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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 remove a container disk and reclaim space with main partition?

I used to have a bootcamp partition but somehow while attempting to remove it its changed into a container disk. (don't know how this happened, I didn't explicitly create a container). diskutil list: ...
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Internet recovery broken on Macbook Pro. Error message given is “ apple.com/support -3403F ”.

When I try to install mac os high sierra using internet recovery, i get a frozen black screen with an exclamation mark and a error message saying "apple.com/support -3403F". I have tried recovering ...
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How to fix corrupt or missing os system fonts in high sierra

I did a clean install of my mac from a usb key. Following that, everything worked perfectly in high sierra. Then, i used migration assistant to restore from my latest time machine backup. Following ...
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How to restore time machine from a backup earlier than the latest one [duplicate]

Imigration assistant forced me to restore my latest time machine backup which corrupted my clean installed high sierra with all fonts becomming question marks with boxes around them. My hope is that ...
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macOS High Sierra won't sleep

I have a 2017 27" iMac running macOS 10.13.6. I have configured the sleep / auto lock settings as per the below screenshot. But for some reason the computer wont sleep / auto lock. I have an ...
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How do I increase an APFS partition size?

Also, will converting the 400gb and 600gb partitions into "Free Space" partition work for this? How do I create Free Space partitions? I'm using High Sierra 10.13.6 for this. In the end I want to ...
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Mac app to control inside-window elements

I'm looking for an app that would give me a control to hide/unhide elements inside other open apps, Is there an app that does this ? What I'm trying to do is : There is an app that displays my ...
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Intermittent loud noise and lockup iMac

I have an iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) with a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 GB of memory. It's running macOS High Sierra. I recently upgraded it to an OWC 1 TB SSD drive, and rebuilt it using a Time ...
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Moving an OD “mobile” users to a standalone standard user on macOS

My company has finally moved away from Open Directory using Enterprise Connect and I was wondering if anyone knew how to move a "mobile" account to just standard Users. We have had some success in ...
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Is there still some way to get scroll wheel functionality on the Marble Mouse with macOS today?

I have a Logitech Marble Mouse that I was hoping I could use with a Mac. It used to be that you could use KeyRemap4Macbook, known later as Karabiner, to allow you to hold a button down and turn the ...
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Lost preview.app. How to get it back?

After resetting my Mac from a backup (High Sierra, version 10.13.6), I somehow lost the preview.app. It's not there. I still see remnants like com.apple.Preview.plist (yet, no com.apple.preview folder)...
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Cannot remove or update fuse for mac osx

I'm trying to upgrade my fuse but clicking update or remove button just does nothing. I tried directly installing 3.8.2 package and all says is "success" install but the fuse pane still shows that I ...
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How to create a bootable USB key of Sierra, from High Sierra?

I have a 2018 MBP running High Sierra. I need to do some troubleshooting on another older Mac that is running Sierra, so I want to create a bootable USB key of Sierra. Unfortunately my High Sierra ...
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Attempting to install High Sierra alongside Windows 10 (1809 October 2018 ISO): “This disk cannot be used to startup your computer”

I have installed Windows 10 (in UEFI mode - no bios emulation) first on an empty SSD of an iMac (mid-2011). Once I was done I attempted to perform a usb-install of High Sierra (I have a created an HFS+...
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How do I delete a book from iBooks on Mac Book Pro

How do I delete a book from iBooks on MBP OSX.
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Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information “Some files… could not be transferred”

Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Some files... could not be transferred" Source system: Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Backup drive: QNAP NAS ...
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How to restore Mac without deleting files

I must have run an "rm -rf *" command in my root file system (noob mistake I know) as all my files and apps on my mac were deleted, but the computer was still functioning. I've continued working on ...
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Capslock as control, but still locking

I've had my setup for a long time now, and it was working. I had capslock mapped to control. This morning I did an update to 10.13.6, and a whole bunch of settings got turned off... one of them was ...
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How to delete partially downloaded updates in High Sierra?

I'm trying to update my Macbook Pro to the latest security update for High Sierra but the download doesn't seem to finish and is working in a really weird way. I tried to cancel the current update, ...
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Is macOS mostly closed source?

I was under the impression that macOS is closed source. But this opensource domain says otherwise. Is macOS open source or partially open source? I'm confused now.
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Installed Mojave, then my mac couldn't start the next day, now it asks to install Mojave again

From High Sierra, I was prompted to upgrade to Mojave; did that, successfully completed (I guess, no errors were reported or something, but I don't remember if I restarted my laptop at that point. ...
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Drag and Drop email to Desktop

When I drag and drop an email to the Desktop it always moves to the top right (or the first free space near the top right). I want it to stay where I dropped it. When I drag and drop a file from a ...
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When and by who was a password changed

I have created a specific account on my Mac (called skype) to use with risky software, Skype. This account is a standard account. Since I didn't want to use this account very often, I saved its ...
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Weird Distorted Paint Screen When Waking MacBook Air 2017 (High Sierra)

Once in a while when waking my MacBook Air (from being off the charger and closed to open), I see a weird paint screen flash for a second (probably less then that). It kinda resembles that paint like-...
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Why is my external WD MyPassport 2TB drive suddenly extremely slow?

