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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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mdworker running as wrong user (macports instead of _spotlight)

I've just noticed a strange issue on an older (High Sierra) system I've nearly finished setting up – namely I'm seeing mdworker processes running as the user "macports" rather than the user ...
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Overallocation warning in First Aid in Recovery Mode for mid 2015 Macbook Pro on High Sierra

I have a 15” Intel Macbook Pro(mid 2015) on High Sierra. No operation issues with laptop, but one day I ran First Aid and got the error that a volume in Macintosh HD could not be unmounted so the ...
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Bootcamp not appearing as bootable disk on High Sierra

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013, 8GB/251GB) on which I have had a Bootcamp partition installed with Windows7 for several years (probably since early days, i.e. since 2014). Initially ...
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How do I disable any kind of function from the f-keys? [duplicate]

As the question implies, I need some help about the f-keys, more specifically with the f9 key. I have a program that runs in terminal, and I need the f9 key to be completely function-less in order to ...
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High Sierra installation is stuck and can't boot on the Yosemite OS as previously

I was installing macOS High Sierra on a old MacBook Air (more than 12 years) with Yosemite. But it didn't work, it shows, during the installation, a message like this: However doing that it didn't ...
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Can I install macOS High Sierra on a Macbook pro that runs Big Sur?

Can I install macOS High Sierra on a Macbook pro that runs Big Sur without damaging anything? If so how would I go about doing that?
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Apple mail won't log in to gmail account from High Sierra. Cannot add Google account

Call the computer Elf. Elf runs High Sierra. This machine is locked at High Sierra because this is the latest version that will run Aperture, with something like 150,000 photos. Apple mail will no ...
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How to rename voice memos to their titles? (Mac)

I'm trying to get all my voice memo's, with their original name, onto a external hard drive. (My filenames are all just the date of the recording). (I was able to find this script for Windows, but not ...
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Unable to run MacOS High Sierra (10.13.6) from an external drive on a 2018 MacBook Pro

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro15,2) that originally came with Mojave which currently has MacOS Sonoma installed. I have another installation of High Sierra (10.13.6) on an external SSD that I ...
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Setting up Microsoft Office on High Sierra

The computers at my work are all old iMac11,2s which consequently can't be updated to a supported OS. What I did, therefore, was download an older version of Office, I can't remember which now but ...
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How do I install High Sierra on APFS external hard drives?

How do I install High Sierra on APFS external hard drives? I only want to boot High Sierra off the drive on RARE occasions, for testing purposes. I don't care how slow it is, bad performance, etc.. ...
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I can't update to Mac OS 10.13 and later. You may not install to this volume because the computer is missing a firmware partition

I have a 2015 MacBook Air 13 running macOS Sierra. I got it without a working internal SSD. Now it only runs on an external SSD via USB cable. I would like to upgrade to High Sierra, but an error ...
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Should I install High Sierra in external SSD in iMac 2017 model for good performance or I can install latest version as well?

I have an iMac 2017 version with HDD and no fusion drive. HDD has slowed down so I am planning to use an external SSD. In my earlier question a generous user told me that in my model of iMac High ...
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Struggling to install macOS High Sierra on MacBook 2011 17"

I recently acquired a 17" MacBook Pro 2011 (the one known for GPU failure) and I'm trying to get macOS High Sierra on it. Method 1: I first tried to install High Sierra via macOS internet ...
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Mac High Sierra huge disk space usage discrepancy [duplicate]

Upgraded my macbook pro 2012 laptop from Mountain Lion to High Sierra recently. Now the 256G SSD continues to run out of space. DU shows 127G used. Yet Finder and System info show 255G used. I have ...
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Updated from El Capitan to Sierra (10.11 to 10.12) and now no login passwords work

I have an older Mac Pro that I’ve been meaning to update for quite some time so I downloaded the Sierra installer and updated it. It appears the update goes fine and the system restarts but none of my ...
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Offline install HighSierra on a MacBook Air 2011 [duplicate]

How do I install macOS High Sierra from a USB stick offline? I installed a new disk to a MacBook Air 2011, created a USB stick with High Sierra base image in Linux which boots to recovery. I can ...
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Problem connecting iPhone to iTunes after upgrade to High Sierra

A week ago, my mac pro 2012 was running Yosemite. At that point I made a backup of my phone, a 6s. currently running iOS 15.7.6 I then upgraded my mac it to High Sierra. The night before, my phone ...
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Outlook for Mac High Sierra?

