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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Sierra stuck at boot screen, upgrading to mojove will create new bootup files?

I am facing some issues in High Sierra . Since few days it's stuck at boot screen and load very slow, mac doesn't start even after completing the load progress bar. But when I charge it fully and ...
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How to transfer printer drivers from one mac to another?

I have two macs: one I upgraded to High Sierra without wiping it. All my existing printer drivers function properly. The second mac I upgraded fresh to High Sierra after a complete wipe. The printer ...
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How to permanently remove “Open” and “Closed” folders from my desktop in High Sierra?

I have this weird thing that every day on my desktop there appear two folders called Open and Closed. I can move them to trash but new ones will come up every day and I would like to deactivate this ...
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How to resize Safari address bar on macOS Sierra or newer?

It seems that the Safari address bar width is locked to a maximum size that may make some URL impossible to read, especially if the domain part is longer, like in many intranets, or when the the of ...
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Recover Saved EFI Question

for some reason, I have entered a bad setting in clover and it does not boot anymore, but I had earlier created a zip copy of the EFI in the same partition folder (EFI) I would like to know if their ...
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Universal access mode vs full disk access

Is universal access mode in older ver. of mac like snow leopard, mavericks, lion, etc. is same as Full disk access option in security and privacy tab in recent ver. of mac like High Sierra, Mojave?
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iMac running High Sierra is very slow — photoanalysisd can't be killed?

My iMac running High Sierra has become painfully slow. I suspect photoanalysisd, as it's using a lot of CPU time, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it. There's at least one other question ...
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My macbook air mid 2011 no longer connects to 5g WiFi

My Macbook Air 2011 could connect to a 5g wifi network before but now, my Macbook won't connect and it showed an error message that says could not join wifi network. The wifi network worked fine for ...
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Add Folder to Finder Favorites using Terminal

I'm not sure whether this is actually possible or not but I'm trying to add a newly created folder into the favorites section of the Finder window. If it is possible how can I achieve this? I have ...
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Installing new PCIe m2 SSD on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 with a bad hard drive and recently found out that I can use a PCIe m2 SSD with it on macOS High Sierra. I purchased a Samsung EVO 970 and an adapter to use in the ...
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“The operation couldn’t be completed. (BKAgentServiceErrorDomain error 8.)”

I recently updated to High Sierra, and am now unable to open books (ePubs/PDFs alike) via iBooks. These books are there, I can drag them out to my Desktop or sync them to my iPad, but they do not open ...
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How to delete all conversations all at once in iMessage?

It's clear on how to delete conversations in iMessage one by one. Does anyone know how I can delete multiple or all conversations all at once? Thanks.
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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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Display arrangement keeps changing

My iMac keeps changing the arrangement of my two add-on displays. The third one, the one in the middle, is the computer itself which always stays in the middle. I'm running High Sierra 10.13.6. It'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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Transmission CLI is only downloading data but it is not uploading data on macOS High Sierra

I am using transmission-daemon and transmission-remote to work with torrents. When I run transmission-remote -l, I see that my client is only downloading files but it is not uploading files. It is not ...
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How to make second monitor go black?

I have a second display connected to my iMac and I want to make it go black some times, for example if I am watching a movie on the first monitor. Apparently, there has been an app called Screen ...
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Restoring Notes on macOS High Sierra

I would like to view some old notes that were deleted. I read online that the notes are stored through: ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes: NoteStore.sqlite files. OR ~/Library/...
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x is damaged and cannot be opened. It should be moved to trash

I have a 2010 iMac. One day I installed the "recommended security updates" and all of a sudden I had High Sierra installed on my iMac instead of El Capitan. Now I cannot not open any pdf, jpeg png's ...
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MacOS Mojave Install - About 2 minutes remaining, for 2 hours

I'm currently a new Mac user, I was given a newer iMac to test with High Sierra installed on it, I needed to install Mojave to use the app I need. It seems to be stuck at 2 minutes remaining for the ...
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Eclipse crashes on Install Plugin Archive - OSX High Sierra 10.13.6 - Eclipse Indigo Service Release 2

Eclipse is working normally for creating projects, writing code etc. It is crashing at this plugin update dialog: Help -> Install New Software... -> Add... -> Archive... Application Specific ...
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Do I need to run out and purchase a new MacBook Pro to upgrade to Xcode 11?

So I will need Xcode 11 by April of 2020, will High Sierra 10.13.6 support it? If I download Mojave, will it support Xcode 11? If I download Mojave, with only 11GB left on my hard drive, will that ...
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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 to get write access to High Sierra (APFS) drive in Read-Only mode on Macbook with faulty AMD GPU

Some background: My 2011 17" MacBook Pro (running High Sierra) has finally succumbed to the Radeon issue and won't boot up. I know this because it would flicker green where there was pixel shading so ...
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Install macOS High Sierra.app does not appear to be a valid OS installer application

downloaded high sierra from the app store, then tried creating a USB installer using Terminal but i get the following error: # sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/...
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What is the “studentd” process?

