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I'm struggling to connect a Macbook to a Microsoft Azure file share storage account. I have it working on 3 Windows machines. What's strange is an open port scan says that the port 445 is closed, and yet the Windows still work. Really need to connect the File Share to the Mac. Grateful if someone could help advise.
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Dear EE,

I have created MAC OS on Oracle Vitual Box and getting error please see attached image.

Thanks
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I recently acquired my first MACAirbook (I'm a dyed in the wool PC guy).   I went to an online continuing education course, and "printed" my certificate using "Microsoft Print to PDF" (my local printer wasn't available due to security issues on the education website).  I selected "Desktop" as the location for the print (and subsequently I selected "Documents" and "Downloads").  However, when I went to my Desktop (and Downloads and Documents) to find the PDF file, nothing is there.  How do I find out where the MAC put my document(s)?

Thanks,

Phil
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I just bought my first Macintosh computer for my Apple-Savvy employees (I'm a  hard core PC guy).  The Airbook only seems to have ports for the Thunderbolt.  I regularly transfer files from computer to computer using USB flash drives.  What is the best way to have my PCs talk to my MAC?

Thanks,

Phil
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Cannot create “a bootable Mojave 10.14 USB Install Drive” with these instructions…

https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/18/how-to-create-a-bootable-macos-mojave-10-14-usb-install-drive-video/


>> Downloaded macOS Mojave 10.14 = “install MacOS Mojave…”

USB install drive 6:05 MB is downloaded to ~/Applications folder

>>  “Once macOS 10.14 Mojave is downloaded, close the installer that appears using Command (⌘)+Q.”

There is no response from ‘Command (⌘)+Q’ that is, no ‘installer’ shown (Where?)

My goal is to :create “a bootable Mojave 10.14 USB Install Drive.

I have prepared [formatted] 16GB flash drive to use here…

Command I shows: MOJAVE BOOT volume, 16 GB MOS-DOS (FAT32)

What now?
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Regardless of listening to music or video, I'm experiencing intermittent static while plugged into my office iMac. The static noise is every few seconds, but there is no consistent timing between noises. I moved the cable away from other electronics and power cords to no avail. Muting audio does not prevent noise. The headphones are Audio-Technica ATH-M40x and the computer is an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6

I also plugged the headphones into my MacBook Pro (also running High Sierra 10.13.6) and the static ceased, so the headphones are fine?
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Hi guys.

We have we have an issue with Mac Mail and office 365/ Exchange / No longer syncing on Mac Mail

We have moved a new client to Office 365 three mail boxes nice and easy. All was well.

The admin account admin@client.com was setup on six different iMac all with the latest version in Mac mail.

This account has stopped syncing on all the original Mac's. We have setup the account on a test Mac and it syncs fine.

The account size is 8GB

We we click Rebuild it shows the mailbox correctly. But only for one update then nothing moves again.
If run Window -> Actively we can see the new messages download. However they never display
If we run Connection Dr all is well and everything is online.

It seems like some sort of bad cache issue.

We have created a new user profile on the Mac / Setup the admin account in Mac mail however same issue.

Any suggestions welcome. I feel like this is a cache issue of some type but the fact it's affecting every Mac and
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Regarding Mac OS X Applications (Like Outlook for Mac or MailPlane or any other Mac App in the Applications folder) ...
How can I open/launch a Mac App using a inside an HTML file or inside a Word DOCx?
(All files & HTML files are on my local drive, not over internet/IP)
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Hi,
Since I stated using macbook i'm trying to find and automate few keystrokes when using iTerm2

In windows, I use MobaXterm, where I can create macros. Looks for some guidance on how to acheive in Mac iTerm2 please

some cmds which I would ike to execute wtih key combinations

alias ll='ls ltr'

which will allow me to use "ll"

thanks in advance
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Need this Word Booklet to print properly (Mac to HP Laser)

I have attached a booklet sample I created so I could find help to make it print like a booklet.

