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How do I encrypt a built-in non-boot drive?

My iMac is a 2013 model with 7200 rpm internal drive. Needless to say, I boot from an external SSD. I found that you can easily encrypt an external drive by right-clicking and selecting "Encrypt..." ...
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Cannot get any macOS or Linux OS to install on iMac

I am having a strange issue with my Mid 2010 27 inch iMac - I get the chime, I can get into recovery partitions and into installer USBs no problem...but I can't seem to get a single install working. ...
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iMac Compatability for Xcode and Android studio on same time [closed]

i want to buy a iMac ,which i shortlist according my budget is iMac 21.5 with 8gb of RAM , 1TB Hard drive and Eighth-generation 6-core Intel Core i5 processor. IMac link . Actually I am starting ...
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Why would an iPad fail to connect to an iMac (via lightning cable) to sync, after all `trust` steps are followed?

When attempting to connect a new iPad (iPad Air, 3rd generation) running 13.3 to an older iMac running MacOS 10.11.6, the iPad/computer connection (via cable) never succeeds. All prompts are followed ...
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Mac not showing external flash drive with turnkey linux installed

I have been trying to setup a spare iMac (iMac12,2) that I have as a minecraft server, but whenever I try to make the flash drive installer, the mac doesn't recognize the drive in the boot picker (...
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Is my Fusion Drive set up on my iMac correct? or is there a fix?

I have a 2013 iMac previously running Mojave, now running Catalina. I thought on Catalina, that when in Internet Disk Recovery Mode, you should be able to select the Fusion Drive and be able to erase ...
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2017 27" iMac Keyboard Issue

I'm having an odd problem, I have a 2017 27" iMac, it comes with a bluetooth keyboard in the box. However, I swapped it out for a wired keyboard as I prefer Apple's older wired keyboards over the new ...
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Where has all my music gone? I can't find it on my iMac

I have all my music in iTunes on my old iMac. Or I did have. I created several playlists years ago and each of them had 30-50 songs in them. Tonight I opened iTunes and clicked on the playlist and ...
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Is it possible to connect two iMacs via Thunderbolt 3 cable?

Is it possible to connect two iMacs via Thunderbolt 3 cable and what capabilities does that provide if so? I've three things in mind: Very fast file transfers between the systems Very fast ...
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Had to force computer into OS recovery

Upon opening "Disk Utility" from the Recovery window, a prompt asks if I want to revert to a working state. How far back does a working state go? Does this mean I will lose files from my desktop? ...
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Which 27" iMac can be used as external display on a MaBook Pro Mid 2015?

What is the latest 27" iMac model which can be used as an external display on a MaBook Pro 15" Mid 2015? And can I run latest macOS on both MBP and iMac to have this working or need to use older ...
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Audio echoes for a few seconds

Every so often, sometimes once a day, sometimes two or three times in ten minutes, my audio will reverb at 100% for about 3 seconds. It's very random, with no clues it's about to happen. This has ...
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Is it possible to use as an external monitor 2013 iMac 21.5 late edition from MacBook Pro 2015?

Is it possible to use as an external monitor 2013 iMac 21.5 late edition from MacBook Pro 2015 Early Edition?
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macOS/iMac - LG UltraFine controls

For seemingly no reason, the macOS hotkey to control the brightness (control + F1/F2) of my LG UltraFine secondary display has stopped working. Also, the Sound Preferences do not show LG UltraFine ...
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Can I use a 2019 27“ iMac as a display for a Mid 2014 Retina 13” MacBook Pro?

The iMac is running Mojave, the MacBook is on High Sierra. Will the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter + a thunderbolt 2 cable work?
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iMac 21.5" Mid 2011 - Stuck on white screen at boot

The problem is that the iMac displays the Apple logo then flashes black before getting stuck on white screen. What I've tried so far: Safe Mode (⇧) - not working, can´t get into Safe Mode, loading ...
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How to use my iMac 2017 as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro mid 2012?

