since Last Panic ...
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What's the OS X equivalent of a BSOD?

As a Windows user, I've seen my share of BSODs. I've also seen some errors from Macs, but as I haven't used them as long, I don't really know what the Mac OS X error screens are like. I've seen some ...
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/bin/sh: rm: command not found

I have problems with some applications that use AppleScript shell script feature. For example, Growl's uninstall scripts shows an error: error "/bin/sh: rm: command not found" number 127 The source ...
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How to copy paste Xcode warnings?

Is there a way to copy paste the content of this warnings in Xcode ?
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Strange Pop-up appldnld.apple.com:80

I received a strange Pop Up message. The unsettling part is password will be sent in clear text. Is my phone affected with any malware or app virus ?
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Early 2011 MBP has odd dots on external monitor

I have this Mac: And it's attached to an Acer P191w. It will show an odd grid of dots on the external monitor like so: When I move the application the dots will get 'refreshed' and go away ...
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iPhone restore error “This device isn't eligible for the requested build” - tried everything..?

I restored my iPhone 4s yesterday on my computer and it went through with no problems. Today when my iPhone crashed and I tried to restore it again - I keep getting the message "This device isn't ...
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Eclipse quit unexpectedly (Mac OS X 10.7.4 and Eclipse 3.8)

I had an Eclipse environment all wrong, than I decided to install another (newer) version from scratch. After I "uninstalled" the older version, I downloaded the Eclipse for Java Developers 64-bit for ...
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What is iTunes Error 13019?

I am trying to help someone sync their IPhone 4 to their desktop computer, in order to make a backup of their info (contacts, their numbers, calendar dates and such). This person has an IPhone 4 ...
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“Set time zone automatically using current location” is not working. Why?

Although I keep my system time & date in check using time.asia.apple.com, I can't "Set time zone automatically using current location". I get the error message, "Unable to determine current ...
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Mail can't connect to… non-existing account

I get alerts from mail that a password to one of the mail accounts is not valid. This may well be - however, I'm not using that account any longer. In the account list - this account is NOT present - ...
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Xcode gives .DS_Store conflict error

Me and my partner are using Xcode's built-in git to edit code together. When I tried to pull a change, I am having .DS_Store files conflict. We are both working on the storyboard and adding images ...
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Replace “Compress” in Finder context menu with other compression app

I've lost some sensitive data because the built-in compression utility generates corrupt files and doesn't show any error. After I compressed about 1 Gb of files with Finder's "Compress", I decided ...
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Permissions error when downloading or quick-looking attachments in mail.app after symlinking Mail Downloads directory

Awhile back, I symlinked my ~/Library/Mail Downloads directory to ~/Downloads so that my email attachments would be downloaded to the same location that all my other applications download files to. ...
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What techniques work to handle errors in AppleScript so I can place a dialog?

I'm new to programming and AppleScript and I have lots of problems with error handling. Could anybody share their error handling for file operations like move/trash files? Here is my code so far: ...
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Why does the Mac App Store show an “error” for a missing product?

A game that purchased a while ago in the Mac App Store is now "not currently available in the U.S. store", but continues to appear in my Applications folder as a download in progress and shows an ...
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Restoring a jailbroken iPhone

I'm trying to restore a iPhone 3g I got that was jailbroken. I plugged it into itunes and hit restore and received the error 1015 that it could not be restored. I've tried using the tinyumbrella ...
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Start up disk full due to backups

I am getting the "disk full" error message and my computer is running painfully slow. When I run OmniDiskSweeper to find out the culprit it shows that I have over 800GB in "Backups" most of them are ...
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How can you avoid error -43 when copying symlinked folder in Finder with a SAMBA share?

The context From a Mac running Mountain Lion, a share "Multimedia" served by QNAP NAS is mounted as root via SAMBA in the Finder. Let's say I create a symbolic link of a directory on the NAS such ...
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How do I triage errors from the AppStore? Where are the log files?

Am getting an error message when trying to reinstall TextWrangler from the App Store. The message given is An unknown error occurred. This is not terribly helpful. Where can I look to get more ...
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Restore from Backup: Apps in iTunes library were not installed on iPhone because Unknown Error occurred 0xE800002D

After iPhone Restore from Backup & Sync causes iTunes Error Message: I posted this weird copying behavior here: Issues & Errors with Restore from ios7 Backup to ios9 on iPhone 5? The ...
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BuildError(): error building a user of type

I'm getting a strange message each time I boot. For a quick second before the Apple Logo appears I see the text: BuildError(): error building a user of type 0x20010008 Then the Logo appears, and ...
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Where does this strange output in Terminal come from?

