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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MacBook Pro (2018) stopped detecting external monitor

My new MacBook Pro suddenly stopped recognizing external monitor (Dell U2515H) after 2 days of normal usage. Yesterday, after I was done with my work, I closed the lid as usual and today, I opened ...
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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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How to disable or remove the YaraScanService (MRT.app)?

Recently on MacOS 10.13.6 I have noticed high CPU usage and identified the process YaraScanService as consuming close to 90% CPU. The Activity Monitor lists it under: /System/Library/CoreServices/...
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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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Apple Music checked as disabled and grayed out in iTunes

In iTunes' preferences pane for Restrictions, Apple Music is grayed out and checked as disabled. Any idea how to enable this? The lock is not engaged at the bottom.
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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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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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How to locally share photos on a Mac

I have two user accounts on my Mac, and I need the photo library (full of Photos) on the secondary account to be shared with the primary account. I can't use iCloud as the library exceeds 5GB and I ...
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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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Updating High Sierra installation is not progressing further

I'm updating OS X EL Capitan to High Sierra. Today morning I was go on App store and download High Sierra. After downloaded the installer opens automatically and I clicked on "Continue". From apple's ...
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My keyboard (numpad) overwrites everything

I have a Mac mini with High Sierra (10.13.4) with a Windows-keyboard (it has a numpad). Everything went fine for a long time but a few months ago I got a big problem: In many apps (Calculator, Excel, ...
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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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Unable to access files with File Sharing in Mac OS High Sierra

Has anybody know how can we share folder/files from High Sierra? I can not access files when I followed usual process of going to "System Preferences > File Sharing > Enable AFP and adding ...
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Difficulty to inherit Time Machine backups on new MacBook Pro

I'm having difficulties to inherit Time Machine backups on a new MacBook Pro. I've read many Q&A on the same topic, but none was a solution for my case (that's why I don't think this is a ...
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Uninstall confer app

I'm new to mac os and Apple products in general, this is my first experience with it. While using my macbook pro for the first time, I saw that I have a "Confer" app which I didn't install, I tried to ...
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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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Bluetooth Not Available

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running 10.13.6 and I am now getting "Bluetooth: Not Available" in the menu bar. I also cannot access the "Bluetooth" section within System Preferences....
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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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Renaming user failed, lost admin rights

I wanted to change the name of my user as well as its home directory. Looking for a way to do this, I stumbled upon this support document. I did everything as described there, but since I restarted ...
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Recents not updating with new files in High Sierra

There has been a lot of wingeing over the loss of "All My Files" in favor of "Recents" in High Sierra, and I am beginning to understand why. For one, it seems to be an opaque tool and I have yet to ...
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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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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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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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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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How to free up a swap space manually without restart?

I'm on High Sierra on MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM with SSD. Got 15G of swap files, is there any method of freeing swap space/files without restart? $ sysctl -a | grep swap vm.swapusage: total = ...
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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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Multi-Monitors: Locking machine moves windows to different monitors

I am using a macbook with two external monitors. Frequently, I lock the computer, my windows are on a different screen then when the computer was locked. For example: Open PyCharm on monitor #1 ...
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Explore contents of a ZIP/Archive from Finder? [duplicate]

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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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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macOS not showing the actual free space

I'm in the process of installing Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro (macOS 10.13.4/17E202, 256 GB of storage, no partition), but Boot Camp says I need at least 40 GB of storage. So I freed up some space by ...
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Delete all Bookmarks / Favorites from Safari

I use Chrome as my primary browser (Work and Home) but have to fall-back to Safari for side-businesses during work, such as music streaming sites. For consistency, I like to keep my browsers in sync. ...
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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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Not able to update to macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to update to macOS High Sierra. but it gives me following error:
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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 to disable switching user with Touch ID?

So here is a hypothetic scenario: I'm at work presenting something to a colleague and we are both looking at my screen, when suddenly I have to access a service that requires a password. I use ...
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Volume not recovering after a FaceTime call

Not sure if this issue started with High Sierra or Sierra, but definitely have been coming across this issue more and more often. Like it or not, FaceTime ducks the volume of every other source ...
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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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High Sierra doesn't boot after ubuntu partition deletion (which was dual booted)

About 4 months ago I dual booted High Sierra with ubuntu. I dedicated 20 GB of my hard with default Disk Utility. Recently I tried to merge the partition back, but during this process it failed 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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Python on High Sierra “No Java runtime present, requesting install”

I have python code that works just fine in multiple other places and "used" to work on my mac, but now when I try to run my code as: python <pythonfile>.py I get an error which says: No Java ...
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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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Missing Enable/Disable Owners on Volume

I have been looking at reformatting my Time Machine backup disk as it has been quite a while and it is throwing occasional errors and needs fixing with Disk Utility. However one thing that I found in ...
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Set default notification preferences, or batch modify them?

My Notification Center is a vast wasteland of unwanted alerts. I really don't want to open the Preferences pane and go through Every. Single. App. and click around to change things -- I'll give myself ...
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Single User mode (10.13.6) write locked with SIP disabled

In the light of unbricking my 2011 MBPro due to the known dGPU failure, I am following LangLangC's (great!) response/guide in GPU problem - Boot Hangs on Grey Screen; combined with some other threads ...
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Media keys not working for iTunes (pause/play, skip buttons)

I am being driven crazy by the fact that my media keys aren't working for iTunes. Such a pain! How can I fix this? I've tried the whole Chrome Extensions thing, that being I deleted all my extensions. ...
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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.