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 Resolve Finder Graphical Errors on macOS

I've had a very strange Finer error caused by recent macOS High Sierra betas that affected Macs running macOS 10.13 as well as macOS 10.12 Sierra. This error causes an entire Finder window to show ...
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Tuxera NTFS and High Sierra

I just installed High Sierra Developer Beta 8 on my 2015 Macbook Pro and I haven't been able to make Tuxera NTFS work with it. A few searches on Google seem to indicate that it does work with High ...
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Can't connect to Server.app local sites

My development server is Server.app. After having to reinstall macOS in recovery mode, browsers can no longer connect to my local sites. I can't select the text of the error that Safari gves so here's ...
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Disabling iCloud Drive sync on specific Wifi networks

Is there a way to do this ? I have disabled iCloud Drive for certain directories by adding .nosync to it's name but this situation is different. Maybe using monitoring the wifi network SSID and ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro does not standby correctly

My Early 2011 15" MBP non-retina will not enter standby mode correctly. Meaning, when inactive for a few minutes, rather than just turning off the display, it goes into sleep mode, causing network ...
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Does Parallel still allow booting from a Bootcamp partition with HIgh Sierra?

Will I be able to create a Bootcamp partition that I can boot into from Parallels once I've upgraded to High Sierra?
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macOS 10.13 High Sierra - Location Services will not enable

I'm running macOS 10.13 High Sierra on my 2011 15" MacBook Pro. Whenever I try to enable Location Services, the checkbox momentarily turns 'checked' and then goes back to disabled. How can I enable ...
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High Sierra: Can't merge BOOTCAMP partition with APFS container

I feel like this is a known problem on High Sierra, but I can't delete my BOOTCAMP partition to gain "Free Space" and I also can't expand my APFS container that contains my MACINTOSH HD. It's like ...
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Beta to regular

I need some advice. I have my Macbook running MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13 Beta. I'd like to downgrade to MacOS Sierra, can someone please help me with resources, a link, or anything similar?
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Edit meta data of PDFs in iBooks.app?

I use iBooks to store longer PDF's like scientific papers etc., so I can easily read them on my iPad. But a lot of them do not have any meta data attached (like author) and/or have really bad file ...
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Lost partition after trying to run BootCamp on 10.13 on APFS. How to recover?

After trying to install Windows via Bootcamp on (yes I understand what "beta" means) beta High Sierra 10.13 I was left with unbootable partition: I cannot mount this disk. It's shown as "Mac OS ...
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Environment variable for Apple Shake 4.1

Where is Shake's environment variable located in macOS allowing to launch Shake.app via Terminal session in High Sierra? There's no Shake's variables in ~/.bash_profile, /etc/profile and /etc/bashrc....
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How do I avoid re-entering administrator password when I try to remove apps with Finder?

The fact that Finder asks for entering the password each time you try to remove an application makes very hard to cleanup your mac. It seems that it does not even remember the password for one minute. ...
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Why was my drive not converted to APFS while installing macOS High Sierra public beta

I was wondering why my drive wasn’t converted to APFS after installing macOS High Sierra public beta. I tried to convert it to APFS after the fact, by booting into Recovery Mode and opening Disk ...
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My MacBook Pro, High Sierra downloaded 13G last night while asleep

The system was presumably closed at my workplace. How can I find why ? Some light on those 13Gb ? How Activity Monitor finds those numbers ? I will be glad to provide more information while the ...
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Discrete GPU throttles after rMBP (late 2016) has been on for a while

I'm running the High Sierra (developer) beta build 17A315i on my late 2016 Macbook Pro with Radeon 455 GPU. After a while, the discrete GPU's performance decreases significantly. The openCL score on ...
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How to run Xcode 6 on macOS High Sierra(10.13)?

