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

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Reinstall OS X Snow Leopard on a 2011 MacBook Pro

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro. I decided to erase all contents and reinstall the OS. I used the original installation DVD, but I could not install the OS: after the boot I could only enter Disk Utility. I ...
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Clean install of Mavericks via Snow Leopard using Time machine dat recovery

When purchased, my iMac came with Snow Leopard, plus installation disks, but I recently upgraded the OS to Mavericks, in order to use the latest iteration of Garageband, i.e. Garageband 10.1. ...
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Java 6 doesn't work on OS 10.6.8

i don't understand and need some help: java doesn't work anymore for a few months and i don't know why. I have installed the latest version from apple, actually the 1.6.0_45-b06-451 on my imac 21,5" ...
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Upgrade to Mavericks from an external HDD

I have Snow Leopard on and external HDD. Is it possible to boot form the external drive, and install Mavericks on the internal drive via the Mac App Store?
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Viewing Medical imaging on Mac OS X ?

I am looking for a Software on Mac OS X Snow Leopard capable of viewing DICOM files. DICOM stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine. I found IrfanView on Windows with DICOM PLugin ...
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Why did Screen Sharing suddenly stop working (10.6.8)?

I have a Mac Mini 10.6.8 for which I've used Screen Sharing frequently. This is NOT a headless Mac. A monitor is attached, it is on and it works fine. Sometime this week I connected as I always do ...
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How can I change default print preference to black and white, system wide?

I would like to make my printer print b&w as default from every application on my mac. How do I do this?
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Does OSX Mavericks Have an Equivalent to the F11 Show/Hide Shortcut in Snow Leopard?

In OSX Snow Leopard, one can push all of the open windows to the side of the screen (revealing the desktop) by pressing F11. Further, by pressing F11 again, all of the windows are returned to their ...
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Snow Leopard Server in Fusion VM: installation keeps failing

I’m trying to install Snow Leopard Server 10.6.3, which I just purchased from Apple (so it’s not tied to any hardware), into a VMWare Fusion 5.x VM, and the install keeps failing. At first I was ...
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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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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Long boot and shutdown time

I own a MBP 17" model with i7, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD. It is early 2011 model. I upgraded to OS X 10.9 when it was released. Since then the boot and shutdown time has been extended greatly. What used to ...
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OSX 10.6.8 internal mic does not register voice in PhotoBooth but registers in system preferences

I am having issues where so far PhotoBooth video recordings and flash based web applications do not register my voice using the internal mic. I have also tried with and without plugging in headphones ...
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OS X Empty Trash is deleting all files on computer

I'm using a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard. I hit secure empty trash on the Finder menu. It took a while to get the thing done, so I just thought "wow, this musta been one fat trash can". The next day, I ...
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Mac Overheating Problems and Fan Noise

I have a old MB, which has Snow Leopard 10.6 Installed onto it. How can I fix the overheating and that fan noise? Whenever i open a large file or like install Windows 7 from Bootcamp, it would ...
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OS X 10.6 kinit hangs on ticket renewal

I (grudgingly) upgraded an old Mac Mini from 10.5 to 10.6 last September (and the likelihood of me upgrading beyond that for this little beast is slim to none). I have been using an AFS cell as my ...
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Lacie Hard Drive converted itself to FDISK_partition from GUID_partition

I am running OS X 10.6.8 and my Lacie external hard drive converted itself from GUID_partition to FDISK_partition all by itself. How can I force the disk to mount just to get the files off of it? I ...
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How to upgrade my MacBook Air from 10.6 to 10.9?

I was given a MacBook Air from my step mother because she never used it. I tried upgrading everything but every time I try to update it, it stays the same old version. Do i need to go to the store ...
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DiskUtility failed to make a new partition for Mavericks

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Yesterday I decided to upgrade to Mavericks, but I have some older programs that I use so I decided to partition my HD. My plan was to have Snow Leopard remain on the ...
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Can I delete Mailbox Folder in Snow Leopard

When I first got my Mac I used Mail for a little while, but now I always use Gmail in my browser directly. My hard drive is nearly full and I've been using What size to try and work out where my ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN internet sharing?

I'm trying to connect Windows 7 to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN but it doesn't seem to detect the Bluetooth PAN capability of the mac. It only allows transferring of files, and using it as a ...
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Strange characters appearing in Terminal

When using Terminal, I sometimes get the following appearing. Last login: Fri Dec 27 22:04:56 on ttys002 ޕ:~ agrimm$ cd ruby ޕ:ruby agrimm$ cd .. ޕ:~ agrimm$ cd ruby/ ޕ:ruby agrimm$ pwd ...
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My MBP will not startup properly!

I have a Macbook Pro 2008 aluminum 15-inch that runs on OSX snow leopard. Whenever I turn on my laptop, it boots up (apple logo and spinning wheel appears), and then goes into a loop of blue screens. ...
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What is causing my application crashes? Borderlands 2, Adium, more

Borderlands 2 (purchased, downloaded, run via Steam) crashes on launch for me. This is the first time I've ever really had application crashes, other than the typical "Application has quit ...
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Snow Leopard Server in Parallels with Retina MacBook Pro (No DVD Drive)

I'm trying to install Snow Leopard Server in a Virtual Machine in my Retina MacBook Pro, but I was unable to do it since I don't have a DVD drive in my MacBook. I've done an DMG file from the ...
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OS X Lion not available in U.S. Store [duplicate]

I recently had my computer brought to the the Genius Bar, and they installed a copy of OS X Snow Leopard onto my computer. However, I was previously running Lion. So I went over to the Mac App Store ...
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Is there a way to set/unset the execute bit on a file in osx 10.6.8 without using terminal (or bypassing it)?

