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

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Can't boot from Snow Leopard DVD

I bought a new hard drive for my 2011 MacBook Pro and did the following steps: Backup using Time Machine Replaced the hard drive Put in a Snow Leopard DVD (10.6 from ~2009) Booted holding down the c ...
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How to copy all files with extension/filetype in terminal?

I want to copy all files in ~/Desktop with the extension .jpeg to my flash drive. How can I do this in the terminal?
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prevent doubleapple files creation when tarring directories (Snow Leopard)

I'm looking how to prevent tar from saving or creating .AppleDouble shadow files and preferably do it in an automated manner. There are a few questions asking why this happens, but I want a solution ...
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How to export files from hard drive in Snow Leopard CD?

I have a macbook 5,1 that won't startup. I'm going to reinstall Snow Leopard with the CD, but is there a way to export some of the files that are in it? I can't seem to gain access to them through the ...
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Web access via Ethernet broken but Airport to same router works fine

I've seen lots of questions asking what to do when Ethernet works and Wi-Fi doesn't, but I seem to have the opposite problem. System details are as follows: 2009 Mac Mini (Intel Core Duo) OS X ...
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Clean install Mac OS X 10.6.8, using USB Drive

I've Mac 10.5.8. I've upgraded to Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. Now I'm thinking of clean installing Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. When inserting Mac 10.5.8 CD, I' getting option to format the disk. ...
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How to install Snow Leopard from XP on MacBook?

The only OS installed on my MacBook is a XP pack 3. I would like to install Snow Leopard on XP but when I boot from CD , It does not work I have a "panic kernel error" any help ?
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Restoring <= 10.6.8 lid-open Clamshell Mode in Mountain Lion?

In Snow Leopoard and earlier, you could open the lid of your laptop after you had activated clam shell mode and the display would remain inactive until you disconnected the external monitors. In ...
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Maintaining 1:1 rendering on high res screen (Snow Leopard)

I hace A Dell U2713HM screen that is 2560x1440 capable, but my Mac Mini is only 1920x1080 capable. How can I force the mac to display its output at 1:1 on the screen without scaling, so the display ...
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Upgrade os snow leopard to mountain lion without time machine

My OSX is 10.6.8 and i want to upgrade to the last lion mountain version but i dont have any external disc drives, so i am not able to do a backup with the time machine. Is it very risky to do the ...
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Downgrading from OS X Mountain Lion to Snow Leopard gets stuck at Apple logo

I have a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro which one year ago I upgraded from the default Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. However, now I want to downgrade to Snow Leopard again. I made a USB thumb drive formatted ...
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How to remove an environment variable on Snow Leopard

I'm running under Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and I recently added an environment variable which it seems to be messing my bash terminal (I guess). What I did is add the variable ...
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Internet connection problem wifi working fine but unable to ping anything?

I just came to a different country and suddenly I am having strange issues with my macbook air 2012's wifi. It seems to detect the wifi networks without issue but refuses to load any webpages or ...
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Updating to Snow Leopard through a USB optical drive

My optical drive on my Macbook Pro has gone out. I have a copy of Snow Leopard on a disc, if I borrow a USB optical drive, will I be able to install Snow Leopard and is this a reliable method? Thanks
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vim does not accept syntax in vimrc

When I put the following in ~/.vimrc and save it, syntax on vim get errors while opening. I think there are some vim configuration conflicts. Herewith the errors: Error detected while ...
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...
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Installing PostgreSQL on Snow Leopard

I've been trying to install PostgreSQL on my Snow Leopard in order to use django on Heroku. I decided to go with the graphical installer here (http://www.postgresql.org/download/macosx/). However, ...
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Set Gmail as default mail handler for Mail PDF print option for Snow Leopard

I handle most of my email through Gmail's web interface either in Firefox or Chrome. Often I would like to print -> PDf -> mail pdf to a customer. However the Mail PDF option in the print panel ...
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OSX won't boot after re-install

Got the flashing folder of death. Tried verifying, repairing the disk. No luck. Restored from Time Machine. No luck. Rebooted with Command-Option-P-R. No luck. The drive as far as I can tell is ...
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Finder crashes constantly

On an iMac 10,1 running Mac OS X 10.6.8, Finder crashes on every startup. Safe Boot does not work around the problem. When I log in normally, the Finder Crashed error messages always steal focus. ...
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FileMaker 6 and AppleScript: Deleting a Menu Item

I am trying to write an AppleScript to delete or at least disable certain menu items in FileMaker pro 6. My documentation indicates that it can be done, yet even the exact examples that they give, do ...
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How do I show content of hidden password boxes?

About 1 year ago, I set up FTP access on a webserver that's being used for our client. The project temporarily stopped and is just resuming now. I need to set up the same FTP access on another ...
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mail and mailx fail to send emails to gmail

Quite frequently I have to send the outputs of my work on terminal (e.g. when compiling code) to my colleagues via email. I was wondering if it is possible to pipe (|) the output of a terminal command ...
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I want to disable automatic brightness adjusting, but where is the setting?

I'm basically trying trying to find this setting: From this question, but can't find it on this Snow Leopard MacBook. My version of that settings window has the slider, plus a list of resolutions, ...
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Command + R not working on Snow Leopard reboot

I am trying to install OSX (10.6) from disk, but before I do I want to format the hard drive which requires the Disk Utility from the disk. I am pressing Command + R at start up, but the MacBook is ...
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Any way on God's green earth to disable resuming applications after a crash?

