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Thanks for your additional input, guys! 916 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks for your additional input, guys!
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 5, 2019 at 09:45 PM, in macOS
I didn't save the log - BUT - I didn't delete it... 916 Views / 11 Replies  
I didn't save the log - BUT - I didn't delete it either.

Below are the results of the Malwarebytes scan. It doesn't allow changing window size to include all the results, nor does it allow doing a...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 5, 2019 at 05:57 PM, in macOS
I just tried Malwarebytes and, crossing my... 916 Views / 11 Replies  
I just tried Malwarebytes and, crossing my fingers, it seems to have gotten rid of the problem. Let's hope it remains that way.

Thank you all for your suggestions. They are greatly appreciated. I...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 5, 2019 at 09:44 AM, in macOS
Uninstalled both extensions, restarted the... 916 Views / 11 Replies  
Uninstalled both extensions, restarted the computer and found that the problem was still there.

My wife uses Firefox on this same computer and isn't having the problem.
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 5, 2019 at 09:43 AM, in macOS
Good suggestions. As for undesirable extensions,... 916 Views / 11 Replies  
Good suggestions. As for undesirable extensions, there are only two: Amazon Assistant and Honey.

Home page was checked as well and it's what should be there. Just recently, when I start Safari, my...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 4, 2019 at 07:05 PM, in macOS
Pop Up Ad Virus 916 Views / 11 Replies  
Apparently, I have managed to get a pop up ad virus in Safari. Almost every time I click on a legitimate link in one window or go to a new web site, a new window opens either with some ad, a warning...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 4, 2019 at 06:48 PM, in macOS
Finally got around to spending more time with... 3,237 Views / 9 Replies  
Finally got around to spending more time with this issue and re-installed High Sierra using Option/Command/R on a restart. Tried opening Contacts afterwards and everything appears as normal!
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Apr 3, 2018 at 05:22 PM, in macOS
I've been searching, but can't seem to find any... 3,237 Views / 9 Replies  
I've been searching, but can't seem to find any way of saving the contacts in the iPad. Any ideas? For some reason, although iCloud is on for both the iPad and IMac, nothing is happening.
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Mar 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM, in macOS
I tried the instructions in your link and did... 3,237 Views / 9 Replies  
I tried the instructions in your link and did take one very tiny step forward, but have a long ways to go. I located the three files; addressbook-v22.abcddb, addressbook-v22.abcddb-wal and...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Mar 13, 2018 at 03:55 PM, in macOS
I did a search and found only one copy of... 3,237 Views / 9 Replies  
I did a search and found only one copy of "Contacts". Something interesting I discovered though. My individual vCards showed up as well and, when I double clicked on any of them, the Contacts app...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Mar 12, 2018 at 07:06 PM, in macOS
Contacts Issue 3,237 Views / 9 Replies  
I recently upgraded the OS to High Sierra 10.13.3 on my mid-2010 iMac and, for the most part, all seems to be working relatively well considering the computer's age. The one real issue I have is that...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Mar 12, 2018 at 04:56 PM, in macOS
I've been racking my brains out trying every... 2,566 Views / 4 Replies  
I've been racking my brains out trying every suggestion offered and finally found the solution. Someone posted a link to the Apple community regarding an error code of -2002F I was getting. It was...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 3, 2018 at 03:31 PM, in macOS
It's an HDD, 1 TB with 833.9 GB available. ... 2,566 Views / 4 Replies  
It's an HDD, 1 TB with 833.9 GB available.

Since last posting, I have tried installing under a different user account with admin privileges as well as trying in safe mode and then both combined....
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Jan 29, 2018 at 03:35 PM, in macOS
Problem Installing High Sierra 2,566 Views / 4 Replies  
Trying to install High Sierra on my mid-2010 iMac currently running 10.12.1 and having problems getting the whole thing to complete. After the agreement acknowledgement, I click continue and will get...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Jan 28, 2018 at 08:02 PM, in macOS
I was informed of an app called FindAnyFile,... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
I was informed of an app called FindAnyFile, downloaded it and it located those three files for me in seconds. Don't know why I couldn't see them when I went to their locations myself, but anyway,...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:50 PM, in macOS
I was finally successful in re-downloading El... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
I was finally successful in re-downloading El Capitan by getting rid of previous downloads completely from my Mac. I also disconnected my external drive as well. Apparently the App store will find...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:07 AM, in macOS
As I said in an earlier post, I wanted to... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
As I said in an earlier post, I wanted to download the full 6 GB El Capitan Installer to have the freshest version as I couldn't get the USB drive to work because of a message that said it may have...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 15, 2016 at 02:47 PM, in macOS
Well, here's where I'm at. 1. I created the... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
Well, here's where I'm at.

