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Is there a difference between recovering data from the original drive VS a clone of it

Following up from How to create an accurate byte-level copy of an SSD to another drive?, I did a clone of my entire internal 256GB SSD of my Mac 10.14, with 13-15GB free areas. I have .img file now. ...
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Removing User from Single User Mode Fails - MacOS 10.14

So I’m trying to delete a specific user account while avoiding the traditional SysPrefs method. I do have FileVault enabled and am running 10.14. This is what I’ve tried in Single User mode: /sbin/...
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Playing a 3 note chord on GarageBand performs an UNDO function

I have a 1st edition iPad Pro 12.9" and I opened GarageBand. It loaded an old song automatically, and the instrument was a synth. I switched it to a Grand Piano and began to play a 3 note chord. As I ...
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Only Messages not restoring on new iPhone (DEP device)

In my firm we enroll iPhones via our DEP programme, and manage them through a MDM server. Our colleagues receive a pre-configured iPhone, but they are allowed to use a personal iCloud account to ...
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iOS ATnT app has weird popup and the crashes. “BEST Convert timed out”. Am I hacked?

I just recently started having a weird problem with my iOS ATnT app. When I open it, It shows a very odd pop-up message saying "BEST Convert timed out". Only a second after the popup, the app crashes. ...
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Cant erase partition maps with Fdisk, gpt, gdisk, etc. for a full erase and format. Hidden sectors showing un-erasable master boot records in parts

So I've been battling what seems to be after 5 years, a bad bios rootkit that is infecting my low level firmware in usb drives, hard drives, boot roms, motherboard option roms, etc. I've spent over $...
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Outlook for Mac 2011 - how to delete buggy email in outbox that crashes Outlook

I have an email in my Outbox that continually crashes Outlook for Mac 2011 with a "rebuild database" error message. Rebuilding the database took days and never completed. If I start Outlook in safe ...
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Disable Time Machine Auto Cleaning

According to Apple, Time Machine removes all but one backup for every month, all but one backup for every week of the last month, and all but one backup for every day of the last week. I have plenty ...
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Adding a line break to a shell output in AppleScript

I've got a script working but not the way I want. Here's the script return do shell script "BLUETOOTH_DEFAULTS=$(defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth); SYSTEM_PROFILER=$(...
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Automate URL Redirection in Mac OS Automator

I would like some assistance to write an AppleScript to automatically redirect amazon.com to smile.amazon.com. I tend to always forget to use smile. With this automator I will never forget to. ...
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iMac 5K 27' 2019 Ram [on hold]

I am trying to upgrade my iMac 2019 5K 27' to 64GB. Per Apple specs, the RAM should be PC4-21333, but the only one I seem to be able to find on Amazon or macsales.com seems to be PC4-21000. Does ...
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Enabling OS X 10.9 support on 10.8 (Mountain Lion)?

My MacBook Pro is running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and I have been literally advised by an authorised vendor not to install 10.9 due to its bugs. (I would appreciate not to be given the advise to ...
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How do I combine two text values from different cells to equal another cell?

Let’s say I always know my row will be 14. I only know the column by another value above it. For example, $Q$7 = A I want to be able to take that value A and add it so that my formula is now $A$14. ...
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Pointless USB on my Apple Monitor?

I have an external Apple Display monitor wit x3 USB ports on the back. They dont charge my phone at all, or do anything at all as far as I can figure out. How can i use them?
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Selling water damaged MacBook Air 2017: Is it safe to simply remove the SSD?

I water damaged my Macbook Air 2017 and it will no longer turn on. I was thinking of selling the MBA for some money but wanted to make sure that my security is not compromised. If I remove the SSD ...
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How can I prevent apps from opening on startup that don't respect Login Items?

