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We recently procured a refurbished (Early 2015) MacBook Air with macOS Sierra 10.12.5 for our client.

They are in a very saturated 2.4Ghz area so we have a 5Ghz network for them with their leased Comcast modem.

However they have an odd issue with the MacBook Air.  The 2.4Ghz works fine on the MacBook Air (yet is slow and saturated which is experienced on other devices) and the 5Ghz performs flawlessly with all the other devices except for this MacBook Air.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  Sometimes it is slow and non-responsive, sometimes it is decent.  

This is a new copy of macOS and have tried to delete and re-add the access point and has strong signal and all other devices work great with this 5Ghz network EXCEPT this MacBook.  Thoughts?
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Boot Camp (BC) Assistant changes with the 2017 iMacs and Sierra
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I am trying to send a file via command line to a predetermined audience. As this is a weekly task, some automation is required.

I cannot use normal smtp, because I still need the email in my sent items.

The preferred way is to use the REST API by I have found issues with using the contentbytes approach.

Any simple examples that I can reference for this?
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I hear there is a bad virus spreading. Is this a Windows virus like wanna cry?

Is there anything in need to do with Mac El Capitan?

Thanks
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We have a mixed Mac and PC environment and we are hosting files on a Windows 2016 server. We have Mac OSX computers ranging from 10.6 to 10.12 connecting to the file share on this server. They use Excel 2011 and 2016. Whenever they open an XLSX file on the file server and then try to save the file, a temporary file (on Excel 2011) or temporary folder with FILENAME....RANDOMCHARACTERS (on Excel 2016) gets created and the Excel client sits for a while. Then eventually it comes up with "File rename failed. Retry?"

This doesn't happen with XLS files.

What I've tried so far:
-Gave EVERYONE full permission and ownership of all folders for testing
-Tried mounting the share as CIFS:// instead of SMB:// with the same results
-Turned off auto save features in Excel
-Blocked all Mac hidden directories such as .TemporaryFiles from being created on the server with File Screening on the file server
-Tried only enabling SMB 1 on the file server (which kept all Windows machines from connecting, and no change with Excel)


All Mac computers are bound to active directory and the users are using their own active directory credentials. I did notice that when this temporary shared file/folder is created, if I check the file details on the file server, it shows "Administrators" as the owner of the file. I'm not sure why, as the users are logged in using only their AD credentials and connecting to the SMB share using their registered credentials as well. Does anyone have any ideas on …
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We have a user who is trying to send an email to a contact category in outlook for Mac. The categories show up under contacts there does not seem to be a way to send to them. How can this be done?
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Is there any command from Windows or program we can download/buy to kill an application running on iMAC remotely from a windows PC.

Thanks
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Hello Experts,
is it advisible to have three macs yosemite using parallels and
 a separate desktop  not a mac with windows 10
 in the same LAN  ? and sharing same apps from the windows 10 ?
will the network work normally ? or
maybe we should convert all stations to windows and have the macs only for its own apps?
Regards,
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Hi All Expert,

Good day.

I would like to check if anyone knows how to convert Apple mail MBox to Outlook 2016 pst with free software that can convert up to 100 mails without buying, because the user has less than 100 emails, best if anyone can guide me on manually convert Apple mail MBox to Outlook 2016 pst on MAC OS Sierra Appreciate if anyone here can advise me on.

Thanks!
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Hi EE,

Please provide a solution, how to recover the mac computer administrator account password. User forget the admin password.

Regards,

Peter
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I may be under-using this awesome Finder app. Please tell me what a Smart Folder is.

Thanks!
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I have a client with a MacBook that is MIA.  

We believe that it has been wiped and has had Mac OS X reinstalled.

If it has an active internet connection is it possible to find it via serial number or some other way?

I figure it is a lost cause but I am not a Mac expert so I thought that I would through it out there.
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Can anyone recommend software that will read/rip a BluRay BD disc to my Mac?
I have a suitable BD Drive, and proved that it works by using "Leawo" free trial, but do not want to buy that particular SW.

(For what it is worth, the Leawo.Net  software did work flawlessly ... but ... <rant warning> the download page said "free", with no sign of a Trial, THEN it became $44.95 with no other info, so I tried the SW then went to Purchase it, the $44.95 is for One Year only (that was not disclosed earlier earlier) and the "Lifetime" version was $99.  To borrow a term from my SEO friends, this was a little too much 'black hat' for me, and I don't want to do business with them, whoever/wherever they are!)

Thanks All
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I have Mac version 15.35 and El Capitan 10.11.6

If I have two instances of Word open, how can I use my keyboard to toggle between instances?

Thanks
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In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected millions of Windows machines, you might wonder if your Mac needs protecting. Yes, it does and here is how to do it.
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Is it possible if yes how do I install a Mac OS on a virtual PC?
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Hello Experts,
This customer of ours has a LAN with three mac OSX Yosemite,
procesor Intel 2.7 Ghz Core I5
8 Gb Ram 1600 Mhz DDR3

Inside each mac there is parallels with WIN 10 and our APP
Now our app works with MYSQL  and visual c# ,,,,
one of the MAC works as a server and the other two are stations consulting/updating the server,

All three macs are wireless and too slow
is it true.... if I switch to network cable instead of wifi,
 it may be faster at least something faster that we can notice ?

