Questions tagged [macos-highsierra]

macOS High Sierra (version 10.13) is the fourteenth major release of macOS, Apple Inc.'s desktop operating system for Macintosh computer.

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Can I exclude some folders when using the “find” macOS terminal command?

When using the terminal command "find /directory path/ -type f | wc -l" is there an argument that I can insert that will exclude from the count any folders with a specific name (and thus ...
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Catalina Upgrade Failed. Can I upgrade to Mojave?

I am running an older Mac: iMac 13,1 Intel Core i7 It is currently running High Sierra. Awhile back I upgraded to Catalina, and lots of apps stopped working, most importantly MS Word and Excel as ...
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com.apple.mdworker.shared … Service exited due to signal: Killed: 9 sent by mds[91]

I’ve noticed a lot of similar system log entries as follow com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.mdworker.shared.01000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000[622]): Service exited due to signal: Killed: 9 sent ...
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Fix permissions on the /etc/ directory Mac

I accidentally changed all the owner permissions of the /etc/ directory in Mac OS High Sierra to user:_www when trying to change the ownership of a website folder. I guess these files usually have ...
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iMac (2011) not running external monitor

I have an iMac (2011, High Sierra) that I'm trying to use with an external monitor. I got it running with a MiniDisplayPort to VGA adapter the other day, but the quality wasn't great and the external ...
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Mac OS X High Sierra Finder Drag and Drop animation previews slow

MacBook Pro 2012 (mid), High Sierra Version 10.14.6 (18G103) I'm in middle of a big photo-review-sorting operation. +50.000 images that I need to sort. In Finder I select 300 images, drag it over to ...
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iTerm terminal emulation is weird

Recently, I switched to iTerm because a lot of people recommends it, but it behaves quite weirdly. It does not automatically enter "alternate screen mode" if less/man/similar commands are ...
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how to get iworks for macbook 10.13 High Sierra

Where/How can I get the last version of pages that is supported for macOS HighSierra? I followed the steps i found here But when i want to update (step 4), (after succesfull apple login), step 5 ...
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Changing VirtualBox VM running macOS guest on macOS host to full screen?

How do I change the VirtualBox VM macOS High Sierra guest to full screen? When I click Full-Screen mode under the top menu bar under View it has huge black borders around the VM, while the VM is ...
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Issues installing macOS Catalina in virtualbox on macOS High Sierra host

I was trying to install macOS Catalina on latest version of VirtualBox, hosting it on a Mac running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). I was searching, and I found this blog post: “Install and run macOS ...
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How to use MacOS's activity monitor and other tools to diagnose causes of a the multicolour spinning wheel when running Acrobat?

When scrolling certain PDF files (not all of them) in Acrobat on MacOS high Sierra, the spinning wheel appears - hence one may think there is a contention of resources somewhere on MacOS for some ...
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How to get iWork suite on macOS High Sierra?

I have seen one other question related to this, here. However, this did not work for me. I recently got a MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on it. I created my Apple ID, as this is the first ...
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Why are there inconsistent version results between `which` and directly accessing the executable?

I'm using MacOS High Sierra, and I'm trying to track down a version issue with PHP. I've come across a very strange situation. If I php --version, it reports 7.4.2. I then verify where php is being ...
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How to mount macOS High Sierra on VirtualBox(Mac Host)?

I have installed VM Virtualbox on my MacBook with Mojave. My objective is to install macOS High Sierra on a VM. Post creating the VM and attaching the ISO image, once the VM starts it is stuck in EFI ...
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FaceTime on MacBook: block unknown caller

I have a MacBook with High Sierra and would like to set FaceTime either so that only people in my contact list can call me or so that I can block individual people - even those who are not in my ...
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How to install xCode11.3 on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

Currently I am using Xcode 10.1 on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6, on MacBook early 2011 with 4GB ram. Problem is that I am unable to upgrade my MacOS Version to Catalina, Is it possible to install ...
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Trying to recover a Mac time capsule sparsebundle

Looking for some help recovering my time machine backup! I lost the HDD on my iMac and have now replaced it with a 4TB SSD. I tried to recover the backup from my NAS (Netgear) time machine, but it ...
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Quit an application while hold some key and click the application in dock

Is there any way to quit a application in dock, while pressing some key and just click it in dock ?
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Strange behavior on startup MacOSX HighSierra

When I turn my mac on (MacOSX High Sierra), the progress bar reaches 2\3, then the screen turns black again. This may repeat two or three times before it starts normally. What may be the cause of such ...
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How do I edit files and dirs owned by _www, as ftp user when ftp user is added to the _www group?

I have add an FTP user account to _www group. I expected to be able to edit a file as ftp user when the ftp user has been added to the _www group and the access perms are set to 0640. Do I need s for ...
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MacOS, Sleep Wake Failure

I have a problem with my MacBook Pro. OS High Sierra installed. I plug out power cable and use laptop normally, then connect to charge. After a while, the laptop resets and an error occurs - Data ...
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Cmd + Shift + 4 no longer works

Cmd + Shift + 4 used to allow me to take a screenshot of a selected area (which would save). Now it instead takes a screenshot of a window, the entire window. I have tried remapping the keyboard ...
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Which Xcode version should I download for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6?

