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How to create a Mac OS X Yosemite dmg bootable Installer Version?

I have a Mac OS X Yosemite downloaded file like this: Like I see, it must have a Yosemite.app file in it, so why doesn't this have the file? This is truly from an Official Apple Website. It just ...
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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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What is the best way to install Node js on OS X?

I currently have installed node and npm with the installer provided from their website. Although I have homebrew installed as well and running 'brew doctor' seems to complaint about some files ...
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R installed through MacPorts won't install packages

On my system where I installed R through MacPorts, I get this error when I try to install a new R package: > install.packages("sas7bdat") Installing package into ...
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Install Office 2008 on MAC MINI (no disk drive)

I need to install a Office 2008 on a MAC MINI that do not have disc drive. I follow the instructions on the apple site, to use the remote disc. I install the "DVD and CD Sharing" on laptop windows ...
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Can I copy a bootable El Capitan installer USB stick to a hard drive partition and install from there?

I am salvaging a mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" that was discarded with a broken screen backlight due to beverage spill and missing its SSD. (I have a very tiny budget right now so I'm only spending on more ...
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Mac mini clean El Capitan install — with bluetooth keyboard?

I am trying to do a clean install of El Capitan on my Mac mini but it seems that restarting while holding the Option key does not work. I guess it's a Bluetooth issue, and keyboard signals are too ...
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“The name you entered can't be used. The name is not available. Enter a different name.”

I'm installing El Capitan on a MacBook Air that I aquired with no internal drive, so no previous OS. I proceed through several steps fine until "Create a Computer Account". But it doesn't like the ...
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Does anybody know how long installing El Capitan onto a USB 2 pendrive from another USB 2 pendrive takes on a MacBook Air?

I'm trying to resucitate a discarded 2013 11″ MacBook Air with no internal drive and hence no OS. The Apple Store Genius bar tested it and found the only problems to be the missing drive and broken ...
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Space needed to finish install of El Capitan [duplicate]

So I tried to install El Capitan to my 2011 MacBook Air and it froze at 15 minutes left. I left the computer this way for a few hours before powering it down. Since then I've gotten an error every ...
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How to execute app DVD through Terminal of recovery flash drive?

I have a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion recovery usb flash drive. It still boots but won't install Lion anymore (an error occurred during installation). I don't have a install DVD, however the MacBookPro's were ...
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how to 'custom install' with brew?

so I have to edit the install of wine, and apply a custom patch. The patch I want is here... https://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=38156 and when I add these lines with brew edit wine patch do ...
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Workflow/tools for installing command line application on OS X (Yosemite or later)

I maintain a set of command line bioinformatics tools which we distribute as source and binaries for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Currently the binary distribution for OS X is just a zip file containing ...
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How to prevent “install java” popups

When I browse certain websites in Safari, I am frequently met with popups with instructions on how to install Java. But I don't want to install Java, especially not the plugin. How do I tell Safari to ...
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Why can't I install an app (says “could not be found”)?

I just got an iPhone SE. I did a backup from my 4, then told iTunes to restore the new phone from the backup. It said there were a bunch of apps it couldn't install because they cannot be found. As ...
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Fresh OS X install, cleanly manage terminal applications going forward

I just got a new Hard Drive and installed a fresh copy of El Capitan on it. I'm a computer programmer and use a ton of terminal commands. Is there anything I can / should do now that my computer has a ...
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Reinstall Office for Mac 2011

I downloaded Office 2011 to my old computer that crashed and no way to retrieve HD contents. I lost everything. Now I have a new computer MacBook Pro and I have the key number that I had printed out ...
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Why is Xcode 7.3 showing a slash through the app icon when attempting to install on Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite)

I am running Xcode 7.2.1 on my Mac mini running Mac OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite) and recently wanted to compile an Apache Cordova project and install it on my iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3 and discovered I ...
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Can't update Xcode

I am aware there are more questions with the same title, but I couldn't find any other post with this specific case. I have XCode 7.0 and I want to update to the last version (7.3). But it doesn't ...
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Does the installer give root privileges to applications?

I wish to avoid giving administrative privileges to applications that I do not completely trust. It seems like a reasonable design to me that if I install an application using a pkg file (or something ...
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Mac app store Xcode stuck on install/installing

After a couple of false starts trying to download Xcode, I downloaded the dmg instead and succesfully installed Xcode 7.3 but in the App Store, it shows up as installed or installing like this: I ...
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How to Enlarge Disk Image in VirtualBox?

I have VirtualBox 5 in OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. There is an option in Windows's VirtualBox to enlarge the image here described. However, I cannot find a similar way for OS X. My storage looks like ...
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Why this Startup Error in XOctave in El Capitan?

I installed octave by brew install Caskroom/cask/xoctave after doing brew tap homebrew/science; brew update && brew upgrade --all; brew install octave. I get in the startup Clicking ...
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How to Install Octave in El Capitan?

The new GNU Octave 4.0.1 was released March 23, 2016. I would like to find some standard way to install it in El Capitan (mine OS X 10.11.3) because it has significantly better support in some ...
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message: drag dmg file to applications folder keeps repeating

I have downloaded stellarphoenixmacdatarecovery.dmg file. I dragged the file from downloads folder to applications folder. I double click on the file in the applications folder and I get a message: ...
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Cannot update 'macvim' formula using Homebrew?