And what can I do to make these mac faster..
clearly they have not had any proper maintenance before...

but also is parallels also making it even much more slower??
not win 10 inside parallels shows a network speed of 1 GB is this reliable ?
Regards,
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I am not able to receive or send email on my imap account.  This is the error message that I get.  

Cannot Send Mail
The user name or password for "patmoell@bellsouth.net" is incorrect.

Is the user name "patmoell@bellsouth.net"?

If so, the passwords must be wrong.  What can I do to change the passwords?  I don't know the current passwords.  

Here's more information about the servers.

Incoming Mail Server

Host Name  imap.mail.att.net
User Name patmoell@bellsouth.net

Outgoing Mail Server

SMTP  smtp.mail.att.net


Other SMTP Servers

smtp.mail.yahoo.com
outbound.att.net

Since I can't receive email, can you answer this another way?  <email removed>

Thanks.
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hi experts,

 i have a user using a MAC and she keeps loosing network connectivity. What can I check or test to see what is causing this.? Please walk me through it i'm not a mac user at all.
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This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
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by:Gerald Connolly
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NIce article although the author doesnt seem to know that there are two measures of a disks performance
1) Throughput - measured in MBytes/sec
2) Bandwidth - Measured in IOPS

These two measures are mutually linked ie 100MB/s can either be 1*IOPS*100MB, or 100*IOPS*1MB

The figures seem to also show a lot of cache effects, or have dubious provenance,  otherwise how does a USB connected drive achieve 2289.5 IOPS (how do you get .5 of an IOPS anyhow)
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by:Andrew Leniart
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Hi Gerald,

I do understand there are several things to take into consideration when measuring the performance of any hard drive, however going into depth in so far as eliminating cache effects would go beyond the scope of what this article is attempting to achieve. You may have also noticed that I didn't mention or talk about the effect FSB speeds can have on a hard drive's performance either?

As I mentioned at the start of the article;
The reason you might want to skip the QD32 tests is that they're not particularly useful for real life scenarios and just take additional time to run. QD stands for "Queue Depth" so the software also measures "separate thread" transfer speeds. Information not of much use for our purposes. I only include the results that I got below for the sake of completeness.
I think the general flow of the article from that point forward clearly shows it is targeting beginners to hard disk performance measuring and not representing any type of advanced hard drive performance analysis.  
The figures seem to also show a lot of cache effects, or have dubious provenance, otherwise how does a USB connected drive achieve 2289.5 IOPS (how do you get .5 of an IOPS anyhow)

Indeed.  How do you get a .5 of an IOPS ?  

Or even a .7 or .8  

How about you tell us?  :-)

Thanks for your feedback.  Always great to hear back from ones readers.

Best regards,
Andrew
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Hi,

My iMac is showing white screen when booting up - I guess i need to reload the OSx.

I will backup my data inside prior installing the OSx.

Please can someone guide me on how to fix this (reinstalling my windows)?

Also, why would it act this way?

imac model no: a1225, emc no: 2211

Best regards,
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Hello,

I need to view a few PST files in Outlook on a MAC, is there an easy way to do this? I only saw an Import option?
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Hi Guys

I need some help with MAC and Synology NAS.

The data for a user is sitting on a Synology NAS and we have a 3rd party backup software that is being used for backing up the NAS

So the way it works right now (actually it doesn't work properly) is that the folder that is storing data on Synology NAS is mounted on the MAC as AFP volume.

The backup application then backups this volume to the cloud.

But from time to time, the AFP volume drops out and that causes the backup application to think the folder containing data is deleted so next time the AFP volume is back, the application starts backing it up all over again.

The issue is definitely between MAC and the NAS because the user also loses access to the volume.

So here is what we need.

A connection to the folder on the NAS drive from the MAC that is CONSTANTLY on and doesn't drop.

Once we have that, the backup will work fine because the backup IS working fine for a folder that is on MAC's own internal hard drive.

I am open to using NFS if that's better for stable connection compared to AFP. But not SMB because it doesn't work with the backup software.
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My Apple mouse moves fine horizontally across my 30" Thunderbird monitor, but I have to lift and move it too much for vertical motion (e.g., to move the pointer from the bottom to the top of the screen). This isn't a problem when I use my Logitech mouse. I've researched online and found virtually nothing about the issue.

I've made every available change to the mouse configuration, including maximum acceleration, but nothing affects helps.

Does anyone know how to resolve this?
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Hello,

I have a client that attempted to clean out emails on her MAC for several hours. NOw, as soon as the MAC Synced with our Exchange server all the mail came back that she deleted. What would cause this to happen? How can I prevent for the mail to come back once she syncs to our Exchange. It seems like while she is deleting the mail isn't being updated properly to Exchange.

I have Exchange 2013 and client has standard MAC mail app settings.

Thank you!

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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.