Questions tagged [el-capitan]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan

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EHD has 5 TB capacity but Finder only shows 600 GB

I have a Seagate 5TB external hard drive. Disk Utility shows 5TB, but when I click "Get Info," it only says 602 GB. How do I fix this? My Macbook runs on El Capitan. Thanks.
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Mojave upgrade being suggested on unsupported Mac

My mother has a 2008 iMac currently running El Capitan. Every now and then it pops up the notification suggesting that she upgrade to Mojave. But if you actually try to download Mojave from the App ...
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Command or Shift key modifiers always activated

Regularly, when I am using Photoshop CC 2018 (mostly), suddenly I got a modifier key which always stays activated. Sometime it is the Command key, and sometimes Shift key, which make it impossible to ...
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Tradeoffs of disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) in order to install Sierra on Mac Pro (Early 2009)

Lets say someone wants to upgrade a Mac Pro (Early 2009) to macOS Sierra in order to get core security updates and newer versions of modern software. Unfortunately this Mac Pro model is not ...
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I cannot get out of recovery mode (OS X Utilities) by resetting or reinstalling the OS

I bought a used iMac and when I turn it on I am shown the OS X Utilities screen. I would like to install the operating system but I cannot do so. I have tried everything suggested on other questions ...
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Finder thinks non existant file still exists

So I have an SMB share hosted off an ubuntu server 18.04 computer. I connect to ZFS pool using smb://my-server.local in finder. It works nicely, except for one main issue that makes me fear using SMB ...
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Open folder in dock by simply clicking

Hi. In my workspace I have these frequently used folders that I keep in my dock, but I find it annoying that I have to right click and click "open" every time i want to open them. Is there some way I ...
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Icon text very hard to see in 'Other' window under Applications

Launchpad opens application icons. One of them is a window labeled, 'Other'. Open the 'Other' window and you'll see additional apps with icon text so light and small they're near impossible to read in ...
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After rebuilding LaunchServices com.apple.launchservices.secure.plist remains unchanged. Why?

various quirks and derailments of LaunchServices have already been plentifully discussed here and elsewhere… I have recently excluded my external backup drive from Spotlight search and all seems to be ...
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How to solve a catch 22 situation trying to upgrade an old 2009 mac mini to El Capitan with an AppleID created in 2019?

I had the chance to have in my hands an old mac mini from 2009. I turned it on, it works perfectly. Currently it runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. Now, I would like to try to upgrade it to a slightly newer ...
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Is it possible to run Internet Explorer on OS X El Capitan?

I need to connect to the website dictate.it, which says it only works with Internet Explorer. Is it possible to find versions of IE to run somehow within macOS?
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adding accents (just acute) to .plist for Cyrillic vowels

I have El Capitan 10.11.6 and I would like to be able to add acute marks above all vowels, lower and upper case. I did this: defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true I could not get ...
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internal SSD crash. macbook retina early 2016. Mac OS X el capitan

My macbook crashed after an ongoing update. I get the "?" file when rebooting it. After several test i decided to reformat my SSD as it was impossible to install a new version of mac OS X on it. At ...
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Lost connection after spoofing MAC address

I've changed the MAC address using $ ifconfig en1 |grep ether ether b2:n7:v8:x6:31:k2 $ openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' 69:b5:32:54:75:38 $ sudo ifconfig en1 ether 69:b5:32:54:...
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Upgrade then restore, or the other way around?

I'm in a situation where I simply cannot upgrade my Mac – the installer says that my disk cannot be used as a startup disk. This probably has to do with me installing dual-boot partitions, but I'm not ...
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Which versions of Windows does a MacBook Pro from 2008 support with Boot Camp?

Can my Mac use Windows? And if so, which Windows do I get? Version: OS X El Capitan (Version 10.11.16) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008) 8GB Memory
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2nd hand iMac with no OS

I have just got a second hand iMac (Core 2 Duo 2.4 20" Mid 2007) Which has been fully wiped. I have connected it to wifi and am trying to install OS X by using the reinstall option but when I log in ...
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imac mid 2011 install os x from usb drive [duplicate]

I have a problem here, I got iMac mid-2011 with fresh HDD. I want to install mac os x el capitan from USB drive, but when I click option button on my keyboard there is no HDD or USB drive shown. only ...
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“About this mac -> Storage” show different values than “Macintosh HD” [duplicate]

I attached images to better illustrate the problem Notice how the total of all the file folders in the Macintosh HD pic is approximately 150GB --however-- "About This Mac -> Storage" shows only ...
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how to find the last time I used my usb drive?

I used to have a Sandisk Ultra Fit 128GB stick plugged onto one of my USB ports of my MBP. I'm running OS X El Capitan (10.11). Today I found that my USB drive is missing. How do I find the last ...
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How to change notification center colour

My notification center in El Capitian was dark-semitransparent, where in Sierra it's light-semitransparent. Is there any way to change my notification center's appearance/make it darker? I'm running ...
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Clean install of El Capitan on an older iMac? [duplicate]

I have an old iMac (Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo, A1225) that our workgroup is retiring. My colleague wants to use it for her son. I migrated all data to a new iMac, wiped the drive, and initiated reinstall ...
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Why can't my laptop stay connected to WiFi when locked?

My laptop isn't staying connected to it's wireless connection when I lock it. I set up an alias using this post and tried to follow the instructions from this one, and those didn't work for me either. ...
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A keychain cannot be found to store *network* Macbook Pro (el capitan 2010)

My MacBook is having problems with the keychain. I have taken it to an apple shop and it has not been fixed (his solution is to delete everything from the user and set up a new user and transfer all ...
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Can Time Machine files be restored across different OSs?