I have been looking for few days and cannot find anything. Where can I download Outlook for Mac as suitable for High Sierra?
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MacBook Air 2013 not updating software

New to this site. 2013 MacBook Air refurbished from IBM in 2017. Factory reset accidentally to original software: Mountain Lion. I could update 6 items. The last iTunes update comes with an error code....
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High Sierra internet recovery cannot contact server

Old MacBook Pro (mid-2011) running OS X Sierra was out of commission as the power supply had gone bad. I got a new power supply and fired it up. I was greeted with a warning from Chrome that it would ...
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Error installing Sierra after formatting HD

I'm giving my old 2016 MacBook Pro to another person, so I doing a factory reset on it. I entered Recovery Mode (Cmd+R), formatted the hard drive, and went to install macOS Sierra from scratch. After ...
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Attempting to create bootable USB for 2012 Macbook Pro with high Sierra but can't locate a pkg file for MacOS [duplicate]

I'm attempting to create bootable USB with high Sierra for installation on an old 2012 Macbook Pro but can't locate a pkg file for MacOS. When trying to download this version on my 2022 Mac obviously ...
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How To Update MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) from macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13.6) To macOS Big Sur (Version 11)? [duplicate]

I have tried everything to update my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011), which is currently running macOS High Sierra (version 10.13.6), but it's not working. I can't install some apps because of the ...
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"Failed to open OSinstaller" on re-install MacOS [duplicate]

Running into a problem that says "Installer information on the recovery server is damaged" when trying to re-install MacOS (Sierra) on Macbook Air 2017. Most tutorials/"fixes" on ...
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How do you fix "cannot install Google Drive in this location" on macOS High Sierra?

How do you fix "cannot install Google Drive in this location" on macOS High Sierra? I've removed Google Sync and Backup.
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Connect a "dump" USB-printer on macOS (High Sierra)

The printer is a ticket printer (Epson TM-u220) and I have a Java App talking directly to the printer device at /dev/tty(xxx) on Linux and Unix without any special installed drivers. On macOS, I can ...
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Reinstalled High Sierra: System now extremely slow and unresponsive

In attempting to solve another problem, I've tried to reinstall macOS High Sierra onto my Mac mini (2011). Everything seemed to go fine with the install, however after booting up it is now extremely ...
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50 minutes to audio meltdown

Update: 20th April 2023: I found out the problem does not appear using USB->audio headphone jack adapters. The exact time the audio goes to hell seems to be 50 minutes and 44 or 45 seconds. Also ...
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Arrange by "Kind" doesn't separate various types

When using the Arrange by function in the Finder I see most guides and various questions online regarding it, that it "should" separate images, music, movies, etc. into different sections. ...
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How to identify macOS system version installed (if any) on non-startup disk(s) when running High Sierra (or older)?

When running macOS High Sierra (10.13), non-startup disks formatted with newer macOS versions (10.15 or above- Catalina, Monterey, Ventura) installed on them mount as a separate "Data" ...
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No longer able to import HEIC photos from iPhone using the Photos.app on High Sierra

I run High Sierra on my old Mac. Importing pictures from my iPhone running 15.7.2 was never a problem. Roughly since December 2022, I haven't been able to import photos. The error message is always ...
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iMac main/admin account won't log in (iMac mid 2011, High Sierra)

So I'm at a loss with my Imac which suddenly wouldn't log in and I really really don't want to lose all the information I have on there. I've tried to be as detailed as possible but might have ...
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Can you install QEMU on High Sierra?

