mojave – What is finder saying when it shows space available in a Google Filestream directory?

I’ve been using Google Filestream (Version: (Intel)) on my 2017 15″ MacBook Pro (Mac OS 10.14.6) for a work-associated google account, noticing some fluky behavior.

Right now, in Finder, I see around 115 GB available when in a non-google FS directory, but around 76 GB available when in a Google Filestream directory. I also have Google Backup and Sync associated with a non-work gmail, and when in one of these directories, Finder shows the 115 GB again. I believe that work gives unlimited google drive storage.

What is the origin of this discrepancy?

How to change swap location on macOS versions like Mojave with SIP?

I am using Mobile simulator and virtual machines which memory intensive. There are a few posts on internet about how to change the location of Swap files on macOS versions with System Integrity Protection (SIP). The simplest solution without tinkering with OS internals seems to be running the below shell command after boot:

sysctl vm.swapfileprefix=/Volumes/Swap/s

(here /Volumes/Swap is the new swap directory)

But unless SIP is disabled this command can’t be executed. There should be a way to configure this on startup as I can’t keep SIP disabled just to execute this command. Does setting this in /etc/sysctl.conf work on macOS? Has anyone of you tried this? This solution is suggested in this post from 2015 for older versions of macOS when SIP didn’t exist.

How can I move virtual memory swap files to a different drive or partition?

Open to any other alternative solutions. Sorry for cross posting but I didn’t get any constructive replies on Apple forum.

macos – Weird folder setup in Big Sur compared to Mojave. Lots of questions

macos – Weird folder setup in Big Sur compared to Mojave. Lots of questions – Ask Different

mojave – TextEdit can’t save RTF documents on 10.14.6: “The plug-in returned an error”

I wrote an RTF document in TextEdit and I get errors when I try to save.

the error, covering some js code I wrote, formatted via rtf

In fact, I can’t use TextEdit to save in any other format but TXT, all return the same, vague error. I think I pinpointed it to a broken alias in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks named PDFKit.framework. It doesn’t show the intended path, so I assume it must’ve been corrupted somehow. Am I right to assume this? Is there a way to fix it? Tried googling to no avail.

macos – “/etc/sudoers is world writable” on Mac OS Mojave

I have gone through a lot of google results. Let me explain what I have tried first. I am currently working on a corporate laptop. Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6.

Error that I get:

sudo: /etc/sudoers is world writable
sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting
sudo: unable to initialize policy plugin

ls -le /etc

-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel            179 Aug 18  2018 shells
drwxrwxrwx   4 root      wheel            128 Aug 18  2018 snmp
drwxrwxrwx   5 root      wheel            160 Nov 11  2019 ssh
drwxrwxrwx   6 root      wheel            192 Nov 11  2019 ssl
-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel            257 Aug 18  2018 sudo_lecture
-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel           1630 Mar 11 11:51 sudoers
drwxrwxrwx   2 root      wheel             64 Aug 18  2018 sudoers.d
drwxrwxrwx   4 root      admin            128 Dec 25  2018 symantec
-rw-rw-rw-@  1 01244861  wheel             47 Feb  2 18:13 sysctl.conf
-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel             96 Aug 21  2018 syslog.conf
-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel           1316 Aug 18  2018 ttys
drwxrwxrwx   6 root      wheel            192 Aug 18  2018 wfs
-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel              0 Aug 18  2018 xtab
-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel            126 Aug 18  2018 zprofile
-rwxrwxrwx   1 root      wheel            207 Aug 18  2018 zshrc

I have changed permission using chmod 440 /etc/sudoers and chmod 777 /etc/sudoers and also using info and manually updating from the file properties.

Mac file info

I am using iTerm2 as my terminal.

echo $PATH


echo $SHELL


My user permissions:
User permissions

Is there anything else that I can do to fix this?

Can you downgrade a 2021 iMac to Mojave?

We work on an older SAN that will not run on OS beyond Mojave. And yes, if money was no option and I could replace 400TB with a more modern system I absolutely would. However, it is what it is and I would like to get the best system I can for our current environment.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

running Numbers on Mojave – Ask Different

Several months ago I updated the OS of my MBP (early 2015) from Yosemite to Mojave 10.14.6. Numbers does not work any more. Tried to reinstall it from the App store but they say I need OS 10.15. In some post here it is suggested updating from the “purchased” section of the App store. But Numbers does not show up there (Pages and Keynote do show up though).

Any suggestion (other then upgrading OS)?

macos – Cannot hide Debug menu in Safari 14.0.3 on Mojave 10.14.6

With Terminal granted full disk access, the command

defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu 0

No longer works to hide the Debug (NOT the Develop) Menu.

I have also tried

defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu -int 0

But that doesn’t work either.

preferences – Always use dark mode, on Mojave

I have chosen Dark mode, under System Preferences > General > Appearance. Yet, it seems whenever starting up the computer, it switches back to Light.

I am guessing there is some “switch theme based on time of day” setting but I can’t find it.

How can I have Dark mode permanently? Is there a workaround at least?

(To be really clear, the options are just Light and Dark, there is no Auto)

Mojave 10.14.2, mid 2014 MacBook Pro

mojave – Startup failure, tried to reinstall OSX but disk has no free space/unmounted?

My MBP 15 was frozen so I turned it off via the power button. It now fails to boot and loads OS Recovery straight away.

When I try reinstalling my OSX (Mojave), everything looks fine until I have to select a disk to “unlock”. I only have Macintosh HD, so I selected it. However, when I press the “unlock” button nothing happens. The back button works, so I’m not sure what’s going on. What should I do next?

Other information that might be helpful:
-I’ve tried resetting the PVRAM, didn’t work
-when I go into disk utilities, Macintosh HD is “unmounted”, and when I press “mount”, nothing happens
-it says there’s 0 free space on my Macintosh HD drive, but usually there’s 5-15gb free after boot up. Is there a chance when I turned it off none of the caches cleared like normally, making the drive inoperable? And if so, what should I do?

Thank you!

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