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Regain access to older harddrives via Macbook Pro / Hard Drive toaster

Its been a while since I have backed up to these 4 drives I have. Which I have all connected via a toaster (external hard drive reader). I believe all the drives are either universally compatible ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion kernel panic after installing latest steinberg sound card driver

I just bought a steinberg CI2 and went to their website to download the latest driver and when I installed it gave a kernel panic. I don't have any backups and is there a way to backup all the files ...
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How do you stop MacBook Pro retina from switching to scaled resolution?

I've got an early 2013 Macbook pro Retina. Until recently I was using bootcamp to use windows, but I found Parallels actually gave a better experience, so I've been using OSX more and more. ...
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Connecting to custom-colour ubuntu shells from OSX Terminal

I wish to somehow distinguish between different ubuntu servers we have when connecting from various OSX systems. It would be good to set the shell prompt or background colour server-side. Is this ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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403 Forbidden error on WordPress Directory iMac OS X 10.8.5

A localhost WordPress site that was working up until a few days ago is now giving me the dreaded 403 error. I have chmoded the directory to 777 and still cannot gain access. When I run ls -l ...
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Internet connection sharing via wifi gives error in MacOSX Maverick

Getting this error If I am trying to share my data care internet via wifi. wlEvent: en1 en1 Link UP virtIf = 0 wlEvent: en1 en1 Link DOWN virtIf = 0 AirPort: Link Down on en1. Reason 3 ...
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Mac Mountain Lion sometimes work very slow, kernel is overflow, all apps is killed

i have unknown delays in my mac sometimes... everything work well but one time in 2-3 hours kernel is overflow and i wait about from 30 sec to 5 minuts till it will end, and will start to work normal. ...
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EFI VMWare Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)

I am trying to turn on mavericks in VMWare but I get this error: "EFI VMWare Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0)..." and then it restarts, again error, restart, error, restart and etc. Didn't understand ...
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Why the second time creating a ramdisk make /dev/rdisk2 instead of /dev/rdisk1?

I run the first time ever: diskutil erasevolume HFS+ ramdisk `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://8475854` It create the ramddisk at /dev/rdisk1. The computer power off, power on then I repeat the same ...
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open -n /Applications/TextEdit.app/ not launching new instance?

$ open -n /Applications/TextEdit.app/ per the terminal of my MBPr running Mountain Lion the above will not launch a new instance of text edit. Instead it just brings open instances to the ...
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How can I add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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How to use built-in PHP-FPM in OS X Mountain Lion?

I would like to know how php-fpm included in Mountain Lion (v10.8.5) can be used (eg. with NGINX). I am afraid that some configuration might be needed before it is actually used. NOTE: I know how to ...
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Disabling crash messages in Mountain Lion

I note this method to disable the problem reporter in Snow Leopard: sudo chmod 000 /System/Library/CoreServices/Problem\ Reporter.app In 10.8 the Problem folder does not exist, and although its ...
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Changing permissions on Windows share from OS X?

How can I change permissions on a Windows file server from a script on OS X? In Windows, this can be done with the cacls command. Is there a way to do this from OS X?
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My Mac shuts down if left closed for a long period, even for a long time. Then the power button must be held to a long time to start up

My Mac (Retina, Mid 2012) running OSX 10.8.5 sometimes shuts down while closed, even if it is plugged in. When it does this, I need to hold the power button for a long time, 15 seconds or more. I ...
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Why does Xcode open when I start OSx?

Why does Xcode open with this file every time I start or restart OSX 10.8.4?
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Windows 8 Boot Manager switches between Graphical and Text versions

I'm dual booting Windows 8 and Mountain Lion and am using the Windows 8's Boot Manager. The Boot Manager appears in text version if I restart my computer from mountain lion and in graphical version ...
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Recovering deleted files from mac os lion [duplicate]

I have accidentally called rm -rf on a folder, which I need to replace. Without the recovery being enabled, is there a way to recover the contents at all? I have mac os Lion OS.
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What would cause a ColdFusion website to error in only one browser, on only one computer?

I'm using a MacBook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion. A particular website I am trying to visit gives me ColdFusion/Java errors anytime I try to access any of its pages. For a while I thought it was a ...
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Horizontal Position of Second Display Incorrect Mac OS X 10.8

A few years now, I've been using my MacBook (late 2008) with a secondary display (Samsung TV screen). Since a few weeks it's not working correctly. When I connect the screen, the desktop is extended, ...
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How to configure network shared folder permissions

I have setup a local shared folder between my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion) and my Desktop PC (Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit). On my Mac, the configuration looks like this: ...
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How can I make OS X use the keystrokes that I wake it with as the log-in password?

When I am waking my computer from sleep (or just from having the screen turned off after not having used it for a while) first the screen comes on, and then it asks for my password, and then I can ...
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iMac version 10.8.5 keychain isn't working and I didn't send the backup keychain to Apple

`How can we get into the computer without the usernames and passwords?What if there's an administration reset/backup keychain set and I can't remember what that is. I've tried every old password and ...
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Can't run postfix on Mountain Lion due to missing system_user_maps.db

When I start postfix, I see in /var/log/system.log the following error: error: open database /etc/postfix/system_user_maps.db: No such file or directory How should this file be created so that ...
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How to select a text box in Adobe Acrobat XI professional in order to copy it?

