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Sharing data between multiple macOS installs

For development purposes I need to have multiple versions of macOS installed. Here is the setup I have at the moment: 1Tb drive is split into 3 partitions 300Gb goes to System 1 300Gb goes to System ...
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Pool multiple drives into a single network share in macOS 10.14 or later

I have a mac fileserver with multiple drives that I'd like to combine into a single pool (such that the filesystems appear to be combined together) and then have accessible as a network share, ...
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Google Maps for live location on WhatsApp [duplicate]

A friend of mine shared his live location (before he started to drive) and another location on WhatsApp. I was able to open "another location" on Google Maps, while live location always made use of ...
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How to download only those pictures in shared icloud album which are not in my album already?

Our family has a shared iCloud photo album and everyone uploads/shares their pictures from family events. I know how to select images manually and download them into my personal photo album. However ...
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Splitting shared Apple ID

While similar to some questions, I think my question has some unique differences. My family (mult iphones and iPads) with 6 people. We have been sharing a single apple ID as we started before the ...
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How to configure iOS 12 sharesheet to add WhatsApp Messaging?

Links, Photos, and other data can be shared through options: Messages, Mail, etc. For example, if I am browsing images in the Photos app, I would like to the ability to click the share button and ...
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iCloud photo sharing - member cannot view photos?

My friend has accepted my request for the shared photo album but cannot see any of the items in the folder- it is blank. On my phone it has 400 pics in there. It says she is a member of the group. I ...
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Is it possible to share a OSXFUSE volume over SMB?

I've been trying to share an osxfuse volume with SMB but the macOS share options won't let me select the drive to share it, the volume is made with the allow_other command. What sort of works is ...
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Can I not share external hard drives through my Macbook's standard file sharing system?

I'm trying to share an external hard drive through lan file sharing (SMB). The sharing works for folders and file in my Macbook. I have set up a “Sharing” account that I give access to the files I ...
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Way to utilize iCloud shared album externally

I use iCloud to share photos with people, and I would like to use that resources in my personal blogs(similar to AWS S3) I know there is a way to access the shared photos via web, but is there any ...
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Network shares sometimes show wrong custom icons

I have a Mac acting as a file share and I use a Automator app to mount 3 shares on my desktops, but for many OS's now the custom icons I use will show up on the wrong shares. But only sometimes. And ...
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How do I share an entire album in iCloud photos? Not just individual pictures [duplicate]

I have several albums with photos taken on an iPhone, which I view and work with at https://www.icloud.com/photos/. I can select individual pictures and create a share link, and I do this all the time....
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How can I solve “Cannot Start Family Sharing” error, when trying to set up family sharing?

On my iPhone I go to Settings -> Apple ID, and click "Set Up Family Sharing", and this error appears: But... I am Jon, and I'm not familiar with any family sharing setup. And my Mac says basically ...
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iOS 13 (and web interface): Cannot share an iCloud folder

I read about folder sharing feature recently added to iCloud (Can I share iCloud Drive folder with other iCloud user? and here). Although I have iOS 13+ on my phone, I still cannot share folders. ...
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macOS Catalina: Shared folders require password to save when not owner

Sorry if this is really simple, I hadn't used shared folders until now. User A & User B. I store files to the Public folder of User B. I then sign in under User A. I open a file in the Public ...
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How can I disable iMessage suggestions in iOS 13’s share menu?

In iOS 13, when I try to share something, the first row is all suggestions about who I should text whatever I’m reading to. How can I disable this “feature” so that it stops taking up space in the ...
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What's easiest way to share/collate fullres photos with family in 2019?

My wife and I both take pictures on our iPhones. We have our own iCloud accounts. Sometimes we want to make albums of pictures selected from both our accounts. What is the easiest way to share high ...
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How is access granted to a Mac User on newly created folders in a windows shared drive?

All, I have a situation where I have several users on MacBook Pros (Latest OS) who have access to a shared drive on a windows 2008R2 server. The users are using a VPN to tunnel into the network and ...
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Getting logs from Apple or iPhone when someone looks up someone's location

Details: Someone close to me and that I trusted logged into my iPhone and turned on Share my Location with their phone. On iMessages I see the note that says iMessage with 3*******78 You started ...
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How to disable URL sharing

On macOS High Sierra (perhaps also earlier version of macOS), I noticed that when I open a URL in a webbrowser (tested with Safari and Opera), that on other Macs in the local network, the Docks shows ...
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How to change the default login account on a NAS Share

I have a Synology NAS which is connecting with the NAS admin account when I log into my Mac. I would like to change the account to a user account. I have tried to disconnect and reconnect with the ...
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Network Sharing Dies Constantly followup

We have the same situation as in this post - Network Sharing Dies Constantly The server stops publishing its shares to the network and none of the 10.13 and 10.14 Mac clients can access the shares ...
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Improving NFS client performance

I have my Macbook Pro (MacOS Mojave) connecting to an NFS share on a Linux machine directly connected via Thunderbolt with jumbo frames. Testing with iperf3, I can do ~14 Gbps (~1.8 GBps) over the ...
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Any one know how to remove this shared chrome instance?

This keeps popping up and showing current tabs from a colleague's computer. Any way to disable this? It may be because we're using a global apple ID but unsure. Thanks in advance.
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One specific user can't access the shared network drive, how to resolve?

