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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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Macbook 7.1 (mid-2010): upgrade from 10.8 to 10.12

I've tried several times to update my Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010, 4GB ram) from 10.8.5 to Sierra but the progress bar remains blocked after the first boot. When booting into Verbose mode, ...
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Disabling SIP on a mid 2012 Mac Running Sierra 10.12.16

I tried booting my mid 2012 mac (which is running Sierra 10.12.6) in recovery mode and opening the terminal; I would like to disable SIP. As per usual, I typed "csrutil disable", and 'command not ...
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MacOS File Permissions Reset After Writing

I have two user accounts on my MacOS 10.12, both should be able to read and write a KeePass file saved in /Users/Shared/. I've created a user group for this called me that contains both users. In the ...
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Create driverless print queue in Mac OS 10.12+

I am trying to set up printers via bash script in Mac OS, using lpadmin with the -m everywhere option to let my CUPS server handle the jobs. This works fine from my Linux machines, however the Mac OS ...
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Mac Pro won't Boot into High Sierra (Prohibited Sign)

I have a Mac Pro 5.1 (2010) with 3 HDDs installed. One is a 1 TB running Snow Leopard. Another one with 2 TB for file storage and a third one I have added recently (WD Gold 4 TB). I have tried to ...
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External hard disk use

I have a question: when attaching my external hard disk to my Mac, there seem to be a little ghost that deletes my files. Can anyone please give me some information on this, please note that I am not ...
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Can't access entirely shared HDD on Windows Server

So i have a whole entire network on windows, with a WS2012 R2 installed as Domain Controller, a few hiccups here and there but everything is working I recently added a 6tb disk, and shared it all, it'...
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Mac app to control inside-window elements

I'm looking for an app that would give me a control to hide/unhide elements inside other open apps, Is there an app that does this ? What I'm trying to do is : There is an app that displays my ...
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Accidentally installed a system, how to completely remove it?

I made an error this weekend and am now not sure how to fix it. I was cloning my boot hard drive (Sierra) to an image file on an external hard drive, using Carbon Copy Cloner. No big deal, done it ...
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Does initial FileVault encryption require user to be logged in?

If I enable FileVault using a specific account on macOS Sierra, does the account have to be logged in for the initial encryption to take place or does the computer just have to be plugged in and awake ...
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Change keyboard shorcut for switching desktop workspaces

I am working on MacOS Sierra and wanted change desktop workspaces quickly. For this, I used the keyboard shortcut under Mission Control and selected all the tick boxes for Switch to Desktop N. The ...
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Moving an OD “mobile” users to a standalone standard user on macOS

My company has finally moved away from Open Directory using Enterprise Connect and I was wondering if anyone knew how to move a "mobile" account to just standard Users. We have had some success in ...
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My Mac doesn't recognise my iPads passocde

After I updated my Mac, it asks me to enter my iPads passcode. I entered the correct one, but it still shows that it is incorrect. What should I do now?
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How to create a bootable USB key of Sierra, from High Sierra?

I have a 2018 MBP running High Sierra. I need to do some troubleshooting on another older Mac that is running Sierra, so I want to create a bootable USB key of Sierra. Unfortunately my High Sierra ...
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AirPlay display on Apple TV works but cursor can't go past half the screen

I successfully mirrored my internal MacBook Pro display to a 3rd gen Apple TV, and the resolution shifted as expected. Audio in the connected TV works, video looks fine, but when I try to take the ...
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connected bluetooth devices don't output audio on macbook air

I have a pair of wireless headphones, and airpods that i can connect to my macbook air via bluetooth. However moments after connecting and attempting to play some audio they disconnect and the audio ...
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A vertical line on the right hand side of the window after changing desktops

When I navigate from left desktop window to right desktop window, a vertical line start appearing on the right hand side of the desktop. It only happens when navigating from left to right and if there ...
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Finder preview images pixelated - after resize smooth - on macOS Sierra

after updating to macOS Sierra i found a rather annoying bug in finder. The finder preview for images (jpeg, png, psd, etc.) is missing the antialiasing at first click, but when i resize the window ...
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How can I restore files when my account isn't granted access?

I had a heavily corrupted MySQL database, so I tried to restore the files from a recent backup (a local time machine snapshot), but that failed with the error: The operation can’t be completed ...
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Spotlight Search displays “Indexing…” forever

macOS 10.12.6 Spotlight Search, when I start to type, it changes from a single-line text field to the real-time search results. In the left, between the bar and the "Top Hits" search results, it ...
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How do I get out of split screen mode when I never entered it completely?

On occasion, when attempting to either go into fullscreen or maximize a window, I will accidentally trigger the split screen setup, where half of the desktop turns blue. However, if the application ...
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Install MacOS Sierra

I have formatted my MacBook Air and I am trying to install macOS Sierra which is taking a lot of time and is consuming a lot of data(connected via mobile hotspot). Is there any way that I can install ...
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SSH authentication with USB token

I’ve been given a SafeNet USB token for authenticating via AD to remote servers. How can I pass my token credentials through Terminal to SSH into remote servers?
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Mac stuck on “The wine configuration in /user/… is being updated”

That's what we're looking at right now. I've tried to download Wine Bottler but when i tried to run an MSI file with wine bottler for the first time this is what i get how do i fix this?
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How to add multiple songs in Apple music to a playlist?

