OS X :: AFP And SMB Shares Messed Up - How To Fix

Nov 18, 2010

The AFP and SMB shares provided by my machine (OSX 10.6.5) seem to be messed up. Specifically:
1) There are shares which are visible from other machines which do not exist in System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing
2) There are share listed in System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing which cannot be deleted
How can this be cleaned up? What drives the set of shares? /var/db/samba/smb.shares is clearly a generated file. What generates it?


OS X :: Any Way To Hide PC Network Shares?

May 16, 2008

So I see all these weird PCs in my Finder, and I wish to not see them at all. I only want to see the Macs. Is there a way to hide PC network shares?

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OS X :: After 10.5.8 Shares Open Up On Login

Aug 6, 2009

I have a number of shares on my NAS that I have linked in my login items, and when I log into OSX I get these on my desktop. The "server" is "afp://NASNAME(AFP)._afpovertcp._tcp.local/SHARENAME". This has worked great for ages, and all that happened when I logged into OSX was that these shares got an icon on the desktop. However, since the "upgrade" to 10.5.8, these shares open up when I log in. This is so irritating; I do not want these shares to open up, just to have an icon on the desktop. What "feature" did Apple screw around with, and what can I do to get back to status quo?

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OS X :: Why Mac Is So Slow To Browse Network Shares

Nov 17, 2009

So on my Mac Pro, when I get into my NAS (linux based), the files take like 3 seconds to actually appear in the window after I click on the share. On my Windows 7 machine, that is next to the mac, on the same switch, takes not even a second, it's instant. I have always had an issue that the Mac is slow when browsing network shares. Even if it's another Mac.

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OS X :: Two Shares Of Same Computer On Network Shown Up?

Nov 30, 2009

I've had this problem going on two months now, so I would not recall what program could be causing it. A cloned share, "eve-2" (the name of my iMac is "Eve") shows up across the network as a PC share. OS is Snow Leopard, fully updated. Model iMac8,1. Screens of finder and running processes attached if it helps.

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OS X :: Unable To Access Shares On Windows 7 PC

Feb 16, 2010

Basically, I'm trying to get all of the files off a hfs partition on an external harddrive so that I can reformat the drive. The problem is that my Windows machine is the only one with enough space to do this, and, of course, Windows cannot see the hfs partition, and I can't remove it. So I've been trying to copy the files from my Macbook Pro across the network. Unfortunately, this is the part that has proven difficult. My Windows machine does not show up in the list of shares in Finder, so I need to use Go > Connect to Server. While this works initially after first booting up.

It seems to disconnect after a few minutes and all attempts to reconnect just display a connecting box for a short while, and then an error message; "Connection Failed. There was an error connecting to the server. Check the server name or IP address and try again." I can ping my Windows machine, so there is nothing wrong with the IP, or the connection on a basic level, but for some reason I cannot connect. I've tried disabling Firewalls on both machines, and that hasn't helped. One thing I did notice is that the connection seems to remain stable as long as I do not access the network on my Windows machine. For instance, earlier this evening it disconnected as soon as I tried to use the internet.

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Applications :: Looking For Stocks And Shares Tracking Software?

Jul 9, 2008

I've (very) recently become interested in buying shares on the stock markets. I would like some software (can be web based) for tracking trends, making predictions, possibly buying through the software. I'd prefer Mac Compatible software but if there is good windows software I'd like to hear about that too. What do the 'professionals' use? Is that either very expensive or bespoke?

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OS X :: Connecting Over VPN To Samba Shares Local Domain

Nov 14, 2008

I'm using Viscosity to connect to our VPN at work. I'm able to establish a connection just fine, but I have a few issues. It appears to be assigning me a local IP address; however, I'm unable to ping the gateway. I'm also unable to ping the local Samba domain.

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OS X :: Dropping Mounted Shares - Server Unavailable

Apr 13, 2009

On my MacBook Pro I have set up a bunch of shares to mount upon login. They then are presented by icons on the desktop, all using server "afp://BMK-rnp (AFP)._afpovertco._tcp.local/SHARE NAME". The shares are hosted on my Infrant/NetGear ReadyNAS Pro, which uses the AFP protocol, and advertises the AFP service over Bonjour. However, when I have had the MBP sleeping for a few hours, not just a few minutes, and I open it back up, it has lost the connection to the shares. I get a message that the server is unavailable, and that the shares are disconnected. I can't do anything about it, except disconnect the shares in the pop-up, open up finder, and click on the "BMK-rnp (AFP)" icon under shared, and then reconnect to the shares. Is there a way, using std. OSX tools, to "re-connect" to the shares? I have tried a small utility - "Bounjour Mounter" - but I never got it working right.

