Official: Mojave Thread

Cheryl

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AHB

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Recently I read an article on the interesting work being done by a character that goes by the name DOSDUDE1.
The person in the spotlight has provided a way for old systems, which Apple will not let, upgrade to Sierra, High Sierra, or Mojave and stay up to date a little longer with their investments.

I tried it out on my 2011 17" MacBook Pro, unfortunately that system has an AMD graphics chipset that is not compatible with Metal? As a result, the dedicated graphics has to be deactivated, which means no 4k monitor anymore. So I've gone back to High Sierra with that unit.

However with my 2011 Mac Mini I am running Mojave, and of course there are older models that can also run Mojave, sometimes with a few restrictions, of course, which may not be an issue for your particular use of OS X.

For those interested, the web site is http://dosdude1.com. Then click on the "My Software" link in the blue bar.
 

stannoone

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Dear Fellow Mac Users!

I am writing to You to ask for Your kind help with an issue that I think might concern OS Mojave.

Basically, the "Pictures" folder from "Documents" has disappeared. Neither is it there when I open "Documents", nor can it be found through Finder or a Command+Space search. Although I have not opened the "Pictures" folder directly for a while (only through searches), I suspect that the disappearance of the folder might be linked to a recent system update.

And as a result, all my screenshots of three years have been lost.
I am film critic and a dedicated fan, and I am using screenshots for my work on a daily basis as reference material, so this really hurts.

If You have encountered the same problem, or have any ideas about what might have happened to the folder and in what way I could retrieve it (or the screenshots it contained), I would be very grateful for Your help on this matter.

(This is my first time posting, and I hope I am posting in the right place. If not, please, be so kind as to help me redirect my post. Thank you!)
 

Cheryl

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First, you should have a back up of your drive or at least your home folder. Second, look in Home for the Pictures folder.
 

stannoone

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First, you should have a back up of your drive or at least your home folder. Second, look in Home for the Pictures folder.
Dear Cheryl!

Thank You so much for Your quick help!

I did not know about the Home route, so far I had only used the Documents folder and Finder/Command searches to reach the Pictures folder.
I have found the Pictures folder in Home, and I will remember this trick.

You are right, thank you. Money is tight right now, but generally, yes, I think it is a smart decision to back up your data.
I am glad I have escaped the loss of my screenshots this time around. I am also glad that I have come across Your forum.

Thank You very much!
 

AHB

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If you right click on your Pictures folder and select Make Alias from the drop down menu, you can then drag the newly created alias icon anywhere you like to be able to access your Pictures. Once you move that alias out of the Home folder, you can rename it to Pictures if you don't care for the "Pictures alias" title.
 

Cheryl

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Back up - all you need is an external usb drive (not expensive) and use Time Machine which is included in your OS.
 

deke

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I'm old, I have had sooo many Mac and I have updated OS's sooo many times and I am just not excited at all about another clean install - this one from from Sierra to Mojave. I have soooo many applications (lots of music stuff and more) and I'm going to try a "non clean" update just to see what happens. Of course, I back up everything like a maniac (Carbon Copy Cloner user for years) and can easily redo this if I need to, but does anyone have advice or tips? Perhaps good utilities to run after the update? Anyone else foolish enough to try this or is it not as risky as I might think? Is there some kind of "hybrid" approach I might take? I feel stupid for asking, but is there an easier way to "migrate" applications from a backup to clean install instead of installing from scratch? I never used Time Machine, but have plenty of extra drives to use it if it will help.
 

Cheryl

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Do not feel stupid for asking questions. Every so often a new recommendation is handed down with a new OS. Lately it is hard to keep up with it all. Just when you think you have things settled and running smoothly - here comes a new update.

Here's some articles that should help you with the upgrade:

MacWorld

iMore

Apple


There is one app that will help you find those files and apps that no longer belong on your drive EtreChek
 

deke

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Short of a new drive or computer, I will never clean install again! I did have one small problem with Mojave - it took like ten clicks or space bars to wake up from sleep. Low and behold this advice from an Apple forum actually worked. Reset SCM and PRAM. Which one did it? I have no idea, but this may be the first time I ever received useful advice from the apple forum: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250007076
 

deke

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After the last upgrade to 10.14.4 I am getting some odd crashes. Logic Pro X, Ableton Live when launched have crashed a few times. Today Finder crashed after boot up. This is not fun. Short of repairing permissions and the usual, any ideas?
 

Cheryl

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How did you do the last update?

Do a Recovery restart. Restart the computer and immediately hold down the Command & R keys. Hold down those keys until you see the Apple logo. Once restarted, you should see a desktop with an OS X menu and a MacOS X Utilities window. You want to run Disk Utility.

You may need to reinstall 14.4 - You can do this via internet while in Recovery. Or download the combo update from here:
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1996?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Have you checked to make sure your apps can run on Mojave and you updated them?
 

DeltaMac

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Random, really strange names on those two processes!
I have seen similar before, and are probably part of bitcoin mining software (probably installed with something else that you downloaded recently)
Before you quit those processes through your Activity Monitor, choose the info window, then "Open Files and Ports" should give you a location for the files so you can delete them from your system. This is also a good time to run a scan of your system using a useful malware tool such as Malwarebytes for Mac - free to download and use. (After 30 days, Malwarebytes reverts to a free version if you choose to not purchase it)
 

Atomic.Fusion

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Did you ever figure out what had happened? The thought came to me that you accidentally hid it or dragged it to an obscure location.



Dear Fellow Mac Users!

I am writing to You to ask for Your kind help with an issue that I think might concern OS Mojave.

Basically, the "Pictures" folder from "Documents" has disappeared.
 

marinho94

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Random, really strange names on those two processes!
I have seen similar before, and are probably part of bitcoin mining software (probably installed with something else that you downloaded recently)
Before you quit those processes through your Activity Monitor, choose the info window, then "Open Files and Ports" should give you a location for the files so you can delete them from your system. This is also a good time to run a scan of your system using a useful malware tool such as Malwarebytes for Mac - free to download and use. (After 30 days, Malwarebytes reverts to a free version if you choose to not purchase it)
Boom!
 

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DeltaMac

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Good find!
Did you read the associated blog about that software? Looks like a very recent threat...
says that Birdminer app might come with a download for a cracked version of Ableton Live 10. (Does that sound familiar? :cool: )
Sometimes - "free" downloads - there's free "gifts" included ...
 
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