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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Specific contacts syncing only caches with iOS from MacOS, in Itunes? Where are they?

I use MacOS 10.13.6 (on MBP15" 2014) Contacts.app to sync to my iPhone 7 (lots of room available) running iOS 12.2 (current). The phone will no longer update contacts except through iCloud, which I ...
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Move notifications to smaller display on the right side

OS: High Sierra I have dual displays and want notifications in the upper-right corner of my smaller secondary display, which is to the right of my larger primary. Initially, in System Settings, I ...
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Unable to delete files & folders from my USB drive

I got this USB stick with some music on it. I copied the content on my machine. Two days later I wanted to delete the data from the USB drive. The Move to trash option is missing, and if I try to drag ...
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Cannot delete Desktop and Documents folder from iCloud Drive after accidentally enabling their storage on iCloud

While upgrading to macOS Sierra I accidentally enabled storage of my Desktop & Documents Folders in iCloud. I quickly reversed that by disabling the option, then moving my files back to their ...
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How can I find out if photoanalysisd and photolibraryd are making any progress?

I'm using two macs, a desktop (brand new 6-core iMac 2019 running Mojave) and a laptop (2-core MBP 2013 running High Sierra). Both have (recently?) started to lose 50% of a couple of cores on ...
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How to resize my partitions?

I have 3 partitions on my hard drive right now, and none of them are able to be resized (the apply button is greyed out when trying to partition). I also feel like my drives are messed up in some way ...
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How can I replace certain strings of symbols automatically?

Please, read the description of my problem, I already know macOS can change certain individual strings. What I want is different. I bought a MacBook from Ebay.com with macOS High Sierra, and being ...
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Routing localhost traffic to external IP address

I have a host with Mac OS and another machine (192.168.100.50) in the same LAN. I would like to configure Mac OS in that way if I access localhost:443 it will redirect to 192.168.100.50:443. I'm able ...
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How may I move the pre-installed applications (such as Chess) into a sub-folder?

The Applications folder is way too crowded to be useful. It could be nice if I could just get the pre-installed applications that I don't use swept into a sub-folder under the Applications, named as ...
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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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Printing to Windows (not-domain) Server - Hold for Authentication

I've been printing to our windows-connected printer for ages. And then I upgraded to High Sierra and now I can't print because of the "Hold for Authentication" message. I searched for a solution many ...
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Can't install an app in macOS High Sierra because of incorrect password

I'm using a Mac for the first time. I've been installing apps that I normally use. Everything was going smooth until an app asked me to enter my password. The computer came with an already existing ...
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Time Machine says “Next backup: When disk is connected” even though disk is connected

After upgrading to MacOS High Sierra, Time Machine now says "Next backup: When disk is connected", even though the disk is indeed already connected. Also, automatic backups are still being performed. ...
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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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Not able to connect an external acer display to MacBook Pro 2015

Here is the info of my laptop: - MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) - 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 - 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 - Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB - macOS High Sierra version 10.13....
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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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Pyautogui not entering all characters when using typewrite function

we are trying to automate the SecurityAgent dialog where we are inputting password using pyautogui in 10.13 OSx password = "12345678" using pyautogui.typewrite(password) this function solved the ...
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Unified Logs | macOS High Sierra

I have macOS unified logs from System A in .logarchive format. Any attempts to parse the .logarchive in System B using log show command provides following error: bash-3.2#log show /tmp/unifiedlogsv2/...
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MacBook Pro: USB 2.0 flash drives not working while USB 3.0 drives work fine

I have a Late 2013 15 MacBook Pro. After updating it to macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, USB 2.0 flash drives has stopped working. They are simply not recognized by the operating system. However, USB 3.0 ...
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I can't enter passwords in Safari 11.1 on macOS 10.13 High Sierra because the last character gets removed

I installed a brand new 10.13 a few days ago. I downloaded it from the App Store and I installed all updates. I'm runnning Safari Version 11.1 (13605.1.33.1.4). Somehow I managed to log into Google, ...
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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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High Sierra lockscreen appears about one minute or more after waking the computer and interacting with it

After waking my macbook air from sleep I can immediately interact with visible apps and launch new ones -- but I can't type, click on webpages, switch spaces/desktops or enter fullscreen. After ...
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Security update should take 5GB. I have 36GB available but somehow it's not enough

I've tried to install security update 2019-002 on my HighSierra in 3 different ways. Through the App Store, the terminal (softwareupdate) and the file I've downloaded from Apple's site. The result is ...
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Failed to upgrade to OS X High Sierra with two non-descriptive errors

I've downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from the Apple App Store. On launching I get: "This copy of the Install macOS High Sierra.app application is damaged, and can‘t be used to install ...
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How to install High Sierra on a second partition on a MacBook which already runs Mojave?

I am running macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro with a single APFS volume. For testing I would like to intall macOS 10.13 High Sierra on a second volume / partition to be able to switch between the ...
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Can I change permissons so I don't have to enter the admin password everytime I try to delete a file (or folder)?

This has been an issue for several years. I am getting annoyed having to enter my admin password every time I want to delete or move a file or folder. They all have 777 permissions. Can I fix it? -...
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How to merge two partitions on external hard drive when the “partition” option is greyed out?

I have an external hard drive that is connected to my computer by a SATA/eSATA cable. Diskutility recognizes the hard drive as two separate drives as shown in the following two images: I can't seem ...
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After upgrading to Mojave lpass-cli fails to execute properly?