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OS X :: Write A Script To Reconnect Shares Automatically?

Apr 14, 2009

I've got a mac mini under my TV that I use as a media centre, however, all of the video content is stored on my Mac Pro. All of the video is accessed by two standard shared folders.However, everytime I restart my Mac Pro the shares obviously stop working. I'd like a way to automatically keep these shares alive. I think I'd need something that does the following and would be in a script of sorts (terminal script I guess):On bootup of OS X on the Mac Pro do the following:

1. Connect to the mac mini (maybe via ssh)
2. Close all existing shares on the mac mini
3. Initialise shares on the mac mini

On a different note, any idea how to execute a terminal script in the background at a set time every day? I've got a few lines of code that sync up my iPhoto and iTunes library across my machines and I'd like to schedule it to run at a certain time.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Windows Shares Not Showing Up?

Sep 2, 2009

Wanted to see if anyone else might be having this problem:Since the upgrade, my windows shared computers have disappeared in Finder. Only the macs show up now. This is only on my home network.At the office, I can see the windows machines on my MBP, but not at home.

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OS X :: Finder Internal Network Connectivity With SMB Shares?

Mar 26, 2010

I've been having some very odd internal network connectivity issues the last few weeks.First, here's what I'm working with:-1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini running Snow Leopard 10.6.2File server running Windows Server 2008 64bit-Two SMB shares I access from the file server for archive storage and backup purposes from the Mini-All networked together into a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT v24-sp1

So here's the deal. I can start up the Mini from a fresh boot and access my SMB file shares with no problems at all. The file server is pingable, and I can RDP into it with Remote Desktop. But put the computer to sleep? One third of it breaks--the SMB shares become inaccessible until after a reboot, BUT I can still ping the file server AND I can still RDP into it without any issues. It's for this reason I think it's a Finder-specific issues. It seems to "forget" my SMB shares after putting the computer to sleep, then can't "find" them again.

FWIW, I thought it might be a name resolution issues, so I tried all this using the straight-up IP address but nothing changed. The SMB shares aren't accessible, but I can still ping and RDP into the file server without issue.It's getting very frustrating rebooting my Mac virtually every time I need to access my file archive. It's also makes a consistent backup plan difficult, if not impossible. Oh, and one more data point. I've got a work laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. When the Mac has issues accessing the SMB shares, I can access the file shares just fine (both by hostname and IP address) on the Windows 7 machine.I'm quite at a loss here. I'm contemplating a fresh install here, but not really confident it would make a difference.

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OS X :: Keeping Windows Shares On Desktop Even After Reboot?

Apr 8, 2010

I got a windows server with many smb shares and I would like them to stay on the macs desktop even after a reboot or after loosing connection. How do I do this? I got snow leopard.

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Connect To Windows SMB Shares After Sleep

Apr 9, 2010

After my MBP has hibernated, I cannot connect to my SMB shares on my Win7 media center. I can relaunch finder, turn airport on and off, etc, but it will not connect to the server until after I restart the computer. It sees the Win7 box in Finder and lists it under "Shared," but even though I have a button for "Connect As," pressing it does no good. Finder just says "Connecting" and will never get any farther.

If I use the "connect to server" dialogue in finder rather than the shared list in the sidebar, the effect is the same, it come up with a "connecting" message that never succeeds and I cannot close.

The computer is a late 2007 MBP running 10.6. Its connecting wirelessly to an Airport Extreme, and the Win7 box has a wired connection to the Airport Extreme. Since it will reconnect just fine after a reboot, I'm certain the problem is with the MBP, and not the server or the router.

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OS X :: Long Time Accessing Active DIrectory Shares From OSX

Jun 17, 2010

I have several 1-2yr old MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard and up-to-date patches etc. They are on the same network as a Windows Active Directory Domain, managed by Small Business Server 2003. There are approx 50 PC clients and these two macs.