I use Word 16.27 (2019) ON A MAC

I feel like I am missing this "Multiple Pages"

Multiple Pages
I do not see that option aywhere.

Can you make this print like a booklet?

If you make a small change to do this, please send me back the working version and tell me what you changed.

Also, how do I make Word print the one side and request my confirmation that I flipped the pages over?

Thanks!
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Attempting to reinstall macOS Mojave on late 2014 Mac mini from Recovery Mode [https://www.howtogeek.com/186860/how-to-reinstall-os-x-on-your-mac-wipe-your-drive-and-create-usb-installation-media/]does not work beyond Recovery Mode [Command + R]

'Erase' completes as does renaming HD as 'Macintosh HD'.

Then I am stuck. The "Reinstall macOS" function does nothing. There is another volume 'macOS Base System'on the HD.
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Hello, I have an outlook for mac user that wants attachments to stay within the email when they hit reply, now this works if we hit forward but not for replies. Is there a way to turn this on in outlook 2016 for mac?
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I am trying to get the version of the chrome using the below bash script.

#!/bin/bash

getChrome() {

     if [ -z "$1" ]; then
             echo -e "No arguments specified\n"
     echo -e "Options:
             --version             Displays the version of the chrome
             --location            Displays the location of the chrome profile folder.
             version             Displays the version of the chrome
             location            Displays the location of the chrome profile folder.

             return 0
         fi

         if [[ $1 == version]]; then
             google-chrome --version
             echo 'test'
             return 0
         fi

         if [[ $1 == location]]; then
                      chromeLocation = ""/Users/user1/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default"
                      return 0
                  fi
}
export -f getChrome


when i run the command in the bash terminal getChrome --version, it is not printing the version. Please help.
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I have a friend who found an old mac in the trash.  It looks like it turns on but its slow as Moe.  So I plan to throw an SSD on there and then purchase an OS for it.  The only question is what operating system do I get?  I'm not a Mac guy so does it matter what I purchase or do you have any suggestions?
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Need to create a Mac Based Image Library

I have thousands of photos of all sorts, and need to build an automated search where I can add attributes and pull up images which satisfy my search criteria.

These are not modern photo's of people, so face recognition is not relevant. Photos are of buildings, maps, historical details, and a few faces, but even those are not usually photographs and tend to be paintings.  So, no face rec.

Also, these are my own private images and do not warrant a cloud solution. Privacy and being able to protect my datas is more important to me. BUT, I would consider using an Azure solution, IF I also had total access to my images with no Internet connection. (I do want some exposure to Azure, as a .NET Developer)

What tools exist that are configurable for this?

I need to add as many attributes as I would like. I need the search tool to reconfigure to include a new attribute.

I am a .NET Software Engineer, so a bit of coding would not scare me.

I would not be afraid to use a cloud solution IF I could also be able to ensure I have the ability to run it locally on my MacBook. My images are controversial, and could cause the master of the universe to try and cut my account...

What about a WordPress plug-in? I would host WP on my Mac if required for this.

I am trying to find a tool (or tools) I can use that will save me a world of work.

Thanks.
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I am in the throes of trying to secure some of our home users and their Macs.  I really don't know where to start to be honest since I'm not a Mac guy.  What type of firewall does a typical Mac have?  Does it need to be enabled?  Also what are some other security features that a Mac has that I would want to take advantage of?  Do I really need to consider virus protection or is there one by default similar to Windows defender?
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I have a couple of Mac users that are on OSx Mojave.  They connect to a Windows 2008R2 server via SMB.  The issue is that when a user renames a file the file disappears,, only to reappear with the new name later if the disconnect and reconnect.  Also, if a user is trying to copy files to a folder, they will not show up, but if the user again tries to copy the same files and folders, they will receive a warning that files with the same names already exist.  Again if they disconnect and reconnect the files appear.  This does not happen all the time, and is kind of random in nature.  Does anybody have any ideas what could be causing this?
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Hi All,

I am encryption all laptops and desktops with Windows 10 Pro and IOS X Mac. In Windows 10 Pro I am using BitLocker and I am not sure what I use for our Powerbook IOS 11.

