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

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Downloaded apps does not start, error -10658

When I downloaded an application (e.g. RubyMine) and transfered it to the Applications folder, the application wont start (nothing happens). It is not limited to the Applications folder, it appears ...
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Error 2009 when restoring iPhone

I have a jailbreaked iPhone 4 and I updated from version 5 to v6 in wifi. The screen shows only the recovery mode, but when I connect it to iTunes, it detects the iPhone but needs to update it. When ...
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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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Permission denied error when opening Terminal

I'm using a clean install of 10.8. I wanted to add a couple of directories to my path. I tried adding them to /etc/paths using sudo vim /etc/paths Now when I open a terminal window I see this: ...
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apache on OSX 10.8 not starting

I had Apache working on my 10.8 MPBR. I haven't used it for a few weeks, and now it doesn't seem to start. I get nothing in /private/var/log/apache2. Nothing, meaning no logging at all, error or ...
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What steps can I take to recover data from a FileVault 2 encrypted boot volume that won't boot and is stuck in “converting” status?

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro running OS X 10.8 on a 500GB (upgraded from original) 1-2 year old hard drive. The drive was encrypted with FileVault2, and the system was running fine a few months ago until ...
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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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Macbook Pro wont open apps or download content due to Error Code: -50.

My Macbook Pro ran into a problem and reported Error: -50. I cannot open applications such as Chrome, Word, and others. I cannot download content or move content to the trash because it says the ...
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Error while installing Homebrew on Lion

I started installing Homebrew on my Mac Lion v10.7.4 but got the following error. ==> Downloading and Installing Homebrew... Failed during: Error: /usr/bin/xcode-select returned unexpected error. ...
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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 ...
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getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)

UPDATE: Rich's solution (with the checkmark) solved my problem! I also posted an answer with a workaround that may help if Rich's solution doesn't work for you. The answer that received the bounty was ...
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iTunes suddenly decided my mp3s are mpga movies that iTunes won't play. What happened?

I have a bunch of music I ripped from CD myself. I haven't played all of it recently, mostly listening to my iPhone instead. I went to play some old tracks only to be told by iTunes "this movie ...
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Statistics on MacBook Air failures?

Are there any statistics available about failure rates for MacBook Air by time? For example, what are the chances of failing within 1, 3, 6, 12 months, etc.
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Gmail on iPad not working ..error message

I'm seeing this problem all over the web and I'm asking the same thing. I am not very computer savvy and would appreciate an answer that is easy to understand. When I try to access my Gmail account ...
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How to fix weird screen issues on Macbook Pro after appr. half an hour of activity?

Recently my couple year old MacBook Pro has been acting up strangely. I generally use it for watching videos. After about half an hour or so of activity, the screen starts to look like this: ...
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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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Getting Time Machine backups working with an Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS

I'm getting some strange behaviour from Time Machine since upgrading to Moutain Lion using the Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS as the end point for the backups. Getting the first backup to complete ...
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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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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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iPhoto refuses to open, even after deletion and reinstall

Here's the error message: Dyld Error Message: Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/NyxAudioAnalysis.framework/Versions/A/NyxAudioAnalysis Referenced from: ...
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How to fix Quicktime error -2048 (doesn't understand file format)?

I recently transferred a movie made on iMovie from my iPad to my PC. It's a big file I transferred with Photo Transfer App. On the PC, Quicktime refuses to play the file. It gives error -2048 ...
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Can I get files off an iPhone 4 that is stuck in a firmware update loop?

So I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS6 today (using the built in updater on the iPhone). The phone did some stuff for a while and then rebooted with a progress bar which never updates. If I leave it long ...
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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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Strange QuickLook Error

I recently installed an SSD (m4 crucial latest firmware) with TRIM enabled on my late 2011 MBP 13". I did a clean install of Mountain Lion 10.8.1, enabled FileVault 2 and everything was working fine ...
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Get exclamation point alert icon when opening most pictures in iPhoto

My Library appears to be intact. All the events and albums are normal in thumbnail view but when I open a picture I get this exclamation point error icon that fills the screen. Looks fine in ...
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App Store “An Unknown Error Has Occurred”, Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently?