Has anyone been able to install QEMU on High Sierra (10.13.6)? On the wikipedia of qemu, https://wiki.qemu.org/Hosts/Mac#Building_QEMU_for_macOS it is stated: "The system requirements are: One ...
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npm error in vscode that seems to stem from running on High Sierra

I was loaned an iMac from 2011 to replace my PC when it abruptly went on strike on me. I am not very familiar with macOS. I am trying to use the terminal in VSCode to work and the command npm start ...
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Why does even `rm` refuse to operate with insufficient disk space, and how do you *really* delete files in that situation?

I have macOS High Sierra - 10.13.6 Security Update 2020-006 (17G14042) and my system is not behaving well due to the disk being full of data. I try to keep a few GB free on my Mac's HD but ...
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Want to clean install macOS High Sierra but unable to delete the existing Macintosh HD partition. An internal error has occurred

I have an iMac 18,2 with the current operating macOS Sierra. Now I want to clean install the existing OS using macOS High Sierra v10.13.6, I went to the recovery mode, connect to wifi and click on ...
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iMac 2012 stuck when loading user profiles

I have a very nasty issue on my Mac (2012, High Sierra, SSD, and 20GB RAM). In the beginning, I was having boot issues (the Apple logo was stuck), but now I can get to a point (using Safe Mode) where ...
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Does MacOS store information locally about external drives?

I used a borrowed Mac to transfer sensitive data directly between two USB thumb drives. Ideally, I'd like to not leave a single trace of the files and transfers on the borrowed Mac, but I understand ...
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Should I upgrade Mac OS El Capitan to High Sierra on Macbook white 7,1 mid-2010 (w/ 4GB RAM & SSD)?

On the MacBook white 7,1 (mid-2010) the operating system can be upgraded this way: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 → El Capitan 10.11 → High Sierra 10.13 I have no special reason for upgrading, apart from the ...
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Recovering from a failed update in a way that I don't lose everything and have to setup everything again from scratch

I accepted to restart for 'Security Updates' yesterday, but pretty sure macOS then attempted to install Catalina! (I was on High Sierra before). My Mac restarted but the install kept hanging at '...
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Invalid fsroot tree, what it really means and file integrity?

Mac Pro model 5,1 (mid 2012, 3.33 Ghz 6-core Xeon) with 32 GB of stock RAM and the stock video card. I am running High Sierra fully updated. I have a fairly new 4 TB Seagate HDD (3.5") that I ...
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Permission denied reinstalling MacOS from internet

I've been getting lots of prompts to repair Library in MacOS High Sierra, and every time I type in my password to allow it, it does nothing. I then tried disktuil resetUserPermissions / `id -u`, which ...
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Accept All Cookies popup on this page/site (AskDifferent) not disappearing after accepting

I have tested in other browsers, Firefox, Chrome, Brave, and clicking on the accept button make the popup disappear as it should. My problem is that it is not working in in Safari 11.1.2 on 10.13.6
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Is it safe to erase my HDD (with partition disk0s2) when trying to downgrade from Mojave to High Sierra?

I need to downgrade from Mojave to High Sierra but am not sure if I can safely erase the HDD in order to install the new OS. I'm aware that I can create an installer on a USB drive for High Sierra or ...
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Disable diacritics auto insertion like á and é on macOS

I need to work on an old iMac sporting High Sierra for some time. The problem I have is that pressing the keys ' then e outputs é, when I would like it to simply print 'e. Same for ' then a. I am ...
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What is the method to right click using the keyboard on Mac

How do I get the option's menu using only keyboard shortcuts that could help me correct the spellings while typing?
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macOS - menulet constant reload/flicker

macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) issue menulet keeps flicker and won't stop (randomly) sometimes it stop for a little while. I've done the standard disk utility, reboot, single user mode. Only thing ...
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My internal SuperDrive gets power, but won't show up in macOS

I have a 2010 white MacBook with 10.13.6 High Sierra installed, and my internal SuperDrive isn't detected. It gets power and spins up when I put a DVD in it, but the drive doesn't show up. The eject ...
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Safari: adblockers detected on webpages

Safari (V13.1.2, High Sierra) often blocks webpages and I do not understand why. Loading a webpages often results in the message AdBlocker detected. Please disable your ad blocker to use this page ...
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