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My logic board was recently replaced in this Macbook and the vendor never serialized the newly installed logic board. I discovered this by going to "About This Mac" and seeing the serial number being reported as "Unknown". The vendor corrected this actually applying a serial number to the logic board, which required specialized software that they had to ...
Same thing was happening to me. I opened "Contacts" on my Mac. It said it could not access my Exchange contacts and I needed to input the password for my Exchange account. Once I did that all my contact names showed up in iMessage. Apparently iMessage pulls contacts from the Mac "Contacts" and that needs access to the Exchange contacts.
Launch Messages. Go to Messages > Preferences. Click on Accounts. Then, click on your Apple ID and deselect "Enable this account". It will keep all messages from going from and to your Mac.
This worked for me: I made a script in Script Editor that ran the following: tell application "Messages" to quit delay 1 tell application "Dock" to quit delay 1 tell application "Messages" to launch Save the script as an application, and launch it every time iMessage messes up.
I think you need to open it in iMovie and then export it.
Easier still: just compose a new message to the person with whom you deleted the conversation, and as you hit enter to auto-complete the name, "poof!", the whole conversation reappears. You don't need to send them any message.
Yes, it is possible to import message history from a Time Machine backup onto a new machine without a full restore from a Time Machine backup. This was tested on 10.10 but should work for at least 10.9 as well. Take a full Time Machine backup of the new system. Quit Messages.app. Remove all of the following files and directories on the new system: ...
You cannot directly re-open the last conversation you had from the app itself, if you already trashed it by hitting the x. You need to dig in history, it's located at ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.ichat/Data/Library/Messages Conversations are stored by date. You only need to find any one instance of the conversation you are looking for. Double-clicking ...
I posted on the Apple Support Communities board for help. From the response I learned that removing ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.imagent.plist clears some Messages app state. When re-launching it, I'm presented with a fresh sign in flow. In my case, the root issue still wasn't resolved. In Console.app I found log messages like the following: 2/16/15 ...
I believe the delay is intentional, in order to give you a chance to answer the message from your computer first before your phone alerts you with the same message. Note that if a message comes in and you answer it from your computer right away, your phone will never alert you (even though if you check the phone later, the message will be there in your ...
You have to enable Bonjour or AOL IM or another service to get that option to pop up.
As you are active on your compy, it gives you first opportunity to answer from there. Only if you don't bring Messages to the front does it then ping the phone. Personally, I like it - I can type a heck of a lot faster with 8 fingers than 2 thumbs ;) & now it can do SMS too, fabulous. BTW, if you don't like it, I've never seen any option to change ...
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