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How to show folder arrows in list view – macOS

How to show folder arrows in list view – macOS

If you aren’t seeing arrows next to folders in list view on macOS, it’s likely because your Group By view is being sorted.   1. In the list view with folders not showing arrows, right-click -> Show View Options or ⌘ + J.       2. In Group By change to None.    ...

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How to Encrypt External Drive in macOS - APFS

How to Encrypt External Drive in macOS - APFS

To encrypt an external drive in macOS, you must partition the drive to be GUID Partition Map and formatted as APFS – Encrypted. Apple uses AES-XTS Data Protection Class C using a volume key for encryption. For more on Apple’s encryption method, see this.   How to Encrypt External Drive - macOS   1. Insert your...

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Increase Open File Descriptor Limits – (Fix Too Many Open Files Errors) Mac OS X 10.14

Increase Open File Descriptor Limits – (Fix Too Many Open Files Errors) Mac OS X 10.14

Mac OS X limits the amount of open files (file descriptors) by default to 256. This sometimes causes certain applications, such as Oracle MySQL and certain Java processes, to show errors like “too many open files”. You can check the current maximum open files limit in Terminal by typing the command below.   launchctl limit maxfiles...

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Disable: System Integrity Protection – Mac OS

Disable: System Integrity Protection High Sierra – Mac OS

What is It? System Integrity Protection (SIP) is a built-in security mechanism that helps protect your Mac from unknown processes and applications from modifying or accessing certain directories and files as root. Read more here.   Why Do You Need It? By protecting root files and directories, Mac OS helps ensure integrity and protection of the...

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Fix: “To continue sign in with your Apple ID” keeps popping up (macOS)

Fix: “To continue sign in with your Apple ID” keeps popping up (macOS)

Are you suddenly getting messages to sign in to your Apple ID on your Apple Mac device? If you click “cancel”, the messages persist and you cannot back out of them. Some of the Apple ID sign-in messages may include:   To continue, sign in with your Apple ID   Update Apple ID Settings Some account...

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