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mystery files in All My Files

I have a brand new MacBook Air, have not saved any files to it yet. But I just noticed there are files in AllMyFiles dating back to 1997. Are they "borrowed" from the iCloud? Although they are not ...
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How to disable automatic wifi connection?

When OSX already knows an wifi network it auto connects to it, but when it doesn't know the wifi network it will auto connect depending of the setting of the "ask to join" toggle setting in system ...
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MacBook Pro 15'' Retina Mid-2015: Upgrade RAM to 32Gb

Is this possible? I read on the crucial.com website that it is not. I imagine 2x16Gb would be a bit expensive but not unheard of.
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How can I force my keyboard backlight to turn on?

I have a MacBook Pro. When it senses the ambient light is low, the backlit keyboard turns on, and there are keys that let me control its brightness. But when enough light reaches the ambient light ...
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Problems with SD card reader on Bootcamp (MBP 15" Late 2011)

I've got a strange problem with the SD card reader on Bootcamp. It reads some of my cards fine (one 8GB, one 4GB, and one 512MB), but it has problems with some others (64GB SDXC, an identical 8GB). ...
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Downloading the Current EFI for the 2015 MacBook8,1 Model?

I checked the Mac product download pages and found no new firmware updates for the new 2015 MacBooks. I found many for the MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, iMacs, and even the XServers, but the closest ...
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Mac OSX EFI problems, urgent help needed!

So, I recently did an update on OSX, booted my computer up and I discovered that I the update replaced my EFI boot rom and the SMC with the incorrect SMC, so now I can't use my battery and the ...
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Charles Proxy blocking internet sharing when off

I can successfully use Charles proxy for my iPhone device through internet sharing via wifi. I also successfully installed a SSL certificate on my device to decrypt secure traffic. When I activate ...
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Trying to Determine if MacBook Pro 2011 projects in 4:3 or 16:9 format during presentations

The company I work for is hosting a corporate presentation next month. We have hired outside A/V services and he is asking me if I will be projecting in 16:9 or 4:3 and if we will need a 5k or 10k ...
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Changing my Home icons

Apple makes it rather hard to change things like the system font and icons for the home folder. And while I understand the problems that can occur when the system font is changed; is changing your ...
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Edit info.plist to make bootable USB

Running OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 and trying to make a bootable USB for windows 7 bootcamp on my MacBook Pro. I disabled the SIP by using Terminal in Recovery Mode but I still cannot replace or edit the ...
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white side bar on screen [on hold]

I am just experiencing on my screen some king of grey filter on the hole screen with a white side bar that I can't remove. I restarted many times my machine, with no suceess Can someone explain it ?
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Extreme rise in temperature MPB early 2011

Since my last upgrade on MBP 13" early 2011 : - 16 Gb RAM - SSD + HD - Software upgrade from Mountain Lion to El Capitan I have noticed an incredible rise in temperature from my computer. I know that ...
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Unable to determine location [El Capitan]

My El Capitan doesn't determine the location in system related apps, like Weather, Date & Time or Safari. On the other hand, Chrome or Opera browsers can determine it. My location settings are ...
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MacBook Pro 15'' (Mid 2010) regularly crashes for unknown reason

My MacBook Pro suddenly began crashing regularly, and I can't tell why. Panic report: Anonymous UUID: 5268AAE1-4401-D38B-9AD1-A8554209B5A3 Tue Jul 26 20:10:11 2016 *** Panic Report *** panic(...
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Ghost-Imaging the BOOTCAMP partition for later restore?

I have a MacBook and I plan to upgrade to Windows 10 but want to be able to roll-back to the original Windows 7 in case Windows 10 is not good for me. I have used Symantec Ghost to do a Hot-image (i....
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Boot drive selection screen slow/un-responsive in Macbook Pro (early 2015)

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" (Early 2015) model and I have a bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 Pro installed in it. The dual boot to OSX El Capitan and Windows was working just fine until about a ...
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MacBookPro crashed with pixel disturbed screen and 3beeps

I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011 Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Once a week it crashed with beep sound ( 3 times ) beep - beep - beep Then pixel in the display ...
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How to lock screen on MacBook Air?

I know this has been asked many times (Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?) but the hotkey combination does not work on my MacBook Air ...
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X29 Proximity Temperature sensor

What is the X29 Proximity (temperature) Sensor measuring? I'm on a 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina.
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Wake on LAN on Linux

I just learned that I could wake my Macbook Air 2012 from sleep over the LAN under OS X. However, I can't make it work under Linux with the method described on the Arch Wiki. Has anyone managed to ...
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MacBook Pro freezes after being woken up from sleep mode with Samsung 850 Pro SSD

My MacBook Pro freezes after it's being woken from sleep mode. I can move the mouse but can't click anything and the password form courser is not blinking too.I recently installed a SSD and did 2 ...
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My MacBook Pro's trackpad becomes unresponsive when waking up from sleep, why does this happen?

Whenever I leave my laptop on sleep for at least 10+ minutes, the trackpad becomes unresponsive and takes a while to load (NOTE: This problem mostly happens when I am carrying my laptop to another ...
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How to check VT-x status on MacBook Pro

I need to enable VT-x on my MacBook Pro but I don't know if it's already enabled or not. is there a command for checking the status, enabling or disabling VT-x? Those are the device specifications: ...
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What does “A1278” mean in specifying a MacBook model?

