Solution when File Sharing doesn’t work after Security Update

File sharing

Earlier this week, a bug in macOS High Sierra was discovered that made it possible to use the root user without a password. That could be dangerous in combination with malware.

Thankfully, Apple is resolving this bug within 24 hours with a security update. Only this has created a new problem that affects a select number of users. If you use file sharing within your own network, this may stop working. You can easily solve this problem with a Terminal command.

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Stop the power button from putting your Mac in stand-by (sleep) mode

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Since OS X 10.9 mavericks, the behavior of the power button has been changed. When you press the power button for about 2 seconds, it will put macOS (OS X) in stand-by (sleep) mode.

With the following command you can use the power button function as in previous versions of OS X. By showing a dialog box for turning off the Mac and more.

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Reset OS X/macOS Dock to default settings

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There is a Terminal command that you can use to quickly make your dock look like new again. Do you experience problems with the Dock on your Mac? The best you can do is to reset it to default settings.

The following Terminal command will reset your dock by removing any icons that you’ve added and removed. It’ll also reset the size of the dock, magnification settings, and its location.

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