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Best way to backup/clone a hard drive in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have a MacBook Pro which I use for work. I have a lot of software installed and configured which I do not want to have to re-install/configure in the event my MacBook Pro is stolen or damaged. I’d ...
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Emails disappearing from Mac Mail

I'm experiencing a strange problem with Mail on my Mac (Yosemite 10.10.4). I have it configured to use my Google account for mail, and it had been working fine for well over a year. But what happened ...
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How do I access an SMB Share being hosted on an OSX Machine

I've already posted this question on apple.stackexchange.com but I didn't get any answers over there. Can some please help me out here ? I'm very new to the world of Apple so pardon my ignorance ...
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Verify burned CD/DVD image on a Mac

Basically what I would like to do is to verify that an image has been burned successfully. It's pretty much the same question like this, except for Mac OS X. After searching online (including ...
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Connect a G4 Mac to the internet connection on an iMac running OS X v10.10.5

What do I have to do to connect a G4 Mac running a much older operating system, to an iMac using OS X v10.10.5? The iMac is connected to the internet through a Comcast modem/router with an Ethernet ...
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Syncing Contact Pictures from Office 365 with OSX Contacts

I'm using OSX Yosemite and was able to easily add my company's Office 365 Exchange address book to Contacts on my Mac, but none of the photos have synced. Is there a way to sync the contact images ...
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Lost access to sudo on Mac. Want to regain access

I don't know what came in my mind that I just typed this in my shell: sudo chmod 700 /usr/bin/sudo and then also entered my password. The above command ran and I lost control over sudo. sudo is ...
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automatic new mac setup (dotfiles, scripts, etc)

I'm looking for a way to automate the setup of a new macbook I'm about to purchase. I've done through quite a few during the years and it always takes forever to get everything up properly. I don't ...
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How much of Mac OS X can you actually build from source, and how to do it?

Apple releases quite a bit of its OS X source to the public, including the kernel and many other components but excluding many graphical utilities like the finder AFAIK. How much can I actually build ...
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tools for measuring one way delay in Mac OS X [on hold]

I am looking for a tool to measure one way delay in Mac Os X. I have searched but havent found any thing. Can some one please suggest me any tool for this purpose.
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Adjust window resize in mac for Evernote

I've been following this guide to edit the window resizing of nib files but I can't find which file to edit. How can I edit the user interfaces of Mac OS X programs? Ideally, I would have my notes ...
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How to create Windows 10 installation USB for a Mac without Bootcamp Assistant?

I'm trying to install Windows 10 x64 on a Mac Pro (3,1). The Mac doesn't have OS X installed so I don't have access to Bootcamp Assistant. I tried the following: Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool ...
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Terminal command on Mac to Copy and Paste Files in a Network Location

I am struggling to transfer large amount of data with the network location. I am trying to copy a folder from and external drive and paste it into a network shared folder. Can someone suggestion any ...
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Disable *other* Facebook notification 10.9 Mavericks

This differs from this question How to turn off Facebook notifications on Mac OS X? The notifications are different to the rounded banner alerts I get, and in fact, before I disabled the other ...
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Cannot ssh localhost. ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host (MAC OSX yosemite 10.10.4)

➜ ~ ssh -v localhost OpenSSH_6.8p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8zf 19 Mar 2015 debug1: Reading configuration data /usr/local/etc/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to localhost [127.0.0.1] port 22. debug1: Connection ...
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Can't boot back to Windows(BOOTCAMP)!

I plugged in my USB few days ago and I keep getting this message when I start my computer. "Need to check FAT 32 file directory for consistency, It's highly recommended that you do this" I don't have ...
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Getting OS X Port Map to work with SonicWall TZ - 100 (Sonic OS 5.8)

I am trying to get the Port Map application working with an iMac on a SonicWall TZ-100 router. When I run Port Map on this workstation, I get the message 'Router Incompatible'. I have enabled ...
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BootCampAssistant “Install or delete Windows 7” greyed out

I need to install a Windows 7 on my MacBookPro but the installation button is actually greyed out. I first managed to install a first windows but i needed it to be bigger, so i deleted the BootCamp ...
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How can I generate thumbnail previews for FLV files on Mac?

Similar to this question, however, the answer will not work because it is suited for Windows 7. My initial thought was to just run the video on VLC and pause the video and then just Shift+Cmd+4 and ...
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Remote SSH into OS X from Internet

I would like to SSH into my Mac from the internet. Here are some details: Public IP: 64.xx.xx.xx Mac's Internal IP: 10.0.0.10 I have set up port forwarding in my Comcast Arris TG862 gateway as ...
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Deleting Frameworks of Unused Programs Mac.

I had to look in the Frameworks folder on my mac (/Library/Frameworks/) to uninstall a program. But now that I'm looking further in the folder, I see some programs that I once installed, but deleted ...
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HFS+ external drive missing EFI, will not mount on Mac

First off: Fear not, I have everything from this drive backed up. I'm just trying to reformat it, but I had someone else attempt it on Windows which doesn't look like it helped. I'm a novice but ...
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Replace MacPro Retina mid 2012 15" SSD drive [closed]

what SSD drives are compatible with my MacPro Retina mid 2012 15" C02J6KE0DKQ1 ? How can I find out 1. what kind of disk fits (2.5" with case or the bare chip) and 2. how to replace it? I did it ...
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Mail for Mac not showing IMAP folders

When connecting Mail to an IMAP account: I'm only able to see the Inbox. The list of available folders to subscribe to is empty. Software details: Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mail Version 7.3 (1878.6) I ...
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Mac - Shortcut to select Startup Disk

Is there a way to set up a shortcut either in the toolbar or somewhere easily accessible for booting to a different startup disk?
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Mac identifies itself incorrectly on network

I have a Windows 10 computer and a Mac OSX (newest OS) computer which I am trying to connect over network at home. Currently they can not communicate at all. In Windows 10, the Mac identifies itself ...
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Can I restore lost sessions in Chrome's Session Manager extension?

