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

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Unable to open some games in Sierra

I'm unable to open a couple of games on macOS Sierra. I recently downloaded them, and have never been able to successfully run them. Gatekeeper is already disabled. Does anyone have any ideas on how ...
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FaceTime and iMessage - an error occurred during activation

I couldn't log in to FaceTime so I did a factory reset of my MacBook. It worked for a brief period of time and then suddenly it just logged out. I believe it might have been after iCloud synced with ...
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Bash - Suppressing output to STDOUT

I've written a script for fresh macOS installs that installs Homebrew, Cask, and a bunch of apps I like, along with creating a .vimrc file. Thanks to an answer by daniel Azuelos (located here: Best ...
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iPhone 6 - App icons disappeared, lost a lot of features

My sister's iPhone 6 stopped working properly after she turned it off back on (that is what she stated). Some icons disappeared and some turned white. We are unable to delete the apps. We already ...
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How can I get rid of these AppLifecycleAgent errors?

Over the course of the last months, I started to continuously receive the same "AppLifecycleAgent" error, sometime several times per day: I don't recall modifying OSX internals, hence I'm curious why ...
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What is QuickTime “unknown error (-50)”?

I'm converting MKV files to MP4 with ffmpeg, and when I try to open some (but not all!) of the resulting files, QuickTime Player (version 10.4 on macOS 10.13.6) produces an error dialog with the ...
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terminal: ERROR cannot verify www.important_website certificate, issued by ‘CN=DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA,O=DigiCert Inc,C=US’:

I am installing a large amount of files with wget and all of a sudden I get the error message: cannot verify www.ncei.noaa.gov's certificate, issued by ‘CN=DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA,O=DigiCert ...
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Cannot run refind-install from Recovery because “/usr/bin/env: bad interpreter”

I have managed to change the present working directory to the folder containing downloaded rEFInd files. I have booted to Recovery Mode. The refind-bin-0.11.3 folder was downloaded to my Downloads ...
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2009 iMac harddrive getting error 36 and not mounting properly

I have the hard drive out of a 2009 iMac. It's inside an enclosure and I'm trying to move the entire hard drive over to a new external drive. The hard drive mounted, but then I realized I hadn't ...
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Trouble upgrading from macOS Sierra to High Sierra/Mojave (Flashing Question Mark Folder)

I am running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on a MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2017) with 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD and Radeon 555 dedicated graphics. I've tried and failed to install both the macOS High Sierra and ...
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AppleScript - Error: Expect End of Line found end of script

I'm an AppleScript novice and receiving the above error in what should be a very simple AppleScript. I believe it is somewhere in the set statement but unable to ascertain. Would greatly appreciate ...
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MacBook Pro Keyboard Backlight Error Icon?

When I use the Keyboard Backlight buttons (F5 and F6) I get this error icon? https://ibb.co/bwod2T
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Error Code -36 Copying Files from Windows NT Formatted Drive to exFAT Drive (select files only)

The gist of the problem is this: I have a large amount of video and audio footage that I need to consolidate from multiple drives - namely this Windows NT Filesystem formatted Seagate Expansion Drive ...
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can't get into encrypted .dmg files even though I could the day before and I am 100% certain the password is correct

I needed to encrypt a few folders on my MacBook (one of the first of the 'just MacBooks', running High Sierra now, though the problem started under the previous OS). I followed the instructions on ...
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Time Machine backup fails returning 112 and other errors

I've encountered 112 error when attempting to back via Time Machine to Time Capsule: I've tried: Restarts, both Mac and Time Capsule Running Verify Backups available via Time Machine menu when ...
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I'm using the f5 software connect to VPN, but errors out with TunnelServer already launched

I'm using the BIG-IP f5 vpn client on my MacBookPro. Most of the time it works fine. Sometimes when my VPN does not exit cleanly I can no longer connect to the VPN. No matter how many times I try ...
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The recovery server could not be contacted

I factory reset my Mac and followed the steps until I saw this: I tried running the command: npdate -u time.apple.com and date mmddhhmmyy It still does not work. How do I resolve the issue? I ...
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How to resolve “mpirun: command not found” error on Mac

I'm running scientific simulation software (lammps) and whenever I try to submit the job by using a shell script which contains... mpirun -np 2 /Users/mustafaaslamy/Downloads/lammps-16Mar18/src/...
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Bad master directory block error (shutdown cause -60) and random restarts without other symptoms

Folks, On my 8 year-old 2010 MacBook Pro, I started getting a bunch of random shutdowns starting about a week ago. I reinstalled High Sierra after the first few, but I'm still getting them. Terminal ...
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How do I dismiss many multiples of the “Disk Not Ejected Properly” notification in macOS?

