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How do I copy an NTFS partition to a writable disk image?

I have a drive from an old Windows computer. The drive is now in an enclosure, so it's accessible as if it were an external drive. It is formatted as NTFS. I would like to convert this drive (about 50 ...
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How to troubleshoot apps of which multiple instances can be launched

I have been observing strange behavior with two dictionary apps from a French / Belgian developer. I can launch both of them multiple times -- i.e., multiple instances of the app will appear in the ...
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What happens if I use unencrypted time machine backup from a mac that has FileVault turned on?

I just got a mac and it asked me if i want to use FileVault to have an encrypted disk. I choose yes so that is setup now. I now just bought an external hard drive and I plugged it in for the first ...
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How Do I Recover Formatted Mac hfs+ Partition?

I was installing Win8 on a Mac where I got the error that I can because of GPT disk I dont know what MAC I have but the Mainboard is number is Apple Mac 942859f58194171B. I tried formatting the ...
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Machine name set to new-host-X instead of the name set in Preferences [duplicate]

My machine name is set shiny in System Preferences/Sharing/Computer Name. From another machine on the network, I can only use shiny.local to refer to this machine. In the past, I used only shiny. In ...
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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Exchanged HDD in MacBook Pro - OS X installation disk shows prohibitory sign

I exchanged the HDD in my 2007 MacBook Pro and removed the DVD drive because it was making a terrible noise every time I booted the MacBook. The new HDD is a Corsair Force F120 SATA SSD. I formated ...
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Erase MacBook hard drive without OSX disc

I would like to erase everything on my Mac's hard drive as I'm going to recycle or sell it. Is there a way to do it without OSX disc?
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SSD compatibility with adapter

A Sintech M.2 NGFF SSD 18Pin Adapter Card adapter was purchased for Macbook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011). It is unclear to me which of these drives is compatible: Amazon indicates that ...
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Does Apple approve widget-only iOS apps?

Does anybody know if Apple will approve an app whose sole purpose is to provide one (or several) today widget(s)? Somehow I have a feeling that they won't, but the fact that keyboard-only (or crappy ...
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iPhone 4s change Apple id [duplicate]

A friend has given me his old iPhone but it still has his Apple id on iTunes and the cloud and won't allow me access. How do I erase this and input my details instead
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Permanently disable SIP [duplicate]

I disable SIP like this: reboot into recovery mode, run csrutil disable and then restart. Great, now SIP is disabled. But if my MacBook restarts again, it looks like it is enabled again. How can I ...
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How can I prevent files emptied out of the Trash from accumulating in “purgeable space”?

I'm having the same problem as the person who asked this question: I cleared a bunch of files out of my Trash and instead of getting free space on the volume, I got 30 gigs of "purgeable space". ...
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Mac crashing suddenly and restart

My Mac keeps on crashing around 5 times a day which is very annoying. It just turns off all of a sudden and than start again... Crash log is provided below. Any idea as to what may cause this? ...
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SSD Boot drive and encrypted HD

Have an SSD installed in my MBP's optical bay. All works well other than being unable to directly log on to my main home folder, which I think is due to the fact they this folder (still on the HDD) is ...
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Are Mac OS images (eg. “OS X El Capitan.app”) digitally signed? Safe to install from torrent?

So, I've upgraded OSX to Sierra, but I need to downgrade (long story), and OSX won't let me because I didn't create a Time Machine backup before upgrading. So I have downloaded the Install OS X El ...
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Dual external monitors?

I am trying to switch from using my desktop to my macbook pro as my primary machine. I have 2 monitors (each 1600x1200 resolution) I'd like to use as external monitors for my macbook pro (from 2013). ...
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Cannot detect bootable USB

I have a problem with installing windows: USB Details: Before I created a (what I classify as) bootable disk properly, I have went through the USB being corrupted because of me killing the dd ...
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How to disable service workers in Safari?

Is there a way to disable Service Workers completely in Safari (as a user)?
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How to remove special character from a folder name?

I am creating a folder like mkdir -p ../service/target/static but windows creates it with some special character static. I need to explicitely remove that special character using shell script. I ...
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Karabiner F1 to Launch Safari?

What is the coding to program my F1 key to launch the Safari application using Karabiner?
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Wi-Fi no longer connecting to the internet

I keep getting this message: "Wi-Fi has the self-assigned IP address 169.254.10.243 and will not be able to connect to the Internet." I was connected and my Wii and iPhone were using Wi-fi through ...
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Kernel Tasks Swamping processor-2012 13" Retina

Acquired a 13" Retina liquid damaged - Apple Certified Tech. Trying to salvage. Haven't disassembled yet to see the extent of the liquid but it boots and runs. No liquid spill indicators triggered. ...
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Why is Java SE 6 Legacy required to open Intellij?

