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A special message thrown/displayed by software to indicate a problem, usually in a dialog box

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How do you get system diagnostic files from macOS?

I am trying to debug a crashed (or hanging) app. How do I get the diagnostic files from the crash?
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How to remove the “Could not connect to the iTunes store” error message when your network does not allow access to the iTunes Store

Since the last update, iTunes is unusable for me on my iMac, because with every song change it shows a "Could not connect to the iTunes Store" error message. My network at work does not allow access ...
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MacBook display has vertical black and white lines on startup

My MackBook, on startup, its showing the following: They are just a bunch of vertical black and white lines, and it gets stuck there. What could be the problem?
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How can I delete a file marked as backup item?

I'm trying to delete a file, but I get a message from Trash saying: "The operation can’t be completed because backup items can’t be modified." What does that mean and how can I delete it?
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getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)

UPDATE: Rich's solution (with the checkmark) solved my problem! I also posted an answer with a workaround that may help if Rich's solution doesn't work for you. The answer that received the bounty was ...
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iCloud “message size violation” when sending zip containing more than 127 files

Revised question As per Tetsujin's suggestion in the comments I did some further testing. There seems to be a problem with iCloud and sending a zip file of a folder with a certain amount of files. ...
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“Set time zone automatically using current location” is not working. Why?

Although I keep my system time & date in check using time.asia.apple.com, I can't "Set time zone automatically using current location". I get the error message, "Unable to determine current ...
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Where to find shutdown causes errors list?

Are there any longer shutdown causes error codes lists than this? https://georgegarside.com/blog/osx/shutdown-causes/
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When using a third-party script library, I can no longer save an AppleScript file in Script Editor.app

I have an AppleScript .scpt file that uses the Dialog Toolkit scripting library: Dialog Toolkit is an ASObjC-based script library for showing enhanced dialogs. The following line is at the top of ...
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I suddenly cannot open any files in Script Editor.app

Today, I was working on an .scpt file in Script Editor.app, when, suddenly, Script Editor would not allow me to save the file. It was a seemingly random occurrence; I had not done something unique ...
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Strange Pop-up appldnld.apple.com:80

I received a strange Pop Up message. The unsettling part is password will be sent in clear text. Is my phone affected with any malware or app virus ?
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Restore from Backup: Apps in iTunes library were not installed on iPhone because Unknown Error occurred 0xE800002D

After iPhone Restore from Backup & Sync causes iTunes Error Message: I posted this weird copying behavior here: Issues & Errors with Restore from ios7 Backup to ios9 on iPhone 5? The ...
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Pages documents created on Yosemite cannot be opened by Pages on Yosemite after latest update (5.5.2) [duplicate]

Seemingly every single document that I created in the previous version of Pages (I update regularly whenever I see that a new update is available) on this same MacBook Pro with Yosemite will now not ...
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Failed bootcamp partition, now can't remove it

Tried to set up Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro 15" (Mid 2014). Running El Capitan 10.11.3. Windows refused to install (GPT partition only problem?). I followed steps elsewhere to remove and reformat the ...
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iPhone 3GS locked to at&t. How do unlock it?

I bought an iPhone 3GS, second hand, and I have now found out its on a AT&T network. I live in the UK, I can't get past the "Connect to iTunes" message. Even when I connect to iTunes it says: ...
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Damaged and can't be open app error message

I bought the iBoostUp app when I was using Lion, and one day it suddenly stopped working, I uninstalled it, and yesterday I got Mountain Lion hoping that it would get magically fixed, but it didn't. ...
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Sync errors between iCal and Google Calendars

For the most part iCal and Google Calendars via CalDAV just work for me. But irregularly, throughout the day, iCal will start bouncing in my dock and display a warning like the following: What I know ...
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How to fix “macOS needs to repair your library to run applications” after High Sierra upgrade?

After upgrading to High Sierra, I'm getting this error message about 30-50 times a day: Is there any way to find out what is causing this error? Any ideas how to fix it?
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Fresh macOS install: Console.app displays errors/faults. Is that to be expected?

I have installed a fresh copy of macOS 10.13 on an empty drive. After logging in I checked for errors/faults in Console.app. I didn't expect to see any errors let alone faults but Console.app ...
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Downloaded apps does not start, error -10658

When I downloaded an application (e.g. RubyMine) and transfered it to the Applications folder, the application wont start (nothing happens). It is not limited to the Applications folder, it appears ...
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BuildError(): error building a user of type

I'm getting a strange message each time I boot. For a quick second before the Apple Logo appears I see the text: BuildError(): error building a user of type 0x20010008 Then the Logo appears, and ...
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OSX system and installation disk won't boot

Problem: I cannot boot into system nor can I boot to the installation disk. Errors I get in verbose mode: BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2 disk0s2: media is not present 0 [Level 3] [ReadUID 0] [...
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Endlessly repeating “There was a problem connecting…” error [duplicate]

I'm getting constantly interrupted by the same error, "There was a problem connecting to the server "admin's MacBook". The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server ...
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Keychain Access error when creating new system certificate

I am following the instructions to codesign gdb on my MBP however when I get to the end of the System certificate creation process, keychain says "Unknown Error = -2,147,414,007" and the certificate ...
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Timeouts in AppleUSBEHCI - how can I find out what is causing this?