Using OS 10.6.8 Every month or two I'll have a hard crash on my MacBook Pro and I'll have to force reboot by holding down the power button. No big deal, I've been doing this on various macs since ...
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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook?

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...
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How to deploy Mac OS X 10.6.8 to several clients?

I am working for an Apple Premium Reseller and we are looking for the best way to deploy installations Snow Leopard and newer. Before I started looking into this, we were using the retail version of ...
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Safari 5.1.8 in Snow Leopard 10.6.8 will not display HTML pages correctly

Some sort of user-profile level corruption is causing Safari 5.1.8 in Snow Leopard to display any web pages as just plain text, formatted mostly in a single column, with only small thumbnails of ...
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Why will Text Edit and other apps prevent me from choosing text colors?

I have had a Genius take a look at my MacBook, no one has offered ANY support that works. Forgive me if I'm learning how to describe the issue, but here is my problem with TextEdit, Apple Mail and ...
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Reinstall on Macbook Air 2010 (Macbook 3,1)

I'm trying to reinstall the OS on a MacBook Air. I got it from my former company, and they didn't keep the OS install disc, in fact they wiped it and put Windows 7 on it. I have quite a few macs, and ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company have a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) witch is enough for 10-15 computer. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left" just taking the email take a long time or failed. ...
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Making A USB Drive Bootable in Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion

I own copies of all three operating systems and would like to have a single drive that enable me to boot from and use Disk Warrior etc under each OS. Is this possible?
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How can I reinstall Snow Leopard when my DVD drive is not working?

How can I reinstall Snow Leopard when my external firewire DVD drive is not working? A few weeks ago I got the typical signs of drive failure so I got Scannerz and tested it ...
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Why is it that I can no longer access some folders in my old time machine backups and how can I get access?

So I recently had IT reformat my Mac OS 10.6 laptop to put a 10.8 image on it. When I first got it back I could still access all folders in my old backups, including the Library folder under my old ...
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Have: Single partition firewire HD w/ 10.5.8 (my StartUp Disk), 2 bootable USB drives (1st= 10.6.7, 2nd= 10.8.2). Want: upgrade firewire HD to 10.8.2

Have: a) single partition 2 TB external firewire HD w/ 10.5.8 (my current StartUp Disk) b) single partition bootable USB drive with 10.6.7 (full version / not just an "upgrade" version) c) single ...
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Networking dead after a disk/permissions repair

After a strange string of events, I'm left with broken networking on my iMac (21" i3, 10.6). It started on Fri. when a co-worker could not get jobs from this iMac, they were saying he didn't have ...
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How to repair external hard drive that fails diskutil with 'Disk Full Error'

If I run fsck_hfs -y -d /dev/rdisk2s10 it putters along, rebuilds the catalog B-tree then fails when writing the new catalog to disk. bash-3.2# fsck_hfs -d -y /dev/rdisk2s10 ** /dev/rdisk2s10 Using ...
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iPhone cannot recognise macbook wifi anymore

I have always been using my macbook(10.6.8) as a hotspot and everything worked fine. But of recent, my iPhone and iPod just can recognize the presence of the macbook wifi but they can't connect to it. ...
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Last Opened not clickable in Applications folder View Options

I’m trying to sort my applications by Last Opened column, but the option is not clickable (is grayed out) in the view options (⌘+J) panel (see image below). Why and how can I fix this? (I’m on Snow ...
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BootCamp partition disappeared

Running Macbook Pro with snow leopard, I partitioned with bootcamp assistant to install dual boot between MacOS and windows 7. However, now it shows that my Mac Hard Disk is 499 GB, but available only ...
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Will time machine wipe out my old time machine backups if I move it to a new mac (or upgrade os x)?

I recently had the IT guys here at work wipe my hard drive and upgrade my mac to 10.8 from 10.6. And other than spending a few days getting it up and running again and spaces being jacked it is going ...
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allow sudo only at a specific time of day

Is it possible to configure sudo so that it only works at a specific time of day, say, from 9AM to 10AM? In Linux, this can be done by editing /etc/security/time.conf, but I don't know if this is ...
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50% SSD Space lost issue on MBA

I have an MBA 2009, model A1304. The Hard drive system information says its an "Apple SSD SM128". But when I look at the available and total space, I have one partition 28.8GB (bootcamp) and one ...
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Does synchronizing google contacts with apple address book send my data to Apple?

I am using OS X 10.6.8 and I have a question regarding the address book synchronization. Does synchronizing google contacts with apple address book send my data to Apple? In other words, does the ...
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Moving from Snow Leopard directly to Mountain Lion with Time Machine

First time I've asked a question here but I've used Stack Exchange for answers to many many OSX questions so, first off, great big thanks for that. I searched the archives but didn't find an answer ...
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Setting a specific dnsentry

I have a server running at port 4433 on my localhost machine. I'd like to refer to the service as http://mytest.com:4433 from the browser or any script that I write. How could I set the DNS on OSX to ...
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How can I turn on the Intel HD manually?

For some weeks my MacBook 6.2 does not switch to the integrated graphics adapter (Intel HD). This is especially crucial when I work on battery (which happens quite often). I guess the runtime could be ...
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Is it safe to delete the /Developer folder on Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)?

My computer originally had Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) installed on it but has since been upgraded to OS X 10.7 (Lion). I noticed that the /Developer folder is still on the hard drive even though ...
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How can I change permissions of mount point of a network resource on Mac OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)?

I want to give another user permission to a mount point of a network resource. The directory mode is 700 and the owner is, of course, the logged in user who created the mount point. I have programs ...