Which Xcode version should I download for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6? Note that I downloaded Xcode 10.2, but it informed me that it requires macOS 10.14.3 or later.
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Unable to set arguments to convert image files to video

I've a bunch of files in a folder with the following format: center_2016_12_01_13_%2d_%2d_%3d.jpg I'm trying to use FFmpeg to convert into a video with this command: ffmpeg -n -i "...
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restore /Users .trash files when booted in single user mode OSX

I can yet only boot in single user mode as I deleted some files that prevent my mac to show the login screen ( I see a black screen instead). when browsing in the user .Trash folder I can see the ...
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broke my high Sierra

I had a Microsoft update pop up coming up at each reboot. I deleted some files (the Microsoft Update app and a file named icult59l.dat - found when looking at the process info to find the location). ...
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High Sierra - Keychain folder takes up a lot of storage

I have a file in ~Library/Application Support/com.apple.sbd/[UUID]/KeychainV0-tomb/genp.bt3 that takes up 113.88 GB Any idea what its for, and if it needs to be this big?
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Automating a Data Entry Job in Excel with Automator or any other app

I have to complete labeling process in excel sheet with over 3000 rows. The excel sheet ( please see atttachment) has three columns, E1, E2, and Label. E1 and E2 are already type in and I need to ...
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Figuring out the size of data on an external harddrive

I have an external HD, a seagate backup plus slim 2TB. The filesystem on it is exfat. It has a single partition. I want to create a new partition table for this device, so I can use different ...
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User getting this on boot up of High Sierra

High Sierra symbol any ideas what this means? I have tried to search for folder with prohibit, but only see things related to boot issues.
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How to open the “Club Penguin 3D” application in macOS High Sierra

I'm trying to open the Club Penguin 3D application in my downloads but I can't open it I've tried these two commands on the terminal xattr -d com.apple.quarantine “Downloads/Club Penguin 3D/Launcher....
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SSH permission denied using smartcard authentication

Our institute recently adopted smartcard/chip and PIN logins for all computers on the network. Ever since, I have been unable to log in to any of our Linux network hosts via SSH from my Mac (OSX High ...
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How to get access to admin privileges on standard-user OS X?

After reinstalling the OS X I only have access to standard user. Is there a way to create/change an admin account when I don´t have admin privileges?
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Mac mail high sierra treating attachments oddly

I use gmail via imap. I get emails with attached images. In gmail I have an imap folder where the emails land, and I also have a rule in mail that copies the messages to a mail folder on my mac. The ...
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Deploying VPN connection with routing rules on OS X

I work in an organisation with a mix of PC and Mac, we have an Azure environment with two connections (prod and nonprod) On the PC side, I can create a package that will install a VPN complete with ...
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Unable to reach localhost (High Sierra)

Started running into difficulties with my MBP running high sierra after a forced reboot (crash) earlier today. My issue basically boils down to this: After a reboot, I'm unable to establish a ...
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Unable to connect to SFTP server using Filezilla

I have installed FileZilla 3.41.2 on my macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. From the terminal if I do the following, I am able to connect to server and access the files the SFTP server sftp my_user@...
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How can I set OSX to use local time instead of UTC?

I want OSX to use local time instead of UTC/GMT. I like my hardware clock to be set to local time. In linux, it would be timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 --adjust-system-clock Is there an osx equivalent ...
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pip3 dateparser gives error with gcc

I run Mac High Sierra and got python3 via brew. I wanted to pip3 dateparser, but got this error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1 I followed a hint from https://github.com/maciejkula/glove-...
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error: git-submodule died of signal 11

FML edit: So..... long story short, it was a function I had in my bashrc profile... test() { npm run test $1 $2 $3 $4 ;}; export -f test But! How did I track this down, you might ask? Well, after ...
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How to downgrade from Mojave to High-Sierra from a partition and without a USB flash drive?

I have an older Mac and Mojave graphics aren't functioning properly. It's not my hardware, it's the Metal graphics library, Google Chrome / Safari / any 3rd party app renders graphics normally. I ...
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MAC High Sierra transfers to WD

Is it necessary to format WD passport just to move and store files from MAC High Sierra to WD? Tried to move docs from the MAC to WD but cannot determine where they are or folder to put them in.
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How to subscribe to Internet .ics calender with Outlook on Mac

I have MS Office 356 for Mac, Outlook 16.22.1. The email part is working OK. I am now trying to subscribe to calendars, but am not able to figure it out. Using the usual mechanism of inviting someone ...
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Upgrade to High Sierra from dual boot osx

I have a dual boot Mac. It currently has two equal partitions. One partition has Yosemite 10.10. The other older partition has Mountain Lion 10.8. I would want to upgrade Mountain Lion 10.8 to 10.13, ...
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How to manage locked files and permissions of a git repo between windows and mac

I'm doing some app development for both Android and Mac. I have a git repo which I am constantly pushing and pulling from both my Windows machine and my MacBook. I find that my files are constantly ...
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pure-ftpd Connection refused localhost on high sierra

When I try connect my local FTP server I have received the following error message: $ ftp localhost ftp: connect to address ::1: Connection refused ftp: Trying 127.0.0.1 ... ftp: connect to address ...
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Default SSH username doesn't match $USER value in macOS

Note: I managed to get this working, now I'm trying to figure out why there's a discrepancy. I recently enabled remote access on my laptop running macOS High Sierra. However, I initially had trouble ...
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I can not restore with transmac

I'm trying to restore MacOS 'High Sieera' to usb using transmac on windows 7 now. However, the following alerts are displayed and can not be executed. The dmg file uses the file downloaded from here....
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Mac Pro late 2013 stucked, can't install mojave

Yesterday i was working normally on my mac and it got stuck, the display was frozen but the sound was working. I clicked the power button until it turned off and then i wasn't able to boot again. I ...
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Video resolution when capturing a full-screen recording via ffmpeg on Mac OS X

I have a 15-inch 2017 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra): The default display supports screen resolutions up to 2880x1800, despite the maximum resolution selectable via the standard UI ...