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Questions tagged [high-sierra]

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 to completely delete Bluetooth and network driver from MacBook Air?

I need to permanently delete Bluetooth and Network drivers (Wi-Fi and Ethernet) from my MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra, so there will be no way to have any connection except the USB. Is that ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2012 Disk Utility First Aid Results Interpretation Help

My MacBook pro mid-2012 has been acting a little odd lately (freezing, losing track of files). I've run first aid in disk utility multiple times, but always get the same notes which suggests it doesn'...
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Resetting PRAM through Terminal

For some reason, my Mac won't let me reset my PRAM in the usual way (by holding the relevant keys down when restarting), simply nothing happens when I try it and my Mac just boots up normally every ...
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Hosting a VPN with Airport Extreme

Following a factory reset, is my Airport Extreme 2013 no longer forwarding VPN traffic? For years I have hosted a VPN from my home with various versions of Server.app (currently 5.6.3, latest for ...
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macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 empty trash sound playing repeatedly

I am trying to figure out how to convert a piece of sheet music to XML file for a student. I heard about Pizzicato app for macOS. I downloaded it, and then attempted to use it (couldn't figure it out)....
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Disk disappears while trying to upgrade to Mojave, error ppm002

I'm on High Sierra, MacBook Pro, 2017. For some reason it wouldn't finish logging me in and turn the laptop off today's morning. What I've tried so far: First aid says everything is OK, while giving ...
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Is there a reason to prefer HFS+ over APFS for disk images in High Sierra and/or Mojave?

I'm creating small encrypted disk images (under 10 GB) to be used to secure and transfer data between systems running High Sierra (for now) and Mojave. Are there any technical reasons to prefer HFS+ (...
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MacBook Pro won't put external display to sleep when idle

I have a Mid-2015 MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I mostly use it as a desktop, in clamshell mode with an external monitor and keyboard. I just replaced the 24-inch LG monitor that was connected ...
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Where could I check to remove temp stored personal files

Do Mac's save any cached versions of files so that if using someone else's laptop or borrowing own laptop to a relative for temp usage need to be aware to remove to avoid personal info being seen? E.g....
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Reinstall macOS after having Linux

I installed Ubuntu on a 2010 Macbook, just to try it out. I now want to go back to either Sierra o High Sierra. I created Install UBS sticks and I tried to boot from them by holding the Option Key. ...
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Copy GIF from notes on macOS

It's possible to copy and paste animated GIF to macOS notes app. And it stores them as animated GIFs as they can be previewed with the animation. However, when you copy one from notes it just copies ...
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Can I get 2560x1440 resolution on external monitor?

I have a mid-2015 MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I normally use it as a desktop computer in clamshell mode with an external monitor. I just replaced my 24-inch external monitor with a 32-inch ...
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Java update failed

Just realized that java on my mini 2012 is 1.6.0_65-b14-468. Therefore I searched for anything newer compatible with JDownloader. Therefore I downloaded 1.8 (jre-8u201-macosx-x64). Apparently the ...
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Why would files show zero size in Terminal by multiple KB in Finder?

I have a folder of font files that are ~30KB in size each. Finder shows this information correctly, but when I go to Terminal, it shows the files as each having a size of 0KB. ls -ltarh total 1008 -...
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Disk Utility First Aid in recovery failed to restore volume to original state

I was trying to repair permissions today on my Mac so I ran the Disk Utility's First Aid on my drive and it said that there was an Invalid Index Key and that my disk was corrupt and I needed to run ...
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Cannot seem to install VMware vCSA 6.7 cert on macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra

Trying to install the web certificate for my vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA 6.7) on my Mac Mini (running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6). I download the cert.0 file, change the extension to .crt and double-...
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How can I delete all Time Machine backups of a given folder?

The delete all backups of dialog isn’t present when I right-click the folder in question. I am trying to delete all Time Machine backups of this folder including the ones found in the local snapshots....
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Can I Open Port 443 on my MacMini without using the Server App?

I'm using an AT&T router where I have port 443 open. I did a port scan and it does not show 443 open. I have the firewall open with all the default options listed that Allow incoming connections. ...
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Why is my long-standing client's e-mail marked as Spam (and removed) but not Junk? How can I stop this?

In the last week, my client's emails have become lost, and finally found in the Apple Spam folder. What is Spam? Is it a flag coming from my ISP? I don't see any spam settings in Mail Prefs, and don't ...
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Downgrade from High Sierra to Mavericks or Snow Leopard [duplicate]

I would like to downgrade from high sierra to either mavericks or snow leopard. I'm having trouble doing that. I have a 2010 Macbook Pro that came with snow leopard. How can I downgrade?
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Downloading High Sierra to a Mojave-capable iMac [duplicate]

I have a late 2014 iMac that is running Yosemite and is ccompatible with Mojave. But I want to upgrade the OS to High Sierra, not Mojave. How do I do this?
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How to configure the colors for Terminal Profiles

I thought it might help me to color code some of my terminal windows, e.g. made my Redis terminal red. But setting the color seems to have zero effect on the actual color of the terminal window The ...
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How do I show All Files under the current folder?

When I go to search and don't enter any limiting criteria, nothing shows up. How do I show all files including in sub-folders under the current directory in the Finder? The end goal is to sort all ...
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Preview notes/highlights offset and uneditable

Recently, I have had a problem with highlighting and adding notes in preview. When I highlight, the correct words show up highlighted in the document, but the side panel shows a set of words which is ...
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Dock preferences not saved

Ive been rattled out of my mind for the past few days. What started the issue was a random kernel panic that rest all my dock settings. initially i thought it would be due fixed on restart, however no ...
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Found a 52.1GB file related to google in mac 'private' folder. can I delete this?

