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4TB Seagate external drive not mounting in OS X El Capitan

I have a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB external hard drive that I had previously been using with this computer. I recently reformatted this drive as exFAT in order to use it to backup files from my MacBook ...
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How to disable ambient noise reduction?

It used to be in that one could disable the ambient noise reduction in the sound preferences. But I can't seem to find that option anymore, which means when I record sound with the built-in mic I ...
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Remove non-existent AFP server from Finder sidebar?

For a while, I had a Linux-based AFP server in my network. Due to issues not related to this question, I've decided to switch it off. Problem is - the server still appears in the Finder sidebar. The ...
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Xcode - Can I develop for iOS 11.1 in El Capitan?

I'm a software development student and I'm building an iOS app for a class. The thing is I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 with El Capitan 10.11.6 (15G17023) and an iPhone 5s running iOS 11.1.2 (15B202). ...
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TSplicedFont failed creating descriptor for El Capitan

So I've bought used macbook air, wanted to format it to delete all traces of previous user. Unfortunately after trying to reinstall I get spammed with this error message: Language Chooser[416:4031] ...
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Random reboots macbook pro late 2008

I have a macbok pro late 2008 , running the latest OS apple will allow - el capitan. I have 2 sticks of 2GB RAM. This is above the original specs but due to a firmware upgrade some years ago, it now ...
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How to upgrade from OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to macOS Sierra 10.12.6

I have OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 installed and want to upgrade to macOS Sierra 10.12.6 I have downloaded macOS Sierra version 10.13 I have .dmg file of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 but when I am going ...
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Apple website animations do not work on Safari 11

I have a Late 2011 15" MBP with El Capitan(highest update). The animations on Apple website do not work on any browsers (Safari 11, Firefox 57, Chrome) even if the discrete GPU is being utilized. ...
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Prioritize exact matched words in Mac dictionary app?

When typing a word in the dictionary app, it shows a list of matched words on the left pane. However, the exact matches are far down the list, the top words are usually not relevant, like terms from ...
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How do I get Outlook actions to be available in the Automator Library tree?

OS X El Cap 10.11.6 Outlook for Mac 15.39 I'm filtering the Library with the string "outlook" and there are no actions available. Is there something I can do to get Outlook items to show up in here?
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MBP, El Capitan - Keyboard not working, but I can get to safe mode?

My keyboard is currently not working (literally nothing appears on a password screen when I start typing, both in safe mode and in normal mode). I am currently typing this on an external keyboard. I ...
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Why is my wired keyboard's Eject key no longer working after OS upgrade?

Though it sounds like a duplicate of this question, it isn't; the difference is that my eject key works when I connect it to another Mac, so the hardware is good. The situation is that I have a ...
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Sudden barrage of “too many open files” in log, cascading app failures

I came into work today with a cascade of "Application Unexpectedly Quit" messages on my desktop. Looking in system.log I'm seeing many failures due to too many open files. The first instance looks ...
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Can't remove warning about removing files from iCloud desktop

The option, "show warning before removing from iCloud Drive" option is missing from the Finder preferences menu. So, each time I try to send something to the trash, the warning pops up. Any thoughts ...
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ARKit, Xcode, and iOS 11 upgrade

I have El Capital 10.11.6 and I do not wish to upgrade, however I need to clarify whether this means I cannot download and experiment with ARKit? The latest Xcode version that is compatible with El ...
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How to disable all thumbnail previews except images?

New to Mac. I'm trying to find a way to stop showing thumbnails for files. With documents, I want to see the icon for the type of file it is (word, spreadsheet, database, etc) because I work with ...
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Can I combine TextEdit files w/o copying and pasting?

I’ve kept daily journal entries in Text Edit. Is there a way I can combine them into one file without cutting and pasting? I’m using TextEdit 1.1 on Mac OS El Capitan Version 10.11.6.
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Can't install El Capitan in VirtualBox on High Sierra

I am installing El Capital in VirtualBox on High Sierra. The reason I am doing this is that I have an enterprise application that stoped working in High Sierra and so I am going the VM route. When I ...
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Why can't I see horizontal scroll bars in Finder?

I have a MacBook, with el Capitan. I am in Finder, looking at a folder which contains a lot of files. I have arranged by kind, which means that I have to scroll horizontally to see all my folders. ...
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Encrypted USB disk not shown in Finder after unlocking

I have an encrypted USB stick. I put it in the USB slot on my MacBook Air, then I input the passphrase but nothing happens: the USB doesn't show up on Finder and doesn't mount. I can see the USB ...
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How can I configure shortcuts to special symbols or emojis in El Capitan or later

I would like to input faster some special characters (math symbols, emojis, etc.). I found this article, but the instructions are obsolete for EL Capitan or later. I would like to add either ...
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OS X 10.6.8 App Store “Get” Button Does Nothing

I am trying update to El Capitan using the App Store. I am logged in and my Mac meets the requirements, but when I click "Get" nothing happens. Just goes dark blue and nothing else after that. What ...
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Failed to upgrade to OS X High Sierra with two non-descriptive errors

I've downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from the Apple App Store. On launching I get: "This copy of the Install macOS High Sierra.app application is damaged, and can‘t be used to install ...
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Unable to partition SSD

I am trying to partition my HD to install Ubuntu. I have reviewed other questions with similar issues but haven't been able to find a problem with the same symptoms. Machine is is a Mid 2012 13-inch ...
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Larger resolution than proposed in El Capitan

Is it possible to get a larger resolution on my Macbook Pro than the one proposed in System Preferences ? I mean my screen is 1280x800 and I'd like to putt an even larger resolution so as to have a ...
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Filevault stuck on pause, can't reinstall macOS, can't upgrade

I've had this issue for about a year now, but never cared about it. Now I'm very motivated to fix it. :) So I wanted to enable FileVault for my system but somehow it got stuck. I'm running El Capitan ...
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Subtract files in folder A from folder B

I've got folder A with 8000 images and folder B with 9000 images. Folder B contains the 8000 images from folder A as well as additional 1000 images. I would like to delete the 8000 images which are ...
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Why does installing an app take so long?

