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Using the console Open Console app (by default located in Macintosh HD⁩ ▸ ⁨Applications⁩ ▸ ⁨Utilities⁩) Select the system.log file in the left pane Conduct a search for Shutdown Cause View the filtered output See Yosemite example below: NOTE: For more context, you may want to search for Shutdown only to see some of the other log entries and not just the ...

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