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My desktop files disappeared after I installed the Sonoma update [duplicate]

I use an Apple M1 Mac and I recently installed the Sonoma 14.0 update. Ever since I did that, all the files on my desktop vanished. They haven’t been deleted: when I use the Finder all the files and ...
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Wakeup Hook on Apple Silicon [duplicate]

Mac Air M2 running Sonoma 14.5. Trying to schedule a wakeup from sleep and trigger a script. I can schedule the wakeup no problem using pmset -g schedule but the hook script is only executed if the ...
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Bluetooth keyboards no longer recognized by Macbook Pro (Sonoma 14.5)

M1 Macbook Pro OSX Sonoma 14.5 Keyboards that can't connect via Bluetooth: Logi MX Keys Mini for Mac - previously connected for 1+ year NuPhy Air06 I used to have two Bluetooth keyboards set up on ...
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How to Keep My MacBook Pro Running Non-Stop for VPN Server (No Sleep Even with Power Adapter Reconnects)?

I'm using my MacBook Pro 16-inch (2019) as a VPN server and I need it to stay powered on continuously, without going to sleep, regardless of the situation. Specifically, I want it to remain on whether ...
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iCloud option is greyed out and some files in Documents directory missing

I am using MacBook Air M1 running macOS Sonoma 14.5. I have a folder in the Documents directory where I saved my presentations (in different sub-folders each for a different presentation) made in ...
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(Topcase) Can I use a cellophane tape to attach the part where it needs an extra adhesive?

I have a plan to use a cellophane tape to attach the button-looking plug (the orange circle on picture) on the top case to prevent physical disconnection from the inside while I’m using the machine. ...
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Deleted Process (CacheDelete)

There is a reoccurring error every time I start my Macbook where the deleted process takes up a significant amount of my CPU. I've attached a log below. In Console.app I searched for the problem and ...
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How can I access recovery mode if MacBook boots up to folder with a flashing question mark and the screen is broken, needing an external monitor?

Thanks for looking into this, this one is a bit of a mess. I have an intel MacBook Pro with a broken screen. The only way I have found to get an external monitor to work is to close the lid as soon as ...
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Error on loading screen when trying to Cmd+R

Model is MacBook Pro mid 2009 The error: panic (cpu 0 caller 0xfffff8012d9) Process 1 exec of /sbin/launchbin failed, errrno 5 @library/caches.... There are many lines but is hard to read, because in ...
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Is ok to keep my MacBook always plugged in? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 2009, and the battery is almost at the end of it's life. Can I preserve it if I leave it always plugged in?
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Kernel Task + VTDecoderXPCservice consuming inordinate memory when watching a Discord stream

I like to use Discord as a screen-sharing app with my friends, but when I'm watching a Discord stream it brings my Mac to its knees, causing other applications to become very unresponsive. This came ...
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Script to mirror display to iPad

My screen broke on my MacBook, and my current way to use it has been to connect a HDMI, and then mirror the display to my iPad. Any way to automate this maybe with Automator? The screen is completely ...
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MacBook Pro M1 Pro - Internal monitor removed but still shows in System Prefences [closed]

I recently removed my internal display from my M1 MacBook Pro (screen was damaged, internaly the connections were fine). After removing the screen and running the MacBook Pro as headless with an ...
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Corrupt Storyboard rendering in Xcode 15 on OCLP Ventura and Sonoma on Kepler graphics (MBP mid 2014)

I have Xcode 15 installed in Sonoma on a mid 2014 MBP 15" (not officially supported hardware — uses OCLP). There is a big issue with rendering Storyboards, which corrupts not just the rendering ...
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macbook pro battery is not charging [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2017 with Chip intel. And i have the issue with the battery, its plugged In but the charge keep in 1% and a message "the battery is not charging " and if i unplugged the ...
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Power failure or bug?

It looks like my power adapter or cable or something else (?) is failing.  But it's a bit weird.  When I plug in my 2019 Macbook Pro, several times I hear the "just plugged in" sound.  What'...
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My MacBook stopped charging after I reset the SMC

I have a problem with my MacBook pro late 2011, I decided to reset the SMC controller with the charger connected (not original, cheap) when I did the SMC reset, the magsafe indication did not change. ...
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Can any of the MacBook Pro computers with Apple Silicon drive an external monitor at higher than 60 hertz refresh rates?

