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

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iPhone 4S losing data connection while still showing 3G/EDGE symbol and appropriate reception

I sometimes discover that my iPhone 4S is no longer able to receive data from the cellular network, although the 3G/EDGE badge is still showing, alongside two bars. Usually I first suspect the ...
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How do I troubleshoot “An error has occurred” when trying to update the Kindle app in the Mac App Store?

I'm able to update other apps, but for several days now I get "An error has occurred" when I press the Update button for the Kindle app: I wonder if the App Store is confused since it's displaying ...
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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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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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Can't find my apache error_log folder

new Mac (Yosemite) and setting up a new dev environment. At the moment cannot find any error_log folder at the following paths: /var/log/apache2/error_log /private/var/log/apache2/error_log ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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Error while unpartitioning hard drive?

I've tried to install Ubuntu (and gave up), but now there's a stuck partition, of 24.22 gigabytes. The pink shows the partition. I want to unpartition it, but when I try to delete it, an error ...
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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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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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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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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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“You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored”

Every time I take a screenshot, I get this error: You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored. How do I fix 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 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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Pen drive does not show on mac on attaching but show error on removal?

My problem is that when I attach my pen drive to any of the ports on my Mac, it won't show up on my Mac, but when I remove the pen drive, it shows the error, "The disk was not ejected properly. If ...
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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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iMovie error when saving to camera roll

When ever I try to export a video from my camera roll (at whatever file size) it comes up with the message 'an error has occurred during export'. I have tried everything I found when searching the ...
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My iPhone isn't playing WhatsApp videos sent from an android device through WhatsApp

I have an iPhone 5s and it isn't playing videos sent to me on WhatsApp, the sender is a Samsung user so maybe that's why? I can only hear the sound but the image is blank. Is there a way to fix this ...
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Why is SpotlightNetHelp denied file-read-data for root?

I'm getting many of these two similar errors on my console. 10/21/15 11:06:29.737 AM sandboxd[140]: ([368]) SpotlightNetHelp(368) deny file-read-data / 10/21/15 11:07:11.000 AM kernel[0]: ...
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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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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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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 ...