I would like to do the following: chmod +x filename.txt without using the terminal. Is there a way to bypass the terminal and invoke a kernel system call ? I'd rather not write a program to do ...
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How do I show the icons of Windows executable on OS X?

Instead of the icons all showing up as the same for each .exe in Finder, is there a plugin or something that will let me see what the executable icons actually look like? For example, .app on Finder ...
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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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What's the latest version of Boot Camp Assistant that can be installed on Snow Leopard?

And also, where do I download it? Currently it says Boot Camp Assistant is version 3.0.4. And Software Update says everything is already up to date but I see some people say they have version 3.3 on ...
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Most-efficient way to copy iPhoto events between computers?

I experienced a hard-drive crash recently. While I was able to recover most of the lost photographs from Mozy, some where lost. Fortunately, the missing photographs are located on another machine. ...
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Why is Rosetta dimmed when an application is moved to the Applications folder?

I'm trying to get VueScan working with my CanoScan 8000F. The final step is to start VueScan using Rosetta. When Vuescan.app is placed on the Desktop, everything works as it should. Copying the same ...
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Problems with OS X update and 'enable journaling'

I was wondering if anybody has had a similar issue to this before; i attempted to update my OS from Snow Leopard to Mavericks, and when told to 'enable journaling' on my hard disk, i did just that, ...
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Cannot upgrade VirtualBox installation of Mac OS 10.6.8 to Mavericks - supposedly a processor issue

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 within VirtualBox 4.3.2 on a Windows machine with an i7 processor. I would like to upgrade my OS to Mavericks through the App Store. When I try to do so, I get the ...
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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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VMWare Fusion - Where does a shared folder appear if the Virtual OS is “Snow Leopard Server”?

I have a Mac running VMWare Fusion with "Snow Leopard Server" running as the guest, virtual OS. It says that I can specify a shared folder to shared between the main Mac OS and the virtual Snow ...
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How can Finder permanently show a specific file starting with a dot/period?

I have a folder on my Mac that I will set up to git-sync with a folder on my web server. I’d like to be able to see the .htaccess file in this folder without having to unhide hidden files all over the ...
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Time machine backups not recognised after OS upgrade

I finally updated my OS from 10.6.8 to Mavericks 10.9 yesterday on my late 2009 iMac 27", but when I got to the point of switching back on my Time machine (connected to a time capsule 2 Tbytes) it ...
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How to install Snow Leopard virtual machine on new iMac with Mountain Lion?

I got a 2013 iMac with Mountain Lion (10.8.5 now) and incompatible with Snow Leopard. I need SL anyway. Giving up all my old applications and buying new ones is not acceptable. First, this is not my ...
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Unlock read-only USB key

A free 8GB USB key given to me shows up in Snow Leopard as read-only. $ mount /dev/disk1 on /Volumes/USB DISK (ntfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners) How can I mount it read-write? ...
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Can I update to OS X Mavericks if I get a new graphics card?

I have a 2006 Mac Pro and have been wanting to update to OS X Mavericks but I can't because I have a Radeon X1900 graphics card and that is not supported any more by Apple. I have OS X 10.6.8 running ...
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How to resume a Mavericks download on OS X 10.6?

I've initiated OS X Mavericks download from the App Store. Upon either re-login or restart, the OS X Mavericks icon in the dock shows that it's paused. Clicking Resume from the context menu doesn't do ...
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Is It Possible To Still Upgrade To OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?

For those Mac owners still on OS X Snow Leopard, does the possibility exist to upgrade to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion rather than to 10.9 Mavericks?
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What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard once I've upgraded to Mountain Lion?

I've upgraded Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion using the App Store. What's the legal status of my Snow Leopard copy? Is it still "bound" to that install, i.e. the Mountain Lion only legally counts as ...
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Duplicate mount points on Mac

I'm having a problem where the name of my Windows drive changes periodically on my Mac with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Example: The Windows drive might be named drive/dept now, but next the name ...
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How to take advantage of Intel's SpeedStep technology

I've never formerly know about Intel's SpeedStep capabilities in my Mac(Book Pro 5,1) until the last few days. And let me say that the possibility to make the battery last longer is good enough to ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot on OS X, installation disk, target mode (but will boot Boot Camp + Windows)

Model: Macbook Pro 7.1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.40 GHz System: Snow Leopard. I think it was the latest version 10.6.8 A week ago my computer started showing lines on the screen like you have in old TV sets ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 not storing password in system profile - used for pre-authentication to the wireless network

Running 300 MacBooks with Mac OS X 10.6.8. When logged on as a local admin I can connect to WiFi, I save the connection in the system profile, allowing pre-authentication before users attempt to log ...
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2011 MacBook (10.6.8) connects to AirPort but intermittently won't connect to webpages

I have never experienced this problem before. I know that the problem is not the internet, because the internet works fine on all my other devices, both Windows and Mac. I brought my MacBook in to the ...
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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 ...