I need to replace a part in my MacBook 13", Aluminum, Late 2008 and I have found a piece that seems to match, but I got confused by the code "A1278" in the description, which I have not seen anywhere ...
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Unable to set 1440x900 resolution to external monitor

Today I connected an external monitor whose native resolution is 1440x900. However, my Mac (Retina 13) doesn't allow me to set this resolution. I already tried pressing the Option Key the same time I ...
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Macbook Pro not responding to keyboard or power button

I bought a used Macbook pro mid 2010. The previous owner sold it to me because the computer would not power on. It turned out the magsafe charger was broken and it had run out of battery. After ...
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MacBook Pro El Capitan EFI Password Issue

I locked my Mac from icloud.com from my PC, but then I found my Mac. However, I forgot the 4 digit passcode that I chose while locking, and now I can't get in. Every time when I try to go to Recovery ...
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how to access Macbook Pro hard drive after network boot (OptCmd-R)

My mac won't boot. I need to re-install OS. But hard disk is too full, so I need to delete some files. I boot Opt-Cmd-R then open menu > Utilities > Terminal but bash shell only shows boot partition ...
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after boot, macbook white apple and status bar briefly display every 10.0 seconds then go black

PRESENTLY: My MacBook Pro won't boot up. Screen is totally black, except that exactly every 10 seconds it BRIEFLY re-displays white apple, full white horizontal status bar, and the spin gear below. ...
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Password rejected [duplicate]

My macbookAir died because the battery was drained, but then when I connected the charger and put it on, my loggin password was rejected, even though I didn't change it. What can I do?
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Terminal won't find any file/directory with the suffix “~/.” or “~/”

my terminal isn't capable of finding any file or directory if I type in the name of the file or directory which start with "~/." or "~/". I have OS El Capitan, XCode 8 is installed, so is XCode ...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on the Early 2015 13" Macbook Pro?

I do not want to go to Apple to upgrade the SSD on my macbook pro 12,1. Is there a third-party SSD that would work with my Macbook Pro? I currently have the 128GB model, and it is running out of space....
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How do I connect My Macbook Pro to a Wireless network? [on hold]

I just bought my Macbook pro 15" yesterday and I am not able to connect it to a wirless network. Every time I enter the correct password it keeps saying " The wifi network "network-name" requires a ...
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Cannot log in with Apple ID after performing password reset

My wife forgot the password to her Apple ID account. Her Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite) restarted to install some updates. She has her user account set up through her Apple ID account. Since she forgot ...
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Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display: Black Screen

So this is not my computer, but my girlfriends. She was doing thesis work in the library when all of a sudden the screen to her Macbook began to malfunction. At the point it is at now, whenever it is ...
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Macbook Air headphone buzzing noise

When I plug my IE80 into my Macbook Air and play any audio, it has a hissing noise in the background. I tried the solution in How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop "humming"...
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Where can I order a replacement screen for a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)?

I'm selling my MacBook but I want to replace the screen first so that I can sell it as like new. The rear of the screen (the side with the Apple logo) has some chips. Where can I order a replacement ...
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Restore MacBook after Avast! install (stuck at apple logo)

Somebody installed Avast! on this MacBook running OSX 10.8 (that's what uname said) and now it won't boot, it gets stuck at the apple logo and nothing more, I was able to boot into single-user mode ...
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Macbook Pro detects the screen, but external screen stays black (mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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My Mac isn't locking when I put it to sleep

If I go  -> Sleep or even hold the power button, my Mac goes to sleep but when I go to wake it up I immediately see the screen I'd put it to sleep on. Before I was asked for my password again upon ...
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Slow install (hours-days) of El Capitan on 2009 macbook pro SSD

Ok, the details: Mid-2009 Macbook Pro, previously running Lion on native HDD just fine. Installed TRION 100 OCZ SSD, booted with external USB El Capitan installer. Used the installer to format and ...
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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in this discussion at Apple's forum. I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The ...
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My Apple TV wont connect with my Macbook however it will connect with my sisters laptop, and to my iPhone

My sister and I both use a Macbook Air and I have successfully connected her laptop to the Apple TV. When I do the exact same steps on my laptop a notification pops up telling me that I cannot connect ...
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Macbook Air ignores our strong cable signal and tries to connect to other sources

We have a Virgin Media cable provider and most of our neighbours are Sky or BT. All available networks appear in the drop-down on the top menu and indicate if they are secure or not. Ours is the ...
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CPU usage is too high with Yosemite and an external monitor

I use Yosemite 10.10.4 on my MacBook Pro (2012). I used to work with an external monitor: Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. The issue is that, according to Activity Monitor, the kernel_task process ...
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Does a black screen save battery on a macbook?

I've seen some similar questions about iPhone on this site, but none of them focus on macbook, so here comes this one. The picture below is a screenshot of my current desktop, with menu bar and dock ...
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Macbook Pro does not recognize brand new internal hard drive

I have a 13.3" mid-2012 2.5 GHz Macbook Pro and wanted to upgrade the internal HDD from the factory standard 500GB capacity to a 1TB. I popped the bottom case, discharged any static, undid the screws ...
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MAGSAFE 2 45W MODEL A1436 APPLE CHARGER duplicate or original?

Yesterday, I broke my macbook-air's charger. I checked with my nearest apple store and have found that they are selling it for USD 80. I was looking for a cheaper alternative and have found some ...
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What is this brown sticky residue in my MacBook Pro charge port?

I have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my MacBook Pro, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. Can anybody tell me if I have a problem here,...