I know some of the MacBook Pro models offer ProMotion Display, meaning a variable refresh rates going higher and lower than 60 hertz, on the built-in/internal monitor/display. But can any of the ...
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MacBook Air Battery slows everything down after visiting service for diagnostics

I have a 2018 MacBook Air that recently stopped working unless it was plugged in, even though the battery had been newly replaced. Yesterday, I took it to a service center for diagnostics, and they ...
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Windows BootCamp Battery backup Issue

I am running windows 11 on Macbook Pro 2019 using bootcamp. I am really worried about the battery life. Battery Life is excellent on the Mac. On Windows Bootcamp its a whole other story. Its painful ...
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Internet is slow on Macbook when tethered to my iPhone

Background: M1 Macbook Pro Running Sonoma 14.5 iPhone 14 Pro Running iOS 17.5.1 T-Mobile in the USA I called T-Mobile and they have confirmed that I have no data restrictions on tethering. I have ...
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Anyone have a download link for Tuxera 2015? [closed]

I’m following a tutorial on how to install Windows 10 on older Macs. I’m trying to install windows 10 on my Late 2008 MacBook 13” Aluminum Unibody with 4GB RAM and 512GB SSD. I can’t find a link to ...
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Mac-USB-iPhone sync of large number of Contacts fails. Why, and how to solve?

iCloud quit syncing my Contacts, and Apple Tier-2 Support guesses I might have exceeded one of their iCloud limits [https://support.apple.com/en-us/103188], such as having too many photos or too large ...
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Unable to upload non-tiny files, streaming music is choppy

When I try to upload any file above a certain size (as low as 50kb), I will get results like ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT in Chrome, SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT in Firefox, and a message about 'unexpected ...
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Install Rocky Linux 9.4 on MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

Yesterday, I decided to install Rocky Linux 9.4 https://download.rockylinux.org/pub/rocky/9/isos/x86_64/Rocky-9.4-x86_64-dvd.iso on my MBA (MacBook Air, 13-inch, Early 2015) https://support.apple.com/...
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MacBook Pro M2 fan spinning erratically

My MacBook Pro with an M2 chip has its fans spinning erratically even when no resource-intensive programs are running, but the body of the laptop is cold. Recently, I had the motherboard and screen ...
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M1 macbook air - Karabiner elements - can't find § key that I wish to void as the key is stuck down (metaphor§ically)§§§§

I have got a 4 year old mac and the line of numbers keys seem to be failing. I have used Karabiner Elements to remap f3 to 3 and void 3. I had thought the problem was over use given the # and £ ...
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Webcam connector and socket ripped off. Can I do anything to repair it?

I tried to clean my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and ripped the socket with the webcam connector out. Can I do anything to repair it?
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What is "ReverseDirectorystore.Shadow 3" that I found it on my desktop of MacBook Air2017 running Monterey?

I was recently scanning through my MacBook Air 13 in 2017 running Monterey when I noticed a few programs installed on my desktop that I'd never seen before. One was particularly troubling just based ...
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Any way to access Startup Security Utility when Internal SSD dead/corrupt?

We have a 2018 MBP business laptop with an SSD that's died. The support company have declared it is dead and recommended recycling it. I'd very much like to get it booting from an external SSH. FYI: ...
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2023 Mac M2 Chip RAM not using all physical memory available 32GB to 8GB

I have a M2 Max 32GB 2023 macbook pro. It is displaying 8GB of physical memory inside activity monitor. The full allocation of RAM is not being shown or used. I may have set a limit on accident in ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 running Windows 10 (bootcamp) shuts off in sleep or hibernation

I have a Macbook Pro 2016 15-inch touchbar that is running a fresh install of Windows 10 via bootcamp with all drivers installed via the bootcamp software. Everything works great, except the fact that ...
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Was there ever a MacBook Pro 2020 with intel Processor and without Touch Bar?

I found an offer online for a MacBook Pro 2020 with Intel i7 processor and without Touch Bar (that is, with physical Esc and F1-F12 keys). Did such a model ever exist? I have not heard about anything ...
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How to prevent terminal windows from resizing after disconnecting external monitor?