The macs are not 'joined' to the domain and simply exist as nodes on the subnet. They get their IP from the domain controller and their DNS points to the DNS server/Domain Controller. The users have AD credentials that they use to connect to and use domain shared drives and resources. There is no problem getting list of computers however...

I am experiencing LONG delays (10-30 seconds) when trying to browse active directory shared resources.

If the user clicks on a domain PC that has shared resources, the list of resources take forever to appear. Once it does appear, access to the resources is fast. If another program is opened and the user browses the network for resources, despite the fact that they already have a connection to the domain resource, there is another LONG delay before the resources are displayed again.

The problem is not wrong credentials as they are not being challenged to re-authenticate... it just seems to hang until something times out and then it tries whatever method ultimately gets the mac to talk to the NTFS domain shares.

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Applications :: Any Way To Easily Browse Windows / Samba Shares?

Oct 11, 2010

Anyone know if there is an application that can easily browse windows/samba shares? Finder works okay, but I find it annoying that I have to mount everything in order to get to it. One thing I miss in Windows is being able to type / hostname somewhere and getting to the share. Now I have to open finder, open the network dialog box, type in the hostname and wait for it to connect. It'd be great if there was another application that would allow me to quickly browse to all these shares.

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Applications :: Looking For Program For Stock (Shares Info) Monitoring?

Mar 9, 2008

I'm looking for a program that will allow me to input the number of shares of various stocks I own, and at what price I bought them, and have it show me the current stock quote as well as the current value of my holdings. Anyone know of a program like that? Something that went on the dashboard would be perfect.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard With Time Machine - SMB Shares Not Working

Aug 28, 2009

On 10.5 I used to have time machine backing up to a remote smb share using the time machine hacks to create a sparsebundle image on the smb share. No longer working with 10.6 - always get an error. Why apple couldn't make time machine get along with smb shares natively out of the box is simply beyond me.

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OS X :: SMB Shares In Snow Leopard - Automatically Load At Startup

Sep 14, 2009

I am running Snow Leopard on a new Power Mac which is part of a windows network. On the Windows server, there are a couple of shares that I would like the mac to use. I can manually connect to them and browse ok, but what I would really like to do is have them automatically load on startup and display on the desktop. I have tried connecting to the them and then dragging them into the login items, but on restart, they don't appear on the desktop.

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Mac Pro :: How To Re-size A Partition That Shares A Drive With System 'disk'

Mar 25, 2012

Some time ago, I partitioned my Bay 1 drive (640GB) to two partitions, of equal size. Now, I find that on the system 'disk' partition, there is a lot of space I don't really need, and could use in the other partition. I find that I can shrink the system partition, but can't expand the second partition to use the extra space.

Mac Pro Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.7), MacBook Pro 13", iPad,iPhone 4S

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Connect To Windows Home Server 2011 Shares

Feb 3, 2012

I am having difficulties connecting from iMac to Windows Home Server 2011 shares.First of all it takes so long time to discover the share in iMac, which it's called "mediaserver". After finding it I cannot connect and gives "Connection Failed: message. If I choose "Connect As.." option I wait some time and then pops out with an error:

"There was a problem connecting to the server "mediaserver". The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again."

If I try from Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server ... write in Server Address : smb://mediaserver it fails. But if I write the IP address, like: smb:// it works after couple of tries. If I try now to Make an Alias for the share I get "The operation can't be completed. An unexpected error occurred (error code -8060)."I have updated to Mac OS X version 10.7.3.

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: AD Accounts Can No Longer Connect To AFP File Shares

Feb 22, 2012

I am running into an issue where AD users can no longer connect to AFP file shares. If you attempt to authenticate with one of our Lion server's local accounts, you connect without any issues, but if you put network credentials in then you get the window shake denial. This issue just came up this morning. I attempted unbinding and rebinding the machine, updating from 10.7.2 to 10.7.3, removing and re-adding share point permissions, turning file sharing off then on, and still no network account authentication. 

how to get network credential authentication to AFP filesharing working again?

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Server

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OS X :: Office 2008 Unable To Save To Windows Shares On Snow Leopard

Nov 24, 2009

Word 2008, Excel 2008, and Powerpoint 2008 are unable to save to windows shares when saving a file in compatiblity mode such as a .doc file. It saves fine saving the files in the new xml format such as a .docx file. I have double checked the share permissions and they are fine since I can save in the new document format and in other applications such as dragging and dropping files in finder. The error message I get when trying to save to a windows share from Word is as follows....

