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Unable to format Mac internal drive (disk0)

I have an macbook air late 2008 running osx El capitan and I wanted to erase my driver and reinstall the macos. So first i booted into recovery mode and tried formating my hard dive in disk utility ...
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Problem with bootcamp on SSD: error 0xc00000e9

I've recently changed my hard drive for an SSD in my late-2011 mac-book Pro. I'm trying to partition it and re-install Windows 7 (64 bits) (juste like I had successfully done with my former HDD), ...
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2015 Macbook pro 13" with Dell U2518D blurry font

I recently bought a Dell U2518D monitor to use as my primary display paired with my 2015 Macbook pro 13". This is a 2560x1440 1440p monitor. I used the included display port to mini display port cable ...
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Wiped drive, now can’t reinstall El Capitan from Recovery because the “item is temporarily unavailable”

I wanted to clear room on my computer, so I restarted the computer with cmd+r keys and opened OS X Utilities. I erased my drive and wanted to reinstall OS X El Capitan. After I agreed to the terms ...
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What is “Setup” process on activity monitor?

This process is taking all my bandwidth, but no idea what it's for?
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Removing “Other User” from startup screen

How do I get rid of "other user". I had used a Mac Tech prior and he worked on my Mac. It only showed my icon on the start up screen. Now I have another icon for another user which when I open it, it ...
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Unable to delete specific sites from Safari History

I'm unable to delete the two links (sites) from my Safari History - Apple Support which is actually a malicious URL. Right-click --> delete doesn't work for those 2 sites alone. Delete works for ...
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Unable to remove website data in Safari

In Safari --> Preferences --> Privacy --> Manage Website Data, I'm unable to remove the data that shows up as Databases. I'm able to remove Cookies and Cache data but not able to remove ...
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Macbook Pro OSX 10.11.6 stopped booting

I tried booting my mac today as usual but it turns out that almost immediately the nasty prohibition sign appeared. I tried the usual stuff: resetting PRAM, SMC and nothing. I tried safe mode, but ...
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Is there a real fix for El Capitan sound issues?

On a 2010 Mac Pro, using a new drive, doing a fresh install, I have no sound, not even a startup chime (when the El Cap drive is set as the startup drive in the control panel). From the numerous ...
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OSX Powerpoint 2011 Pagination

The code for pagination in the footer is: ‹#› Is there a similar code for the total number of slides in the file? The goal is to have the footer include the number of slides in the deck: i.e. 5 of ...
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Reinstall El Capitan on 2009 iMac

I've giving my 2009 iMac to a friend. It was running El Capitan and Windows 10 on Bootcamp. I've tried to be clever (which apparently I'm not) and I've done a clean reset of Windows 10, not ...
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HD does not show up when attempting to reinstall OS X (El Capitan)

I am attempting to do a fresh re-install of El Capitan on my girlfriend's MacBook. She called me the other night claiming the battery died and her macbook crashed, and when she restarted and went to ...
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OSX opens all recent apps and files after logging in from a lock screen

I've noticed that every other day or so after a stepping away from my MBP (mid 2014, OSX 10.11.6) and logging back in, all of my recent apps and documents will be opened, even though they were not ...
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Install El Captain

I just purchased an older Mac from someone. It was working fine and El Captain 10.11 was installed. I wanted to wipe it with all the junk they had on it. I did the erase and booted to Recovery Mode ...
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Ridiculously slow MacBook Pro 15'' 2011 with low battery and El Capitan [duplicate]

Problem solved: see "Update 2" section. I have a MacBook Pro 15'', A1286, Early 2011 which was running OS X Lion and became extremely slow few weeks after an upgrade to El Capitan. The upgrade itself ...
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Cannot start MySQL - server quit “w/o updating PID file” (PID file missing)

I have been researching this problem for two days, and I know there are many other posts about it. But the solutions are always "fix the permissions". That does not solve it for me. I have recursively ...
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Hard drive errors but SMART is passing

I have a 2012 Mac mini Server running OSx El Capitan. Our server provider has been sending reports about my hard drive failing, telling us we need to replace it as soon as possible before we have data ...
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A PDF file on my Desktop shows up with the name and properties of my root drive

I am using a 2009 13" MacBook Pro running El Capitan 10.11. On my desktop, I strangely have a PDF with the name "Macintosh HD" and the properties of my main system drive. Does anybody know why this ...
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Allowing HTTP connections to connect with iCal (SSL error)

While attempting to connect to my iCal via another laptop I get an SSL error that looks like this: Now I read somewhere that you can fix this by adding an NSAppTransportSecurity key to a plist, I've ...
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I keep getting alerts stating startup disk is full when it's not

I keep getting alerts saying that "your start-up disk is almost full". I have an early 2015 13 inch MacBook Pro running macOS 10.11.6 with a 128MB SSD that has 63GB free according to About this Mac ...
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gnuplot warning: “plotting with an unknown terminal”

I'm trying to use gnuplot on my MacBook Air (Mac OS X 10.11.3). I have installed XQuartz by using homebrew after I installed gnuplot (with this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR-...
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Can't move items to Trash – resistant to usual fixes

On an internal data-only SATA HD, the OS forces me to delete files immediately, just as for removable media, a mounted network volume, or any unwritable volume. Already tried removing and recreating ...
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Everything fail on mac mini 2009

I've recently bought an used mac mini (early 2009 version) patched with preinstalled HighSierra on it. My main goal is to get it working. Currently I'm trying to install El Capitan which is somehow ...
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Protecting the system wallpaper

Objective To require the root password when changing wallpaper on my system when logged in as myself. Similar behavior to editing your security settings in Preferences where a password is required to ...
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I'm using OSX 10.11 what should I be aware of when installing 10.12