The application I'm specifically talking about is Cisco AnyConnect VPN, which I have to use for work so I can't delete it. It opens whenever I log in and its screen covers everything for a few minutes ...
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iPhone asks for Apple ID password on third party app launch after iTunes sync

I've just synced my iPhone with iTunes to get some Music on the iPhone. After doing so, the iPhone wants my Apple ID password, when I try to launch a third party app. All Apple apps (Photos, Safari, ...
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Mac “open” command opens directories with Skim, not Finder

The open command on my mac breaks when I install Skim, a PDF viewer. When I try to use open to browse a directory with Skim installed, open launches the Skim app, and I am presented with the ...
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MacBook Pro Function key + Command/Option hotkeys problem

I'm using Intellij Idea on Mac, that heavily utilizes hotkeys including Function keys + the Option and Command keys. While hardware keys + the Option and Command keys work okay, Touch Bar keys + the ...
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How to install unsupported apps in old iPhone 4 (iOS 7.1.2)

I've just recovered an old iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1.2 but it is almost unusable because pretty much every app that I need to install says it is unsupported. How to give life to this phone installing ...
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MacBook Pro user account missing

I changed my user account name on my MacBook Pro and as soon as I restarted my laptop my account disappeared. I tried everything online but it’s not working. I can access the guest user and another ...
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Create HFS+ Partition Using DiskPart on Windows 10 [on hold]

I did read this question on the same topic. The answer mimics what I read here, which basically is: create partition primary id=af The secret sauce is the id=af component. That may or may not work ...
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Time Machine parsebundle too large and can't do a backup

I've been using AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac (7.9.1 firmware) for approximately 2 years but in the last month by 4th of July, it started to stop crating backups. The /private/var/db/com.apple.backupd....
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I wish to change my gmail to iCloud.com. I really wish to get away from Google [on hold]

I wish to change my gmail account to iCloud.com. Can I transfer all my gmails mails to iCloud.com? Additionally, does it make sense to get rid of gmail? I really wish to get away from Google.
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Tried to use bash arrays but for some reason this fails?

Im trying to make a script that should be executed with crontab, but I'm having difficulties to declare an array an fetch the key and value from that array. (Running MacOS 10.12.6) This is what i'v ...
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Does “Reset Network Settings” affect all devices?

If I reset my Network Settings in iOS/iPadOS, and so lose all my WiFi networks/passwords, will my other iOS devices also lose them? The reason I ask is that WiFi networks appear to be stored in the ...
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How to fix built-in Apache webserver read/write permission properly

There are hundreds of questions about it, but I'm still stuck with this problem and looking for a proper solution. The newest solution (mine) fix just the reading issues, it doesn't solve the writing ...
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iPhone plays call ringtone over connected bluetooth speakers while on silent more

When I have my iPhone X on silent and I'm playing music through my Bluetooth speaker, if someone calls me I hear the ring over the speaker. How do I stop this?
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clang: error: unsupported option '-fopenmp'. Change default compiler? [migrated]

I am on a Mac (Mojave) but I am not a Mac user. I am doing this mostly blindly, since I do not have the basis of make commands, compilers, xcode, and so on. I need to run a make command (actually ...
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Wake on LAN (WOL) on Mac Pro 3,1 WITHOUT MacOS

I've been re-purposing my Mac Pro 3,1 (2008) to be a server using docker and Ubuntu Server 18.04.2. I'm trying to get wake on lan to work, as this is a really power-hungry machine and I would rather ...
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Google Voice Indicator

I would like to know when an inbound call originates from the GV number (versus the iPhone's carrier number). Is there a procedure that allows one to configure the iPhone to indicate the call is a GV ...
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Macbook 'Missing Space' Issue after Removing Partition

I had previously set up my 2012 Macbook Pro in a fusion drive configuration (250GB ssd and 500GB HD) for macOS and had a 250ish GB partition for Windows on my 500 GB hard drive. I tried removing the ...
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AirPods won't switch to MacBook

My AirPods (1st gen) won't switch over to my MacBook Air (early 2015 running the latest Mojave) from my iPhone 8. When I click 'connect' the indicator just spins and nothing happens. Restarting ...
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Is my screen being shared?! With whom?

