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Based on this question NOTE: I am assuming you are in recovery already. Commands are like this. Open Terminal from the menu bar (under Utilities) Change directory: cd /Volumes List all volumes: ls Change to the volume you want to access. For example, usually the Mac disk is called "Macintosh HD". So, you would do, cd "Macintosh HD". Replace "Macintosh HD"...


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My hard disk is at /Volumes/. I just saw elsewhere on apple.stackexchange.net solution How to copy files from an unbootable Mac?


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You can go to the folder, where you want to save the document. Then you do the right click and go to "Get Info". Scroll down to the very bottom section "Sharing & Permissions". By selecting the arrows choose the option you need --> ('Read & Write'). If it doesn't let you to change this, you have to unlock the keychain, which is on the very bottom of ...


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I have an ancient Intuos GD-0608-U and I got it to work with El Capitan by installing this driver from Wacom: http://cdn.wacom.com/U/drivers/mac/pro/WacomTablet_6.2.0w4.dmg As the previous user stated the preferences don't work but the pen/stylus does work with default settings...


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Although it this solution is very limited, You can mirror the iPhone screen using QuickTime. You can control the keyboard using 1Keyboard(paid)


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Clicking Maximise again should return it to its previous zoom level - whether that was 'true' maximise [ Opt ⌥ click the green button] or Fullscreen [just click the green button] the reverse behaviour should be the same. Alternatively, just grab the window by any corner & drag it to the size you want [if not in fullscreen] Knowing what OS X you're ...


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To rearrange the position of the displays, please see Configuring Mac OS X for Multiple Displays.


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Another option for robust automated web browsing is perl's WWW::Mechanize module. To report spam to the spamcop service, I use a combination of AppleScript and perl. AppleScript interacts with Mail and gets the spam contents and the perl side handles the web browsing. Below is an example of WWW::Mechanize to submit a form to a web server, find a specific ...


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I was able to solve the problem by booting into single-user mode and entering these commands: Mounting the failing drive /sbin/mount -uw / followed by repairing the disk fsck_hfs -y -Rc -d /dev/disk0s2 then rebooting the computer into normal mode exit


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This is not a direct answer, however, when the computer 'chimes' after activation, press and hold the key combination: command V to enter 'verbose mode'. This should illustrate to the screen exactly what is happening during the boot process. If the process hangs on a particular step, then this is likely the issue, the remedy for which may be varied. ...


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The function you need is CountIf, which takes two parameters: a range of cells and a test condition. Suppose you have a chart of customers and product purchases, and you want to tally what each customer purchased each quarter: Cell B11 contains the formula COUNTIF(B2:B10,"=Product A") and Cell C12 contains the formula COUNTIF(C2:C10,"=Product B"), etc. ...


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This is a job for COUNTIF(). The syntax is not complicated, but it is briefly described here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5954557?tstart=0 There are also a number of questions showing how to use it in this SE if you search 'COUNTIF'.


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Unfortunately there are no recovery partition on your Snow Leopard harddrive. That option came with Lion. You state that you have the original Snow Leopard disk. Im thinking it should be a DVD that got delivered with the computer, its most likely needs to be this dvd, other dvds with snow leopard might not work. If you managed to correctly reassembly the ...


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I have one solution that works with Google Drive. Upload your video to Google Drive from your desktop. From your iPhone open the Google Drive app and locate your video. Select the three dots next to the video you want to upload to instagram. Select the "Send a copy" menu item Select Instagram from the apps you would like to send the video to. Done. If ...


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This answer assumes you have access to another Mac and a way to connect your hard drive to it. Take out the drive of your Mac using this iFixit guide. Connect to the drive and boot into Recovery (CMD + R) on the other Mac. Then, follow these instructions from an Apple help article: Install from OS X Recovery To install OS X on an external drive ...


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Formatting is sure an a option, but what if that flash drive is not yours or you have info on it? IMO, the best possible way is to download something like Paragon NTFS for Mac. Had the same problem, downloaded, installed, no more problems, easy life.


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In Disk Utility, select entire drive, then Partition tab. You can drag and resize it there.


