Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) was the seventh major release of the OS X series.

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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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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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Should I upgrade Mac OS 10.6.8 to El Capitan on Macbook Air 2010?

I have the Macbook Air 11' late 2010 with Core 2 Duo and 2 GB RAM. I decided to install XCode 7, but it requires Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan. So, should I upgrade OSX on my 5-yearold macbook air? I worry ...
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OpenVPN JSONDialog error on OS X Snow Leopard

I've been using OpenVPN for a few weeks on Snow Leopard with no problems, but just recently it began giving me a long (dozens of lines) error when I attempt to connect. It starts with: "Unexpected ...
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How to get started with MySQL on Mac

I'm all very new to mySQL. I've installed it from the Oracle website, and I think I managed to run the server with the command: sudo ./mysqld_safe --console But it's impossible to open the client ...
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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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Automator: extract PDF text and save in current directory

I've made an Automator service for extracting PDF text and saving it in the current directory, and it works reasonably well. It takes one or several PDF files, extracts the text, and saves it as ...
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Upgrade from Leopard (10.5.8) to El Capitan (10.11) without passing through Snow Leopard (10.6.8)

I have an iMac(Early 2009) running Leopard (10.5.8). Now I want to upgrade my OS to El Capitan (10.11). The situation is this one: ✔ my iMac version is listed under the upgradable devices ✘ MacOSX ...
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Can I use Migration Assistant to go from a Case-Sensitive machine to a Case-Insensitive one?

I have a machine with 10.6.8 case-sensitive, journalled, and will be upgrading to a newer refurbished machine with 10.8+ case-insensitive, journalled? I need case-insensitive to be able to run newer ...
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Selling old MacBook. Best way to clear HDD?

I'm selling my current MacBook (2011 MPB). Since purchase I have had FileVault enabled (Mac OS X Snow Leopard), thus making me think that I can merely clear the data and not worry about having to ...
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Install Mavericks on Mac Mini with a completly formatted hard disk

I have an older Mac Mini with Snow Leopard installed on it. When I was upgrading to Mavericks, the installation was stuck and the MacMini didn't start any more. I didn't know about Recovery etc. So ...
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Will my emails be kept if I upgrade from 10.6.8 to 10.11?

I have a (Mid 2009) Macbook Pro. I want to upgrade my MacOS X version from 10.6.8 to 10.11 but I have some issues. I have so many important emails stored in Mail v4.5 on Snow Leopard that I don't ...
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How to stop Snow Leopard from prompting me to upgrade to El Capitan?

I have a 2008 MacBook with Snow Leopard on it. I don't want to upgrade to newer OS versions. Snow Leopard keeps prompting me to upgrade to El Capitan. Is there any way to get it to stop this ...
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Use backup drive with Snow Leopard

I have two Macs, one is running Snow Leopard and can't be updated any further. The other is running El Capitan. I use FileVault on the latter and I also want to backup the latter to a 1TB external ...
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Mac Mini 1,1 (10.6.8) Missing libc++

My Mac Mini 1,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is missing libc++. Is there a version for OS X 10.6.8? Is there a way to install it again through Homebrew?
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Incompatible Software for next OSX?

I understand the move past Snow Leopard meant losing Rosetta, and compatibility with any PPC apps. Since there are some apps that can't be replaced (for example, old years of TurboTax that I might ...
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Selling old Macbook pro 1,1, need to re-format the drive

I have an old MacBook pro currently running snow leopard. I have a time-machine back up disk, but is there a way to reformat everything, leave the OS on the machine, then sell it? The original ...
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Snow Leopard meets El Capitan: disaster?

