Mac OS X

14K

Solutions

11K

Contributors

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.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

We have a group of Mac's (High Sierra) connecting via SMB to our Windows Server 2016 share.

When they browse folders on the share without opening files, the files within that folder show up in "Open Files" within "Computer Management" on the server; if they leave that folder, they remain in "Open Files".

When they try to rename a browsed folder, they get a permissions error (because the file is open)

Is there a way to stop the Mac marking these files as open?
0
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?
0
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.
0
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 …
0
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
0
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.
0
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.
0
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.

Thanks
0
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!
0
Logs are not being written to webpage will not load, have no idea why these two aren't talking.
0
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.
0
I have a Mac running Yosemite and all of a sudden I cannot print to my USB printer that has been working.  When I send the print job to the printer it gives an error "cannot read the print job".
I have Parallels running on the system and can print to the same printer through Windows.  
I can also print to a label printer through the Mac connected via USB.  
I have deleted all the printers using reset and setup the printer again.  
Not all that familiar with Mac so finding it hard to troubleshoot.
0
I have a Mac running Yosemite and all of a sudden I cannot print to my USB printer that has been working.  When I send the print job to the printer it gives an error "cannot read the print job".
I have Parallels running on the system and can print to the same printer through Windows.  
I can also print to a label printer through the Mac connected via USB.  
I have deleted all the printers using reset and setup the printer again.  
Not all that familiar with Mac so finding it hard to troubleshoot.
0
Hi,

I have a Mac book pro running OSX 10.5.6 the problem is it is crashing and I need to reinstall the operating system. I don’t have the operating system dvd. I don’t need any data from the device.

So is there any way I can wipe and reinstall without having to get the os dvd?

Thanks

Ward
0
We have deployed On-premises MFA server in the customer RDS environment.
The two factor is working perfectly when login in to the MFA user portal or using RDP icon downloaded from the rdweb site. But MAC users and Windows 10 users with the new Remote desktop APP are prompt twice for two factor. I suppose it’s because it connects to the RD Gateway in a different way than mstsc does.
I have tried to activate caching rules in the Azure portal. But I’m not sure if this will have any effect since we have installed the MFA server locally. Anyway, this have no effect on the issue.
We first tested with Duo two factor and also with this software users on Mac and Windows 10 app where prompt twice for the two factor.
Please advise.
0
While repairing APFS Partition using Disk utility first Aid tool, I received an error message saying “First Aid Process Failed. If possible backup the data on this volume”. Then I restarted the Mac in recovery mode and again tried the same process but got the same error. Are there any chances of data loss? What Should I do to resolve this error message?
0
I would like to find a way where I can screen share from MacBook to 22x iMacs.
We are running a medical imaging course and it would be beneficial for the delegates to see the slides and content that is being shown by the presenter on a MacBook on the podium up close on the iMacs which each delegate will have in front of them. They will be using software on them later in the day.

I know I could use the native OSX screen sharing software but I wonder if it has limitations when trying to share to 22x iMacs simultaneously?

I presume to maintain performance that an ethernet/switch setup is best rather than attempting a Wi-Fi router.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
Jack
1
I need to archive out emails from Outlook 2016 for MAC, but all i seem to be able to find is the export function which does not seem to five a date range (i only want to archive the oldest year which is 2012) - any thoughts please?
0
i tryed to run code but these errors message


