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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Can someone please help me set up a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to create a Virtual Machine of macOS High Sierra using VirtualBox 6.1 on my mid 2014 MacBook Pro that's running macOS. How do I do that? I already installed VirtualBox. How do I create ...
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Every window is white when I take a screenshot

When I take a screenshot all pages and desktop items are white as the image below show. Launchctl dump: https://pastebin.com/em1K05Py But when I go to safe mode it works! Specs: MacBook Pro (17-...
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How to restore my MacBookPro 6,2

I would like to restore my 9 year old MacBookPro6,2 to its former glory. And to get rid of anything that might be slowing it down. I have original discs. Do I have to go down that path to original OS ...
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Why is my time machine backup so large after updating from OSX 10.13.6 to 10.15.4?

Yesterday, I took my 2015 Macbook Pro running OSX 10.13.6 and backed it up using Time Machine to an external hard drive. I then immediately updated my laptop to 10.15.4. I plugged in my external hard ...
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Can’t load plist. Launchctl says “Invalid property list”, tried plutil, SIP, permissions

I want to use the following plist to run a backup script under macos High Sierra. File name: com.pollux.backup.plist Content: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist ...
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System Preferences continues to open on my broken laptop screen even though everything else works successfully on my external monitor?

My MacBook Pro screen is broken so that I can only see blurred edges and cannot use it at all. I have an external monitor arranged with the menu bar and all other apps working fine but every time I ...
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Can't reconnect to wifi hotspot after suspend

Over the past few days I've been unable to reconnect to my phone's wifi hotspot. The pattern seems to be Enter network name and password, connection ok Surf teh interwebz Suspend machine (whoops, ...
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Mac mini Problem - Won't boot after upgrading to High Sierra (Bless)

I bought a used Mac mini from a reliable source. He factory reset it, so we set about upgrading to the highest we can, High Sierra. I created a bootable USB on my iMac using the High Sierra installer. ...
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esc key doesn't work, only fn + esc

So there's probably some app that's responsible for this, but I'm not sure how to find it. I press Esc in: Karabiner-events: it echoes 'escape' as it should according to OS X keyboard-viewer Esc is ...
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How to install homebrew to /usr rather than /usr/local

Hi! I'm wondering if it is possible (and if so, how) to install Homebrew package manager to /usr directory rather than /usr/local directory. I have MacOS High Sierra. Thanks in advance! Lennon
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Spotlight: Unknown indexing state

I'm using a late-2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar running macOS 10.13.3. Today, I've been trying to install a Bootcamp partition. Before partitioning and installing Windows, Spotlight worked. However, ...
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How do I overcome “Operation not permitted” when attempting to edit a file as root (admin)? [duplicate]

I'm using Mac 10.13.6. I want to add environment variables to be recognized by my Apache instance. However, I'm not able to edit the file, event when logged in as root ... localhost:Documents davea$...
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I've lost administrator access and /var/db/.AppleSetupDone is read only

I have lost administrator access after trying to change my username in system preferences and restarting. I have followed the directions by rebooting in Single user mode, ⌘S and typing the following ...
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Smart mailbox (Mail.app) and “Organize by Conversation” view setting

I am using Mail.app version 11.5 on OSX 10.13.6 (High Sierra). I have noticed the following behaviour: I create a smart mailbox view setting Organize by Conversation is off by default (unticked) I ...
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iCloud Drive not downloading files after reset

I'm on a 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.5. Yesterday, due to the huge amount of 'Purgeable' storage present on disk, the system started to 'purge' it, freeing about 200GB of space. In ...
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How to boot into High Sierra from Windows without holding the alt key?

I'm running Sierra on a Mac pro 5.1 and Windows on a second SSD. So far I'm using a non EFI graphic card and I can just switch between systems through startup disk on mac/Boot Camp menu on Windows. ...
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'Always on top' window on macOS High Sierra

I need a way to put any chosen window to be always on top. For example, if I read a book in iBooks or I'm writing code in XCode using Sublime Text. I want a application or way to overcome the issue. I ...
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Apple bootcamp keyboard driver causes BSOD

What I did: Installing Windows using Bootcamp Mac: MBA 6.2 Bootcamp assistance: 6.1.0 What Windows version: Windows 10 and 8.1 What OS i tried: Catalina, Mojave, and High Siera What happened: ...
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How can I name desktops/spaces in El Capitan?

I would like to give names to different spaces; currently a new space get the default name Desktop n where n is a number. How can I give it a meaningful name?
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MacOS High Sierra: An error occurred while verifying firmware

I have a Mid 2011 iMac currently running MacOS 10.12 Sierra. It’s not my main machine, but I would like to install 10.13 on it. Updating starts smoothly enough, but when it comes to restarting, I get ...
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Can’t install macOS High Sierra after formating my HDD

After erasing my HDD with APFS format, I always get an error while installing macOS High Sierra. Error is caused because of APFS format. Now I can’t erase it using a different format... how can I ...
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Cisco AnyConnect fails to install on MacOS 10.13.6 latest update due to inability to create /opt/ directory at the root

I have been using Cisco AnyConnect through my institution to connect to my work VPN. However, I have been experiencing issues lately. I cannot even launch or reinstall Cisco AnyConnect on MacOS 10.3....
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MirrorDisplays error every 30 seconds in system.log

I'm seeing an error every 10 seconds in the system log, using the Console app, complaining about MirrorDsiplays service only running for 0 seconds. Nov 5 22:45:22 computer com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (...
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annoyance: latest version of Skype under Standard (non-admin) user on macOS 10.13

