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

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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 didn'...
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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 don'...
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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 ...
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Applescript causes long error messages to be logged in system.log

I have this very simple script... tell application "System Events" set activeApp to short name of first process whose frontmost is true end tell tell application activeApp repeat 5 times ...
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mid-2009 macbook pro - erased. Now “Mac OS X cannot start up from this disk”. (and cannot install to this disk!)

I have a mid-2009 macbook pro, and the original 10.6.8 installer DVD that it came with. I booted up in recovery mode, and erased the HD (whether or not that was a good idea). My intention was to get ...
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Yosemite or Snow Leopard for 2008 MacBook?

I have a 2008 MacBook which is getting slow, I need to do an erase and reinstall. I have the choice to install Yosemite (online) or Snow Leopard (from a DVD). But would Yosemite be too much for my ...
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Why does mdworker segfault when scanning files owned by root?

While investigating a disk with ever-dwindling free space and a CPU pegged at >100%, I eventually determined that the problem was mdworker repeatedly segfaulting, keeping syslogd and CrashReporter ...
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I get the grey screen after startup on 2006 macbook pro. no keys work. [closed]

Just a few days ago ( I have actually been using another computer for a while ) I started up my 2006 macbook pro and and after a few minutes I got the white diagonal lines, although I could still see ...
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Backwards Compatibility for Snow Leopard software on Yosemite

I have just upgraded to Yosemite due to a mac crash, my older mac installation ran Snow Leopard. My issue is I have software which I have paid for that is compatible with Snow Leopard, however it ...
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2008 MacBook Air Can't Boot OS X Snow Leopard USB Install Drive

I have a 2008 MacBook Air (MB003LL/A / MacBookAir1,1 / A1237 / 2142), and I am trying to reformat it with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, using the retail install DVD image snowleopard_10a432_userdvd.dmg ...
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Can't Boot from Snow Leopard anymore after having installed mavericks on an external HDD

I have a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6. I wanted to test how mavericks works on my computer so I downloaded the OS and then I installed on a external USB HDD. Everything work as expected. I can ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (mid 2010) not boot OS X 10.9.2?

My MacBook Pro mid 2010 does not boot anymore from the HDD with installed OS X 10.9.2. I came across this solution which is clearing the NVRAM, but my Mac keeps showing the Apple logo and a spinning ...
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OS X 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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Updating OS X 10.6 install screen stuck

I just re-installed Mac OS X 10.6 on my MacBook Pro (2008 ed) using the original DVD. I then selected update software to bring it up to 10.6.8. The software downloaded and then I received the message ...
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Snow Leopard *private* folder? [duplicate]

I am running 2 OS flavors on my 2010 Macpro, 10.6.8 Snow Leopard on one startup drive and the latest Yosemite on another. The Snow Leo drive contains a folder "private" that looked like it was 25GB ...
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Google + won't let me see my photos, they ask me to upgrade safari

Google + won't let me see my photos, they ask me to upgrade safari. My Safari update is ok I have MacPro Book OS x 10.6.8
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Moving Macbook Snow Leopard drive to a Macbook Pro that had Yosemite installed: kernel panic!

My wife has a mid 2006 macbook that has been upgraded to snow leopard. I have a mid 2008 macbook pro that has been upgraded to Yosemite. I now want to give my macbook pro to my wife, and thought I ...
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USB Flash (Pen) drive vanishes after hibernation

I reboot my macbook (4,1 model + 10.6.8) very infrequently since I rely on the hibernation feature a lot. I also use USB flash drives a fair bit and there is usually one plugged in to one of the USB ...
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Constant spinning beach ball force page reloads online

Macbook Pro 13 inch on Snow Lepoard Cant do anything online as soon as i go from one page to another i get the BBOD and have to force reload all internet pages over and over again, i literally can't ...
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Can one create a multi-partition USB Stick with Mavericks, Yosemite, Snow Leopard installers?

Does anyone have any experience creating a multi-partition USB Stick with bootable partitions for installing Mavericks, Yosemite and Snow Leopard? I have a 32Gb stick I'd be perfectly willing to ...
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One of my start-up drives is missing

I have a Mac Pro (Early 2009) in which I am running two OS's. 10.10 on a Mercury Accelsior SSD and Snow Leopard on a conventional drive. Before upgrading the SSD from Mavericks to Yosemite all was ...
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Can OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard be installed on a 2007 MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB

Ok so i have a 2007 MacBook2,1 - 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - OS X 10.5.8 - Memory 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. I can't currently sync my iphone 4s (IOS 7.1.1) or ipad (IOS 8.2) because i can't upgrade to ...
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How to upgrade my browser on 10.6.8

These are the specs of my mac book, currently running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. I'm trying to upgrade my browser, as Gmail says it's out of date, and I can't access the playlist on amazon prime. I am not ...
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What is CoreRAID? What is the function of com.apple.CoreRAID.plist in LaunchDaemons?

What is the function of com.apple.CoreRAID.plist in LaunchDaemons? What happens if I disable it? In general terms what is CoreRAID? Thank you in advance
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Formatting & partition problem

Today I ran into a big problem: I was trying to make a bootable OS X thumb drive with Unibeast but haven't been able to format or partition it. The error shown when i try to format or partition in ...
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Folder/File Name “Truncation” or “Wrapping”

I have been trying to find a solution for a very very long time on how to have the longer names of my folders and files to drop down to a 2nd line when viewing in the "Grid" Icon view in the My Finder ...
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Mac Pro Tower, randomly hanging convinced its a hardware problem but Apple think otherwise

Just about ready to launch this machine out the window it's driving me crazy. Ok so a rundown of what has happened thus far. Bought a Mac Pro Tower around 2010, worked like a dream for 3 years then ...