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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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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How do I show the High Sierra upgrade setup assistant again?

I just updated to High Sierra, but managed to hang the setup assistant after install (I tried to open a URL). I force-rebooted the Mac, and the setup assistant was gone. How do I bring it back? ...
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Can ContainerToInvert file be safely deleted?

After previously upgrading to High Sierra and converting my boot drive to APFS, I recently migrated to a new (larger) SSD boot drive. While setting that up, Disk Utility gave me an error when ...
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High Sierra and Bootcamp with Windows 10 not working

I'm having an issue getting my MBP High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) to function with Windows 10 on Bootcamp. I've used the bootcamp assistant to successfully partition out 85GB of space from 250GB APFS mac ...
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Failed upgrade from macOS Sierra to High Sierra on late 2010 MacBook Pro 15"

I attempted to upgrade from macOS Sierra to High Sierra on my late 2010 MacBook Pro and it failed part way through the installation. On restarting it flashes a folder with a question mark on a white ...
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New Macbook Pro - remove “high sierra”, install “sierra”

How do I get past the "do not enter" traffic sign that stops me from installing "Sierra" instead of "High Sierra"? I booted into rescue mode and deleted the original "High Sierra" installation, but ...
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High Sierra's External Display bug heats Macbook's, damaged my Retina Screen, what can I do?

After installing High Sierra, I noticed GPU related slowness, I initially sought help here: What could cause a cumulative slowness that manifests itself as high WindowServer CPU usage in High Sierra? -...
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Repeated crashes of Photos app due to signal: Bus error: 10

I'm not sure if I'm the only one but every time I click 'Edit' on a photo that has already been edited by the previous version of Photos, it just crashes. This is frustrating because I did a lot of ...
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What does it mean when folder items are shown in bold lettering in Finder?

I see some items in Finder show up as bold and I wonder what that means. The example I have attached is somewhere under ~/Library. It's the most recent place I've seen this, not the only place. It ...
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Install older OSX a dual boot on a computer with OSX High sierra

I need to install a secondary OSX, older one, like yosemite or something, on a computer, which has High sierra installed. The problem is it has the crazy APFS file system, which doesn't seem to allow ...
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What is this progress bar, after initial boot, before login, on High Sierra?

This progress bar shows up after POST (and initial firmware boot?), but before the login prompt. The drive is a brand new SSD (from WD and initialized properly), so I'm really doubtful it's an fsck ...
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How to fix corrupt or missing os system fonts in high sierra

I did a clean install of my mac from a usb key. Following that, everything worked perfectly in high sierra. Then, i used migration assistant to restore from my latest time machine backup. Following ...
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Is there any way to make Universal Clipboard in High Sierra reliable?

I just don't find it reliable. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2015), an iPad Air 2, and an iPhone XS. I've tried logging all of them out of the same iCloud account,...
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What could cause a cumulative slowness that manifests itself as high WindowServer CPU usage in High Sierra?

My system is a MBPro with the GT750M graphics card, mainly using Chrome/Opera After a day or two of regular usage, it's clear something is accumulating and eventually causing a slowness that shows ...
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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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MacOS 10.13.5 - Updated yesterday, getting spammed with System Extension Blocked

I updated my Macbook yesterday to the most recent update. After restarting I got spammed by tons of System Extension Blocked messages. Opening Security Preferences - THERE IS NO ALLOW BUTTON. How ...
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Mid 2014 Macbook Swollen after High Sierra / What should I do?

This discovery came after my latest question: High Sierra's External Display bug heats Macbook's, damaged my Retina Screen, what can I do? I use my macbook on a stand with good airflow, after ...
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Can't download apps on iTunes

So I went on the App section on my Mac's iTunes, and clicked download... asked for my AppleID, and I typed it in. But then I get red text above it saying This action could not be completed. Try again. ...
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Upgrade to High Sierra fails leaving the Macintosh HD unbootable

I just tried to upgrade my Macbook Pro 2016 from Sierra to High Sierra, and the system hung in the upgrade process (screen was black, but keyboard backlight was still on). After I rebooted the system,...
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Problems with opendiff

I have a application, I wrote 6 years ago, which includes functionality to compare files. Recently this seems to ignore the compare files command. I did a little digging into the code, and this uses ...
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Where does Chrome store login credentials in macOS?

I swear I've seen this question thoroughly answered somewhere before but I couldn't find the answer I'm looking for... Chrome secures our saved passwords in the System.keychain, right? But when I ...
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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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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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Seagate Backup Plus 5 TB became unresponsive after long period of use

I recently purchased a new Seagate Backup Plus 5TB for data use, because none of my drives are functioning properly. My old Seagate Expansion 2TB hard drive failed ("Unable to repair"); the Seagate ...
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Can I delete the Apple_KernelCoreDump partition in High Sierra?

In MacOS High Sierra's Disk Utility, the partition is listed as Kernel Core Dump Storage (655MB). Its type is Apple_KernelCoreDump in the result of diskutil list. There is also a description, "You can ...
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Difference between Internet Sharing and 'Create a Network'

I have discovered two ways to share internet on my MacBook. Firstly, clicking on the Wi-Fi icon and selecting 'Create Network...'. Secondly, in System Preferences, Sharing > Internet Sharing and ...
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how can I troubleshoot a long “hang” during boot?

Since I reinstalled OS X 10.13.6 on my MacBook Pro (mid-2015, 2.8 Ghz, 1TB SSD), I've noticed that when it gets to about 4/5 of the way through the boot sequence, the progress bar stops for at least ...
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How can I prevent files emptied out of the Trash from accumulating in “purgeable space”?

I'm having the same problem as the person who asked this question: I cleared a bunch of files out of my Trash and instead of getting free space on the volume, I got 30 gigs of "purgeable space". ...
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`timed`: how to act as NTP server?

[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "timed not always working?".] I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), ...
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Find queries appear automatically in the find fields for other applications [duplicate]

After years on a much older version of Mac OS, I'm now on v. 10.13.2, and I observe strange behavior when I use find functionality, in various applications. If I search for some string in one ...
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Native HEIF support in macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

I can't find any documentation regarding this. Will HEIF be a natively supported filetype in 10.13?
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`timed` not always working? [duplicate]

[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "how to act as NTP server?".] I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), ...
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Force DNS server ip while connected to VPN

I'm using Fortclient VPN to connect to a customer network and the client enforces the use of their DNS (since the customer is in Turkey I get false DNS responses on wikipedia and other websites while ...