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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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How to upgrade a 2009 MacBook Pro from 10.11.6 to 10.12?

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.6 "El Capitan". Can I upgrade to macOS "Sierra" 10.12, and if so, how? I can't find it on the App Store.
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Upgrade to Swift 5 without upgrading OS X

I am currently using Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6. I cannot upgrade to a more recent OS version as the business applications I am using for WFH will not work. The default swift installed is 3.1. I want to ...
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Is there a working alternative for mysql on Sierra (10.12.6) that can be used with php?

Does mariadb function properly on Sierra? I can't get mysql to work and since Sierra isn't supported by mysql I'm giving up on trying to get it to function. does anyone have Sierra working as a ...
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How do I cleanly remove old Juniper Pulse installation from Mac OSX?

The Console application on the Mac is continuously throwing log messages presumably because fragments of a previous install are still in place. I have tried Googling around for a solution and using ...
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Missing operating system can’t install new Os

The MacBook Pro was brought to me with a windows 10 bootcamp but the Mac OS portion is corrupt so it only boot to windows. When i was unable to install Mac OS Sierra on the hard drive so I removed the ...
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What does (base) Win7VM-PC:~ oiko mean? [duplicate]

I've just noticed this prompt on the terminal. I have no virtual machine running in my machine...
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Mounting External Drive in Single User Mode When Internal Drive Unmountable

2010 iMac running OS X 10.12.6 is failing to start up (progress bar gets to about 75% and then it powers down). I have exhausted all of the following to try to at least salvage some files: Go to ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 really slow since macOS Sierra / High Sierra [With maybe a start for an answer]

Since macOS Sierra or High Sierra, macOS has become really, really slow. Reinstalling El Capitan (even today) solves the issue. GNU/Linux and Windows are also much faster, more like El Capitan was. ...
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How can you stop sites from sending unwanted or 'enforced' downloads in Safari?

I'm not the only one who has been plagued lately with seemingly well-meaning sites suddenly warning me that some piece of software on my Mac is out-of-date and that I need to update 'whatever' (often ...
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After removing bootcamp partition, booting the mac it says insert bootable media and press any key?

so I had to remove my bootcamp partition because I was running low on osx Sierra space and I didn't need the Windows partition. But when I boot the mac I get an error No bootable device -- insert ...
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Upgrade “Sharing Only User” to “Standard User”

I need to upgrade a sharing only account to a standard user account. I've read this answer, however how do I create the user's home folder?
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Safe and Sure Way to Install Sierra / Ongoing Regressions in OS X

I am looking to install Sierra from scratch in a straightforward, foolproof manner on an Air currently on Catalina. I've written 'straightforward, foolproof' because it appears that experienced ...
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Catalina's usage of 15-plus GB in 'Other Volumes' versus Sierra

I have two Macbook Airs each with an SSD of about 120 GB, with the difference being that one has Sierra and the other has Catalina. The user data are virtually identical (though the one of Catalina ...
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High System CPU on Sierra

I am seeing high system CPU on a Macbook Air and performance is hit but the list of processes does not show any obvious culprits. Can I get more details what is going on?
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“No Local Dictionary Available” error from dictionary after upgrading from Sierra to Catalina

I have a late 2013 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which I just upgraded from Sierra to Catalina. Overall, everything still seems to work, but the dictionary popup that shows when I triple-tap on a word ...
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Is there a way to fix the “blur” effect in changing pages in Preview on Mojave?

Preview worked fine in Sierra on my early 2015 MacBook Pro. After upgrade to High Sierra, a "blur" effect appeared in changing pages, by which I mean a delay in rendering the page upon changing it ...
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My Mac only boots to internet recovery and doesnt install MacOs

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and I had it with High Sierra OS, as I'm going to sell it I tried to revert to factory settings via recovery... the thing is that it shows an error and didn't install ...
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ifconfig error showing invalid errors for ifconfig en0 | grep ether

Whenever I run ifconfig en0 | grep ether it gives me "ifconfig: invalid arguments". Later I found out that there is something wrong with my ifconfig command and it's not the original one. The man ...
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How can I access the recovery mode when command+r isn't working

My MacBook is stuck at at welcome screen. My recovery mode wouldn't display whenever I pressed the key combinations "command+R". Please I need help
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Any way to install 10.12 Sierra on a Mac Pro 1,1? [duplicate]

We have a Mac Pro, model identifier 1,1. The most recent officially supported OS for it is 10.6.8. Is there any way to install 10.12 Sierra? I've seen people claiming to have installed 10.11, but not ...
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How can I reset the NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC of a MacBook a1534 from 2017 if the keyboard doesn't work?

How can I reset the PRAM, NVRAM, SMC if the keyboard doesn't work and I cannot boot into Sierra (it is in a continuous boot loop probably from the NVRAM).
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What are ways of installing Python 3?

