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

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Restoring from Time Machine (Mavericks) from a Snow Leopard install disk

My primary hard drive died recently and I had to replace it. I'm using an Early 2009 24" iMac with 4 GB of RAM. The original drive was a 1TB and I replaced it with a 2 TB disk. I have several Time ...
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How can I install an application from a .pkg without admin password?

I'm trying to install the "Unity Web Player" so that I can play this game I've been waiting for for a while. The installer is a .pkg package installer which I can't use because I do not have admin ...
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Disabling NTP on OS X Lion or older

Following a new security vulnerability in the Network Time Protocol software package, Apple has provided a software update for Mountain Lion and newer versions of OS X. As usual, the older versions ...
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Unable to insert disk into optical drive (MacBook early 2009 model)

I have a MacBook (early 2009 model), and yesterday the SuperDrive stopped working. On attempting to push a DVD into it, it is physically stiff and doesn't want to go in, with a lot of pushing it goes ...
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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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How can I move virtual memory swap files to a different drive or partition?

note: This is a question that I asked on SuperUser a while ago. I'm re-posting it here because I think it belongs here. By default, Mac OS X stores its swap files in /private/var/vm/. I would like to ...
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How can I retrieve files from a Time Machine backup done with Snow Leopard when my current OS is Mavericks?

I have a Seagate GoFlex home 2 Tb external drive that was installed on my Snow Leopard Mac and configurer with Time Machine. A year ago, due to issues with my Mac, the (internal) hard drive was erased ...
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BootcacheControl.playlist not found, MacBook does not boot anymore

Booting a MacBook with Snow Leopard installed will suddenly stop with the message: Unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory Booting in single-user mode, I can see ...
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MacBook is sleeping despite being set to “never” sleep

My 13" MacBook (late 2006) is set to never sleep but after about 3 hours the whole computer still goes to sleep. Lid is always UP. Power Adapter is plugged in and indicator light is green when ...
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Boot on USB from a previous version of OSX

I own a mid-2013 Macbook Air running Mavericks and wish to boot on a USB stick containing a bootable version of DiskWarrior. The problem is DiskWarrior wasn't updated for quite some time and, though ...
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Format External Disk in FAT, NOT FAT32

I have an external device which mounts as an external drive and which I must format in FAT, not FAT32, for use elsewhere. Is there a way to do that from Snow Leopard?
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Xcode 3.2 - Directly link to URL [closed]

How can I make a button link directly to a URL in Xcode 3.2 Snow Leopard? I want the user to press a button on the app and be taken to a website. I've tried following later Xcode tutorials but some of ...
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is there a way to create an AFP link to point to any user's home directory?

I would like to send a link via email to a file that everyone has in their Dropbox. The file exists on everyone's machine in the same relative location, however everyone has a different User Name. On ...
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What would be a stable OS upgrade for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro?

Can anyone advise what a stable OS version would be for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro? I am running Snow leopard 10.6.8 and know I can upgrade to Yosemite but have my hesitations after reading many ...
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Need to find my original user name

My old imac with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 was super slow. I decided to do a clean install after backing up on Time Machine. When I reinstalled Snow Leopard, it asked for an account name so I just put in a ...
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Avoid stutter when watching Amazon Prime video on Mac Mini 32-bit?

I have a Mac Mini that's a few years old. I'd like to use it for watching online video, because it's small, we're not using it for anything else, it fits nicely under the TV, and I can connect its ...
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Transferring photos from my new iPad to 2008 refurbished MacBook 13"

Can I use iCloud to transfer photos from my new iPad to 2008 refurbished MacBook 13"?
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Snow Leopard to Yosemite update button dark grey and disabled

I have checked that my computer is eligible for the new Yosemite update but when I click on the update button, the button goes a dark grey colour so I cannot click it and as a result nothing happens ...
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Finder crashing on 10.6.8 (Snow Leo)

I am running 10.6.8 (Snow Leo) on a 2010 Mac Pro. The finder frequently crashes and restarts when I try to scroll through the finder view just looking at the list of files. I've gone to the ...
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Repair disk from single user mode (fsck fails)

Earlier today my 2009 iMac emitted I/O errors trying to copy files. So I ran disk utility, verify disk to see if anything was amiss. It was. But as it's my startup disk I couldn't repair it, so I ...
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Install older OS X on latest Mac Mini

I need Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) in order to work with some legacy software and I want to buy new Mac Mini computer. Is it possible to install this OS on a new Mac Mini or it's not compatible ...
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MacBook Pro4,1 upgrade OS X from Snow Leopard compatibility with iPhone 5S

I've been meaning to upgrade the OS X on my Oct 2008 MacBook Pro4,1 (2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM) forever. I just purchased an iPhone 5S and don't want to get ahead of myself. Three (maybe four) inter-related ...
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how to start/stop/restart processes

As a new comer from Windows OS, I wonder how to start/stop/restart a service on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 ?(it's straight forward on Windows using its Task Manager). I tried Activity Monitor, but ...
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Leopard remove folders from top bar of a folder

When I click on a folder and open it, this is what I see: In the top bar you see two question marks and two blue folders. These occur in the top bar of every folder. How do I remove them? (The ...
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Rosetta under Yosemite?

