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Yubikey always works with ykman but gets "forgotten" as a gpg smartcard

My Yubikey is generally working fine on macOS: It can always write an OTP as a keyboard ykman always works gpg --card-status works for a while after I plug the Yubikey However, after a while, gpg --...
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Finder: force update of "locations" for USB memory stick

MacOS Ventura 13.6.6 lsusb returns Bus 020 Device 008: ID 0781:XXXX SanDisk Corporation Cruzer Blade Serial: 04014931 Is there a terminal command or other method to force Finder to add the USB device ...
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Is my Mac Mini frying its USB-C memory sticks with hot fan air?

I buy top shelf USB sticks - Samsung, Sandisk, etc. so we can cross off "cheap USB". I've had an ongoing problem with short service life out of USB-C sticks in my Mac Mini, which I use to ...
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Only getting 100mbps LAN when docks are daisy-chained but gigabit when connected directly

My M1 Max Mac is connected to a Microsoft Audio dock that is then connected to a Lenovo Thinkpad dock which then has ethernet. This setup works with my Windows laptop, but doesn't on my Mac. When I ...
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Data-only USB-to-Lightning cables

I don't want to degrade my battery by it charging while performing a lengthy iTunes backup, I would like to be able to backup my iPhone to my computer without it simultaneously charging. Does anyone ...
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How do I copy files from my PC to the root directory of the "On My iPad" section of the Files app using a USB cable?

I would like to copy files from my Windows PC to the root directory of the "On My iPad" section of the Files app via USB cable. I am using Windows 11 and iPadOS 15.8.2. What I mean by "...
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Is it faster to transfer data if I connect an external SSD to mac thunderbolt USB-C rather than to mac USB-A (if my mac only has 1 USB-A port)?

I have a mac mini, and an external SSD that only has a USB-A port. So, currently, I use a USB-A to USB-A cable to connect the SSD to the mac to transfer data. Now, if I use a USB-A to USB-C cable to ...
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iPad Pro Gen 3 (2018) Effective USB Bandwidth

I have a rather unique P2P network configuration between an ASUS GU603HM and an iPad Pro 3rd Gen (2018). I'm using usbmuxd to establish an IP over USB connection between the two. I've also tried the ...
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How to troubleshoot an (HFS+) external drive no longer being detected by macOS Catalina

I have an external USB drive that uses HFS+ and it worked fine for more than a year until a few days ago. Last week, I got the error Drive was not ejected properly ... 2 times. It however worked fine ...
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How to find possibly corrupt album artwork in Music app?

Suddenly I have about 10,000 of 30,000 tracks not showing artwork on my iPhone’s Music app. My MacBook’s Music app shows all tracks on all albums have album art, as shown by quickly scrolling through ...
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macOS Sonoma usb drive stuck on DiskMountApproval in diskutil

I have a USB drive which is not showing up on finder or disk utility (in fact disk utility stuck on loading when inserted) running diskutil activity shows this log: ***DiskPeek ('disk4s1') Time=...
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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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How can I keep my mac from going to sleep while USB ports are in use?

Desire: Mac goes to sleep after X minutes of inactivity. Present behaviour: If I am playing on my midi keyboard, connected by USB to my compter, mac will go to sleep. How can I get it to stay awake ...
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How to share a folder stored on an external USB drive?

I am struggling to get share a folder that is stored on a USB drive connected to my 2019 Mac running Sonoma 14.5. I have added the folder via System Settings > General > File Sharing > i and ...
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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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Macbook Pro M1 not charging via USB C

Is the USBC port supposed to charge normally? I have never made it work properly. I have tried all kinds of different chargers and cable combinations. At best its plugged in and not charging or ...
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External SSD refuses to connect with a USB-C cable

TL;DR Having trouble connecting an external SSD to my 2021 MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Pro via a specific Satechi USB-C cable. That specific cable does not work on my M1 MacBook Pro but works if I go ...
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Make a bootable Mac USB (NOT AN INSTALLER) on a Late 2020 M1 Mac

I am wondering if you can make an USB bootable without using a Bootable MacOS Monterey, Ventura, etc. I am asking you guys, if I have to add some special EFI partition with files in the USB or if I ...
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How to restore USB 10/100/1000 Network Interface after deleting it?