I want to use my iMac 2017 running "Mojave" as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro mid 2012 running "Yosemite". I can't find any tutorials for such age difference. Any help or tips are very ...
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Installing an older version of macOS onto an external drive

So I’ve got an oddly specific question. I’m trying to install macOS Sierra onto a hard drive that I’m planning on installing into an old (potentially broken) 2011 iMac that currently does not have a ...
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Mac showing large color circles after waking up

I'm on a 27-inch iMac from late 2015, using macOS Mojave (version 10.14.6), and yesterday and today, it's randomly happened that these large circles appear on the entire screen when I wake it up from ...
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Can I connect my Mid 2011 Mac to a second monitor?

How can I connect my mid 2011 iMac to a second monitor to extend my screen? The monitor is an HP L1950. The ports my mac has can be seen here:
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My iMac not responding to any macOS key

I have install Windows 10 on my 21" iMac 2015 with Boot Camp which change my hard iMac hard disk file type, since then I am trying to access macOS on my machine but no luck, I tried everything but my ...
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iMac mid 2011 wont let me left click - tried to fix and now stuck in reboot loop

I have checked many similar questions, but none answers my problem. I have an iMac mid-2011 running High Sierra, and for some reason this morning, the mouse cursor moves around the screen but I can ...
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SD card being wiped by iMac

I put the SD card with all the film footage on it, into the reader. I create folders, and also put the footage on to the SSD and the cloud....typical post-shoot file maintenance. I eject the SD card ...
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Recommended disk format for external SSD running as system drive for a 2019 iMac

I'm setting up a new 2019 iMac with an internal Fusion drive. I have an external 1TB Samsung T5 SSD drive that I'd like to use velcroed to the back of the iMac as the main system drive in order to ...
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I installed Windows 10 with bootcamp on Imac and my imac partition is lost it file type

I am having serious trouble here, i install windows 10 in my imac 2015 model now i am not able to boot in Mac OS, i am upgraded to New os 13. I tried Option key on start, did not work I tired Commond+...
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My second screen is being recognized as a TV despite being a proper computer monitor

I'm on an iMac 5K 2017 and I've connected my second screen, an Acer ProDesigner BM320, via a USB-C-to-MiniDP adapter. According to the system information the monitor is being recognized as a TV which ...
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Hard Drive full errors when hard drive isn't full [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Hard Drive in my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) runnnig Mojave. My hard drive is showing 19.5GB remaining but I cannot download anything as it says "Hard drive full". I tried emptying ...
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Heavy issues with Finder make iMac unusable

My iMac 2017 (i7 4.2 Ghz, 40 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD) ran very well for around two years. Unfortunately, not anymore: Lately, I have severe issues with the Finder and it – honestly! – drives me insane. It ...
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iMac Core i3 mid 2010 hard drive removal and fan control

I'm thinking of adding an SSD. I'm getting conflicting advice as to what to do with the sensor cable if swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. I think in these units, there is a sensor cable that ...
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The command shortcuts close all windows and temporarily blanks the desktop on my iMac

Essentially what happens to my late 2015 iMac is that when I use my command shortcuts and the down arrow anywhere (except command+b which just worked), all my windows close and my desktop temporarily ...
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iMac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 SSD swap, is a bay required

When swapping out the mechanical drive for an SSD in these machines, I've seen people put in a size-up caddy. But is this needed - can I just gaffa tape the drive to the back or something?
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imac 21.5 Core i3 mid 2010 - how many SATA ports available?

I've been looking to upgrade to an SSD. And I've read a couple of options: Swapping the mechanical drive for an SSD. Swapping the optical drive for an SSD. My question is, is there another SATA ...
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iMac 27“ Mid 2011 - Can‘t reinstall macOS

I‘m trying to reinstall macOS Sierra on my Mid 2011 iMac. I have a single 1 TB HDD and single partition called „OS X Base System“ that takes up 999.35 GB‘s. When I try to partition the Base Volume I ...
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How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Rightclick With Better Touch Tool?

