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

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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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Disabling startup items that run despite being unchecked on the “login items” list

I have a number of (background) programs that startup automatically on login even though they have been disabled (unchecked) on the Login Items pane of the Users & Groups System Preferences. ...
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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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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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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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MacBook Air 2010 OS X 10.6.8 w/Broadcom wifi disconnecting: “Disassociated because station leaving”

The wifi on my MacBook Air 2010 keeps dropping the connection at home with a Linksys WRT160N router running DD-WRT v24-sp1 (07/27/08) std. Other devices maintain their connection to the router just ...
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DNS not resolving on Mac OS

Some of my coworkers are having troubles on their Macs - DNS resolution does not work under Mac OS. They're running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. They can use DNS in a Windows 7 virtual machine (VMware Fusion ...
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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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How to repair/recover Snow Leopard when the installation DVD has been lost?

So I seem to not have my Snow Leopard DVD available anywhere. I can't use a newer version like Lion. What can I do to repair/recover Snow Leopard now that the installation DVD is not available?
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Yosemite Install or post-install Boot-up Frozen

Smartphone typing, please excuse brevity :) I'd attach a photo, but can't seem to. The screen I'm on does not have a time remaining estimate, that was the prior screen. This one simply shows the ...
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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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Mac OS X 10.6.8 won't start up after kernel panic

I got a kernel panic. When I restart the laptop the system gets stuck in the loading screen (Apple logo and loading gif) with the fans spinning as if there was no tomorrow. I tried booting in safe ...
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How to use the mysql I just installed?

I have installed mysql in Mac OS X 10.6.6. However I don't know how to get to the mysql prompt. Sarbbottam-Bandyopadhyays-MacBook-Pro:bin sarbbottam$ pwd /usr/local/mysql/bin ...
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Remove link to something that is not a folder in the Finder sidebar

Somehow I managed to have a link to a document in my Finder sidebar (Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 10.6). It does show up under my “Places” category on the left. I can move it around and it sticks where I ...
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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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Snow Leopard Install Hangs

I currently have a 2010 15" MacBook Pro installed with OS X Lion and wish to downgrade it to Snow Leopard. However when trying to boot into the Snow Leopard installer for a clean install, it hangs at ...
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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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Mount .NRG image file on OSX 10.6

I have a Nero Disk Image(.nrg) File and I would like to mount it on OSX to copy it's contents. I've tried to rename to .iso and to use NRG2ISO with no luck. Any tips ?
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How to fix a hanging Logic Pro 9.1.5 on Snow Leopard?

I'm using Logic Pro 9.1.5 on my MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz CPU, 7200 RPM HDD). I have Snow Leopard. When I'm doing nothing special, working on my project, Logic sometimes freezes and I'm stuck with a ...
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Sharing users between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard — will this break user preferences?

I have ML and SL installed as dual boot OSes and want to share a user's home directory (on an external drive). I wonder, however, if I rather should use different users for each OS as ML might write ...
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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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Proxy for Mail app

It looks like the Apple Mail application is not using the system's proxy settings. I have configured the proxy in the network system preferences, and all of my web browsers (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) ...
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Universal method to record calls via Bluetooth in OS X 10.6?

I am a freelance journalist who needs to record calls for accuracy and legal reasons -- I inform every person I record that I am doing so, so *PLEASE* do *NOT* post asking about the legality of ...
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Samsung EVO 480 *and* stock hard drive not recognised by Snow Leopard installer

A friend of mine came to me with her Macbook Pro 8,3 (17 inch, 2011). The hard drive had failed, and booting into the recovery disk didn't show a working hard drive. I went out and bought her a ...
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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 move a window to another space without using the mouse?

I use spaces for having multiple desktops, but often need to move a program from one space to another. I am aware of the various ways to do that with a mouse: Click-and-hold on the title bar of ...
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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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Creating a Windows 8 bootable usb on Mac 10.6.8 without BootCamp?

I'm running 10.6.8 and when I try to use BootCamp, it tells me I need "at least 10GB of free space", which is interesting since I have 21GB of free space. However, trying to fix this issue has seemed ...
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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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How do I debug an out-of-control “kernel_task” process?

Just recently I noticed my battery life having a pretty significant drop and the "kernel_task" process using quite a bit of CPU (a constant 1-6% on my 2.8ghz dual-core i7, 2010 MBP). Obviously I think ...
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How to get rid of firewall “accept incoming connections” dialog?

I've accepted this so many times that firewall should already remember it. For example, I get it for Eclipse when starting my java programs in debugging mode ... sometimes this dialog is displayed ...
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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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Installing Windows 7 x32 using Boot Camp assistant 3.0.4 on Snow Leopard

I want to install windows 7. But whenever I proceed to the install window through Boot Camp assistant, it ends up with a message saying that I have no space on startup disk and it requires 10 GB, even ...
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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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OS X: Is there an open source screen recorder?

I need a screen recorder. However, I try to avoid using closed-source software whenever possible except from major vendors like Apple and Skype. I am wondering, is there an open source screen ...
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Git: command not found during Git installation (Mac OSX 10.6)

I am trying to install Git on my Mac (OSX 10.6) following the official Git tutorial. I had no problem until I had to set my username and my email. Every time I tried I got -bash: git: command not ...
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How can I make my microSD card writable?

I have a macbook pro running Snow Leopard. I have Tuxera NTFS drivers. I have a microSD card, in an adapter, in the slot. The "lock" slider is in the "unlocked" position. 'Get Info' tells me the ...
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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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CPU hogging under OSX 10.6.8

Still running 10.6.8. However recent behaviour has been troublesome: the machine is manifesting memory issues. Activity monitor shows Safari Web Content hogging huge amounts of CPU, but that's not ...
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TextEdit removes Byte-Order-Mark (BOM) from Unicode/UTF files. How to fix?

I'm working with UTF-8 files, but TextEdit seems to not fully support the BOM. When a BOM is present, it DOES render unicode characters correctly. However, upon saving the file, the BOM is removed, so ...
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How do I make full use of a generic 6-button mouse?

Somebody gave me a 6-mouse button. I want to make full use of the extra buttons as opposed to just using the basic 3 ones (left, on-scroller, and right buttons). First of all, I want to know where the ...
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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 ...