I'm logging network traffic (with Radio Silence), and noticed that the studentd process from /usr/libexec/studentd is connecting to some server. What is this process doing, why does it need internet ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro 13.1.4 on Mojave, MacBook Pro 9.1

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro mid 2012 (9.1) to Mojave. It has the 512mb NVIDA GT650 graphics card. When I'm using Premiere it gives me this error message. NVIDIA CUDA is not currently ...
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Dictionary widget stopped working after installing Security Update

I'm running High Sierra, and I installed Security Update 2019-005 yesterday. Since then, the Dictionary Dashboard widget has stopped working. The menu that lets you switch between Dictionary and ...
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Can't boot Windows further more. Why?

I'm using Windows 10 since some weeks without problems on my MacBook Pro 13 " late 2011. Yesterday, I got trouble with it (a Windows problem). While trying to solve it, I tried to reduce the size of ...
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Mail for mac does not find e-mails of the last month

Mail for mac on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 is not able to find messages received over the last month. i.e. if I search for messages "from tony bruce" it only shows messages received until the 30th of ...
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ls: : Operation not permitted - Mojave security?

Is this directory protected by Mojave's new security features? $ sudo ls -laR /var/db/dslocal/nodes/Default/ ls: Operation not permitted It works in High Sierra but not Mojave. How do we view the ...
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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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Netcat UDP command not working?

From one Terminal: echo "test" | nc -u -l 127.0.0.1 10000 From another Terminal: nc -u 127.0.0.1 10000 But the Terminal just hangs, it doesnt return the "test" output. It seems to work fine ...
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High Sierra Macs always connect to file server with AppleID, not the correct username/password

I ran into a really annoying problem yesterday. In a small office of just three workstations (and two more that connect remotely), the computers cannot automatically connect to the fileserver on boot. ...
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Software that is functionally similar to Deep Freeze for MacOS 10.13

Faronics, the developers of Deep Freeze have stated that they have no intention of supporting APFS, and by extension 10.13. I know the Apple Stores used to use Deep Freeze and are now using a utility ...
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Preview app on macOS High Sierra broken

I'm using Preview 10.0 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. When I select "highlight" to highlight text in a PDF, preview will not highlight the text but "underlines" it instead and then also grays out "...
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APFS decryption stuck

A week ago, I updated my Macbook Pro to 10.13 and reformatted both internal disks (SSH and HDD) to encrypted APFS. So far the SSD is working but I have a problem with the HDD. I can't mount the APFS ...
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Turn off “this web page is using too much battery” on safari

Safari prompts "this web page is using too much battery" and restarts the web pages. Most of these pages are gmail, youtube, etc. How to turn this feature off on macOS 10.13.6? EDIT1: Memory - 8 GB ...
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Is it not possible to use Preview to highlight text or a portion of an image from a screenshot? macOS High Sierra

I am trying with both a PDF and/or a PNG file, but this does not seem possible. Nothing I am trying works. Is it possible to take a screenshot natively in macOS, then highlight a portion of said ...
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Why does my Asus PB277Q screen keep waking up while the Mac it is connected to is sleeping?

Whenever I put my Macbook Pro running High Sierra to sleep my Asus PB277Q keeps waking up displaying a blue screen saying 'HDMI no signal' every few seconds, forever. Some other times it sleeps ...
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MacBook (mid-2012) stuck on white screen

So I casually shut down my MacBook on Thursday night using the normal configuration. After a while when I switched it back on, a white screen appeared and that was the end of it. Later, a black screen ...
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Audio settings in High Sierra resetting after reboot

I have this issue where my selected audio device will reset to Digital Out after I restart. I have searched online and found some people suggesting deleting some configuration file for older versions ...
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How can I migrate a Time Machine disk to being networked?

I've just set up an Apple desktop, and it occurred to me that I no longer need to keep plugging my time machine into my laptop. I've plugged my hard drive into my desktop and set it up as a hosted ...
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User account issues after resetting PRAM

So my 2012 iMac has been unusually cranky the past couple days and did not respond to the usual reboot I give when this happens, so I decided to reset the PRAM at the advice of many articles. ...
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Lock Mac without turning off the screen

I have observed that the screen on my MacBook Pro turns off a few seconds after I activate lock screen. Is there any way to keep the screen of my MacBook Pro on for an unlimited duration of time ...
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Cannot print from Mac Sierra to Canon 7550

A question on behalf of my Swiss neighbour She has a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running Sierra, and a Canon 7550 printer (MG7500 series). WiFi router is configured on Macbook (browsing ...
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Errors backing up Photos.Sparsebundle

I've been trying to backup / copy my Photos Library.sparsebundle and keep running into issues. The original file is on a Drobo5N mount.I am trying to copy to an external SSD The Sparsebundle is ...
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Disabling Audio on Internal Speakers for High Sierra onwards?

I have users in my lab that run sound via their speakers. I would like to disable the ability to do so on all machines in the lab to prevent this, whilst still allowing them to use their headphones. ...
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Xcode: Archiving a project to generate .ipa but export is not an option in Organizer

I am a member of the Apple Developer program for my team and I have all the provisioning profiles in place and codesigning, but when I run Product -> Archive and get the Organizer pop-up, Export is ...
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Trouble repairing a corrupt Time Machine sparsebundle on Synology NAS

I am having difficulty repairing a Time Machine backup. After upgrading from Sierra to High Sierra, the Mac had difficulty finishing Time Machine backups to the Synology NAS. Ultimately the Mac ...