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

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How to find which shared library is loaded by a process on OSX?

I am trying to compile and use a shared C library as a python module and I am observing that depending on the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH my code works or it crashes with a cryptic error message. Jul 24 02:44:...
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MacBook Pro 2009, can't format/fresh install

So, i'm in a (bit of) a pinch. I was doing a format/fresh install of MacOS on my old 13-inch 2009 MacBook Pro going through OS X Utility and Reinstall OS X. Unfortunately when i do enter my Apple ...
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Grey screen apple logo prohibitory sign etc MacBook 2009

I have an older Mac book that will not boot. I have tried all key commands including fcsk which resulted in a "mach kernel" end result, so nothing worked. I don't have a system install disk (bought ...
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OS X Server 5 required for upgrade from 10.6.8 to El Capitan.

Trying to upgrade to El Capitan from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (mid 2009 MacBook Pro with 8GB ram). I downloaded El Capitan from the App Store and got this message near the beginning of the installation ...
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Is Mac OS X Server 10.6 upgradeable to latest Desktop OS X (without Sever.app)

Around 2010, my boss purchased a Mac mini Server with 10.6. (Macmini3, 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM) This server was retired last week. Is the Server License (unlimited client) eligible to upgrade ...
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Installation of OS X Snow Leopard on a new hard drive using a disk

I am attempting to install OS X Snow Leopard on a new harddrive. I am using a Mac mini mid-2010 Unibody. I also have the original Snow Leopard disk. I used a guide on iFixit to replace my harddrive. ...
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Mid-2014 Macbook Pro i7 15" OS 10.6.8 boot fails

I pulled my hard drive from a kaput i7 Macbook Pro because it had Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Rosetta Stone. I need to run older G5 software. I put the drive in an external case, and hooked it up via ...
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How can I Change Letter Cases in iTunes?

I have some iTunes music files that are all capitalized letters and others that are normal small case letters. Instead of me going through and renaming each capitalized music file’s data is there a ...
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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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OSX 10.6.8 boot disk

My macbookpro is running 10.6.8 and will not boot from an OSX 10.6.3 DVD install disk. How can I create a bootable USB of 10.6.8 to use Disk utility to repair my hard disk?
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Disk Utility of 10.6.2 install disk does not recognise SDD; Disk Utility of El Capitan does

I ordered and installed an SSD in my 2010 iMac (10,1). I tried installing El Capitan via USB. This failed and searching the internet I found out that it is best to use the original install disks. So ...
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Macbook Snow Leopard Unzipped file

I used Terminal command to unzip an audio file downloaded from a public library. Command used: unzip -v /<zip filename.zip>; rm -rf _MACOSX. Terminal displayed 31 files were extracted and ...
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Disk Utilities verifies disk with no repairs needed, but Mount says disk must be repaired

I was transferring some files off an old FireWire drive yesterday, but when I turn on the drive today it doesn't automount. I go to Disk Utility and see the drive, try to mount it, and get this ...
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Can I copy the mac OS directly from my macbook pro to a card in the SD slot?

I bought a refurb macbook pro a few years back, to use for video editing. It came with Snow Leopard installed. I never upgraded beyond 10.6.8 as I still edit in FCP 7 and didn't want compatibility ...
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Deleted some files while cleaning image folder…How to fix MacBook A1181 core 2 duo?

I was "cleaning up" MacBook A1181 Core 2 Duo with upgrade to Snow Leopard. I must have accidentally deleted some important files when I trashed the images in the pictures folder. Safari icon ...
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Mac Pro 2,1 updates and firmware question:will the firmware from the older work with the newer and vice versa?

I'm pursuing an alternative boot drive so i can explore a yosemite or elcapitan environment from my old mac pro 2,1 currently in the last version of snow leopard. (with legally purchased soft ware ...
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Finder crash and missing MAC Snow Leopard

I have an old MacBook Pro under Snow Leopard and I have an issue with Finder. It keep crashing for not particular reason. When it does all things from finder can't work(can't shut an app or open..). ...
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iMac 24" 2.16 ghz core2duo

I'm trying to install Snow Leopard but iMac won't boot from the install disk. I've also tried booting from a flash drive with Snow Leopard Install on it with no luck. It also will not boot from the ...
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Recover folder hierarchy, file names, file metadata from drive?

I'm posting this on AD because I'm using a Mac (Yosemite) to do the job. This is the situation: Friend 1 has a 600GB external HDD (FAT 32 formatted) that he has been using with Windows 7. With ...
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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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Mac Pro going to Sleep

We have an old Mac Pro (Dual-Core Intel Xeon) running OS X 10.6.8 acting as a server. For some reason this machine keeps going to sleep or hibernation - after 10-15 minutes the fans die down, monitor ...
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Mouse clicks not working on MacBook Pro, with both track pad and USB mouse

This evening the left mouse button on the track pad on my MacBook Pro stopped working. Rebooted. No change. Zotted PRAM. No change. Reset SMC. No change. Connected USB wired mouse. No change. ...
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Trying to install Snow Leopard from .cdr but nothing happens after reload

I am trying to upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard. I'm using a .cdr file on a USB drive to do the install I'm prompted to restart the machine to continue the install, but nothing happens after the ...
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Do I need to buy Mac OS X again?

I am running 10.6.8 on my Mac Pro 1,1 and I want to reset it. I don't have the install disk anymore, so do I need to buy it again? Or can I copy the files from my system, and put them on a disk and ...
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Best browser for 10.6.8? [duplicate]

I have a 2006 MacBookPro laptop. The operating system is OS X 10.6.8. Safari version 5.1.10. I cannot get an upgrade for Safari as the newer versions need higher specs. I am always getting messages ...
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Issue with libcurl.4.dylib

I'm trying to run Photo Grabbr to bulk download from Flickr but I can't get it to run on Snow Leopard Server (10.6.8). I get the following error in the problem report: Process: Photo Grabbr [...
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PyCharm seems to install but won't run

This is my first OS X experience so I'm not sure what to do other than ask you guys. I can get PyCharm to install, or so it seems, but when I try to run it all that happens is: the icon shows up on ...
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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 I'...
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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 snow-...
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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 ...