I'm using Itunes 12.8.0.150 on macOS Sierra. When I browse certain album on Apple music I want to add multiple songs of that album to my playlist. I tried pressing Shift or CMD to select multiple ...
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Change the sleep icon in login window (loginwindow.app)

I would like to change the sleep icon in the login window. I've found loginwindow.app (/System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app) and replaced Sleep.tiff with the desired image with identical file ...
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Everything is noticably slow, restored to new 1tb ssd

Everything on my computer is noticeably slow. Before I thought that my hdd was dying (which it may have been) and (regrettably) bought a 1tb ssd to restore all of my data to. Before, my computer was ...
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external display is dimmed when dark UI is displayed

I'm running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G1618) on a 2015 MacBook Pro and noticed recently that when dark websites or applications with a dark UI (such as e.g. Spotify) are shown, the external display is ...
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How can I remove the pesky “Updates Available” notification [duplicate]

I'm running sierra, and I'm perfectly happy doing so. The thing is, I'm not interested in updating my computer, and I'm looking for a way to completely remove the "Updates Available" notification, ...
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Can I make iCloud Preferences forget an old AppleID (mac OS SIerra)?

I successfully logged out of iCloud on mac OS Sierra, but now every time I go to iCloud in Preferences, it shows the old AppleID. Is there any way to get iCloud to completely forget the AppleID and ...
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Mac Sierra - Not able to start in safe mode

I am trying boot my macbook pro in safe mode with following instructions however, once it boots up and I login. I see it's still in normal mode. Shutdown the mac Press Shift Key Click Power Button ...
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Does anybody know what the ARP cache timeout is for macOS Sierra?

Does anyone know deafult ARP cache timeout for macOS Sierra?
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Macbook pro, black screen with chime only after using Casper/JAM

Every time I boot the mac I get a black screen, I can hear the chime but that's it, nothing comes on the display even when having an external display connected. In recovery mode it works, i get ...
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UNTRUSTED_CERT_TITLE trying to install Sierra

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Sierra from the recovery partition, and I'm getting an error when it is checking for eligibility The computer that I'm using is most definitely a Mac, and I can't use ...
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How can I abort Mojave installation?

I am on Sierra now, and the appstore has downloaded the Mojave Installer, however I quit it without going though any of the steps, the installer is just sitting in my apps folder. I would like to ...
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Stuck installing Windows on a Mac

Can you guys help? I decided to install VM rather than bootcamp. But I'm having an issue (Mac High Sierra) I tried installing Parallel, VirtualBox, and VMFusion, but all of them fail It looks like a ...
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Unknown calendar available only when adding a New Event (Sierra)

This has to do with Calendar.app on Sierra (10.12.6). In the left sidebar, I can see 6 calendars under "On My Mac." I understand why these calendars are here and I need to keep all of them. However, ...
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chunkeddownload error in trying to upgrade to Mac OS Mojave

I have a Mac Mini Late 2014 model on macOS Sierra. I'm trying to upgrade it from macOS Sierra to Mojave using App Store. After clicking on installer, it gives me an error - The operation couldn't ...
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No audio for mp4 files in Quicktime and ITunes but works for VLC

I have some movies in mp4 format. They work perfectly on VLC (audio and video) but not with QuickTime and iTunes. I can only watch the video but without audio! I have a MacBook Air 2017.
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My SMC keeps corrupting even after I reset it

My SMC on my 2012 mbp keeps corrupting even after I reset it. It won't wake up, forcing me to open it up, unplug and plug in the battery every once-in-a-while, which is becoming a problem because I ...
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Is anyone experiencing mouse shake logouts?

I have a MacBook Air 11" (Mid-2012) running Mac OS X 10.12.6 and I just updated with security update 2018-005. With this update, I'm now experiencing unexpected logouts. It took me a while to work ...
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macOS Sierra: Wi-Fi won't turn on

A couple days ago I downgraded my MacBook Pro (early 2015) to macOS Sierra and all of a sudden my Wi-Fi won't turn on. I tested deleting the drivers and re-configuring it, nothing works.
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How do I turn off touch bar's auto brightness adjustment? I want it to be at the same brightness level in all lighting conditions.

I have checked all the options provided in the display, keyboard, and power save settings. Is there any way I could set the touch-bar brightness to a constant level. My laptop specs are as follows: ...
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Firmware error from Sierra to Mojave [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 with macOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 Some technician installed Samsung SSD 840 EVO 1TB for me on this machine. There was no problem until I tried to install MacOS Mojave. ...
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MacOS High Sierra Suddenly Bloated by About 40GB [duplicate]

I noticed that sometime in the last couple weeks or so my 2015 MacBook Pro's High Sierra bloated by about 40GB. In that time span, I have not installed any new software nor have done anything except ...
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Raise/lower brightness is extremely slow

Whenever I try to raise/lower my screen brightness with the F1 and F2 buttons, it takes a couple of seconds before the brightness changes, and I can't stop it from raising/lowering the brightness ...
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Messages and soagent making CPU spike - any solutions?

I've had my MacBook for 3 years and have never had this issue... Recently (maybe a month ago?) Messages and soagent are making my CPU spike. It sounds like my MacBook is about to take off into outer ...
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How do I make/run a QEMU emulation of Windows8 through terminal

I'm trying to make a Windows8 emulator using QEMU (which I downloaded via homebrew commands). I've searched on the internet for how to do this, and am utterly confused. The one site that made sense to ...
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How can I disable every input except trackpad for screensaver

I have a screensaver which has an option to use a trackpad gesture to exit the screensaver. Unfortunately, whenever I push any key on my keyboard, it also exits. I know that this is the default for ...
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Unable to open some games in Sierra

I'm unable to open a couple of games on macOS Sierra. I recently downloaded them, and have never been able to successfully run them. Gatekeeper is already disabled. Does anyone have any ideas on how ...