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I'm looking for instructions that show how to use the free version of Team Viewer to allow Windows & Mac  computers to be controlled remotely.
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Are there any problems or issues with using both and Parallels & VMware on same Mac Sierra v. 10.12.6 operating system?

Can both of these programs be run at the same time within the same Mac OS?
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Hello all,

I have a 10 TB GDrive external hard drive that I am trying to use to back up my Mac Pro OS drive. The external drive is formatted as exFAT and is accessible on a Windows 7 machine but not on the Mac Pro regardless of whether using a USB or thunderbolt cable. The drive powers on completely when the cable is connected but I can't see the external drive in Finder or on the Desktop. It also does not come up in the Disc Utility.  

Thanks for your help with the above situation.

Shanknomore
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I have purchased plenty of external drives and never had a problem making them work with Time Machine. Until now.

I pleaded in the drive, selected "Encrypt", added the password...

I was then told it would delete everything on the disk and said OK.

Then, it generated an error.

When I insert the drive get the attached error:

Disk error
What shall I do next?

Thanks
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I am attempting to upgrade to IOS 9 or better , to get Netflix off line playing app to work

when I goto "software update" is says "IOS 6.0.1 your software is up to date "

help!!

Thanks !
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I have an iMac running 10.6.8 snow leopard.  It is an intel core 2 duo, 3.06 Ghz, with 4 GB of DDR 3 Ram.  I used the computer to search for updates.  There were no updates available.  There is a lot of confusing information both from Apple and on the internet re how to do this.  Much of it is outdated.  Apple changes the rules on a very frequent basis.  Bottom line...how do I update this computer...the browser is currently giving me problems...i.e. not working properly...Safari.  
I went to the App store for Apple and the only thing available is Sierra.  I am reluctant to jump forward to Sierra  because I do not want the computer to become sluggish.
Also, when I figure out how to do the OSX upgrade will I need an apple id and an administrator password?
thanks,
capreol
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We are attempting to share a folder from one of our iMacs to a windows PC but are unable to connect to the iMac we need to share from. SMB connection might be the issue as we cannot connect via smb from another iMac to the sharing iMac either. AFP connection from another iMac to the sharing iMac works fine. The only other thing I noticed that seems odd on the sharing iMac is that when I go into System Preferences>Network>Advanced>WINS the NetBIOS name is blank as well as the workgroup. To the right of NetBIOS Name is had 2m-lmyhre (which is our hostname we use for this computer) is currently being used. All of our other iMacs show the NetBIOS Name filled in and is not blank along with the workgroup being filled in. I have tried setting the NetBIOS name and workgroup on the sharing iMac but it does not save the changes and is blank every time I check.


Things we have tried to fix it:
-Turn off file sharing on iMac and enable it again
-Check and make sure "Share files and folders using SMB" is checked and having the user account checked.
-Set a static IP address that we would use to connect
-Remove iMac from domain and add it back to the domain
-Change the computer name in the system preferences>file sharing menu
-Ran DiskWarrior 5 to try and fix any system files

Hopefully I am overlooking a simple fix
Thanks
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hi experts,

 I have a macbook air running OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5 and I would like to wipe it out and start with a fresh operating system. Please tell me how to go about it. thanks.
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Hi all,

I've installed Mac OS Sierra on a VMWare Workstation 12 PC. The install seemed to go ok, and VMWare Tools was installed ok as well.

But when I tried to take a snapshot, VMWare Workstation crashed. And it seems painfully slow, and accessing peripherals like printers and DVD-Drive seems a bit wonky as well.

Are there settings that I'm missing?

Thanks in advance.
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I want to make sure my MacBook is secure.  I have created a strong password for login/user account.  However, I know I have forgotten it before and have been able to go into Recovery and then Terminal and reset it.  This seems like pretty weak security.  Does anyone have a better solution to protect my data in case my MacBook is lost or stolen?
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My CEO uses apple mail and has been reaching a max quota limit lately.  Although he most of the time uses webmail to access his email on his computer, he has an iPad and iPhone with an IMAP configuration.

He has asked me to wipe down all the email on his webmail but keep a local copy on his computer so that he can refer to it as needed.  

I know in outlook this would be an archive file and get it done with it. But how do I accomplish the same via Mac Mail. Any other solutions?

Thanks
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.