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I suddenly can't seem to access my local websites on my Mac via MAMP. My ddns.log file contains the following:

mamp_dyndns[41389:21445531] DynDNS: [no update] empty username and/or password

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I do have my DynDNS username and password stored properly in the MAMP interface, and my DynDNS account is in good standing and is configured as it's always been.

Any help on figuring this out would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jon
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Hello, we encounter today with this issue from one of our macs.  We try to reinstall the osx again,  but when going to select the drive only recovery drive appears and not the local one, try to repair the hard drive by the startup disk utility,  reset the SMC but keeps jumping to the same utility,  see pictures attached. 20170919_113625.jpg20170919_113637.jpg20170919_113654.jpg20170919_113702.jpg20170919_113706.jpg20170919_113712.jpg
Thank you.
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Hello All,

We are toying with implementing BitLocker on all workstations via GPO.  As usual, our wild is a couple of MacBooks that run Windows via BootCamp. Apple does not install a TPM chip on their systems, so if we were to encrypt these Windows installations, the users would need to have a USB drive connected at boot that contains the decryption key.

Does anyone know if this USB drive needs to remain connected at all times? or can it be removed once the operating system has loaded?
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I do not have an account yet. Where do I sign up?

I also have an iPhone 7. Once I register, do I download the app and just log in?

I need to share my desktop for a presentation, so hopefully, WhatsApp supports screen sharing, like Skype. I have a Mac and want to present a Powerpoint Presentation running in Windows 7 on Parallels.

For this to work, can I install WhatsApp on my Mac? Then, load Parallels, Windows and Powerpoint?

Or, do I need to install WhatsApp on Windows?

Thsnks
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I have a Mac that is running Parallels 10.  For some reason, it stopped printing on the Windows 7 side.  I looked at the printers and they all show yellow exclamation marks.  I have checked to make sure that "Add all Mac printers" is enabled.  I even turned that setting off then back on.  I notice that it keeps installing an HP 2800 printer that is not even there.  Any help would be appreciated.
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I can not remember how long this problem has existed, but I did upgrade my cell phone from iPhone 6 to 7 a few months ago.

I enter a new contact into Contacts on my El Capitan MacBook, but it never shows up on my iPhone. I make sure to select the

"All iCloud"

choice on the left side, under "iCloud"

What could be wrong?

Thanks.
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When I go into the monitor's onscreen menu, it shows my resolution as 3840x2160, 30Hz (connected via DisplayPort).
Next to that it shows 3840x2160, 60Hz (maximum).
Based on the information I've been reading, it looks like the Mac Mini can't do anything over 3840x2160, 30Hz so that makes sense.
However, when I go into SYSTEM PREFERENCES > DISPLAYS and choose "Scaled" for the resolution, I get only the following options:
- 2560x1440 (low resolution)
- 2304x1296 (low resolution)
- 1920x1080 <- this one is marked
- 1504x846
- 1280x720
I have an abundance of cables but nothing allows me to get this thing to 4K.  Dell doesn't support Apple's OS so they don't want anything to do with it but I've been reading online that THIS monitor is supposed to be one of the recommendations online for a budget 4K monitor.
Any help would really be appreciated.
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There are several users with Macbook Pros in the office & about a week ago, once of them started having network issues.
The only thing he could connect to was a Win 2k8 server inside the LAN, that's used for remote access, when connected to network via Wifi. He couldn't get on Internet or couldn't connect to me via Instant Housecall. Once he plugged in an Ethernet cable, everything worked as was expected. He's getting IP address from the same server, whether wired or not, but for some odd reason it won't let him out to internet when on Wifi. Other mac users all are having no issues.
Any suggestions?
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I hope to show a picture of a person on my desktop, but want it small. Also, the orientation is portrait, while the desktop is landscape.

Can I do this?

El Capitan...

Thanks
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Is there still a way to immediately delete a file of folder on the recent versions of Mac OS X (Sierra) ... without going into Terminal?
That is, without waiting for it to move file-by-file to the Trash, only having to repeat the same thing when Emptying the Trash?
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Hi, I am in possession of a mac from a former employee.  I can tell a new user with administration rights was created before the employee departure.  I am suspecting this new user was then used to securely delete the former employee’s user account.  The former employee would have had administration privileges on the Mac, so this would have been entirely possible.

Does anyone know if there is a log generated for this action?  Normally I would look in “private/var/log”, but I am not sure which file to look for.

I am also certain that a factory reset was not performed on this machine since the installation logs go back a couple years.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have a client who has a iMac which currently still sits in oSX version 10.7.5.
I thought we could go into the iTunes App Store on this iMac and find the oSX version upgrades to upgrade it to a more current version of oSX.  But I Could not see it as an option to download in there.

Can anyone advise where I should be going to find the upgrades to manage this Apple Mac to be upgraded to a more current oSX version?

Thanks
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Do Macs have or is there any way software available that will transfer a user's files from the Mac OS X Sierra OS directly to a Windows 10 OS on another computer?

