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How do I copy an entire HDD to another external HDD without errors? (Mac OSX)

Recently I got a hard drive adapter that would finally let me open my old Macbook Hard Drive. I want to copy every single file on the hard drive (basically the whole thing). But there is a problem, ...
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Using the Option key properly on Mac terminal

I want to know how to configure the ⌥ (Option or Alt) key on my Mac terminal. For example, to make ⌥+delete delete an entire word or ⌥+← move to a previous word. If I check the box 'Use option as ...
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Hackintosh or Hackintosh on VM [on hold]

I want to install OS X on my computer to see what it's like. I have a pretty strong laptop (i7, 8 ram). I'm wondering if I should install OS X directly on on of its partitions using some of the ...
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Make bootable flash drive that runs in any OS

Is there a way to make a bootable disk that runs on Mac and other operating systems? I found out that bootable drives not created in Mac will not be able to boot on a Mac. There is a special way of ...
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Applescript to upload files to OneDrive

I am wondering if anybody knows how to Upload a file to OneDrive using an applescript. I would connect this applescript to Automator so if the script could include the necessary variable parsings for ...
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Where do I get the pdflatex program for Mac?

I'm trying to convert Jupyter notebook to .pdf on Mac. However, it tells me nbconvert tailed: pdflatex not found on PATH So, I went looking around and someone said, "Install mactex because this ...
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Chromecast refuses to connect to wifi with MAC access filter turned on

Chromecast refuses to connect to a wifi on a router with MAC-access filter turned on, even though I have double/triple checked the MAC address and all other devices works. How can chromecast not ...
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Time Machine external backup hard drive not showing on other pc [on hold]

My hard drive doesn't show in other computers. How can I solve that problem, preferably in terminal.
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How to open Mac Outlook E-Mails on windows

Hiii We Recently switched to Windows OS from MAC OS. Is there any solution to browse MAC Outlook E-mails on Windows
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What is special about the SSDs in MacBook Pro mid 2015?

I have been checking out several resources online (iFixit, MacRumours and Apple Discussion Forums) about the potential for an SSD upgrade on 2015 model MBPs (perhaps not now, but in the future). The ...
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OS X “launchd” maxing out upload bandwidth

I had an issue on my Mac mini with a DDOS Unix virus which was saturating the upload bandwidth and bringing my internet down, ClamXav and Avast found all the parts of it (it never showed up in ...
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Mac Trackpad swipe desktop left/right on standard PC (logitech) mouse

How can I replicate the left and right swipe between desktop windows on my logitech mouse? I'd like to use [hold middle mouse button] + [move mouse left/right] in order to swipe! I'm on Yosemite and ...
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Airport Time Capsule and VoIP phones not connecting to PBX

I recently replaced a very current Netgear Wifi router that was supporting multiple Apple products including (2) Airport Express, (1) Mac Mini, (1) iMac, several iPhones, and (2) iPads, Apple TV ...
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using cp rysnc usb drive on mac.. what am i missing?

I copied a directory to two usb drives. When I do info I see the following: Original Copy: 166,112,874,697 bytes (166.33 GB on disk) for 35,460 items Copy to USB Drive 166,108,302,193 bytes ...
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Difference between applications and programs. Operating system specific? [on hold]

I primarily use Windows 7 Professional as my go-to operating system. I hear programs oriented around the Windows Operating System referred to as programs. However on Mac and Linux, I find that they ...
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Is “YES/NO” or “TRUE/FALSE” preferred when using “defaults write” in Mac OS X? Or does it just not matter at all?

I just posted the following answer to this question and stumbled across something that confuses me: When setting the value of a defaults write setting via the Terminal in Mac OS X, is a YES/NO or a ...
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Switching alt key for command key - logitech k750 on (os x 10.11.3)

I'm just trying to set mac layout on my logitech k750 keyboard so alt works as command key and (windows) command key works as alt key. I tried to use "Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier keys > ...
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Mouse 4 and 5 for Mission Control pages?

I am not a mac noob, and I have searched through system preferences, and yet I cannot find a way to use the scroll wheel left and right buttons to switch between Mission Control pages on my mac. I ...
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mac OS X password recovery / using utility/terminal reset no hard drive or user shown

My password stopped working on my macbook running OS X 10.11. I keep getting diverted to the guest screen. I searched through stackoverflow and followed the instructions to recover my password ...
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Incorrect icon association Mac - El Capitan

I have recently switched from PC to Mac and since I am not very familiar with the environment I would like to ask for a help. My MacBook Air with El Capitan installed has problem with icons ...
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FTP through openvpn

When I connect and test HTTP traffic, everything is good. But when I try to connect to the FTP server using Cyberduck, it is not using the VPN connection. This is regular old fashion FTP. I am on ...
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Synergy client auto config selects wrong sever IP

I have Synergy (1.7.5) running as a server on a Windows 7 machine and as a client on an OS X El Capitan (10.11.3) machine. Whenever I boot up the Mac, the Synergy auto config looks for the server at ...
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How to launch favorite tabs/directories in Terminal.app?

