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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“Item not available” error when trying to upgrade to High Sierra

I'm trying to upgrade my Macbook Pro late 2011 from Sierra to High Sierra via this link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?ls=1&mt=12 However, when it opens the itunes ...
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Can't connect from macOS High Sierra to Windows 10 share on home network

At wit's end. Have MBP named newt running High Sierra. Have Windows 10 machine named "Vader" that's always up & running with a physical drive (X:) shared as //Vader/x with permissions set to ...
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MirrorDisplays error every 30 seconds in system.log

I'm seeing an error every 30 seconds in the system log, using the Console app, complaining about MirrorDisplays service only running for 0 seconds. Nov 5 22:45:22 computer com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (...
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Drag & drop stops working sometimes on High Sierra

After a while of leaving my computer (macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra) on, drag & drop stops working. To be clear: I can only hold files and drag them, but cannot drop them at any location (in finder or ...
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Run Mojave apps on High Sierra

Is there any way to run new Mojave apps (like Voice Memos, News, Stocks) in High Sierra? I tried to modify info.plist in particular with stocks, but the app gives me an error, I suppose because some ...
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Permissions keep changing on Desktop

I am running a Apache2 on my MBP on macOS 10.13.6. I setup everything well, and it works when going to localhost/~user. In my ~/Sites folder, I have a symbolic link to a folder on my Desktop with my ...
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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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How do I merge Pages documents

I have an iMac running High Sierra with Pages 8.1. I am having a problem merging two Pages documents into one. I have several Pages files that I'd like to merge into a single document. These Pages ...
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Mac Pro 4.1 (flashed) High Sierra Firmware Update

I just created a USB Installer for High Sierra and tried to install my Mac Pro 4.1 (flashed to 5.1). But the installer wants to do a Firmware Update too and says I have to shutdown and press the ...
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Laggy MacBook Pro on High Sierra and 2 external displays

I've got a late 2013, 15-inch retina MacBook Pro. Since a couple macOS upgrades ago, my system has become randomly slow, borderline unusable. I've come to realize it spikes when using 3 displays (2 ...
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How can I prevent Garageband from removing downloaded sound library installation files after installation?

Garageband will download full sound library when requested, install them, and then delete the installation file/package. Sometimes, I want to be able to install those again without having to download ...
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Is there a system keystroke (interrupt) I can press to force a coredump on OSX?

How do I force MacOS to dump the state of the running processes and reboot without the need to open a windows or open a command line? My system is effectively unresponsive to non-system interrupt ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 with OS Sierra 10.12.6 won't download apps without 10.13.6 or later. No update available on AppStore

Subject says it all. I have a Macbook Pro Mid2012 runing MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Something to note - This is my girlfriend's computer - My old Mac bit the dust (Late 2011) and I placed my upgraded SSD ...
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How to upgrade boot rom firmware without an original drive

I have a 2015 MacBook pro that I am in the process of refurbishing. I purchased it used and it was missing many parts (wifi card, IO board, SSD). I have replaced all of these parts and purchased an ...
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Update Safari on High Sierra

Somehow Safari got reverted to v11.1.2 on my High Sierra box. I know I had 13.1.2 before. But App Store thinks I already updated so I can't click "update to 13.1.2". Is version 11.1.2 at ...
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After Disk Utility crashed while adding a new partition, main APFS container (macOS + user data) became unbootable

I'm running macOS High Sierra on early-2015 Macbook Pro. I used to have two more partitions: one with Bootcamp, and the other one as a shared FAT32 folder. As far as I remember, at some point I made ...
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No audio in VM using VirtualBox on macOS High Sierra guest

The sound is not working in the virtual machine I made using VirtualBox. Here is a screenshot: It says "No output device found" in the Sound pane in the System Preferences window. I am ...
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I can’t start my computer after installing update

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. Recently I got a notice that there was an update to my system. I’ve installed a few and they worked fine. I installed this latest one tonight but my iMac will ...
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Surprisingly many network interfaces on macOS: are these legitimate?

ifconfig reveals a surprisingly long list of network interfaces on my MacBook, which is running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6): lo0, gif0, stf0, XHC20, en0, p2p0, awdl0, en1, en2, bridge0, utun0. There ...
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Time Machine Sparse Bundle failed to verify after catalog rebuild

After reading about the fsck_hfs man page, I feel like the need to rebuild catalogs. However, when I do a repair before the rebuild, it succeeded, but then printed a lot of errors during the build, ...
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Map Command-E to summon Finder file manager [duplicate]

OSX: Is there a procedure to configure Command-E to invoke the Finder file manager? It would be nice if it were to open a new instance of finder, regardless if there is an instance open. ...
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How can I access a computer behind internet sharing?

On our router (which has WiFi), we have one ethernet port which is currently being used by my laptop. I need my raspberry pi model B rev. 2 connected to the network as well, but it doesn't use WiFi. (...
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Latest WhatsApp Desktop from App Store crashes on High Sierra

WhatsApp Desktop from the Mac App Store no longer launches after the July 20, 2020 update to version 2.2029.4. System information: MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra with all system updates installed WhatsApp ...
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Cannot find old Notes data

I just upgraded my harddrive for my Macbook Pro mid-2009 running High Sierra to a solid state drive. My old harddrive is now in an enclosure and I'm trying to access my old Notes from there, I forgot ...
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Voice dictation repeats whole sentences in a big garbled chunk on Mac OS X High Sierra

Problem: During macOS dictation, it sometimes repeat-types the sentence I have spoken multiple times in a row. This seems to happen randomly. Sometimes every minute or two, sometimes taking up to 20 ...
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How can I adjust brightness of 3rd Party external monitor on iMac, Macbook or Mac Pro via keyboard?