I checked the storage on my macbook and discovered the 'system' was using nearly 150 GB. I looked around online and discovered the app OmniDiskSweeper. I gave it a go and discovered a massive file ...
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How do I clone from a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) spinning hard drive to a new SSD on 10.13.6

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) with a 500GB spinning hard disk boot drive with High Sierra 10.13.6. Disk Utility reports the drive as "SATA Internal Physical Volume - Mac OS Extended (...
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Update screwing with encrypted disk or keep using windows boot?

On my 2011 macbook air i have high sierra installed. It attempted and at some point completed an update security update 2010-001 to version 10.13.6 (not sure if i had automatic updates on or not). ...
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Why does Refind break when upgrading from Mac OS High Sierra (HFS) to Mojave (APFS) on NVMexpress Macs?

Problem: NVMExpress Macs that have Refind do not see the APFS container and I cannot boot into my mac. Also, apologies to those who were aware of this solution, but I faced this issue along with ...
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Bash autocomplete in Terminal stops working after a while

Bash allows auto-completion using the tab key: If you type cd ~/D on Terminal, followed by the Tab key, you ear a beep, but if you follow by a second Tab key, the Terminal display the suggestions ...
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Reformatting Woes

I'm running a Mac Pro 5.1 with a GTX 970 and a GT 120 installed. I've just wiped the SSD and now I'm stuck wrangling with MacOS's hyper-specific install requirements. High Sierra won't let me install ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 MAC OS Recovery loop

the SSD on my MBA, has crashed ("?" Folder icon) so I got a new ssd called the transcend 850, and installed it in my 13 inch MBA Early 2015, tried Mojave and High Sierra USB installer, reformatted the ...
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Explore contents of a ZIP/Archive from Finder?

I've lost count how many times I've double-clicked a .ZIP file on Mac to look inside it (like Windows) only for it to auto-extract in the current location, which is rarely my preference. Does MacOS ...
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Apache Netbeans 10 binaries not working

I have recently downloaded the Apache Netbeans 10 binaries from the Apache Netbeans (Incubating) site. I extracted the zip file to /Application/netbeans/. But when I try to run /Application/netbeans/...
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“Permission denied” when running macOS installer from command line

I'm trying to install High Sierra to an external drive, from a system which is running Mojave. I can't run the GUI installer (it warns me about trying to install an older version of the OS), so I'm ...
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Install macOS High Sierra won't Delete

I am kinda running out of room on my Mac, and in System Information (comes up when I click "manage" in "storage" of "About This Mac"), I saw that "Install macOS High Sierra" was taking 5.21 GB. I ...
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Is there a way to change the notification time for High Sierra or Mojave? [duplicate]

Found an old solution, but it doesn't work anymore: http://osxdaily.com/2014/01/29/change-notifications-banner-time-mac-os-x/ This also doesn't work and only works on older OS: How to change how long ...
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Can’t clean install High Sierra on my mac

After downgrading to El capitan to test if my MBP mid-2010 would be faster ( which proved to be not significantly so), I decided to upgrade again to High Sierra, but I have found out that I cannot use ...
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USB HD that is R/W from Mac and Windows [duplicate]

If I have a USB external HD how can I format it so it is R/W from both Mac and Windows? Is that possible?
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How can I back up my notes in the Notes app?

Is there a way to export all my notes written in the Notes app in any format so that I can import them to another Mac?
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How can I disable iTunes? [duplicate]

I never use iTunes. I don't want it on my machine. There doesn't seem to be a way to delete it. It starts up randomly for no apparent reason and forces me to cancel out multiple login dialogs that ...
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High Sierra VM Graphics

I have a macOS High Sierra VM (that I run on VirtualBox), and for some reason even though I've assigned 128mb of graphics to the VM (that was the maximum amount), in the VM it says that it has 3mb (...
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Removing configuration profiles via command line

Is there a way to remove configuration profiles as root? So far I have tried the following: $ sudo su - $ find / -name profile # trying in the following folder $ cd /private/var/db/...
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MacBook Pro, Mid-2014, Dead screen

I recently updated my mid-2014 MacBook Pro running High Sierra, which was working perfectly to Mojave. As soon as I did this my screen went pixelated (just like if you added noise on photoshop) and ...
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How to change 'quick-reply' buttons in Mail notifications on macOS?

I wonder whether instead of 'Reply' and 'Close' I can have other options like 'Trash' or 'Archive' or 'Mark as Read' in notifications coming from the Mail app on macOS.
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How to disable right click behaving as left click?

In High Sierra, with a mouse, whenever I right click something that doesn't have a specific "right click behavior", the right click is treated as a left click. For example, if I right click text in ...
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Network proxy setup in terminal

I am trying to create a bash script that will update the mac's proxy settings and a few other places when a user changes their password every 60 days. So far I am trying to use this command for the ...
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macOS closes all my applications when I lock my screen

When I lock my screen with ControlCommandQ and return after more than 10 minutes, macOS has closed all my open apps and tries to restore them, which often leaves my applications in half restored ...
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The macOS installation I never prompted, couldn't be completed

My MacBook Pro is running High Sierra at the moment and I have been pretty bothered by the Mojave notifications in last weeks, which I have always ignored because I don't want to update at this moment....
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How to stop macbook spotlight from showing internet website and dictionary?

I just want to search files in my computer. If I want to search things in internet I will go to browser.