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OS X thinks that my folder (with .suffix at the end) is related to some App

I've named a folder with .suffix which already bound to one of Mac applications. And that is the problem when I'm trying to open this folder through the Finder. I've delete the App related to .suffix....
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Mac roaming profile on a Windows 2008 domain

Have been pointed here by the guys at ServerFault - hoping this is the right forum (it seems to fit in with the guidelines). I'm setting up a home network with Windows 2008 R2 server. I've configured ...
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trigger speech input chrome mountain lion shift +cmd +.

hello every one can anyone help me in bringing back shortcut for speech input in chrome with mountain lion( shift +cmd +. ) the problem is that mountain lion uses shift +cmd +. for showing hidden ...
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Cannot open Home folder via Finder directly

Home folder in my mac turns Cannot be opened by Finder directly to and: have the creation and modification date: january 24th 1984, 09:00 are grayed out have 0 item but it still appeared to have ...
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NFS connection in OS X Mountain Lion doesn't show files in Finder

I've got NFS set up as a server on my Linux 3.7.1 (Slackware 14) box. I'm able to connect to it using my OS X Mountain Lion client, but Finder will not show any files. However, if I run ls through the ...
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Can't start Sinatra server on Mountain Lion

I've been learning how to develop on a Mac for about a year and have always been able to run a local server, for example, when developing in Ruby on Rails or Sinatra. A few days ago I updated to ...
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Migrate to a new Mac does not recognize external HD

I bought a new Mac (Mini Late 2012). I have a Time Machine backup of the older computer (Macbook Unibody Late 2008) and I want to restore system configuration and apps. I open Migration Assistant, ...
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I get a 403 when I go to http://localhost/~admin/

I'm running mac osx 10.8. when I go to localhost or 127.0.0.1/ my browser says: "It Works!". However when I go to localhost/~admin/ or 127.0.0.1/~admin/ my browser says: "Forbidden You don't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Timemachine - Suddenly can't find disk

I have used my Ubuntu server as backup through my network with my Mac Book Pro Mountain Lion for a while. But suddenly it won't work. It sais it can't find the disk. Even though I can connect through ...
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Mountain Lion Boot Camp Partition Unavailable for Installing Windows 7 on New Crucial M4 SSD

I recently ripped my HDD out of my mid-2010 Macbook Pro to replace with a 128GB M4 SSD drive. I upgraded to Mountain Lion and performed a software update. I want to install Windows 7 Professional with ...
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Can I use the Snow Leopard install discs to recover a Mountain Lion Time Machine backup onto a new hard drive?

I'd like to install a new SSD into my 15" mid 2010 MacBook Pro which is currently running Mountain Lion. Previously when I have changed the hard drive I've been able to recover the system using its ...
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Disable “Print and Close” Preview Shortcut on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

I recently upgraded to Mountain Lion from Leopard and there is a global shortcut that I would really like to disable. Apparently, now if you select a document and press Command + p, Preview will open,...
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How to use Messages.app in OS X Lion forever

I received today an email from Apple stating Messages.app will not work anymore in OS X Lion by mid December. I do not want to update to Mountain Lion yet. Is it there some way to continue using ...
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Get System Profiler Information from Time Machine Backup

I'm trying to get my system profiler .spx file from a Time Machine backup. Specifically, I wish to know the serial number of the hard drive in my Mac. The first place I looked was /private/var/tmp/...
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Changed folder contents not updating in Finder (OS X 10.8)

I've been having this problem for a number of days now. When I update the contents of a folder using terminal commands, by decompressing archives, or by using "Save As", the affected folder often ...
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Strange background image when opening DMG in Mountain Lion

Whenever I open a DMG file to install an application the window opens with a background image from another program I recently installed (Aptana Studio). Below is a screenshot in which I have opened ...
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Is it possible to redefine App Store application paths?

I sort my applications in separate folders within the Applications folder (e.g. One for my photo related apps, one for my guitar playing related apps, one for my video related apps, etc). Since some ...
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How to create a Mountain Lion DMG image and load it into VirtualBox?

Basically, I just need to make a full copy of the Mountain Lion installer, but I have no flash, or any other removable medium available. Is it just possible to clone the system and mount the .dmg ...
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OS X Server App ail not accept login credentials

I cannot login to the server app and i know for sure all the login info is right. every time i enter my password the name window shakes to tell me it's invalid. I never post unless I'm out of ideas ...
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Why are my backed up Time Machine files smaller than the originals?

