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The act of putting software onto a computer so it can run

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Possibly opened a malicious .dmg file on my Mac, not sure wether it installed itself?

I was opening a document on my computer and double tapped the file below it; A (more than probable, malicious) Skype.dmg file, likely downloaded from a popup. Normally, when I see them I send them ...
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macOS Catalina installer customization

Is it possible to modify the files of the macOS Catalina installer to not require the admin password on install? For example changing a plist or editing an executable.
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Installing Python 3.5.6.1: python contains a recursive dependency on itself: [duplicate]

I am trying to install Python 3.5.6.1 with: $ brew install https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/homebrew-core/f2a764ef944b1080be64bd88dca9a1d80130c558/Formula/python.rb $ brew switch python 3.6....
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Is there a method to clone my macOS into fresh OS installer like Windows WIM?

On Windows there is this method exists: you create a backup image of the whole system (for example install all updates, tweak system parameters, harden the os, install some basic software and ...
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Create El Capitan installer thumb drive from Catalina

I recently got a 2019 MacBook Pro from work, and a couple of mid 2009 MacBook Pros from a yard sale. I have mostly been using Windows and Linux for the past 20 years. I'd like to make a El Capitan ...
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Not sure whats happening here (cant update past 10.15.1 - late 2012 mac mini)

Consider the image So I downloaded the delta and combo 10.15.2 update for mac osx. I first started noticing something odd when I re-installed catalina on my mac mini 2012 - which is supported. As ...
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How to install FaceApp to mac?

How do I install FaceApp in macOS? Is there anyway to do it without using an iPhone or Android emulator?
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Problem installing VirtualBox on MacOS High Sierra

I'm trying to install VirtualBox 6.0.15 on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13" with High Sierra on it. The installer gets to the "Running package scripts" with "Time remaining: less than a minute" - and then ...
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Does it help to fully reset a Mac once a year to keep it “healthy”?

So I’ve owned the MacBook Pro for about a year or so, upon looking at a list of ways to keep a a laptop healthy; was this operation in particular that stood out. To manufacture reset annually. I then ...
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Is there a way to disable dragging (drag-n-drop) in a read-write dmg file?

I´m creating a dmg image that should be able to use drag-n-drop of a folder onto an application. The user installs my app by dragging a folder onto an application (.app) that is made by Automator ...
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Why am I unable to install iCloud from MS store on windows 10? [migrated]

I am trying to install iCloud for windows 10 from Microsoft App Store but it is not installing. When I click on the "Get" button of the iCloud on the Microsoft store page it changes color from blue to ...
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Simplest and safest way to do a clean install of a newer MacOS? I currently have El Capitan, but no DVDs

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2012 running OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 and would like to do a clean install of a "more modern" MacOS. I have read about recent certificate problems but that discussion ...
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How to find out if iTerm is installed on a mac from within a shell script?

I am writing an automated script that will install iTerm2 if it's not already installed. What's a good way of checking if iTerm2 is already installed?
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Install for a specific, non-admin, user?

In Catalina (maybe earlier) Installer.app has an option Install just for me (or something like that, my translation from a non-English version) but most of the time it is disabled (in fact, I think I ...
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Snow Leopard Clean Install

I have an iMac from 2010 and the Snow Leopard DVD and I am trying to do a clean install of Snow Leopard on it. Then, if I use the Install Snow Leopard option from the DVD, when it restarts it hangs on ...
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Bypassing Enrollment Server Reinstalling MacOS

I have an iMac from my organization to be used at home. I'd like to reinstall its MacOS, however, when I reinstall it, it takes me to "enrollment server". I guess I need to either take it to my ...
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Mac Os “cannot be installed on this computer”

So I got a second hand macbook(A1342, mid-2010) and I need to install mac os on it so I can upgrade the firmware(it had cloud ready installed on it) so I downloaded a snow leopard dmg file(it said for ...
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Can't boot anything with brand new Mac mini

I just bought a brand new Mac mini (2018), and after connecting it to my MacBook via Target disk mode, then restoring my old Mac's data onto it, I've now run into an issue. I cannot install macOS onto ...
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How can I upgrade my firmware if I don't have macos installed?

I'm a Linux guru and have installed Windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu for my work computer but to be able to use all 8gb worth of ram I need to upgrade my firmware. Any ideas? I'm using a macbook A1342 ...
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How am I supposed to install El Capitan on a new SSD without recovery partition?

My old mac's hdd died. It's dead. So I got a ssd and installed it in the macbook. Now how do I get El Capitan on there? I find lots of tips online that speak of creating a bootable USB drive from the ...
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Harddisk exchange from one MacBook Pro to another MacBook Pro with same configuration and model with different serial no

I am working as a system admin in a corporate company. Today I got one ticket from HR. HR is using MacBook Pro having a 100 GB harddisk. He needs to upgrade the harddisk from 100 to 500 GB. What I did ...
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macOS not installing properly on A1502 Macbook 13 inch

I'm trying to install macOS Catalina on a new SSD and the hard drive is showing up in my installation however, once the installation is about to complete the computer restarts and goes back to ...
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Signed pkg using productbuild --distribute but codesign says “code object is not signed at all”

I am signing my package during distribution using SIGN_IDENTITY_INSTALLER="Developer ID Installer: Pxxxxxxx, LLC (AXXXXXXXXX)" productbuild --distribution final-distribution.xml --package-path /tmp/...
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Installed Software Can't Be Found

I recently tried to install some software via a .pkg installer, and it said it installed successfully, but I can't find the files where the software documentation said it would be, even using Finder. ...
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pkg-config won't run

I'm trying to fix a path-related problem with glib, but as part of this another problem has appeared: brew install pkg-config Warning: pkg-config 0.29.2 is already installed and up-to-date Ok, good, ...
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How to upgrade SSD from HDD for my mac book pro

My mac book pro(13 inch mid 2012) has become very slow and I approached apple service centre they found out my HDD has become faulty and that's the reason , my laptop is very slow. Unfortunately HDD ...
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Installing more than one battery pack in Macbook?

