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/private/var/db/uuidtext/dsc directory huge size

I have /private/var/db/uuidtext/dsc directory full of files. Directory size is >100GB and constantly growing. I've deleted all the files and also tried to reboot my mac, but it doesn't help. I've ...
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What are the Ubiquity logs on my Mac?

In the "~/Library/Logs" folder, I discovered a folder called "Ubiquity", but I have no such app named "ubiquity" on my MacBook Pro. I Googled and also searched here (Ask Different), but all ...
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Loginwindow tried to hijack service?

I was looking at my system.log for another issue I was trying to fix, and noticed after a reboot that I had a service hijack attempt, I then noticed that the process that was trying to hijack was ...
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How to fix the error: “AppleSpell” tried to hijack endpoint “it (Apple)_OpenStep” from owner?

I have 3 macs that all produce this error repeatedly in the console, and I cant figure out the root cause of it. It leads to various system stalls and memory issues. (Currently troubleshooting on ...
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Where is system.log in TimeMachine backup

I would like to get older versions of /private/var/log/system.log files from TimeMachine. Is this possible? How? I see current system.log files. I went to folder /private/var/log then invoked ...
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Running FFmpeg in Automator/AppleScript

I have written an apple script previously to automate a task I do in my work many times. With Apple updating to Catalina I will lose the use of Quicktime 7 (which is part of my Image sequencing ...
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“Too many files open” error when syncing an iPhone

For the last month or so, every time I try to sync my iPhone XR to iTunes (on a Mac) I get an error: This started happening when I tried turning on Wi-Fi sync between my phone and my Mac. I have ...
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how to access container and shared folder on docker machine

I have an old macbook pro (mid 2009). I've got it back 'cause my notebook is broken. Docker for mac is not available to mac os El Captain, so i had to install the docker machine. Now i'm trying to ...
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How long does it take your iphone Xs to sync with itunes?

I have a new iPhone Xs running iOS 12.4 syncing to MBP using Mojave 10.14.6 via iTunes version 12.9.5.5. Using usb cord to sync selected items - pics, music, etc.. all things being equal, the old ...
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Allow Shell Script to Access Protected Library Folders (launchd)

I'm trying a bash script that works fine when run from the command line (Terminal). Apart from the shebang, it just has: ls -alt /Users/<username>/Libary/Mail/V6/.../Lists.mbox (Using ls as a ...
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Installing the original OS X version onto a Mac?

I've just followed the steps here to try to format my wife's laptop so we can sell it: https://superuser.com/questions/959422/reinstall-os-x-without-cd-dvd-or-apple-id Unfortunately I'm still getting ...
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High Disk Usage in Bootcamped iMac after repairing the drivers

I force closed my iMac for a specific reason (thunderstorm) and when i started it back, my imac started to scan and repair its drivers. I waited for 4 hours and everything was fine, until i realized ...
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How to backup efficiently and effectively iMovie 10.0

I have a long list of Projects in my iMovie 10.0 I would like to backup everything so that if I move to a new Mac or if I have to restore after a system failure I will not lose anything of the work I'...
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Hard-Drive Storage size issues after partition Disk Utility

I wanted to create a partition on my iMac for Windows to be able to play Windows games. I have used Disk Utility to create a 20GB partition on my 1,12TB Fusion drive. This caused a problem on my ...
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Bootcamp: Black screen shows after windows 10 installation

I have a MacBook Air with OS High Sierra. I tried to install windows 10 by selecting the top and the bottom selections in Bootcamp, which installs the setup on a USB and partitions a section for ...
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Is there anyway to set up more than one do not disturb schedule on iPhone?

I would like to have it so my phone has do not disturb on at night, and then have it turn on later in the day as well. As far as I know, you can only set up one schedule in settings. Is there an app/...
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Export Keychain Items is not enabled from File menu of Keychain Access

As can be seen in the screenshot I have selected a bunch of keychain items. So why is Export items disabled?
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Uploaded homemade mp3 to icloud music library, now “not available in my country or region”

We recorded an mp3 with the kids, and I want to add this to my icloud music library so it's available on my iPhone and any of my devices, the same way I access other songs in my icloud music library ...
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Why does Apple send a verification to an iPad that is logged out

I was trying to reset my apple ID password on PC. Apple sent a verification to my iPad which is logged out of iCLoud and iTunes. Why is that? I thought that after logging out on my iPad, Apple should ...
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iPad or iPhone doesn't charge until unlocked?

When I plug my iPhone or iPad into my laptop with the USB cable, it doesn't start charging until I unlock the device with touch ID or code. Is there a way I can change this behavior? I don't think it ...
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Exit silent mode without vibrate

When using the hardware switch on the side of my iPhone to change from silent mode to non-silent mode, the phone vibrates once. How can I turn off this vibrate? There is no vibration from non-silent ...
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'The requested version of macos is not available - macOS Catalina

I have nothing more to say other than I can't seem to download macOS Catalina beta... it's not available apparently? I even followed this link, which shows the update in the app store: https://apps....
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How do you update the default version of Nano on MacOS X without using the homebrew package manager?

I did do some research to check for installation methods but I primarily came across the homebrew method, and I didn't actually see any information about a binary download for Mac. The binary on the ...
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Are the results of Apple Photos processing shared between my computers?

I have a MacBook and and Mac mini with same Apple ID. My photo library size is 55,109 photos, 3,670 videos, 68 items. photoanalysisd has been running for 7 days on my MacBook. It doesn't appear to ...
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Restoring a white Macbook with OSX Lion

I'm trying to restore an old Macbook for my kid. I've erased the hard drive and want to reinstall the OS, which is Lion. However, I have a problem - I have no idea what Apple ID I used originally (...
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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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Any way (even if roundabout) of having access to other countries' Apple Books catalog?

