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Users Library folder much larger than contents [duplicate]

There are a number of similar questions about folders being larger than contents, however, from what I've seen the most common suggestion is to check the Library folder, which may be hidden. In my ...
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unexpected ApplicationSupport alias in ~/Library

I've noticed a weird alias in ~/Library. It's ApplicationSupport (no space), pointing to the good old Application Support (with a space). $ cd ~/Library $ ls -l | grep Support drwx------+ 111 myuser ...
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ld: library not found for -lSystem

New to Mac. I am going to install a software and running make, returns the error: $ make gcc -I/Users/username/softwarename/include -I/opt/local/include/glib-2.0 -I/opt/local/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/...
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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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'LocalLibrary' file

I'm looking to add a large number of words to my spell checker lexicon. I've been told to go to Library > Spelling > LocalLibrary, but there is no such file in my Spelling folder (or anywhere else on ...
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Build without requiring users to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH?

I'm following this guide on how to build NumPy with Intel MKL on a macOS (I'm on Mojave 10.14.5), and after installing Intel's MKL library, the guide tells me to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH: export ...
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ld: library not found for -lgcc_ext.10.5

When trying to update my port using: sudo port selfupdate: MacPorts base is already the latest version sudo port upgrade outdated: Nothing to upgrade. Then when trying to install Octave: ...
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In Search/Spotlight, can you exclude files within $HOME/Library?

I am trying to make some Smart Folders to compensate for the woefully useless Recents folder but I am having some problems trying to filter out things I don't want to appear. One of them is excluding ...
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my library is showing without pressing the command key, and random mac os files show up

after granting my library access to a mac cleaner, my library suddenly appears in the "go" section. besides that, random files appear in my mac, but the icon is slightly darker. when i open that, it ...
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“macOS needs to repair your library” error loop on Mojave upgrade [duplicate]

I’ve been having trouble fixing the “macOS needs to repair your library” loop for the past couple of days and I’m running out of options. The message pops up over and over again, no matter what I do. ...
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GLU Library not found

I am trying to install PyFTGL to display fonts in my PyOpenGL project. When trying to install with the python setup.py install command from the downloaded PyFTGL source code folder, I get the ...
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Why are there so many copies of my Downloads directory in ~/Library?

I was recently playing around with the command line utility fzf, when I discovered that direct copies of my downloads directory exist several times across the data in the apps after ~/Library/...
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How should I restore my Library folder from backup archive?

My 6 year old Macbook accidentally got soaked with water and I just bought a new one to replace it. Everything was backed up with Crashplan online so I restored my data using their instructions but ...
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What is the difference between add to library and add to playlist?

On my iPod Touch I can add an album to my library or to my playlist. What is the difference? The iPod also asked if tracks I add to a playlist should be added to my library. What does this mean?
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Can't delete an application in /Library

I made the error of trusting bitdefender and now I can't delete BitDefender VPN. I tried to use sudo chflags nouchg, sudo chmod 777 and then sudo rm -rf but my mac's response is always "Operation not ...
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Clang fetches unwanted headers while using auto-completion from various IDE's

This problem can be seen when we deal with auto-completion feature of given IDE. I noticed this behaviour in text editors like: Xcode, Vim, VScode, Atom. Auto-completion plugins utilizes clang to ...
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What is the equivalent of ~/.cache on macOS?

I'm writing a tool that needs to cache files that are supposed to be hidden from the uninformed user and persist across reboots. On Linux, I am putting these files in ~/.cache. What's the equivalent ...
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AppleScript to delete Users Library files and folders

I have an AppleScript Application that works for a logged in user, but each user of this script has to edit username and run while logged in to Apple account. I have muddled about trying to script a ...
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Where is the source code for mmap function? [closed]

So I was searching for sys/mman.h and ideally sys/mman.c in https://opensource.apple.com/source/Libc/Libc-1244.20.1/ and didn't find it. Any idea why? Where could I find the source?
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How can I always show my user's 'library' folder in macOS Sierra? [duplicate]

I’ve just upgraded to a much newer Mac after having been on an old MBP running Snow Leopard. There’s a lot to learn in the major jump from 10.6 to 10.12. One change is that my user’s Library folder is ...
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Broken terminal

I've got this message in Terminal.app at startup dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/opt/gdbm/lib/libgdbm.4.dylib Referenced from: /usr/local/bin/zsh Reason: image not found [Process completed] ...
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Is there any way to reliably get rid of the caches in com.apple.MediaLibrary safely?

I found >10 GB of files inside a folder on my internal drive. It comprised of photos and videos which I recognized from my system photo library (which is synced with my iCloud Photo Library): ~/...
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What are these folders and files in my library folder?

I have several suspicious folders and files in my library folder. And I was wondering if I should delete them. ApplicationaContents ApplicationContents ApplicationSupport appn this is just a file ...
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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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Accidentally deleted /Library/Developer files

I accidentally deleted my /Library/Developer files while trying to delete the Derived Data. Now, My Xcode 9 has stopped working and is crashing everytime I open it. I have a extremely important ...
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What's the purpose of ~/Library/Containers?