What exactly happens when you install an app from a .dmg image. My understanding was that it changes the inode and makes it executable (the specific application was GNU Scheme). But that can't be it ...
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El Capitan download for Mac Pro - App store “system is too new”

I have a Mac Pro 3,1, which came without a hard drive. Now I want to install macOS El Capitan on a new SSD in this machine. I started creating a USB-Stick with El Capitan on it. I used this link: ...
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No USB connected, receiving error message “USB devices disabled: Unplug the device using too much power”

Recently I have been getting the error message "USB devices disabled: Unplug the device using too much power almost constantly. There has been nothing plugged in for some time, and if something is ...
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Does Reinstalling Mac OS from Recovery Clears App data?

I need to reinstall Mac OS from recovery since Disk Utility was unable to repair some disk errors. I have few notes in the notes app and important Bookmarks/opened tabs in both Chrome and Firefox, ...
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No X to delete reading list

On my Macbook Pro OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 I have a problem with the reading list. I can hide it that works. The problem is how do I edit to delete some on the reading lists. There USED TO BE A SMALL ...
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Font is installed in font book, but bold does not work

I've installed a font in the font book, but the bold format does not work. I see the bold in the font book. Also, the italic format does work. How to fix it? (I'm running on El Capitan). Is there an ...
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How do I consolidate all my partitions into one partition usable for Bootcamp?

I've been having an issue with Bootcamp recently after I deleted my Windows disk due to a driver issue that was unfixable. I figured I would just do a fresh install of Windows, but little to my ...
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Crash with error “No more room to grow table”

For the past week or so my computer has been crashing at least once a day with the same error. *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff8018318b7f): "No more room to grow table: ...
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MacBook Pro Early 2015 freezes and crashes when viewing a presentation at PowerPoint 2016

I'm running El Capitan 10.11.6 I believe this happened for 3 times already. When I view a presentation (Slide Show Mode) at PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, there are times when it lags and freezes; I would ...
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List of “serveradmin command” commands

tl;dr: Is there a list of serveradmin command *:* commands ? On mac servers, serveradmin can be quite useful; especially when sending commands to its services, such as serveradmin command smb:command ...
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Disk won't mount Microsoft Basic Data

I have an external disk that won't mount on my Mac: /dev/disk6 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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How do I use tabs in Mac Mail on El Capitan?

I want to use tabs when composing new emails in Apple Mail on my Mac. I searched here and read this question: How can I use tabs in Mac Mail? The thing is this question says it’s a new feature in ...
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macbook pro - disable csrutil without recovery mode

So, my MacBook Pro just died and it appears to be the standard known issue with the graphics card. There seems to be a possible fix by moving some system files around. However, to do this, I have to ...
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How can i disable the “mouse scroll wheel click” to view all windows feature in El Capitan

Ive got a mac mini running El Capitan, i use a piece of CAD software which requires me to use the "mouse scroll wheel click" to move around the software. This works fine on other machines that i ...
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How to upgrade Mid-2009 MacBook from Mountain Lion to El Capitan? [duplicate]

I have been having quite the struggle trying to update my Mid-2009 MBP to the "latest" MacOS. Initially I wanted to install Sierra. I booted (CMD-R), wiped the main partition, then attempted to ...
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Why isn't my system producing an audible system beep in iTerm2 or Terminal?

I want to be able to hear the system beep. Normally, this can be done by running any of the following commands in OSX: echo -e "\a" printf "\a" tput bel Running these commands in the standard ...
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Preview.app Find -> Done keyboard shortcut

I've been able to configure a keyboard driven workflow in Preview.app using Karabiner and Keyboard->Shortcuts but there's one situation I can't seem to find a way to avoid using the mouse: Done to ...
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Get Numbers & Pages et al. on macOS 10.11 El Capitan

I have some old macs which cannot update to OSX 10.12, however this is the minimum requirement for installing those applications from the app store. Please could someone advise how to get an older, ...
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Xcode stuck on 'installing components'

I have installed Xcode 7.3.1 on OS X El Capitan and when I want to open it, it says components need to be installed. When clicking on install, the progress goes until over half the bar and then it ...
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Cannot change permissions on /System/Library

I am running OS X 10.11.8. I am attempting to change some settings in /Library/Filters/. I am logged in as an administrator (verified in System Preferences > Users & Groups). When I go to Finder > ...
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“Untitled” item on my MacBook Pro desktop

I just installed macOS El Capitan, and now I see there is an Untitled item on the Desktop: This item contains the following directories: I’ve never seen anything like this on the Desktop before. ...
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How can I delete duplicate rows in Microsoft Excel 2011?

Every 2nd Thursday our team has to produce reports from data provided to us in a Excel spreadsheet. Typically this data has about 23,000 rows of data. The problem is that since June these spreadsheets ...
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Download and Install Photoshop CS5

I want to transfer a legal, licensed copy of Photoshop CS5 from and old Lion iMac I am de-commissioning to my current El Capitan system. I have the license number, but not the install media as this ...