This one is quick. You're running Sierra and you've downloaded an app from the web, but when you try to open it you get an error that says "appname.app is damaged and cannot be opened..." Sierra gatekeeper security is strict, but there is an easy way to enable non-certified apps to open.
**proceed at your own risk, apps that the system doesn't want to open could be malicious**
to re-enable the security follow the same steps but instead enter: sudo spctl --master-enable
The MacOS setup assistant will only run once. If you've created a user and you're unhappy with it, or you want to migrate another user over you might want to reset the OS so the SetupAssistant runs again on next boot. The setup assistant differs from the Migration Assistant by allowing you to choose a specific restore point from a time machine, rather than just the last backup. This is great if you need to go back to a stable OS before you had problems. Here's how:
I'll keep this short and sweet. Malwarebytes has for many years been the go to tool for Mac users to easily find and remove malware from you Mac, FOR FREE. Recently they released version 3.0 which is now a subscription based model and only runs in a trial mode. They clearly went the route of building a user base with a free tool then switched it on us.
Welp, here's the last FREE version of Malwarebytes for Mac that will remove malware for FREE! Of course, don't accept the upgrade if prompted to do so. Enjoy. You're welcome.
This is going to be a quick fix. I've encountered a few clients that have a rare problem where they try to log into their iCloud (via system preferences) or log into the App Store and they are greeted with an error stating "This action cannot be completed. Try again."
You have bad system permissions. Why? Looks like it's associated with an OS update.
Open terminal and paste in each line separately (3 lines), hit enter after each one, then enter your password. Line two and three wont prompt for your password after you've entered it into the first line.
Restart your mac. iCloud and App Store will work. You're welcome.
I've run into some problems with Apple Photos, the new photo app that replaced iPhoto. I had a need to run an older version of iPhoto on my MacOS Sierra system. This copy is downloaded directly from the App Store. ENJOY.
Background: Recently, Apple released the replacement app to iPhoto called Apple photos. When you opened photos for the first time your entire iPhoto Library was "migrated" (converted) into a second library called "Photos Library." First, let me say that although it looks like your library has been duplicated, it hasn't. The new library is a hard link to the old library, so the data is not doubled. You can delete the old library and the link is broken, so delete, or don't delete, it doesn't matter. BUT more importantly, many people wanted to run the migration again and couldn't, they got a message that looked like this:
What is this? "Cannot open migrated library The content of the iPhoto Library "iPhoto Library" has already been migrated to Photos. Open Photos to view your library or use a compatible version of iPhoto to open this iPhoto Library." I'm not going to show you how to open this library in iPhoto, there are many other guides online, I'm going to show you how to run the migration to Photos again. Why?
If for any reason you're trying to rerun the migration here's what you do:
Why didn't these simple instruction exist on the internet? IDK. You're welcome.
Today I launched my plex media server running on my 2007 MacMini running MacOS Lion 10.7.5 and a big orange button said "UPDATE AVAILABLE." Seeing that, I decided to stop using my brain and click it in excitement for all the potential new greatness that awaited (even tho my server ran rock solid already). What happened after the upgrade terrified me; a finder error stared at me saying this version of Plex Media Server is not capable of running on Lion, you must now have Mountain Lion. Shit, aaaand now my daughter is screaming at me to play her Little Einstein videos.
Good news, I DO use my brain from time to time to cover my ass. Here's a the last version of Plex Media Server that runs on MacOS Lion 10.7.5 system.
Figuring this out was such a pain in the ass and there arent any good utorrent/MAC guides online. Screw you uTorrent. Whatever. I'll help the rest of you who are also frustrated with this.
What am I talking about? This is you: You have a plex server running on a Mac and you use uTorrent to download movies and TV shows. All your downloaded content goes to one folder and it looks a mess on Plex (cover art, synopses etc all screwed up). You want movies and TV shows to be organized correctly, hence you need to have uTorrent automatically put the files in different folders (movies in movies, tv shows in tv shows).
Backstory: Plex is designed to scan your download media folders (which you specify), and it does a wonderful job of adding lovely cover art and synopses from the internet, BUT if you download TV shows and movies into the same folder (which is the default in utorrent) movies and TV Shows will be confused by plex (you may have the Spider-Man movie but plex thinks its the Spider-Man animated TV show).
The goal here is to have uTorrent download movies and keep them in the default download folder, but for TV Shows they will be automatically move to a TV Shows folder which is separately scanned by Plex.
Next setup an RSS feed of all the TV Shows you want to download:
And that's it. The smart feed will pull the updated shows from the RSS Feed you created and when a show matches the smart feed it will auto download and save the files in the location you chose. Because you told uTorrent NOT to move files that are not in the default download directory (confusing I know) the file will stay there when complete. All you gotta do it tell plex to search for TV Shows in your TV Shows folder and to search for movies in your movies folder.
If you need to add more shows go back to showRSS and add shows to your feed. You don't need to change the link in uTorrent, it stays the same.
Hope this helps some people. Leave a comment if you need more help.
So many of you are wondering how you can mount a DMG (disk image) clone which will allow you to use migration assistant to pull data from it. Here I'll show you the easiest and best way to do this.
As of Mavericks (10.9 and the current OSs) Apple did something stupid, they removed DMG support for migration assistant. Actually they didnt remove support, they changed the way migration assistant logged out of the current user, which in turn unmounted all DMGs. Major bummer for the tech savvy people out there. So then came a way to use the sudo command in the terminal to mount the DMG as the root user, thus keeping it mounted even after the logout. BUT, if you've ever tried to mount a large DMG, the OS will run a checksum (verification) which can take FOREVER (hours even).
Why is this awesome? Because the option "-noverify" skips the OS verification and the DMG mounts instantly.