1. I created the USB bootable drive.

2. I rebooted holding down Command+R and ran First Aid. Everything checked out.

3. I wanted to see first if I could reboot...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 14, 2016 at 05:00 PM, in macOS
Guys, I need your help. I searched and I can't... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
Guys, I need your help. I searched and I can't find CleanMyMac anywhere on my HD. I may have had it at one point, but I don't see it now. I tried searching every ~/Library/LaunchAgents/ folder I...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 14, 2016 at 02:14 PM, in macOS
No, I have not tried an update WITHOUT the LaCie... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
No, I have not tried an update WITHOUT the LaCie plugged in to the system. What effect would that have?

I don't have Carbon Copy Cloner, but I did recently download Diskmaker to use in making a...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:44 AM, in macOS
Here are the results. Tell you anything?: ... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
Here are the results. Tell you anything?:

EtreCheck version: 2.9.3 (253)
Report generated 2016-02-12 14:48:08
Download EtreCheck from EtreCheck (http://etrecheck.com)
Runtime 3:03
Performance:...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 12, 2016 at 03:02 PM, in macOS
All this within one minutes's time, and a whole... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
All this within one minutes's time, and a whole lot more before and after. A lot of crashes, errors, could not's etc.:

Feb 11, 2016, 1:34:01 PM WindowServer[122]:...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 11, 2016 at 01:40 PM, in macOS
Nope! It's still a virgin. 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
Nope! It's still a virgin.
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 10, 2016 at 05:47 PM, in macOS
Mid-Year 2010 Hardware Overview: Model... 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
Mid-Year 2010
Hardware Overview:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac11,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 3.6 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 10, 2016 at 02:44 PM, in macOS
OS 10.11 will not Update 3,872 Views / 19 Replies  
I've had problems with the App store not updating apps or OS's in the past, but I was usually able to work-around that by going to the Apple Support download site, download the file manually and...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Feb 10, 2016 at 02:35 PM, in macOS
I do now understand the role Image Capture plays... 619 Views / 6 Replies  
I do now understand the role Image Capture plays in all of this. I have been able to stop Photos from automatically opening and Lightroom will recognize my SD card if I take it out of the camera and...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 7, 2015 at 03:58 PM, in macOS
I just tried using image capture and set it to... 619 Views / 6 Replies  
I just tried using image capture and set it to export to Lightroom and kept getting error messages that it couldn't.
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 6, 2015 at 06:17 PM, in macOS
No, I haven't. Never needed it before. Why would... 619 Views / 6 Replies  
No, I haven't. Never needed it before. Why would I want or need to use Image Capture? It's just adding more steps when Lightroom and Photos don't require it.
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 6, 2015 at 06:00 PM, in macOS
Photos/Legacy Lightroom Issue 619 Views / 6 Replies  
Being retired and not using Lightroom (LR) on a regular basis, I have had no need to upgrade to Lightroom CC and currently still using LR v3.6. I recently upgraded the iMac OS to El Capitan and ever...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 6, 2015 at 02:13 PM, in macOS
It passed the short test and am currently running... 781 Views / 5 Replies  
It passed the short test and am currently running the 3 hour long one.
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Oct 2, 2015 at 12:37 PM, in macOS
Another attempt! 781 Views / 5 Replies  
I tried reseting the printing system. What happened was that the printer disappeared from the Printer & Scanner preferences and, when I went to re-install it, it never showed up again. It's simply...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Oct 1, 2015 at 08:38 PM, in macOS
OreoCookie, 1. As I mentioned in my first... 781 Views / 5 Replies  
OreoCookie,

1. As I mentioned in my first post, I can no longer update the OS through the App store OR by manually downloading the update from Apple directly. It will not work properly. Maybe the...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 30, 2015 at 06:07 AM, in macOS
Time for a Clean Install? 781 Views / 5 Replies  
I've moved recently and, prior to moving, everything on my iMac (mid-2010) and hardwired HP 1300n printer were working relatively well. I was experiencing issues with the App store where it would say...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Sep 29, 2015 at 07:11 PM, in macOS
Although I failed to mention it, I have tried... 564 Views / 4 Replies  
Although I failed to mention it, I have tried numerous times to repair disk permissions and, again, after reading your reply. Unfortunately, It did nothing to solve the issues.

