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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iCloud Drive not downloading files after reset

I'm on a 2016 MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.5. Yesterday, due to the huge amount of 'Purgeable' storage present on disk, the system started to 'purge' it, freeing about 200GB of space. In ...
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How to boot into High Sierra from Windows without holding the alt key?

I'm running Sierra on a Mac pro 5.1 and Windows on a second SSD. So far I'm using a non EFI graphic card and I can just switch between systems through startup disk on mac/Boot Camp menu on Windows. ...
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Apple bootcamp keyboard driver causes BSOD

What I did: Installing Windows using Bootcamp Mac: MBA 6.2 Bootcamp assistance: 6.1.0 What Windows version: Windows 10 and 8.1 What OS i tried: Catalina, Mojave, and High Siera What happened: ...
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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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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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Can’t install macOS High Sierra after formating my HDD

After erasing my HDD with APFS format, I always get an error while installing macOS High Sierra. Error is caused because of APFS format. Now I can’t erase it using a different format... how can I ...
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Cisco AnyConnect fails to install on MacOS 10.13.6 latest update due to inability to create /opt/ directory at the root

I have been using Cisco AnyConnect through my institution to connect to my work VPN. However, I have been experiencing issues lately. I cannot even launch or reinstall Cisco AnyConnect on MacOS 10.3....
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annoyance: latest version of Skype under Standard (non-admin) user on macOS 10.13

I always run my systems under an Admin \ Standard user dichotomy. In other words, I always use my system as a Standard user and never login to the Admin user (except when doing the initial clean ...
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Enlarging APFS OS Volume - Unknown partition scheme

I have my OSX install on a seperate AFPS partion, my home folder on another (HFS). In order to enlarge it I deleted a Linux partition following it, and now I get an error that it is not an AFPS device ...
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Secondary display turns off when I close the flap of my MacBook pro running on High Sierra

I wanted to play some retro games, I connected a ps3 controller so that i could play on a big screen. As soon as I close my MacBook pro's flap, monitor also mirrors it. I saw on youtube that a person ...
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Cannot disable parental controls for Admin user

I wanted to put parental controls on my computer before I learned that administrator users can't have parental controls (makes sense to me now). But somehow I still managed to enable parental controls ...
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iTerm2 error notification ‘Couldn't log to 2020…’

Every time I open a new window iTerm2 says "Couldn't log to …" I restarted my Mac which is on High Sierra but the problem continues. How can I solve this problem?
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How do I access additional bluetooh settings on HighSierra?

I am trying in vain to write to a bluetooth serial port, both echo and screen to /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port have caused the terminal to be stuck and not respond. I have found out through guides ...
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Why do some app spotlight results show the “.app” extension, but not all?

Even though I've explicitly set the Finder preference to display all file extensions, I'm still finding that some apps do not show the file name extension in their Spotlight result. Here are some ...
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Time Machine stuck in “copying” phase without number of bytes

root@Joys-MacBook-Pro /p/v/root# tmutil status Backup session status: { BackupPhase = Copying; ClientID = "com.apple.backupd"; DateOfStateChange = "2020-03-14 03:02:37 +0000"; ...
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2018 MacBook Pro keeps crashing - macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Recently my Mac has been crashing for no apparent reason. I have zero knowledge of how to interpret the crash report and was hoping someone here could shed light on it. Here is the report: Fri Mar 13 ...
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Can't install Mac OS Sierra on iMac 27 inch late 2009 with 1TB HDD not shown

About one month ago I upgraded my old iMac to High Sierra 13.6 without much thinking of risks involved. For a few days my iMac seemed working fine, but then it became very slow, eventually can't boot ...
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Modify/Wrap macOS System Plugin

I would really appreciate any advice on this. Introduction: I have both macOS Catalina and macOS High Sierra installed in my Mac. The former is on an APFS encrypted partition, and the latter is on ...
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How do I move apps from Mac desktop to Parallels MacOS virtual machine?

I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro running Sierra that I need to upgrade at least to High Sierra to run current tax software. I created a Sierra Virtual Machine with Parallels, hoping to move some apps ...
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Brother MFC Scanner not recognized any more

I have a Brother MFC-1910W connected by WIFI (multi functional wireless b/w laser printer, scanner and fax). Since a few days I cannot use the scanner any more. In the first place the scanner icon ...
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Mac Os 10.13.6 started to reopen all previously opened windows of various applications

I use VSCode as my main text editor, and Sublime Text 3 also. I don't know what happened, but today my OS decided to show me all ever opened windows of my text editors when I start them from command ...
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Twomon USB doesn't seem to work on high Sierra

it just doesn't connect it works fine on El Capitan but not on high sierra so I think it could be a security problem? if its a software problem and it's just that twomon didn't update the software ...
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Resetting PRAM through Terminal

For some reason, my Mac won't let me reset my PRAM in the usual way (by holding the relevant keys down when restarting), simply nothing happens when I try it and my Mac just boots up normally every ...
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Increase Font size in Thunderbird

I have recently purchased an iMac to replace my 13" MacBook Pro and am gradually setting it up. My eyesight is fading, so I intend to use the bigger screen to improve readability. One application I ...
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How to update macOS when the system thinks the update is already installed

I've been using a 2010 iMac with OS 10.9 for a few years. Now I need to update the OS to 10.13 (the latest one this system supports). Here's the catch: months ago I attempted to install 10.13 on an ...
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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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Sound balance keeps changing on High Sierra and Mojave

i have a problem that every time when i reconnected my Bose QC35 II the sound balance was to the right instead of balanced in the middle.
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Multiple menubars with external monitors

How can the menubar (with the Apple icon, active program name, and options. like File, Edit, View, History) be displayed on each monitor at the same time? Update: In the same desktop Space.
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Prevent MacBook Pro 2016 from sleeping (High Sierra)

I need to prevent my 13" 2016 MacBook Pro from sleeping. I'm using the Sonnet Echo Express III-D and when the Mac sleeps, all cards in the devices are disconnected and won't come back until the Mac is ...
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How Do I Permanently Disable Hot Corners on Mac?

