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Could I recover pictures from an itunes backup missing PLIST files?

I have an itunes backup that is only missing the Plist files and I want to know if it's possible to recover pictures from this backup? The backup isn't encrypted and programs for reading Itunes ...
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High Sierra 10.13.6 - Security update 2019-003 failing install

My 15" MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) is running slowly since I attempted but failed to install Security Update 2019-003 High Sierra. After researching the problem, I discovered a number of reports ...
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Inaccessible voice memo

This 3-hour long voice memo that I recorded yesterday comes up when I search my phone but doesn’t show up in voice memos. I initially thought my phone is taking time to process this and it would show ...
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Frequently visited not showing up from OSX Safari

I removed all my caches, removed ~/Library/Safari folder and disabled&enabled iCloud Sync but Frequently Visited section of new page tab doesn't show up. I checked that I enabled Frequently ...
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How do I convert my mac mini into a remote server?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to convert to a remote server (i.e. so when I am in a random coffeeshop I can connect to it to run computationally intensive tasks as it sits on my desk at home). Are ...
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Is it possible to send a text file from terminal to the Note App on MacOS?

I like how my notes in the Note App gets synced via iCloud. I spend most of my time in the terminal during the day, so it's convenient for me to keep notes in a text file. At the moment I simply copy-...
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How can I default to a particular printer on a particular wifi network?

When I work from the office, I wnt to print from the office printer. When I work at home, I want to print from my home printer. But I spend a lot of time sending documents to the last used printer, ...
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Apple IAP Custom Discount

We're doing a treasure hunt in our city with the smart phone. It will include a lot of real-world stuff combined with AR-Stuff in the Phone. So, to promote it, we want to make custom discounts for in-...
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Xcode command line tools cctools incomplete

I've had Xcode & the command line tools installed for a while. Recently I wanted to start playing with the TianoCode EDK II, which for macOS requires the mtoc command from cctools (of which ld64 ...
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how can I use $HOME, ~ or environment variable in plist file of LaunchDaemons

I want to run a program by use plist, eg <key>Program</key> <string>/the_path_to/startup.sh</string> But the path could be changed in different system, so it would be nice if ...
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Is an Archive Mailbox just a regular mailbox? Or is it special?

Apple Mail 9.3 has an archiving feature. I'd like to better understand what this feature does, how it works, and why someone would want to use it. Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time finding ...
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Why does Car Play disconnect when I go in/out of WiFi range?

On my 2018 Honda CR-V, when using Car Play from my iPhone 7, it frequently disconnects when entering or leaving WiFi signal range. The head unit then says "No Device Connected". Usually, I have to ...
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What does “Does your app contain, display or access third-party content?” mean for me?

While submitting a new app to the App Store I got this question: "Does your app contain, display, or access third-party content?". Can I answer yes to this question and still submit an app? Does ...
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Why iCloud Drive takes up space though there are no content there at all

As you can see there is no content at all in iCloud Drive subfolders, but the size it takes is 1.7 GB. How?
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Why can't I create new network connections after enabling PF with a simple custom ruleset using `pfctl -f`?

Why can't I create new network connections after enabling PF with a simple custom ruleset using pfctl -f? I'm reading the official FAQ tutorial for OpenBSD's PF firewall, also used in macOS. I've a ...
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This webpage is using significant memory: how to stop it appearing?

This webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac. This banner appears at the top of some websites I use sometimes. If I close it, it reappears again ...
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Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro (2018) cannot be swapped for another one?

Is it true that the SSD of a Macbook Pro 15-inch (A1990 EMC3215) cannot be changed by itself? This is one of the latest models which have a touch bar. I know for a fact that the SSD of a Macbook Air ...
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What will I have to do if my Macbook Pro (2018)’s SSD crashes [on hold]

This is at this point hypothetical, but is something I think still worth asking. I had a Macbook Air 11-inch (2013) (A1465 EMC2631), and at multiple times (I think 2 or 3) throughout its 7-8 years (I ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2010 - upgrade HDD to SDD with intermittent Prohibitory sign

Good morning folks, I can't wrap my head around this one. I recently upgraded a failing 250 GB HDD to a 1 TB SSD and transitioned the data using a hard drive duplicator. When starting from a cold ...
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What are my hardware upgrade optoins for a late 2009 iMac?

It is now July 2019 and I have this Late-2009 iMac. macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) Processor: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: ATI Radeon HD ...
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Can i set “accept incoming connection” option for Apple Remote Desktop (ARD)?

We already use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) for Admin > User connections for admin / tech support sessions. In this instance we DO NOT require the User to confirm acceptance for the ARD session. We ...
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How to map Ctrl + Delete to Fn + Opt + Delete with Karabiner-Elements

I would like to map Ctrl + Delete on a Windows keyboard to Fn + Opt + Delete on a Macbook keyboard, so it deletes the next word after the cursor. I can't figure out how to represent Fn + Opt + Delete ...
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Process was killed — why? How can I find out?

I have written a computer program in C++, compiled it and ran it within terminal using the command line. This program has run fine many times, but it appears that whenever its accumulated CPU time ...
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Can i invite someone on my LAN to view my screen using Apple Remote Desktop?

Im aware i can use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) to connect to other OSX computers on my LAN as long as they have remote management pre enabled. But can i invite someone on my LAN to view my screen ...
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Can I use AppleScript to delete files on NAS listed in a file?