Not sure how this happened, but all my saved sessions in the Chrome extension Session Manager are now gone. Does anyone know what to look for in a backup, to restore these?
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Excel on Mac automatically converts all numbers to thousands

I'm on Excel 14 for Macintosh. It automatically converts all numbers to be representative of thousands. I have searched throughout to change a preference or option and cannot find it. Example ...
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Microsoft Excel 2016 Mac: Smooth cell transition

Changing cells in Excel 2016 Mac by clicking arrow keys results in smooth (i.e., painfully slow) transitions. Is there a way to disable this? (Note: distinguish this, I think, from 'smooth ...
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Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code? Is a Mac vulnerable to such a tar.gz?

Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code that is similar to ZIP file? On a Mac particularly? Edit: Oops, I meant to ask the process of opening/untar a tar file on the Mac. Not the contents of the ...
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kernel_task cpu usage 300% plus long press power button to start Mac Air

I'm having Mac Air 13inch 2014 having 4 gb memory and 120 gb Hard disk , from the few days i have been facing a problem that kernel_task is taking 300% of my cpu and my mac is running very slow and ...
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How to instruct `sshd` to use its absolute path when forking?

I have an an older PowerMac G5 with a PowerPC that needs modern SSH access. There is no vendor support. I updated OpenSSL and OpenSSH, and installed them in /usr/local. The updated sshd is located at ...
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Cannot use computer after Linux mint goes to hibernate [migrated]

I am running Linux Mint on my Laptop (MacBook Pro 2015 dual booting with Yosemite) however when I put my lid down I have the setting set to 'Hibernate'. The issue is when I put the lid down I cannot ...
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Install Mac drivers on Linux

I have been able to install Linux Mint onto my 2015 MacBook Pro. I want to know this because I cannot right click at the moment as well as scrolling up and down webpages/terminal etc. Also it would ...
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How to export a spreadsheet to a UTF-8 .csv from Excel 2016 on mac?

Hoping you can help me out with this one... For my work, I've been assisting a DBA for the last few weeks and we've now been given the task of uploading a very large spreadsheet which has several ...
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sshd and -i option on OS X

According to the man page on sshd(8): -i Specifies that sshd is being run from inetd(8). sshd is normally not run from inetd because it needs to generate the server key ...
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Wi-Fi issues starting with OS X v10.10.4

My Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting. More activity leads to a quicker disconnect. Using pings to time it, with no other activity, it takes about 8 minutes to disconnect, whereas with some browsing, it drops ...
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Do OS X apps support push notification when inactive?

I haven't seen any OS X apps that act in the same manner as iOS apps when it comes to push notifications (well, except for Messages and Facetime which are not really integrated services in the ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite: It is possible to disable the animation when switching “spaces”? [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the animation when switching "spaces"? The animation is jarring, and isn't really usable if used in high repetition. Note: this question is specifically for OS X Yosemite
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How to transfer data from Windows to Mac using USB

What is happening: I have a PC running Windows 8.1 and a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.2. I also have a USB which is 8GB. My Mac isn't connected to the internet but my PC is. When I connect my USB to my ...
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What is the sleep and Lock key board shortcut for MacBook Pro

Sleep and Lock are 2 different things. How to do it in mac. It always goes to sleep. Like if I have set a file on download and I want it to lock it but it goes to sleep. Please let me know how to ...
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Mount ejected usb device on Mac

I wanted to know if is possible to mount a USB after it has been removed from the finder, without having to re-enter into the USB port. On my Mac I connected a USB device, but sometimes after putting ...
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How do I list all installed packages from the command line in bash / osX

What is the -bash command to list all the packages installed locally on my machine? I am using osX. I tried the following so far: dpkg -l - doesn't work. apt --installed list - doesn't work. ...
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Restarting SynergyKM on Mac

I have SynergyKM (not Synergy) running as a client on the Mac. This sometimes behaves flaky, and the SynergyKM settings panel ends up showing Status: Not Running, and no amount of toggling the on/off ...
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Reinstall OS X Without CD/DVD or Apple ID

I purchased a used iMac. It has OS X Mavricks installed. I'd like to re-purpose it for my web designer to use here at my office, since she cannot easily run the Adobe suite on the Ubuntu machines we ...
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Connecting printer on different network using IP address on Mac?

I'm trying to setup a Epson XP-320 at my college, however they require that all printers connect to a different network than the one used for computers, so I'm having trouble connecting to it to my ...
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Moving Files on Mac to Harddrive Stops Halfway and Files Disappear

Tried to move (cut and paste, not copy) files from my Mac Finder to my WD harddrive. The transfer stopped halfway, and some appear as sort of "ghost files" on my harddrive (0KB, translucent (see ...
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MacBook Pro with Windows 10, how to check if the SSD is using AHCI?

I am running Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro early 2011 and would like to ask how to check if the SSD is using AHCI? I cannot post images, but basically the SSD software, Samsung Magic, is saying: AHCI ...
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Change Mac Finder scroll position to default to left

I have a super annoying behavior with Mac's Finder. Whenever I open a previously unopened folder since the last shutdown, the scroll position of the contents of the finder window is to the right. I ...
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How can I boot my iMac directly into my old user name?

My MacBook Pro (MBP) upgrade to OS X El Capitan went awry. It hung at about 60% and accepted my password but still just sat there. So I decided to empty an external drive and put Yosemite on it, boot ...