I have a work computer, and every time I turn it on and log in, hot corners are enabled where when I move my mouse to a corner inadvertently, it locks my screen. This happens all the time in the ...
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Xquartz won't start, log: Xquartz: start_x11_server: (ipc/mig) server died

I tried to launch Xquartz. It keeps crashing and restarting. Here's the sys log Mar 1 15:24:39 johns-MacBook-Pro org.macosforge.xquartz.startx[4868]: xauth: file /Users/john/.serverauth.4869 does ...
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How to view all login history in MacOS High Sierra

How can I log all login history until now? By "all" I mean all users: admin, guests, and every other user. I am using MacOS HighSierra.
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passwordless ssh stopped working from my ubuntu to macbook

I did set ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub username@192.168.1.11 and I did it multiple times now I get this message: Number of key(s) added: 1 Now try logging into the machine, with: "ssh '...
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High Sierra - Terminal “messed up”

After a re-installation of macOS High Sierra on my MacBook Pro, I realised that the Terminal is kind of "messed up" (random substrings of the Terminal's current output are produced) when resizing the ...
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Reclaim root access - High Sierra

I installed the Security Update 2020-001 for High Sierra. As a result of this, I am no longer able to use sudo. It just exits with the message sudo: 4294967295: invalid value As requested, here are ...
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Disable “natural” scrolling on MacBook with High Sierra

I've just updated my 2010 MBP to High Sierra, and I'm struggling to turn off the natural scroll feature for the touchpad (I prefer the old fashioned way). Whenever I look in system preferences, there ...
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Still not possible to convert HFS+ Journaled boot to APFS?

We're at High Sierra beta 9, and it still doesn't seem possible to convert an HFS+ Journaled boot drive "in-place" to APFS. I tested this with a totally fresh install using a late 2014 27" Retina ...
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SSD + apfs Install option greyed out

I'm sure I've seen this before, but I upgraded an older MBP (2011) to an SSD. I boot to a High Sierra installer that i created and format it to Apfs, but then the drive is greyed out - it states it ...
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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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FID opens unnecessarily on latest OSx of 10.14/10.15 causing data corruption with Word files on network drives(Windows/Linux File servers)

The latest MAC 10.14.x and MAC 10.15.x OS have degraded their behavior with Word applications on Network drives mapped via SMB. These network drive are shared drives on Windows-2019 File server or it ...
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Files seem to be copying to iCloud Drive even though I've not tried to copy anything

I opened my icloud drive and noticed a message at the bottom of the Finder window. The message is shown in the following image. The way I read this is that 7,546 files and folders totaling 6.29 GB ...
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macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg doesn't exist on my system

I am trying to install gem packages. I am missing the macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg file from /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/Packages/. I found the link to download the .pkg, but I need ...
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Night Shift & Flux not working on MacBook Air 6,2 (early 2014) since macOS 10.13.2

Hope anyone might have an idea how to troubleshoot this problem: Since I updated my MacBook Air 6,2 (early 2014) to macOS 10.13.2 both Night Shift and Flux have completely stopped working. Meaning no ...
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How to disable or remove the YaraScanService (MRT.app)?

Recently on MacOS 10.13.6 I have noticed high CPU usage and identified the process YaraScanService as consuming close to 90% CPU. The Activity Monitor lists it under: /System/Library/CoreServices/...
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Spotlight icon started flickering constantly

I'm running High Sierra 10.13.3 on a 15" rMBP, with Alfred v3.8.2 as my Spotlight alternative. I haven't used Spotlight for years, and I honestly can't remember if the icon was always there or not ...
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Google backup and sync fatal error, High Sierra

Essentially the same as this question, but the solutions listed there (and similarly here) aren't working for me (High Sierra, 10.13.6). As far as I can tell, both ~/Library/Application Support/Google ...
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Pages and Numbers have generic app icon in Dock

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011 running macOS 10.13.6 (the latest it will support). I wanted to replace the HDD with a 256GB SSD so I did a fresh install to the SSD in an enclosure then ...
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Mac asking for username and password on starting up

I am running MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook air and this is the screen that usually comes up on booting. The mac starts up after typing the right password. From yesterday after restarting, after ...
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Fixing /etc/sudoers file

I'm a systems admin for a company and was thrown into a horribly configured server. In the midst of my refactoring I was adding users to my /etc/sudoers file. I seem to have accidentally removed my ...
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Unbootable MacBook Pro can't boot up through an external HD with Mojave

I have a MacBookPro 2015 with High Sierra. It can't boot up. It is stuck at the startup black background with apple logo and the progress bar. In verbose mode, I saw I/O errors. I think the SSD is ...

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