The other thing...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Aug 4, 2015 at 06:39 PM, in Applications
App Store Update Issue 564 Views / 4 Replies  
Whenever I have a notification of a software update, I will go into the App Store to update it. The problem I'm having is that it will show that it has been updated under "Updates installed in the...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Aug 4, 2015 at 03:52 PM, in Applications
I tried resetting the App Store and cleaning... 690 Views / 2 Replies  
I tried resetting the App Store and cleaning cookies, as well as doing the Spotlight Re-index and nothing helped. Someone on another forum suggested resetting the PRAM but that didn't help either....
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Dec 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM, in macOS
HP Printer Software Update/App Store Update Issue 690 Views / 2 Replies  
I recently had to reinstall Yosemite due to a stupid move on my part, but that is another story. Everything seemed to go well with the exception of an update in the App Store. In Update it says there...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Dec 15, 2014 at 12:51 PM, in macOS
The links you provided discuss the background... 831 Views / 9 Replies  
The links you provided discuss the background color of folder labels which is not what I'm looking for. I'm simply looking for the text within the label to be black with a transparent background. I...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 18, 2014 at 03:47 PM, in macOS
I already tried Tags and this is what it does: ... 831 Views / 9 Replies  
I already tried Tags and this is what it does:

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/RalphTomaccio/Misc/Tag.jpg

It just adds the colored dot, but it does not change text color. And right...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 18, 2014 at 03:10 PM, in macOS
Here's the File Menu in Yosemite: ... 831 Views / 9 Replies  
Here's the File Menu in Yosemite:

http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/RalphTomaccio/Misc/FileMenu.jpg

And here is the Show View Options when right clicking on the folder:
...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 18, 2014 at 02:54 PM, in macOS
I don't show "Label" under "File" anywhere with a... 831 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't show "Label" under "File" anywhere with a folder selected. If it makes a difference, I'm using Yosemite.

Thanks for pointing out the email in the signature. That must be an automatic thing...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:13 PM, in macOS
Desktop Folder Labels 831 Views / 9 Replies  
Granted, this is a minor issue but, if possible to change, I would like to.

I have a nice photographic desktop image that has a white border. In this border I will sometimes have a couple of...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM, in macOS
Good News and Bad News - Again: The bad news... 998 Views / 4 Replies  
Good News and Bad News - Again:

The bad news is that the problem of disappearing bookmarks returned with the new user account.

The good news is that I bit the bullet and upgraded to Yosemite. ...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Oct 30, 2014 at 09:43 AM, in Applications
Hi Steve, Apparently it has EVERYTHING to do... 998 Views / 4 Replies  
Hi Steve,

Apparently it has EVERYTHING to do with my user account.

Good News and Bad News:

The bad news is that I still have not been able to find what was causing my issues with Safari and...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM, in Applications
Bookmarks Disappearing in Safari - HELP! 998 Views / 4 Replies  
I just set up a new user (1st time having done so) on my 2010 iMac running OS 10.9.5 with Safari 7.1. I imported bookmarks from a Windows XP version of Firefox into Safari and all seemed fine. The...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Oct 26, 2014 at 07:09 PM, in Applications
Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone,... 707 Views / 6 Replies  
Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone, but I took an extended 4th of July weekend. Back to reality now and just tried a new system motheroard battery. Unfortunately, no luck - it wasn't the...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Jul 9, 2003 at 04:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Great suggestion! Unfortunately, it didn't work... 707 Views / 6 Replies  
Great suggestion! Unfortunately, it didn't work either.
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Jul 2, 2003 at 02:54 PM, in Mac Desktops
Old Mac Problem 707 Views / 6 Replies  
I have a Umax Mac clone that's 6 years old. When I go to start it, I get either an "Illegal Instruction" or "Error Type 10" message shortly after booting. It says to try restarting holding the shift...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Jul 2, 2003 at 12:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Mac OS 9 Installation Problems 982 Views / 0 Replies  
I have spent many hours trying to install Mac OS 9 on a Performa 6115CD with 72MB of ram with no luck whatsoever. I have tried clean installs, custom installs, full installs, with and without a...
Posted by Ralph Tomaccio, on Nov 1, 1999 at 10:23 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
 
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