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Why is my host name wrong at the Terminal prompt when connected to a public WiFi network?

Type in Terminal: scutil --get HostName If there's no HostName available, what you see is probably coming from the DNS or DHCP server. Set your HostName with: sudo scutil --set HostName '...
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Can I view Shared Albums in the iCloud Photos web interface?

You can’t as of December 2018:
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Command Line - Enable Remote Login and Remote Management

Modifying remote login and remote management settings is done with two different commands - both executed as root: systemsetup kickstart To enable remote login for members of the admin group enter:...
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Command Line - Enable Remote Login and Remote Management

Enabling SSH: $ sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist Disabling SSH: $ sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist (the alternative, systemsetup is ...
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I have two Macs on the same Apple ID. Sharing issue

This is called hand off It allows you to continue where you left off in an app on one Device when you are accessing another device. It works via the AppleID not the local user. When your Mac ...
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Unable to access files with File Sharing in Mac OS High Sierra

Gordan's got the issue: To connect to an APFS formatted volume you need to turn OFF sharing via AFP (forcing SMB connection) on the macOS devices you are trying to share. Open System Preferences (...
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Photos Shared Album sort order

There is not really a way to sort a shared album by date taken. I don't think that will be a feature because Apple is trying to make it like Instagram where the posts pop up in the order they were ...
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Photos Shared Album sort order

You cannot reorder in iCloud. You can copy all the pictures to a new album and sort by date. You can then create a new shared album from that album and it will be sorted bt date since it is one upload....
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"The operation couldn't be completed"/"Operation canceled" error message when saving to a Samba share via Files app

There does not seem to be any documentation from Apple on changes related to SMB in iOS/iPadOS 14.5. However, the following configuration change on the Samba server restores Files app functionality: ...
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How to refresh the shared list in the Finder's side panel?

Relaunch the Finder option+right click [or Ctrl+Opt+left click] the Finder icon in the Dock, last item is Relaunch. Or try this I found on StackOverflow Automator Command to Refresh ALL Finder/all ...
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My Mac's hostname keeps adding a "-2" to the end

This is a known bug with the discoveryd process on 10.10 Yosemite. Recent rumors is that it will be replaced by its predecessor, mDNSresponder, come 10.10.4 to help alleviate network issues. Although ...
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My Mac's hostname keeps adding a "-2" to the end

That rename comes from any one other device on the network that remembered the IP address of your mac before it went to sleep or renewed its DHCP lease. You would want to power down all Apple TV and ...
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Can I not share external hard drives through my Macbook's standard file sharing system?

To add to @nohillside answer you can share a FAT32 formatted drive but not set permissions as the filesystem doesn't support it. If you want to control access to files on the USB by permissions then ...
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How to automatically apply permissions to files added to a shared folder

I believe the way to resolve this is to set up ACL inheritance permissions on the parent folder. More about this here. Firstly enable ACL permissions for SMB shares with the following command. sudo ...
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Is it possible to remove the "Shared" folder under Users?

Yes, it's possible, but that doesn't mean you should do it. Finder/etc doesn't stop you deleting it, and it's not a 'system' directory (despite being created by the system), but is it causing a ...
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How can I make Instagram photos shared to Facebook visible to my friends by default?

As Andrew Ferrier stated in the comments to the question, this is indeed a part of Facebook's privacy settings. Here is how you set it to share to "Friends" by default: Go to your Facebook.com. Find ...
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Why is my host name wrong at the Terminal prompt when connected to a public WiFi network?

Very simple easy solution ... sudo hostname [name-of-host] Enter hostname and see your new hostname set e.g. doolally:~ sjohnson$ sudo hostname AllTheRage doolally:~ sjohnson$ hostname AllTheRage ...
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

Thought I threw my two cents in. Being both a Mac and Linux user - I find that once a SAMBA share is created on a Linux machine (browseable option on Linux samba turned on with or without a login - ...
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Mount smb share as local directory

You need to understand how mounting works. In short what you want is to: Mount your smb:// drive on a certain location. Use your file:// command as you always do. When you use 'Connect to Server' - ⌘...
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My Mac's hostname keeps adding a "-2" to the end

As other answers mention, this is a bug in Yosemite and will hopefully be gone when 10.10.4 releases. Until then, I have the following Keyboard Maestro action set up, which will automatically reset ...
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How to stop my text messages from appearing on iPad

Create an independent Apple ID for him; as a minor he will have to be added m to your family group with Family Sharing, which will allow him to access most of what you have paid for and ask for ...
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Prevent File Sharing access with Apple ID

Joan, try this (it worked for me): Log in as a different user than the one you want to modify; also, make sure the account you want to modify is not logged in. Open the Users & Groups pane of ...
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How do I find Preferences in bittorrent or utorrent on a Mac?

Welcome to the world of the Mac! Unlike many other operating systems, most Mac OS X apps don't have a menu bar in the app itself but use the system-wide Menu Bar. When uTorrent app is in focus (...
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How do I find Preferences in bittorrent or utorrent on a Mac?

Almost universally on Mac [with very few exceptions] Cmd ⌘ , (command + comma) will open Preferences.
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How To Give Each User Separate Applications Folder

It is easy. If you download an app from the AppStore, the app will be installed in the /Applications folder by default, if you want to hide it from others, just move it to /Users/someone/...
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File sharing between Mavericks and non-Macs

With the Mac hosting the share point, here's what you need to do. I can provide basic instruction to connect from your Linux box to the Mac, but you'll have to research your particular distro if you ...
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How to refresh the shared list in the Finder's side panel?

Also turning WiFi off and back on should refresh the shared list.
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Why doesn't Google Drive show up in the list of apps when sharing a photo?

I just had the same issue here in August 2018 on iOS 11.4. I am using the Apple-native Photos app and installed Google Drive two days ago, when I successfully was able to share from the Photos app ...
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