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Would it boot with the old (original) hard drive? If so, you need to either clone the HDD to the SSD via Disk Utility (hold Cmd+R at boot), or install OS X anew on the SSD. You can use DiskMaker X to prep a USB installer, or use a OS X install DVD, assuming you can find one and the MacBook has an optical drive (fairly sure a '10 model does). Just sounds ...


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It will work if you connect an external keyboard via USB. PS: If you boot the macbook, hold down the option (alt) button to get the boot menu and install Mac OS X.


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It predates Linux was in NeXTStep from 1989 Linux is not Unix and does not meet the Unix specification auto_home is where in a networked environment you home directory is mounted from a NFS mount And any decently scripted process won't be affected by /home - if it is what else has it got wrong. The Unix standard way to find your home directory is $HOME ...


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After adding desired input sources as user63024 said, you need to check the Shortcuts tab (in my case System Preferences > Language & Region > Keyboard Preferences > Shortcuts) to check whether all your input sources are checked. Then you can see the shortcuts to switch between them. And of course you can change them if you want. But remember, if you ...


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The file you are looking for (on El Capitan) is located in: /System/Library/Components/CoreAudio.component/Contents/SharedSupport/SystemSounds/system/ Specifically, the file is burn complete.aif (or burn failed.aif, they're identical). Older versions of OS X (unknown when it changed) have it at (source): /System/Library/Components/CoreAudio.component/...


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There is an issue with Google Chrome that it creates a temp file to check for updates every x hours. Since it's making a new temp file for some reason it sets off Little Snitch, which is quite annoying. By entering the following code into Terminal, it will make it check once a week rather than every few hours: defaults write com.google.Keystone.Agent ...


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I have asked the Little Snitch development team at obdev about this issue. Here is the response: In fact local traffic over AFP or SMB protocol is routed by the mach_kernel process on newer OS X systems. It is defined as /mach_kernel on 10.10.x. I'm on OS X 10.11.4 here, where the process path is now /System/Library/Kernels/kernel ...


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Go into disk utility. Select your hard drive or SSD. Click partition at the top. Click the '-' button, then click apply. You might have to restart you computer, but then it shouldn't say that it is partitioned. Try to install bootcamp again and it should work.


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The most common solution by far would be Time Machine, which comes included with Mac OS X. Just by an external drive of (say) twice the size of your Mac's drive, plug it in, and Mac OS X will probably just ask if you want to start using it for Time Machine automatically. If you're smart, you'll buy two drives, set them both up as Time Machine backups, and ...


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Open Terminal and run these commands: (Restart after) rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/* rm -rf ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/* sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches/* sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/* sudo rm -rf /var/folders/* atsutil databases -removeUser sudo atsutil databases -remove sudo atsutil server -shutdown sudo atsutil server -ping Restart Reset ...


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Ah. It's a little archaic but if you can get a hold of a burnable DVD just download a copy of Windows 10 from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/techbench and burn it to disc http://www.osxdaily.com/2015/11/22/burn-disc-images-os-x-finder . Once complete Make sure it's in your DVD drive then power off the Mac. Power on again and ...


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Sounds like you're missing the Boot Camp software needed for your Mac or it didn't install the audio driver properly. Try downloading and running Tim Sutton's excellent Brigadier while in Windows. It should download the latest compatible boot camp software for your model Mac. Once downloaded run the Boot Camp setup file from /Users/(your username)/BootCamp-*...


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Did she use an iCloud account registered to your company or to her personally? Admin accounts that require an email address to set up (like iCloud) should be using a corporate address like "admin@company.com" and not an address tied to a specific user. This means that when the user leaves, a replacement will be able to use the same account without having to ...


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The install success sound is usually just your default system notification sound (i.e., Glass or whatever you have set). If you want to set a custom sound, make sure it's in AIFF format, place it in one of these locations and choose the sound from System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects /System/Library/Sounds/ /Library/Sounds/ /Users/< username >/...


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Yes, having had the same issue myself you need to erase and setup the drive again from scratch. It comes from the factory setup as you describe for whatever reason. After backing up all your data (or if you already have a good backup or don't need one), follow these instructions: Power off your Mac. Power on then immediately hold the Left Command, Option ...


