However, you must need an intelligent app uninstaller. To do so, switch off your Mac by holding the Power button until it shuts down. If she's not typing away at her keyboard, you can probably find her at Disneyland or watching Star Wars or both. How do you do this? Let us know in the comments below. After erasing the volume, all data on the volume will be deleted.
This not just disconnects the device, but removes it entirely from the list until you pair it back. These posts will be deleted. For a list of subjects inappropriate for , see Guideline 2 above. For our purposes in this particular walkthrough, we will use the app only to download the complete installer file. Make your selection, and click Continue. We suggest doing this even if your clean install target is a non-startup drive.
Click App Store from the System Preferences menu. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. No rank is an indication that the person is always, or even mostly, correct. Let the installation process to complete and your Mac will reboot. Step 3: Erase the non-startup drive If your Mac's non-starup drive contains other Mac operating systems, you need to format the drive with Disk Utility. The Mac rebooted, and it seemed that everything was going well, but it was not.
Use an app like to remove all system junk, large hidden files, and old apps' leftovers. The built-in Storage Management application should allow you to find the item in the Applications panel and you can delete it from there. Online backup is very popular these days, as it offers an inexpensive way to secure your data. It appeared again within a few days I did not remember about the App Store pref settings at that time again, without the user doing anything in the App Store again, that user does not use the App Store for any reason Your opinion seems convincing enough, but I have a business iMac that needs to stay on Sierra for the present. Depending on the choice you make here, you'll have slightly different install options going forward. It will be saved to your Applications folder.
Make your selection and click the Continue button. You can choose either iCloud or any external storage device with enough space. Delete this file, reboot your Mac and retry the download process. For all laptop Macs like MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Air, simply turn it off and then on again, while holding Shift + Control + Option and the Power button for 10 seconds. It is granted solely at the moderator's discretion. If your Mac goes all the way and becomes completely unresponsive or even needs rebooting, follow the instruction in our guide on how to.
Follow the instruction showing in the next window, you can get a clean High Sierra. For 12-24 hours your Mac could experience these trouble and they are still within the range of normal behavior. The install itself took a loooong time. You can also read our to learn more about the features and read our to prep your Mac. How to keep your Mac Always clean? Be polite and kind at all times.
The reason is pretty straight forward: by formatting your Mac drive you will eliminate all the issues accumulated over time and have a clean slate to start again. Did you type sudo rm -r and then drag and drop the installer from the Trash window into the Terminal window to create the path? Each user account contains your Desktop files, documents, downloads, videos, music, and pictures. Check out How to clean up your Mac for a detailed and easy way to perform a thorough cleaning. Readers attempting to help you deserve thank-you's and upvotes! The last issue is a grey screen or a blue screen that signal something going pretty wrong with the whole Mac-to-display connection. You can decide which way to clean these files; either by sending them to trash or deleting them permanently. Run Time Machine or your if you have one. I am not planning to upgrade to High Sierra any time soon.
By opting for a clean install, you will regain valuable disk space and get rid of the useless files and junk apps that were causing a slow Mac. Find the Bluetooth icon in the upper right corner and open its preferences. By using one of these apps, you should be able to tell if your Mac is having wifi problems. I have 4 Macs in my home. So far, you've decided on the clean install method to use, erased the target drive, and started the installer. After several reboots, I went into the disk utility clicked on the error box to get the menu up.
But -- trying to get it from Apple might be a pain, or simply impossible. Look out of the window or something. Do it now, before you do anything else. My installation finally completed about 3 hours after I started the process. People come here for help, so please don't shove them right back out the door.