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 thin your local Time Machine Snapshots on macOS High Sierra

I have noticed that my extra space just suddenly disappears since upgrading to macOS High Sierra. For example, I have 170 GBs free in the morning and then by the afternoon I'm down to 56 GBs. Then ...
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How to get BSD FTP and Telnet back in 10.13 (High Sierra)?

There are some real problems with not having ftp and telnet present in 10.13 now as per Apple's dictate. Has anyone found a solid way to bring BSD ftp and telnet back to macOS vs using inetutils?
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Bootcamp: The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned

When clicking continue on the first Boot Camp screen, I am presented with a dialog that displays: The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned. You must have at least 39 GB of ...
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How to install Windows 10 into a 2013 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, USB flash drive or third party tools?

First of all, let me state the following. I did use the Boot Camp Assistant to download the Windows Support Software, but because of the iMac's drive partitioning, I can not use the Boot Camp ...
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High Sierra - The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged

Got the following error The path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged while upgrading Mac Mini (Late 2012) to High Sierra. The only option on the screen ...
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Single-User-Recovery-Mode on High Sierra 10.13.6

Before the High Sierra update to 10.13.6 I was able to boot in single-user-recovery mode by holding Cmd-R-S at startup, but after the latest software update booting while holding Cmd-R-S just enters ...
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Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition?

I have a MacBook Pro, Late 2013. I have done a clean install of High Sierra macOS 10.13.3. I am trying to install Windows 10, Fall Creators Update, on my Mac by following Boot Camp Assistant's ...
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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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A software update is required to connect to your iOS device / iPhone

On my mac I've recently updated to the latest macOS version 10.13.5 and have installed Xcode 10 (beta 1). For my iPhone X there is an update available to 11.4 but i didn't install that yet. Now there ...
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Icons not appearing on High Sierra

I updated to High Sierra on my Macbook Pro when it was released. Since I have updated, a lot of my applications show the attached icon when I open them. Does anyone know a fix to this?
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Recurring Volume damage + Time Machine issues

This may take some explaining, so please bear with me. Mac Pro 4,1/5,1 High Sierra 10.13.5 4 HDs & a boot SSD installed. Related to Add Recovery Partition to APFS drive? & peripherally to ...
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WDF VIOLATION Blue Screen after Upgrading Mac to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) Edition

UPDATE: I have tested the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909) Edition and so far this problem has not occurred. Also, after installing the Window Support Software, the Apple Software Update ...
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Encrypt external USB thumb drive on MacOS High Sierra

I'm unable to encrypt an USB thumb drive on MacOS High Sierra. Although I tried different approaches, it never worked: Use Finder (right-click, then select "Encrypt Drive"): this option is not ...
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Installing High Sierra on OWC Aura SSD - missing firmware partition

I have an early 2015 Macbook Pro running Mac OS Yosemite. Last year I replaced the Mac's internal 500GB SSD with a OWC Aura 1TB SSD. Everything has worked fine up to now, although the OS still ...
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macOS High Sierra media installer

I want to make a USB media installer for the new High Sierra release. I commonly use createinstallmedia or DiskMakerX but for this new release I just can't make it work (both). I downloaded the ...
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App icons go missing on MacBook

I've been having this problem for a while now and it really starts to bother me. Every once in a while, a lot of my app icons go missing in the dock, launchpad, finder, cmd-tab switcher, just ...
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How to choose GUID with High Sierra's Disk Utility?

Most often USB flash drives on the market are pre-partitioned under (Windows) Master Boot Record. Until El Capitan a special widget in Disk Utility made it possible to set the partition type to GUID. ...
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Spotlight re-indexing takes too long or doesn't work

Issue After forcing Spotlight to reindex, no files or directories can be found. Setup I've got a MacBook Pro 15" 2017 with a 512 GB SSD: 250 GB main volume (36 free) and a BOOTCAMP partition (not ...
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Changing my administrator user's username has removed privileges [duplicate]

I've taken over my wife's Mac mini running osx high sierra. I was in a rush and went into system preferences, clicked on the current user (advanced options), which was named 'user', which was also ...
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Accidentally deleted a system framework, macOS screwed!

I accidentally deleted AddressBook.framework. Now when I restart my iMac the system can't load this framework thus nothing is working. I have a bootable disk of macOS Sierra but going to recovery ...
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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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How can I make my Mac partition bootable again?

I am running macOS High Sierra on a 2011 iMac. I was also running Windows 10 via BootCamp. In order to prepare for a 3rd OS, I installed reFind and resized the BootCamp partition to make space. ...
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How do you perform a clean install of macOS High Sierra with APFS?

