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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WDF VIOLATION Blue Screen after Upgrading Mac to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) Edition

I did an upgrade on my iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) from a previous version of Windows 10 to the current version. The Windows 10 ISO file was downloaded from the official Microsoft website. Afterwards, ...
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Error upgrading to High Sierra

I just got a MacBook yesterday, but I haven't been able to upgrade it to High Sierra. I've tried upgrading from the App Store where I'm logged into my Apple ID, and from Recovery mode where I booted ...
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How to detect when a process starts up on macOS?

What I'm trying to do is: kill a process when it starts up. So I would like to find out that how to detect when a process starts up? Or how to block a process or an application from starting up? Any ...
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Lost access to admin user account in my mac book pro

I changed Account name property on my mac book pro in System Preferences-> User & Groups-> Advanced Options. I attached a picture of then the window (Not my account window, now i cannot access ...
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Installation of macOS High Sierra Update 10.13.4 failed; how do I recover without losing data?

This morning I updated macOS High Sierra from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4. It appeared to install fine (I got to the login window), so I clicked on "Shutdown", and when I got to the office, and turned on my ...
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High Sierra 10.13 : Keychain Access Menubar Item Missing?

Is the Keychain Access Menubar Item missing for anyone else? The in-built Help app still claims setting the Keychain Access Menubar Item is possible through Keychain Access > Preferences > General. ...
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How to reset Launchpad order in macOS High Sierra?

I'm not sure how to reset my Launchpad so my apps are in alphabetical order on macOS High Sierra. I've tried running defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool TRUE; killAll Dock; which ...
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How can I disable the “No Backups for x Days” from Time Machine?

Since I updated to High Sierra, I frequently get the "No Backups for x Days" notification. I used to be able to make this go away by turning off Time Machine in the System Preferences until I needed ...
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Apache2 (Httpd) not working after update to High Sierra

I have an issue where Apache will not start after updating to High Sierra 10.13.1. There isn't anything showing in the error logs, but when I try to apachectl start nothing happens. If I run ...
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Flush cache of DNS on macOS Sierra & High Sierra

How to flush the cache of the DNS system on a macOS Sierra or High Sierra Mac? I have seen discussion of the following, but am not sure if this is the modern approach. And I am not sure what each ...
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How to hide FaceTime audio macOS High Sierra Version 10.13

Is it possible to hide FaceTime audio? It certainly was possible to hide or move the window in earlier macOS versions but with macOS High Sierra I can't select the window nor can I hide it with ...
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How to fix “macOS needs to repair your library to run applications” after High Sierra upgrade?

After upgrading to High Sierra, I'm getting this error message about 30-50 times a day: Is there any way to find out what is causing this error? Any ideas how to fix it?
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VirtualBox 5.1.8 installation didn't install kernel extensions. How do I fix this? [macOS 10.13]

When I installed VirtualBox it said that the installation "failed" but I still got VirtualBox.app in my applications folder. When I try to boot windows 7 VM, it says "Kernel drivers not installed (rc =...
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Apache not working with user Sites folder on macOS 10.13 High Sierra

I have followed this guide to set-up Apache on High Sierra: https://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/get-apache-mysql-php-and-phpmyadmin-working-on-macos-sierra/ I used it to set it up on Sierra. But ...
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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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macOS: Disable popup showing accented characters when holding down a key

How do I disable the display of popup which appears when holding down a key? It slows my typing speed and makes me do so many mistakes in my writing and programming. I need it at time when I wish to ...
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Fresh macOS install: Console.app displays errors/faults. Is that to be expected?

I have installed a fresh copy of macOS 10.13 on an empty drive. After logging in I checked for errors/faults in Console.app. I didn't expect to see any errors let alone faults but Console.app ...
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localhost / userdir on macOS High Sierra

There's a tutorial here Setting up a local web server on macOS 10.13 "High Sierra" https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-12034 localhost works but user shortname - fails. What gives?
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Wrong (generic) Mac dock application icon [duplicate]

I have the following problem since upgrading to OS X 10.13.1 High Sierra on MBP 2017. A generic icon is shown for nearly all my apps. See the image below. Does anyone know how to fix this and get the ...
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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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How do I see all my failed login attempts (macOS High Sierra)

I've tried the following commands: syslog -F raw -k Facility com.apple.system.lastlog | grep <my_username> cat /var/log/asl.log (DOES NOT WORK ON HighSierra) who Thanks to Scot, the following ...
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APFS: fsroot tree is invalid after Time Machine backup - how to recover and avoid in the future?

System MacBook Pro, late 2013, 1 TB SSD (brand new, recently replaced by Apple), APFS (no journaling, case insensitive), High Sierra 10.13.2, Time Machine to network HDD. What Happened Mac stopped ...
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Keyboard shortcut flip screen

How can I create a keyboard shortcut that flips my screen upside down? I know how to enable this setting in System Preferences but I want to be able to bind it to a shortcut. Is it possible to make ...
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How do I run an app using launchd at regular intervals?

I have an app which is written in AppleScripting language which checks if the S.M.A.R.T. status is 'Verified' if it is not then it will automatically show me a dialog alert. But I need it to run every ...
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How to set up macOS High Sierra “wfsctl” WebDAV to use with an application that uses basic authentication?