Can you advise me what I should use to encrypt our Macs?

I hope to hear from you soon.
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Hi - Are there any good options for backup utilities to Clone a drive on Mac OS X, other than Drag & Drop & Time Machine?
I have data on 3 external hard drives, a 4TB, a 5TB, and an 8TB. I also have the New empty 4, 5, & 8 TB to use for backups.
So far I have been plugging into USB3 both drives (Orig & backup) and using drag & drop, but there must be a better way! Especially when the backup fails after 2 days of copying!
I don't want incremental backups like Time Machine uses. I'd like to "Update a Backup" but have it end up as a "clone", not a set of multiple incremental folders.
All are personal drives, nothing 'fancy' (no disk lock, no passwords, etc) and the file systems are all Mac OS X Extended Journaled.
Thanks all in advance!
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Finder and deleting old Mac Thunderbird emails

I have deleted a handful of old email accounts in Thunderbird. But, I forgot to always check the checkbox to remove the associated emails.

Now, I am asked to compress the emails, which are ~275 GB.

Is there a way to find these folders and delete them manually?

Thanks
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How can I copy an Amazon Prime Playlist to my MacBook Pro?
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Affinity Photo: How to add and edit ClipArt image to current Affinity document

Attempts to add/edit ClipArt image to current Affinity [1.7.1] document have not been successful. I added a ‘New Layer’ from Layer  menu, then copied ClipArt [CMD-C] from Swift Publisher available Clip Art. Then pasted [CMD-V] on what I thought was new layer.

Following, I was unable to move or edit the ClipArt image from pasted position upper left corner of page,

What I expected [and wanted] to happen was the ability to edit [resize/add text] to the ClipArt ‘Layer’, including relocation of image.

The pasted ClipArt was a clipboard to be used to convey information to the viewer by adding a text box to the Clipboard image.

How do I accomplish this?

Attempts to add/edit ClipArt image to current Affinity [1.7.1] document have not been successful. I added a ‘New Layer’ from Layer  menu, then copied ClipArt [CMD-C] from Swift Publisher available Clip Art. Then pasted [CMD-V] on what I thought was new layer.

Following, I was unable to move or edit the ClipArt image from pasted position upper left corner of page,

What I expected [and wanted] to happen was the ability to edit [resize/add text] to the ClipArt ‘Layer’, including relocation of image.

The pasted ClipArt was a clipboard to be used to convey information to the viewer by adding a text box to the Clipboard image.

How do I accomplish this?
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Need a secure iPhone/MacBook Password program

I use 1Password, but heard that DropBox files can not be secured. So, even if opening the app on my Mac or my iPhone might feel secure, a hacker could get in.

True?

What is a good alternative?

Security if obviously important.

I guess the only advantage of using 1Password is if I somehow forgot that password, I suppose tech support at 1Password could crack it. But, I assume that means ANYONE at 1Password could crack it.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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I have an older Mac that I'm trying to refresh.  I'd like to buy a solid state drive and then install the OS again.  Is it like installing a new hard drive and OS on a PC?  What do I need to do and where do I get the OS?  Can I just keep the license from the previous OS somehow and install again?
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I recently replaced Mac mini late 2014 with Mac mini 2018. After some time on a learning curve, I started to import user data from 2014 to 2018 Using Migration Assistant. My goal was to import Apps/Data without duplicating Apps/Data on 2018.

Mac mini 2014 HD is 797.48 available of 1TB, Mac  -  mini 2018 HD is currently 2i3.01 GB available of 250.69 GB.

As I could eliminate some of the data & Apps before Migration (as most Apps are already on 2018 or apparently available at n/c with same Apple ID).

How do I work this job to realize minimum GB migration? Ie. import data only to apps?
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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.