In short I'm looking to install Python 3 (have a programme that on one of it's recent updates no longer ran with 2.7) I have Homebrew installed (but am not sure how I did it e.g. by Sudo I think?) and ...
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Issue encrypting my Seagate drive with Disk Utility on macOS Sierra 10.12.6

I'm unable to encrypt an external hard drive because the encryption option seems to be missing. Various answers pointed to doing something with the 'Partition' button, but that button is greyed out. ...
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How can I create a USB installer of OS X - El Capitan on a computer that is running macOS Sierra? [duplicate]

I've downloaded a copy of the OS X - El Capitan Installer, which I want to make a bootable USB of. However, it requires you to run the installer on whatever machine you are running, and installs it ...
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OS slows down when I connect external monitor

I'm currently using a Mid-2015 MacBook pro and running Catalina's latest build on it. Although for quite a long time anytime I connect the MacBook to an external display it seriously slows down. when ...
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MacBook late 2016 does not recognize internal SSD. I can boot up from an external SSD that has macOS installed

I have a MacBook that will boot up from an external SSD that has macOS Sierra installed. However once I boot into macOS and see my disks using diskutil list, no physical internal drive is found. Only ...
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SMB connections from OS X to Chromebook timing out after 15 minutes

I'm trying to transfer a bunch of large files from an old iMac running OS X Sierra (last supported version) to a Chromebook. Using standard File Sharing (SMB) on the OS X end and Google's standard ...
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Formatted iMac in case sensitive instead of journaled

Recently I tried restoring my iMac. To restore it they said to go to Disk Utility, Macintosh HD, and to erase it in the journaled format. I forgot to re-format it and I'm pretty sure I erased it in ...
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Macbook Pro Mid2012 with OS Sierra 10.12.6 won't download apps without 10.13.6 or later. No update available on AppStore

Subject says it all. I have a Macbook Pro Mid2012 runing MacOS Sierra 10.12.6. Something to note - This is my girlfriend's computer - My old Mac bit the dust (Late 2011) and I placed my upgraded SSD ...
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Does Macbook Pro have a hardware or software issue? (Constantly Stuck on White Screen)

My Macbook Pro Late 2011 (running on Sierra) has suddenly started having the white screen problem and I've tried the following: NVRAM, PRAM and SMC reset (could not get past loading bar after ...
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how to install mac OS (Sierra) from USB drive, I am out of options

I have been fighting with this problem for some days now and I gave up solving it looking for a solution on google. I have a Macbook Air (late 2010) which had Lion. My gf wanted to pass it on to her ...
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I can access iCloud online on my Mac, but can not sign into App Store

My Mac is running on Sierra 10.12.6. When I try to access App Store on my Mac, it requires a username and password. I am able to login to iCloud online using my Apple ID. However, I can not sign in to ...
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How do I overcome “Operation not permitted” when attempting to edit a file as root (admin)? [duplicate]

I'm using Mac 10.13.6. I want to add environment variables to be recognized by my Apache instance. However, I'm not able to edit the file, event when logged in as root ... localhost:Documents davea$...
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“The Installer information on the recovery server is damaged” when installing macOS Sierra

Im trying to reinstall macOs Sierra but get In the log I only get Any help appreciated!
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(I don't know what this is called.) Always on top Ghost Window

After a game crashed (OpenRCT2, It was the default mac crash window.), I have had this ghost window stuck on my screen. It's on top of everything including the login screen and the screensaver. When ...
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Can I downgrade macOS to OSX Mavericks if the earliest OS that came with my Mac is macOS Sierra? [duplicate]

Google gives me conflicted answers on this. On Apple's website it says that the earliest os you can restore to is the one that originally shipped with your Mac. However, I found articles and links ...
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Mac on starting show black screen with folder icon

I'm on Macbook Air Macos Sierra I actually deleted the Recovery HD partition. Although I backed up the recovery files in external. Have MacBackup with Time Machine.I was trying to recover space by ...
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MBP Not Booting After Attempted Deletion of Ubuntu Partition

I have a MBP (late 2011 I believe, running 10.12) that I had setup to run macOS and Ubuntu. I am using rEFId. I don't use Ubuntu much so I went to delete the partition last night. When I did that, ...
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Create an old bootable USB Stick Sierra or High Sierra on a brand new Mac with Catalina

All I need is just an install media for sierra or high sierra. Sound's easy but unfortunately isn't. I have a MacBook Pro 13" with the latest Catalina installed (10.15.3). To download High Sierra ...
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How to set Spotlight Search default input source?

I want to always use English language input source in Spotlight Search(command + space), when i was typing in a difference language input source in a app, the spotlight search will pop and with that ...
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How do I move apps from Mac desktop to Parallels MacOS virtual machine?

I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro running Sierra that I need to upgrade at least to High Sierra to run current tax software. I created a Sierra Virtual Machine with Parallels, hoping to move some apps ...
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Can QuickTime in macOS Sierra record audio from an iOS 13 device?

I currently have a 2011 MacBook Pro macOS Sierra and an iPhone SE with iOS 10.3.3. Currently, I am able to connect the phone to the Mac and in QuickTime Player create a new audio recording and choose ...
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No broadcast messages from macOS 10.12 Server

I have several Mac OSX 10.12 servers running a vdi-environment. Shutdown messages or wall messages will not be broadcasted to connected users. All Servers and Clients show "mesg y". What could be the ...
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Unicode character U+273F rendered as a cherry blossom in browser but not in applications

I would like to copy/paste the unicode character U+273F (black florette). Whenever I see it in my browser it looks like a cherry blossom: However, whenever I copy/paste it into an app, I get a ...
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MBP Late 2011 macOS Sierra - First Time Kernel Panic - Looking to see if anyone knows the cause based on the log

I woke up this morning to find my Macbook pro (running macOS 10.12.6 [16G2136], 13inch, late 2011, 2.8 GHz i7, 8GB of 1067 MHz DDR3 RAM) had rebooted. There was an open Problem Report and the details ...
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How do I get rid of the rogue “other” user on start up on my Sierra Mac?

I want to get rid of the "other" user on my startup screen. My Directory Utility does not list the root user anywhere. I also tried the terminal command suggested here and finally found out how to ...
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OSX Server can't be blessed anymore

I have a headless Mac Pro running as a server, with Mac OS 10.12 I can reach it via Terminal. I can no longer set the Startup Disk by running: "bless -mount "/Volumes/Startupdisk" -setBoot. Even ...
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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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