I am interested in installing two standards aftermarket batteries (wired in parallel) in Macbook 11 inch 2017. Please ignore the issues with the physical housing constraints - I am purely interested ...
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How to Install latest mac os catalina, to the older laptop

How to Install latest mac os catalina Mac Model : MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010), Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, Memory 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB Intel HD ...
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MacBook Pro 15" mid 2014 shutting down during boot (after failed macOS Catalina update)

I recently updated my Mac to macOS Catalina and it was going well until I installed the recent update and got stuck in the restarting installation process because there wasn't enough free space to ...
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Any reason why a DMG file throws a checksum error on open?

OK, so I have a vendor-supplied DMG (Steinberg) containing an installer package. The vendor insists the file is fine. They are testing the installer on Mojave. My system is High Sierra. The DMG ...
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This copy of the Install macOS Mojave application is damaged: Even After Correcting Time

I was trying to do a fresh install of a macOS Mojave. But it ends up with an error 'This copy of the Install macOS Mojave application is damaged". I have downloaded multiple ios files and finally, I ...
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“Unable to verify macOS” when I try installing the OS on an external SSD

Trying again multiple times didn't help. Any ideas? Filed in Feedback Assistant (FB7434412). External drive is connected through USB-C.
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Installation XCode is not recognized by installer

I'm trying to install the Free Pascal Compiler for Intel 3.0.5 Althouth XCode and Xcode its command line tools are already installed (which I already use and which was already recognized by some ...
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Gofortran installation for mac

I need a C compiler and gofrortran to install a package. I was able to get the c complier with: xcode-select --install Unfortunately I am having trouble getting a working fortran complier. I know ...
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How do I install Minecraft mods on macOS

There are so many mods for Minecraft and reading online everybody talks about a mods folder that I can't find. What's wrong with macOS and how do I get it working? I found the answer to this ...
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Create firmware partition for macOS to be installed

Here is what I did. I removed my internal SSD from my MacBook and now I am using an external SSD (a Samsung SSD T5) with macOS on it. Currently I have Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed on it. I want to ...
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How can I install a non-notarized application that is not in the App Store and not from a verified developer?

Is there a possibility to install software that was not "notarized" for macOS Catalina? I have an application that worked on macOS Mojave but cannot be installed anymore on macOS Catalina. I think the ...
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Offline Updates for macOS 10.15 Catalina?

In the past, it was almost-always possible to get offline installers for Apple macOS updates from https://support.apple.com/downloads/ (you get a PKG file in a DMG file). However the same doesn't ...
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100GB+ of hidden space I can't delete or purge

I've tried everything... went into recovery tried repairing. Went into terminal tried to list any existing snapshots. Nothing... Am I going to have to do a clean wipe of the drive because of this ...
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Lost Photos After Clean Install of Catalina

My 2015 iMac was acting up (or should I say not acting at all) after updating to Catalina, resulting in me doing a clean install of the OS. Now I can't recover my photos from the last Time Machine ...
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Xcode command line tools install failing due to network error

After upgrading macOS one has to re-install the command line tools for Xcode. But when I try I get the license agreement and hit "Agree" and then I get a popup saying that "install failed because of a ...
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MacOS Catalina not able to download from the AppStore

First of all I went through all the similar questions in order to check if it matches with any existing question but it doesn't so I am raising this one. Here is the problem: I can see MacOS Catalina ...
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macOS Mojave 10.4.6 hashes

When I download macOS Mojave via softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 10.14.6 I get build 18G101, whose hashes are not listed here. So, what are the dmg hashes for this ...
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Stuck on Apple Logo while trying to install Snow Leopard on MacBook Pro

I purchased a used MBP (without a hard drive). See model details/specs below. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Version 10.6.3). I have successfully done this using the same process on two ...
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Why won't Catalina install from Internet Recovery?

I have a mid-2014 15" MBP which is currently unable to install any version of macOS. I had 10.14.x running and decided to completely wipe the laptop clean. Instead of upgrading, I booted into ...
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macOS Catalina command line tools and gcc errors during installation

Command Line tools are giving a multitude of errors when trying to install MuJoCo. I suspect with high confidence that this is an issue from the command line tools on my macOS Catalina since I have ...
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Supplemental update stuck on installation screen - how to break free?

Mojave, Mac Mini late 2014. Tried to install Supplemental Update 2, but it froze. Progress bar was only 1 cm. After 2.5 hours, forced it shut, then used CMD+ALT+P+R and now progress bar slowly got ...
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Catalina update fail, no bootable disk , can't access files

I'll start by saying that my issue is incredibly similar to Mac stuck in restart cycle after failed macOS Catalina update but being a new user I couldn't comment there nor I had any answers ...
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Can't run OpenJDK macOS Catalina “Can't verify it's not a Virus”

I downloaded OpenJDK 13 from the official website and extracted it to my /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ folder. If I now try to run it with java -version I get a prompt saying something around the ...
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macOS Catalina installer freezes just after choosing disk

I'm trying to install macOS Catalina. Currently I have Mojave, macbook pro 13", mid 2012. System suggested this upgrade so I decided to install it right away :) When Catalina installer started it ...

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