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Notes format from Mountain Lion (V1) to Mavericks (V2): how to migrate?

My previous Mac's hard drive died, but I had backups, so I am migrating all its data to a new Mac. The only problem: my previous computer had Mountain Lion and the new one has Mavericks, so the data ...
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Missing Items From KeyChain Dumps

I'm using the process outlined here to export my OS X keychain items to .csv files. After getting many blank .csv files, I adapted the script using this guy's suggestion. After making this change, ...
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Hard Drive Change SSD - Macbook Pro

My Macbook was slow, and then i've want to make it faster, it is a Macbook Pro from 2011 or 2012, can't remember it. I bought a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. Firstly what i did, was to take out the old ...
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How can I set a preference for root user from an admin account?

I'd like to disable ApplePersistence for TextEdit when launched as root $ sudo -b /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit So I set it, to no avail though. $ sudo defaults read ...
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Disabled/Enabled stack shots [duplicate]

I'm getting this and it makes no sense to me: coreaudiod: Disabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is active coreaudiod: Enabled automatic stack shots because audio IO is inactive The only ...
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UNIX Script to Change Desktop & Screensaver in 10.8

I'm setting up LaunchAgent .plists that start up UNIX bash scripts to automatically change the desktop and screensaver for various different users for a Mac image that will be deployed to multiple Mac ...
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How do I share with different permissions from local host?

I want to create a user tvuser that has read access to a volume on my mac (Mountain Lion.) NO one else has network read access. At this point when I click sharing, enable AFP, Everyone, and Staff ...
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Enable internet sharing from command line (without using applescript)

I have perfected a couple of scripts which can enable and disable the sharing interactively using applescript, but I want a way to be able to do everything without the applescript. My aim is to learn ...
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How to recover Mail, Calendar and Contact after Mavericks to Mountain Lion downgrade?

I want to downgrade from Mavericks to ML. If I do this, how can I recover my emails, calendar and contacts after the downgrade?
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Unable to click in a new user account

The click events wont fire in a newly created user account in my MacBook Pro Mountain Lion. The click events works fine in my first admin account. But when I create a new user account, (standard or ...
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Coloured files and folders - Mavericks and Yosemite

I really liked the colour folders / files you could set in osx 10.8, the ones where the entire folder / file line would be coloured as opposed to the little coloured dot in Mavericks and Yosemite. Is ...
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Not seeing hard disk in Disk Utility in Internet Recovery Mode

System specs: 2010 MacBook Pro Mountain Lion. It all began with the grey screen and spinning wheel..... there were no prior symptoms indicating problems, plenty of available memory... etc. I have ...
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What sets my Java Virtual Machine?

I'm not understanding how my Java environment is getting set up. If I have multiple versions of Java installed how does the correct version get selected when I start a Java dependent application? I ...
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OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Server.app always starts with the setup wizard

We're having a weird problem, where running the Server.app always brings up the setup wizard, even though the services are running fine. The wizard successfully completes, services keep on working. ...
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Can anyone share original IO80211FAMILY kext for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5

Can anyone share original IO80211FAMILY kext file for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 as I by mistake deleted it and now my WiFi has stopped working. I could not find it on Google, please if you have the ...
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iPhoto (v 9.2) freezes

I'm starting to experience freezes when I try to enhance, adjust or re-name photos. This happen in only one of my 2 libraries. It has about 20K photos. My smaller library has about 16K with no ...
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disk appears in Finder's favorites left bar

Anyone can help me to solve this issue: "Vault" volume randomly appears in the favorites bar! If i remove it using contextual menu action "Remove from left bar" it appears again after some time! ...
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Install OS X 10.8 from bootable USB on empty Mac HDD

I have a bootable USB for 10.8, but my Mac's HDD is completely empty. How do I install this OS to my Mac?
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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Can't login to Mac App store

I have an iMac with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). When I open the Mac App store, and try to download an App, it asks me for the login. When I enter my Apple ID's email and password and click login, ...
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Panic reports/ Mac keeps on restarting

Does anyone know what this means? Anonymous UUID: 8195C90F-BAA5-F742-8694-AE59F9D349D3 Wed Apr 15 22:20:40 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 4 caller 0xffffff7fa8c4ff63): "GPU Panic: ...
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Restore 10.8 homedir backup to 10.10

I have a mac mini which was running 10.8. After a power outage at home, the OS was corrupted, and diskutil could not repair it. I do regular backups of my homedir to CrashPlan, so I figured I would ...
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Your computer was restarted because of a problem — OS X Yosemite

My system was working fine, but when I was updating iTunes this problem happened. Sun Apr 12 21:17:23 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffffff800a017cc2): Kernel trap at ...
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Kernel panics randomly OSX 10.9.5

Could someone decrypt this so I can understand what is randomly crashing my Macbook Pro 13" Early 2011 please? panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff802cedcc1d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff802cea3b19, type 14=page ...
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iMovie crashes on opening

iMovie keeps crashing whenever I open it. It opens up the window comes up and it starts loading files and then it crashes. I wanted to add the crash report but it was too long
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Running Preview App from Mountain Lion (6.0.1) in Yosemite

I'm quite disappointed with the changes to the preview app in Yosemite therefore I'm trying to run the Preview App from Mountain Lion (6.0.1) but a message pops up saying the version is not supported ...
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Old Users App Store Account is still active on my computer

I just picked up a used Mac for a great price (I might add but doesn't have much to do with my question); and the old users App Store Account is still linked to him, even though I have everything else ...
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Disable Application During Class