Is there any simple way to run rosetta under Yosemite? If not, am I correct that Snow Leopard Server will run on Parallels (and it seems this is the 'legit' way, I'd like to be 100% legal), and that ...
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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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How do i fresh install on used OSX 10.6.8?

I just bought a used macbook and i want to wipe it clean to start fresh. it didnt come up a dvd or anything. I tried following another post on here that said to push Option on start up and it sounded ...
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Need help fixing bus error in Eclipse Java? possible Pathway problem

Whats up folks, i have posted this question on other forums but got no reply, just note before you read, my terminology is not the greatest, im only studying IT this year, so my knowledge be still a ...
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Macbook freezes when connected (connecting) to new wireless router

So I have done extensive troubleshooting for my problem. When we moved to our new apartment and had a new fiber optic internet set up with, which came with a new wireless router, all the trouble ...
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How can you change the mouse cursor in OSX?

I can't find many solutions for changing the mouse cursor on OSX 10.6 I've seen http://unsanity.com/haxies/mightymouse but it does not support 10.6 at the moment. Any hints or tricks to change the ...
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JDK 7 on mac 10.6.2 (32bits)

I want to install JDK version 7 on my mac Snow leopard 10.6.2 (32bits). How can I do it ? Pleas give me some help ? is it possible or not ?
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GarageBand not starting after Snow Leopard upgrade

Starting four days ago, I wasn't able to open any of the icons at the bottom of the page of my MacBook. I downloaded Snow Leopard, and now I can open all but GarageBand. This is a complete mystery to ...
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How to Safely Delete an in-progress Time Machine Backup on Snow Leopard

Okay, so somehow a computer I'm helping to manage has got a total of three .inprogress backups on its Time Machine drive that it doesn't seem to be able to tidy up; it's creating new backups without ...
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Define additional shortkey with the same effect like RETURN in Safari.app

I'm working with MacOS X 10.6. I'd like to define a keyboard shortcut Ctrl-m, which does the same thing like RETURN does, without deactivating RETURN. How can I do that in MacOS X 10.6. In the ...
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How / is it possible to compare files on your hard drive with those in your time machine backup?

I have snow leopard and have been using time machine to regularly backup files. How / is it possible to compare files on your hard drive with those in your time machine backup? I know you can ...
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How to enter redemption code for Snow Leopard?

I have purchased the Snow Leopard from the UK store for my iMac (Version 10.5.8, 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 2GB 800 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM memory). I received the redemption code 6 months ago and was so ...
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Apps crashing on OS X Server 10.6 with segmentation fault

I am running into a strange issue on a web server running OS X Server 10.6.8. Any app I try to open ends up crashing immediately with a segmentation fault. This goes for gui apps like Safari or ...
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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Can my MacBook 1,1 be upgraded to anything higher than Snow Leopard? and can the machine be updated in its specs?

Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook 1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per processor): 2 ...
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Missing glyphs from some fonts

Some international fonts (such as Devanagari and others in that area) are apparently missing some glyphs. Checking the lower left of wikipedia I get squares ("missing glyph symbol"), and going into ...
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Syncing iPhone iOS8 with OS X 10.6.8 won't work (button “Sync” stays grey) [duplicate]

Still working with my older Intel Core Duo Mac OS X 10.6.8 (2006), I encounter a problem with my iPhone 5S (previously in iOS 7.1.2, and now on iOS 8.1 it continuous): I can't sync (music, apps, ...
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iTunes 11 on Snow Leopard

Where can I download iTunes 11? I have an older Mac, max OS X 10.6.8 and have problems with synchronising iPhone iOS8 and iPad iOS7 with iTunes 11.4 (the latest version on this OS X-system for this ...
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Unable to boot Yosemite and old system after Upgrade to Yosemite

I have upgraded my MBP 5,1 (2,53 GHz) from Snow Leopard to Yosemite. The install went terribly wrong and now neither a fresh Yosemite, nor a fresh Snow Leopard would boot. Moving away ...
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Where can I get a copy of Mavericks after Yosimite has been released?

I think I would like to install Mavericks over Snow Leopard on my Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro because I imagine it is more stable than Yosimite and I'm doing a lot of development on it, for which I ...
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What do I do when OS X freezes?

It happened to me twice recently. I was just using my iMac normally, like browsing the web, and it suddenly freezes. I can move the mouse, but I can't click on anything. Keyboard not functioning at ...
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Disk Utility won't let me remove partition. No matter what

Since Yosemite was released this month, I decided to inaugurate it by downgrading from Mavericks to Snow Leopard. I decided to back some files up in a partition (on Mavericks) before wiping the main ...
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Where can I find SArtFile.bin for 10.6.8?

I tried to modify my SArtFile.bin on Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 but now it is corrupted and it won't let me reinstall OS X. Where can I find a copy of this file? SArtfile.bin is located at: ...
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brew install python without x code in snow leopard

I've been able to get brew to install many packages on Snow Leopard using just the gcc library without installing all of X-Code. I had installed Python as well as PosgreSQL from the gui installer and ...
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Can I type in inverse case, lIKE tHIS, with caps lock on?

Every so often, I have to type some text consisting mostly of uppercase letters, but with an occasional lowercase letter—essentially, sentence case, but inverted. On Windows, I would simply have caps ...