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Questions tagged [yosemite]

OS X 10.10 Yosemite​

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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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macOS Yosemite->High Sierra update not sticking

I need to download exam software for my computer, but the software does not support Yosemite, my current OS. Preposterously, this $100 software costs $50 to "redownload", so I need to be absolutely ...
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(Mistakenly) Deleted all partitions except for disk0s2, can't mount or repartition

First of all, I apologize that I cannot remember exactly what version of Mac OS I am running, but I am 99% sure it's Yosemite. I recently tried to delete a second partition I had been using for a ...
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Mac Pro 2.1 - Yosemite - Mac Post Factor

I have been using OS 10.10.5 for ~ 2 years on my Mac Pro 2.1 - Yosemite installed with Mac Post Factor* but developed a sound problem after running DiskWarrior. The other day I lost sound ie no ...
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Need Help Fixing Partitioning after Deleting Core Storage Booter and Windows

I know there is a plenty on the Internet, but I am afraid to touch it since the data on my partition is valuable for me now. My situation: I have MacBook Air with OS Yosemite 2011 11" (128G). I ...
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File Copy Error

I copied files from one location to another using the following command. cp -pr /path/to/source /path/to/destination During execution, I saw the following error message on some files being copied ...
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iMac; OS X Yosemite; App switcher continues to come up without pressing <cmd>-<tab>

I am having an issue with an older iMac. The app switcher will come up and then rapidly switch between either two or all icons without pressing -. It seems as if moving the mouse is causing the ...
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Can I run Yosemite after I install the Mojave firmware updates?

I'm very hesitantly getting ready to "upgrade" from Yosemite to Mojave because I worry that it will break things I still need. So to give it a try I've decided to install Mojave on an external drive ...
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Finder seems to be broken, Desktop files missing

I have an old imac mid 2010 with upgraded ram and ssd that works really well. I mostly use it for coding and I did not updated / installed any new apps lately. Since 24hours ago: finder seems to be ...
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OS X 10.10 Copy / Paste Source file count does not match destination file count

I have folderA and want to make a copy of all the contents within into FolderB. I select all the contents inside of FolderA then selected copy and went to FolderB and pasted it. When it is done, ...
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Apple Mail Mailboxes missing

Apple Mail crashed and I rebuilt the database. It now works but my mailboxes are missing. How can missing mailboxes be restored?
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Dictionary styling (background color)

[OS 10.10.5] I want the content background of the Dictionary app to be black. I know this can be done by editing the DefaultStyle.css file of each dictionary, but the background color is still bright ...
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Two Factor Authentication on 10.10.5 Yosemite

I cannot find where to get my two factor authentication verification code from in settings on the Mac, neither is there any input field for me to type in the code. What do I do?
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How to downgrade to OS X Yosemite 10.10? (Have not yet upgraded)

I have a 2015 iMac 5k running OS X Yosemite 10.10.x. I've always been nervous about upgrading an expensive machine. Now I am curious about upgrading, but I would like to find an option that would ...
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“iPhoto cannot be opened because of a problem”

I got hit with the iTunes update breaking everything in Yosemite. I repaired Safari by deleting MobileDevice.Framework, but iPhoto still won't open. Any thoughts? (I'm not ready to migrate to photos) ...
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Safari on my Mac won't open because “Safari cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer”

I have an error message, which has already been reported but I can't understand how to fix it. I have Yosemite and there's no updates available except for iPhoto, which also can't be updated. I'm ...
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How to solve blank Safari Window / Safari crash (10.1.2)?

Running Yosemite 10.10.5 on MacBook Air (early 2014), with Safari v. 10.1.2. New Safari windows come up blank. Typing a URL into them doesn't load the pages. Quitting Safari and relaunching causes ...
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Upgrade GPU in 2010 Mac Pro 5,1

I have a 2010 Mac Pro 5,1. It has an ATI Radeon HD 5770. I bought a Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 to upgrade. How can I use RX 560 on OS X El Capitan and Mojave?
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Can't restart Mac: Finder not responding or «not open anymore» & other culprits

First-timer here. I have been experiencing several serious-looking problems with my MacBook (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5, model MacBookPro10,1: Mid 2012 Retina, 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD) for a while now, the ...
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Cracking hashes for MacOS passwords

I've followed practically all the tutorials on cracking hashes for a macOS password, but I've come up empty handed. I've ultimately come up with this hash: Admin:$ml$28169$...
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Super quiet audio recording in Quicktime 10.4 using Soundflower-2 on Yosemite

Now that the Soundflowerbed app is retired, I haven't been able to record my Mac's system audio :( Following the instructions from mattingalls' Soundflower-2 installation guide, (https://github.com/...
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OS X Yosemite multiple desktops with different files

Is there a way to have a second desktop which you can put individual folders and files on it, so that the first desktop is clear without any files?
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Having Problems Clean Installing Osx El Capitan On Macbook Air 2010

I have a bootable dmg file that I created using transmac on my pc. Everytime I load it up on my Macbook air it shows the prohibitory symbol after a few minutes. I check on Disk utilitily first drive ...
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File Vault Paused

Im trying to update to High Sierra, But can't because my file vault is currently encrypting. (so says the error message) However, when I check the status, it shows that it is "paused" and has been ...
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Will Apple's apps be automatically updated when the OS is upgraded? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro from mid-2014 running on Yosemite. If I update the macOS, will the Apple apps (iTunes, Pages, Numbers, etc.) be automatically updated? I have also been wondering whether it ...
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Why did apache move config, and how do I move it back?