My Machine: MacPro4,1, Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3,32 GHz, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video PCI, Sonnet USB3 PCI card I've been trying to install Snow Leopard in one of my empty internal drives ...
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OSX 10.5.8 to 10.6.3 upgrade issue

I have an Apple iMac which has 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067MHz DDR3 memory, running OSX 10.5.8. I am trying to install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 to I can jump to a more current OS. When I insert the ...
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Mac Pro 2007 running OS X Server 10.6.8 on its last legs, transfer data permission issue

Trying to copy files off a Mac Pro 2007 running server 10.6.8 that is dying. Thankfully I can still see it on the network, but won't let me copy all files due to permissions. I am throwing it away but ...
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How to change Time Machine settings of a partly broken OS (e.g. by manipulating configuration files)

I have a broken Mac OS 10.6.8 here. Startup is normal, login works, but most programs can't be started Repair of OS with install disks fails Backup via Time Machine is working System Settings ...
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Snow Leopard OS X Partition (El Capitan)

I have a couple things I'm trying to do that I can't find a solution for. The end goal is to be able to run DVD Studio Pro 4 on my Mac which has El Capitan installed. The software is pretty old but I ...
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Unable to mount a drive booted to Mac OS X 10.6.3

I have a MacBook. I used BOOTCAMP to install Windows on this. It was successful. I put some data on the Windows volume. Then I reinstalled OS X but forgot to backup my Windows files. Now the drive ...
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Upgrading from OSX 10.5.8 to 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

I own an iMac (Early 2008) running Mac OSX 10.5.8 and I want to upgrade it to 10.6 (Snow Leopard) using a USB Stick. I can run the installation program when I boot from the USB-Stick, but there is no ...
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Scrolling on Opera/Chrome response time slow on Snow Leopard

I start scrolling (on the trackpad) and it takes a bit for the scroll bar to move and scroll. An input lag. It also is not smooth. It does not change if I use a mouse. For some reason, it only lags on ...
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Diagnosing why a mac needs safe mode to boot

"Fresh" install of snow leopard 10.6 needs safe mode to boot. It's a 2006 24" iMac and I can't upgrade the software to lion since it's not availiable on app store (I don't really want to shell out any ...
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How to extract MS Office for Mac keys from my Mac OS X 10.6.8? [duplicate]

I have an old Mac Air 1,1 that has Office for Mac 2011 installed on it. I paid for the software and it installed the version on my machine. I don't have access to my live.microsoft.com account anymore ...
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How to repair permissions after removing the group wheel from several items?

Is there a command in Single User Mode to recover/reinstall the start-up wheel (with root its user access). I removed wheel as a group from any file/folder it had permissions for or access to. I ...
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Mission control el capitan desktop thumbnail

I have recently moved from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, and there is something I'm missing currently and hope it is a gesture I don't know. In Snow Leopard, when looking at all your desktop (Exposés ...
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Can Resorcerer work in Snow Leopard in VMWare Fusion 6?

Since Resorcerer (2.4.1) won't work at all in 10.7 and later, I tried it in a virtual machine running Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 in VMWare Fusion 6.0.6. But when I select a resource and click the Hex ...
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Fans in overdrive but fails to boot

I have an Apple Xserve Intel Xserve3,1 with dual quad core cpu and 48gb ram. Today the system fans started going into hyperdrive (i.e. very fast and very high pitched) and was unresponsive to ...
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upgrading from 10.6.3 to mountain lion

how do I upgrade to Mountain Lion, then onto el Capitan?? I just installed snow leopard 10.6.3 I have tried, but Mountain Lion requires that I can upgrade only if I have 10.6.8 or higher, which I ...
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Custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest?

TL;DR - How do I set a custom screen resolution for a VirtualBox Mac guest? I'm in a situation where I need to keep Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8) alive in a VirtualBox setup to run some legacy ...
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How do I get apple hardware test/diagnostics for MacBook Pro 17" mid 2009 (5,2) after clean install of Mavericks?

I clean installed Mavericks and put all my files back on the laptop thereafter. I have no access to Apple Hardware Test or diagnostics whatsoever. How do I obtain that? My original disks that came ...
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Debug why USB drive is ignored as a bootable device?