I always run my systems under an Admin \ Standard user dichotomy. In other words, I always use my system as a Standard user and never login to the Admin user (except when doing the initial clean ...
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Enlarging APFS OS Volume - Unknown partition scheme

I have my OSX install on a seperate AFPS partion, my home folder on another (HFS). In order to enlarge it I deleted a Linux partition following it, and now I get an error that it is not an AFPS device ...
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Secondary display turns off when I close the flap of my MacBook pro running on High Sierra

I wanted to play some retro games, I connected a ps3 controller so that i could play on a big screen. As soon as I close my MacBook pro's flap, monitor also mirrors it. I saw on youtube that a person ...
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Unable to install macOS 10.13.6 on mid 2012 macBookPro. Error: Disk does not meet requirements

I am trying to install macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on macBookPro mid-2012 , macOS version 10.13. I downloaded "macOSUpd10.13.6.dmg" for THIS site. Now, when I am trying to install it on my mac, it ...
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Mac OS X is not creating a swap file

I recently started running into a lot of memory issues on my mac running High Sierra. Rather than the force quit window coming up, my system would freeze completely and the only way to recover is to ...
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Cannot disable parental controls for Admin user

I wanted to put parental controls on my computer before I learned that administrator users can't have parental controls (makes sense to me now). But somehow I still managed to enable parental controls ...
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iTerm2 error notification ‘Couldn't log to 2020…’

Every time I open a new window iTerm2 says "Couldn't log to …" I restarted my Mac which is on High Sierra but the problem continues. How can I solve this problem?
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How do I access additional bluetooh settings on HighSierra?

I am trying in vain to write to a bluetooth serial port, both echo and screen to /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port have caused the terminal to be stuck and not respond. I have found out through guides ...
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Why do some app spotlight results show the “.app” extension, but not all?

Even though I've explicitly set the Finder preference to display all file extensions, I'm still finding that some apps do not show the file name extension in their Spotlight result. Here are some ...
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Time Machine stuck in “copying” phase without number of bytes

root@Joys-MacBook-Pro /p/v/root# tmutil status Backup session status: { BackupPhase = Copying; ClientID = "com.apple.backupd"; DateOfStateChange = "2020-03-14 03:02:37 +0000"; ...
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2018 MacBook Pro keeps crashing - macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Recently my Mac has been crashing for no apparent reason. I have zero knowledge of how to interpret the crash report and was hoping someone here could shed light on it. Here is the report: Fri Mar 13 ...
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Can't install Mac OS Sierra on iMac 27 inch late 2009 with 1TB HDD not shown

About one month ago I upgraded my old iMac to High Sierra 13.6 without much thinking of risks involved. For a few days my iMac seemed working fine, but then it became very slow, eventually can't boot ...
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Modify/Wrap macOS System Plugin

I would really appreciate any advice on this. Introduction: I have both macOS Catalina and macOS High Sierra installed in my Mac. The former is on an APFS encrypted partition, and the latter is on ...
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How do I move apps from Mac desktop to Parallels MacOS virtual machine?

I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro running Sierra that I need to upgrade at least to High Sierra to run current tax software. I created a Sierra Virtual Machine with Parallels, hoping to move some apps ...
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Brother MFC Scanner not recognized any more

I have a Brother MFC-1910W connected by WIFI (multi functional wireless b/w laser printer, scanner and fax). Since a few days I cannot use the scanner any more. In the first place the scanner icon ...
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Mac Os 10.13.6 started to reopen all previously opened windows of various applications

I use VSCode as my main text editor, and Sublime Text 3 also. I don't know what happened, but today my OS decided to show me all ever opened windows of my text editors when I start them from command ...
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Twomon USB doesn't seem to work on high Sierra

it just doesn't connect it works fine on El Capitan but not on high sierra so I think it could be a security problem? if its a software problem and it's just that twomon didn't update the software ...
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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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Increase Font size in Thunderbird

I have recently purchased an iMac to replace my 13" MacBook Pro and am gradually setting it up. My eyesight is fading, so I intend to use the bigger screen to improve readability. One application I ...
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How to update macOS when the system thinks the update is already installed

I've been using a 2010 iMac with OS 10.9 for a few years. Now I need to update the OS to 10.13 (the latest one this system supports). Here's the catch: months ago I attempted to install 10.13 on an ...
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Mac OS High Sierra how to see Username for the failed login attempt

I am able to see the failed login attempts made on High Sierra via the command: log show --predicate '(eventMessage CONTAINS "Authentication failed")' --style syslog --last 1h However it does not ...
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Sound balance keeps changing on High Sierra and Mojave

i have a problem that every time when i reconnected my Bose QC35 II the sound balance was to the right instead of balanced in the middle.
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Multiple menubars with external monitors

How can the menubar (with the Apple icon, active program name, and options. like File, Edit, View, History) be displayed on each monitor at the same time? Update: In the same desktop Space.
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Prevent MacBook Pro 2016 from sleeping (High Sierra)

I need to prevent my 13" 2016 MacBook Pro from sleeping. I'm using the Sonnet Echo Express III-D and when the Mac sleeps, all cards in the devices are disconnected and won't come back until the Mac is ...
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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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Xquartz won't start, log: Xquartz: start_x11_server: (ipc/mig) server died

I tried to launch Xquartz. It keeps crashing and restarting. Here's the sys log Mar 1 15:24:39 johns-MacBook-Pro org.macosforge.xquartz.startx[4868]: xauth: file /Users/john/.serverauth.4869 does ...
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How to view all login history in MacOS High Sierra

How can I log all login history until now? By "all" I mean all users: admin, guests, and every other user. I am using MacOS HighSierra.

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