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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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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 ...
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How do I make IDLE work with Python 3.6.2 on Mac OS X 10.10.5?

I am new to Mac OS X. I need some help. I am having the following setup. Yosemite 10.10.5 Python 2 Version 2.7.13 Python 3 Version 3.6.2 I downloaded the python-3.6.2-macosx10.6.pkg and installed ...
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MacPro ignoring mouse

MacPro Mid 2012; quad core 3.2 GHz Xeon processor 24 GB ram running Yosemite 10.10.5 4 internal 4 TB drives, 2 external 4 TB drives in NewTech cradles. 3 Dell 1920 x1280 pixel LCD monitors. ...
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How to restore a Time Machine backup from a 2 HDD setup to a single HDD

My current (being phased out) setup on my iMac is SSD contains OS, HDD contains my home folder. /Volumes/iMacSSD/ is the OS /Volumes/iMacSSD/Users/iMac or /Users/iMac is a symlink to /Volumes/iMacHDD/...
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How can I restart the smart card service since OSX Yosmite without rebooting?

In OSX Yosmite, the pcsc service was replaced with Apple's own "Crypto Token Kit" for handling smart cards. We used to be able to restart pcscd like in this answer, but I have not been able to find a ...
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How to install an old version of Opera?

I've recently upgraded my MacBook Pro from 10.8.5 to 10.10.5 and a) I want to install an older version of Opera (version 40) b) I want to eliminate the auto update issue. Issues: I tried ...
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is there any way to adjust the brightness of the Apple Cinema Display in 10.11 (El Capitan)?

I saw the answer for 10.10 and 10.9. Sadly I just jumped from 10.8 to 10.11 and discovered that my beautiful and perfectly well-functioning (last night) display is not kaput (too dark). Can it be ...
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How can I restore the previous system state after formatting my Macintosh HD?

I tried to fix my MacBook Pro with Yosemite because it was always stuck on the Apple logo. I've never been in the boot menu and when I tried to open the Disk Utility to repair and verify, the result ...
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Automating Logging Into OS X After System Restart

Background I have a bunch of OS X Yosemite Mac Minis that are used as slaves by a Jenkins master machine to run Selenium tests using Google Chrome. These slave machines get restarted on a daily ...
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Where can I download/update to OS 10.10?

I am looking to update to OS 10.10. I am currently on 10.9.5. Both the appstore and macupdate.com seem to only have 10.10.1-.5, all of which require already having 10.10 (which, as stated, I am ...
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“Clean up by name” isn't sorting my files in alphabetical order

I have a folder containing six subfolders. Right-clicking on the Finder background and clicking "Clean up by name" sorts them into the order "1.0", "1.5", "1.6", "1.25", "1.56", and "2.0". This is ...
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Swapping functionality for left and right SHIFT keys

I've a weird issue. On my macbook 2010, when I use Google Chrome, Command+Left Shift+T doesn't work as expected. I would expect it to reopen last closed tab, but, instead, it simply opens a new one. ...
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Apple Remote Desktop- How to send Terminal Command to Networked computers

I'm hoping that you can help me with creating a unix script for sending a terminal command through ARD to multiple networked computers. I'm hoping to disable air drop on a set of 36 lab computers at ...
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Pairing a “Tile Mate” to MacBook Pro / OSX 10.10 directly

NOTE: I don't want to use the "Tile" app. I want a connection directly to my MacBook. I would like the Tile Mate to appear in the Bluetooth devices menu (System Preferences > Bluetooth > Devices). Is ...
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No way to send a text message

I have updated to the new 10.0 and now my message screen only shows my messages and an edit option. How can I write a text to someone not in my contacts? I have no box on my message page for new text.
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Photos app (iPhoto) hangs when trying to open

Ive got a mac mini running OSX 10.10.5. I use the built in "Photos" app (formally iPhoto) to manage photos i take on my iPhone, which are synced back to the Photos app via iCloud. Recently when i ...
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Preview.app corrupting images when rotating

Preview.app is corrupting my images when I rotate them. Does anyone know why this might be? I've had issues with corrupt quicklook previews, but not this. Before: After opening in Preview.app and ...
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OSX Server File Sharing allowing more access than configured

I am working on a computer used as a server running 10.10.5. I created a folder on the server as follows. Folder List Shared-Folder1 Shared-Folder2 Shared-Folder3 Shared-Folder4 User List UserA ...
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Why can't I update my OS?

Whenever I try to download anything from the App Store it says "_____ can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because OS X version 10.11 or later is required." And true enough when I check "About this ...
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Does Erase Disk delete the Recovery Partition?

I was trying to reformat my Mac Mini Mid-2011, so I went to Disk Utility. I saw that there was a Recovery Partition. Then I did an Erase Disk, which I thought was only erased the main partition and ...

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