I started my update from a clean output for brew doctor and then brew update macvim does not work: brew upgrade macvim ...
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How do I install gnu sc on my mac?

I want to install the command line spreadsheet sc. I would prefer to do with homebrew. I need both psc and sc commands. Is there a homebrew package? If not other methods would be good.
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Method of searching any application installed or any file related to that on Macbook?

Recently I installed LogMeIn app, and installation was done properly. There was no icon of app was made. I am searching but I am not getting the file or app related information in the system file. I ...
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Installing El Capitan on a new SSD

So a week ago I was told on this website that if I wanted to make my Mac (MacBook Pro early 2011, 13") really faster, I should replace my HDD with an SSD. And I'm about to buy this Samsung SSD. But ...
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Can I somehow monitor which files/folders are added by an installer?

I'm wondering where the installer for Dell printer drivers puts its files. I didn't find any in "All My Files", also the contents of my Application/Dell folder stayed unchanged. Is there a way to ...
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Problems creating OS X installer with AppleScript

I’m trying to create a bootable OS X Installer (Including Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan) on an external disk with AppleScript. But now I have some trouble. Here is the code: display dialog ...
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How could I remove mysql from manually installation version

I manually installed the MySQL without homebrew However, I still installed another mysql server by homebrew. which mysql /usr/local/bin/mysql How could I remove the manual installed mysql server, ...
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Stuck in 10.6.8 to 10.11 upgrade installation, no recovery disk available

In attempting to upgrade from OS X 10.6.8 to El Capitan I've run into a bit of stalemate. The installation is unable to complete(indeed, it seems to barely commence) due to issues "verifying or ...
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“This item is temporarily unavailable” When Installing Yosemite

I have erased my HD and tried to install OS Yosemite on MacBook Pro mid 2009. But keep getting this message "This item is temporarily unavailable." I've tried many proposed solutions but none seem to ...
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Install or remove Windows 7 option greyed out in Boot Camp

I've been trying every possible way to fix this but apparently I ain't good enough. Perhaps the only problem I couldn't solve, so if there's anyone who can, do reply. I really want this thing to work ...
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How do I install fuse-ext2 to use with OSXFuse

I'm trying to make Ext4 disk readable on mac OSX 10.10.5. I've already installed OSXFuse, I read on this site that I also needed to install fuse-ext2. I downloaded fuse-ext2-master.zip and unzipped ...
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Create installer disk 10.6.8 on external disk

I searched StackExchange, the internet & everywhere... and I'm now wondering if it is even possible: I have an external HDD with from 10.5 - 10.11 installers on different partitions. For the 10.5 ...
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OS X installer booting instead of Macintosh HD

Accidentally closed MacBook Pro while installing El Capitan. Now only bootable disks are my bootcamp, Recovery, and OS X installer. Macintosh HD shows up in Disk Utility and I've tried repairing it, ...
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How can I install OS X Snow Leopard on a MacBook3,1 (late 2007) with broken optical drive?

I'd like to reinstall Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) on and old MacBook 3,1 (late 2007). Unfortunately the optical drive is broken. I have another MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) running OS X Yosemite. I tried ...
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Issues with Anki and BasicTeX

My last Mac worked with Anki to display LaTeX formatted equations but I am still, but I haven't been able to transfer it over. My steps thus far: I obviously downloaded and installed Anki and ...
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How to show progressbar in App store during installation?

I try to install Xcode through App store. As I found, it can take a long time (hours) while it is fully installed. Is it possible to display progressbar, how much time (estimately) is remaining to ...
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I get a permission denied error when trying to run pip

I am trying to run the following command: pip install -U pip setuptools However, I get this error output: Requirement already up-to-date: pip in /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages Collecting ...
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How can I see if an OS X install disc is compatible with the computer I'm installing on?

I have an old Mac Mini G4. I'm trying to do a fresh OS install on it. According to my searches, the last OS version that will run on it is 10.5.8. I have several install disks lying around, which ...
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Weird Mac installer [closed]

Recently I downloaded a few thing via torrent and I have this problem with Mac installer: When I double tap to open it, it says that the image disc is damaged. So I tried to allow install ...
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How to make brew installed software take effect over the manually installed one?

I have an older version of software that I once manually installed through installation package (version 0.6.6 -- I write it down here for later discussion purpose, but the version number is not ...
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Adobe CS6 installation keeps failing

On 10.10.5. Each time I try to install CS6, I get a message along the lines ofInstaller[18155] The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software ...
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Mystery OS X Install program keeps running [duplicate]

I am regularly getting an error message from a program that purports to be an OS X Install program. I have no idea how this is starting, or where it is from, but it appears after reboots too, and I ...
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On new Mac, upgrade old Snow Leopard install or start with clean install?

I've got an old 2008 Macbook which is not eligible for upgrade to anything supported at the moment. So, I am looking to buy a new MacBook Pro. My question is, Is it better to copy/move my HDD to the ...
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Problem installing xcode 4.6.2 on OS X 10.8.5

I need to install Xcode 4.6.2 on Mountain Lion 10.8.5. I got the dimg file from developer.apple.com, and ran it to install. This appeared to work, but when I click the icon in Finder, I get a dialog ...
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Can't install games from iTunes to iPhone 6

I'm trying to get this game Asphalt8 on my iPhone 6 via iTunes. I have got api file from my file and able to see it in iTunes, but once I select install it just appears on my iTunes' right side screen ...