What is a .webarchive file and how do you open it?

The .webarchive file type used to save and view entire websites using Safari.

The file is similar to an Internet Explorer.mht file, where a single file is used to save a web page that consists of several files – html content, images, css style sheets, javascript files etc.

These files are typically created where a web page needs to saved and shared with others.

To open a .webarchive you will need to have Safari installed.

Safari for PC can be found on the Apple website, but note that it is an old version of Safari and Apple no longer provide updates.

Download Safari 5.1.7 for PC here: www.support.apple.com/kb/dl1531

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[SOLVED] MAC OS – Unable to log on – DS Error: -14987 (eUndfinedError )

Problem:

When using the Directory Services Command Line MAC OS tool you receive the following error message

ls: DS error: eUndefinedError

<dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14987 (eUndfinedError )

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Solution:

This issue is usually caused by discrepancies between the time on the Active Directory Domain Controller servers and the MAC OS systems.

To resolve:

  1. Check the time is correct on all Domain Controllers
  2. Check the time is correct on the MAC OS system
  3. Attempt to rebind the MAC OS system to the Active Directory domain.

[SOLVED] MAC OS – Unable to add the domain (error type 14910)

Problem:

When attempting to authenticate (or log on) using a Active Directory domain account the authentication fails – the log on prompt shakes.

When attempting to bind (add) a MAC OS system to an Active Directory domain the bind fails and you get the following error message:

Unable to add the domain.

An unexpected error of type - 14910 (eServerError) occurred.

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Solution:

This issue is usually caused by discrepancies between the time on the Active Directory Domain Controller servers and the MAC OS systems.

To resolve:

  1. Check the time is correct on all Domain Controllers
  2. Check the time is correct on the MAC OS system
  3. Attempt to rebind the MAC OS system to the Active Directory domain.

[SOLVED] Mac OS – PDF files not displaying in Safari

Problem

When you go to view a PDF document using MAC OS and Safari the PDF is not displayed. Instead you get a blank white box where the PDF is meant to be.

Solution

You will need to delete the ‘AdobePDFViewer.plugin’ file. Once this is removed Safari will use the built in PDF viewer which seems to be more reliable.

  1. If Safari is currently open, quit the application
  2. Navigate to the LibraryInternet Plug-Ins folder
  3. Right click on the ‘AdobePDFViewer.plugin’ file and select ‘Move to Trash’

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MAC OS – Open Windows Network Share

 

Windows network shares can be browsed by following these steps-

  1. Select the Go menu and then click on Connect to Server
  2. Under ‘Server Address’ enter in the path as such smb://file/share

Please note :      \FILESHARE in Windows = smb://file/share in Mac OS

  1. To save the share for future use click on the Plus icon
  2. Click on the Connect button
  3. When prompted enter in the Username and Password to the account

MAC OS – adjust power settings

The following steps detail how to get the the ‘Energy Saver’ section of MAC OS.

From here you will be able to adjust when the computer, display and hard drive goes to sleep.

  1. Open System Preferences and then click the Energy Saver icon                         
  1. Adjust the settings are required
  1. Close the window to save the changes

MAC OS – Add volume icon to menu bar

The following steps can be used to add the volume icon to the top menu bar

 

  1. Open the apple menu, select System Preferences and then click the Sound icon    
  2. Place a tick next to the ‘Show Volume in menu bar’ option
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  4. Close the window to save the changes

MAC OS – Save files to a CD or DVD disc

The following process describes how to burn files to a CD or DVD using MAC OS 10.4 and above.

  1. On the desktop, right click in a blank area and select New Burn Folder
  2. Type a name for the Burn folder (this will become the name of the disc)
  3. Put the required files in the Burn folder by copying and pasting or drop and dragging.
  4. To find out how much space will be required to store the files in the Burn folder, click the Calculate Burn Folder Space button at the bottom of the Burn Folder window. If the disc size is more than 700 MB you will need a bank DVD disc.
  5. After you’re done adding files, click Burn  in the Burn Folder window
  6. When you’re prompted to do so, insert a blank recordable disc of the appropriate size.
  7. Choose a burn speed and then click Burn.

MAC OS – Open a file with a different program

Associate Files with Different Programs

  1. Browse to the file for which you want to change the program association.
  2. Right click on the file and select Get Info
  3. In the Info window click the arrow next to Open With to expand the file opening options.
  4. Click the menu under Open With and choose a different program.
  5. To change the program association for all files of a given type, click Change All