I'm teaching a class on Sunday and my wonderful but occasionally rebellious students love to quietly play Minecraft during class. Is there a way I can disable the Minecraft application during class ...
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Mac Mail - Mountain Lion - How does one remove the name from the sender heading? [duplicate]

Instead of From: listing { "Name" } and showing up on recipients email as such, I would like to only have the email address shoe up so the above would be - { ,xxx@yyyy.zz }. I have three ...
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Apps, specific tasks or system preference panes won't open in mountain lion

I am having a weird case. It started with a POP mailbox that had issue to display the emails. Whatever I tried the mailbox couldn't be restored/rebuilt/imported - the mail app was hanging and had to ...
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Remove Sender name ( not email address) from outgoing Mac Mail

Instead of "from" showing (Name,Name)blablabla@hjgy.xxx - just show blablabla@hjgy.xxx. Only want my email address to show on certain outgoing emails from certain servives, ex. show Name and ...
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How do I set up Apple Mail to show me e-mail priority?

When somebody sends me an e-mail that is marked as "High priority" it does not show up any differently than other e-mails. I am expecting to see a red flag or other indicator to show that the e-mail ...
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Kotoeri doesn't work anymore in Mountain Lion

So the Kotoeri input method doesn't work anymore. I've selected Italian and Kotoeri with Hiragana, Katakana, Romaji and Full width Romaji. The first few times I switched from the usual Italian to ...
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All downloaded files cannot be opened as they are 'damaged and should be moved to the Trash'

Everything I download will not open. OS X says the file is damaged and can't be opened and should be moved to the Trash. Like Adobe Reader, for PDF documents. JPEG files will not open. Office files ...
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Fix formatted GPT in SSD

I accidentally formatted my SSD's GPT while formatting a USB in Linux's gparted. Now, when running gpt in Mac's command line, this is how my SSD looks like: My-MacBook-Pro:~ user$ sudo gpt -r show ...
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Bootcamp Partition Creation Failure

I wanted to install Windows on my 2011 Macbook Air running 10.8. I had approximately 40 GB of a 120 GB hard drive free and I set Bootcamp to create a 20 GB partition for Windows. Halfway through the ...
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Migrating with different operating systems … Issue?

Trying to migrate software on two OS X macs with different operating systems. Source is running mountain lion and target is running Yosemite. Is this an issue?? I'm using an ethernet cable, have ...
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Installing Xcode command line tools error: The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted

When I try to install the Xcode Command Line Tools I get the error message: "The package “DeveloperToolsCLI.pkg” is untrusted." I can't seem to find the answer to this problem anywhere, how do you fix ...
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Caveats and which upgrade path from Mountain Lion

My 2010 i7 iMac running off an internal SSD is currently on OS X 10.8.5. I need to upgrade it to at least 10.9 to use a certain software package because they stuck fixes for a 10.8 compatible version ...
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External Monitor in Portrait Mode with MacBook Pro

I've been searching around and found the "alt/option + command keys" trick, but doing this doesn't provide the rotation drop down on my Dell monitor (P2714H) (only offers to rotate on my MBP screen). ...
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Moving server Share Points to a new drive in Mac OS X Server 10.8

How do I move a Share Point under Mac OS X 10.8 so that it points to a folder on a different volume? I have currently have 8 Share Points located on an old external RAID. I am upgrading to a new ...
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Disable Menu/Title Bar When in Full Screen Mode

When I have applications open in full screen mode, can I disable the top bar from appearing when navigating to the top of the screen with the mouse. I use my IDE in full screen mode, and I am ...
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Move file from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion

I have Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion in separate partitions on the same iMac. Running Snow Leopard I can copy a TurboTax data file from the Snow Leopard partion to Mountain Lion but when I boot ...
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Which OS X Lion or ML more stable on Macbook Pro 2010 Mid 15" [closed]

I had a old Macbook Pro 2010 mid 15" buy from 2nd market. And it still shipping yet on the way ... Just know it still running the very very old 10.6.8 on it .. Yes, I know it maybe or not have the ...
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Attemping dual boot with rEFInd - Mac OS X & Ubuntu 14.04 - Unexpected behavior

After posting here recently and having good success in getting to a solution, I thought it'd be worthwhile to ask about my latest headache. I’ve been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04LTS as a dual boot ...
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Aperture 3.2.4 fails to open Nikon D7100 Raw files with Camera Raw 4.07

I am running Aperture 3.2.4, under Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and in light of 'dumbing down' reports, have no wish to upgrade my version of aperture. Aperture reports Camara Raw 4.07 OS X Mountain Lion: ...
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I'm not able to re-size a HD Partition to utilize all its free space, how can I fix this?

I've seen a couple of questions on the exchange that are similar to the issues I am having. But I haven't been able to get things to work referencing those issues. I am ultimately looking to install ...
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Beach ball when watching Flash movies with Firefox

Symptoms: White Macbook with Mountain lion 10.6.8 shows a beach ball after 20 minutes of watching streaming video from sites that do not support HTML5 video. This is very recent so I suspect a Flash ...
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How to disable that “Guest User” from appearing at the OS X 10.8.5 login screen

I have removed the "guest user" account by: System Preferences → Users & groups → Guest User → Remove. It still remains as an option under users (but states disabled). It still shows up on login ...
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Quicklook plugin giving problems

10.8.6 mountain lion I see the beachball and the console shows this each time 1/31/15 7:19:10 PM quicklookd[159] [QL] Can't get plugin bundle info at /Applications/Sibelius ...