Everytime I open my terminal I get a little notification error: declare -x Apple_PubSub_Socket_Render="/tmp/launch-jsWpOJ/Render" declare -x DISPLAY="/tmp/launch-yARwMh/org.macosforge.xquartz:0" ...
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How to get rid of stuck terminal error

I don't exactly remember what I did last night, but ever since I get this message everytime I launch terminal. Not that it stops me from doing anything, it's just really annoying. Any help regarding ...
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Error while installing Mavericks in a clean hard drive

I've decided to reistall osx Mavericks on my MacBook, so I restarted my Mac clicking cmd ⌘+R. In recovery mode I erased the main hard drive so I can have a clean install. Then I selected "Install OS ...
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Time machine/capsule read-only error

I just got a new logic board installed on my Macbook Air (running OS X 10.9.4). Before the repair, I used a time capsule for backup (which has plenty of storage left). When my newly repaired MBA came ...
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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I am trying to install an app in OSX. But I am getting the below error The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible. When I get into the Applications, I'm able to see ...
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Disk not readable message when using

If I try to use either of the two usb ports on my macbook pro, I get the following message "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." and I don't have a disk inserted anywhere... I ...
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Shell script: Move folders + preserve structure

My goal I organize my projects into folders. These folders all live in my Completed projects folder. I am beginning to archive them into an Archived Projects folder, and I want to archive them in ...
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Error in logs: kernel[0]: Validation failed, dataSuffix

I've the following errors in my system logs when running Pages (or any iWork app): Aug 4 19:01:09 kernel[0]: Validation failed, dataSuffix: Aug 4 19:01:09 kernel[0]: b9 d5 6f e2 28 3e b9 48 82 12 ...
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Can not open Mail app since I updated the last version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

I just update my version of Mountain Lion and then when I try to open my Mail app I receive this message : I tried to reinstall Mail but I actually don't know how to do it. Anyone know what is the ...
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External drive error while moving files, now folder is inaccessible from Finder

I was moving some files from one external hard drive to another, while the system froze, and I had to reboot the hard way. When I logged in again, the folder was looking semi-transparent (as it is ...
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iPod 5th gen not showing in iTunes after error-check

I have a mate's 5th generation iPod 30gb from 2005. It kept popping up saying "check for errors" on my Windows 7 so I finally ran the check. I then loaded it up in iTunes, but it froze and I shut it ...
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Adobe Flash Player installation failed

Background When the Adobe Flash player update was auto-updated, I had to quit Safari and then continue the installation. Accidentally, I started Safari again right during the installation procedure. ...
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MDS Error: /var/folders/lM

I've been getting this error coming up in my system log. Having looked around for an answer, two things came up commonly: a problem with the spotlight database(s), and permissions on those folders. ...
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Boot Camp “Can't install the software” error

I'm getting the following nondescript error whenever I try to use Boot Camp assistant under 10.11.1 to setup a Windows 10 install. This happens while (or possibly right after) the process is ...
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VirtualBox error (0x1)

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Virtual Box instead of Parallels for a change. However VirtualBox was being a little problematic. First during the installation it finished with "Could not complete ...
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Issue in disabling SIP (rootless) in El Capitan

I have just installed El Capitan and I immediately experimented some problems because of the new SIP mechanism. Some tools I need as well as some tweaks did not work anymore. So, I decided to turn it ...
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Shutdown warning every time I log on

Whenever I log on, I get the "Your computer crashed previously, do you want to restart the running programs?" error; regardless of whether my machine crashed or not. Whether I press OK or Cancel, it ...
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XCode debug error Thread 1

Ok so I'm trying to work with swift on XCode but every time I start to run my code I get this Thread 1 Queue: com.apple.main-thread(serial) What does this mean?, and how do I fix it? Also i've ...
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How to fix “You are not allowed to use ”Application“”

How do I fix this message, I am Admin, Mobile. Even if i login to a root account this message still appears. I have iTerm so if any commands need to be inputted to fix this problem I can still do ...
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Connected to internet and can browsing but can't play some games

My iPhone is 5s. Just like the title said, whenever my iPhone / iPad connected to wifi I can't connect to some games like Puzzle and Dragon even though I can browse using safari, using fb / twitter / ...
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Why it shows "You are opening the application 'Xcode' for the first time?

I am running XCode v.5.1 in my Mountain Lion, I don't know why, but I'm getting this message after a successful start of Mac computer. I was already using this version of XCode before and now ...
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Reboot Error during the installation of OS X Maverick

I have a Macbook pro late 2011, with Lion 10.7.5 and I was trying to update to Mavericks. After downloading it and the process of installation everything were fine, but during the reboot I get this ...
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Something appears to be corrupting my kernel.log file, causing 5-10 second lock ups. What gives?

The Problem: Lately, every 10 minutes or so, my MacbookPro8,2 has been freezing up for 5-10 seconds. During those 5-10 seconds, video/audio content stops playing, all applications lock up, and hitting ...
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Issuing connecting to AFP shares - “(Error) Volume: Root store set to FSOnly with matching create!”

I'm having an issue connecting to my AFP shares on my unRAID server. After a couple of days of troubleshooting, I've narrowed down the issue to my Macbook and not the unRAID server. I am able to ...
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Clicking help on Time Machine “to improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you” message cancels it?

On a fairly new machine running 10.8.3 I'm getting the message: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “<disk>”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new ...
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“# is not registered with iMessage” error

Let me clearly establish that I am not trying to send a sms to a non-iPhone user. On my OS x Mountain Lion macbook pro I was sending iMessages from the Messages application just fine until all of a ...
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Why am I receiving the error “Photos for the iCloud account [username] cannot be accessed”?

I'm receiving this error message periodically: Photos for the iCloud account "name@email.com" cannot be accessed. Review your account information in System Preferences. Photo Stream is enabled ...