Or do these files need to be manually copied from the Mac OS to the Windows 10 OS?
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Are there any known problems with having an Office 365 & Gmail profile (using IMAP) in same Mac Outlook 2016 email profile at the same time?

A user I support has intermittent issues with his Office 365 Inbox and calendar not updating within Mac Outlook 2016 and we are wondering if this might be caused by the fact the he has both Office 365 and a Gmail email accounts setup within the same Mac Outlook 2016 profile.
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What are the best Apple Bluetooth keyboards currently available that are fully compatible with Macs but that aren't made by Apple?

I have a user who doesn't like geniune Apple keyboards.

So what are the best Apple Bluetooth keyboards currently available that are fully compatible with Macs but that aren't made by Apple?
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A user with an Apple laptop has two email accounts setup within Mac Outlook 2016, an Office 365 account and a Gmail account.

The Office 365 account is already set as the default account within Mac Outlook 2016.

Sometimes when this user launches Mac Outlook 2016 Mac Outlook 2016 will open with the Gmail Inbox selected instead of the Office 365 email account selected. This causes the Gmail Inbox emails to be displayed instead of the Office 365 Inbox.

What can be done to change this so that every time that Mac Outlook 2016 is opened it will always open to having the Office 365 account selected and the email within the Office 365 account displayed within Outlook? We don't ever want Mac Outlook 2016 to launch with the Gmail account selected and the email for this account displaying.

Or what can be done to prevent Mac Outlook 2016 from opening to the same point it was last at before it was last closed?
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I have a clients iMac thats still on Lion. Whats the best way to get it upgraded to Sierra. Software Update doesnt seem to give the option and i think i have to do the upgrade in several hops. Finding the downloads to older OS's seems tricky, or am i just looking in the wrong places>?

Thanks
D
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Background:   iMac, Sierra.  There are damaged sectors.  There is a 30GB  Parallels file that appears to occupy some of those sectors.
  • I ran Disk Utility, which stopped as soon as it found a damaged sector, and reported that it couldn't help.
  • DiskWarrior showed a "preview drive"   I could only copy about 15GB of the Parallels file before I got an error message that file couldn't be copied.
  • Mac Data Recovery Guru - they found the sectors, kept running, but no Parallels file showed up on the list of recoverable files.
Is there any other software or method that can recover the large Parallels file, or enable me to extract whatever undamaged files are located inside?

Thanks.
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A user with a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) running Mac Outlook 2016 has an issue where Outlook intermittently doesn't update the emails & calendar events. Outlook is connected to Office 365.

Outlook can be used without any problems but won't update the Inbox & calendar events unless Outlook is closed and opened again.

We have scanned the Mac using Malwarebytes and Norton antivirus and no problems have been found.

The Mac laptop is connected to a secure office Wi-Fi network and doesn't have any other problems.

The Wi-Fi is working fine as the user is able to connect to websites, print, and do everything else that requires a network or internet connection.

There are also several other Macs in this office that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and are using the same Office 365 e-mail domain and none of them are having this issue.

We have already uninstalled Office 2016 (using the approved methods) reinstalled Office 2016 and all Apple and Office 2016 updates are installed.

What else can be done to fix this issue?
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I have an .rar file on my MAC. How do I open it?
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Hi Experts

My CFO using Mac airbok 13in  OS Xl Capitan version 10.11.6 and email client ms outlook mac mac version 15.17 , though the sync is set to 1 minute messages does not get automatic download and even some times perform the send/receive still the messages does not download, we did check with mac default email client but here it works as expected, please help in troubleshooting and resolving this. thanks
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A user with an Office 365 account has problems when he puts meetings on his iPhone's calendar.

These meeting never appear within Mac Outlook 2016 on his Mac (which is running the macOS Sierra v. 10.12.6 OS).

The user also says that meetings he puts on his Mac Outlook 2016 calendar don't always appear on his iPhone calendar.

All Mac Office 2016 updates have been installed.

What can be done to fix this issue so that the calendar meetings on the iPhone and Outlook 2016 will always fully sync?
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I have .txt document with a list of file names.  I would like to compare this .txt list of files to a drive directory to see what file names from the .txt are present on the directory.

What would be the quickest way to do this?  The directory is on an OS X 10.12.2
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Hello, I had a user that I just upgrade from Yosimte to Sierra but I am not sure if this upgrade is creating this problem or not, but the problem I am having is when I drag a file to a folder in the past the folder would open up allowing me to see the other folders within that folder to drop into a subfolder.  Any suggestions
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We have Office "Home and Business" for Mac, version 2016 - 15.37. In this version, Outlook 2016 does not permit drag-and-drop of attachments.

I've tried Googling and many users have this same problem. Could not find a fix.

We also have several users on STANDALONE OUTLOOK 2016 for Mac -- version 15.30. This was purchased and serialized separately without any other Office programs. Drag-and-drop DOES work in this version -- indeed there are some other interface differences as well.

This is a deal-breaker for us. We have to have drag-and-drop operate correctly in Outlook 2016 for Mac. All suggestions welcome.
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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.