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Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.

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Which Mac is better?

I own an old MacBook and need a larger hard-drive. I have a 500GB SSD and found another Mac with a 1T SSD. This is described in the ad behind my About Mac box.

I will be solving my disk problem, and getting a larger display. But, I may be getting slower memory.

Aside from the potential that this replacement Mac may have "screen delamination" problems, do you see that I would be aling a step backwards by getting this Mac with a 1T SSD?

Replacement Mac (Background)
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Protecting & Securing Your Critical Data
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Protecting & Securing Your Critical Data

Considering 93 percent of companies file for bankruptcy within 12 months of a disaster that blocked access to their data for 10 days or more, planning for the worst is just smart business. Learn how Acronis Backup integrates security at every stage

I am trying to copy over a photo library approx 14GB from a mac hard drive connected via external usb connection to my desktop on my macbook.
The hard drive keeps freezing up whenever I try to copy it via finder. I also tried to do first aid on the drive via Disk Utility. My guess is that the hard drive is very close to failure but I can browse the files and folders. How can I get these photos recovered?
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Hello, i have 2 different users on Macs - we just moved to Office 365. After a while, their email apps (outlook, mac mail) will prompt them for their passwords. It refuses to accept the password in the app or 0365 portal unless i reset their pw in the 365 portal again.

What could cause this?
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I'm looking for an automatic location switcher based on my Mac's location. For instance, when I go to the office I need wifi to automatically turn off when I plug in my USB-C hub and/or network cable (the network cable is plugged into the hub).  In the past I would have used Marco Polo, SideKick, or ControlPlane, but those no longer work on the Mac. I'm using Mac OS Mojave.
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I have developed a website (https://inbranchcardprinting.azurewebsites.net) that my credit union will be using to upload a picture from a members phone to our Azure storage blob that will be printed onto their custom debit card. The main issue is right after the upload page (and before the thank you page just fine while exiting that action fine) Safari will display one of two error messages.
The first and most common one is "This web page has been reloaded because a problem has occurred." Sometimes this is accompanied by a dialog box asking to resubmit the form.
However, everything on the back end worked fine. No server side errors were thrown and the image is successfully uploaded to our azure storage. I step through the controller and everything works fine and exits the action with no issue. This problem does not occur on desktop or Android devices.

Now I know that I can reproduce the bug so I look into how to diagnose iOS safari pages and tried to use their Web Inspector tool. I get it loaded up on my Mac just fine and tethered my iPhone to the Safari session. I go to the page and not only does it error on my iOS device it crashes my Mac's Safari window of debugging. So next I try to use Xcode's Simulator and system logging to capture the issue, and nearly the same thing happens only I get an on screen(simulator) error of "This page can not be loaded because the web page stopped responding." This doesn't crash the Simulator, but the logger window did not record …
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Hi,

I need to lock down the USB ports of all devices to only allow specific device ID's.  I have a solution for the windows PC's but I am looking for the best way to do it on the Mac devices.
This is a domain environment so I need to be able to push it out to multiple machines.

TIA
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my mac crashed immediately after I plugged in 2 LG ultrafine display monitors today
i have LG monitors with usb-c connected to the mac

I have osx 10.13.6
Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9
Memory 32 GB ram
Graphics Radeon Pro 560X 4096 MB
Intel UHD Grpahics 630 1536 MB


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When Installing .app, we use Apple Remote Desktop to deploy .app and .pkg to our Macs. However I can install .pkg files fine, but .app (apps that are not available through the app store (e.g. vlc/java/air)) don't like to install, has anyone come across this and if so what fix can I apply.
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Cannot mount .dmg file when filevault is turned on the macbook. Found this out when went to install Mojave to see what it features were before looking at updating the rest of our macs. But after downloading from the app store and trying to install  - it does get someway though and fails to install due to the filevault being on. I know it says here it needs to be turned off https://support.apple.com/en-il/HT208898 but i was wondering is there a setting that allows installation of .dmg files when filevault is turned on? (e.g. when you want to install a program that is not in .pkg or .app format.
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Profile Manager with Mac Book Pro (2017). We use Apple Server running on Mac High Sierra (latest version before Mojave) to manage our iPads and Macs, however we are setting up a profile for the MacBook Pro and have come across a couple of problems....

