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 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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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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Change location for which gofortran

I downloaded gofortran, it is in the library /usr/local/bin/. I would like to use gofortran with R but whenever I run anything I get the following error: make: /usr/local/gfortran: Permission denied. ...
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Proof (data access) of a confirmation pop-up online

On Safari 11.0.3, I placed bids on an auction website a few days ago and after making each bid, I saw a confirmation pop-up that told me "Thank you for the offer". I thus have concluded the ...
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High Sierra shows wrong disk usage for photos in information

I installed high Sierra a few months ago and nowadays there seems to be a problem with System Information.app, it always shows the disk usage wrong like for example System 40GB but it shows photos to ...
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usr/local/: Can't set user=0/group=0 for usr/localFailed to set file flags

I have been trying to install gofortran with the command: tar -xvf /Users/usr/Downloads/gcc-7.3-bin.tar.gz -C / I immediately get the error: x usr/local/: Can't set user=0/group=0 for usr/localFailed ...
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macOS High Sierra: Create Windows bootable Usb

I just install macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 through BootCamp Assistant. The problem is that, Windows have a strange issue and I need a bootable USB to go to the recovery mode. I tried to make ...
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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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Mac OS High Sierra how to see Username for the failed login attempt

I am able to see the failed login attempts made on High Sierra via the command: log show --predicate '(eventMessage CONTAINS "Authentication failed")' --style syslog --last 1h However it does not ...
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Unable to run xcode-select --install

I am on a MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 When I run xcode-select --install to re-install Xcode developer tools, I am prompted to this I choose install option which opens the agree ...
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Where does Safari store the open tabs?

I'd like to know where does Safari store all the open tabs. My daughter did who-knows-what on my laptop and all tabs were closed (except hers of course...) and the "Reopen from last session" is greyed....
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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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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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What is the Preboot Folder?

Could someone tell what is the Preboot folder in /Volumes and may I delete it? $ ls -l /Volumes/ total 0 0 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 1 Oct 20 12:13 Macintosh HD -> / 0 drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel ...
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How to delete infinitely recurring directories

I have a strange issue with deleting items from the Trash. It appears that there are infinite nested directories which I cannot seem to remove. If I try to "empty" the trash I get an error which reads ...
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How to use dictionary look up on websites that prevent it?

Typically, I triple-tap to search up a word or bring up an apple dictionary. Some websites, however, prevent this. Is there anyway I can override this? I am using Chrome. An example website would be ...
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Show Package Content option not available in High Sierra on a pkg file

I want to "Show Package Content" of a pkg file which is inside this dmg file : https://desktop.visio.renater.fr/scopia/entry/pic/ClientComponents.dmg So I drag'n'drop the pkg file which is inside the ...
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User specific issue - All applications showing in finder as file type 'package', and will not launch

I have a 2011 Mac Mini running High Sierra (10.13.6). While installing security update 2019-005 last month, the mini stopped in the final stage of updating, with the Apple Logo and progress bar ...
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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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Keep Safari from hijacking the media buttons from controlling iTunes

I'm on a Mac with no TouchBar (so I don't think this answer will help) running 10.13. I had YouTube open and my media buttons weren't useful for stopping iTunes so that I could start a video. Is there ...
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Will a mac ssd (it already have the os x) boot on a pc?

So I broke my macbook and I believe that the ssd is still alive with latest os x on it. If I take out the ssd and put it into a pc will it boot? I saw that apple forbid using their os on a non mac ...
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Cannot delete dataless localsnapshot in high sierra

I use macOS high sierra 10.13.6. I have problem with freezing standby resume. I read that dataless localsnapshot may be the cause. So I proceed to delete the dataless localsnapshot. $ tmutil ...
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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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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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Change low battery notification from 10% to 20%? (High Sierra) [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the native low battery notification alert from 10% of remaining battery to 20%?
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Cannot enable FileVault on macOS High Sierra

I've just got a new MacBook Pro, currently running macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra. As I'm the only one using it, it only has one user account, which does have admin privileges. However, I'm encountering ...
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APFS partition error

So I've searched for a while and found several answers but I don't want to take a chance with the wrong command and wipe data so I'd like instructions specific to my case please. I resized my ...
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Is Dashboard on life support?

In the past week or so Apple's language translation widget (which uses SYSTRAN for translation) has stopped working, and in searching for a replacement widget I noticed that a lot of former widget ...
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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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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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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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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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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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