For the last few days I've been getting a message on my lock screen Unlocking with Apple Watch is not available with your screen is being shared A tad worrisome but I sort of disregarded and ...
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Can't access localhost server after pf redirect

After adding some pf rules to redirect certain egress traffic to a localhost server, I can't access that localhost server directly. I can access it through the redirect just fine though. I basically ...
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How to control iPhone “Personal Hotspot” via Terminal

I'm a recent convert to Alfred and want to build workflows to connect and disconnect my MacBook to my iPhone's Personal Hotspot. Are these commands easily available in Terminal please? I've looked ...
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Creating a Windows partition on an external drive

I am trying to basically add a Windows 10 bootable system to an external hard drive because I haven't the space on my internal to do it. I have a mid-2013 MB Pro running Sierra. So I tried the ...
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Why isn't a binary file shown as 0s and 1s?

In my Mac OS, we know the files under /bin all are binary files.: crafts-MBP:bin ldl$ pwd /bin crafts-MBP:bin ldl$ ls [ csh ed launchctl mv rmdir tcsh bash date expr ...
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iPad 1st generation, automatic page reload [on hold]

I have an old 1st generation iPad, which I want to recycle as a family photo/info display. I plan to create a website with the required info and want to have the iPad to display just that site, ...
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Macbook Air 2017 128 gb storage, 8gb RAM

my macbook air 2017 fell from about 3 feet. i can see the backlight on keyboard working when it turns on and the chime is also audible but my display remains black. can i try anything to make it work ...
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mouse with the same features as Apple MagicMouse 2 [on hold]

A mouse with the same features as Apple MagicMouse 2 is on the market? Must have the Lightning Port and of course a Lightning to USB cable in the box.
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How can I find all the modifications and installations done by a spam dmg?

I downloaded a 1.5 MB dmg file from a inauthentic site and despite suspicion, opened it and opened the app inside it. Assume that the game I wanted was game, so it was named game.dmg. It mounted ...
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App and hardware to use phone as a one way ‘walkie talkie’

I am looking for an app and a battery power device so I can use my phone as a audio transmitter to the device. The device will be plugged into some noise cancelling headphones for my child. My child ...
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Paid consumables and App Store Terms & Conditions

I have a friend who works for a charity that offers courses on a donation basis as a way to fund themselves. Recently the charity built an iOS app so people can download the course videos and other ...
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I paid for 50GB icloud space [on hold]

I paid through my credit card to buy 50GB space 2 days ago, and now after two days still it is showing me 5GB space of icloud, i have received payment confirmation from my bank. Please advise what to ...
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iPad 1st generation, using as full screen browser (kiosk mode)

I have an old 1st generation iPad, which I want to recycle as a family photo/info display. I plan to create a website with the required info and want to have the iPad to display just that site, ...
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Siri doesn't respond while playing youtube on iphone xr

Try open youtube and play something, then try "Hey Siri" it won't work. But when I pause the video or close the youtube app it works. I also checked the Siri&Search settings for youtube and ...
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Configure Google Calendar notification sound on iOS

On iPhone we can configure notification sounds for iCloud Calendar and the iPhone Reminders app, but I cannot find any way to configure a sound for Google Calendar app on iPhone. I find the default ...
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If we install “modified games” on our iPhone or iPad, what risks are we exposing ourselves to? [on hold]

For example, through TweakBox, AppValley, or even some website, we can install some "mod" or "modified games" (such as a Pacman that never dies, or a game that requires your location but the app can ...
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Is it true that iOS devices use a hard coded time.apple.com dns for an ntp server?

I read that the only way to point an IOS device at your own NTP server is to change your dns sever’s record for time.apple.com to point at your NTP server so that when the iOS device requests the time ...

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