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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 can I change the administrator's username and home folder directory on Mac?

How can I change the username of the only account on my MacBook Air (High Sierra 10.13.3) as well as the home directory folder (users/[USERNAME]). I attempted to change it in settings but it locked ...
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YouTube Full-Screen Mode Overtakes External Monitors

I'm on a 27" iMac, running 2 external monitors in my video production studio. One is a 65" Samsung wall mount screen. I have been accustomed to having YouTube videos run in full screen mode on the ...
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Accidentally formatted High Sierra operating system, how to reinstall?

A family member has accidentally formatted her High Sierra operating system on her Apple computer. Over the phone, she asked me how to download and reinstall the operating system again. I haven't much ...
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Why is Mail on macOS constantly undoing the archive command?

On macOS v10.13.6 (High Sierra) running Mail v11.5, when I click the option to archive a message, the action is undone by Mail, i.e. the message disappears from the side bar as if it was archived, the ...
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Can't Install Mojave because of file system error: Object map is invalid

I wanted to upgrade macOS High Sierra to Mojave but installation failed with this error: File system verify or repair failed. Using Recovery Mode I tried First Aid from Disk Utility and it failed ...
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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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window tiling - prevent mac from bringing all grouped windows to the front [duplicate]

If I have multiple windows of the same program open (e.g. browser windows) and move focus to one of the windows ⌘TAB all of that program's windows come into focus, blocking the view of other ...
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“APFS Container Resize error code is 49153” when adding MS-DOS (FAT) partition

I am trying to create a 20GB MS-DOS(FAT) partition on my Macintosh HD drive. Upon defining the partition in Disk Utility and running the process, it throws up this error... Running operation 1 of 2: ...
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Show current calendar week in menu bar?

Is there a way to get macOS to display the current calendar week in the menu bar, maybe as part of the date or as an additional information elsewhere in the menu bar?
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Mac - headphones suddenly very quiet

I have an issue with my Mac running High Sierra - the sound output from headphones is very quiet. Like, I can barely hear anything at all at max volume. I tried adjusting stuff in Audio MIDI Setup: -...
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Is there a way to open separate instance of chrome where CMD Q doesn't close all chrome windows?

I'm using MacOS 10.13.6 (High Seirra) I was reading through some ways to launch new windows of Chrome on macOS and keep running into the same problem; How can I launch multiple instances of Chrome ...
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MacBook Pro (2018) Overheating issues (Latest Mojave)

I recently bought the Macbook Pro (2018) base model with the following specs - 2.2 Ghz 6 core i7 16 GB RAM 256 GB SSD Radeon Pro 555X 4096 MB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB Mojave but this problem ...
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How in the world do I get all of my Time Machine backups permissions to stop “Fetching” perpetually?

I think i have a corrupt time machine backup or something and I don’t know what to do. My permissions are all screwy and I am not allowed access to folders I should have access to. Things don’t copy ...
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What causes “Screen Sharing cannot be opened because of a problem”?

When I attempt to start the Screen Sharing application (/Applications/Screen Sharing.app) on my macOS 10.13.6 MacBook Pro 2017, I get the error "Screen Sharing cannot be started because of a problem". ...
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Upgrade from High Sierra to Mojave corrupted my partition table, unusable MBP

It's a long post, but I am listing everything I have done so far. I performed an upgrade to Mojave (day one release from App store), the app installed and I ran through the setup steps, I left it ...
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Bypass network search on boot

Is there a way to bypass the network search when booting with the Option key? I switch between macOS and Windows with Bootcamp, and while the partitions come up quickly, I can‘t choose one before the ...
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MacBook Pro 2017 headphone jack seems to go to sleep when the laptop is idle

I have a 2017 MBP and i'm using a pair of basic Sennheiser earphones. I am finding when the laptop is idle for a period of time (I can't work out exactly how long yet) the earphone jack seems to hang ...
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“brew install python3” fails to compile pyexpat

brew install python3 fails with a pyexpat error, which means the installed Python can't parse XML (breaking pip etc). Here's the relevant excerpt from ~/Library/Logs/Homebrew/python/02.make: *** ...
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Login screen characters all question marks, login info isn't working

I just reinstalled high Sierra after my Mac wouldn't restart. The moment it loads up I am presented with this screen. My login credentials don't work. Can someone explain to me what this screen is and ...
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(New High Sierra Install) Photos App — Photos Already in Library Showing as Not Imported

I just upgraded to MacOS 10.13, High Sierra from 10.12. Now, I have several thousand photos already in my library that are showing up as new photos from my iPhone. If I upload them, I will end up in ...
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How to update Xcode?

I have a Mac running High Sierra, version 10.13.6. When running MacPorts I get the following error message that I should update my Xcode installation: Error: The installed version of Xcode (8.3.1) ...
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App store says I have recently updated High Sierra but appears I'm still on Mavericks?

Yesterday I downloaded and thought I installed Sierra after being told of the available update, spending more than an hour downloading and then restarting. I had to resign in to a few apps, e.g. ...
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macOS Mojave Beach Ball when saving a file

When I'm trying to save or select a file in a web browser, or any other application the beachball appears and the app hangs for ±30 seconds. I didn't have this problem in High Sierra. Is it a common ...
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Item Highlighted Apple Menu Bar

I use Control+F2 to highlight the menu bar pretty frequently. How does the Menu Bar decide what menu to select in the list when a key is pressed? Typically the character pressed on the keyboard is ...
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Photos with a name ending in _n.jpg

I have an iMac running High Seirra. I have quite a few photos on my mac that have names consisting of something like this: 11008553_991594160872293_5946103255845449374 and ending in _n.jpg. These look ...
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How to decompress and run .app?