Cannot browse the internet when at home. The Mac can connect to the work wi fi network and can browse the internet all fine - however when the user takes the laptop off site and connects to their home wi fi, they can connect fine but not browse the internet (nothing comes up). Has anyone else come across this? If so what was the fix - before any one says anything yes I have tried re-installing the OS and have tried with no profile applied (and that works). So it has to be something in the profile manager settings - but for the life of me cannot see anything obvious. Have opened up terminal and can ping bbc and google when the user is at home. I know it can't be the ISP provider as I have tried this at my friends house who is on a different provider and its the same there. All other devices connect fine to the home network and work network (e.g. my mobile) that are not managed. Even windows laptops work fine when taken home.

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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

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I've got a user on a MacBook Pro, who's connecting to a 2016 server via rdp 8.0, but cannot use his local printer.
Of course this all worked fine under the old 2008 terminal server, but hasn't worked with the new & improved stuff.
When trying to add the printer, I can see other macs showing up, like TS009 (Joes-MacBook-: PRN2:# 9), but am not seeeing this guy's mac listed there.
Went back to try installing printer on the server & while I see full function software & driver for all desktop OSs, the servers listed stop at 2008.
Is printer just incompatible with that server, killing the whole idea right there?
Looks like that printer is about 8 years old, is it time for a new one?
Any other work arounds?
Thanks!
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Hi,

I just realized that my VMWare Fusion 10 doesn't detect any usb device anymore.  Reinstall vm tool doesn't change anything even not upgrading to Fusion 11. I'm running VMware Fusion in my MacBook Pro OS High Sierra 10.13.6.

What can I do?
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Connecting my WiFi Xerox 6022 Laser Jet (Macbook)

My printer stopped working, and before I realized the router was blinking, I deleted the Printer.

Now I have reconnected it with the WPS button, but I can not find how to add the printer to my MacBook, so I can use it.

What am I missing?

Thanks.
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HP 8710/iMac Issue

After several days of off again, on again functionality, I have come to this conclusion. The problem is in my iMac, not the network and not the printer. Two weeks ago I was convinced it was the printer, so I quickly ordered a new HP 8710 so I could just swap the old 8710 out. Ultimately, the brand new one started doing exactly what the old one was doing.

On Tuesday I ran this test. (All sent to the HP 8710 wirelessly)
-Print from my 6th gen iPad. OK
-Print from my iPhone X. OK
-Print from my wife’s iPhone X. OK
-Print from wife’s MacBook Pro (running High Sierra, latest update) OK
All of those worked perfectly.

-Print from my iMac (running High Sierra, latest update)
Error. Cannot find, connect, or in any other way, play with the 8710.

I can print to my Epson 837 wirelessly from my iMac without an issue.

Added HP Smart app on my iMac and things started working yesterday. Was able to do multiple prints, Perhaps it was rebooting my iMac, which I have done numerous times. Perhaps the HP Smart app. Whatever, it worked. This morning, the first chance I had to print, it was back to a “no go” situation. And I just printed this off from my iPhone without an issue.

So, this is where I stand. What in the name of all that is good, has been corrupted in my OS?  Looking to upgrade to Mojave, but don’t want to drag the problem across and have the same situation. Any thoughts? At all?
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A client is saying they have malware on their Mac and want to reinstall the OS.  I've read through this a bit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208496 and it doesn't seem to say anything about malware issues.

My question is: Is it better to reinstall Mac OS to clear up malware issues or erase then restore to factory settings?

