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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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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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Need to log to different file, unified logger doesn't seem appropriate, ASL not working [on hold]

I'm developing an app which needs to log, and the unified logger doesn't seem like it will fit my needs. Ideally, I would like logs put in a specific file readable only by root, because there is ...
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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 (...
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Can a 2018 MacBook Pro run macOS High Sierra 10.13 natively?

I really need to run macOS High Sierra 10.13 as my primary OS natively (not via virtualisation etc). Is it possible to downgrade a 2018 MacBookPro using a USB installer to macOS High Sierra 10.13 ? ...
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Migration assistant fills disk before finishing

I'm trying to migrate 200GB to an older MacBook pro. Both are running High Sierra. Migration Assistant tells me 270GB will be unallocated after the migration. It continues to fail. In all cases it ...
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Mail.app keeps changing my SMTP settings?

I've setup my email account with Mail.app. However, I cannot send mail. The reason for this is that whenever I try to send mail, Mail.app always selects a legacy SMTP server, which I used to have ...
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Occasional dialogue Boxes where all characters are question marks [duplicate]

Every so often, I get dialogue boxes that look like this: Selected the text, pasted it into another editor, and lo and behold: “Slack” cannot be open during installation. Click Continue to ...
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GMail on one Mac (only!) stopped working this week

I have a GMail account, and I access it from two Macs, and an iPhone. The iPhone and one of the Macs (10.14.x) still works. On the other Mac (10.13.6), it stopped being able to receive mail a couple ...
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Replaced SSD won't boot

I have cloned the HDD from an old MBP (Early 2011) to a Kingston A400 SSD. When booting from USB it all works fine, however once installed internally when booting it shows a no entry sign 🚫 (I assume ...
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Can't format drive to APFS on older machine prior to 10.13 install

I have a Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro that I've just put a new SSD into. I didn't format the SSD prior to putting it into the computer, my plan was to boot into "recovery mode" (not sure of Apple's term ...
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“open” command not working after upgrade to High Sierra

After my recent upgrade to High Sierra, the command line command "open" no longer opens much. I have tried it on PDF, PPTX, png. It does work on ascii text files. The 'Preview' app does open if I ...
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.smbdelete files from Word 2016 for Mac on Mac OS 10.13 file server

I am working with a Mac mini (Macmini7,1) running High Sierra 10.13.6 with SMB file sharing to a few connected computers. Things have been working fine, but since updating a couple of the client ...
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Can't install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels-not solved by changing date

I'm trying to install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop. My host is MacOS Sierra. My installer is 10.13.6 Build 17G85 with its checksums verified. I created the ISO with this method: ...
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View EXIF/metadata found in photo?

Is it possible to view/dump metadata found in images using Terminal with built-in command line tools? I'm looking for something like exiftool, but native to macOS Mojave. Does such a command/tool ...
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Is it really not possible to run an earlier version of OS X than what the machine shipped with?

Just got a 2019 iMac, shipped with Mojave installed obviously. It never even occurred to me that it may not be able to run an earlier version of OS X, but after wasting tons of time trying to create a ...
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Location of login/autostart apps setting file in macOS

Under System Preferences → Users & Groups → Current User → Login items, a list of applications is maintained that will open automatically upon login: I would like to share these settings across ...
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Can I run my Mac in safe mode but with better graphics bootstrapped?

I have an issue with OS but it seems to work stably in safe mode but the graphics are unbearable. For example the graphics flicker a lot when I use GitHub desktop app in safe mode. Can I run in safe ...
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Safari spontaneously partially re-launches for one user

macOS 10.13.6, Safari 12.1, running on a MBP (Retina) mid-2014. The system software and Safari are both up-to-date and the App Store shows no updates available. Safari partially loads, however, when ...
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macOS Calendar List Mysterious Number

My computer's Calendar.app displays two calendars: mine (DB) and my wife's (MM), shared via iCloud; both computers run High Sierra. The sharing works just fine. But now there's a number appearing ...
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Why is my new battery behaving weirdly?

Macbook Pro Early 2011 I am unable to understand why the battery is varying so much? It was just recently installed and is giving an excellent battery timing but this health difference is weird. Any ...
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Mac asking for username and password on starting up

I am running MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook air and this is the screen that usually comes up on booting. The mac starts up after typing the right password. From yesterday after restarting, after ...
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anyone able to install High Sierra on a Macbook Air mid-2011?

I've tried several times and get into a Kernal panic loop every time. I read something about needing a firmware upgrade before this can be done. Any help?
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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 ...