Questions tagged [sierra]

macOS 10.12 Sierra is Apple's thirteenth major release of the macOS/OS X operating system, announced on June 13, 2016.

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Restoring a previous “session” (with various open tabs) in Safari—macOS Sierra

How do I restore a previous Safari session during which I quit the application while numerous tabs were open? There is NOTHING in Preferences that I could find where this could be made possible. I ...
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Google Chrome on Mac OS Sierra - Annoying ‘This Website Wants to Open this Application’ warning for Files .mkv .mp4

Google Chrome on Mac OS Sierra - Annoying ‘This Website Wants to Open this Application’ Sorry have to log this one again as I am newbie and so can’t comment yet. This box pop up only used to show ...
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Monitor & restart SecurityAgent Process

We are running Mac Pro's with 64GB & 10.12 as VDI-Servers. We have problems with the SecurityAgent. The process will take more than 100% CPU (how can this be?) after 6 hours of work according to ...
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Startup disk doesn't show my windows partition

Macbook Pro late 2011 running High Sierra (10.13.6). I have swapped my HDD for an SSD and placed my HDD instead of my optical drive. I would like to install a Windows 7 partition on my SSD using ...
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My Macbook Pro is acting as if the SHIFT key were pressed when it absolutely isn't

This started happening suddenly yesterday, and it's annoying/making my life impossible, to say the least. I've tried searching for a solution but every solution given points toward a hardware issue. ...
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What version of Logic Pro X works on macOS Sierra?

I noticed that the latest version of Logic Pro X requires macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) or newer. Does anyone know what the last version of Logic Pro X that can run on macOS 10.12.6 (Sierra) is?
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I downloaded Java and DocFetcher, but they try to open in Calibre

I downloaded Java and DocFetcher online, but they downloaded as dmg files and when I try to open them, they try to open in Calibre, an e-book software program. What am I doing wrong?
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How to resolve error where Mac is not configured in way compatible with macOS Catalina

I get the following when trying to install macOS Catalina (from High Sierra): I contacted Apple Support, reset my whole system to factory settings and yet I cannot update. it is MacBook Pro 2017 ...
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Finder does not launch from Dock unless I click on the icon and New Finder Window

I am using a Mac mini 2010 with MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Today, I deleted and re-created my Finder preferences after the originals became corrupted. Clicking on Finder (the blue smiley-face square) ...
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IdentityServices : “delete” folder containing 1 new file every 10 seconds

I have a problem with my ~/Library/IdentityServices/delete folder. It contained ~ a million files, that I'm trying to delete. Now I'm realising that it is creating a new file, like, every 10 seconds. ...
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How can I encrypt a 128Gb SD Card in Sierra (10.12.6)

I cannot erase a MicroSOCX SD Card (128GB) using a GUID partition map. I only get errors. Without a GUID map, I cannot partition either. I have tried it on both the main volume and the dependent ...
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What configuration does a router/firewall need for iTunes Wifi Sync to work?

First, a caveat: I'm using pfsense and am frustrated with it's "auto" rules being hidden. I think I've negated everything it's trying to do, but I cannot be sure as I'm not at 'god level' with it ...
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How to print to a HP Photosmart C4599 printer from Sierra?

I am desperately trying to print from my MacbookPro running Sierra to a HP Phtosmart C4599. Does anyone have any idea? Is there a solution?
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How can I find out which program is trying to restart my Mac?

From time to time I log into my server through screen sharing to find this warning: There is a program trying to restart my server, and I can't for the life of me figure out which one is the culprit....
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Old version (macOS Sierra) for Pages, Keynote and Numbers, iWork

I uninstalled my iWork tools - Keynote, Numbers and Pages - from my MacBook Air. Unfortunately, I don't want to upgrade my MBA to Mojave/Catalina in order to install. I looking for the working iWork ...
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Is it safe to install Sierra with Apple Store blocked?