I am cleaning up my iTunes folders. I realized that there are more than 3k of files which are actually not in iTunes. I identified them and I have all of them inside a text file called "untitled.txt" ...
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Change font size for PDF Text comments in Preview

I would like to change the font size for PDF Text comments in Preview? I am aware that acrobat allows you to do this. I am looking for a solution in Preview (Version 8.1 (877.7)) This is a ...
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Pros and cons of clone with dd VS Carbon Copy Cloner or similar backup [on hold]

From Louis Gerber’s answer on Will a cloned hard drive function exactly as the original? that: Technically speaking CCC and similiar tools do not make bitwise exact copies of volumes. My ...
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Is it any different to clone each partition separately VS cloning the entire disk, when clone is meant for data recovery?

As directed by an answer on: How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?, I tried to clone my Mac internal disk of 256GB. When I ran diskutil I got this: /dev/disk0 (...
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How do I restore an iPhone 5 without Factory reset with a forgotten password?

My friend has an iPhone 5 that he forgot the password to, and he wants to recover the password without Factory resetting the device. Is there a "brute-force" password cracker that can be downloaded, ...
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Are there any GUI Git clients that support diff with —color-words?

I use Git for both programming and writing projects, the latter using LaTeX. All the GUI clients I’ve tried on the Mac (e.g. Tower, sourcetree) do a fine job with traditional line diffs. But for ...
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How to run privileged programs without elevation by sudo?

I got the mtr ping-traceroute combo util through Homebrew and I'd like to run on new Terminal windows without having to become superuser (or elevation, sudoing, whatever it's called on UNIX) each time ...
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extract the top-level domain and the second-level domain from a URL

I'd like to extra the top-level domain and the second-level domain from a URL like "https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/ask" Example URL with desired result below. https://apple.stackexchange....
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How do I prevent repeated iCloud logins when switching boot disk?

I've several different APFS bootable volumes. When I restart, and switch from MacOS 13 to 15, or back to 13, after I log into my user account, I'm asked to re-authenticate on iCloud. It seems that ...
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Technical reason why Safari 9 doesn't support modern sites

I am still using Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) on one of my machines so as to be able to run older versions of Adobe software etc. I prefer to use Safari as a web browser because it is designed for the ...
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Numbers - continuous line connecting gapped data?

This question over on SuperUser is exactly the same as mine, in the sense that I have a CSV that contains gaps in each column, but I want to plot it as a continuous line. However, I'm using Numbers, ...
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Macbook battery bar showing as red; battery % jumps around; battery condition normal; out of US charging

I've been in Europe since 7/5. I've been charging my 2015 macbook pro (purchased in the US) in the UK from 7/5-7/11 and in Italy from 7/11-current. I use a power adapter (not a converter) since the US ...
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Force open a public wifi login page on an iPad to login as different user

Is there a way to force open a public wifi login page on an iPad? Or in my case, sign out with current user? Here's the scenario: I'm currently logged in as User A, but would like to re-login with ...
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Access VBA - Subform populating incorrect records [on hold]

I'm trying to pull Person A and Person B records, once I switch from A-B & B-A the data is not populating properly. I mean B's record is assigning to A. I'm calling data from linked table. Any ...
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Update from OS X Lion 10.7.5 to macOS Mojave 10.14

I have recently got a mid 2012 Macbook Air which I installed Lion on. I am trying to update it to Mojave, but even though it is compatible, when downloading it in the App Store I get this error ...
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Reinstall mac os x 10.10 yosemite; never had mac os license assigned to my icloud account

Recently I found an old MacBook, probably from 2009 at my company's storage place. My boss allowed me to take it and I really want to try it out. The thing is, when I try to reinstall mac os with ...
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IntelliJ IDEA + JBR11 uninstalled but still appears in Spotlight Search

I have uninstalled the JBR11 version of IntelliJ and installed the standard version, but both versions appear in Spotlight Search. How can I fix this?
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Why does systemsetup sometimes fail to do anything?

I recently came across this issue on GitHub: https://github.com/saltstack/salt/pull/48583#issue-201371696 Mac-6:testing root# systemsetup -setlocalsubnetname blah4 setlocalsubnetname: blah4 Mac-6:...
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`timed` not always working? [duplicate]

[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "how to act as NTP server?".] I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), ...
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`timed`: how to act as NTP server?

[I have two not-really-related questions about timed, so I'm asking them separately. The other one is "timed not always working?".] I just upgraded to High Sierra (yeah, I'm a bit behind the times), ...
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How can I limit iTerm2 text selection to a single tmux pane?

I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro running iTerm2. I don't have tmux installed on it, but I use tmux on the remote Linux host I frequently connect to via ssh. When tmux is displaying a vertical split and ...
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Suggestions for a safe-n-fast charger for a bunch of 6th gen iPod Touch Devices?

I have about 30 iPod touch devices that connect to a charger with multiple ports on it. There are 4x 5V/2.4A ports and 4x 5V/1A ports on the device that charges them. It seems as though the the 5V/...
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iMac won't let me login with network account

I have a number of iMacs running Sierra/High Sierra/Mojave, which I'm adding to a client's Windows Active Directory. Everything is going well, but I've hit a tiny snag that I can't work out. I have ...
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Which Mail rule processed a message?

I have lots of mail rules that sort incoming mail into different folders. Today a message got put into a folder it didn't belong in. There are over 40 rules that move messages into this particular ...
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Ethernet says connected but can't access internet

I just got an apple usb to ethernet adaptor, connected it to my internet box and it now says the usb is connected (in system prefs), However I can't access the internet. I get a message that there is ...
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kernel panic on my mac mini

I have mac mini bought in 2018. Since yesterday it gives a kernel panic. My mac mini restarts then and gives a log with an error message. This happens when my mac mini is in sleeping mode. I use two ...

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