I have a network based on a default 192.168.1.1 gateway. Multiple devices are connected to the network; (3 apple devices, multiple android devices, windows and linux based machines, ). One of the ...
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Request screen sharing always by requesting permission

Usually, when I request a screen sharing from my colleagues, I get the dialog window asking whether I want to ask for permission or specify a registered account. I wonder if there's a way to bypass ...
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Itunes sees, but won't load other user's shared library

I'm stumped. My computer, Lothlorien, shares my iTunes library to the local network. My wife's computer, Gutenberg, can 'see' my library in the drop down ribbon top left (Music...) but if she ...
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Can more than 10 devices be associated with one Apple iTunes account?

I'm not an active user of Apple devices, and researching this for a project. I'm trying to have a group of MP3 players for shared use with a shared library. I wouldn't care if it costed more, but I'd ...
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Share Photos library with other user on same Mac

I would like to share my Photos library with another account on the same Mac. I have done exactly what @metatechbe suggested in his answer to How can I share Photos across multiple users on Apple ...
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Internet sharing fails when iMac restarts

Our office iMac is set to restart every night and it has an admin account and a user account. This is a fresh install of 10.14.4 which we have just reinstalled. I logged into the admin account and ...
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Is there a way to prevent simultaneous mounting of a DMG in a shared folder?

I share encrypted disk images (dmg) over Dropbox to share sensitive information with others (or across my own machines). Is there a way to 'lock' the DMG when it is mounted in one machine so that it ...
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Does apple pages sharing strictly require an iCloud account?

My client is attempting to share (via an email address) a Pages document. I walked him through using his iCloud account to do this, which worked. However, his first choice would be to have the file ...
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Can we view or edit HostName value via macOS desktop UI?

Here are two instances where I found that setting the computer name via System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name does not really set the HostName attribute. The macOS version is macOS High Sierra ...
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Cannot connect to my SMB server on MacOS

When I connect to my SMB Linux server by running: smb://ubuntu it shows me 2 shared folders and that's normal. I made the first folder working without a password and that's working fine. The second ...
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Internet Sharing Over Ethernet

I am attempting to share the WiFi connection on my MacBook Air running Mojave over Ethernet. In other words, Computer #1 connects via Ethernet to Computer #2 and Computer #2 is doing Internet Sharing ...
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Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac

Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac. Through Go > Connect to server > connect as
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Sharing Apple music if I'm not the family organizer

I have an apple music account but I want to share it with the family. We already have a family account but I am not the family organizer. Can I share my apple music account with the family or do I ...
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Add fileserver to favorites in Finder, preferably scripted

I'm splitting my main office network into different segments with each their own subnet. This will cause our file-server (which will be moved to a different network than the users) to not appear under ...
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Is there a way to disable file sharing via apple-id?

In High Sierra connecting to a mac using an older OS (el capitan), I see the default connection is using the appleid for authentication (showing Connected as: com.apple.idms.appleid.prd...). Is there ...
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Finder is reverting to root of network share for each folder deletion

I have a very odd error happening in one of our Macs. We have a network share setup (afp), and whenever a user on a certain Mac deletes a folder on this share, the finder window drops all the way ...
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iOS Notes - I shared a note and can't see other person edits, while he can see mine

iPad 2018, iOS 12.1.4 - I created a note in the cloud (Notes are On in the iCloud settings, the note is certainly not in "on my phone" category) - share (the person icon, not the share icon) - copy ...
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“File Sharing” without Shared Folders still shares folders

I have been experimenting with the "File Sharing" settings between two MacBooks. For some reason, unexpectedly when on the Host laptop I remove all "Shared Folders" I can still use "Connect to server" ...
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How can I share a USB printer on MacOS

I have a Brother DCP-7040 USB connected printer on my High Sierra system that I'd like to share on my network if possible. It is using the Brother-supplied CUPS driver, which I just updated yesterday. ...
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Enable screen sharing on mac w/o display

I have an old mac mini with a dead video card but otherwise it is working fine. I don't think screen sharing is currently enabled on that mac mini. What I'm trying to do is enable screen sharing on ...
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How to remove shared devices from my iMac?

My Sidebar is showing that there is a shared device on my network. I am not on any network whatsoever, this is my home computer used by me only. It says "not connected" but makes me nervous. Is this ...
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OSX - File Sharing - Permission problems

I bought a Mac Mini (OSX High Sierra), also with the intention to use it as a file server. I am very surprised that this seems to be an issue. I am using Samba share that is also supposed to work for ...
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Shared printing is no longer working

I run a Mac mini as a server in a small company. With macOS Server. Also a print server with a few shared printers. This is the error message in the CUPS log: Unable to encrypt connection, internal ...
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Does Photos upload have builtin throttling?

I have Photos creating a shared album. It seems to upload five or six photos, wait ten to fifteen minutes, then upload some more. Judging by web search results, this is new behavior (or limited to ...
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Mac keeps SMB files/session open, locking files

This is very frustrating. I open a Windows SMB share like this: After closing the window, my Mac kept folder/files open and I had to close the SMB session from the server. How do I just close all ...
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Cannot see certain network directory on MacOS

We have a Windows domain with a few Macs connected. They can see the network shares no problem but there are some directories where the name begins with a full stop. The Macs cannot see these for some ...

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