When opening an application installed from the App Store (TextWrangler) I am prompted to sign in. After entering the correct Apple ID and password I get an error, An unknown error has occurred. This ...
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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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Finder error -50 when moving files from external NTFS hard disk

As per title, I'm using a external NTFS hard disk for storage (guess it doesn't matter the type, but I can give more informations if needed). It happen many times, however, that I receive Finder error ...
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Why are three newly-downloaded, up-to-date, unrelated applications not starting: “not supported on this type of Mac” *not a PowerPC problem*

Today, I downloaded the latest stable versions of three largely unrelated programs: Pixen, Tiled, and Gideros Studio (free Gideros pack). All three of these programs have crossed out icons, and return ...
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How do you get system diagnostic files from OS X?

I am trying to debug a crashed (or hanging) app. How do I get the diagnostic files from the crash?
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Damaged and can't be open app error message

I bought the iBoostUp app when I was using Lion, and one day it suddenly stopped working, I uninstalled it, and yesterday I got Mountain Lion hoping that it would get magically fixed, but it didn't. ...
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Error downloading Mountain Lion from AppStore

I had an error while downloading OS X Mountain lion from the App Store. It tells me this message "An error has occurred" and nerver wants to start downloading again. What should I do now!!!
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Cannot purchase from Mac App Store (“Connection failure” msg)

I have a 2008 MBP with 10.7.4. I use a WIFI and ethernet connection. I cannot purchase or download anything in the Mac App store on my computer. I can, using other folk's computers. After putting in ...
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What does this mean: “mds: (Warning) FMW: event:1 had an arg mismatch. ac:2 am:51”

mds: (Warning) FMW: event:1 had an arg mismatch. ac:2 am:51 This error shows up in my system.log file regularly. Searching on Google turns up few useful results. One search result points to ...
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Unable to unmount drive!

Somehow my harddrive seems to fail, I am not able to startup anymore. When I started in verbose mode, I noticed that the harddrive return I/O Errors and the B-Node-Tree seems to be corrupted. I was ...
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input/output error on every dmg and while copying the media

I have the constant problem with Lion, almost every DMG I try to mount gives me input/output error when verifying. Another problem I am experiencing is getting "media file can't be read" error while ...
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Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server www.google.com

If I try to navigate to any of the following pages: http://google.com/reader https://encrypted.google.com/ I get an error message in Safari saying: Safari can't open the page ...
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Problem with libxml2-2.8.0 version on OS X Lion

I have installed OS X Lion and I was trying to resolve error libxml2 missing for Ruby programming purpose. I tried to install latest version of Libxml2 that is libxml2-2.8.0 Because of ...
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What can cause start up to stop at the apple logo and spinning gear?

I'm trying to help a friend fix their MacBook, and I've run out of ideas. I've gone through every resource I can find, so hopefully someone has some insight into this problem. When the machine starts ...
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Why does running afconvert result in error -43

I am trying to use afconvert to convert a .mp3 to .m4r. I am entering the following: afconvert -f m4af -d aac -o input.mp3 tone.m4r However, this gives me an error: Error: Couldn't open input file ...
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How to fix the error stating “Please contact iTunes support to complete this transaction”?

I have created a new iTunes account. When I open iTunes and sign in with my new account, it says I need to review my account. After doing so and filling in all requirements for my account, the ...
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MacBook Error Screen On Boot Up

This MacBook had milk spilled on the keyboard a few months ago. It's continued to work, with a few of the letter keys no longer functioning, up until this point. Now, upon start up, the MacBook just ...
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Ipad Log Files - Ipad2 suddenly shut down when watching film on OPlayerHD

i have ipad2 32 GB with version of 5.1. when i was watching film with OPlayerHD Lite, suddenly machine has shut down itself and 2 minute later opened itself again. this was happened three times in the ...
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What causes “The Finder can't quit because some operations are still in progress” error message?

I am receiving this message when I'm trying to shut down my computer and I don't have any Finder windows open. What could be causing this message and how do I fix it so that I don't have to perform a ...
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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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What's causing iTunes to randomly display a 4002 error?

Once every day or two, iTunes seemingly randomly displays a 4002 error: This is particularly puzzling to me, as the majority of the time (if not always) iTunes is in the background, and has been ...
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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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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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Key Verification Failed!

I was sshing into my iPhone, and I added an app from my computer. Then I switched computers and was going to fix something in it, and it gave me a semi-disconcerting error message... ...
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Xcode 4.2 Snow Leopard Doesn't Install

My mac crashed and I am trying to install Xcode 4.2 again, but it doesn't work. The GUI shows an 'The Installation Failed' error. In the console a few messages stick out to me. They are: The ...