If I regularly work with four directories, one tab per directory, is there a way to automate Terminal.app opening these tabs/directories for me?
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El Capitan upgrade white screen

I recently upgraded my late 2007 iMac to el capitan. The computer was very sluggish for a couple of weeks keep freezing on us. And than after the last update it died completely, white screen with the ...
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What exactly is Java's new helper tool? Updating from Java 8 update 60 to Java update 71 on a Mac

I've looked around online and can't seem to find that much information of what Java's new helper tool is. I've found another thread here on SE but it doesn't explain that much. Is it something that ...
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Install OS X El Capitan on HDD partition without erasing other partitions

I have a Macbook Pro which has OS X Mavericks installed and I want to upgrade to OS X El Capitan. My HDD is partitioned as follows: 500.11 GB TOSHIBA MQ… MACOSX DEV FREETIME If wish to make a ...
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Mac OS Numbers: Can't merge cells beneath unmerged cells

I used to merge cells with "right click > merge cells". But it doesn't seem to work for cells beneath rows that I have filled with content In the image above you can see in the first row I have ...
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OS X Boot Camp No Windows boot option after installation

I've searched around for a day and couldn't find a relatable solution. I recently installed Windows 10 on my MBP (10.11.3) using Boot Camp Assistant, getting the ISO from MS site. After the ...
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how to create a tar archive on mac

My instructor asks to submit HW by creating a new tar archive of the top-level directory. Can anyone tell me what does the "top-level directory" mean. Can I just change the folder extension to .tar? I ...
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Openvpn error in El Capitan

I use a java application to connect to openvpn. It worked well on Yosemite but immediately I upgraded to El Capitan it stopped working. It gives the error "OPENVPN ERROR OCCURED: java.io.IOException: ...
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Apple OSX - Prevent second partition asking for FileVault Password

wonder if anyone can help... So my work provides me with a MacBook Pro, what I have done is created a second partition with a second installation of OSX for personal use when at home. Both ...
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Recovering/repairing partition map following Linux installation/removal

Through a variety of Linux installations (and reinstallations) this evening, I seem to have borked the drive in my MacBook Pro. Gparted at some stage reported drive errors and tried to "fix" them, ...
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Pinging mac computer on school network request timeout

I'm in the terminal on my mac and my friend (who is on the same school network as me) gave me his ip address. I try to ping , but it keeps saying "request timeout for icmp_seq0". It works when i ping ...
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Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin on El Capitan (Password Problems)

I am at my wit's end! I am fairly new to using a mac, and I've never set something like this up before, but I'm fairly sure I'm not an idiot. Every time I've tried to install this, I'd get all the way ...
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how to browse to specific folder in mac while downloading a file in chrome

I am using mac. I am downloading some file in chrome. I have to download it into a folder where I want. But I am not able to achieve. I am seeing few folders which I put in favourite list in 'Finder' ...
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How do I set a default form box text alignment in Adobe Acrobat?

I am running Adobe Acrobat XI on a Mac, OS X Yosemite. When I create a PDF from a DOCX Word document and make it an editable form, the text alignment defaults to Centered. How do I change the default ...
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How to create an ssh connection Terminal shortcut with commands on Mac OS X (Yosemite)

On my Windows PC I got a Putty Batch File that connects to my Pi (SSH - Openelec), authenticates as root, kills a process (hyperiond), and starts it again. I have to use this file frequently because ...
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Mac OS: How do I change my hide Command (CMD + H) to CMD+Shift+H?

I am just trying to change the shortcut for the global window hide command. Default: CMD+H Desired: CMD+Shift+H I already tried to change it under keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, but it ...
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Using old hard drive as external hard disk

I want to use my old hard disk as an external hard disk without formatting it. I want to access some information from that. It is not showing up in my windows computer as a disk drive or removable ...
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Is there any possible way to find RAT on my hard disk?

My Mac laptop was left unattended for several hours. Now someone is using my CC details to buy stuff on internet and playing around with sound and my screen. I have installed a new hard disk on that ...
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How to type accent marks / symbols on Win7, using Mac-style key combos?

I like the way I can type upside-down question marks, accents, etc, using "option + [character]" on a mac. On Windows, of course, you have to hold alt and then type in random strings of numbers. Is ...
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How to filter spotlight search results

I use spotlight search to open some applications or look out for definition of english words. But now whenever I type some word to look out for definition, many files are visible as result (which are ...
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Does Windows have a longer shutdown time than Unix-like operating systems, and why? [duplicate]

I've tested many different operating systems on the same machine. Windows 7, 8, 8.1, OS X, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Android x86, and Remix OS. All the Unix-like/based operating systems had in common a ...
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How do I stop httpd running under Mac OS X (10.11) El Capitan Server?

I am using OS X El Capitan with the Server (app) configured to allow me VPN access to my home network. Unfortunately, the Server app has decided to start a bunch of httpd processes, which are now ...
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How to set up two internet conenctions, on LAN with NAS

I have two internet connections, one via ADSL which is fast but costs money, and one via LTE which is slow but free. My setup is a few Time Capsules, a Mac Pro, a Mac Mini, several MacBooks, iPhones ...
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Running matlab on Windows through Mac

I need to do some work on matlab which must be through windows. Unfortunately I have a 2014 mid retina (8gb ram, core i5). Would one think I would be able to run it through parallel? I need to do some ...
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Take picture on Macbook login (successful or failed)

I'm looking for a way to have a picture taken with the Macbook camera every time there's a login attempt (either successful or failed) and save it to a folder on my computer. From there I know how to ...
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netcat shell bind with mac (command -e not found)

I can successfuly use the command nc 192.168.. 5442 to connect to a listening device. The device listen using the: nc -lvp 5442. Everything works, I can send messages and receive some. I wanted to ...
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How to script detection of an OS X program bouncing in the dock?

How can I use AppleScript or something similar to detect the presence of an app which is bouncing in the dock (in this case Adobe Illustrator)? Once I detect that Adobe Illustrator is requesting ...
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Handoff from Chrome on Mac to Safari on iPhone

I noticed today while browsing Safari on my iPhone that Chrome popped up in the Handoff spot in the Dock on my Mac. This got me wondering, is it possible to do this the other way around? I like using ...