I have tried to install El Capitan to the Mid 2011 İMac with 10.7.2 (Or maybe 10.7.5) and then it gave me do not cross icon at boot and it is useless now. I downloaded install os dmg file to my own ...
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Creating a bootable Sierra image on Catalina

I received a MacBook7,1 a few days ago and wanted to use dosdude1's Catalina patcher to install it on my system. The first attempt actually yielded a result that constantly showcased weirdness. When I ...
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How to stop Wi-Fi debug logging in /private/tmp?

I am not sure why this is happening, but on my macbook macOS Sierra log files are being written to /private/tmp that look like this: wifi-11-25-2019__21:01:29.log wifi-11-25-2019__21:06:18.log wifi-...
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MacBookPro 2011 GPU failure. Csrutil command will not work at all

I am having the GPU failure issue and I'm trying to disable some kexts however i'm constantly told operation permitted. I am following Lizardtrons video on Youtube where it seems atleast 2.2K people ...
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How do I install MySQLdb on my MacBook or is there a way I can skip install and use sqlalchemy without it?

I have macOS Sierra and XAMPP installed (with mariadb as database). However, on my local MacBook I am running this Python code to create table: from sqlalchemy import create_engine def create_db(): ...
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After my brother deleted some system files from my Macbook Air I can’t reinstall macOS

After an accidental deletion of some system files the MacBook Air shows only a flashing files with a question mark. I’ve tried reinstalling the system through Internet Recovery. After choosing ...
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File stacking app for Sierra 10.12.6

Is there an app in the App store or a similar future/addon somewhere that gives the opportunity to throw files onto stacks on the Desktop of a Sierra system?
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External SSD no longer bootable

I have a Mac Mini (late 2014) with its stock internal drive and an external SSD via USB. The external drive has Sierra and this is what I always boot from. The internal is a clone of the external just ...
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Run Rosetta on macOS Sierra

I'm wondering if there is any way to run Rosetta on macOS Sierra. In this post, someone mentioned that Rosetta may uses the Carbon framework, which appears to exist in up to macOS Sierra. Are there ...
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The `resetpassword` utility is failing to find users on the selected drive

I booted into recovery mode and launched the terminal to run the resetpassword utility. After selecting the drive to reset passwords for, I'm seeing:- There are no users on this volume to reset the ...
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Mac App Store Automatically Cancels Downloading Xcode

When I try to download Xcode from the MAS, the download automatically stops after several minutes. It's not because of internet problems because the internet was working fine at the same time as the ...
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user and group account

I created a new admin account after I lost access privilege to the one I had, the issue is that now there's two accounts ie standard account with all my data and the new admin account with literary ...
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A file appears in the recent items but doesn't appear in spotlight

I'm pretty new to the platform and I have just borrowed a Mac from someone a few days ago as well. A file appears in the recent items but not in spotlight search. I have also noticed that when I try ...
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Sierra stuck at boot screen, upgrading to mojove will create new bootup files?

I am facing some issues in High Sierra . Since few days it's stuck at boot screen and load very slow, mac doesn't start even after completing the load progress bar. But when I charge it fully and ...
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'C' Not working within Terminal

I was trying to add functionality to add TAB autocomplete within the terminal and followed this guide. I must have messed up the instructions somehow because now within my terminal the 'c' key does ...
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Lost bluetooth connection with mouse

I have a big problem with bluetooth on my Mac Book Pro. I bought my first MacBook about month ago. For the first week everything was ok, but then my mouse began to lose connection with the computer. ...
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launchd jobs exit status -44

Anyone knows what does the -44 exit statues mean or can lead me to find relevant informations? PID Status Label - 0 com.apple.SafariHistoryServiceAgent - 0 com.google....
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Outlook 2016: Add exchange account using script / automatic ( OSX > 10.12 )

Is there a way to add Exchange Account to Outlook using scripts / automatically ? My scenario is: Fresh install of Volume Licence Office 2016. Opened Outlook On opening Outlook, it should get ...
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macOS 10.12.6 airport commandline utility does not work

I'm trying to use the airport utility in Terminal to set a USB WiFi adapter into monitor mode. I have linked the airport for convenience: $ ls -l /usr/local/bin/ | grep airport lrwxr-xr-x 1 root ...
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How to make VirtualBox / Ubuntu work well with Retina display on the Mac?

