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Where to find list of downloads in Safari 13.1 for macOS Mojave?

I am using Safari 13.1 on macOS Mojave. The Downloads icon button in the upper-right corner of Safari's toolbar is now gone. The Customize Toolbar feature does not offer any such widget. Is there ...
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Catalina update from Mojave: how to continue the download from where it was?

From Mojave in System Preferences / Software Update, I'm trying to update to Catalina. Catalina takes about 8 GB. The network cable was a bit loose, and after about 6 GB (75%), someone touched the ...
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Download interrupted an app from the apple store on a Mac

I'm using my phone as a hotspot to download a 20gb app on my MacBook from the AppStore because don't have internet and am in isolation due to Coronavirus. 1/2 way through the connection was ...
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Catalina - iPhone Update Problems

Sorry if this question is poorly worded, as I am new to MacOS. I bought this computer to be able to more easily work with my iphones at my shop. I have an iPhone 8 plus that is disabled, so I am ...
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Bandwith usage on Mac

I am using iStat Menus for years now. I have just realized the upload speed does not match the actual processes. I am just uploading to google drive and I have zero other ongoing process that consumes ...
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Apple Contacts wont sync and contain ghost profiles

I have an Iphone 8 running IOS 13.3.1 and a MacBook Pro (2015) running Catalina (10.15.3). For a while now I have dealt with my contacts on the 2 devices being different, but i am now using the ...
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Detecting theft of data - folder / files transfered from MacBook to USB

I know this is similar to another question posted here a while ago: Did someone copy files from my Mac? but the problem is slightly different and the answers don't help in my case. I need to know ...
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How to sync iPhone Voice Memos to the Mac via USB without using iCloud?

I have no interest in iCloud for syncing sizeable data like Voice Memos. It is quickest for me to just connect my iPhone to my Mac via the USB cable and do my syncing that way. Many changes have ...
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Copying 84 gigabyte file via USB results in duplicate file warning and case sensitive fail where no duplicate exists

I'm attempting to copy an 84 Gigabyte photo library from an external Case-sensitive Journaled HFS+ disk to a newly formatted case-insensitive APFS SSD. The external disk is in an external drive bay ...
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Used Migration Assistant on Catalina, now all data is missing from original drive?

One of the computers a coworker was working on, a 2012 13" MBPU, required a data transfer to a 2015 13" MBPR. He set up Migration Assistant on both computers after hooking them up with a firewire ...
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How to copy all iPhone voice memos to Mac locally?

I have hundreds of voice memos on an iPhone. How do I transfer all of to my MacBook Air without relying on any cloud-based solution (due to privacy/security needs)? PS: Older questions and answers ...
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How to import photos library from a Mac SSD to Windows?

Following the death of my Macbook Pro, I have an SSD with all my photos on it, stored as a Photos library. How can I extract all the photos that are in it and transfer them to Windows? My photos are ...
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Preserve folder contents order during transfer to another Mac

In Icons view I arrange the contents of a folder (which has many files and folders inside it) in some random order. How do I make sure that Finder remembers this order (by creating DS_Store file or ...
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As of iOS 13, what filetypes does Safari's Download Manager support?

As of iOS 13, Safari now includes its own built-in Download Manager; the idea is that for supported filetypes, a user can simply tap on a link from within a web page and Safari will offer to either ...
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How do I export text messages from android into iphone

When moving back from Android to iPhone, I'm unable to transfer my text messages with the "move to iOS" app. About half my text messages are missing for some reason. I'm looking for an alternative ...
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What causes Apple Mail body to sometimes not display

There are a number of similar questions, but this seems not to be a rebuild database or restart problem. Occasionally, a message in Mail will only show the header, the body does not show up. I used ...
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How do you move ALL the data from an old drive to a new drive

So, I'm going to replace the drive in a mid-2012 macbook pro with an ssd. What would be the easiest way to transfer all the data (files) from the drive to the ssd? Is it possible to have all the ...
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How to transfer audiobooks from linux pc to iOS?

I want to transfer audiobook (as set of .mp3 files in one directory on my PC) to iBooks on for example iPad. Idea is to listen that particular audiobook on iPad with help of iBooks. How can I do that?...
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Retrieving data from Mac PCI SSD using windows PC?

My MacBook Pro Retina (model no A1502) recently died so I have taken out the SSD to try and retrieve its data using my windows pc. I slotted the SSD into a PCI-e 4x adapter and installed it in onto ...
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Is there any way to find/reinstall a software update if I accidentally quit the software update application during a download without redownloading?

The title might sound confusing, but this just happened to me: I am on macOS Catalina Public Beta (19A582a). I removed my connection to the public beta program in “Software Update.” After doing that, ...
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Does SuperDrive read 8GB DVDs?

I would like to read some old 8GB DVDs I burned on Windows years ago. Does Apple SuperDrive read that discs? Reference: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD564LL/A/apple-usb-superdrive https://www....
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Extracting files from partial downloads on Mac

I was trying to download my images from a website but got disconnected. Now I have few files sitting on my mac with names as: Camera Roll.zip-2.download (150 MB) OneDrive-2018-06-07.zip.download (...
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Why doesn’t the watchOS beta profile show up in my list of available downloads?

I am trying to install the watchOS 6 beta profile to my watch from an iPhone X running iOS 13 beta. At https://developer.apple.com/watchos/ I see a link to a downloads page that should link the ...
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Can't move files in root user desktop

I logged in as the root user so that I could pull all the files from all users into one folder to then transfer to an external hard drive. I had no problem moving files to the root user desktop but ...
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Can I prevent Safari from using the .download extension or not have Safari register .download as a package

When Safari downloads a large file, it temporarily creates a .download folder and stores data inside there. This .download folder is actually registered as a package. Confirmed by looking at /...
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Time Machine alternatives to clone one mac book to another

Due to nature of how Time Machine works, backing up or restoring large backups is incredibly slow, even with a USB disk instead of a network attached backup unit. As a result, I am looking for a ...
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Is it any different to clone each partition separately VS cloning the entire disk, when clone is meant for data recovery?