Apple stopped Thunderbolt display and Cinema display line. Recently announced an ungodly expensive 'reference monitor' beyond the need and budget of most people. For my iMac, I bought two Apple-...
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Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and press any key (Third Party Utility gdisk did not work)

I updated my 2012 mac pro today to High Sierra. I could not boot into windows 7 on boot camp thereafter. I got the dreaded black screen with "Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and ...
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Calendar loses custom “open file” alerts

On a Mac with High Sierra 10.13.6 Calendar loses any custom alerts linked to opening a file. I tested on macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and Calendar keeps those alerts and shows them: On High Sierra, the same ...
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Keychain Access error when creating new system certificate

I am following the instructions to codesign gdb on my MBP however when I get to the end of the System certificate creation process, keychain says "Unknown Error = -2,147,414,007" and the certificate ...
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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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External drive with OS X 10.13.2 will not boot from USB 3.0 enclosure

I'm cutting and pasting from Apple's Community support site where I posted this issue today, rather than type it again, since the details are dense: My system, prior to 12/20/2017 was a MacBookPro9.2 ...
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Turn off the ability for users to have a password hint

I am working on a security setting for my company that requires users to not have a password hint. Since we have several users that either ignore our security options and purposely go against ones ...
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to change the date based on exif data since export from Mac Photos shows date of export using exiftool

I used the following to change the Date Created to the actual date the photo was taken because exporting from Photos showed the date of export. "for file in *; do SetFile -d "$(exiftool -p '$...
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Adobe CS5 Mac iOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Just stopped working! Help

My Gear: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 M380 2048 MB iOS: High Sierra 10.13.6 Preferences: The ...
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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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Unable to install macOS 10.13.6 on mid 2012 macBookPro. Error: Disk does not meet requirements

I am trying to install macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on macBookPro mid-2012 , macOS version 10.13. I downloaded "macOSUpd10.13.6.dmg" for THIS site. Now, when I am trying to install it on my mac, it ...
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The say Command is not Working in High Sierra

I recently upgraded my MacBook to High Sierra (from El Cap). It appears I can no longer use the say command. When I enter a simple command $ say -v "Alex" "Test" [...hangs...] $ sudo say -v "Alex" ...
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Mac OS X is not creating a swap file

I recently started running into a lot of memory issues on my mac running High Sierra. Rather than the force quit window coming up, my system would freeze completely and the only way to recover is to ...
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Unload/delete kext in Recovery Partition

How can I unload or delete a kext file in the Recovery partition? If I try to delete the file I get an error saying disk1s1: device is write lock, even after I did fsck -fy and mount -uw / as ...
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Can't resize macOS partition (APFS error code 49187)

I'm unable to shrink my APFS macOS partition in Disk Utility or by using diskutil. When I try with either method, I receive error code 49187. There appears to be no reference for these codes and I can'...
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Mac mini mid 2010 stuck on Apple logo with full progress bar

I bought a used Mac Mini mid-2010 server. When it arrived I turned it on and it booted regularly into macOS High Sierra, since this is the last version supported by this model. I verified that ...
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quicklook skips around in the beginning when playing foreign audio formats (flac, mp3)

If I generate preview of an audio file of foreign format, for example, flac or mp3, quicklook skips around 2 times in the first 10~15 seconds of playing. This does not happen for native formats like ...
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Kernel panic every hour or so “UPSB: thunderbolt power on failed” ever since I upgraded to High Sierra

This problem has never happened before upgrading to High Sierra (was on every OS since Lion). The day I upgraded, this problem has been reoccurring every 1-2 hours, and once even 5 minute after a ...
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How do I move Finder icon location in the dock?

The Finder icon on the dock seems to be locked to be the first one. I would like to have a few other application icons to the left of the Finder icon, but click-and-drag doesn't work for it. What the ...
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Tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) in wrong place on keyboard

I'm using a MacBook Pro with a Swedish physical keyboard, but with U.S. layout defined in System Prefs. However the tilde (~) and plus-minus (±) keys seem switched. The following key combination ...
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Delete user account - High Sierra - 10.13.2

I have, since I bought my device second hand, an account that was created by the seller. I want to remove it but can't. I have removed the admin capabilities of this account but still the "-"...
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How to remove MRT (Malware Removal Tool)?

Note: I have already read MRT Process using large unbounded amount of memory (but here the context is different: "I'd rather not remove it") and a few similar questions/articles like MRT is ...
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Calendar event organisers receive no confirmation of accept or decline

I'm on High Sierra, using iPhone and MacBook Pro. I receive invites in my Apple Calendar app from Outlook users without problems. I get the Accept, Maybe and Decline buttons as expected. When I accept ...
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Failed to import cxutils module into Python

I had been using Crossover for a while on High Sierra (10.13.6) without any problem but recently, I needed it again and tried to install it again but encountered a very annoying error. Looked for a ...
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iBooks is broken in root account

Due to permission issues, I'm using root account on macOS High Sierra. However, a number of things don't work, and one example of such is that iBooks is broken. Upon launch, the following dialog is ...

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