Well, it's a simple question. How do I turn off CTRL + Left Click= Right-click With Better Touch Tool? I see that other people figured it out but I can't quite figure it out. Can anyone help me out?
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How important is it for a Mac admin account to be associated with an Apple ID

My wife and I have an iMac. We each use standard user accounts associated with our respective Apple IDs. We also have an administrator account that is not associated with an Apple ID. What problems, ...
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Why doesn't the iMac Pro (2017) support the Apple Pro Display XDR at 6k resolution?

Apple's Set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR web page does not list the iMac Pro as a supported computer in this section: Pro Display XDR supports a resolution of 6016 x 3384 with 10bpc on these ...
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iMac SSD upgrade – Firmware password lock

My dad bought a used 21.5 iMac (2017) a few weeks back (previous owner bought it new but decided to sell after a week, so its basically new.) Given that it came with a 1TB fusion drive, we decided to ...
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My iMacs Display Screen Fell down

I have an iMac (Intel 21.5" late 2013, 21.5 core i5). This morning, I replaced my hard disk with an SSD drive and used not a right adhesive tape to put the display screen back. At first, I was very ...
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iMac RAM expansion compatibility

I have an Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) with 8GB RAM and I would like to expand the memory to 16 GB. I have found the following ram on line (Newegg)and I would like to know if is it compatible ...
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AppStore Error 102

Hi everyone, as the title above, all updates are working smooth but suddenly when I'm going to update iTunes, it show the Error 102. The picture in the attachment have the information of my iMac 2012....
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list files for Mac OS X install on bootable USB

This is about the fifth time I am trying to create a bootable USB to install El Capitan on a 2008 iMac, if I could get a image of the files that are on a working usb to compare with it might just help ...
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After Successful Bootcamp Installation of Windows, Mac OS X is unaccessable

URGENT HELP NEEDED! I have a Late-2014 iMac. Recently, I tried to Boot Camp it. However, It went horribly wrong and now I can't access Mac OS X. I am still able to access Windows though. Here's what ...
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Re-Installing Windows 7 on mac

is there a way to install Windows 7 on an Calina iMac 27" late 2015. Bootcamp does not allow it since Mojave it only allows Win10. Downgrading my Mac to an Os before Mojave is as well as using Windows ...
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What is the typical CPU utilization of idle iMac?

I am new to macOS. I recently purchased a 2019 iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5 inch). .OMMMMo OS: macOS 10.15.1 19B88 x86_64 OMMM0, Host: iMac19,2 .;...
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minimal system on an old iMac [duplicate]

What can I remove from os 10.7.5 but still keep it running? I'd like to use the iMac as an extra peripheral hard drive, and want to make as much space as possible available for files instead of ...
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2012 iMac boots to prohibited sign after it attempted over night self update? HDD now cannot be mounted?

My friend's 2012 iMac attempted to self update over night and it resulted in the prohibited sign on a gray screen this morning and so, the iMac does not boot anymore! Here are all the things I've ...
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Why is my compile time in Eclipse so long on an older iMac?

I have an iMac 27" from mid 2010 with 2,8 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU and 10GB RAM. It is running macOS High Sierra and things are okay on it except the browser gets a bit laggy when opening too much tabs. ...
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Need to connect multiple 3.5" hard drives to the Thunderbolt port of a 2012 iMac

I have a 2012 iMac that I'm currently using as a file server. I need to connect several 3.5" hard drives to it, and its USB 3 ports are currently used up with other devices. So what I'd like to do is ...
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iMac 27" Mid 2011 — fan issues when removing internal HDD?

My iMac’s internal HDD has died. No big thing, as it was not used anyways. The iMac came with an SSD and HDD from the factory and I’m fine with using the SSD only. (note: this was the pre “Fusion ...
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iMac not turning on after power cut mid update

I was updating my iMac 2019 27in (less than 4 months old) and we had a power cut. I now cannot turn my iMac on. It boots up, I can hear the fan. But nothing appears on the screen. No apple logo. I ...

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