After upgrading from High Sierra to Mojave I started encountering the following error: $ lpass login <username> lpass(1773,0x10e0ec5c0) malloc: *** error for object 0xec83485354415541: pointer ...
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Cannot unlock Users & Group in System Preferences

I was making some changes recently, trying to rename my user account from within macOS High Sierra System Preferences, and it seems I've locked myself out from making any changes to Users & Groups ...
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Can we view or edit HostName value via macOS desktop UI?

Here are two instances where I found that setting the computer name via System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name does not really set the HostName attribute. The macOS version is macOS High Sierra ...
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Time Machine partition won't mount

I have an external drive with two partitions, the first of which I use for Time Machine backups. The other day I got a message telling me that my drive had been unplugged without being ejected first (...
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Change routing priority on iMac

Our home phone/internet is down; dug up by council contractors, and won't be fixed for a week. I am using an iPhone hotspot in the interim. This works, but when I plug the Ethernet connection to my ...
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Conflict between internal Apache and Apache installed via Homebrew

I have faced following trouble. I wanted to have multiple versions of PHP so I used this article to achieve this. But I could not stop Apache via sudo apachectl -k stop when running this command I am ...
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Can a 2018 MacBook Pro run macOS High Sierra 10.13 natively?

I really need to run macOS High Sierra 10.13 as my primary OS natively (not via virtualisation etc). Is it possible to downgrade a 2018 MacBookPro using a USB installer to macOS High Sierra 10.13 ? ...
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Hosting a VPN with Airport Extreme

Following a factory reset, is my Airport Extreme 2013 no longer forwarding VPN traffic? For years I have hosted a VPN from my home with various versions of Server.app (currently 5.6.3, latest for ...
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Can I Open Port 443 on my MacMini without using the Server App?

I'm using an AT&T router where I have port 443 open. I did a port scan and it does not show 443 open. I have the firewall open with all the default options listed that Allow incoming connections. ...
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Recurring Volume damage + Time Machine issues

This may take some explaining, so please bear with me. Mac Pro 4,1/5,1 High Sierra 10.13.5 4 HDs & a boot SSD installed. Related to Add Recovery Partition to APFS drive? & peripherally to ...
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Safari Extensions keep on getting deleted

I recently upgraded to High Sierra and I liked the upgrade too but the most annoying thing is that the safari extensions which I download from the official Apple website keep on getting deleted by ...
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Mail.app keeps changing my SMTP settings?

I've setup my email account with Mail.app. However, I cannot send mail. The reason for this is that whenever I try to send mail, Mail.app always selects a legacy SMTP server, which I used to have ...
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Migration assistant fills disk before finishing

I'm trying to migrate 200GB to an older MacBook pro. Both are running High Sierra. Migration Assistant tells me 270GB will be unallocated after the migration. It continues to fail. In all cases it ...
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Occasional dialogue Boxes where all characters are question marks [duplicate]

Every so often, I get dialogue boxes that look like this: Selected the text, pasted it into another editor, and lo and behold: “Slack” cannot be open during installation. Click Continue to ...
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GMail on one Mac (only!) stopped working this week

I have a GMail account, and I access it from two Macs, and an iPhone. The iPhone and one of the Macs (10.14.x) still works. On the other Mac (10.13.6), it stopped being able to receive mail a couple ...
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macOS Photos.app - Names Missing on Shared Albums

Recently the names from users of my shared album have disappeared from the activity feeds (See picture) - this has only happened on the desktop, both the iPhone and iPad are fine. Just updated to ...
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Can't install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels-not solved by changing date

I'm trying to install High Sierra on VirtualBox or Parallels Desktop. My host is MacOS Sierra. My installer is 10.13.6 Build 17G85 with its checksums verified. I created the ISO with this method: ...
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Can't format drive to APFS on older machine prior to 10.13 install

I have a Mid-2012 15" MacBook Pro that I've just put a new SSD into. I didn't format the SSD prior to putting it into the computer, my plan was to boot into "recovery mode" (not sure of Apple's term ...
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MacOS High Sierra : Xcode failed to download Use the purchase page Error during installing Xcode 9.3

Yesterday I update MacOS Sierra to MacOS High Sierra than I remove xCode 9.2 after that when I try to install xCode 9.3 from App Store, It gives me below error: Xcode failed to download, Use the ...
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Replaced SSD won't boot

I have cloned the HDD from an old MBP (Early 2011) to a Kingston A400 SSD. When booting from USB it all works fine, however once installed internally when booting it shows a no entry sign 🚫 (I assume ...
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“open” command not working after upgrade to High Sierra

After my recent upgrade to High Sierra, the command line command "open" no longer opens much. I have tried it on PDF, PPTX, png. It does work on ascii text files. The 'Preview' app does open if I ...
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.smbdelete files from Word 2016 for Mac on Mac OS 10.13 file server

I am working with a Mac mini (Macmini7,1) running High Sierra 10.13.6 with SMB file sharing to a few connected computers. Things have been working fine, but since updating a couple of the client ...
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Is it really not possible to run an earlier version of OS X than what the machine shipped with?

Just got a 2019 iMac, shipped with Mojave installed obviously. It never even occurred to me that it may not be able to run an earlier version of OS X, but after wasting tons of time trying to create a ...