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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.

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Hard Restart on a MacBook Pro with no Power Button??

I just got a new Mac and it has no power button! So Far, I have only Restarted It.

I had the machine lock up on me and wondered, before it magically unlocked, what the heck I can do to Hard Restart it?

Secondly, once I shut it down gracefuly, how do I restart it?

Thanks.
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How do I remove my MacBook User?

I bought a MacBook via Internet and created a User, then realized I needed to return it.

I see a Guest User as well.

How do I remove my User logon?

Thanks.
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What steps need to be followed to decrypt or remove Mac OS File Vault from a Mac operating system?
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What steps do I need to take to determine if Mac OS File Vault is enabled?
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My wife and I both have iPhone 6S phones.  Recently my battery usage has failed to take me through even half a day.   I compared my battery usage to my wife's (she doesn't have the problem).  My phone shows 47% "Home and Lock Screen" usage, by far more than the next most power-hungry app (Messages= 12%).   My wife's phone shows only 4% for "Home and Lock Screen", but I can't figure out what on my phone is accounting for the vastly higher usage.  Our Brightness and Auto-Lock settings seem the same.  What else can account for this?

Thanks,

Phil
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What are the shortcut keys or method that can be used on Mac OS X  High Sierra v. 10.13.3 computer to switch from displaying the standard Mac login screen (which displays the usernames & their icons as a list of users to logging on using a User Name and password (so a user can login with an Active Directory account)?

This is something that needs to be done before logging onto the Mac.

The option to display the login windows as: Name and password (instead of list of users) has already been selected (see the screenshot).

For whatever reason when this computer powers up it displays the logins as the list of users. These users are local administrator accounts that only IT should have access to; we don't want the users using or accessing local accounts. The users should only login using their Active Directory usernames and passwords.

So what are the shortcut keys or method that can be used on Mac OS X  High Sierra v. 10.13.3 computer to switch from displaying the standard Mac login screen (which displays the usernames & their icons as a list of users to logging on using a User Name and password (so a user can login with an Active Directory account)?

Let me know if any further information is needed.

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A user with a Mac OS X computer says that he doesn't have the option to login to his Mac whenever this Mac is outside of our office. This Mac has all of the latest Mac updates installed.

This Mac is joined to our Server 2016 Active Directory domain and the user logs onto the Mac using his Active Directory account. Our local area network is using an IP subnet of 172.16.0.0.

I have set the Mac so that it prompts the user to login with his account name and password.

This user says that whenever he is outside of our office the only options he has is to login to a local Admin account that I have created our to login using the guest user account.

Is there a keystroke combination (similar to CTRL-ALT-DEL on a Windows computer) the user can press to switch back to the username and password login option rather than the user clicking on the account name he would like to login with?

Also since the user is outside of the office and we don't have a VPN setup will the user be able to login with his Active Directory username and password even though the Mac won't be able to contact the Active Directory domain controller?
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Restoring from external drive onto different MacBook.

I replacing an old MacBook with a newer one, and expect to use TimeMachine to move my system.  Both machines have SSD's, the old one has a 500 GB and the newer one has a 1T SDD.

I assume I could:

1) Start a full backup
2) Got to bed
3) Begin restoring to the newer MacBook
4) Go to work

When I come home, I should be 100% up and running on the new Mac.

Does this make sense?

What do I need to know to restore the system onto the new MacBook?

Are there are reboots needed during installation? Might the unattended new machine go to sleep in the middle of this process?

What commands to I need to execute on the new machine?

Thanks.
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A company I am working at has Mac laptops that all have local user logon accounts.

We have added a Server 2016 domain controller and the users will now be signing onto Active Directory to log in to their Macs.

What utilities or methods are available to migrate all current settings and data from these user's local Mac logon accounts into their new Server 2016 domain logon profiles on these Macs?
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Does Apple have any utilities that enable the browsing of Mac OS X backups to view which folders and files are backed up  and to do things such as perform manual restores of Apple OS backups to original or alternate locations which a Mac admin can perform from a centralized location rather than having to do this from each individual Mac user's machine?

My organization has several Mac OS X laptops which are all backed up using Time Machine to a Network Attached Storage device (NAS).

We are interested in any centralized management solutions for administering the Time Machine backups if possible.
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What info needed to show on Ebay when I sell my MacBook?

How do I get the required information besides what is available in the Apple > About window?

I need info on my 500 GB SSD, since it is an older drive, purchased in 2012.

I also need to show the battery's ability to hold a load. How do I do that?

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What to do about possible apple based hack - An iPhone 6, an iPhone 7, an iPhone X, an iPad AirLight, and a Macbook Air

These were under the same iCloud password, which has been changed since.

Symptoms:

1. When it started, the owner was using his MacBook Air and all of a sudden he lost control and files started moving around and then deleting themselves as if he was being remotely accessed. When it was done, he went into his contacts and there was only one contact left. He restored his devices, and watched for other symptoms.

2. Messages keep going across the screen on the iPhone X, like foreign languages along with the words "delete a" and ",". When he tries to find these messages they are nowhere to be found.

3. Other messages being sent to the devices and then automatically deleting themselves. Some of these messages involved the people he thinks were involved.