Why are the files I've backed up smaller than the actual files? For example, Aperture is 225 GB on my external drive but only 202 GB on the Time Machine backup.
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Mac OSX Mountain Lion Rails Postgres (wiped out a lot of stuff)

Having trouble with Postgres since I upgraded to Mountain Lion (and now regretting it). Lost hours trying to fix it to no avail. When running rails server then visiting my app at 0.0.0.0:3000 I get ...
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Problems upgrading MacPro to Mountain Lion

I am trying to upgrade my MacPro to Mountain Lion. After researching online it seems my model does not have a 64 bit compatible GPU. Is it possible to upgrade the GPU or would the entire motherboard ...
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iTerm auto-capitalising everything

I recently bought a Mac Mini in the office. I had installed Mountain Lion Developer about a month before the official release. Everything worked perfectly except for the fact that in iTerm it'd auto-...
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How can I select first/last message in Mail.app in Mountain Lion?

The closest I got was to use an Applescript service that was given as a tip for Lion (see: What is the Keyboard Shortcut for Moving to the First/Last Message in Mail.app in Mac OS X Lion?): on run {...
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Getting changed file path with launchd in Mountain Lion

I'm using launchd to watch a directory for file changes. This works fine, but I need to supply the file path to the changed file when the program executes. How do I obtain the file path? Are there ...
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How do I start the Java installation from my application in Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

Mountain Lion has this wonderful feature where running "java" pops up a dialog prompting the user to install Java (if it is not already installed). This is nice, but I'd prefer to have more control ...
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PHP document root problems (permission denied)

I've set up PHP on my OS X 10.8 system and am trying to test it works. I created a file named "phpinfo.php" and placed it in my document root with the contents below: <?php phpinfo(); ?> ...
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Dual boot OS X 10.7/10.8 with File Vault and encrypted backup

Mac Mini Core i5-2520M (mid 2011 model) plus external Fire Wire Freecom 1GB drive Current: Vanilla setup - ie. a single visible OSX 10.7 (Lion) partition plus hidden recovery partition File Vault ...
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Bluetooth Connection, Trendwoo Blade with OS/X 10.8.5 (EDIT: unsolvable)

I have a new Trendwoo Blade speaker. It's a lovely unit, and pairing with my Galaxy S5 and my 2013 iPod Touch works just fine. I cannot get it to work properly with either of my Macs, a 2012 Mac ...
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Creating a bootable DMG or ISO for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I have a 4.04GB DMG file for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), which is being used for reinstalling the OS on my MacBook Pro. However, the bootable USB needs a GPT (GUID-partition table) format. The ...
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diagnosing spurious hard-drive spin-down

I've got an external USB drive that is being used for backup purposes. Occasionally it will spuriously spin-down and Mac OS X will complain that the disk wasn't ejected properly. One reason I have ...
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Missing passwords from Chrome using Mountain Lion

I'm running Mac OS X 10.8.5 and Chrome 31.0.1650.63 I turned on my Macbook this morning, and all of my saved passwords are missing from Chrome. I checked KeyChain Access, and they're all still there....
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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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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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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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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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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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Opening an .IMG file in Mac OS X

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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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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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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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 connect to Windows (SMB)

I have a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) and a Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I can't connect to the latter because of incorrect password or login. I tried to create several users on Windows machine and even ...
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Stop Mac OS X disk image from being mounted automatically when files on them are accessed

I have a program that, every time it is launched, tries to read a file stored on a disk image (a sparse bundle, to be exact). If the disk image is not mounted, the program automatically attempts to ...
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Macport self update fail mountain lion. Earlier it was working fine

Macport self update fail mountain lion. Earlier it was working fine. Here is output of sudo port -d selfupdate I think it broke after i installed the Mountain lion update. Before 2 weeks it was ...
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Can't ping Mountain Lion

I can't ping my mountain lion from the LAN, but my mac can ping any machine in the LAN. I was digging into why this could be happening, I found that in network utility, in Netstat, it shows like ...
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Under which domain is the Finder sidebar “Devices” category setting for “User's MacBook Pro”?

Trying to verify that "User's MacBook Pro" is in the Finder's sidebar from the Terminal. I can't find a correlating setting under com.apple.finder, com.apple.sidebarlists, or even /Library/Preferences/...
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Why does my Magic Mouse become jumpy over time?

I've used Apple Magic Mouse for more than a year with my MacBook Pro, and I notice that as time passes its tracking precision degrades. Last month I found myself with an intolerable jumpiness of the ...
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OS X 10.8 any way to remove stretched light frames from a stabilized video?

I stabilized my video with Motion 5. The problem is it was taken with slow shutter so when the camera moved, the light in the frame are stretched and defaced. Stabilized it just looks like the ...
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Why does OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion performance lag when display is turned to scaled?

I'm running OS X 10.8.3 on an MBP and have the display resolution set to 1920 x 1200. But at that resolution, everything feels really laggy?. Why does OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion performance lag when ...
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Mac OS X Leopard: Install on External from Lion or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to set up some testing machines on an external hard drive. I have a Lion MBP and Mountain Lion MBP, and I'm trying to perform the installations from mac books. When I attemt to run the ...