How does one go about setting up a macOS High Sierra wfsctl WebDAV server to use with application such as Password Wallet? Does any one have a good set of notes for setting up a wfsctl server? Use ...
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How can I disable the “no backup in x days” from TimeMachine?

(Updated answer choice for High Sierra. See the old answer if you are still on Yosemite) I'm running OS X Yosemite, and I want to disable the notifications from Time Machine. I rarely do a hard-drive ...
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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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HIgh Sierra media(play) button changes

After updating to High Sierra on my Mac, I realise that Apple had changed the media(play) button to unified all the media that playing everywhere including Safari webpage. Previously the button only ...
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How can I abort a High Sierra installation?

I am on Sierra now and I started High Sierra setup from the AppStore. I already opened the installer and passed all the steps and get "reboot to install" message. The issue is that I realized that I ...
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macOS not showing the actual free space

I'm in the process of installing Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro (macOS 10.13.4/17E202, 256 GB of storage, no partition), but Boot Camp says I need at least 40 GB of storage. So I freed up some space by ...
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How to prevent auto mounting of a volume in macOS High Sierra?

I am trying to prevent 2 volumes from mounting at startup. I created a new fstab using vifs and added the UUIDs of the volumes I don't want to mount at system startup, but for some reason this does ...
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How do I protect myself from the root vulnerability in macOS High Sierra?

On 28 November, a root vulnerability was discovered by a user in which the root account can be accessed by entering a blank password. This affects all users. Tech Crunch as an animated gif showing ...
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How to get macOS High Sierra file vault encryption to continue/How to cancel encryption and decrypt drive?

On my MacBook Pro Mid 2015 running macOS High Sierra I was trying to encrypt it using FileVault. I can’t tell if progress is stuck or just moving very, very, very slowly What are ways I can get the ...
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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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Terminal command to record audio through macbook microphone?

Is there a command we can use via terminal to start recording audio through my macbook microphone?
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Partition problem with APFS containers in macOS High Sierra

As always I'm so impatient and migrating with my main devices to the first developer previews the day they are available. Which as always bring me only problems but I just cannot help myself. So ...
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Screen Sharing app can’t connect to VNC

I have a VNC server (a QEMU VM to be exact) that I want to connect to, but I am experiencing a really strange problem. My server is on [ip]:5905 (or [ip]:5). When I try to connect to this server via ...
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Unable to find an APFS Container Reference after fixing FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF error

After following this guide and giving my partition the proper GUID, i can't access it. Is there a way to recover the container reference its supposed to have or at least a way for me to extract data ...
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High Sierra disk space issues

Am I missing something with my hard drive space? I'm running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 on my MacBook Pro and trying to clear some disk space to install something. Disk info says I have 30 GB free ...
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User login password not working for sudo

My user login password not working for executing sudo in terminal and I cannot unlock Users & Groups preferences. I tried to write password in editor and paste it but no success on macOS 10.13.3 ...
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Need to disable USB Mass Storage devices on macOS Sierra +

All the way through El Capitan, the way this used to work, in the Terminal, was: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/...
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Time limits on specific apps in macOS High Sierra

In macOS High Sierra v 10.13.4, I can do the following in Parental Controls: Entirely disallow the use of specific apps in the Apps tab's Limit Applications on this Mac option. Limit the entire use ...
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Screensaver lost functions since High Sierra upgrade, can't wake screen with keyboard

Since the High Sierra upgrade, I no longer can wake my screen with the "esc" key or by pressing any key or moving my mouse. I have to click the mouse a couple of times to wake the screen. Also, my ...
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How to unregister “httpd” after “wfsctl stop”?

How does one properly unregister httpd from launching at reboot following a sudo wfsctl start and subsequent sudo wfsctl stop? Background: wfsctl is a "WebDAV File Sharing control utility" ...
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APFS on RAID: recommended course of action?

I recently upgraded my Mac Mini Server's dual SSDs and found myself needing to re-create the RAID-0 array from scratch. (I am running the mainline High Sierra 10.13.1 on a 6,2 MacMiniServer from 2012.)...
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How Do I Install Windows 10 To An External SSD Drive Under My Particular Config? [duplicate]

I know there are a dozen other threads on this, and I've read through quite a few of them, but none of the methods outlined in the answers seem to work for me. I've got Parallels Desktop installed ...
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iCloud connection after upgrade to High Sierra

Nov 13th I upgraded to High Sierra. During the boot proces the password for iCloud is asked (I think I entered it correctly). However a spinner started spinning (basically forever). So I shutdown the ...
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System won't boot after attempting 10.13.4 update

I have a MacBook Pro Late 2014 model. I decided to do the update to 10.13.4, the incremental update to 10.13.3. It gets everything downloaded and does the reboot. I get to a gray screen and it sits ...
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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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How to stop Mac App Store from downloading macOS Sierra?

Today I've updated my 2011 15" MacBook Pro to macOS Sierra. After everything got updated, I've entered the Mac App Store in order to download Xcode. I saw in the "Apps Made by Apple" section the macOS ...