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OS X :: Weird Options In 10.6.4 - Disappearing Network Shares And Adobe Acrobat Crashes?

Aug 25, 2010

I was working on a clients machine yesterday and he has OS X 10.6.4. For some odd reason the network shares just randomly disappear, also Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 (and Reader) crash whenever I attempted to open them.

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OS X :: Dock Messed UP - Fix?

Dec 28, 2010

I tried a few terminal commands I searched online and one of it screw up my dock. How do I fix it? I need the dock to be in the middle again.

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OS X :: Messed Up Fonts - Fix?

Apr 10, 2006

Any clue how to fix this? I've tried cleaning up the font cache but with no help / Irritating as hell too. I can read it. but man! it hurts. edit: notice how it only applies for some sites. Google being the most used of mine.

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OS X :: Top Set Of Keys Got Messed Up

May 10, 2009

I feel kind of stupid for not being able to figure this out but I figured someone else has maybe had this issue and knows how to fix it. My BF was messing around on my computer yesterday and somehow the top set of keys on my Apple wireless keyboard got all messed up. None of them are doing what they are supposed to do. Volume, brightness, escape, eject, etc. Nothing works. When I press the F12 button I'm getting my dashboard instead the volume going up. I tried restoring everything to default but nothing seems to be working.

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OS X :: 10.5 Install Messed Up PowerBook G4

Feb 21, 2009

So I recently upgraded my PBG4 1Ghz TiBook from 10.3 to 10.5, and I've had a bunch of problems crop up.

1. Network issues. As part of the upgrade, my Airport Extreme and Airport Express were updated too. Now Airport Utility doesn't see my AEBS or my AEX half the time (or will see one but not the other) unless I plug in using the ethernet port. Also, signal strength seems to have degraded considerably. I'm typing this with about 6 feet between my computer and my base station, and I only have three of four bars. At my couch, I used to receive four bars, but now only two. Previously, I was able to roam my house without dropping below the full four in any location.

2. Embedded videos. Gone. Can no longer see video streams on news sites, youtube videos embedded in web pages, and the like.

3. iPhoto. Dead. Do I need to purchase iLife separately? I thought this was included with previous versions of OS X?

4. Laptop speakers. Dead. iTunes plays music, but only the occasional crackle emerges from the speakers.

5. Time Machine. Doesn't work with my external HD.

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OS X :: Text Messed Up On MacBook Pro

Feb 25, 2009

Last night I re installed Leopard (archive and install) in order that I could partition my disk and run boot camp. Everything seemed to work well but now a lot of my text and the names of documents have letters that appear jumbled and out of order. For example spotlight doesn't work as you cant read any of the options and the menu bar is hard to decipher as well. I have attached a few pictures of the problem.

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OS X :: My Functions Keys Are All Messed Up?

Apr 26, 2009

I was very 'cleverly' trying out all the function keys as I had read that one of them was supposed to be a desktop shortcut i.e when its pressed you see the desktop immediately!

Somehow all the keys have now all messed up - i.e the volume keys no longer work and instead they produce the dashboard key etc - all very weird for me!

I've read a similar post by a user who had the same issue last year and have tried to use the reply that was given to him - but its not worked i.e

System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard > Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.... (that's checked!)

I don't know what else to try - why isn't the RESTORE TO FACTORY DEFAULT working!

I know i managed to get the right click mouse button option working for my macbook yesterday (and the F keys seemed to have stopped working since then).

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OS X :: Internet Browsers All Messed Up

Aug 6, 2009

For the past week or two my internet browsers (safari and firefox) have been acting very strange. They are both constantly freezing (spinning wheel), which I can live with, but the worst part is that they both seem to be losing their internet connection all the time. I don't use safari a lot, but I use firefox every day. If I completely close the program (so, Quit Firefox) and then open it again it works fine for a couple of pages but then it starts just loading forever without something actually happening. If I close it, again it's fine for a couple of pages. This all started happening after I downloaded Hotspot Shield and Freedur, both of which I uninstalled within an hour of installing. I can't find any residuals of these program. In Firefox my search history has also been almost completely deleted and for some reason the suggestions in Google and Youtube have been turned off. I don't have any extra add-ons or plug-ins.