I have a WD MyPassport 2TB drive in an external USB 3.0 enclosure that I use for backup purposes. Every few months, I manually copy my entire Documents and Music folders to the external drive. There'...
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Macbook Pro 2012 system using 90GB of disk space [duplicate]

I am currently working on a Macbook pro running High Sierra version 10.13.6 that is using 90GB of storage for system. I have checked apple forums, removed tons of files that are taking up space, and ...
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Cannot change any Bluetooth settings

On my MacBook Pro 2018 I can't change any Bluetooth related settings anymore as long as no external dongle is connected. Examples: If I turn it off, next start it is turned on again. If I remove a ...
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Debugging automounting (nfs)

Since setting up a linux nas and thinking that smb is always kinda annoying and slow, I went to set up nfs. On my Linux clients, this works fine. However on macOS (High Sierra) I edited all the config ...
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Time Machine back-up to older macOS version

I set up a system today running High Sierra (10.13). I'd like to reformat it to run off a backup of my other Mac, which is currently running Mojave (10.14). For various reasons, I would rather not ...
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Problem importing images into iMovie 10

I've recently encountered an issue importing images into iMovie 10 on some of our computers. The machines are running High Sierra and iMovie 10.1.6. On effected units, some imported images appear as ...
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Turn on Location Services for an app via command line (macOS)

I am trying to enable Location Services for an individual app such as Weather.app etc via command line for High Sierra and Mojave macOS computers. I was able to enable Location Services at the top ...
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Limit - not disable - Remember joined Wi-Fi locations

I'm building an entirely new corporate infrastructure - ATM I have ~200 macs expanding to over 600 in the next year. I need to configure the Wi-Fi with two locations: Corporate Network Off - Site I'...
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How to switch from from the active application on monitor 1 to the active application on monitor 2 via keyboard

TL;DR: I am typing notes into a full-screen notepad on monitor 1. I want to switch to typing into the visible, full-screen application shown on monitor 2 without using the mouse. (I know I could just ...
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update rsync in high sierra

I want to update rsync in high sierra. After I installed it using homebrew, it is installed in /usr/local/Cellar/rsync/3.1.3_1 rsync --version still shows 2.6.9. how can I fix that?
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Does Photos 4.0 from Mojave work on a High Sierra installation?

I have a Mac that cannot be upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave because of the graphics card. While I am happy to exist on High Sierra for now, I would like to upgrade to the latest version of the ...
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FileZilla crash when trying to SFTP transfer

I can still log on SFTP sites with my FileZilla 3.38.1 but as soon as I try to upload or download it crashes (window just disappears). Plan FTP seems to download the file but FileZilla crashes after ...
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How to get Mediatek MT7601u working on 10.13.6?

My 2011 MacBook pro has a broken WiFi card so I have been using USB dongles instead. My previous one stopped working so I have been trying to get a Mediatek MT 7601u working. This MacBook Pro is ...
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Since the last update external disk is ejected when put to sleep

Since my Macbook has limited storage, I use an SD card which is mounted all the time. Besides that, I use an external HD quite frequently. At night, I close the lid and put the mac to sleep, with the ...
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User-defined shortcut doesn't work properly

I want to add a shortcut to "Advanced Search" option in the Zotero reference manager but user-defined shortcut doesn't work unless I click the edit button first. Here, you can see shortcut is assigned ...
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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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Increasing the size of the search field in the file-picker dialog

This is a Finder window's bar. The search field in the top right is about 25% of the width unless I make it quite narrow. This is a file-picker dialog. The search field is always this tiny, ...
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When did this option in the WiFi network selection appear?

I don't recall seeing this option before in the WiFi network selection. Is it configurable? OS X version 10.13.4
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High Sierra performance problems - efilogin-helper taking a lot of CPU

I have a stock 2015 15" MacBook Pro, i7 / 16GB / 512GB, still runs on High Sierra because I am contemplating to do a full clean install instead of an upgrade. Performance has been deteriorating to a ...
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How can I troubleshoot my slow 2015 Early MacBook Air 13" laptop?

I have a 2015 Early MacBook Air 13", 1.6 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD (with 90GB free space) running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. When I'm using Safari with only 4-5 windows open, it slows down. I have to ...
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Newly-created SSH keys landed in my home folder rather than `.ssh` folder after creating with `ssh-keygen`

I used the ssh-keygen utility bundled with High Sierra to create keys, as directed by this page title How to Create SSH Keys with OpenSSH on Linux or macOS at DigitalOcean.com. Oddly, the prompt to ...
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I’m unable to save preferences for sharing Mac analytics

Hello from newbie to everybody in the community. May I ask for you help on one matter that bugs me recently? After exchanging my main drive for SSD in an old iMac (late 2009, 21.5-inch) I performed ...
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Terminal: how to use `at`?

Could someone provide some example usages for the at command? I'm finding the man super confusing. $ man at For example, if we wanted to run a command 10 minutes from now, can this be done using at?...
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date add command Terminal: How to add time using `date`? (illegal time format)

I'm trying to add minutes to the current time using date. This works for adding 5 minutes: $ date -v "+5M" But if I try using -v with a formatting argument, it fails and prints the help menu: $ ...
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Netcat UDP command not working?

From one Terminal: echo "test" | nc -u -l 127.0.0.1 10000 From another Terminal: nc -u 127.0.0.1 10000 But the Terminal just hangs, it doesnt return the "test" output. It seems to work fine ...
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Macbook pro, black screen with chime only after using Casper/JAM

Every time I boot the mac I get a black screen, I can hear the chime but that's it, nothing comes on the display even when having an external display connected. In recovery mode it works, i get ...