I am running VirtualBox 6.0 and Utbuntu 19.04, and it is showing the screen really small as it doesn't seem to adjust to the Retina display. So I have to use VirtualBox's View -> Scale to make the ...
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Remove shadow shown in borders when invoking Show Desktop command in macOS

On my MacBook Pro, when I use the keyboard shortcut Command + F3 to show Desktop, the Desktop shows, but with a shadow in the border. If I click on it, it will open the recent app that was open, as ...
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MacBook Air Sierra install fail: Couldn't mount base system dmg! (error code 60)

I have a MacBook Air and I tried running a Sierra install USB on it. Everything went smoothly but it showed "An error occurred while preparing the installation." So I looked that up on the internet ...
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Firefox bookmark editor

Safari auto edits bookmarks such that the https:// and .com/... are cut off, so that one can see the book mark name without all the gak. And one can still further edit the left hand (name) column ...
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Where are the images for a .pkg / .dmg file located?

I was wondering where the default .pkg image file is that looks like: This is not located at system/library/coreservices/CoreTypes.bundle/resources Same goes for .dmg files. Unless I have to go ...
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Uninstalling a Homebrew formula deleted the entire /usr/local directory

I tried to uninstall Homebrew installed MySQL by running: brew uninstall mysql However, this command removed the whole /usr/local directory. I checked Trash, but unable to locate it. Is there a way ...
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Process was killed — why? How can I find out?

I have written a computer program in C++, compiled it and ran it within terminal using the command line. This program has run fine many times, but it appears that whenever its accumulated CPU time ...
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Is it possible to update macOS's emoji keyboard (to use all emojis)

Following this question, I have obtained and installed macOS Mojave's Apple Color Emoji.ttc on macOS Sierra. While I can now see these emojis if I'm texted them, they don't show up on my emoji ...
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How to assign a permanent static route to an interface on macOS High Sierra?

I have found plenty of hints on the web to create permanent static routes to a particular gateway IP address, but I unfortunately I did not find a way to create a permanent static route to an ...
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My screen isn't working, how can I connect to an external monitor?

My MacBook Air 2015's screen isn't working so I can't see anything I'm doing. Is there a way to connect it to an external monitor? EDIT: The issue has been solved. I tried plugging it into a ...
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View a list of recent deleted items from Trash in macOS

I've deleted some big folders yesterday while on a shoot, to free up some space to be able to shoot tethered into the Mac. The folders where from past shoots and I've marked the folders to know which ...
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Claiming free space partition: “it does not appear to be a valid Core Storage Logical Volume UUID or disk”

Some time ago, I divided my macBook into three partitions: macOS Sierra, Linux and a shared data partition. Now, I wanted to get rid of the third, merging it to the macOS one. Since I couldn't resize ...
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Unable to ARD to remote machine

I've set up a computer on another subnet. This machine is on ip 10.1.1.39. I am able to ssh to it and the prompt returns the correct name for the machine. When I try to ARD, it fails to connect. I ...
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Pinning Apps to dock VIA terminal or installation arguments OS Sierra

I am using meraki MDM systems manager to deploy applications for are teachers. It would save me a-lot of heart ache to be able to include a terminal command or some type of software to help with ...
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MacPorts daemons not loading on restart

I have installed MacPorts 2.5.4. From here, I have installed apache2. When I restart the machine, I need to run sudo apachectl start each time, it won't load automatically. I ran a sudo launchctl ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Sierra

Getting is error trying to remove my Win 10 Partition. "disktutil list" shows the following. Any ideas? /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...

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