Today I'm dealing with the following problem: Is there some way I can get rid of these without spending my entire day clicking, short of Homer's Drinking Bird? Note: This is not a duplicate of ...
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Xcode displaying false code error messages ('Expected expression' and others) [closed]

This is not a code-level question, per se, but a question about false code error messages. I would have posted on Apple's developer forums, but the registration page is currently broken. I'm using ...
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Unknown error message in Terminal .bash_profile

-bash: export: =': not a valid identifier -bash: export:0de946b3adfc5de6336ff06ca740ffbeba68f055323038a179def14f63ee3b1b7aa0b50bdd8a7b7578d8c19f1a5e62fff0047843b252e551426e2c0a5f49ee88': not a valid ...
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High Sierra- Partition error

I have boot camped the Mac to have windows. I had an issue so deleted windows during setup to reinstall on the partition. In this process I think I have lost my recovery for Mac as its just all fallen ...
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MacBook Air High Sierra disk image not recognised couldn't open

I created a disk image from a folder using disk utility and now when I double click it to open it i get an error message saying image couldn't be opened. Image not recognised. What can I do?
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Cannot enable Night Shift on macOS high sierra 10.13.3

Always when i try to turn on night shift nothing changes and i can see following error messages in the logs: ColorSync: ColorSyncProfileCreateWithDisplayID failed to get profile for ...
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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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Mac OS Update Error - The Recovery Server Could Not Be Contacted

I am not able to update my Mac OS from Sierra to HIGH Sierra. It shows the error below when I try to update from iTunes. How to fix it?
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Kernel Error screen

I have an older Macbook Pro which I haven't used much lately since purchasing a new Macbook Pro. The older one was near capacity and would get very hot. I could still turn it on and look for things ...
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Can't activate iMessage or FaceTime on any device

I can't activate iMessage or FaceTime on any Apple device. It keeps saying that it could not be activated and I should try again later. I'm on the latest version of macOS and iOS and the date and time ...
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MacOS error: -67050 on Authd

After the upgrade to HighSierra, my mac has been running very sluggish and stuttering at times. There is little CPU usage and randomly in any application I'm in, the mac will lock up for a few seconds....
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iPhone backup error - BackupAgent2 - Error uploading “<private>” to “<private>”: <private>

I have an iPhone 6s and I'm using iOS 11.2.5 I tried running a backup from iTunes, but got the following error: iTunes could not back up the iPhone "[iphone name]" because an error occurred while ...
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iMessage can't save photos

Sometimes when I try to save photos received in iMessage, the following error or something similar appears. The error changes even between attempts on the same pictures.
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Error with App Store Update on iPhone 6 and iPad Pro

I have never heard of or installed this Numbo Call Blocker app, but my Update screen wants to update it anyway. It fails when it tries. I searched on the App store and did not find it. It looks ...
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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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I had to go in to single-user mode, how I can restore my data back?

I had to go in to single-user mode because I couldn't log into my admin account, I made a new account and changed my admin password. Now, on my first admin account, I can search for my files but ...
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What is IOConsoleusers: gIOScreenLockState error during boot?

So yesterday morning I was using my Mac normally encoding some videos in HandBrake and installing some github repo installing some python packages system wide like a python package named b45. Then I ...
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Cannot copy a large file; space available

Trying to copy (drag and drop) an ISO file from SSD1/MacOS Extended to SSD2/FAT32 (two physically different and internal SATA drives): ISO file size: 4.7 GB Space available on SSD2 partition: 20 GB ...
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Something prevented updates from being installed, but the app's name is blank

Has anyone seen this? So basically I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else, or if my computer might be infected with malware or something.
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“Unknown Error = -2,147,414,007” on creating certificate with Certificate Assistant

I am getting "Unknown Error = -2,147,414,007" on creating a certificate through the Keychain app. Steps to Recreate: Open the Keychain Access application. Select Certificate Assistant > Create a ...
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Month 13 is out of bounds?

Recently my Mac is showing up some weird messages such as "Month 13 is out of bounds". How do I fix this error I can't go to ant apple authorized repair centre because it is very far away from an ...
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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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Bad Mac Mini 2012 passes AHT, but ASD shows several errors/failures. Logic board failure?

I have a 2012 Mac mini running Mac OS X 10.8 that doesn't boot properly. Sometimes the USB ports don't work after boot and/or the Mac mini crashes after bootup. Graphics are not crisp when output from ...
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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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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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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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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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VirtualBox - Sharing a folder

I'm a Windows 10 user, running macOS High Sierra 10.13 via VirtualBox 5.1.28. I didn't fully understand how to share a folder. The part that I did understand and did, is: Devices → Insert Guest ...
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Theres a drastic color change in my screen. (it's a drastic change in the rectangle)

It stays and it goes. Sometimes I have to push lightly down on the screen to get rid of it. I tried to take a screenshot of it but it seems as if the glitch/ whatever it is, is internal. What can I ...
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I-Beam insertion curson goes missing occasionally

I bought this new Macbook Air, and am completely new to Mac OSX. I have Mac Sierra installed, and lately have noticed that the The I-Beam insertion cursor for the keyboard goes invisible occasionally....
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Terminal won't open on non-admin accounts in Sierra

Terminal works just fine in my admin account, but won't open a terminal window in any of my regular user accounts. If I choose Shell > New Window > New Window with Settings, I get the following "...