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/wesleykelly/Desktop/tensor flow.py", line 2, in <module>
    import input_data
ImportError: No module named input_data
[Finished in 0.1s with exit code 1]
[cmd: ['/usr/bin/python', '/Users/wesleykelly/Desktop/tensor flow.py']]
[dir: /Users/wesleykelly/Desktop]
[path: /anaconda3/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin]
0
Unable to install Angular on mac I got this error:
npm ERR! path /usr/local/bin/ng
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! Refusing to delete /usr/local/bin/ng: ../lib/node_modules/angular-cli/bin/ng symlink target is not controlled by npm /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@angular/cli
npm ERR! File exists: /usr/local/bin/ng
npm ERR! Move it away, and try again.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /Users/saudalsahli/.npm/_logs/2018-09-02T09_31_09_443Z-debug.log
sauds-MacBook-Pro:~ saudalsahli$ sudo npm install -g @angular/cli
npm ERR! path /usr/local/bin/ng
npm ERR! code EEXIST
npm ERR! Refusing to delete /usr/local/bin/ng: ../lib/node_modules/angular-cli/bin/ng symlink target is not controlled by npm /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@angular/cli
npm ERR! File exists: /usr/local/bin/ng
npm ERR! Move it away, and try again.

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR!     /Users/saudalsahli/.npm/_logs/2018-09-02T09_33_27_509Z-debug.log
0
We are in a Windows environment and pretty much all our users use Windows computers. They are required to change their password (to log in AD domain) every three months by themselves. What they do is, press <cntrl>+<alt>+<del> and select  "Change a Password" to do the job.
Just recently, we got a Macbook and we don't know how to have this user change his own password (to log in AD domain). Can you help?
0
I have lost  ‘.xml’ &’.docx’ files from 32GB pen drive. The main folders are still there but sub folders disappeared. I was not expecting this as the pen drive was working fine on my Mac. Is my pen drive affected by some virus? Can I restore missing files from a pen drive? I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Please help!
0
I have a Mac book pro which was running on old version - 10.9.7 with Windows running on boot camp. I am not familar with MAC side and always used windows only on this mac.

Recently, due to some issues on my iphone, had to take my phone and mac to apple store which ended up doing a big update on my mac i believe to version 10.13.7 and helped with my iphone restoral which was successfull.

I came home and logged in to windows and noticed that one of the partition on my windows side disappeared i.e Z drive. I originally had C drive and Z drive. I am not really concerned about the data on my Z drive as i do have it backed up but I am curious what happened to it ?  I checked disk management on windows and there is no partition.

I logged into mac side and could only see two drives BootCamp drive ( c drive of windows ) and the Mcintosh HD drive. It is as if my Z drive partition completely disappeared.

Two questions at this point:

1. Any idea what could have happened to my Z drive ? How can this just disappear ?  Is there something simple I am missing.

2.  Inorder to get Z drive back, I started process of Partitioning my Macintosh drive ( Currently 400 GB into 150 GB for Macintosh drive and 250 for new created Z drive )
     Its currently running the process and applying changes to the harddrive.

Capture.JPG      
It is now stuck on this checking object map for about 3 hours now and I am concerned is it even doing anything ?  Mouse cursor is …
0
Excel 2016 for Mac not notifying when multiple users try to access same file from the share drive. Some macs on an older OS get the 'read only' message, but not on Sierra.
0
MacOS Sierra plug-in configuration a qualified success.  However, I have no CFB perspective.
Install log says:
Installation: Successful with errors.
 
6454 Successes
0 Warnings
2 NonFatalErrors
0 FatalErrors
 
Non fatal errors being two occurrences of
Modify Text File - Single File:   /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Eclipse/Eclipse.app/Conten ts/Info.plist
                          Status: ERROR
                          Additional Notes: ERROR - Unable to locate ASCII text file to be manipulated. Deferring...
 
Indeed there is no such file, whereas there is a file /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Info.plist.  At the install log errors referenced path /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Eclipse/ are located folders: configuration, droppins, features, jre, plugins, readme and the eclipse.ini file, but no info.plist.
 
The implied "Deferring..." action seems to have not happened.  Any suggestions as to what I might do to recover the situation?  What should have happened to an info.plist somewhere? How might I get the CFB perspective to manifest in Eclipse?

Adobe_ColdFusion_Builder_2016_Instal.log
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
0

Mac OS X

14K

Solutions

11K

Contributors

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.