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

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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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“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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How to deal with unzip error on a large file in OSX?

I downloaded the latest Raspbian image from the raspberrypi.org website on my Mac running OS X 10.10.5 The SHA-1 checksum agrees with that listed on the website. When I try to extract using unzip I ...
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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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Prevent “<application> quit unexpectedly” message on sigquit

I kill Python processes with SIGQUIT by pressing Ctrl\ sometimes (usually my own that are misbehaving). Can I prevent the "Python quit unexpectedly" message? I know I can just hit escape, so it's not ...
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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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Error: “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)”

I accidentally pulled an NTFS hard drive out of my Mac OS X Mavericks machine several times and realized that I accidentally created multiple entries of many different names in my /Volumes/ folder. ...
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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 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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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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“The document could not be saved” - Preview error

I have the issue on macOS Sierra(10.12.1) and still have it on High Sierra(10.13.3). I get this error message(not all the time) a lot after editing an image, and trying to save it. I can't quit ...
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CalendarAgent continuous error generation in MacOS 10.12.4

After upgrading to MacOS 10.12.4 today, I started getting tons of Error/Fault log message in the Console generated by the CalendarAgent process. Some of the errors are pasted below: error: sql ...
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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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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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apache on OSX 10.8 not starting

I had Apache working on my 10.8 MPBR. I haven't used it for a few weeks, and now it doesn't seem to start. I get nothing in /private/var/log/apache2. Nothing, meaning no logging at all, error or ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud on OSX Yosemite or disable Keychain

Background This appears to be an ongoing problem with many people.. In short, I'm getting a ton of errors in my system.log along the lines of: CloudKeychainProxy[307]: __39-[UbiqitousKVSProxy ...
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“You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored”

Every time I take a screenshot, I get this error: You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored. How do I fix it?
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There was an error in the Mac App Store. Please try again later. (13)

I have big problem. I can' t install any application from the Mac App Store. I have message "There was an error in the App Store. Please try again later. (13)". I'm search for this bug in google. ...
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Time Machine wants 4.50 PB to backup 266.14GB

I'm currently unable to backup via Time Machine, as backups fail with the following error message: "Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "Time Machine"". "The backup disk needs 4.50 PB for ...
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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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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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“USB device drawing too much power” error on startup with no devices connected

Since upgrading to Lion, I get this error every time I start up: I've read the answers suggested here, but they seem to indicate that it's the presence of a second device that's causing the problem. ...
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Google Drive for OS sometimes unable to connect (not a problem in latest versions)

THis is not a problem in the latest versions of Google Drive sync anymore Sometimes Google drive for OS X turns gray telling it is unable to connect. The only cure is quit and launch again and it ...
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Cannot open Terminal on mac (“Not allowed to use” error message)

I cannot open Terminal at all because of this error message. (Probably the rudest error message I have ever seen on a computer.) This mac was originally a school computer and the permission to use ...
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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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How do I disable this red warning appearing in every new conversation in iMessage?

Every time I get a text-message from a new number, I get this big, red message: WARNING: Apple will never ask you to open Terminal or execute a command on your Mac, click a link, visit a website, ...
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What's the OS X equivalent of a BSOD?

As a Windows user, I've seen my share of BSODs. I've also seen some errors from Macs, but as I haven't used them as long, I don't really know what the Mac OS X error screens are like. I've seen some ...
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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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Is it possible to exclude bad memory?

I have a MacBook Air 2012 (A1466) and it developed some memory errors. It crashes every half hour and Apple Hardware Test says 4MEM/9/40000000: 0x79eea590 Unfortunately, RAM is soldered on the ...
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LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600" I am getting error

While running ./getcov -s from Jenkin to MAC-OS and I am getting following errors: LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -600 for the file /Users/imacsbuild/Documents/XXX/XcodeCoverage-master/lcov/...
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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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How to approve “Unapproved caller” whilst installing the software?

I'm trying to install FUSE for OS X, but it fails with the message: Unapproved caller. SecurityAgent may only be invoked by Apple software. How do I approve the caller or get rid of that ...
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Unable to find driver for this platform \“ACPI\” MACOSX version: not yet set

After applying the latest OSX update, I'm unsure which version it was anymore, but I applied it yesterday, on my MacBook Air I get this screen below and am unable to continue in any way. What now?
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Yosemite com.apple.xpc.launchd error every 10 seconds

Every 10 seconds i get this error in my console: 20/10/14 19:35:56,840 com.apple.xpc.launchd[1]: (com.viber.osx[9850]) Could not find and/or execute program specified by service: 45: Operation not ...
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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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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I am trying to install an app in OSX. But I am getting the below error The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible. When I get into the Applications, I'm able to see ....
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Banish “You have forced XXX to quit” from showing on my screen again

I never want to see this popup on my computer again. Is it possible to prevent "do not ask again" this type of dialog?
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What are “nwnode:” URLs, and why did Lion break them?

After installing OS X 10.7, Dropbox presented the following error upon loading: "URLs with the type "nwnode:" are not supported". I also got this error from Path Finder (although I don't know what I ...
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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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How to get a mac to wait longer for external disk to wake up upon resuming from sleep?

My Mac has an external disk attached, and I often get "disk not ejected properly" warnings after resuming the computer from sleep. These warnings appear only when the disk has spun down during the ...
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Getting Time Machine backups working with an Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS

I'm getting some strange behaviour from Time Machine since upgrading to Moutain Lion using the Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS as the end point for the backups. Getting the first backup to complete ...
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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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Xcode 4.2 Snow Leopard Doesn't Install

My mac crashed and I am trying to install Xcode 4.2 again, but it doesn't work. The GUI shows an 'The Installation Failed' error. In the console a few messages stick out to me. They are: The domain/...
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How to find offending Finder Extension?

I'm constantly (about every half second) getting this error on my MacBook Pro's console flooding my system log... I've tried to kill all processes in hopes to find the offender, but no luck so far. ...
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mds error “No store registered for scope” for nonexistent volume

My system log is flooded with error messages like the following: mds: (Error) Server: No store registered for scope "/Volumes/Storage" The volume in the error was in use on a previous machine before ...
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iTunes Sync Error: iPhone cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (-54)

Starting up iTunes on my Windows 8.1 computer to sync iPhone 4 via USB immediately brings up the error message: The iPhone can't be synced. An unknown error occurred (-54) Any ideas how to ...
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Debugging “The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail.”?

While trying to install a PKG installer package, I've run into an issue where it refuses to finish installing. The PKG almost finises, but ends with the following error, and does not finish ...
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App Store “An Unknown Error Has Occurred”, Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently?

When opening an application installed from the App Store (TextWrangler) I am prompted to sign in. After entering the correct Apple ID and password I get an error, An unknown error has occurred. This ...
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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 ...