OS X (formerly Mac OS X) is the marketing name for Apple's computer OS. Note the proper pronunciation is "ohh ess ten" and not "oh ess ex".

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I have the password but can't recover data from my encrypted filevault USB drive

I can open the drive and see the top level folders. Sometimes I can see file names, sometimes I can't. If I attempt to remove the encryption I get an error message. It's the same from the Finder or ...
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Can anyone explain what's screen curtain [on hold]

Can anyone explain what's screen curtain in iOS and Mac OS? Plz give me very clear answers, plz!
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Lost groups in Contacts after updating to El Capitan

I updated to OS X El Capitan and lost all my groups in contacts. I have been on the phone with Apple Support for 3 hours and can't restore the list of groups in my contacts. Can anyone help?
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OS X Server behind an ADSL router

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server installed on my LAN that I use as a Git server and Continuous Integration server. I would like to be able to use these services from outside my LAN but I'm not sure ...
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Repair an exFAT drive on Mac OS X after it's been improperly disconnected

Very often an exFAT external disk stops appearing in OS X. It doesn't appear in Disk Utility, Finder, diskutil list or About this Mac/System Report/USB. The only way I have found to fix it is to boot ...
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Markup on excel on mac

What is the formula on the OS X version of Excel 2016 to add a number in a column with a markup percentage in another column.
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How to “Secure Empty Trash…” (wipe free space) on OS X El Capitan?

Before OS X El Capitan, when viewing the Trash folder and pressing the "Alt" key you have been able to Secure Empty Trash... however this feature has been removed from OS X El Capitan! Does anyone ...
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Randomly kicked to login screen

El Capitan - 10.10.3 Randomly kicked to login screen. I'll just be working and suddenly be logged out. This'll sometimes happen while sleeping too, and I'll open the computer and I'll be at the login ...
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Using “open” command in OS X Terminal / Finder split view

When I use Terminal + Finder in Split View mode I would really like to use open . command to open folder in the same Finder window. But instead - new window is opened. I also tried open . -g - no ...
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Can Macs be put in hibernation voluntarily?

I know that when you put your Mac laptop to sleep and the battery dies, next time you plug it in it will wake up from the state it was prior to being put to sleep. There are also hacks to get this ...
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Text insertion cursor very hard to see over black background

The text insertion cursor is very hard to see over black background. Are there any tweaks to make it easier to see?
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Device (iPad) only detected on iTunes

My iPad is only detected by iTunes after I reset the lockdown folder. Photo Capture and Photos both said there is 0 device. Before I reset the lockdown folder, even iTunes didn't detect my device. I ...
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WEP Security for Internet Sharing?

I have a DS to connect to the internet, but my router does not support WEP. I used to be able to create a WEP internet share on my MacBook 2010, but after the upgrade to 10.11.4, I cannot. Is there ...
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan - Verifying file dialog, every time a file is opened

Not sure, if this question will be closed, but the situation is quite annoying. Every time, I open some .pdf or .jpg file, a dialog appears,and it seems to be stuck there for a long time. After I ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC or Mac?

I have a USB drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC. How can I do to make it?
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OS X 10.11 unable to press “allow” on Keychain Access dialogs

I'm running into an issue where keychain password verification box does not verify password - does not shake for incorrect password and nothing happens when I press "allow". I'm using iCloud keychain. ...
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Cannot launch Steam game with Wine

I have 2 computers. One is Mavericks (10.9.5) and this one is Yosemite. On Mavericks, this works flawlessly. With wine, Steam launches fine. However, there is a peculiar window showing up, and ...
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How do I create a DMG file from a directory?

I'm trying to add a few files into a dmg. How do I create a DMG file from a directory?
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Am I supposed to have both a Library/Privileged Helper Tools & a Library/PrivilegedHelperTools folder?

Library/Privileged Helper Tools is empty. Library/PrivilegedHelperTools has 3 items belonging to known installed applications within it.
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How to view Root directory and subdirectories in Finder?

Apparently, the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop points to the root directory but it is not showing all the contents. Some of the files and directories are the same as those which I see when I ...
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Is it possible to use old Wacom tablet on 10.11?

I have Wacom Graphire 3 a.k.a CT-630. This model is old Wacom tablet. So, it has no driver for 10.11. Can I use this tablet on my Mac? Any solution?
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What's the 'followupd' in notifications?

I'm currently running OS X 10.11.1 and find this weird thing in Notification center. So what it stand's for and how to remove if it's not necessary?
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...
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Cannot read HDD with Windows after formatting with OS X

After formatting my external hard drive with the help of Terminal.app in OS X, I cannot read the disk in Windows. Here is the result from diskutil list: #: TYPE NAME ...
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Can't sign out of iCloud because “your iCloud account couldn't be removed”

I want to sign out of my iCloud ID on my MacBook Pro but it says "your iCloud account couldn't be removed at this time, turn off all iCloud services and try again". What do I do?
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Device enrollment returns 500 error in OS X Server

I'm currently working with OS X Server (Yosemite) to try and create profiles for certain devices. It appears that I have configured the server correctly, and I have assigned a domain to it. When I ...
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How to set proxy on OS X Terminal permanently?