I downloaded Xcode from Apple Developer website. When I'm trying to open the app, it shows this error. You can’t use this version of the application “Xcode” with this version of macOS. Can we ...
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*macOS 10.13 High Sierra Beta* Cannot Resize APFS Volumes on External Hard Drive

I have impatiently updated my Mac to the High Sierra Public Beta and I noticed something strange when I was trying to mess with my external hard drive. I have a 4TB WD MyPassport for Mac and I was ...
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Can't boot MacBook Pro after downgrade from High Sierra to Sierra

My MacBook Pro (2014) can not start after downgrade from macOS 10.13 to 10.12 via USB. I don't known why I had clover on my MacBook. Right now, my MacBook starts up with a light screen and doesn't ...
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Stuck at 11 minutes remaning while installing macOS

had some issues with my mac which forced me to factory reset it but now i am stuck at installation and its not moving forward. It says "11 Minutes Remaining" and its just stuck there, I am leving it ...
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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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All the deleted files keeps getting added to System and not freeing up space on my Macbook

I deleted the macOS installer file and Xcode application but instead of freeing up my space it got added in this section with title System and its greyed out section so I am unable to access it. Is ...
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Black screen on boot with blue cursor after reinstall

MBP 2017 with touchbar. Brand new macbook, I upgraded to High Sierra and decided to try to reinstall macOS. Now as soon as you touch the power button, it boots to this screen with fans at maximum: ...
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Cannot fully use Apple Shake application in macOS 10.13 High Sierra

On July 2009, Apple discontinued Shake. No direct application's replacement was announced by Apple, but some features (stabilize and optical flow estimation, to name a few) are now available in Final ...
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macOS no longer recognizes environment.plist

I need to set up environment variables for Pixar RenderMan Pro Server in macOS 10.13. Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra and High Sierra no longer recognize environment.plist located in a hidden .MacOSX ...
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Big file folder icon at the center of the screen when tried macOS high Sierra public beta

Today, the long-waited macOS high Sierra was finally arrived. I can’t help trying it after downloading it for several hours. But out of my expectation, the updating is stuck during the process of ...
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eGPUs to enable utilization of (even) more monitors with MacBook Pro?

I know this is not the primary use case for using external GPUs, but I drank the Space to Think kool-aid in a serious way. Can anyone find a source or share personal experience that confirms that I ...
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Native HEIF support in macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

I can't find any documentation regarding this. Will HEIF be a natively supported filetype in 10.13?
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Compatibility-breaking changes in High Sierra and iOS 11? [closed]

I remember back in Yosemite and iOS 8, upgrading iCloud to use iCloud Drive would break iCloud's functionality on any devices running earlier OSes. Are there any features in macOS High Sierra and iOS ...
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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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How to handle malfunctioning macbook after macOS upgrade while avoiding full reset

I have done a terrible mistake and upgraded my macbook pro to macOS High Sierra Developer Beta. I experience multiple malfunction behaviours, including: Missing files right after upgrade. Machine ...
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No user to login in MacOS High Sierra

I installed macOS High Sierra updating to APFS and everything was working correctly. After a couple of days I shut down and went off. I just came back and when I boot there are no users to login as ...
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How can I download macOS High Sierra's full installation file?

I've installed the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility (.pkg file) from Apple Developer's official website. Upon completing installation, it opens the Mac App Store to the macOS High Sierra ...
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How can I disable auto-play blocking on a per-site basis?

I would like to disable auto-play blocking, which was a feature introduced in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the version I'm using, on one specific news site, and not every single website. Am I even allowed ...
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Set environment variable for applications on startup

How do you set an environment variable on startup so that it can be used in applications? For example, ATOM_HOME is used by Atom.
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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 ...
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MS Remote Desktop - drives not mapping - broken by Sierra update 10.12.2?

MacOS Sierra running the Microsoft Remote Desktop version 8.0.36 application connecting to various different MS Windows servers. Was working fine, but following the Sierra update 10.12.2 the ...
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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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How can I run a script automatically when changing Location?

When I change Location (via System Preferences -> Network or  -> Location), I would like to be able to run a bash script (specifically, an ssh call to start a SOCKS proxy session). Is that possible, ...
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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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How to make nsurlsessiond actions less anonymous to the user?

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite every once in a while little snitch (network monitoring program) pops up a requestor asking for permission to allow nsurlsessiond a connection to some ip address....
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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 ...