My Terminal windows are 80x24. I usually use my MacBook in clamshell mode connected to my studio display. When I disconnect my Mac to work on the built-in display the windows get resized to 84x24. So ...
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USB-C Sound Interface disconnects when Macbook Pro M3 sleeps and does not recover

When my 16" Macbook Pro M3 (November, 2023) goes to sleep, my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 sound interface disconnects and I have to re-plug the USB-C cable back to get it working again. It is plugged ...
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MacBook Pro “15 (A1398, Mid 2015) crashes sometimes, and boots inconsistently, but works perfectly in safe mode

I am having a problem with my MacBook Pro “15 (A1398, Mid 2015) - during operation in normal mode, it sometimes and highly unpredictably freezes, and shuts down. When switched on, it boots but half of ...
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NTFS external drive no longer working after updating laptop to Sonoma

My Seagate external NTFS drive used to work with my Macbook (Intel chip still) when it was down at MacOS 10 and 12. Now that I've updated to Sonoma (14.5.1), I can see it via Disk Utility but not ...
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Screen dims then beeps once per minute while charging

I'm experiencing an issue where exactly every 60 seconds, the screen briefly dims, then brightens, then beeps. I don't care about the dimming/brightening, but the beeping is maddening. It happens ...
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Can’t switch to another logged-in user

Sonoma 14.5, Macbook Air M1 2020 Switching between logged in users works fine for a while (~10 minutes?) after rebooting, but then stops working. This includes via the lock/login screen, via touch-ID, ...
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Why can't I adjust volume and brightness simultaneously using buttons on my Mac?

I've noticed that on my Mac, I'm unable to change the volume and brightness at the same time using the keyboard buttons. For example, when I press the volume up or down buttons while also pressing the ...
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Is there a way to crop an image to specific shape?

I have a photo that I want to put inside a language assignment and part of the foreground (chicken wire) is used as a frame, and I want to crop the photo to just outside the frame. Is this possible in ...
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M1 MacBook Pro randomly initiating sleep in loop

I have a MacBook Pro, M1 Pro with macOS 14.5. It randomly triggers the sleep mode in loop. When it does, I can see the following logs: Entering DarkWake state due to 'Thermal Emergency Sleep' <...
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MacBook Pro 2011 is not charging

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011. It all started when my dog chewed through the magsafe charging cord. Then I wrapped the affected area with duct tape. The next day, I connected my macbook to the same ...
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MacBook Pro 14 M1 Pro treating Dell WD19TB only as power source

I purchased a Dell WD19TB (Thunderbolt 3) to use it with my Gigabyte M27Q screen. I connected the screen to the dock using a Thunderbolt 3 cable and connected a mouse and keyboard. I am using an ...
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USB Devices Frequently Disconnect/Reconnect After macOS Sonoma 14.5 Update

I recently updated my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) to macOS `Sonoma 14.5 (23F79). Since the update, I've been experiencing frequent disconnects and reconnects of my USB devices. This issue is ...
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Boot iPXE on macbook pro using BSDP

I've recently acquired a second-hand macbook pro from 2013 with a wiped disk, and wish to make it useful. While I understand the recommendations are to either use the internet Recovery system to ...
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Distortion and window sizing issue on external display, when refresh is higher than 30

I have been using this setup (Macbook Pro M2 + Philips 276E display) since at least November and haven't had a single issue with it until now. As you can see in the youtube video I've linked to below, ...
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How to resolve non functional hotspot on MacBook?

I have a MacBook Pro from 2023 with Ventura 13.3 OS. I can connect to the hotspot on my iPhone without issue, but the internet is either very slow or not working at all. When I use the hotspot from my ...
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Friends iPhones Unable To See My MacBook Pro's Location on FindMyMac?

I do not have an iPhone, but I do have a Mac Book Pro. I recently shared my Mac Book's location with all my friends I had saved in my Mac's message's app (I have their iPhone numbers). I also asked ...
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Sound output keeps swapping

The sound output of my MacBook Pro M1 keeps swapping. It's very annoying. The problem started after I bought a UGREEN usb-c to RCA cable. The sound keeps swapping from the USB-C cable to internal ...
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