I running Adobe Acrobat Professional on a Macintosh OSX Mountain Lion. Recently, I upgraded from version X to version XI. Under the old version X, I could select a text box by clicking on it and ...
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What causes commands to print on first line in Terminal.app on Mac OS X 10.8?

Every time I execute a command in Terminal.app, the command prints in the beginning of the first output line like this: > ls lsfile1 file2 file3 This only happens in Terminal.app, iTerm.app for ...
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apachectl not working on OS X Mountain Lion?

I'm attempting to restart my Apache instance on OS X (Mountain Lion). The command: sudo apachectl restart does nothing. Neither does sudo apachectl stop as well - I can run the stop, then still ...
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OS X terminal displays question mark over directory icon

When I load a new instance of the terminal, the window's title bar displays a question mark over the current folder directory icon. Notably, this doesn't happen when the wi-fi is turned off. Is the ...
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OS X Mountain Lion as Guest OS in VirtualBox on a Host with OS X Mountain Lion

I've got: A legal copy of "Install OS X Mountain Lion.app" An Intel Mac laptop (2012) with OS X Mountain Lion installed An up-to-date VirtualBox installation I'd like to install Mountain Lion as a ...
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Opening a .img file on a MAC OSX

I have a few videos that are .img and are not getting mounted on my Mac. It says File Not Recognised. The same files always mounted on my Windows 7 using Daemon Tools, but it is not working on the ...
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How to completely disable Mac MissionControl

As shown in the screenshot I have removed all of the keyboard shortcuts to go into Mission Control. Somehow occasionally it still happens. Problem is it then freezes the MBPro for couple of tens of ...
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How to remotely turn on screen sharing?

I recently tried to turn on Internet Sharing for my mac mini, and accidentally hit 'Remote Management' which turns off screen sharing! I have no peripherals - not even a display, but I do have a lot ...
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java is listening from :::0 Causing firewall dialog that appears then disappears

Every 3 hours or so on my mac, a firewall dialog appears and disappears almost instantly. It lasts long enough to be annoying, but not long enough to read it. When it happens, I check appfirewall.log ...
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Is there something wrong with this launchd plist? Not working, but no error shows up in logs

I've tried this plist file in both /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons but neither seem to work. I can run the shell script it's supposed to call from the command line and it works fine. ...
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Unable to drag and drop between desktops using Parallels 8

I have Parallels Desktop 8 installed on my Lion mac mini. My VM in parallels is Mountain lion. I seem to be unable to drag and drop files from one desktop to another. I tried reinstalling Parallels ...
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In OS X 10.8.4 what are the standand user accounts that should be in directory utility

I believe I have some malware or virus on my os x 10.8 computer. I need to know what the list of user accounts and groups are the ones that come on a standard install of Mountain Lion in the Open ...
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Use camera to control applications on Mac OSX

Is there a way I can use the camera on my Macbook Pro to control the applications on my desktop? I would like to be able to wave to use waving gestures to change between apps, show the app expose, ...
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Close XQuartz when closing Terminal

I have an alias in my .profile file that has the following format: alias cluster="ssh -X user@server" This starts an ssh session with X11 forwarding such that the GUI from the server is forwarded ...
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Application won't hide on startup

I'm having trouble with the application Brow that won't hide on login, even when the option is selected in Preference System. System's 10.8.4, and here's the application
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Can I use cron or launchd to run a bash script without being logged in?

I'd like to have a simple bash script run (regardless of whether anyone is logged in or not) akin to putting it in /etc/cron.daily/ on Linux, but on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4. If it's possible, ...
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Why is FFMPEG stopping before the re-encapsulation finishes?

I'm running a straight up re-encapsulation of an H264/AAC video in a Flash container to an MP4 container using FFMPEG. However, it quits only a second later after transferring only a few megabytes of ...
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Can the Mac OS X Server Contacts feature hold my customers contacts informations?

Mounting a Mac Os X domain for a very active but small-in-size company. We would like to centralize our clients/customers'contacts as a kind of database. That is what we thought we could do with the ...
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SSH hangs upon login on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

About a month ago trying to SSH into servers (various ones, from various physical locations) started taking around 40 seconds to resolve. I tried tracing the problem, but without much success. I know ...
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OSX 10.8.4 RVM install troubles with Network Users

I'm trying to install ruby 1.9 as the system default for all users of our mac machines. I've installed RVM using a "local" user account and everything seems to be working fine. I'm able to run the ...
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Automator workflow not running on schedule

I have a workflow set up to download backups of my websites. The workflow itself works fine, but i am having trouble scheduling it with iCal. When the iCal event triggers, the workflow opens in ...
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Updating domain password on OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using Mac OS X on a (windows) domain account. The password is cached on the computer, but I changed the domain password and the account password on the computer will not change. I tried passwd at ...
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Max OSX: I have a windows that opens and then quickly closes before I can see it. How can I catch it?

I have a window that open on Mountain Lion, then closes almost immediately, about once every 3 hours. I don't know what is says as I don't have time to read it, but I can tell that there are 3-5 lines ...
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Can't detect my external drive

I have a Buffalo Ministation HD-PCU2 external 500 GB HDD. It's formatted in ex-fat, since I need to use it on my Mac and my PC both. One day I accidentally unplugged it without properly ejecting it ...
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ssh to localhost fails on mac os x server

This used to work fine, now I suddenly cannot ssh into my mac os x mountain lion server. Not even to localhost. It seems to authenticate, but it never launches the shell, so it just freezes. Here's ...