I currently deleted Apple Legacy Java SE6 on my macbook because I've already downloaded JRE8 on my machine and I think I no longer need the older version. After I deleted it, every time I opened ...
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Privacy policy URL for app

I've read through Apple's policies of whether or not to include a privacy policy URL for my app and i'm still unsure. If you're currently NOT signed into GameCenter App or in Game Center in Settings ...
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/opt insufficient permissions [duplicate]

After updating Mountain Lion to Mavericks xQuartz and MacPorts throws errors about insufficient permissions. (xQuartz and MacPorts are the latest version) I noticed: $ sudo mkdir /opt/tmp mkdir: /...
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Replaced hard drive - trying to do a clean install of OS-X on 2011 Macbook Pro

I've seen plenty of how to's on how to upgrade if you have a working installation of OS-X, however I purchased this macbook used, it needed a hard drive and a keyboard. So I put a new hard drive in ...
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security: SecKeychainSearchCopyNext: (Wi-Fi password via Terminal)

im trying to view (as root) wifi passwords in plaintext via Terminal[1] but get the following error: sh-3.2# security find-generic-password -ga "ROUTER-NAME-HERE" security: SecKeychainSearchCopyNext: ...
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Screensaver does not offer option to use any photos

On iMac with Yosemite, my screensaver has lost the option to use photos. Where there should be an option to select a photos folder there is only a bar "Screen Saver Options" i.e. color, speed etc of ...
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When Screen Sharing, why does the remote screen continually go black?

As an ongoing issue (for at least the past three major OS X versions), I find that when trying to remote to another machine using Screen Sharing, the remote screen gets painted completely black. ...
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Change The Default Font & Size In Notes

How can I Change The Default Font Size In Notes DefaultFonts.plist onamac 10.9 Go to /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/Resources/en.lproj/ Add myself to read & Write permissions. But when I ...
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iPhone 5S, LTE does not work

I have an iPhone 5S 64 GB, ME312LL/A) I purchased as a refurb from a reputable vendor in November 2014. It's my wife's, and her previous phone didn't have LTE, so neither of us noticed right away that ...
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How can I (or can I even) transfer iTunes/App store credit from one Apple ID to another? [duplicate]

How can I transfer my $0.49 on my apple ID to my family members $0.54 on her apple ID?
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Apple Mail - Outlook Exchange account

I have been using my outlook exchange account for a while already with Apple Mail on 10.12.3 Everything work just fine, until couple days ago, it doesn't login anymore, I get error about Username / ...
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Do I have jailbreak my iPhone 3GS again after updating to iOS 5.1.1

Before updating my 3GS to iOS 5.1.1, my phone was already jalibroken. After the update, i lost all those apps and do i have to jailbreak the phone again or is it still jailbroken? If so how do i get ...
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Jailbroken iPhone stuck on Apple Logo after installing tweak

Im having trouble with the restarting process when a tweak doesn't work on my jailbroken iPhone 6s. So when I installed a tweak that made my phone stay stuck on the apple logo. So I did the whole ...
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Reinstall Safari

How can I reinstall Safari if one got corrupted?
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iPhone 5 iOS 8.0 - Forgot my apple ID password & cannot restore the password

I received my dad's old iPhone 5. He remembers the password, but he cannot remember his Apple ID's password, nor the security question, nor the password for the email linked to this account. I can ...
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How to skip 'Cancel' 'Continue' when running shell script with automator?

I'm trying to run pmset sleepnow linked to a keyboard shortcut with automator. When I use the shortcut, it's giving me a 'Cancel' or 'Continue' prompt. Anyway to skip this so the script just runs when ...
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How do I check if the SSD on my APFS volume is using DRAT or DZAT?

DZAT: Deterministic zero after TRIM. DRAT: Deterministic read after TRIM. Details on TRIM here.
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Why is /System/Library/User Template protected?

Why can't users read /System/Library/User Template? Is there anything in there that is sensitive and should be protected against reading? If /System/Library/User Template were not protected against ...
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Can I forcibly deactivate an iPad? If not, what are my options? [duplicate]

I've just been given a corporate iPad mini that previously was used by someone else in my team. It appears to have been factory reset - it is taking me through the welcome and setup process (language ...
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When are WhatsApp messages marked as 'read'?

I need to know when exactly WhatsApp messages are marked as 'read', so when exactly the blue ticks appear. I'll be a bit more specific: when I click 'Close' when I get a WhatsApp notification on my ...
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Does iTunes want us to delete podcasts from the list?

So after the Podcasts.app for iPhone got another update today, I once again got stuck with trying to manage my Podcasts, and once again it drives me crazy. Currently I am wondering this: In iTunes 11 ...
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My system seems stuck on Optimize hard drive in FileVault

Just upgraded to Yosemite. Going through the process it asked about file vault. I said yes to encrypt it, so it started to optimize hard drive it seems to be stuck on 2 hours left....probably been 3 ...
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Switch SIM cards

I attempted to upgrade to ISO 9 and now phone is locked on slide to upgrade screen. Can I take out the SIM card on my iPhone 4s and put it into my old iPhone 4 and will it work?
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FileVault Doesnt Ask For Password At Startup

I have been previously using Mountain Lion and just got a new Mac with Yosemite. On Mountain Lion, when I turned my system on, I was presented a grey password screen to decrypt my hard drive. With ...
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Mac says I'm using more space than I have?

When I checked my storage for my Mac it says that I have over 200 GB in movies. First, I do not have that many movies. Second, my Mac can only hold 128 GB. How can I fix this? Update: I just deleted ...
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AppleScript for restarting to Bootcamp?

I have tried to use an AppleScript to reboot to Windows It's not going well though, as when I tried it the first time, a white screen appeared on startup and didn't go away. A hard reset rebooted to ...
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iPhone 6S fingerprint reader malfunction

I am unable to unlock my device because it is not recognising my fingerprint. What can I do?

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