As directed by an answer on: How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?, I tried to clone my Mac internal disk of 256GB. When I ran diskutil I got this: /dev/disk0 (...
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Why does unplugging a drive lead to data loss when moving files?

I did a cut and paste (Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V) on my Mac 10.14’s Finder to move some .mov files from my internal SSD to my WD My Passport External Harddrive. Alas, after a while, I move my Macbook ...
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How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?

TL;DR I need to recover lost files from an SSD but don't have the time to do it right now. How can I clone an SSD to another drive on byte level, including drive areas which the OS thinks are free? I ...
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Data loss due to lost connection when transferring to External HDD - are they on the HDD actually?

I did a cut and paste (Comd+C then Comd+Opt+V) on my Mac 10.14’s Finder to move some .mov files from my internal SSD to my WD My Passport External Harddrive (connected by USB 3.0 with a USB-C to USB ...
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Move data from iPhone to windows

I friend of mine has no space left on her iPhone, so we bought a external harddrive and try to transfer the photos and videos from the iPhone to the harddrive. I am using windows 10. I unlocked the ...
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Are App Store elements (eg app store copy, preview images) perserved when you transfer an app

Will I need to re-enter the app store copy, translations, preview images and video when I move an app to a new publisher account, or is that content retained on the app store? Thanks in advance for ...
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How do I download all photos to a HDD from iCloud? [duplicate]

I have a very simple request, I want to download all my data, or at least all my photos, from iCloud to a local drive, and then I can do whatever I want with them. The instructions here: https://...
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With a data transfer of 50 GB estimated 5 hours, are USB-C claimed speeds inaccurate or to blame?

When I bought an 2017 MBP I was under the impression (from Apple and others) that USB-C was the superfast way to transfer data. It has not worked out that way and I am wondering if I misunderstood ...
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I want to download Xcode that I deleted again. But when I open App Store and search for Xcode the download button is grey

When I downloaded it before I did it through App Store but now that doesn't work because of that the button is grey. Have tried to download Xcode through developer.apple but there it says that I don't ...
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How can I find iPhone apps uploading a lot of data?

Why do the iPhones in my home periodically use up all the upload bandwidth? Happens at least once a week, likely once a day or something. I only notice when I get annoyed by slow internet. How do I ...
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Android message merge with iCloud Message history

I had an iPhone, and used iMessages with iCloud enabled. Then I switched to an Android for a while, which contains new messages. I've now switched back to an iPhone, and am trying to migrate these new ...
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How do I install Pillow on my mac without pip?

I installed python using homebrew. It didn't come with pip, so I'm having trouble getting pillow installed. I tried to get xcode and build it from the source, but I can't get xcode because it requires ...
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How to extract data from the iphone backup on the PC

I have a huge amount of image files on my Whatsapp, which are locally stored on the iPhone. I do not see any way of moving these specific files from the iPhone to the PC, whereas of course from ...
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Use automator to download csv-reports form a password protected website

Square Dashboard is a website for Square POS, on that website you can download sales report of the day. You need to sign in, go the a specific category, select one of the locations for the sales ...
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Upload a video from iPhone to someone else's YouTube channel?

A friend with an iPhone has made a video on her iPhone and edited it with the video editor. She has her own YouTube channel, but she doesn't want the video there, she wants to put it on another ...
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Can I upload unlimited data to archive.org? [closed]

I have a free account with archive.org and don't know if the terms allow (or if it's even possible) to upload unlimited data to http://archive.org Does that service list any upload limits?
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Move Photos and Videos from an iPhone 4 to PC

I have an iPhone 4 that does not update anymore, works deadly slow, and has zero free space on it. For some reason (subject for another question), I has to use it and, to make using it more ...
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How to download photos from iCloud (iPhone 4)

I have an old iPhone 4 that I'm about to ditch. It has a couple of hundred photos on it, and I briefly looked into a way to access them directly from my Xubuntu laptop. (I no longer have Windows or ...
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How to add iTunes song to my iPhone?

I'm attempting to copy song from iTunes to my iPhone. All versions of software are current. Trying to drag-and-drop from iTunes into my iPhone. This was simple at some point in Apple history. Now, ...
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Transfer media files from an Android device to an iOS device

Is there any software or app that can directly transfer media files (videos, images, audio) from an Android device to an iOS device (similar to AirDrop)?
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The screen of my macbook suddenly broken down how can I do to recover

It suddenly turned to have two light bars on the top of the screen how can I fix it and get the files back. I needed to use the Macbook for 3 years for school and I can't afford a new one
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What is a good way to move my MacBook life to a temporary computer, and back to primary computer?

I use my MacBook Pro extensively, for work and pleasure. I have a lot of apps and settings. I have a ton of data in my Calendar app and Contacts app. I have a sequence of year-based project ...
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How do I move files to external HD via Terminal?

I am trying to move a couple of folders from my Desktop to an external Hard Drive as Finder is not working. When I type command mount, I get the HD listed, but when I try to use command ls or cp I ...
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Is there a way to reroute files downloaded from a specific domain to a new folder?

This seems like a really simple issue and perhaps I'm overthinking it. My specific use case for this is: I've downloaded a pdf/image/etc. from a website I'd like to take that file and move it from ...

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