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Mac Printer Hold For Authentication High Sierra

05.08.2020
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Recently my sister asked me to reinstall the macOS High Sierra on her iMac because it stopped working correctly. I thought that it would be easy to do but I was mistaken. I successfully installed the macOS Mountain Lion (when using the NetBoot it automatically selects the version of macOS with which the iMac was shipped with). But then I was facing multiple issues trying to update macOS from Mountain Lion to High Sierra via the Mac App Store.

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After downloading a copy of macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store, I started installing the update. The Mac rebooted, and it seemed that everything was going well, but it was not. The progress bar did not move at all, or moved very slowly. I waited a few hours…

I began to figure out what was going on and found out the following. Attempting to download macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store I found that a small 19 MB version of the “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file downloads to the “Applications” folder, rather than the complete 5.2 GB installer file. That’s the problem.

The tiny 19 MB incomplete installer requires an internet connection during usage to download the rest of the High Sierra update files. Additionally, it does not allow me to create a macOS High Sierra USB installer drive for use on multiple computers.

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I’ve found a new workaround, and in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to download the complete “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file from Apple server using the “macOS High Sierra Patcher” app instead of via the Mac App Store.

About the app

In this workaround, we’re going to use the macOS High Sierra Patcher app from the dosdude1.com. This app is intended for those with unsupported Macs and Hackintosh users, but any Mac user can use the app to be able to download the complete macOS Mojave installer file from Apple server. For our purposes in this particular walkthrough, we will use the app only to download the complete installer file.

Note! This method relies on a third party app from an unverified third party source. If you are not comfortable with using unvetted and unverified software, do not follow this process.

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Let’s begin

Downloading the complete “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file from Apple server using the “macOS High Sierra Patcher” app is a really easy process. Now, step by step guide.

Go to the official website of the “macOS High Sierra Patcher” app here and download the app.

Launch the “macOS High Sierra Patcher” app.

Note! By default, macOS preventing apps from unidentified developers or sources from being launched. So you most likely will get an alert message that says: “macOS High Sierra Patcher.app can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”. To allow just one specific app to run do the following:

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  1. Hold down the Control key and click the app icon. From the contextual menu choose Open.
  2. A popup will appear asking you to confirm this action. Click the Open button.

Ignore everything about patching, instead pull down the “Tools” menu and choose “Download macOS High Sierra…”.

Confirm that you want to download the “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file, and then point it to a location to save on the hard drive.

Close the “macOS High Sierra Patcher” app when the download is complete and locate the “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file you downloaded.

Conclusion

That’s it, you’re done. Now you have the complete “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file downloaded. So simple isn’t it?

You can confirm that you have the complete “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file by getting info on the file. For this simply select the file and click the Spacebar key (or right-click on the file and choose “Get Info”). The complete installer should be around 5.2 GB rather than the tiny 19 MB incomplete installer that requires additional downloads.

Note! Remember, the “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file deletes itself automatically after macOS High Sierra has successfully installed. Slate digital auto tune. Therefore, you may want to make a backup by having previously copied it to external storage.

Let me know in the comments section if you know another way to download the complete “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file rather than the tiny incomplete installer.

I hope this article has helped you learn how to downloaded the complete “Install macOS High Sierra.app” file from Apple server. If this article helped you then please leave a comment

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We've all run into a printing problem at one time or another. Sometimes a document gets stuck in the queue and won't print, or your Mac can't find your printer on your network.

Usually one of these steps will get things running smoothly again:

  • Make sure the printer is properly connected either directly to the Mac or to the same network the Mac is using
  • Update the printer driver software
  • Delete and re-add the printer using the Printers & Scanners preference pane
  • Restart the wifi router and/or printer

But occasionally, these simple fixes are not enough. That's when you have to bring out the heavy-duty tools.

There's a hidden command in macOS that will reset the Mac's printing system. Using it will clear out your list of devices that can print, scan, or fax from the Printers & Scanners preference pane and also do a bunch of behind-the-scenes housekeeping, the details of which you don't really need to worry about.

Because it should be used as a last resort, you won't find the command to reset the printing system in any of the Mac's standard menus, which makes it harder to invoke accidentally. But it's simple to do if you know how.

How to reset the printing system on your Mac

  1. Click on the Apple menu icon.
  2. Click on System Preferences.

  3. Click Printers & Scanners.
  4. Right or control-click in the list of devices on the left side of the window.
  5. Click on Reset printing system...

  6. Click Reset when prompted to confirm that you want to reset your entire printing system.
  7. Enter the password for your administrative account if prompted.
  8. Click OK.

    When the reset process is complete, the list of printers and scanners will be empty. You'll then want to re-add your printer.

  9. Click the add button (it looks like a plus symbol).

  10. If the list of options appears, click on your printer to automatically add it to your system.

  11. If a window pops up instead, select your printer from the list of available options.
  12. Click on Add.

The Mac will create your printer and add it to your list.

And now you have a fresh new printer, ready to expend countless dollars of ink on your behalf.

Any questions?

Do you have any printing problems that none of these steps can solve? Let us know in the comments and we'll try to help you out.

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