My App Store account is Brazilian, and I find the Apple Books catalog to be very lacking, especially in native language editions. As an example, the single book by Kurt Vonnegut that's available in ...
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MariaDB cannot reset lost root password according to usual process

I'm preparing a local copy of MariaDB on OS X (already works fine with one local dev site) for a data dump and forgot my root password (stupid I know). But the usual reset password fails like this: $...
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FileVault 2 encrypted drive not accepting unlock password in recovery mode

My Mid-2012 Mac Book Air running an up-to-date install of Mountain Lion crashed the other evening (browsing the web, one tab started beach-balling, and refused to be force-quit so I forced a restart). ...
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How does FileVault 2 recovery key stored in iCloud work?

When requested during the full disk encryption process, one option is to store the recovery key in your iCloud account. I stored mine in iCloud, but frankly I'm confused as when I look at the drive ...
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brew doctor warning about Python config scripts

Can someone please explain what I should do about the following warning from Homebrew: Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look ...
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External hard drive not mounting

I have an external hard disk drive that's a few years old and lately it's been causing some issues. It started by unexpectedly unmounting, and a few days later it wouldn't mount at all. If I open Disk ...
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How to force Finder to update file thumbnails?

Recently I updated album covers in most of my mp3s, but their respective thumbnails on Finder did not get updated. Things I tried: Removed (rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist) without ...
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Is the a CLI way to download all photos from a Photos.app iCloud shared album?

Is there a way from the CLI on MacOS or Linux to download all the photos from a shared photo album (an album shared with me from another iCloud user, that shows up the shared tab on iOS or under the ...
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Mojave quicklook stuck at loading

Some days after installing Mac OS Mojave my quick look startet showing the spinning icon in the finder sidebar and when i press space on media files (.jpg, .png, .gif, .psd, .pdf, etc.). Here what i ...
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Can I upgrade the memory in a MacBook Pro 2019?

my Mac is a MacBook Pro 2019 I do not have any information about Mac or cp. I am using R and I am running a heavy model, but I can not get a result because of lack of memory. Is there any way to fix ...
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Is Apple Keyring data stored locally-only on devices?

I would like to understand if the keyring database is stored only on the local Apple device or if it is also stored on servers on the internet.
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Make GIF element in Shortcuts crashes shortcut

I’ve created a shortcut which should make GIF out of burst image but when I run a shortcut it crashes and doesn’t make GIF. Has anyone had the same problem? Here’s how my shortcut looks like: iOS 12....
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calendar full with this recurring event

It's a few weeks now that I repeatedly find events similar to this in my calendar, everyday the same, forever: I don't know how it gets there I'd like to cancel it without notifying anyone (just to ...
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How to uninstall iTunes? [duplicate]

I'm trying to uninstall iTunes since its giving me a headache. The permissions are read only and when i try to change them to read&write I get the dreaded The operation can’t be completed because ...
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Applescript: Waiting till AFTER QuickTime Movie Recording Window is Active

I'm trying to resize a Quicktime Movie Recording Window--only after it's active. Is this possible? The below script does work––if I hardcode the delay time. Any help is appreciated. Thanks do ...
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Are Time Machine backups to an external disk attached to a Time Capsule supported?

My 1 TB Time Capsule drive is full with Time Machine backups. I'd rather spend $130 on a 3 TB drive than $500 on a new 3 TB Time Capsule. Is an external drive attached to a Time Capsule supported ...
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Device Console error: kernel compat_ifmu_ulist error 14

After looking through my Console log I noticed a strange error that seems to show up around 10 times a second or so. The error is coming from the kernel and shows up as one of the following 5 or so ...
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How can I set Time machine interval to several minutes in Mojave?

I want to set Time machine interval to 15 minutes, instead of Apple default 1hr. What I want is: Time machine Interval of 15 minutes. Time machine backup should respect battery/power status, meaning ...
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Is it possible to swap option and command keys for a specific keyboard?

I just bought a Logitech USB keyboard (Logitech K120, if that matters.) It's a Windows keyboard, so it has a Windows key and an alt key. The Windows key maps to Command, and the Alt key maps to option....
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Command/Control keys are split on PC keyboard with Mac

No matter how many combinations I try in Modifier Keys, unfortunately the control/command keys split responsibilities. For example: Control x, c, v all work fine, but Control z, t, r don't work - ...
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Possible to choose Screenshot output method with Keyboard Shortcut?

The revised Screenshot utility in Mojave brings the handy option of choosing if the resulting Screenshot should be copied to the clipboard or saved as a file, or saved to email, etc. However this ...
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How can I upgrade from Oracle JDK 8 to OpenJDK 8 using Homebrew and be sure it will be used by default?

If I have Oracle Java SE JDK 8 installed on my mac, how can I upgrade to Open JDK 8 and be sure it will be used by default? Motivation: Android build tools seem to need JDK 8, but according to the ...
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How to automatically turn off touchbar only when second monitor is connected?

Is it possible to automatically disable/turn off the touch-bar on macOS Mojave when I connect to a second monitor? I find it annoying to see the touch-bar light up every time I type or mouse click ...
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AirPods: Extremely poor mic quality on Mac

Ever since I purchased the AirPods (1st Generation), they demonstrate extremely poor quality while activating the AirPod mic, whilst they are connected to a Mac. When activating the mic to record ...

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