I wonder what's the purpose of ~/Library/Containers? I know that under ~/Library/Preferences you can find user specific app and system configuration plists. But I can also find them in ~/Library/...
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Does this “model” file belong on my Mac?

My Mac HD folder has a file in it called "model". It's a txt file and quite small. I don't recall seeing it here before. Does anyone know what it is or what file folder it belongs in? I'm running ...
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Installing an app to run from an external HD

I need to install an Adobe Air application on an external hard drive (the app puts a lot of data in local storage "/Users/$User/Library/Preferences/", and all this data only fits on an external HD). ...
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Random person music library in iTunes

I mainly use the USB connection between my MBA and iPhone 5s just to do backups. There is no music on my iPhone. Today, when I have connected my iPhone I have noticed a random music library from the ...
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What is in ~/Library/SOM?

I scanned my disk to find stuff to delete with Disk Inventory X. I am mystified by this directory, ~/Library/SOM. It's really big and all the files are *.tmp. Any idea?
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Extremely Smart Calendar app needed!

Does anyone know of a calendar app that could handle a bunch of iCal events, each dependent on their timing for the placing of the final one, so that the final date could be copied and moved and all ...
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How do I transfer my photos from my cloud to my Mac?

I don't want my photos from my Mac going into my cloud. I only want to put my photos from my cloud onto my iMac....how do I do this? I tried a few things and the end result was 7,000 pictures that ...
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Problems in using make - usb.h not found

I am trying to use make to build a binary from a source code for a program I need. Link to source: https://github.com/pali/0xFFFF It requires usb.h, which seems to be part of usblib-compat. I ...
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Need help finding out why a file (test_find.pyc) opens at startup

Like the title said, IDLE opens and runs /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/ctypes/test/test_find.pyc every time I start my computer, but I can't figure out why. ...
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What com.apple.diskspaced service does?

What is the purpose of com.apple.diskspaced? What this service does exactly? $ launchctl list com.apple.diskspaced { "EnableTransactions" = true; "LimitLoadToSessionType" = "Aqua"; "...
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On OS X, what is the difference between /Library/ and /System/Library/?

I hope the Title question says it all. There are two 'Library' directories in my OS X 10.11 installation, one being /Library/, the other being /System/Library/. What is there difference between those? ...
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Where does Ulysses store its local content?

I'd like to backup my local content with my own scripts. But I'm not familiar about how OSX apps works. So I can't find where does Ulysses stores its local content. Or generally, where usually does ...
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Can iTunes be loaded onto my iphone7?

Sorry for my ignorance. I want to play my iTunes library of songs on my iPhone when in the car like I do when on my PC at home. Is it possible?
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How do I make the user's 'library' folder within a Time Machine backup available to 3rd party apps?

As many users know, the Library folder located within a User's Home directory is hidden in recent versions of macOS. And, to make this visible, the user can hold down the Option key while accessing ...
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External hard drive with iPhoto library doesn't open

My son pulled out the USB cable while iPhoto was running from the external hard drive and a message came up when I plugged it back in that said there were inconsistencies that needed to be repaired. ...
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How to remove photos without masters from library in OS X Photos app?

I was cleaning my drive and removed many file duplicates. I removed many photo masters (originals) from OS X Photos app library, but when I open Photos app I saw that all photos are still in my ...
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Playing non-iTune music files on iPhone SE

I recently used CopyTrans Control to copy music files from my PC to my iPhone. When I try to access my library of music on the iPhone, I keep getting blocked by an "Account" screen requiring me to ...
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How to find which shared library is loaded by a process on OSX?

I am trying to compile and use a shared C library as a python module and I am observing that depending on the DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH my code works or it crashes with a cryptic error message. Jul 24 02:44:...
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Force iCloud Music Library to update based on info in my Mac iTunes Library?

Something went wrong with my iCloud Music Library this morning. I now have a few thousand songs with incorrect metadata. I have a backup of my Mac's iTunes Music Library, and the backup is correct. ...
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How can I make songs I delete in iTunes also delete songs of synced devices?

I have an iPod Touch 5 and and an iPad 1 (don't ask), and I have them both set to sync entire library with iTunes. My library mainly consists of mp3 files stored on my computer, with a few iTunes ...
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/Library/Spelling not found

I am a new Mac user trying to set up spelling checker for MS Office. I have downloaded the .dic & .aff files that I have to add to my /Library/Spelling folder. However, I have not managed to find ...
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Creating a project inside XCode

In fact I want to port my wxWidgets-based application over to Mac using OS X 10.8 and Xcode 5. My application at this point will consist of the main executable and couple of dylib's. So, after ...
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Delete files required by OS X

Carbon copy cloner made a few copies of my hard drive when it was cloning some stuff for me, and put them in a SafetyNet folder. It copied my library directory with some stuff in it, I was able to ...
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Large Library/Containers directory

The directory ~/Library/Containers has a size 39GB on my system. This is huge. I guess that the directory contains some files created by running various apps. So the more applications I use, the more ...
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Why is there a generic folder icon for Library in the “Go” menu?

Usually, when in the Go menu in Finder, there are icons for each item, for example However, when I hold the option key and Library shows up, it has a generic folder icon instead of a court-like icon: ...