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How do I dismiss many multiples of the "Disk Not Ejected Properly" notification in macOS?

I started killing processes with "Notification" in their name, and when I hit the one called "NotificationCenter" the smoke finally cleared: killall NotificationCenter
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I'm using the f5 software connect to VPN, but errors out with TunnelServer already launched

ps alx | grep svpn | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs kill -9 Is the generic solution. Here is the narrative on how I arrived at this solution. From the BIG-IP f5 application log, you can only find this ...
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How to deal with unzip error on a large file in OSX?

I managed to unzip it with tar. tar xzvf 2015-09-24-raspbian-jessie.zip Requires no installation of additional software
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"Unknown Error = -2,147,414,007" on creating certificate with Certificate Assistant

Was able to get this to work. The purpose for creating a certificate was to codesign gdb on Mac. Here are the steps for the same:- Create a certificate with all the parameters mentioned above. ...
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Error: "The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)"

You can search Force Quit & submit it. Then choose Finder and Relauch it. Finally move to trash item 's icon which you want remove
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"The document could not be saved" - Preview error

I was facing the same issue, I finally got the issue resolved by following steps: Go to File Click option 'Export as pdf' Save the file name with pdf extension (like 'file_name.pdf') This worked for ...
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How to fix Run-time error 53 every time I open a document in Word or a worksheet in Excel on Big Sur?

After looking really hard for a solution, I finally found in a very obscure page the answer, which is quite simple and works with the latest Microsoft Word on Big Sur: Close all Office applications ...
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Endlessly repeating "There was a problem connecting..." error

This error typically comes up when OSX is trying to access a file or folder on a remote server, but it cannot connect to that server. I have two examples to give an idea of where this can come from: ...
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Error: "The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)"

A simple shut down, then start, of OS X should automatically remove debris from /Volumes If you like: disconnect/eject any removable media before the start. Or simply leave the media in place, ...
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Cannot open Terminal on mac ("Not allowed to use" error message)

Your best bet would be to do a clean install, presuming you have copies / licenses for any software you use on there. Backup any files you want to keep, and follow one of the many guides out there. ...
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Prevent "<application> quit unexpectedly" message on sigquit

You can also make the message appear as a notification instead: defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter UseUNC 1
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How to fix "macOS needs to repair your library to run applications" after High Sierra upgrade?

So none of the given answers works on High Sierra (OS X 10.16.x) and I don't have Clean My Mac 3. This Apple article did the trick for me and pretty easily: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203538. ...
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Safari giving "kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 303" when visiting a site

OK, this solution is the strangest thing. I found the solution on a Russian site, but now that the search terms for the solution are known you can find at some other sites. The problem is a result of ...
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How to approve "Unapproved caller" whilst installing the software?

It seems it's some kind of temporary glitch, as it usually helps to restart the machine. Other suggestions: Reboot into Safe Mode, then Verify and repair drive Reboot and hold the CMD+R keys Select ...
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"You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored"

If you type defaults read com.apple.screencapture location into a Terminal window it should tell you where OSX is currently trying to save screenshots. You can change the location with a similar ...
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Month 13 is out of bounds?

This error is logged on iOS 11 and on macOS 10.13 for sure and I'm not seeing it cause any specific function or problem on any platform. I'll link to the main question here about "does macOS log too ...
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Month 13 is out of bounds?

I can verify the legitimacy of this problem. I had the same issue yesterday, and after a restart, the computer was rendered almost useless due to this error. For some reason, the computer can't deal ...
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How do I disable this red warning appearing in every new conversation in iMessage?

Turns out that this is Apple internal messaging, intended for employees. It appears that, if the machine has a directory named AppleInternal in the root directory, certain Apple-employee-specific ...
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Time Machine failing: "an error occurred while copying files"

Looking for backup errors in the log, what I found was ; backupd[3278]: objc[3278]: __weak variable at 0x7f9227c07600 holds 0x7f9227c00003 instead of 0x7f9227c0e060. This is probably incorrect use of ...
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Debugging "The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail."?

Aha! It turns out the log for the installer can be found in the application menu. Window -> Installer Log (⌘ + L) You may need to set the log window to Show All Logs to see all the relevant ...
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Unable to sign out of iCloud on OSX Yosemite or disable Keychain

Signing in in my iPhone and enable iCloud Keychain did the trick to me. So I restored the keychain in my iPhone and then the keychain switch in my Mac changed to off state as magic
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How to find offending Finder Extension?

I found the offenders in my case (plural, for several apps were using this plugin), using a ps -axe | grep FinderSyncExt . Before removing the apps using it from my /Applications folder, I decided to ...
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I'm using the f5 software connect to VPN, but errors out with TunnelServer already launched

To make this works for general cases, use the following: Find the svpn process id: ps alx | grep svpn On the result process ID use the kill command: kill -9 [the process id from the ps command] This ...
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How to deal with unzip error on a large file in OSX?

The ZIP file can also be uncompressed using ditto, no software installation needed: ditto -x -k 2015-09-24-raspbian-jessie.zip . Worked for me.
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Automator "Watch Me Do" function does not work in app

Watch Me Do and Accessibility Since macOS 10.9, you need to add your Automator application to your Mac's accessibility list. To add your Automator workflow, go to: System Preferences → Security &...
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Keychain Access error when creating new system certificate

I got the same error, so I went through the process but created the certificate in the login keychain. Once this is done you can drag the certificate into the System keychain through the UI. You will ...
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MirrorDisplays error every 30 seconds in system.log

I had the same log complaints. They are the result of macOS detecting the secondary HDMI display and some code quality issue. Uncheck "System Preference > Display > Show mirroring options in the ...
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10 year old Mac won't install OS updates?

The .pkg installers don't directly upgrade the OS, they produce installer applications, and those can update the OS. As the support article with the download links says: Open the disk image, then ...
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The item “.VolumeIcon.icns” can’t be replaced because it’s invisible

I have gotten this error when trying to delete or affect an invisible file before. Temporarily turning the file visible usually, in my experience, changes the error to a dialog that asks if you are ...
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iTunes Sync Error: iPhone cannot be synced. An unknown error occurred (-54)

Error -54 is a file permissions issue. Here are a couple of methods to reset common errors... Fix the iTunes folder permissions Open the Start menu & type %userprofile% (including both % symbols) ...
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