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

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Time Machine backs up way too much, never finishes

I have a major problem with Time Machine. It started a few weeks ago when it started to back up too much data (strangely, only on backups after reboots). Last week, the backup volume ran out of space. ...
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How to cut a file from my USB drive and paste it elsewhere in Finder on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

When I click Cmd-X to try and cut the file on my USB drive so I can paste it elsewhere and free up space on my USB, it does nothing, and when I Ctrl-click it only gives the option to copy the file, ...
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Secure Empty Trash can't count?

On the few occasions I've tried using secure empty trash, it takes forever (I hear this is normal) but when it's in progress it counts the number of items to delete incorrectly. I put one file in the ...
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Help needed to recover Unsaved 'Notes' on Mac OS X 10.6.8

I had written some notes on the phone with a client and Outlook crashes and lost my notes. They were indepth... and I am embarrassed about asking the client to run through all the information again... ...
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Seemingly random kernel panics for the last 3 months

Sat Sep 14 09:38:58 2013 panic(cpu 0 caller 0x876eee8b): "Uncorrectable Fbd memory error detected. FERR_NF = 0x00000020 , NERR_NF == ...
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Intermittent Kernel Panic, Trap at 0x00c5e290

Do you guys have any idea as to what might be causing the following kernel panic? I've already repaired file permissions and would like to avoid reinstalling os x. Interval Since Last Panic ...
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Screen Sharing from windows to mac with no software on the windows computer

My issue: I have a computer at home that is a mac. I am able to open ports and anything of the sort. I currently have setup my mac so that I can VNC from any computer, but the problem: There is a PC ...
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RTF files created using the 'touch' command will not open

I'm no expert on CLI or using the terminal or anything, but I like playing around with my computer. When I create a .txt .html or .md file or whatever using the 'touch' command in terminal, they work ...
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Am I supposed to format when upgrading my mac?

I'm on a macbook aluminium late 2008 10.5.8. I'm planning to upgrade it a little bit since many applications doesn't support my system anymore. At the beginning I was tempted to upgrade to 10.8 but ...
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MackBook Pro Clean Install Issue?

Recently, my HDD went bad in my laptop, so I bought a new HDD and a copy of Snow Leopard. I put the HDD into the computer, then inserted the installation disk into the DVD drive. I went into Disk ...
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What is wrong with my PHP on my apache2 web server (OS X 10.6)

I have a web server on my mac mini that runs the default (installed with snow leopard) apache2 web server. It works fine for any programming language that outputs stdout for cgi scripts, but every ...
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wacked a directory from the command line

I was copying a file to /usr/local/bin from the commandline on a Snow Leopard Server 10.6 ... anyhow i typed the following ... sudo cp ./le /usr/local/bin Ouch ... that missed last forward slash ...
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Limiting different users on a single machine to different connectivity

I have a iMac running 10.6 where I have been tasked with creating two different users who can use different network profiles(locations). User 1 will be connecting via Ethernet through a filtered ...
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Chrooted processes crash with SIGBUS on Mac OS X 10.8.4

I'm trying to create chroot environment with Mac OS X 10.6 on Mac OS X 10.8.4. I've created disk image, installed Mac OS X 10.6.3 and combo update to 10.6.8 on it. When I run chroot ...
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What version of iWork can I use with Snow Leopard Ver 10.6.8?

I have tried to use iWork 09 but my machine is only Core duo and not Core 2 Duo so will not load.
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Help needed installing OS X 10.6 on a clean iMac 8.1/early 2008

I have an iMac that has had the hard drive wiped completly clean, no partitions at all, just a blank drive, I have purchased OS X 10.6 installation DVD. I try to install OS X, the disc loads up and ...
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Xcode and installing GLEW for OpenGL

Right now, I am having trouble installing GLEW on my MacBook Pro (MAC OSX 10.6.8) for OpenGL projects. I have attempted to install GLEW multiple times so I do not get "no directory error", but ...
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Set up smart mailbox to hold all messages to AND from a particular person

I want a smart mailbox that will display all the emails sent to me by a particular person as well as all the emails I've sent them. I assumed that setting the rules to be Contains messages that ...
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Suppress event times in week view?

Within iCal the preferences settings let choose the use of event times in month view. I would like to obtain the same choice for the week view. I'm actually using iCal on Snow Leopard, which I will ...
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Snow Leopard installer ISO on USB flash drive

I have the setup ISO file for my Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I need to be able to boot this and install it to a USB drive (from a windows pc by booting the USB drive). I can't run it in a virtual ...
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Snow Leopard Speech Recognition pane is blank

I wanted to play with the speech recognition in osx but the system preferances pane is blank. The text to speech one appears ok but speech recognition is completely empty. Any ideas?
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Mac OS X Terminal: -bash: $: command not found

While trying to install pagekite on OS X Snow Leopard using the following command: $ pagekite.py --signup I got: -bash: $: command not found I am a noob with the terminal but after reading a bit ...
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Connecting to one Mac from another shows shared drives that no longer exsist

When I connect to my Mac Mini from my MacBook Pro (both 10.6.8) as a registered user, I see sharepoint that no longer physically exsist. How do I delete these entries?
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Enabling Folder Actions Within OS X?

There is an element to OS X known as Folder Actions, which causes certain actions or events to occur when items are either added or removed from user specific folders. How can I enable this ? (I am ...
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How to update Python on a Mac with Unix commands

After giving up on doing a disk partition and getting Linux, I decided to try and install Python 3.3.2 on a 32 bit Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I did pretty much everything the ...
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How to clean install and only re-install old applications/files as you need them?

I have Gooogled this for a couple of months now casually but have never gotten a guide that seems suited to me. I am running Snow Leopard. It's really starting to get slow. Basically, most guides on ...
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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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/etc/fstab file no longer working when writing on a NTFS disk [duplicate]

My Macbook Pro runs 10.6.8 and I have a NTFS 500G disk. In order to write into the disk, I had tried to edit the /etc/fstab file. It did work for years, but recently, I found it do not work and I ...
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My Dashboard k-notes widget has suddenly turned all my notes blank. Any ideas?

I'm running OS 10.6.8 on Macbook pro . My Dashboard k-notes widget has suddenly turned all my notes blank. I tried (without success) using the solution posted here in response to the question below, ...
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10.6.8. Can't connect to server via cmd+k or Finder menu or command line. How to connected?

My biggest problem is: cmd ⌘K (Connect to Server…) just doesn't work (neither does it exist in the "Go" menu in Finder). When I hit cmd ⌘K in Finder it just gives me an error beep (sounds more like a ...
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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. ...