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Can I safely delete the Mac OS X Base System Partition?

I'm running El Capitan + Windows 7 on a 2011 MBP which came with Lion. The recovery mode on my MBP is broken, it sits on about 75% of the progress bar loaded for days (I've waited 2 full days on two ...
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Boot drive not recognised at all

After doing an update for iPad and open Google Chrome to watch streaming movies the MacBook Pro 13 mid 2012 has started to slow down and Chrome closed. I restarted and a flashing folder appeared ...
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Second drive inaccessible from OS but accessible in Recovery mode (which shows no issue)

I have a iMac 2008 with 2 drives. Main drive is an SSD in the DVD bay and second drive 3,5" HHD in the original iMac disk bay. After a reboot before which everything was working just fine second drive ...
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Every restart/boot, kernel panic occurs

Every time I restart my iMac (or just boot it up) I see this: But after I restart again it works fine again. I'm using MacOSX El Capitan. I've tried to replace MacOSX with Windows but I decided I ...
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Install Mac OS X El Capitan on used Macbook Pro from USB doesn't see the USB

I have just purchased a used Macbook Pro A1286, "Core 2 Duo" 2.66 15" (SD.) I'm new to Apple products, and I'm trying to install Mac OS X El Capitan from a USB bootable pen drive I just did. The ...
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Late 2009 Macbook, El Capitan, how to rotate display? (it's not on settings)

I have a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) with El Capitan 10.11.6, The displays setting panel doesn't show a control to rotate it (as does my mac mini with Sierra) Is there an alternative way or 3rd party ...
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Disable USB Storage Devices in El Capitan

The company I work for is required to disable the ability to connect USB mass storage devices on all production computers. All computers run OS X 10.11.6. Every computer has the following setup: USB ...
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How to stop Terminal from using special characters?

When I'm using arguments with quotes in the Terminal, the quote is first highlighted and then changes to a special character when certain characters are entered after it. For example trying to type "...
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Updating El Capitan to High Seirra will take 18 hours

I'm on El Capitan and trying to update to High Seirra. It downloaded the stub file and run the application. I waited for one hour till it says 17 hours remaining. Is there a way to speed up the update ...
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Should I be concerned by this discrepancy in my drive space?

I was planning to delete a user account, and I noticed that it said that I don't have at least 87.1 GB of free disk space, even though my Macintosh HD shows that I have 159.4 GB free. You can see the ...
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How to completely reinstall Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook which OS was upgraded from Snow Leopard 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 and then to El Capitan 10.11. I want to completely reinstall El Capitan, to "factory state", in order to really "clean" the ...
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Stuck in recovery mode and unable to install OS X El Capitan

Hi to anyone able to help with this / having the same problem... I use a 2009 iMac A1224 20" with a SSD, running macOS El Capitan (the shop which installed the SSD also installed El Capitan back in ...
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caffeinate command keeps terminating

I'm trying to use the caffeinate command to prevent sleep on a Macbook. It keeps running into the error "Terminated: 15". Does anyone know how I can troubleshoot this? Usually it works, it happens ...
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How does migration assistant work?

I'm considering using Migration Assistant to transfer everything from an old backup of my system to my current system because there are files that went missing when I upgraded my old system to El ...
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How to recover 100GB missing from macOS after an update?

Background: I recently upgraded my system to El Capitan. On the first run of the new operating system I ran more updates from the App Store that required a restart. However, while updating, it ...
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How do I restore a Mac to its original macOS version?

I've just followed the steps here to try to format my wife's laptop so we can sell it: https://superuser.com/questions/959422/reinstall-os-x-without-cd-dvd-or-apple-id Unfortunately I'm still getting ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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curl-config --ca returns a blank line, and other cert problems

This is a repost/update of this question on stackoverflow, which didn't get any attention so I'm trying a more specific stackexchange. My problem was originally that Cargo (Rust's dependency manager) ...
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How do I install El Capitan and ParrotSec dual-boot? (without Kernel Panics)

ParrotSec was installed on this machine and it was running fine - meanwhile I could not reach it from Grub2 because if I chose MacOSX-32bit/MacOSX-64bit it popped back a Kernel Panic. On the other ...
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Upgrading from 10.11.6 El Capitan to 10.12

I rarely use by mac. Right now I wanted to install a new program on it but it says it won't run unless the OS is 10.12. I only have 10.11.6 (El Capitan) right now and I can't see any updates for ...
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Deleted files from MacBook but space is not being cleared

Today I moved a folder (a folder I created myself that contained video files) from my HD that was almost 100GB in size to an external HD (I don't use Time Machine/never have) and once I ejected the ...
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“Get iWork Apps” popup appears after each restart

Whenever I restart my Mac, I get this popup: This happens despite me having the latest version of the iWork apps for my OS installed. Clicking Get It just opens up the Mac App Store to the home page. ...
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Cannot connect to x11vnc server from other client

Hello guys I have installed x11vnc server on MAC OS el capital but trying to connect remotely and stream the images of desktop only a black image is rendered to vnc client do you have any idea? I am ...
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Updating to a newer macOS version - how can I avoid potential pitfalls? [duplicate]

I'm running a Macbook Pro with macOS 10.7 Lion. I've already checked and it can be upgraded to the latest macOS version (Mojave). However, I want to keep as much as I can running the same (like ...
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Installing Older Version of MacOS/OSX alongside current

So with the end of 32-bit App support, I was thinking maybe if I run across an app that I really need to run than will no long run post 10.15, that it might be a good idea to have an older version on ...
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Macbook A1342 2010 - OS Installation Issue

I purchased a Macbook A1342 2010 (white one) from eBay and it arrived with software and a password on it. This was not in the seller's description. I instinctively (have had many macs before) used ...
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How to Disable Blur in El Capitan Launchpad?

Is there a way to disable launchpad blur?
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How to download El Capitan installer from a High Sierra Mac [duplicate]

My mom's iMac is having issues (it's booting to the "prohibited" circle with a slash), and needs the OS reinstalled. She'd been running El Capitan, and I'd like to reinstall the same since she has ...
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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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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. ...