I'm getting timeouts on my USB every few seconds like this: Jan 8 22:07:43 Thorstens-MacBook kernel[0]: USBF: 1722. 27 AppleUSBEHCI[0xffffff800b8b2000]::Found a transaction past the completion ...
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macOS Sierra: parsecd keyboardInputMode property not set, using <private>

Yesterday I (clean) installed macOS sierra and since then I'm having a particular error message in my console every few milliseconds, that I can't seem to find anywhere! error 05:58:28.906530 +0300 ...
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AppleSpell error: Contacts change history truncated, resetting!

My macOS High Sierra system is increasingly slowing to a crawl and having huge spikes in CPU usage, notably in Messages, but even when it not running. The logs that seem to be most closely associated ...
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Macbook Pro wont open apps or download content due to Error Code: -50. [duplicate]

My Macbook Pro ran into a problem and reported Error: -50. I cannot open applications such as Chrome, Word, and others. I cannot download content or move content to the trash because it says the ...
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How to copy paste Xcode warnings?

Is there a way to copy paste the content of this warnings in Xcode ?
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How can I copy a file from a CD when Finder reports error code -36?

I have a CD. I copied the whole CD to another location - except for one file. When trying to copy that particular file, I get following error: The Finder can't complete the operation because some ...
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Mac OS X Sierra installation stuck in a reboot loop

I tried updating my system from El Capitan to Mac Sierra. This is my Macbook Pro configuration: Somewhere around 90% of the installation... ...this message appeared on the screen: Then, the ...
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How do I triage errors from the AppStore? Where are the log files?

Am getting an error message when trying to reinstall TextWrangler from the App Store. The message given is An unknown error occurred. This is not terribly helpful. Where can I look to get more ...
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Apple Hardware Test result: 4HDD/11/40000000: SATA(0,0). But repaired Disk and Permissions w/o a problem

Ran an Apple Hardware Test. Result: 4HDD/11/40000000: SATA(0,0). Then repaired Disk and Permissions. Result: Volume appears to be okay. But during use, sometimes it freezes randomly and my MBP ...
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Finder error -50 when moving files from external NTFS hard disk

As per title, I'm using a external NTFS hard disk for storage (guess it doesn't matter the type, but I can give more informations if needed). It happen many times, however, that I receive Finder error ...
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macOS 10.13: Windows 10 installation with Boot Camp

I tried to install Windows 10 via Boot Camp, but got stuck at the creating a new partition part. The error states: An error occurred while partitioning the disk. Please run disk utility to check ...
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Get exclamation point alert icon when opening most pictures in iPhoto

My Library appears to be intact. All the events and albums are normal in thumbnail view but when I open a picture I get this exclamation point error icon that fills the screen. Looks fine in ...
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Could Not load Date & Time preference pane

I am getting weird time in my click (attached is the screenshot) And it's not letting me change my time and giving me error "Could Not load Date & Time preference pane" Any idea what's going on?...
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Trying to reinstall OS Sierra

I've a Mac Mini and I tried to reinstall Sierra yesterday. I used Command + R at the log screen Erased my Hard Drive Click on Reinstall macOS Sierra But when it was close to finish my internet ...
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“usb device was drawing too much power” error message

Ever since I upgraded to Lion, I've been getting this error message a lot. It seems to trigger(not every time though) when I plug in my iPhone to the usb port on my keyboard. The only other USB ...
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Why do these podcast episodes say they are temporarily unavailable even though they look like they have been downloaded?

I am having an issue where certain podcasts in a location with no internet access (see "no service" on the upper left). It looks like they have been downloaded based on the fact that: There is no ...
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How do I troubleshoot “An error has occurred” when trying to update the Kindle app in the Mac App Store?

I'm able to update other apps, but for several days now I get "An error has occurred" when I press the Update button for the Kindle app: I wonder if the App Store is confused since it's displaying "...
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Issue in disabling SIP (rootless) in El Capitan

I have just installed El Capitan and I immediately experimented some problems because of the new SIP mechanism. Some tools I need as well as some tweaks did not work anymore. So, I decided to turn it ...
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iPhone restore error “This device isn't eligible for the requested build” - tried everything..?

I restored my iPhone 4s yesterday on my computer and it went through with no problems. Today when my iPhone crashed and I tried to restore it again - I keep getting the message "This device isn't ...
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iTunes sync error -50

I recently tried to sync my iOS device, but I got a message similar to this one: I tried googling around, and people generally recommended to disable syncing photos to fix this, but in my case ...
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How to dim (and un-dim) display in automator

For those that are interested in the final script you can get it here original question I am trying to make a alarmclock script to wake me up. but I can't figure out how to change the screen ...
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Unknown error message in Terminal

When I open the Terminal I keep getting this message, which I suppose is some error: /Users/sinisasasic/.zshrc:export:48: not valid in this context: Support/GoodSync:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/...
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AppleScript to Save Excel Chart as PNG Broken after Recent Update

I've been using this code as part of a larger script for the last year. Yesterday I upgraded Excel to Version 16.10 (180210) and I keep getting an Parameter error -50, which I've previously associated ...
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Installing Mac OS X Mountain lion Apple iD Error

Can someone please help me with this Issue? Im trying to install mountain lion and i always get this error! My Mac Is a 2007 iMac, kind of second hand, 320.07 GB WDC Hard drive.
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Many Applications accessing obsolete x509anchors

When I look into console.app I see that every 2 minutes one of the mac os programs (Safari, Mail, Keychain, Addressbook, WebProcess etc.) is giving an "Warning: accessing obsolete X509Anchors." error. ...
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Mac Pro 1,1 (2007) Not Updating To El Capitan

I recently purchased an old Mac Pro, from eBay to use it as an advanced CPU performance computer as opposed to my 2012 MacBook Air that can't endure much. So far it is working, I have gotten a ...