I deleted the USB 10/100/1000 network interface service and clicked no when asked if I'd like to have it returned on next connection. How can it be restored or all network settings reset? This ...
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What's the minimum spec USB-C cable for extended desktop to an iPad from a Macbook? [closed]

iPads support extended desktop over WiFi and USB. To use over USB which is the cheapest cable data type? Usb-C with USB 2.0, 10Gbps, thunderbolt or other label. There quite a price difference in ...
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MacBook Pro 16 M3 2023: What happens if both MagSafe and USB PD (via Thuderbolt Dock) and plugged in? [duplicate]

What happens if, on a MacBook Pro 16" M3 2023, both MagSafe and a Thunderbolt Dock, such as the CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock, which delivers 98W (might not enough if the MacBook is used ...
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How Do I Stop Music.app from Opening And Playing Whenever A New Audio Device is Plugged In? [duplicate]

I have a USB hub on my desk which is connected to a set of speakers. Whenever I plug my Macbook into the hub, Music.app opens and starts playing the alphabetically first album in my library. This is ...
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Unable to detect USB flash drive after ejecting in middle of operation; is there any way to make it working again?

I have USB 3.0 flash drive (64 GB) and it was very much detectable in Mac (macOS 14.4.1) but recently while making it bootable USB flash drive using winDiskWriter app, I have ejected in middle of ...
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Unable to burn Windows 11 ISO image in macOS 14 (Sonoma)

macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 (23E224) Downloaded Windows 11 ISO image on mac and now I want to create a bootable USB so that it can be used to install Windows 11 on my desktop PC, but found no free software ...
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Mounted usb drive gets Operation not permitted on write

My mounted usb drive gets Operation not permitted when I write to it: $ sudo touch /Volumes/NO\ NAME/aaa touch: cannot touch '/Volumes/NO NAME/aaa': Operation not permitted $ mount | grep NO /dev/...
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USB-C device detected only through a hub

I am using a Presonus AudioBox 1818vsl for live performances with my band. This device has a USB-B port and it's powered through a dedicated power adapter: I connect it to my MacBook Pro with a USB-B -...
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Where can I find a list of accessories I've allowed to connect to Mac

There is a feature that asks user to allow new accessory to connect via usb/thunderbolt. Official documentation is here. Is there a way to find what accessories are allowed and how to remove ...
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USB device not working properly on Mac Pro 5,1

Mac OS Monterey running on Mac Pro 5,1 patched with Open Core Legacy Patcher I have observe the following odd behaviour. Attach a microsoft mouse to one of the back USB ports. Works. Detach and plug ...
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What happens if I connect a charger via USB-C to an iMac (M1 2021)?

The iMac has its own power supply but I'm wondering what would happen if I would connect an additional power supply to my iMac (M1 2021). The reason for the question is, the Anker 675 active docking ...
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How to diagnose cause of sound stutters on mac pro

I have ancient Mac Pro, a 2009 heavily upgrade: 2012 mother board, 12 core Xeon at 3.33 Ghz 96 GB ram. It has an add on card with 5 USB ports, as several of the original ports no longer work. (A way ...
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how can I require macOS user password before mounting a USB device to the mac?

How can I require macOS user password before mounting a USB device to the mac? I don't mind that all USB devices need the same password to mount. I had a thought that this would improve security, that ...
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Multi-second audio delay with USB microphone

My M1 Mac mini, running latest macOS, has recently developed a microphone issue with my USB headset. The main symptom is a multi-second audio delay: When I open System Settings and go to "Sound&...
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Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes | USB Drive Inquiry

re: Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes Article Hi - Thank you for posting this process as I have been trying to locate the answer to this question for 2 years as I have been locked out ...
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How do I communicate with a host USB device through Mac's Terminal?