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OS X :: System Messed Up Fonts

Sep 27, 2009

I installed a load of new fonts, but unfortunately a lot of them were corrupt, so I had loads of crashes and hangs.I used Font Book to validate all my fonts, but when I clicked the remove button FB always crashed (due to a corrupt font, no doubt...).I tried FontDoctor, which claimed to have sorted out all my problems, but although things had improved FB still reported over 2,000 minor errors.

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OS X :: YouTube On Safari Messed Up

Nov 25, 2009

It only looks like this in safari, firefox is fine.

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MacBook Pro :: Screen Goes All Pixelated And Messed Up?

Sep 3, 2010

I have been having problems with my Macbook pro(5 months old) screen lately. The screen goes all pixelated and messed up, please see pictures. I don't know what is wrong and surely this can't be lag as my laptop is a pretty good model and from the most recent update.It does this randomly ever now and again but it is very concerning to me. Should i consider asking for a new mac/refund.....

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Applications :: How To Restore Programs That Messed Up

Dec 14, 2010

My toast app wont accept any avi. flies and itunes wont open in the other account i have and iphoto wont open either. How do i restore all my apps to the way they used to be. Oh yeah i'm using the demo if it makes a difference.

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Applications :: IMovie All Messed Up - Won't Play

Jan 8, 2011

all of the sudden after restarting my computer it wont work. I can't play the project i was working on, and i cant get the little red bar to move across my project. I have to like, visit my project library and then go back to my project to get the red bar to move, but then when i try to play it, it wont play. One time after clicking around a lot i got it to play, but only the sound played and none of the video previewed.

NOW when I go and do things to get it to play, instead of playing my song that I put to go along with the movie, it plays random songs from my itunes or random songs from the videos i used to make my video. So what the hell is going on here? Edit;; I just remembered- I was working on it fine last night at around 11, but then I went out with friends and left my laptop open. I came back and my computer was logged out, and some bogus amount of *****'s were typed in to the login like someone was trying to get in it (I've got a roommate, i'm in college) also, my laptop was shut, when i remember leaving it open on my bed.
So did someone like, get on and totally **** up my program? is that even possible?

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Hardware :: Messed Up Function Key Mappings

Aug 15, 2008

I managed to somehow screw up my function key mappings, and can't figure out how to get things back to "default".

I use the following function keys daily:
F1/F2: brightness
F3: expose
F10: mute
F11: vol down
F12: vol up

I somehow hit a key combination that threw everything out of wack. All of my functions have now shifted all over the place (ie: expose is no longer F3, it's now F9). I went into system preferences, and was able to re-map expose...but that's it. I can't figure out how to map the audio functions (mute and volume) and brightness control back to their original mappings.

I tried clicking on "Restore Defaults" within the Keyboard Shortcuts window...but it didn't work. Also, I now have an ugly black box around the item I've selected on my desktop. For example, if I click on my hard drive on the desktop...it'll put a big black box around it. If I click (or move my arrow key) on the next item...the black box is then moved there...indicating it's selected. How do I get rid of this ugly box?

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OS X :: Spotlight Messed Up - Cannot Do Math Calculations

Dec 7, 2008

I recently noticed I can't do math calculations anymore and Spotlight has trouble finding files that it used to find in seconds. And I've already verified permissions.

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OS X :: System Clock Messed Up/shuts Down On Its Own?

Feb 25, 2009

I have a 3 year old Powerbook G4. I just recently replaced the battery (with an Apple one).

Starting last week I keep getting the "the system clock is set before March 21, 2001" message every time I start the computer up.

I am also having a problem where...when I close my computer (still on) it'll shut down completely (after a bit of time). If the computer is open and the battery runs out, it'll also shut down.

What's going on?

Is this all related to the PRAM?

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Options Are Still Messed Up?

Mar 21, 2009

I was going to install Windows using bootcamp, but stopped before I finished. Now when I turn my macbook on, I have to hold the option key down and select Macintosh HD or nothing happens. I have used the Bootcamp Utility to partition my hdd back to one, but the boot options are still messed up. How do I fix this to automatically boot into OSX?

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