Are there other things I should be aware of when performing such a task for this macbook?
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Logs are not being written to webpage will not load, have no idea why these two aren't talking.
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This is a question in relation to MAC users useing OSX version 10 and later combined with Windows File Server Windows server 2016

The users experience slow performance. The usage of DS_store files a the main concern.

I found a link https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/85131-fix-slow-access-of-windows-smb-share-from-mac-os where the values of the smb protocol is altered. This will be change accordingly today. But i am very much interessted in knowledge about how you have solved this issue if you have come across it.

Kindly

Rune
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A means of keeping data in sync on specific folders over the internet? Mac VPN tunel?

I have a user that is working from SC at times and in NY others.  all his data resides locally on his Mac in the NY office.  He had asked if there is a way to sync the data to the two physical locations.  Anyone come across anything that could work for this specific request?

alternative solution:  I am thinking either he remotes in to NY from SC and uses something such as GOTOMYPC and the data remains in NY, or possibly a NAS with security, which we may be able to grant access via a url etc.   Otherwise the software would have to have the intelligence to take the files with the most current date/time stamp and overwrite the older of the files regardless of which location the files existed etc.  He could be talking about as much as 200-300GB of data.
Thoughts/ideas?
Thanks!
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Hi All,

I've got an iMac, which is doing a restart loop, just a white screen and a chime going in a loop.... the screen doesn't go blank when it restarts, stays white and you keep hearing the chime every 2 to 3 seconds, I've tried all the normal fixes, like holding the shift key, pressing command-option-r-p... nothing seems to work, would anyone know a fix?

I know last resort is taking it to Apple but the machine isn't covered by Apple Care...


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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals
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Exploring SQL Server 2016: Fundamentals

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system that stores and retrieves data when requested by other software applications.

This affects Macs in our environment running OS Sierra, and Microsoft Office 2016.  The users are using Microsoft Word, and in their Word documents they embed images by dragging the image from the desktop and onto the document; they then resize the image and position it where they want, in the document.

The issue is that after saving the document - at some point later, they open the document and find the images are gone, replaced with a empty frame that has a red X, and text that reads: The image part with relationship ID rld8 was not found in the file.

I've searched for possible answers and most Microsoft articles at answers.microsoft.com address a similar issue in Powerpoint and say that it is a problem that affected specific versions of Word for Mac; we're on a later version and the problem persists.
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Hi, I recently took over a network with Mac laptops running Mac OS Yosemite, the laptops were part of a Windows Domain had have some administrative lock down settings. We were provided admin privileges so we removed them from the Domain, although we are the computer admins many settings in system preferences are locked out. It seems to me the previous tech support company used some type of lock down policy to prevent even local administrators to make any changes.  Unfortunately  the previous company won't cooperate passing down info other than providing the admin password.

Does anyone know of a way to "unlock" the settings in system preferences?
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I am trying to share an online drive for an FCPX project. I want to have my co-worker open the same library and have access to the assets in a ShareFile drive.
I created and sharing a folder. I have some assets in a folder, when I try to import them I can see them and even preview them, but when I import it then the assents slide in FCP shows as missing file. Why?  and how to correct this?
Also, can two users have the same FCP library open at the same time?
Otherwise, how can we collaborate on the same project?
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Hi,

Does anyone know how to change the default folder location when you open a new tab in Mac Finder?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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PDF Unlocker for Mac
Want to remove a security password from PDF files? Know simple tips and tricks to remove security and restrictions from PDF files on a Mac OS X. Follow each step carefully to unprotect an Adobe PDF document.
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Flash drives shows on pc but not on mac. It used to work before.

If i connect an external drive to my mac it shows. How do i get my flash drive to show up in my mac.
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Mac OS X

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Mac OS X is the desktop operating system from Apple Inc., found on Macintosh computers. OS X consists of a Mach/BSD-based kernel, operating system interfaces primarily based on FreeBSD and additional frameworks (written in C, C++ and Objective-C providing user interface and application-level services.