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macOS 10.13 High Sierra is Apple's operating system for Macintosh hardware. macOS Sierra was announced June 5, 2017 at WWDC, Apple's annual conference for developers where new operating systems have been announced for the last several years.

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How does file system mounting in macOS work

I unmounted /dev using the following command: umount -f /dev. I can still access mounted file systems. When I restarted my changes are still there. Question: How does the mounting application know ...
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How Do I Permanently Disable Hot Corners on Mac?

I have a work computer, and every time I turn it on and log in, hot corners are enabled where when I move my mouse to a corner inadvertently, it locks my screen. This happens all the time in the ...
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mac won't start after “sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(brew --prefix)/*” command

I tried to install a program and it alwaysed lacked permission on /usr/local. I tried sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local but then found out that doesn't work anymore with High Sierra. So I tried sudo ...
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U.S. Layout § Symbol

I bought my MBP with Turkish layout and I am using in U.S. layout. On my external keyboard, I have apostrophe ` symbol behind the 1, as it should be, but on my Mac's keyboard, with same settings, ...
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Added LG monitor and cannot get display icon to show

MAC 10.3.6 cannot get the display icon to show up on the menu bar of my macbook pro AND the attached monitor. (older) LG 24M47H-P Display preferences show LG Full HD ✔️ Show mirroring options in ...
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Macbook Pro stuck after I enter user password, screen starts to switching off and on while loading is stuck

Yesterday everything was working fine. Today, when I turned on macbook, enter the password as usual and in 60-75% of loading bar - screen starts to turn off and on. When screen turned on again, there'...
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Shut down dialog in wrong language - MBP High Sierra 10.13.6

My Preferred & Primary language is set to English (The region is however set to Germany) as shown in the image below. When I try to shut down or restart, I am presented a dialog in German ...
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Why do I have SyphonInject on my Mac?

I don't ever recall installing anything called SyphonInject. I just noticed that I have it in the Launchpad and it sounds menacing. Is this something that comes preinstalled in a MacBook? Is it okay ...
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Security issue on blocked screen in High Sierra?

I can see my powerpoint presentation (opened in fullscreen) on locked screen on my iMac! (mac os 10.13.6) worse than that I can see it when I'm playing video, see photos in Photo app or open launchpad....
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How to merge 2 partitions on macOS

I have an MBP running macOS High Sierra. There are 2 partitions. How can I get rid of BC1, and merge the space into Macintosh HD? Know very little about macOS. Please help. Thanks!
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Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra performance on MacBook Pro 9,1 (15 mid-2012)

My computer: MacBook Pro 9,1 (15" mid-2012), 2.6 GHz i7, 16 GB RAM, 256GB OWC SSD, NVIDIA GT 650M (~1GB) El Capitan is no longer supported for some of the software I need to use, so it looks like I ...
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Mac OS (High Sierra 10.13.6) volume control spontaneously runs; can I disable it?

I have a pretty old MacBook Air (bought it in 2011), so I'm thinking it's probably to do with the keyboard wearing out. But I'll be watching a video or something and the volume control will run up to ...
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SSD 860 evo slow format/write/read

MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 Coming from a 850 evo Booting from High Sierra USB Installed 860 but disk info and gpt show take a couple of minute to complete. Had problem with sata cable but now my 850 ...
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iphone sends log files to desktop Console app via wifi

UPDATE #2 I've narrowed this down to the WiFi logs are definitely sent via the lockdown process - not iPhone sync. This occurs despite the "Connect via network" box in XCode being unchecked. UPDATE ...
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Mail viewing custom headers doesn't work

My mail forwarding service has recently started adding a "Resent-From" header to all the messages, and I'm trying to filter this out in Mail.app. I go into Preferences -> Viewing and select "Show ...
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Adding Bytes Using a Hex Editor

Due to incompatibility of root account and sandbox, I need to manually disable sandboxing of MS Office applications (so that it can be activated) by changing the value of com.apple.security.app-...
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How can I prevent files emptied out of the Trash from accumulating in “purgeable space”?