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There's basically two things you need to do to secure your Mac from a (involuntarily) separated employee: Secure from outside access Change all passwords This is an overlapping approach because neither are 100% foolproof. However, if you remove as many of the access paths from outside the organization, whatever is missed will be covered by the changed ...


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Safest thing to do would be to log that user out of iCloud entirely (http://appsliced.co/ask/how-do-i-log-out-of-icloud-on-my-mac) Make sure you choose "Keep on Mac" when it asks if you want to retain the data from the iCloud accounts various features.


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So it's been a long time since I originally posted this question. I didn't update my RAM (although I'm thinking about it), but I changed my hard drive to a Samsung SSD. The change is radical. The computer is not slow at all anymore. There are no more "freezing", and it takes exactly 15 seconds to boot, instead of something like 1 minute or more. Any ...


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For this you need to use "Screen Sharing". Open "System Preferences" and select "Sharing". Now click the lock at bottom left to allow changes. You will be asked for your password. Now click on "Screen Sharing". On the right you can now click on "Computer Settings..." Select "VNC Viewers may control screen with password and enter a password in the box. ...


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Restarting your machine won't damage it physically. The only damage that you can really do to your machine is to the software and/or firmware. The only way that restarting can do that type of damage is if you restart while operations are still active (i.e. an EFI update or disk activity). Other than that, you are pretty safe.


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A SMC or PRAM reset will invoke the Boot Chime to activate or become louder. I would also suggest verbose mode (Cmd+V) and look for a reset message.


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Your description is a bit confused, so I'm not sure exactly what's going on. The current version of FileVault (technically FileVault 2) encrypts the entire disk, not individual accounts. It's normally set up so that any of the users' passwords can be used to unlock the volume at startup time. If you've just lost your user password on a FileVault-protected ...


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Make sure that both your Mac and iPhone have calendar in iCloud turned on. If they do, try logging out of iCloud and then logging back in. If not, try using another calendar account like Yahoo or Gmail.


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Ok, I found it. iCloud daemon (bird) stores info of all the iCloud containers in: ~/Library/Application Support/CloudDocs/session/containers The info is stored in a plist file with the name of the container for example: iCloud.com.pvieito.Example.plist And the icons are stored in a folder with the name of the container: iCloud.com.pvieito.Example/...


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All Mac Icons are stored here: Open a new Finder window from the OS X Desktop and hit Command+Shift+G (or go to the “Go” menu and choose “Go To Folder”. Then paste this in: /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ You should find what you're looking for in there. Edit: If you can't find what you're looking for above, it must be ...


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Tried everything suggested here. Nothing works. Until I removed my USB flash drive. It worked immediately.


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The GUID types for partitions 2 and 3 are wrong. The both current values are DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC, which indicates two "Windows Recovery Environment" partitions. The procedure given below can correct type partition types, but there is no guarantee the data (OS X) did not get overwritten while installing Windows. Boot using Internet Recovery....


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If you click "mount" is it still grayed out? Are you sure that the OS X Finder setting checkbox for external hard drives is enabled?


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When there is not something wrong with the format, it is an hardware issue. Do you have any Seagate software installed? If yes, completely uninstall it, then restart the mac, it is counterproductive. If no: when there is not something wrong with the format, it is an hardware issue.


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The video folder was used in iTunes or another app? then that other app still has the previews and the playlist, and the cache is not emptied...


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A few things: There should be two dialogs that get displayed: One for the question, which should be just one string of text. This will have the default answer. One for the result It is not returning/displaying anything because all the answers are "incorrect" and incorrect answers are not triggering anything. To fix this: You will need to convert the ...


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This seems to be related to Mac mini won't shutdown shutdown -h forces a cold reset. All changes are being lost. It's like holding down your Macs power button. Do you use a Wacom driver? Do you use Java? If so, try uninstall/reinstall them and restart OS X


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The last few times I had issues like you describe, I emptied trash and rebooted. I found that certain video apps left a cache that was gone after rebooting.



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