For every new session in OS X terminal, I have to make my proxy settings again. Is there a way to make these proxy settings once for all?
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Force a specific version of a framework for a process

So I think it's known that OS X 10.10.5 breaks calendar server because of incompatibilities between the version of Python on 10.10.5 and a specific part of the Calendar Server. It does work in 10.10.3 ...
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Connect to FTP server in Finder not working

I can get to my FTP server just fine from the command line but I cannot get to it from Finder. When I am in Finder and I "Connect to Server" and enter ftp://192.168.125.128/, then my credentials when ...
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How to turn off Auto-show sidebar in fullscreen Safari 9

In the new El Capitan version of OS X, in safari 9, in fullscreen if you move your cursor to the left, it shows the sidebar. Is there a way to disable it ?
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How to increase Macintosh-HD main drive partition size?

In my mac mini, It’s containt 500 GB HDD. It is a four partition and size described below. Please review below attached image. 1. Macintosh HD - 150 GB Main Drive 2. D-Drive - 125 GB 3. ...
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Mac does not automatically restart when power is re-applied after `shutdown -hu now`

I want to have a Mac Mini automatically boot when power is applied, as I cannot conveniently reach its power button, because it resides inside an art installation, where the power will be shut down ...
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Is it possible to modify / update the Wikipedia support in older Dictionary app versions (vers. 2.2.3)?

I have an older Mac that can't be upgraded beyond OS X 10.7.5. As a heavy user of the Dictionary app I'm unhappy with the now messed-up display of Wikipedia content and defunct hyperlinks, the cause ...
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Login screen shows “Guest” option even though it is disabled

I have disabled the "Guest" option on my Macbook Pro, however it still shows the "Guest" bubble next to my account on the login screen.
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Mouse moves vertically on login

OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 - USB mouse (steelseries Sensei) When trying to move the cursor, the movement is limited only to vertical direction. What could be the possible problem?
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OS X terminal “open” command and keeping focus on the command line

I appreciate the "open" terminal command to launch OS X apps. When invoking the open command for any purpose, it is overwhelmingly likely that I will have at least one other command I would like to ...
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My mac is rebooting everytime I login

I have downloaded these apps to conveniently shutdown or restart my MAC from spotlight. Usually I used the shutdown app which worked great. Today I used the restart app. Since then my MAC is ...
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My Mac displays some glitches

Sometimes my Mac Mini, plugged to an LG IPS screen, display some Glitches. For example, times ago, in my Launchpad appears these glitches: To solve these glitches I had to restart the Mac. Now in ...
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How to copy-paste in Finder when there's no right-click space?

I'd be very surprised if this doesn't trouble anyone else. Sometimes I want to paste a copied file in a Finder window, but there is just no "empty" space for me to right-click on and hit 'Paste ...
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cannot install iOS 7.1 simulator for Xcode 6 (weird file mounting error)

I have XCode 5.1 working without problems with iOS 7.1 simulators until yesterday when I upgraded to Xcode 6, the installation was completed successfully, but whenever I try to download and install ...
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New to OS X - How do I navigate through finder?

I am used to Windows because I simply go to computer and can click my partition and see my entire file structure right there. I can go to users, and then view my documents, and I also have the handy ...
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How to determine which files are on SSD on Fusion Drive?

My question is: How can i determine which files are on the SSD "partition" on Fusion Drive? I have an iMac with 1TB Fusion Drive, and it would be good to know which apps or data are on which ...
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Stuck “Enter your Apple ID password”

I just changed the password of my Apple ID. When I started using my Mac, several minutes later, the system preferences asked me to enter my password to continue using iCloud. after entering my new ...
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Homebrew, keg-only formulas: how to add LDFLAGS and CPPFLAGS to build variables/how to symlink

Well, there are few days I'm trying to find the answer to this question. I'm not a super expert with informatics so I really don't know how to do this. For example brew info flex I get flex: ...
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Multiprocessing in Mac OS X

Would Mac OS X be able to distribute processes to the various cores in an Intel i7 Quad Core processor even if the applications are not multi-threaded?
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NTFS drive is not mounted after changing /etc/fstab

I edited the fstab file in order to enable writing on ntfs drives and added all three of my external ntfs drives to it. Two of them work fine. The third one which I added by label because it did not ...
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How can I alternate stopping the spinning disk and the fans?

I have a little bit of noise that I'd like to eliminate. It only bothers me in the dead of night, but at that time complete silence is a true blessing. My Macbook Pro has a spinning disk and two ...
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How to find offending Finder Extension?

I'm constantly (about every half second) getting this error on my MacBook Pro's console flooding my system log... I've tried to kill all processes in hopes to find the offender, but no luck so far. ...
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Files/folders dropping off from internal HD on iMac [on hold]

We have had some issues where a few of my team of Designers have had some folders/files disappear from their Internal HD on their iMac. We are unsure of what has caused the problem. We have back up ...
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How to see how much storage is used per app on OS X?

I was wondering if there is a way to check how much space is used for each app that's installed on your mac. When you click on the Apple logo left on top, then "About this mac" you can see at the tab ...