I'm having the same problem as the person who asked this question: I cleared a bunch of files out of my Trash and instead of getting free space on the volume, I got 30 gigs of "purgeable space". ...
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High Sierra phantom Jiggling

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.6. I have noticed some phantom behavior and am curious if anyone knows what is causing it. It usually occurs when I am typing, either an email, ...
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Macbook Pro w/ USB-C and multiple monitors occasionally swap non-main screens

My Macbook Pro (15", 2017 model) running High Sierra has a multi monitor setup involving my laptop on the left, an external monitor to its right (and configured to be the main screen with the menu bar ...
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VDCAssistant HIGH CPU

I have noticed that VDCAssistant was causing the computer to be extremely slow due to CPU usage in excess of 90%. Here is the path of VDCAssistant. /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/...
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After Security Update 2019-003, OpenLDAP is corrupted. How can I recover?

I installed the Security Update 2019-003 this morning. The update went awry, and produced on (postgres) induced panic on the host, a second attempt succeeded. After the update, slapd will not launch ...
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Finder thinks non existant file still exists

So I have an SMB share hosted off an ubuntu server 18.04 computer. I connect to ZFS pool using smb://my-server.local in finder. It works nicely, except for one main issue that makes me fear using SMB ...
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can't boot into windows 10 bootcamp but partition is still good

I have a Macbook Pro 15" 2018 running High Sierra and I installed Windows 10 using bootcamp. I had duet display installed on both HS and Win10, and I installed Parallels Desktop 14 on the MacOS side ...
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How do I fix this annoying Chrome for macOS scroll bar issue?

Sometimes when I navigate code-formatted text that is long enough to have scroll bars, the bar doesn't disappear after I've finished scrolling and stays stuck inside the block of code, obscuring it. ...
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How to create “firmware partition” on HDD?

I have a problem with internal hard drive in my IMac, it doesn't work, but I have an external hard drive (HDD), and I want to run MacOS on it. I successfully installed MacOS and upgraded it to Sierra....
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macOS Yosemite->High Sierra update not sticking

I need to download exam software for my computer, but the software does not support Yosemite, my current OS. Preposterously, this $100 software costs $50 to "redownload", so I need to be absolutely ...
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Specific contacts syncing only caches with iOS from MacOS, in Itunes? Where are they?

I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.2 (current). The phone will no longer update contacts except through iCloud, which I ...
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Unable to delete files & folders from my USB drive

I got this USB stick with some music on it. I copied the content on my machine. Two days later I wanted to delete the data from the USB drive. The Move to trash option is missing, and if I try to drag ...
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Desktop shows only background image – how to return to default behavior?

I have an iMac running macOS High Sierra. Recently I setup my system so that my Desktop does not show the connected drives and doesn't show anything on my Desktop. My desktop is completely clean. I ...
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How can I find out if photoanalysisd and photolibraryd are making any progress?

I'm using two macs, a desktop (brand new 6-core iMac 2019 running Mojave) and a laptop (2-core MBP 2013 running High Sierra). Both have (recently?) started to lose 50% of a couple of cores on ...
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Move notifications to smaller display on the right side

OS: High Sierra I have dual displays and want notifications in the upper-right corner of my smaller secondary display, which is to the right of my larger primary. Initially, in System Settings, I ...
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How can I replace certain strings of symbols automatically?

Please, read the description of my problem, I already know macOS can change certain individual strings. What I want is different. I bought a MacBook from Ebay.com with macOS High Sierra, and being ...
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How to resize my partitions?