I have macOS High Sierra installed on my MacBook Pro already with the APFS format. However, I would like to know the steps involved to perform a clean installation of macOS High Sierra with the APFS ...
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how to avoid the “downloaded application” warning for a Standard User

This is a followup on this post of mine: Application permissions for Standard user I'm now running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 and this problem is still irritating. I use my Mac as a Standard user. ...
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OSX Prohibited symbol on Boot (High Sierra Update Caused)

ive been researching and fighting this for a couple days now. I tried recovery boot, disk utility, repair etc.. nothing seems to fix this... heres what happened.. this 'puter was just fine, nothing ...
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Macbook Pro 2010 crashes after waking up and usually when launching a Google Search in Chrome

I've got issues with my MBP which seem to be persistent, even after replacing the logic board for supposedly one without hardware issues. There are some typical instances when my macbook pro fails (...
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Lost access to admin user account in my mac book pro

I changed Account name property on my mac book pro in System Preferences-> User & Groups-> Advanced Options. I attached a picture of then the window (Not my account window, now i cannot access ...
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How To Resolve Finder Graphical Errors on macOS

I've had a very strange Finer error caused by recent macOS High Sierra betas that affected Macs running macOS 10.13 as well as macOS 10.12 Sierra. This error causes an entire Finder window to show ...
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Installation of macOS High Sierra Update 10.13.4 failed; how do I recover without losing data?

This morning I updated macOS High Sierra from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. It appeared to install fine (I got to the login window), so I clicked on "Shutdown", and when I got to the office, and turned on my ...
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VirtualBox 5.1.28 fails to install on MacOS 10.13 due to KEXT security

I have tried to install VirtualBox 5.1.28 to macOS high sierra but it fails every time with the following screen: After some looking around I found this thread and I did indeed see that it was ...
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macOS High Sierra restarting by itself during sleep

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro 15″ with High Sierra. I never turn off my laptop, instead I simply put it to sleep, so next day it's easier and faster to turn it on. But often when I wake it up the next ...
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How do I disable or remove the root account created as a side effect from this High Sierra security bug?

This article describes a bug where entering root when prompted for an unlock allows any user to unlock system preferences. It warns that: There’s no need to do this yourself to verify it. Doing so ...
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Flush cache of DNS on macOS Sierra & High Sierra

How to flush the cache of the DNS system on a macOS Sierra or High Sierra Mac? I have seen discussion of the following, but am not sure if this is the modern approach. And I am not sure what each ...
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How can I install java openjdk 8 on High Sierra

How do I install OpenJDK 8 on High Sierra? It looks like support for the Java Oracle JDK version 8 will be deprecated after January 2019 Java SE Overview Additionally, it looks like publishing and ...
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Apache2 (Httpd) not working after update to High Sierra

I have an issue where Apache will not start after updating to High Sierra 10.13.1. There isn't anything showing in the error logs, but when I try to apachectl start nothing happens. If I run ...
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Menu bar and right-click menu blank

So after working on my Macbook for a while. Menus will start blanking out. Right click on Chrome in dock: Top menu bar totally blank: Right click on desktop: Clicking the black Apple icon in the ...
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Auto shutdown at night after High sierra upgrade

I upgraded to macOS High sierra and now my system shuts down automatically at night. This is quite annoying. I tried looking in System Preferences > Energy Saver > Schedule… settings but, there's no ...
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How to prevent conversion to APFS on High Sierra install

The current understanding seems to indicate that "all SSD" machines will have at least their main/root file system converted to APFS on the install of High Sierra. That means HFS+ is still a viable ...
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Is anyone else having problems with using htop on High Sierra?

Since the upgrade to High Sierra my MacBook is crashing regularly in a catastrophic way that forces me to trigger a hard reset every time. I suspect htop being the culprit, but I can't tell for sure. ...
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routined wants to use the “Local Items” keychain alert

Today I updated my Mac from Mac OS X Mountain Lion to macOS High Sierra. After I log into my account I immediately see this message: "routined wants to use the "Local Items" keychain" I tried to use ...
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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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SMB share deadlocks since High Sierra

Probably even since some very recent macOS update i'm experiencing quite frequent crashes of SMB connections i use which run on Windows Server 2016 on a local vmWare Fusion machine. Performance is ...
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SMB connections throws authentication error after upgrading Mac OS X to 10.13

After upgrading Mac OS X to high sierra, SMB connections started returning authentication error. If I use it on other computer (using el capitan), it smb connection works fine with my username and ...
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3rd party SSD with High Sierra

If I install High Sierra on a 3rd party SSD, will the main volume's file system be converted to APFS? The hardware is a Early 2011 13" Macbook Pro with a Crucial M4 SSD.
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How to prevent auto mounting of a volume in macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to prevent 2 volumes from mounting at startup. I created a new fstab using vifs and added the UUIDs of the volumes I don't want to mount at system startup, but for some reason this does ...
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Windows 10 EFI on MacPro 4,1 -> 5,1

I'm attempting an EFI install of Windows 10 on a 2009 (4,1) Mac Pro firmware upgraded to 5,1. I'm running High Sierra, and installing Windows 10 on a second partition on the same disk. I have no ...
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Most program icons look the same after high sierra update

After an update to high sierra most program icons look the same. Any ideas how to fix that?
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How to permanently allow location access for a website in Safari 11?

The method mentioned in this question no longer works: How do I permanently allow a website to access my location? Is there some way to achieve the same effective in High Sierra?
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How to remove a container disk and reclaim space with main partition?

I used to have a bootcamp partition but somehow while attempting to remove it its changed into a container disk. (don't know how this happened, I didn't explicitly create a container). diskutil list: ...
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How to screenshot Netflix?

I am watching Netflix in Safari on macOS 10.13.3. I just tried taking a screenshot through several methods: ⌘⇧3 while Safari in full-screen mode (Netflix isn't). ⌘⇧4 and dragging while Safari in ...

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