I just installed PHP 7, and suddenly localhost is no longer accessible. Investigating, apachectl determined that it changed from reading /etc/apache2/httpd.conf, to now be reading /usr/local/etc/...
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OS X stopped opening .jar files through Finder

Yosemite 10.10.5 I have a .jar file that I was able to execute by double-clicking it in Finder. Today, if I try that, it won't open. Sometimes something will appear briefly on screen but disappear ...
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Change boot device on Mac OS X 10.10 to an AFP partition

My Mac Pro ran with Mac OS X 10.10 until last week. I split the disk into two partitions, mirrored the OS and updated it on one partition to macOS 10.13. After the update I changed the startup disk ...
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pfctl to add rules at runtime WITHOUT editing /etc/pf.conf?

I have an app that (while it is running and only while it is running) needs to make changes to the packet filter (pf) so that it blocks or allows certain traffic. These rules should be in addition to ...
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Internet recovery of 2015 MacBook Pro fails due to unavailability of Yosemite

I recently purchased a second-hand 2015 13" MacBook Pro. It came with High Sierra installed, but I wanted to make sure the system was completely clean (in case it had been compromised), so I: Booted ...
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How to unzip .xz

How can I unzip a .xz file? Archive utility failed. Is there an app that I should get to do it? (Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.5)
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Grab.app disappearing from dock?

When I use Grab, if ever I close all its windows and then take focus away from it by clicking somewhere else it disappears from the dock. Grab hides from the dock even if the Grab window I close is ...
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External Filevault disk permissions don't match users on migrated computer

I created a (bootable) backup disk for use in Carbon Copy Cloner and applied Filevault 2 following the CCC instructions. I am using the backup disk to transfer the files to a new computer. The old ...
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Changing the user when turning in my Macbook Pro

On my macbook pro 2010 (running Yosemite 10.10.5) I have two users. My normal Admin account and a Guest account. Whenever my computer is turned off, it automatically logs into the guest account when I ...
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Can I install OS X 10.10 on a MBP Mid-2015 I buy today?

I am planning on buying a MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2015 (not a used one, but a new one directly from Apple). For reasons of running legacy software I would like to install Mac OS X 10.10 on it. When it ...
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Internet Recovery - No progress

I am trying to use internet recovery to install OS X Yosemite and dual boot it with High Sierra on my 2015 model 13-inch Macbook Pro, but I’m having some issues. I can boot into Internet Recovery, can ...
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Did someone copy files from my Mac?

I was away from my MacBook Air (Yosemite) briefly and suspected that someone had copied files from my Mac. Here is what I can see from the system.log under console /var/log. Could some experts ...
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iCloud two-factor authentication on OS X Yosemite

I have 3 Apple devices, an iPhone and iPad both running iOS 11 and a MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10. On the iOS devices I am getting alerts to enable two-factor authentication for my iCloud ...
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HTTP URLs aren't working on OS X Yosemite

My OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Mac seems to only be able to hit HTTPS URLs, but not HTTP URLs. I tested another computer on my network, and that machine seems to work fine. I tested using this URL: http://...
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Install Yosemite on partition in new computer

Currently using Yosemite on older computer. Want to continue using Adobe cs5 apps which don't work past Yosemite. Don't remember how I installed it but not purchased and don't have installer. Anybody ...
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How can I modify a PowerBook or iBook G4 to install Yosemite or Sierra?

I own a PowerBook G4 A1104 with 512 mb of ram and 1.5 ghz and I also own an Ibook G4 1.33 Ghz 512 ram. I have seen videos on youtube of people turning their ibook g4 and imac g4 into machines running ...
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OS X Yosemite started appearing as “Recovery HD” in Boot Manager

I have a MacBook Pro (2015, 13") with 2 Mac Operating Systems installed on it, one of them is the latest macOS High Sierra, the other one is OS X Yosemite, where High Sierra is the default. Today I ...
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Is Spectre and Meltdown Patched on OS X 10.10? [duplicate]

I have not yet had an update since the spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities came out... This leads me to believe they have not patched spectre/meltdown on anything below High Sierra... I have ...
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How do I repair a “bogus map” error in GPT?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina with OS X Yosemite ver. 10.10.5 with one physical drive 256GB. This drive had 3 partitions: 1 - Mac, 2 - Mac Recovery, 3 - Win 7 64 bit. Due to low disk space on the Win 7 ...
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OSx doesn't want to activate my Bluetooth dongle

I recently bought an external bluetooth dongle to add BTLE support to my Macbook Pro 2011. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2. I've read different blogs and posts here, indicating how to enable the ...
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Terminal not working on Yosemite

Not sure about the Yosemite version because "About this mac" option doesn't work too. Terminal, X11, Screenshot to name a few, don't work. Used to work fine since I updated from Lion a few months ago....
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Upgrade system frameworks without upgrading OS

I am currently running macOS 10.10.2, but would like to be able to run the latest Ableton Live 10 which is built on macOS 10.11. When I directly run the executable I get errors referencing symbols ...
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How to make my `/usr` folder secure?

I'm trying to install the Tunnelblick open source VPN client on my Mac running OS X 10.10.5. When I try to install the dmg I get the following error (see attached screenshot). How would I make my /...
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Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite: Where do I get the patch to fix the Meltdown exploit? [duplicate]

All I found were articles on patch availability for El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra. Where do I get a patch to fix the Meltdown exploit? (type that into Google if you don't know what that is, it's ...
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Can't authorise settings change or install new apps

1 Hello, I have a problem authorising any admin tasks on Yosemite 10.10.5 (like installing new apps, unlocking system settings etc.). I have an admin account with a password, yet the system won't ...