I have 3 partitions on my hard drive right now, and none of them are able to be resized (the apply button is greyed out when trying to partition). I also feel like my drives are messed up in some way ...
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Routing localhost traffic to external IP address

I have a host with Mac OS and another machine (192.168.100.50) in the same LAN. I would like to configure Mac OS in that way if I access localhost:443 it will redirect to 192.168.100.50:443. I'm able ...
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Can't install an app in macOS High Sierra because of incorrect password

I'm using a Mac for the first time. I've been installing apps that I normally use. Everything was going smooth until an app asked me to enter my password. The computer came with an already existing ...
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2018 MacBook Pro won't let me install macOS High Sierra 10.13 from USB installer

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro (Model ID : MacBook 15,1) that shipped with macOS Mojave 10.14, that I need to downgrade to run macOS High Sierra 10.13. I've tried reformatting the main drive using Disk ...
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What is the “studentd” process?

I'm logging network traffic (with Radio Silence), and noticed that the studentd process from /usr/libexec/studentd is connecting to some server. What is this process doing, why does it need internet ...
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Messages in iCloud not exhibiting expected behavior

So I have Messages in iCloud enabled on my iMac - High Sierra, 10.13.6. My iPhone - version 12.2 and iPad - version 12.1.4. The issue id like to solve is this - on the iPhone an iPad when I delete a ...
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Unified Logs | macOS High Sierra

I have macOS unified logs from System A in .logarchive format. Any attempts to parse the .logarchive in System B using log show command provides following error: bash-3.2#log show /tmp/unifiedlogsv2/...
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MacBook Pro: USB 2.0 flash drives not working while USB 3.0 drives work fine

I have a Late 2013 15 MacBook Pro. After updating it to macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, USB 2.0 flash drives has stopped working. They are simply not recognized by the operating system. However, USB 3.0 ...
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Security update should take 5GB. I have 36GB available but somehow it's not enough

I've tried to install security update 2019-002 on my HighSierra in 3 different ways. Through the App Store, the terminal (softwareupdate) and the file I've downloaded from Apple's site. The result is ...
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After upgrading to Mojave lpass-cli fails to execute properly?

After upgrading from High Sierra to Mojave I started encountering the following error: $ lpass login <username> lpass(1773,0x10e0ec5c0) malloc: *** error for object 0xec83485354415541: pointer ...
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Cannot unlock Users & Group in System Preferences

I was making some changes recently, trying to rename my user account from within macOS High Sierra System Preferences, and it seems I've locked myself out from making any changes to Users & Groups ...
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Can I change permissons so I don't have to enter the admin password everytime I try to delete a file (or folder)?

This has been an issue for several years. I am getting annoyed having to enter my admin password every time I want to delete or move a file or folder. They all have 777 permissions. Can I fix it? -...
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How to install High Sierra on a second partition on a MacBook which already runs Mojave?

I am running macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro with a single APFS volume. For testing I would like to intall macOS 10.13 High Sierra on a second volume / partition to be able to switch between the ...
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High Sierra lockscreen appears about one minute or more after waking the computer and interacting with it

After waking my macbook air from sleep I can immediately interact with visible apps and launch new ones -- but I can't type, click on webpages, switch spaces/desktops or enter fullscreen. After ...
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Can we view or edit HostName value via macOS desktop UI?

Here are two instances where I found that setting the computer name via System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name does not really set the HostName attribute. The macOS version is macOS High Sierra ...
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Is using the Magic Mouse 2 & original Magic Mouse on the same Mac unsupported in High Sierra?

I recently upgraded my mid 2011 Mac Mini to macOS High Sierra. I purchased the Magic Mouse 2 about a year ago, but really loathe the charging port on the bottom (unbelievably stupid design, but I ...
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Change routing priority on iMac

Our home phone/internet is down; dug up by council contractors, and won't be fixed for a week. I am using an iPhone hotspot in the interim. This works, but when I plug the Ethernet connection to my ...
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Time Machine partition won't mount

I have an external drive with two partitions, the first of which I use for Time Machine backups. The other day I got a message telling me that my drive had been unplugged without being ejected first (...