I am backing up my MacBook Air that runs OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to an external Hard Drive using Time Machine. I have another older MacBook that runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. If I wipe the hard drive of the ...
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Getting an error when formatting a thumb drive

Inside of Terminal.app, I'm trying to format a thumb drive and I'm getting the following "error": does not appear to be a whole disk The line I typed in was the following: sudo diskutil ...
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Mac cannot detect external audio driver

A little while back I updated my OS to El Capitan 10.11.6. Ever since upgrading from Yosemite the OS has not been able to detect any audio device. In safe mode, it can detect so them and runs no ...
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disk1s1 device is write locked

I can not boot my iMac (20" Mid 2007) running OS X 10.7.5 When I am in Single User Mode I can use fsck and when trying ti sbin/mount -uw / it says device is write locked. I am really stuck. I wanted ...
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Why don't I receive Logic Pro X update notifications in App Store?

I'm signed into App Store and have an installed version of Logic Pro X that I bought with the same Apple ID that I'm signed in with. I no longer receive update notifications via the App Store about ...
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Macbook Pro won't load desktop on user account

My Macbook Pro (running El Capitan) will not load my main user account. After I enter the password it just looks as though it's loading but never displays the desktop. I am able to log into the guest ...
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Which keychain holds user trusted certificates?

I tried to do a clean install of my El Capitan MacBook but realised that much of my keychain migrated over. When I went into keychain access it showed a number of different keychains. I reset the "...
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GUI trash different from terminal trash

On Mac OS X El Capitan (MacBook Pro Mid 2014) it seems that visiting the trash bin from the GUI produces a bunch of files however visiting .Trash user$ and running ls -a only produces a single file. ...
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Bootcamp Support Software 5.0

Does Bootcamp support software 5.0 support a new installation of windows 7 on a disk partitioned by bootcamp assistant on a MacBook Air 11" early 2014 running OS X El Capitan 10.11.8?
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How to make bootable El Capitan installer in Mojave? [duplicate]

One of my friends who don't have a fast Internet connection asked me if I could install El Capitan (which is the highest version of OS X that his iMac supports) and I said sure. Today I went to App ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...
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Unable to open Firefox and Xcode since my last update

I'm using OS X El Captain 10.11.6. It worked well until 14 Dec 2018. Indeed, I could use Firefox and Xcode (the main softwares I use) without any troubles. But, since 14 Dec 2018, after rebooting, I ...
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Need El Capitan installer. Any Apple official link won't work. Need alternatives [duplicate]

I have a mid 2012 MBP. Came with Mountain Lion, upgraded to Mavericks in 2013 and never touched the OS X again. Long story short: I need El Capitan to run some work apps and it can't be newer because ...
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trying to erase external SSD that is only seen in terminal

I have a SSD drive that was removed from a MacAir and placed into an eclosure. I must have screwed up the directory by deleting files from the drive and not dismounting it because the drive is ...
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Finder constantly not responding/freezing

My system I've read about a dozen similar questions to this. I'm running a 13" retina MacBook Pro and using El Capitan 10.11.6. System is generally stable. Model Name: MacBook Pro Model ...
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How to create bootable installer USB for macOS in Windows? [duplicate]

I purchased a 2008 Mac from a friend. It's now formatted and internet recovery option is not working for a fresh install. I want to create a bootable USB drive in a Windows machine. I am unable to ...
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How to create single-click/-keystroke shortcut to start recording on Mac OS?

I want to record landline calls at my desk with one-click or similar. For example, say I get a work call that I want to record, I just hit one key on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard or ...
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Can I delete StoreData found at /private/var/log/powermanagement/StoreData?

I had a problem backing-up my (mid-2007) iMac running El Capitan using SuperDuper. I sent SuperDuper the error log and they suggested that I delete StoreData found at /private/var/log/powermanagement/...
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Crash/restore renamed SSD system disk and emptied

I had what I think was a "system crash" of my 500 GB SSD that was my system disk. I now think it was because a keyboard malfunction was preventing proper boot operations. I have a 2008 MacPro running ...
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How do I install macOS 10.11 El Capitan on a Mac mini (Late 2012)

I have an older Mac mini (mid 2011) which runs macOS 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13. It did not allow me to install macOS 10.14, so I had to order another (used) Mac mini (late 2012) that now runs macOS 10.13 ...
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PLEASE HELP ME RECOVER MY DATA FROM AN FFFFFFFFFFFFFF PARTITION :( [duplicate]

i had mojave on my macbook pro and my work softwares weren't too compatible so i decided to downgrade WITH keeping the mojave partition that has 367 gb and use a usb stick to boot into recovery mode ...
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Permanently disable “Check Spelling While Typing”

On OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, no matter what I do, including all the suggestions I've found on Google and on this site, every time I launch the Notes app it has Check Spelling While Typing enabled. How ...
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Will macOS Mojave 10.14 slow down an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro?

I am currently running OS X El Capitan on my early 2011 13" MacBook Pro. I am thinking of upgrading to macOS Mojave, but would like to know if it would slow my MacBook Pro because of my specs? Please ...
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Why are there two <Command> + I shortcuts in preview?

I'm used to using Preview for simple edits to images - cropping, censoring, highlighting, rotating - and I try to use shortcuts as much as possible. Previously I would use Cmd + I to show the ...
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Secure delete removed in OSX 10.11 [duplicate]

In OSX 10.10 there was an option to go to Finder > Empty Trash or Finder > Secure Empty Trash In OSX 10.11 there now only seems to be an option for Finder > Empty Trash Any ideas way i can ...
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Start Chrome in Application Mode

How do I do the following equivalent of Windows on a Mac? "path\to\chrome\chrome.exe" --app=http://facebook.com Link to Windows question. There used to be a lifehacker guide to do this but ...