... along with some general strange behavior that we're doing updates and cleanup with to make sure they're not related.

He has an idea who might have done it, they have been contacting him and they are a shady character. They haven't admitted anything. The owner's concerned he's still hacked, and he wants to find out who did it and clean up the situation. He is under a secure, hidden network in a remote location and isn't sure if his network has been compromised. We've updated all the devices to the most current iOS, and took off any shady programs. We ran malwarebytes on everything and …
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Restoring Windows after reboot,  like my beloved Mac does...

I shut down my Mac, and on restart, everything it the way I left it. Can't Windows 10 do the same thing?

What a pain!

I need to shut my PC each night, otherwise would consider leaving it running.

Thanks
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I have a Photos folder on an external hdd.

Can i import photos into Photos on external disk WITHOUT going through OS X?

I need to consolidate a photo from an iPhoto Library into a Photos library.

Is there an utility for this or manual process to achieve this?
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I am seeing all mails in conversation view.
How can I modify this ?
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Hello guys, so I have this MacBook Air 11" (Early 2015) in my lab and the main user account is completely inaccessible.

Here's what happens: you input the password, the wheel starts turning and it never stops. After many minutes the password input interface reappears and it's a loop.

Now, I'm not a Mac expert, mostly because here in Italy they're very rare, so I get less than 10 of them a year. But I've always been able to fix them.

This time I've tried all the usual stuff: boot in safe mode, repair system drive, reset PRAM and the like.

Nothing seems to work. I have the option of making a clean reinstall, but the customer would like to recover her files first.

I usually remove the drive and insert it into a PC able to read Mac formatted drives, but this time it's an M.2 drive with proprietary connector and I have no adapter right now.

So can anybody suggest anything more? Thanks guys.
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I have a 2TB Apple Time Capsule (Model A1409)

4th Generation

I have a MacBook and when I plug in the drive into a USB cable (w/ TM powered on)

I do not see any icon appear on Finder.

What steps do I follow to:
1) wipe the Time Capsule
2) verify it's been cleared

Thanks
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We need to change a Mac Office 2016 user's Mac Office 2016 license from Retail to Office 365. This is because the retail license doesn't have all of the features that the Office 365 license has.

The user who needs this has already been assigned an Office 365 license but at the time he installed Office 2016 on his Mac (around a year ago) the retail license was used.

Is there an easy way of converting the Mac Office 2016 license from Retail to Office 365 or will we need to completely uninstall Office 2016 Retail and then download and install the Mac Office 2016 Office 365 version?

MAC-OFFICE-LICENSE
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I have a MacBook Pro. All my software was updated last week, but I want to make sure my new device is protected. What other security software would you recommend or would you recommend any?
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My Mac Book system start with question mark on  afolder
i trying to use recovery mode but it asking about a password and i did't remember it
Please help
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I rented a movie on itunes and I am trying to transfer it to my ipod classic 6th generation.  The movie says it is HD.  When I try to move it to my ipod it looks like it will transfer and then it moves back to the other column and is not tranferred.  I assume this is because my generation ipod cannot download it.  When I go to itunes on this movie it does show some details of size that shows an sd version that is smaller in size than the hd one.  I can't seem to find this on the itunes page for the movie.  I also see in my purchased area of itunes that you can uncheck the box that says download hd movies if available.  So here is the question, if I delete the movie (not just try to redownload) will I be able to download it again?  Will it show that I purchased it or is it gone?  I want to do this to try and start from scratch and uncheck the box that says download hd movies if avaialble.    Maybe this is not the answer, any ideas?
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I have two Photo Library files and need to purge them. That's because i have all the pictures I want on disk as a JPG or other format. These are duplicates.

When I plug in my phone or camera. it imports to the library. I export the ones I want. So they are duplicate!

How do I purge these files?

I worry about simply deleting them, unless this is the correct step.

Thanks.

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I wold like to scan my disk for all JPGS and se how large they all add up to. If I right click the selected files and pick "Get Info", Finder opens thousands of little windows.

I want to see the combined sizes of all JPGS.

Thanks.
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I am not sure where to look to find what this disk contains and why it's almost full.

See attached error...

Mac Startup Disk is Almost Full
I have a 500GB SSD and have worried for months it was almost maxed out.

How can I find what files can be deleted for this startup disk not to max out?
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I had created metadata tags for all of my photos before I had them imported into photos for the Mac. I would like to auto create albums based on the tags in the photos.

I know I can do this with SmartAlbums, but those don’t transfer to mobile or other Macs so I need real albums.

I was thinking with AppleScript I could do something but not proficient there.  Maybe created the Smart Albums from the tags then create albums from all the smart albums?
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Apple's early computers ran on a variety of operating systems, including a Pascal version and one based on CP/M, before releasing its ProDOS with the advent of its 16-bit computer. With the release of the Lisa, which had its own OS, Apple and computing entered the graphical age; it was followed by the Macintosh, which offered a series of "System" operating systems. Other Mac operating systems included PowerPC until Apple acquired NeXT and folded it into the Mac OS. Current operating systems for Apple devices are Mac OS-X and iOS.

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