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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 ...
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“Volume contains an OS X installation which may be damaged”

After I formatted my disk (instead of just erasing the volume), I struggled to reinstall Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan) on my early-2009 Mac Mini (10.11 being the latest supported version.) I tried ...
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How to create a bootable disk for an older Mac? [duplicate]

The file system on an older Mac mini (early 2009, latest supported OS 10.11) got corrupt, and disk utilities ended up in an infinity verify-can't-repair loop. Thanks to a insightful tip I could mount ...
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Dtrace working but no kernel data can be output?

I have for a long time run as sip -without dtrace to use dtrace and this is fine but a few apps I want to read data from seen to run in kernel mode (Little Snitch has several components for instance). ...
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Mac won't access 4 TB Seagate USB drive

I don't see it in Finder, I don't see it in Disk Utility. I don't see it in the system profiler. diskutil -list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Reverting daylight saving time

I'm running El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G21013) in Brazil. Earlier today my machine switched to DST, which would be fine if the official date for the switch had not recently moved to Nov 4. Here is what I ...
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Does Mojave make old MacBook slower? [closed]

I have a MacBook on El Capitan with the following specs: Early 2016 1.3 GHz Intel Core m7 8GB memory Intel HD Graphics 515 1536 MB SSD 500G (half used) It is mainly used for writing Word documents ...
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Used Air (2010) without OS - how can I get up and running?

I've picked up a used 2010 Macbook Air. The previous owner seems to have wiped OS X leaving me with only the 'OS X Utilities' application available. I can't use the install option as I receive the '...
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Where is lynx.cfg stored on mac?

I would like to configure my lynx installation but need the /etc/lynx-cur/lynx.cfg. Where is the stored on a mac? I essentially just did. brew install lynx
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Item Highlighted Apple Menu Bar

I use Control+F2 to highlight the menu bar pretty frequently. How does the Menu Bar decide what menu to select in the list when a key is pressed? Typically the character pressed on the keyboard is ...
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Problem with kernel_task

It's about 3 days that I can't do anything with my macbook air because the kernel_task is eating up the CPU. So I found this but the command csrutil disable/enable doesn't work on the terminal (El ...
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Creative Cloud login window won't be visible

I'm using El Capitan 10.11.6 and whenever I have to log in into Adobe Creative Cloud the login window stays hidden behind everything else. It wont show even using command+tab, neither clicking the ...
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Getting a 🚫 sometimes on boot

On a Mac mini end 2009, with a drive updated to a SSD, and RAM updated to 8GB running OS X 10.11.6, I sometimes get a "🚫" on boot. It then boots in Recovery mode by itself, so i shut it down and ...
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Copy/Paste working inconsistently (El Capitan, Macbook Air)

I'm using a MacBook Air from late 2010 or so, and I've recently noticed that my copy/paste abilities have become significantly reduced. Within an app itself it usually works without a hitch, but ...
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Simulate iOS's “reduce white point” feature on OS X El Capitan

I've become fond of iOS's "reduce white point" accessibility feature to reduce the intensity of bright colors, which makes the screen much easier to use in the dark -- nicer, in my opinion, than ...
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“New Tab with Settings - Basic” Mac Maybe a Dash?

I am trying to edit the terminal new tab command "New Tab with Settings - Basic" in Terminal on my Mac. It doesn't seem to change to anything. Other commands edit fine.
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MacBook not getting internet access on district network

I'm the new guy at my school district's Tech Department and we have a closed network where only domained machines, and ones we add, can have wireless access. We've added my account and MAC address to ...
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Can't update to Java SE 8u181 from 8u171 on El Capitan [duplicate]

as part of my update routine, I wanted to upgrade from the installed Java SE 8u171 to Java SE 8u181. Before anyone asks, yes, one software DOES need Java (LibreOffice). Problem is, the install ...
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Broken Wi-Fi and Ethernet - Reinstalling OS X El Capitan

Recently on my mid 2009 MacBook Pro, the Wi-Fi suddenly stopped working. I tried resetting NVRAM and SMC but to no avail. I thought it may be a hardware fault, but before buying a costly Airport card, ...
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How to start Internet Recovery Mode of El Capitan with multiple OS installed?

Thank you for your time. Here is my problem: A) Goal Start into Mac OS X El Capitan internet recovery mode and temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) to use (X11 functions of) ...
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Clipboard doesn't work across applications anymore

Recently, I have noticed that ⌘ + c and ⌘ + v keyboard shortcuts no longer work like they used to. If I want to copy/paste something from Postman.app into Slack.app, for example, the clipboard will ...
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Is there a way to stop Mail auto CC'ing yourself, when replying all ?

In OSX 10.11 mail app if you "Reply all" it automatically CC's yourself. This seems to only happen when using reply all, but not when using reply. The setting under : mail > preferences > composing >...
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Make a clean install file for OSX

I have a Mac mini with OS X El Capitan 10.11.x installed. I want to change to a new hard disk and reinstall the OS and data. I don't have the installation file for OS X El Capitan, as I bought the ...
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Labeling axes on Grapher?

How does one label the axes on the Grapher tool on the Mac? I am currently using OS X El Capitan. Here's an image of what it looks like right now, with none of the menus s And here's the menu with ...
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Aligning, moving and enlarging partitions seems impossible

A friend's MacBook (mid 2009 model) was stuck at the boot screen and I have discovered that the HDD was failing, so I've replaced the failing regular 320GB HDD with a Samsung 860 evo 500GB SSD. I ...
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Reinstallation mac os x el capitan

Is it possible to reinstall mac os x el capitan to a macbook pro (2009) using a bootable usb made in windows? The internal disk is already erased and empty.
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how to overwrite control+shift+power to start screensaver instead of lockscreen [duplicate]

or how to start your screensaver? I've tried few things but most of them show login screen instead of screensaver
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How to remove or rename a folder with a “bad” name on El Capitan?

On my iMac I have a folder, left from preceding systems, named "ZipIt 2.2.2␀". I cannot delete or rename it, nor delete the files it contains, both from the Finder and from Terminal. Looking at this ...