I'm trying to execute an AppleScript .app thats compressed. unzip -p file.app.zip | open - or open < $(unzip -p file.app.zip) Is this possible?
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How to troubleshoot spurious restart?

MBP 15 inch 2018, 2.9 GHz i9, 32 GB, 2TB; 10.13.6 If I leave my system unattended for several hours, it will restart itself - as if someone selected applemenu>Restart... Apple has been no help so ...
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What is this executable file named “Icon?” doing in my applications folder (and other folders)?

Is this file a malware? Anyone know why these unix executables keep appearing in my folders? This is a fresh installation of macOS High Sierra.
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Safari extensions have suddenly stopped working (10.13.4)

All of a sudden this morning my extensions stopped working. The extensions preference pane is empty and says "No extensions". All the extensions are left in ~/Library/Safari/Extensions, and if open ...
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How do I access camera in safe mode Mac OS X High Sierra?

I know that booting into safe mode means many functions of my MacBook are disabled. I want to enable the camera. Is that possible?
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Would “System” storage taking up 60 GB on High Sierra slow down my Mac?

I never configured Time Machine backups it so don’t think I have any in-place backups, however System reports it’s using HALF of my storage space and now my macbook's been working as slow as a snail. ...
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Disk Utility “restore from” list does not include any volumes

I want to copy a volume from an old MacBook Pro to a new one. I mounted the old one using Target Firewire Mode. I made a new APFS volume on the new machine. When I tell Disk Utility that I want to ...
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200GB lost on APFS boot disk

Recently (last month) I upgraded from Sierra to High Sierra on one of my Macs. I now am confronted with 200GB of the 500GB 'lost'. That is, when running OmniDiskSweeper as root, I find 255GB files, ...
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macOS Mojave failed update wiped data

I am not 100% it wiped the files but I cannot access them or find them in any way (also tried Disk Drill but no hint of them). I assume that has to do with the APFS system. How can I get access back ...
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macOS Mojave Installation Error

I am getting a "macOS could not be installed on Your computer" message while installing OSX Mojave (the error comes up after Mojave asks to restart to proceed installation). How do I install Mojave ...
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Photo app is unable to handle a photo and shows '1 item' in a summary. How to identify and remove it?

In the iCloude Manage storage dialog, I can see However in the photo app, it shows Obviously a photo is misclassified as an item. Maybe it is corrupted. How can I identify this 'Item'?
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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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How to securely `shred` a file in Mojave/APFS?

I just came across this thread about securely deleting files: If, by stroke of misfortune, you're on a magnetic medium, have journalling disabled and, for some reason, can't encrypt the disk, ...
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Upgrade to High Sierra [duplicate]

I currently run MacOS 10.12.4 Sierra on a mid-2011 iMac. I want to upgrade to 10.13 High Sierra. On the App Store, the only option (after Sept 24) is 10.14 Mojave. Where should I go to get High ...
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Mojave macOS Installation Error (com.apple.DiskManagement error 69854)

I tried upgrading from High Sierra to Mojave on my MacBook Pro mid-2012 Non Retina, 16GB RAM and 500GB HDD, core i7. Unfortunately I don't have a backup and I keep getting this error "com.apple....
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Installation High Sierra on external SSD and problems with internal Fusion Drive

I have a mavericks iMac with Fusion drive. I use an external SSD to test new O.S. from Apple before to do a real upgrade, A few days ahead I tried install HS to the external drive, After that My ...
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Full video+audio recording with QuickTime on Mac OS High Sierra?

An old (2014) link suggests that it is possible to do a full video recording (video+audio) on a mac with Quicktime, using only free software. That seemed a little bit too good to be true, and when I ...
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How to determine if an NVMe SSD is compatible with High Sierra?

I have learned that macOS High Sierra has built-in drivers for NVMe SSD. It's my understanding that one still cannot boot from NVMe drives in a Mac Pro, unless one takes additional steps. However, I ...
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Any particular reason Mac OS High Sierra won’t embed Zilla Slab?

Okay, so I just tried to generate a PDF using the save to PDF option in the print dialog box but for some reason or another, the font won’t embed. The font in question is Zilla Slab and so far, this ...
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How to detect network change (unplugging/plugging cable)?

I have read at multiple places that the folder /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration is supposed to "change" in case that I unplug a network cable. Now, I have a MacBook Pro, so I use a USB3 ...
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Header image disappears when printing file as docx, but is fine as doc

When trying to print a docx file from Word 2011, a header image disappears. If I save the file as a doc file, it prints just fine. I am on OS 10.10 and the printer is a Brother HL-L2370DW. I have ...
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dnsmasq not working oh Mac OS High Sierra

I have a service running on localhost on MacOS High Sierra. curl foo.test does not work, but curl localhost does. To get to my setup, I installed dns using homebrew, brew install dnsmasq ...
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Where to configure Time Machine quota when backing up to Mac Server

We use a Mac Server in another subnet as a Time Machine target for some of our MacBooks (macOs 10.13). Despite the manual configuration caused by the server being on a different subnet, this setup ...
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How to update OS X when App Store is giving error: “Unable to verify software update.(700)”?

I'm running OS X 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). App Store shows one available update, "The macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro (2018)". Attempting to install ...
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How do I turn hyperlinks on or off in Numbers?

How do I turn hyperlinks on or off in Numbers5.2? Sometimes when I paste email or links into numbers they appear as hyperlinks other times not. I cannot seem to find any way of changing these (...