I have a Siglent SPD3303X-E power supply that I am attempting to interface with. I am running a Macbook Pro with OS Sonoma 14.3.1. I've read online about what SCPI commands to send to the power supply,...
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Boot a live OS from external usb drive on a Silicon M1 [duplicate]

I need to take a dd image of a MacBook (Model A2179) EMC 3302 hard disk. I have no way to recover the password to access the system, so I was going to live boot something like puppy or ubuntu to dd ...
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Can I tell if a hard drive is usable or fake?

I purchased a hard drive which looks like a fake (doesn’t mount when I plug it in, the label is suspicious). If there a way using terminal to know if it’s usable? Nothing mounts when I plug it in Disk ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 15" USB-C display connection issue

I'm having a horrible experience with my personal Mac (MBP 2017 15") and a USB-C display. When the USB-C cable is connected to the Mac it starts charging. But doesn't recognize it as an external ...
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Macbook Air M1 Not Mirroring Display to Dell Monitor with USB-C, although USB-C charging through the Dell monitor is OK

I am experiencing an issue with my MacBook Air M1 (2020, Sonoma 14.3) and Dell monitor (model P3221D), which supports USB-C. Until recently, I used the Dell monitor as my primary display without any ...
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USB Internet Connection Sharing disconnects after updating to macos 12.7.3

I have been using USB Internet Connection from my Macbook Pro for some years, fairly reliably. We rely upon it since we are a Wifi free house. After updating to macos 12.7.3 Monterey, both iPhones ...
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Rapid connection and disconnection of external monitor from M2 Pro Mac

I have an M2 Pro MacBook Pro running Sonoma 14.3 Previously, I could connect my MacBook to my external monitor, an HP Z32 (4k 60Hz) using a USB-C cable and have the display work. However, after ...
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Possible to access and backup a corrupted USB HDD via terminal?

TL;DR Is there any way to skip any checks on a corrupted USB disk, "raw mount" the device and create a raw image using macOS terminal tools? Details: An old Windows notebook of a friend ...
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I have 2 USB ethernet devices of the same type, one works, the other one does not

I have 2 (almost) identical USB ethernet devices - product id and vendor id are identical - that both work fine on my pc, but only one of them works on my mac. This is the diff of the system_profiler ...
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I deleted the network service of a usb ethernet adapter. How to get it back?

I have a usb ethernet adapter that used to work just fine. Today I unplugged it, then deleted the corresponding network service via the dialog under "System Settings / Network". Now when I ...
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Does iPhone use USB tethering to share internet when connected to Macbook?

I am currently confused if the iPhone does support sharing internet via USB cable or not. I was able to share my mobile data from iPhone to Macbook via USB cable, still need to enable Personal Hotspot ...
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Launching app with lid closed on MacBook

I have created a script in Node.js that listens to USB devices being connected. When a certain USB device is connected, it launches a macOS app. Everything works as expected while having the lid ...
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Unable to install macOS Monterey on MacBook Pro 2015

I'm trying to install macOS Monterey on my MacBook Pro 2015. These are the steps/events arranged in chronological order. One day while turning on the Mac, my Mac stopped booting. It stopped at the ...
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Curly brackets with german keyboard

Having a usb keyboard in german language connected to the MacBook. Curly brackets are on Alt+Gr+7 / Alt+Gr+0 on German keyboards, but pressing these keys gives me different characters. So how can I ...
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Charger block with USBC on both ends not charging

I have an MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021) M1. It is supposed to be chargable with USBC. The power block that comes with it has a cable with megsafe on one side for the macbook and USBC on the other side ...
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Macbook cannot connect to Dell external display with USB-C

Any mac device I own (Macbook Air 2020, Macbook Air M1, Macbook Air M2) does not connect to the Dell external display I own (u2723qe). Under the display settings, the monitors cannot be detected. The ...
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iMac 12 mid 2011 model - OS installation issue

My kiddo recently got a iMac 12 mid 2011 model as a gift for homeschooling purposes. The device was working perfectly fine until the reset to remove the previous owners information as per the Apple ...
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