I'm a developer, and I'd rather not mess up anything on my system. So I guess, the general. Take a backup advice applies. But is there anything else in particular that I should be aware of? ...
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How can I upgrade OS X.11 to OS X.12 when the App Store only offers OS X.13 [duplicate]

I have a Mac running the latest version of OS 10.12. I need to upgrade this Mac to the latest version of OS 10.12. Although the hardware will support OS 10.13, for other, important reasons I am not ...
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com.apple.WebKit.Plugin.64.xpc

Had the following appear when attempting to login to an account. What does it mean & should I approve? com.apple.WebKit.Plugin.64.xpc wants to use your confidential information stored in "v4....
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Problems connecting to ethernet with El Capitan

I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro running El Capitan 10.11.6. Recently I bought a USB-to-Ethernet adapter so that I could connect to Ethernet. It was working fine, but now it's not after a few days. ...
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Install El-Capitan from bootable USB asks me to enter Apple ID but nothing happen

I'm installing El Capitan on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) from bootable USB. The original OS of my Mac is Lion and the latest OS is High Sierra, so I created a bootable flash drive for El-Capitan. The ...
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“Open with” configuration gets screwed up unpredictably on El Capitan

I've been having a problem on my El Capitan installation for a few months. At unpredictable times, the system "unlearns" the programs associated with certain file types. For example, I double click a ...
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How to share a Pages document between macOS High Sierra & OSX El Capitan without going to iCloud on the browser?

I'm running macOS High Sierra. My wife is on a computer that only supports OS X El Capitan. She writes a document on Pages. How does she collaborate with me, or I with her, so that neither of us are ...
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missing /etc/ directory in homebrew

I am currently working on setting up an IKEv2 VPN server with strongswan. I am working on a Mac running v10.11.16 (El Capitan). I have been referencing the following tutorial: https://www.digitalocean....
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How does one download El Capitan from the App Store using High Sierra

The link from Apple's support page redirects to the Mac App Store but upon clicking download you're met with an error message saying you "This version of OS X can't be installed on the computer" Note:...
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Kernel panic on every attempt to access Recovery Mode

I was trying to access the Recovery Mode on my MacBook Pro5,3 with OSX El Capitan 10.11.6, however every attempt ended in Kernel Panic (KP). I would see the Apple logo with a loading bar and the ...
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Login Screen Background 'squeezed'

The login screen seems to be 'squeezed' into the lower left corner. Not sure what event caused this to happen. Macbook Air, El Capitan 10.11.6 What is the root cause of the problem and how can this ...
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How to revert launchctl PATH to defaults?

There are many questions and commentary about using launchctl setenv PATH /path/to/include in order to have GUI apps inherit user-specified paths. I did this about four years ago, and the changes I ...
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Linux Mint partition suddenly no longer recogized after having been with same settings

I have this Sata drive that I partitioned into Data, System1 and System2 at one point. I did this on my still current MBP early 2011 when it was running El Capitan and still is. The System2 ...
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How to add a network printer on mac that requires authentication

In our office, we have a printer accessible through our network. I was able to find and add the printer to my mac, which is El Captain, but it is not working since it requires authentication. When ...
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Random shutdowns that look like kernel panic

But with no sign of kernel panic in the console. The screen just turns black all of a sudden, but the backlight stays on. After up to 10 seconds, it shuts down completely. People I talked to over ...
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OS X El Capitan how to stop mail opening (many) popup windows for calendar notifications?

I deleted a calendar within a two days full of events (325). Now when I open mail I get a lot of new messages windows opening in the screen that completely stop mail usage. I believe that the ...
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Upgrade system frameworks without upgrading OS

I am currently running macOS 10.10.2, but would like to be able to run the latest Ableton Live 10 which is built on macOS 10.11. When I directly run the executable I get errors referencing symbols ...
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Can I update the Version of El Capitan from the Apple Store, if I bought it from a 3rd Party?

I don't want to buy High Sierra, because some of my applications software won't work, if I do. So I bought a copy of 10.11 from a 3rd Party. Can I get updates (10.11.2, 10.11.3, etc) from the Apple ...
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Warnings after changing Sudden Motion Sensor with pmset

I'm following the Optimisation Guide from Avid for my Pro Tools software. On the Disable Sudden Motion Sensor section, I get these errors after entering sudo pmset -a sms 0 in Terminal for turning ...
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How to get Photos Library v2.0 content to Photos Library v1.5?

I'm in the unenviable position of trying to merge multiple Photos libraries together. On an OS X El Capitan. Two of the Photos Libraries are version 2.0, so how do I merge their content into a v1.5 ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “Show Hidden Files” in the Finder in El Cap? [duplicate]

Related: Hotkey to show hidden files and folders in File Open dialog? Looks like there was a keyboard shortcut for it. But in 10.11.6 all I get when I press Cmd Shift . is the bonk sound. Is that ...
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How can I download an older version of OS X/macOS?

As older versions of macOS & OS X no longer appear on the App Store search, how can I get any older version of a Mac OS to be able to run as a VM, or to reinstall on my Mac? This is an attempt to ...
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OS X can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because the version of macOS is too new

I'm currently running Sierra, trying to download the El Capitan installer from the App Store, but am unable to due to the message in the title. Is there any way around this, or am I forced to erase my ...
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How do I setup a NetBoot of El Capitan using Lion Server?

I have an old MacBook running Lion Server that I want to be an El Capitan NetBoot server. I downloaded the Install El Capitan Application on a supported computer, and then copied it to the ...
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Setting up different passwords for Filevault 2 and my user account

I'm currently setting up Carbon Copy Cloner to create a backup clone of my SSD. I'd like to be able to store the cloned drive's Filevault 2 password in the keychain so CCC can access it to ...