I created a USB drive with 'El Capitan' on it, as described here, which uses mostly these directions, "option 2: Use Disk Utility." I now have a USB key with "Mac OS Extended" format and 7.8G of ...
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How to make a bootable USB drive from Install OS X El Capitan.app? [duplicate]

I wish to upgrade from Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to anything higher. Disk Utilities repair says the disk needs to be repaired. So, I need to boot onto something other than the boot drive to run disk ...
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How do I boot from DVD to do clean install of Snow Leopard on iMac4,1?

I have an iMac4,1 (20" Intel Core Duo 2.0) -- stock except an authorized Apple Repair place upgraded the HD to 1TB for me a couple years ago. It's been acting strange for a while, log in, use it for ...
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Which OS X version to install on old Mac Mini?

I'd like to repurpose a very old Mac Mini 2,1 (1.83 GHz Intel C2D, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD) into a browsing / movie watching machine. Would I be better off with Snow Leopard or Lion on such an old Mac? ...
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I am trying to erase and reformat drive with snow leopard, but don't have the install DVD

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard, and I'm selling it to someone. Want to erase and reformat the drive but I don't have the Snow Leopard Install DVD. Is there any way to do this?
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Installing Snow Leopard on external drive with newer iMac version

I have two computers running different types of OS X. One is an iMac with Mavericks (10.9.5) and the other is a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard (10.6.x). My Macbook Pro isn't working (HDD problem), so ...
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MacBook Pro 7,1 OS X upgrade to Lion or Mavericks

I own a MacBook Pro 7,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and need to upgrade my operating system in order to allow my kids access Netflix as it says I need to update my browser. Apple software update says ...
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Error 43, unable to open files on external hard drive using Preview

Using Snow Leopard 10.6.8 I can't access files with Preview on my 2011 WD myBook 1TB external hard drive. When I try to open a file it says "application can't be found" follows up with "an ...
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Cannot Partition Disk with Disk Utility

I can't seem to partition my disk with Disk Utility or with the Terminal command (see screenshots). Something also happened to my other partition running Mavericks, where it just turned into an "empty ...
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Upgrade from Mac OS X 10.6.8 “Snow Leopard” to OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”; App Store takes over 20 hours

I have an old Mac, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" that I must upgrade to OS X 10.10 "Yosemite". It has 8 GB RAM. The "About this Mac" gives me the following information: Mac ...
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Tried to reinstall osX and ended up getting folder with questionmark on boot

Today I decided after 6 years to format my MacBook Pro 2009 laptop. Originally I had Snow Leopard on it (I still have an unscratched cd) but in some point back in 2012 a friend installed (using his ...
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MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8 “Snow Leopard” will not reboot past grey Apple logo screen

I have a Late-2006 Macbook Pro running 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" (I know it's on borrowed time); I got the shut down screen and rebooted to no avail, stuck on grey Apple logo. It will not boot in safe ...
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How can I get OS X to remember my WiFi networks after visiting the Apple store?

Every time my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.8) goes to the Apple store for service, it comes back working fine (or, at least: no worse than before) - except it no longer knows about any WiFi networks. ...
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Update iMovie in OS X 10.6.8

My iMac is running OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). I still have iMovie 7.1.4. How do I update it? And which version of iMovie is it compatible with OS X 10.6.8?
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iMAC MC508LL/A new hard drive, cannot install from disc

I was trying to repair a friends iMac with a failed hard disc. I bought a 500GB 850Evo SSD to replace the failed hard disc and installed it using the OWC kit. Now I am trying to get it started up. I ...
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In gimp: How do I create a new file / open an xcf file?

I downloaded "gimp 2.8.10 for Snow Leopard & Lion & Mountain Lion" from gimp.lisanet as indicated by gimp.org and installed it on an intel mac 64 bits under 10.6.8. The installation seems to ...